Comfortable, quiet family home perfectly located close to Dublin

Comfortable, quiet family home perfectly located close to Dublin


Aug 2014

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

As a family we enjoy spending time together and our larger than average Irish home reflects this. We have a large open plan kitchen/dining area leading to a sunroom, which allows us to enjoy to the full our very private garden which has a lawn, trees, shrubs, flowers and two patio areas. We also have a trampoline and a basketball hoop.

Our home is bright and comfortable with a double height hall, two sitting rooms, both with large flatscreen TVs and one with a piano which our daughters play.

One of our four bedrooms houses a library of an eclectic mix of books as well as a single bed and a wardrobe. We have one other good-sized bedroom with a single bed, wardrobes, a desk etc and two larger bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other, a master bedroom, with a queen bed and large en suite bathroom. There is also a large family bathroom with shower and bath and a downstairs toilet.
We have an extensive DVD/bluray library and many board games all at our guests' disposal.
Our kitchen and utility room are well equipped and, like the rest of the house, are bright and well-planned. We love the calm, relaxing colours throughout our house with decor reflecting our children's personalities in their bedrooms. Our home is relaxed and lived in but well looked after.

We have instant hot water in our shower and central heating is available at the touch of a button. We also have an open fire in the large sitting room.

Our house is located in a small enclave of 23 homes all occupied by friendly and helpful families and retired couples. We love it here; safe and very quiet. We have plenty of parking in our front garden and could provide the use of our family car for the duration of your stay. We are a 10 minute walk from Leixlip village.


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  1. We are a lecturer and teacher with two daughters. One is aged 15 and is in High School. Our 21 year old daughter is studying medicine in University but is still very much part of family life.

    We always go on holidays together and having spoken to friends who have done a home exchange, we have realized that this would very much suit us. When we holiday, we enjoy the local culture, food and activities, preferring an authentic, personal experience. Having a laugh is also important to us!

    We had a wonderful exchange with a family in California summer 2015 and it was an amazing experience.

    We would also enjoy having visitors to come and stay in our home, investigating where their interests lie and matching activities and experiences to them. We would love to make recommendations off the beaten track helping them to enjoy their Irish holiday to the maximum.
    We would absolutely treat your home with respect and care and we would hope that you feel the same.

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Where is it?


Leixlip, which won a silver award in Ireland's 'Tidy Towns' competition in 2014 is a pretty village on the banks of the River Liffey and is less than 15km from Dublin City Centre.
Leixlip has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with plenty of restaurants, hotels, pubs, banks and other amenities all within a five minute walk of our house.
A historic landmark located in Leixlip village, The Salmon Leap Inn, which sits at the confluence of the River Liffey and the Rye River, provides live traditional music on most nights.
We are a short drive from supermarkets and a number of shopping centres.
Dublin, on our doorstep has a wealth of activities to offer.

Leixlip's location as a base, in terms of access to Dublin City and all the main routes the length and breadth of Ireland is second to none. Indeed, Leixlip was chosen as Ireland's largest site for Intel chiefly because of the surrounding infrastructure. It is a surprisingly traffic-free 30 min car journey to Dublin City Centre, 20 mins to Dublin airport and 10 mins to the M50, the ring road around Dublin leading to all major arteries. There is a bus stop 200m from our house, with a bus every 30 mins to Dublin City. Alternatively, the train station is only 1km away. Walking and hiking can be undertaken in the beautiful surroundings of the Wicklow mountains approx 45 mins away. This is also known as 'The Garden of Ireland'which is home to Glendalough,one of Ireland's most famous ancient monastic settlements.

Leixlip is surrounded by a wealth of amenities. In the immediate vicinity, we have a selection of parklands with playgrounds, BMX tracks, walking paths, outdoor gym equipment and woodland areas and rivers.
Leixlip Amenities Centre provides excellent sporting facilities including a gym, running track and tennis courts among others.
We are within a couple of miles of two large historic houses on extensive grounds, one of which is a luxury hotel, spa and golf course (Carton Estate). The other, Castletown House, has been preserved and tours of the house can be taken. Summer Fairs and musical recitals take place at weekends here.
There are a wealth of other golf courses nearby including the renowned K Club.
Leixlip is located in County Kildare, the county most famous for its wonderful horses. A 45 min journey will take you to the Irish National Stud where you can view and learn about our world famous racing horses. However, should you want to do some horse-riding, you will find a number of studs within a 5 minute drive.

Leixlip is on the motorway to the west of Ireland which can be reached in less than 2 hours.The west coast of Ireland offers spectacular scenery with many surfing hotspots, Gaelic speaking regions and a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere.

Dublin, our capital city, provides a wealth of tourist sites and activities including Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells, Europe's largest walled park, The Phoenix Park and of course The Guinness Storehouse where guided tours and tastings are very popular.

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