Our home is a modern bungalow with sheltered garden and patio. It has a living room, kitchen, sun room, utility room, office, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom areas (one with jet bath), nook area and games room. There is also high speed internet access in 2 rooms. We have had many exchange partners share our home.
The living room area is one of the main rooms in the house. It is centrally heated but also has an open fireplace which provides a cosy place to spend the evenings. A piano is also provided for some musical entertainment. It also has TV, video, DVD player with surround sound.
The fully fitted kitchen has an extended dining area and all of the modern conveniences. This includes dishwasher, oven, grill, microwave, hob, fridge, freezer and television. The utility room has a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and a steam ironing press. There is also a shower room off the utility room.
A beautiful sunroom was added to the rear of the house in 1996. It is 4 metres by 6 metres in size. An old style stove in the corner adds character to the room. The doors open onto a patio area with BBQ and spacious garden totally sheltered from the road.
The master bedroom was recently added when we extended our home. It has built-in wardrobes, TV, video, DVD player and an en-suite (shower, toilet and wash hand basin).
Please have a look at our website (www.irelandhomeswap.co.uk) for more details and pictures.
We live in the beautiful village of Kesh, set in rural County Fermanagh, in the north west of Ireland.
Our home is one kilometre outside the village and Lough Erne - the largest inland waterway in Europe. There is plenty to do and see in Fermanagh - Belleek Pottery, Castle Archdale, Marble Arch caves, County town of Enniskillen with the award winning Ardhowen theatre, National Trust properties such as CastleCoole, Crom and Florencecourt, ruins of castles, pony trekking, golf, fishing, water sports and walking. There are lots of places nearby for forest walks and sightseeing.
If this is not enough to keep you occupied our home is also ideally situated to tour the rest of Northern Ireland - Giant's Causeway, Bushmills distillery, Sperrin mountains, Ulster American Folk Park.
We also live 10 kilometres from County Donegal and close to Sligo and the west of Ireland. There are beautiful beaches and the Atlantic ocean. Belfast is 2 hours by car and 2.5 hours to Dublin.
Our family consists of Mervyn (49) who is a Principal of a local school, Adele (slightly younger!) a Market Researcher, Kim (21) and Christopher (18). Kim and Christopher will not travel with us (they will stay with friends) but Adele's mum or 2 friends may accompany us.
We really enjoy home exchanges and have had many happy times all over the world (21 successful exchanges). If possible we like to get to know the people we exchange with and usually meet with them before or after the exchange if circumstances allow and that is what our exchange partners want also.
We enjoy hiking / walking, sports, swimming and generally soaking up the culture of an area. We are very flexible in where we go. Please be assured that we will treat your home and possessions with respect. We have a small dog Jasper but we can arrange for him to stay elsewhere if that is what you wish (but you will love him!!)