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Kilkenny, Ireland

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Medieval Kilkenny, Ireland's Ancient East - Beautiful, peaceful home in countryside - Looking for Aug-Sept 2019

Beautiful, peaceful home near historic medieval marble city of Kilkenny. Gateway to Ireland's Ancient East. Our home is extremely quiet and it is located in an rural area but conveniently only 2 miles from the castle in Kilkenny city. We are within easy distance of all conveniences, Mount Juliet Golf Resort (6 miles) and we are connected to the whole of Ireland by direct motorways (we live just off the M9).

Our car: The car we offer is an automatic Mercedes CLK200 (seats 4) with a large trunk. We also have a BMW 3 Series manual-shift. Both are right-hand drive. We will insure you to drive the car.

Description of our home:

  • It is 28 years old and is quite spacious...over 3400 sq.ft... with all the usual appliances, a sun room/conservatory for those rare (!) periods when the Irish summer fails to sparkle, has a large front and back garden, and is situated in a rural area minutes from Kilkenny City. Further details of our home are on this website and more photographs are also available if desired.

  • We have 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms: Downstairs has the master bedroom which is a king bed with ensuite walk-in shower, 1 large queen and 1 single. The main bathroom is downstairs. Upstairs we have 1 large queen, 1 smaller double and twin beds in our study with a shower room.

    • Downstairs we have a sun-lounge/conservatory, formal lounge and dining room, family tv room and upstairs is the study/home-office.
    • New handmade custom kitchen installed in 2018 with all Neff appliances and stone worktop. We have a Nespresso machine, induction hob, double fan-oven/grill, and a separate utility/laundry room with washer and dryer.
    • We have a large garden front and back (that will be cared for while you visit) and also a large patio. We have a new dining table and six chairs which can be shaded under a parasol, and a new Weber gas barbeque with all the tools.
    • We have multiple flatscreen tvs with full cable channels, AppleTV, Netflix, fiberoptic high-speed broadband and an iMac computer for your use.

Description of Kilkenny:

  • Kilkenny is an ancient medieval city, small in population (18,000) yet very well catered for in terms of shopping and entertainment. It is a very popular tourist destination and boasts one of the finest castles in Ireland. The countryside around is pastoral, and within an easy drive of many historical attractions, Rock of Cashel, Kells, Jerpoint, Mount Juliet, Dunmore Caves, with the Waterford and Wexford coasts an hour away. Really attractive mountains and hillwalks - The Galtees, The Comeraghs and the Wicklows - are again but an hour distant. Dublin City is reached by 1 1/2-hour train from Kilkenny.

  • Kilkenny is also connected by new motorways direct to Dublin and Dublin Airport (which takes about 1h20m) - it is a fantastic location for commuting and escaping to the rest of Ireland. Also, due to our easy distance to Dublin Airport, you can take very short and inexpensive flights, courtesy of low-cost carriers, to the likes of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Rome etc if that is something you would enjoy. Of course Ireland has so much itself to offer.

  • Kilkenny was named as the friendliest city in Europe 2012. Kilkenny is a foodie-destination boasting excellent restaurants including 2 Michelin Starred restaurants. Kilkenny is an ancient medieval city, small in population (18,000) yet very well catered for in terms of shopping and entertainment. It is a very popular tourist destination and boasts one of the finest castles in Ireland.

  • The countryside around is pastoral, and within an easy drive of many historical attractions, Rock of Cashel, Kells, Jerpoint, Mount Juliet, Duiske, Dunmore Caves, with the Waterford and Wexford coasts an hour away. Really attractive mountains and hillwalks - The Galtees, The Comeraghs and the Wicklows - are again but an hour distant. Dublin City is reached by 2-hour train from Kilkenny or a drive of an hour and half on direct motorways.

Our experience:

We are very experienced exchangers of over 29 years. Happily, we are still on good terms with all former exchangees! References available. This would be our 29th exchange. In previous years we have travelled to North America on twenty one occasions, to Walnut Creek CA, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Seattle WA, Manhattan NY, Pensacola FL, Sacramento CA, St Petersburg FL, Newport Beach CA, Daytona Beach FL, Rancho Palos Verdes CA, South Padre Island TX, Fort Lauderdale FL, Southampton NY, West Palm Beach FL, Laguna Beach CA, Kayenta UT, Clearwater FL, Kimberling MO, Honolulu Hawaii, Trois Rivieres Canada and Corona Del Mar, CA. We have also enjoyed exchanges in Canada (Montreal), Austria (Villach), Switzerland (Luzern), Sweden (Gotheburg), Australia (Bundaberg) and France (Brest).

Pets: We offer petcare, but we have no pets of our own.

Smoking is not permitted and we are non-smokers too.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 16 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Principal
  • Retired Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 11
  • Total Area: 3400 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Faro District, Portugal
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • Greece
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Sardinia, Italy
  • United States
  • California, USA
  • Utah, USA
  • Orange County, CA, USA
  • Florida, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Gaelic

Occupation

  • Retired Principal
  • Retired Teacher

Children

  • Girl - Age: 34
  • Boy - Age: 36

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 16 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: