Bright spacious family home in beautiful West Cork, Ireland

Bright spacious family home in beautiful West Cork, Ireland


Aug 2009

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Comfortable bright modern home designed and built in 2004. Ground floor: large open plan kitchen/living room (42" PlasmaTV/stereo/DVD/Bose iPod dock); seperate tv room/playroom (Apple iMac computer/wireless broadband/Nintendo Wii/TV/DVD/piano); laundry; pantry; shower-room with toilet; entrance hallway. Upstairs: Master bedroom, ensuite shower room with toilet, walk-in closet; Twin bedroom; Double bedroom; Main bathroom (large bath/separate shower enclosure/toilet). Features: house 210 m2, underfloor heating, power showers, open fireplace, large garden with sunken-seating area and built-in bbq, deck with uninterrupted countryside views and Mount Gabriel beyond, plenty of children's toys, games, DVDs, trampolene, table tennis. Top quality bed linen, fluffy white towels and quality crockery.


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  1. We are a family of four, Jonathan, Caragh, Luc (9) and Sean (6). Jonathan is a Graphic Designer and Caragh has taken time out from her career in Interior Design to raise our two boys. We have a very placid cat, Phoebe, who can come and go via electronic catflap, so she needs nothing more that feeding once a day. We love outdoor pursuits, including: sailing, skiing/snowboarding, biking, walking and camping. We also enjoy cinema, theatre, good food & wine. We are a conscientious, tidy family, and would treat your home with the respect we treat our own. We have completed two very successful house swaps this summer and have had very positive feed back from both families regarding our home and the area. We would be more than happy to provide references if required.

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Where is it?


Ballydehob is a well-loved village in West Cork - an area renowned for its artistic residents and food culture. Our home is located 1.5 miles outside the village - on a quiet country road. Enjoy farmer's markets, island-hopping, sea-kayaking, sea/river/lake-fishing, sailing and there are numerous coves and beaches nearby for safe bathing and camping. There are also many golf-courses in the area. Schull (4 miles) is a seaside village famed for it's sailing regatta and cosmopolitan inhabitants. There are many local summer festivals and events: Ballydehob Festival; Regattas in Schull, Baltimore, Crookhaven and Cape Clear Island; an International Jazz Festival. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants - our own village has an Italian pizzaria, Chinese, gourmet-Deli (great for lunch!) and of course 'Annies', where your order is taken with pre-dinner drinks in an authentic country pub across the street.! For the kids there are various sailing schools and Summer camps available locally - meet locals and holiday makers alike. We have a lovely playground in the village as well as pedal-boats for hire and a tennis/basketball court. Cork city is an easy 1.5 hour drive. Between Ballydehob and Cork there are many other towns of note, including: Kinsale, Clonakilty, Skibbereen and Bantry Ballydehob is an ideal location from which to explore the magic of West Cork and the Kingdom of Kerry!

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