Split level bungalow in rural village close to Dublin city and surrounding counties.

Split level bungalow in rural village close to Dublin city and surrounding counties.

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a large spacious 5 bed split level bungalow set in a landscaped garden on 1 acre. We have a kitchen/family area with wood burning stove, and a separate dining room overlooking the back garden. There is a large sitting room with a wood burning stove which is an ideal room to relax with Oled 55' TV, Sky box, DVD and XBox.
Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, main en-suite, all with wash basins and a large family bathroom with a power shower and whirlpool bath.
Downstairs is a games room with a pool table, dartboard, TV and gaming PC, also a WC and shower. The laundry room is fitted with a large washer and dryer.
There is a WC in the main hall.
Outside we have a large garden with covered area and BBQ. There are bikes, cart, and scooters.
We also have a 7 seat jeep (Landrover Discovery) we can exchange.
There is a bus and tram a short drive (4 miles) that will take you into the city.
Open for exchange for two or three weeks in summer.

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More about us

  1. We are Paddy and Val, a married couple together 30 years and living in Kilteel the last 20 years. We have 3 kids, 2 boys 18yrs & 15yrs and a girl 16yrs. We all enjoy the easy way of life here but with Dublin only 1/2 hour away.
    Paddy is a Builder and Val studies Pharmaceutical Bioprocessing. We have a dog called Bob who will be minded by friends.
    We had our first exchange in Finland summer 2013.
    Our second exchange Barcelona summer 2014.
    Third exchange summer we were in Toulouse, France. 2015.
    Easter week in Copenhagen 2017.
    Three wonderful weeks in Canada 2017
    A week in Kerry, Ireland 2018
    Fantastic week in Alkmaar, Holland 2019
    We are looking forward to many more adventures in the future.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We live in Kilteel which is a small elevated village bordering Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. We are beside to the N7 which will take you into the centre of Dublin (12 miles) away or going the other way to Naas and onwards to the south of the country.
We have many local amenities nearby, pubs, restaurants, cinema, horse-riding, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, historical sites and much more.
There are numerous golf courses including the K Club which hosted the Ryder Cup 2006 within easy reach. If you are interested in horse racing we have the Naas, Punchestown and the Curragh courses a short drive away, with the National Stud and Japaneses Gardens in Newbridge (home of Newbridge Silver.
We Wicklow Mountains are on our doorstep with endless hiking and walking trails and access to the Wicklow Way, a beautiful hike which can be covered in different stages and only approx 45 mins from the coast and gorgeous beaches.

Buzzy restaurants
There are plenty of good restaurants a short drive away.
Cool bars
We have a local pub in the village.
Cozy cafés
Plenty of cafes.
Retail therapy
There are lots of good shopping centres.
Bit of culture
There are many within a short drive but we also have the 12th century ruins of a Romanesque church and a castle.
Walks in the park
Many walks local and within a short drive.
Spot of exercise
There is a local gym and swimming pool.
Day tripping
Glendalough with its 6th century cathedral and round tower.

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