Newly renovated old house with modern twist

Newly renovated old house with modern twist

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

We recently renovated a house from the 1930s. The architectural design added a modern feel with a flat roof and high quality German kitchen. The house contains a beautiful light filled kitchen with windows looking out to the south facing garden. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances. The kitchen opens up to a patio and garden on the outside and on the inside to a large living room. The living rooms is decorated in a modern take on an old style (chandelier; vintage rug and wall colour) to fit the period house. It has a wood burning stove, projector (for home cinema) and 50 inch tv. The outside has a large patio and children's climbing frame with three swings and a slide. Downstairs also contains a modern style bathroom and shower and downstairs office.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, one on suite wiht a walk in wardrobe xsand a second bathroom/shower room. Two of the bedrooms have king size beds. A third has bunk beds and the fourth is a nursery with a child's cot.

We live in Athenry, a medieval town 20 minutes outside of Galway. The history of the town can be seen through its monuments. The earliest remaining building in the town is the Castle, built probably shortly before 1240. This castle, one of the finest 13th century castles remaining in Ireland, now consists of a three-storied keep surrounded by a strong curtain-wall which had two corner-towers and a corner-buttress near the strongly fortified gate.

Athenry has a direct motorway connection to Galway. It also has a train line passing with routes to limerick, dublin and Galway on a regular basis. Galway City is on the coast and the beautiful Connemara is within Galway country. Connemara makes a really stunning and spectacular trip for anyone visiting Ireland. Galway city itself is a cultural hub and an exciting place throughout the summer months.

Athenry is 2 hours from Dublin, 3 hours from Belfast, 20 mins from Galway City, 1 hour from Connemara.

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More about us

  1. We are a family with two children aged one and four

  2. Emma is a psychologist and terence is an English teacher

  3. We love our house and where we live and hope anyone who stays would love it too

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Loads of wonderful restaurants ranging from casual to Michelin star in Galway which is 12 mins away by train or twenty by car. There is also a good bus servicestan
Cool bars
buzzy bars which are vibrant throughout the year but particularly so in summer
Cozy cafés
many many cafes in Galway
Retail therapy
many high street shops and also more unique boutiques in Galway. Dublin is 2 hours away for further
Bit of culture
Galway is considered a cultural City. Cultural activities culminate during the arts festival every July. Galway is known for its nightlife with great pubs restaurants, traditional Irish music sessions and live music.
Walks in the park
lovely walks on the promenade in Galway. There are a number of walks in nearby woods, and mountain ranges
Spot of exercise
Sailing, kayaking, golfing all nearby
Day tripping
Lots of day trips nearby as so many places can be accessed from within 2 hours of the house including Dublin, Clare, Connemara and many others

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