Charming country house in heart of Ireland

Charming country house in heart of Ireland


May 2015

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live on the edge of a small village which has a school, library, church, a supermarkets, a bar which serves all day food. There is a scenic canal which has barge boats in summer, It is also a very popular fishing area. We are only a few minutes walk from all the shops and amenities. Our nearest large town is Tullamore, which has two four star hotels, smaller hotels and numerous excellent restaurants, shops and department stores. There is a nice public swimming pool a 6-screen cinema, and there are activities such as horse-riding, bowling and various golfing clubs. The Tullamore Dew Heritage visitors' centre can advise on places of historical interest to visit such as castles and stately houses in the area. The direct trainline from Tullamore runs to Galway and Dublin, with links to Cork and Mayo. Our house is set in a secluded area, amongst large trees and several lawns. It is on two-levels, with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms - one with bath + shower, and one with large jacuzzi bath - downstairs, and two large double bedrooms and a small library upstairs. The bedrooms are furnished to the same standard as the rest of the house with antique or 'shabby-chic' style painted furniture and white covered duvets. Four bedrooms have king-sized beds and the fifth a double.
We have a comfortable sitting-room to the front of the house with Multi-channel tv, Netflix, multi-film channels, large selection of DVDs + music, and Wifi connection. The kitchen is large and airy with a dining-area and another sitting area with a large TV. There are French doors at the rear of the kitchen which open on to a patio with table and chairs and plants, and a large enclosed garden.


More about us

  1. We're a retired couple in our 60's who love to travel. We also love architecture, music, films, art, books etc.
    We love cities where we can walk around, we also love places near the sea.

  2. Geraldine is an author of 16 published books + an early-retired teacher, Mike has just retired as a senior manager working with families in Social Services and in Therapeutic Childcare.

  3. We are very experienced home swappers, having exchanged with people from Memphis, Nashville, San Diego, Sweden, and various parts of UK and Ireland.
    We love exploring cities but are open to any sort of exchange. We travel on our own at times, and at other times enjoy the company of family or friends.

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Where is it?


We are on the outskirts of an old village with all basic shops, bars with food and scenic canal for walks or cycling. Golf course within 5 minute walk with restaurant.

Buzzy restaurants
Our main town, Tullamore, (10 min drive) has lots of great restaurants.
Cool bars
Plenty of bars + hotels in town
Cozy cafés
Lots of cafes
Retail therapy
Great shopping in Tullamore and easy access by road or train to Dublin and Galway
Bit of culture
Heritage Museum in Tullamore, Loch Bura Sculpture Park 30 mins drive.
Walks in the park
Surrounded by countryside for walking.
Spot of exercise
Great area for walking, cycling or golfing. Large, new public swimming pool in Tullamore.
Day tripping
We are at the crossroads of Ireland, an hour to Dublin and hour and a half to Galway.

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