Beautiful family home in the west of Ireland.

Beautiful family home in the west of Ireland.

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

We live in a stylish and spacious three bedroom semi-detached house, surrounded by friendly, quiet neighbours in a small town near the border of County Galway and County Clare: a spectacular region in the West of Ireland.
Ground Floor: Comfortable Living Room with open fire, flat screen TV, SKY+, Playstation2 and large selection of DVD’s and CD’s. Also has a single sofa bed if needed.
Hall has a computer set up under the stairs with wireless broadband internet access. The family kitchen and dining room is a cook’s dream with top quality appliances (gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and the all important dishwasher!) The kitchen also includes a comfortable, spacious dining area and a well equipped art corner for children. The utility room has a washing machine, dryer and a second freezer. Downstairs bathroom.
Upstairs: Master bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom and large electric shower. 2nd Bedroom with bunk beds. 3rd Bedroom with raised single bunk style bed. 3rd Bathroom with bath/shower
Outside: Enclosed and child friendly back garden that includes, children’s outside play house, barbecue, table and chairs.
Our car can be made available as part of the exchange (Ford Focus).

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are a family of four, John (51), Tanya (43), Evan (14) and Hazel (11).
    John worked as a theatrical production manager for many years and currently works in community development, Tanya is a mother, artist and jewellery designer, our two children are mature for their years and very well behaved. We love to travel as a family and enjoy experiencing the way of life in other countries. This is our second exchange and having had such a good experience in 2011 we are excited at the prospect of sharing our comfortable family home with other people interested in exploring this wonderful region of Ireland.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

We live in the small town of Gort and within five minutes walk you will find restaurants, cafés, pubs, local shops and supermarkets to suit all tastes.1km away is Coole Park with its wonderful forest walks, tea room, picnic area and lake views. Gort is situated on the edge of the Burren National Park with its spectacular landscape, beautiful flora & fauna, megalithic tombs and monuments, many of which are older than Egypt's pyramids.
South Galway and County Clare is world famous for its scenery, including the Cliffs of Moher and Ailwee and Doolin Caves as well as one of Europe’s best surfing beaches at Lahinch. For children Bunratty Folk Village and Craggaunowen Bronze Age village are a real treat. There are many nearby fishing villages such as Kinvarra or Ballyvaughan or go slightly further afield and take a ferry trip from Doolin to the Aran Islands.
Once you have enjoyed a full day outside there is nothing better than a quality pint of Guinness and some live traditional music available in many of the local pubs.
Galway City is accessible by car (30 mins.), bus or train from Gort. Galway is young, cosmopolitan; and full of life, art, music, theatre, history and culture. Galway is of course the gateway to the extraordinary scenery and unique Irish culture of Connemara.
For those who don't mind driving slightly further, it is possible to visit virtually any part of Ireland using our home as a base. Dublin, Cork, Sligo, Kerry and Killarney are all within two to three hours drive from our front door.
Ireland is unique and wonderful; you can enjoy all of it’s charms from our home.

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