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County Limerick, Ireland

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2017
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2017 - July 01, 2018 2 weeks

Spacious, Modern, Rural House Close to City

Our home was built in 2008 and we are very proud of it. It comprises 3,500 sq ft of living area and is situated on a large site of over 2 acres. The house is bright and spacious and contains all the conveniences for an enjoyable holiday whether you are travelling with or without children. We are both teachers and have 3 boys (14, 11 and 5) We have holidayed in France over the past several years in various campsites but would love to do a house-exchange in Summer 2017.
Our House: First Floor 4 bedrooms each with an en-suite and pumped shower. 2 bedrooms contain a double bed, 1 a single bed and 1 bedroom contains a double and single bed. There is also a separate bathroom upstairs with a jacuzzi bath and electric shower.
Ground Floor: 2 Living Rooms, Large Kitchen, Utility Room, Playroom, Downstairs Toilet and Large Hall.
Outside: Patio table with 6 chairs, Barbecue, Trampoline, Swings, Slide, Soccer Goalposts. There are also 2 adults and plenty of children's bicycles available in the garage. There is also a baby seat that can be fitted to either of the adult bicycles and a bike carrier that can attach to the car. It can carry 4 bicycles.
Our home is 20 minutes from Limerick City (Population 100,000) Limerick is a modern city with lots of shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools and adventure centres. It is also a very historical and cultural city. It is bidding to be The European Capital of Culture in 2020. The city is home to the famous Hunt Museum, King John's Castle and The Treaty Stone. Bunratty and Dromoland Castles are less than 30 minutes from Limerick. Limerick City has a fantastic market and is also famous for it's pubs where you can relax and unwind. Limerick is the sporting capital of Ireland and is home of the Munster Rugby Team. The University of Limerick is situated on the banks of The River Shannon. It is a beautiful place to enjoy a family walk or cycle as there are miles of paths around the campus particularly along by the river itself.
Our house is 2 minutes or 1 mile from one of Ireland's major historical sites, Lough Gur. The lake is known as "The Enchanted Lake" and there are numerous archaeological sites nearby including a wedge tomb, stone forts and Ireland's largest stone circle. There is a 500 feet high hill overlooking the lake. It is a nice climb to get to the top where you will have a beautiful view of the countryside.
If you are looking to travel further Limerick is situated in the beautiful province of Munster. There are many sites worth exploring that are between 1 and 2 hours drive. The Cliffs of Moher, The Lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park, The Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsula and The Rock of Cashel are world famous sites. Cork City and the towns of Killarney, Dingle and Tralee in County Kerry are worth a visit. Counties Kerry, Clare and Cork contain numerous beautiful beaches where watersports can be enjoyed. There are multiple golf courses within 30 minutes of our house. Mountain Biking in the Ballyhoura Mountains is also recommended. Please see the links below which give a flavour of what Limerick and Munster has to offer.
We are 40 minutes from Shannon Airport, 1½ hours from Cork and Kerry Airports and 2½ hours from Dublin Airport. Ireland is a relatively small country and Dublin is easily accessible by car or public transport and is definitely worth a trip.
We are open to all offers but in particular Spain, Portugal, Italy or the South of France during July or August 2017.

www.limerick.ie/visiting/thingstodo/50thingstodo

www.loughgur.com

www.cliffsofmoher.ie

www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/family-things-to-do-in-munster/

www.tripadvisor.ie/Attractions-g2231207-Activities-Province_of_Munster.html

http://visitballyhoura.com/index.php/mountain-biking/

www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurants-g186621-Limerick_County_Limerick.html

http://www.ireland-guide.com/discover/index.php?item_id=5692&from=10#refine

www.discoverkillaloe.ie/things-to-do-water-sports.php

http://aquadome.ie/

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Primary School Teachers

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Living Area: 3500 sq ft

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

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

Our Destination Wish List

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

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Gaelic

Occupation

  • Primary School Teachers

Children

  • Boy - Age: 14
  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 5

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a family of 2 adults and 3 boys aged 14, 11 and 5. We are both teachers. We are all very interested in the outdoors and love nothing better than family walks, cycles and hiking. Our older boys are hugely interested in sport particularly soccer and cycling. We love to travel when we get a chance and enjoy family holidays in other countries.

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