West of Ireland family home

West of Ireland family home


Mar 2013

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home was built 10 years ago. It is comfortable,clean and spacious and has a large front and rear garden. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including Jacuzzi bath, while the 3rd floor is a Gym. Downstairs contains a childrens playroom, bathroom, sitting-room,utility room and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room area that opens out to a large decking space that has panoramic views of the rolling countryside and castle ruins.
Childrens bicycles, scooters and large trampoline provide great entertainment outdoors while indoors a games console, pool table and plenty of board games, books and toys for all ages can be openly used.


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  1. I am a second level teacher, while my wife works as an interior designer/ clothing stylist ...We have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl, Ben is 11, Ava is 9 and Sam is 5......We enjoy Reading, Sport and the outdoors. We love our home and where we live and we love to travel together as a family. We will certainly look after your home as if it was our own.

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Where is it?


Our home is situated 4km/ 3min drive from the heritage town of Gort on the Galway/ Clare border and is ideally located to explore Irelands west coast. The tranquil gardens and beautiful forested walkways of Coole forest park ( 2min away), Thoor Ballylee, home of WB Yeats and the Round Tower and Monastic site of Kilmacduagh are 5 minutes away, while Dunguaire Castle watching over Galway Bay in the picturesque village of Kinvara is 15 minutes drive away. Gort is a gateway to the wild Karst landscape of the Burren which attracts tourists looking to experience beautiful scenery,ancient settlements, Hill-walks,underground caving and unique flora. It is one of Irelands most visited natural regions. The world renowned Cliffs of Moher and Irelands surfing capital Lahinch lie to the south and are a 45 minute drive from our home. The fishing village of Doolin below the Cliffs is the starting port for a boat trip to the Aran Islands, a gaelic speaking and cultural haven that are an experience anybody visiting Ireland must savour. Galway city is just 30 minutes drive away. The city of the tribes is often called Irelands party capital and is a vibrant town rich in culture, history, festivals and fun. West of the city is the seaside resort of Salthill and the beautiful rugged gaelic speaking Connemara region. Mountains, lakes, sandy beaches and quaint villages like Roundstone and Clifden attract tourists from all over the world. Ennis, a traditional Irish music hotspot is 20 minutes south of Gort, while the riverside city of Limerick, home of Munster Rugby and the Norman King Johns castle is 40 minutes drive. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Adare Manor are just outside the city, while the Rock of Cashel and boating on Lough Derg are popular tourist attractions in this region. Shannon Airport is 35 minutes drive away while Dublin is a 2 hour motorway journey. Gort has supermarkets, cafes, playgrounds, restaurants and traditional pubs and is a friendly place to live and visit.

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