Lovely seaside home near Dublin

Lovely seaside home near Dublin

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is bright, homely and suitable for family living. We are living here for over 10 years. The hall is bright and spacious and to the left is a family room with a fireplace and a large bay window looking out to a green area where the children play in summer. Our kitchen is fully equipped and we have a large table for meals and homework! There is a utility room with laundry facilities. To the right of the entrance hall there is another room with T.V. and an X box. This room has a large sofabed and an ensuite shower room. We also have a sunroom/conservatory where we like to chill out in the summer months and read the newspapers or a good book.
Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms - one double room with ensuite bathroom and a walk in wardrobe; the other 2 bedrooms have built in wardrobes and the front bedrooms have sea and harbour views. We have a garden to the front and the back of the house with seating and a barbecue.
our neighbours are friendly and would be on hand to offer advice for trips etc.

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Who we are

  1. We are a couple with 3 children aged 24, 21 and 15. Our eldest son is living in Toronto since June 2009 and we have visited him at Easter and we love Toronto. I am a Secondary School teacher of French and my husband is an engineer. We love spending our holidays in France and now we have a reason to visit elsewhere! We have a dog and she is over 10 years old and she is quiet and shy with non family members. She is not used to being in the house - in the summer she relaxes in the garden. We can arrange someone to mind her if desired. We like to walk around Skerries go for a coffee, go to the local theatre to see a play, listen to music in the Mills coffee shop on a Sunday and sometimes take the train to Dublin to meet friends or to see a show or to do some shopping!
    We love to go to the Harbour to eat and chat. We like to walk along the beach and dip our toes in the water!
    You can have an active holiday with walks and cycling routes or you can relax and stroll around the harbour and the small streets of Skerries,look at the shops ,have a coffee or decide to go to one of the local pubs to listen to traditional music.You can decide to explore Ireland further from Skerries as there are train links and a good road network.

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The area is beside the sea and a 5 minute walk to the harbour - with fishing boats, restaurants, a playground, a cute ice-cream shop and a walk around the "head" with views of the lighthouse and the 3 islands around Skerries. There is a long sandy beach -great for walks and there is a lifeguard during the summer months so it is safe to swim. The population of Skerries is 12,000.
There are 2 working windmills and a pond ,a craft shop and coffee shop in a complex called "Skerries Mills." There are a wide variety of sports clubs - sailing, soccer, Gaelic football and hurling, rugby, tennis golf etc. There are lots of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Dublin is a 40 minute train journey from Skerries. There is also a regular bus service to Dublin.
There is a large park with a Castle and a playground, a rose garden and a walled vegetable garden which is called Ardgillan Castle and this is a 5 minute drive from our house. There are spectacular views from here to the Mourne Mountains made famous in a song sung by Don McLean!The song was originally written by Percy French and is called "The Mountains of Mourne"
Newgrange, a world heritage site is a half hour drive from Skerries. We love where we live with lots to do and see on our doorstep.
Galway in the west of Ireland is a 3 hour drive from Skerries.There is a motorway within easy access to Skerries so day trips or a week-end away are tempting options.
In nearby Swords town there is a large shopping centre and cinema complex.

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