Spacious Family Home in Clontarf, Dublin

Spacious Family Home in Clontarf, Dublin

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is spacious and comfortable semidetached house with 5 bedrooms, a large kitchen with a gorgeous centre-piece elm table that sits 10 and 3 bathrooms. We have a piano, computer / wifi and no TV. Our long south facing garden is a sun trap (when we have sun) and has a basketball half court. We have 2 cars

Clontarf is a really beautiful suburb on the north sweep of Dublin Bay. Our home is just a minute from the promenade and 15 minutes walking will take you to Dollymount strand on the famous Bull island which has a renowned bird sanctuary and 2 golf clubs (both links). The strand is a mecca for kitesurfing, walking and swimming. There is a nearby sailing club. The view of the city, the port and the comings and goings of the ferries at night is spectacular. From our house you can walk to the beach in 20 minutes.

Further along the north sweep of Dublin Bay is Howtn Head, with a beautiful 3 hour cliff walk from which you can view Ireland's Eye and Lambay Island, and Howth village, a picturesque fishing centre. Howth can be accessed from our home by bike, car or train. It has several well known restaurants.

5 minutes walking will take you from our home to St Annes Park, a beautiful public amenity with a wonderful Rose Garden, a weekend artisan market, a lovely playground for children, a weekend 5 k all-welcome run, a pitch and putt course and tennis courts, as well as spacious playing fields. The park was formerly the private estate of the Guinness family and is now in public ownership.

Clontarf is a hugely popular residential suburb of Dublin with very easy access to the city centre by bus (from the bottom of our road) and car. It ha several restaurants and coffee shops as well as the amenities described above. Our neighbours are extremely friendly and helpful without being remotely intrusive. And of course it is where the famous Battle of Clontarf took place in 1014, in which Brian Boru was killed. Clontarf also boasts a very famous (historical) resident in Bram Stoker who introduced the world to Dracula.

We are 20 minutes form Dublin Airport and 15 minutes from the M-50 motorway, your launch pad to the rest of Ireland

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More about us

  1. We are a family of 6 , 4 of whom are hoping to visit Australia over Christmas. Two sons are currently travelling. and will not be involved in the exchange.

  2. Noel and Deirdre are doctors. Sarah 20 and Niall 16 are students.

  3. We are all fond of sport, outdoor activities, and travel.

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Where is it?

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Buzzy restaurants
Clontarf is spoiled for choice with very different and reasonable restaurants.
Cool bars
traditional Irish bars close enough to stagger home (10 mins walk)
Cozy cafés
Several stylish cafe s within 10 mins walk.
Retail therapy
15 mins on the bus into Dublin City centre.
Bit of culture
Museums, art galleries, theatres, cinema, Dublin Castle all in the city centre 15 mins by car or bus.
Walks in the park
5 mins from St Annes Park. 10 Mins from beach. Cycle path at the end of the road into City Centre or along the coast.
Spot of exercise
Cycle paths, walking trails, running tracks, windsurfing/kitesurfing all within 10 mins.
Day tripping
City centre, Wicklow Mountains, Howth fishing village, Newgrange Ancient Site,

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