House in quiet village

House in quiet village




Mar 2013

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Spacious, comfortable and warm 4 bedroomed dormer house in quiet village 20 mins from Galway. Large comfortable carpeted playroom with WII, Karaoke, lots of games, piano and keyboard to keep you entertained. Underfloor central heating on ground floor. West facing living room with open fireplace and Sky TV. Large kitchen with adjoining dining room with patio doors to lead onto large patio and you can enjoy the morning sun and perfect for entertaining. Second patio further down the garden with table and 8 chairs. Large garden filled with flowers and shrubs. Swings on lawn and tree house hidden at end of garden, perfect for the children. Polytunnel and greenhouse for tomatoes, cucumbers and variety of salads to pick as you need. 3 adult bikes, 1 girls bike (age 9-12) and smaller bike (age 5-8). We have 4 wet suits which you are welcome to use - 2 childrens and two adults. We love to tend to our garden and have our polytunnel set with timer for watering so you don't have to worry about that!


More about us

  1. We are Theo (a Civil Engineer) and Annette (working in the home!) and Maeve (age 10) who love to travel, eat well, see and experience new things and countries. We have exchanged in France and loved the experience.

    We do not like organized holidays, we much prefer to take our own pace and explore the more unusual, less touristic features of an area. We would look after your home as our own and we are sure you would do the same here. We have a dog (Lola) but if you do not wish to mind a dog, we can organize for her to go to the kennels - it is your holiday after all! I would, however, ask you to feed the goldfish every other day.

    My kitchen is your kitchen and I invite you to use whatever you wish to use from my cupboard. I love to cook ethnic foods, Indian, Thai so I have a good supply of spices.

    We are very easy going. We like to walk, cycle, swim and explore the locality and eat the local foods. I speak French and Spanish which are passable.

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Where is it?


Nestled in the middle of a quiet village, our home offers you the perfect base to visit the beautiful tourist locations along the West coast, e.g. Cliffs of Mohair, the Burren which is perfect for hiking/hill walking. Connemara with its raw beauty and beautiful beaches.

Because we are in the village, you can dispense with the car and take the bus (2 mins walk away) or train (5 mins away) to Dublin or Galway. If you are flying into Dublin Airport, take the bus which will drop you within 2 mins of the house. Shannon Airport is less then 1 hour away!

Galway City is 20 mins away. It is a student town renowned for its arty and bohemian trademark. It is filled with cafés and restaurants, all wanting to showcase local cheeses, meats, fish and veg. See or Miss the Galway market at your peril on a Saturday morning. It is a wonderful food market with plenty of Artisan foods and a MUST for any visitor!

Venture further and you enter the world of Connemara with its raw beauty, mountains, hiking trails, beaches hidden away. There is plenty to see and do in the area but not as a whistlestop tour. Take the time to stop, talk to the locals. They love nothing more than to chat to anyone who will give them the time - the Irish LOVE to talk! This is the way to improve your English!

If you are a golfer, then you have many treats in store as there are two golf courses within 10 minutes of the house. There are lovely old houses, castles and gardens to visit within 1/2 hour's drive.

Loughrea is a little more than 5 mins drive which has a great playground and skateboard ramp, a lake where it is safe to swim, tennis courts and lots of restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques if you want a relaxing day!

Athenry is about 10 minutes away and is a medieval heritage town, again with coffee shops and restaurants.

Oranmore is right on the coast and there are lovely walks near the yacht club, playgrounds and a great supply of supermarkets.

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