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Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Our house in Ballyvaughan

Our house in Ballyvaughan

View from Hall Window

View from Hall Window

The den

The den

Bedroom

Bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bedroom

One of the bathrooms

One of the bathrooms

View from living room window

View from living room window

Front garden

Front garden

Near sunset

Near sunset

Bishops Quarter beach in March

Bishops Quarter beach in March

Bishops Quarter beach, evening view

Bishops Quarter beach, evening view

Evening at Ballyvaughan pier

Evening at Ballyvaughan pier

Visitors at Ballyvaughan pier!

Visitors at Ballyvaughan pier!

The Burren from behind our house

The Burren from behind our house

"Outsie the pub" at Ballyvaughan pier

"Outsie the pub" at Ballyvaughan pier

Burren wall

Burren wall

Neighbours on the lane to the beach

Neighbours on the lane to the beach

Other neighbours almost next door

Other neighbours almost next door

Sport on Fanore beach

Sport on Fanore beach

Enjoying the water at Fanore

Enjoying the water at Fanore

Burren orchid

Burren orchid

Part of Kilmacduagh monastic settlement

Part of Kilmacduagh monastic settlement

Our house in Ballyvaughan View from Hall Window The den Bedroom Kitchen Bedroom One of the bathrooms View from living room window Front garden Near sunset Bishops Quarter beach in March Bishops Quarter beach, evening view Evening at Ballyvaughan pier Visitors at Ballyvaughan pier! The Burren from behind our house "Outsie the pub" at Ballyvaughan pier Burren wall Neighbours on the lane to the beach Other neighbours almost next door Sport on Fanore beach Enjoying the water at Fanore Burren orchid Part of Kilmacduagh monastic settlement
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Light-filled detached house and garden near beach with Atlantic views in the Burren region of County Clare, west of Ireland

Our house in Bishops Quarter, Ballyvaughan, Ireland is a detached, fully equipped, contemporary, three-bedroom, three- bathroom property to accommodate eight guests. Each room provides spectacular views of the Atlantic ocean and the world-renowned Burren region. There is a spacious, open plan living/dining room with a traditional turf fireplace, and a fully fitted kitchen attached. There is also an additional sitting room/den with television. On-site facilities include an extensive garden area with BBQ and ample parking, as well as body boards for the beach!

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Our Family

  • 5 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 0 m2
  • Total Area: 1450 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Australia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Gaelic

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Shannon - 70 kms

Our house is located in a peaceful setting looking westwards across the shores of Galway Bay, within walking distance (1.2km) of picturesque Ballyvaughan village and 500m from Bishop's Quarter beach. Ballyvaughan is a picturesque seaside village overlooking Galway Bay, and one of the most vibrant villages in Ireland's Burren Region, with a (Saturday) Farmers' Market, and pubs, restaurants and shops. It is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, a world-famous coastal route that includes the renowned Cliffs of Moher (http://www.wildatlanticway.com). The property is 25 kms from Doolin, famous for its traditional Irish music, and where you can take the ferry to the Aran Islands, three of the most unspoiled islands in the Atlantic. It is 45kms from Galway city with a full range of amenities and attractions for visitors.

Horse riding, fishing, water sports, hiking, cycling, walking trails, caving, historic sites are all available within the region.

The Burren Region has been a centre for famous Celtic artists and poets. From traditional music to limestone caves to ocean kayaking, from golfing and fishing to prehistoric monuments and hill-trekking, Ireland's Burren Region has something for everyone. This plateau of North-West Clare is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora of the region as well as its rich archaeological heritage. The area also hosts 70 wedge-tombs, the most famous of them being Poulnabrone, ring forts, caves and castles.

Occupation

  • No occupations added.

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a middle-aged couple with a grown-up family who are living in different parts of the world. We live in Dublin for most of the year. We enjoy traveling generally, and visiting our family members. We often travel with our brothers and sisters and their partners. We're pretty active and enjoy getting to know places by exploring them on foot, stopping for a coffee or a glass of wine in the local bar/cafe, and getting to talk to local people. While we appreciate the sophistication and facilities that cities have to offer, we also love the relaxation and slower pace of rural location. We've always lived near the sea, and like to be near it when on holiday, too. We're interested in music, literature, art, walking, swimming, exploring new places and getting to know the people living in them. We speak a little French and Spanish, and would love to speak more Italian!

Lifestyle

We are both retired, and enjoying the good things of life! We are active members of the community, with a range of hobbies (walking, gardening, painting, local history) and some volunteer work too.