Cong, at Ashford Castle, Conemara, Ireland

Ireland - County Mayo - Ashford Castle Estate,Cong

Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Our home
Our home
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Entrance hallway
Entrance hallway
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,View from kitchen to living area
View from kitchen to living area
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Sitting room with TV
Sitting room with TV
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Conservatory with views of the deck area & garden
Conservatory with views of the deck area & garden
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Guest room en-suite
Guest room en-suite
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Master en-suite
Master en-suite
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Girls bedroom
Girls bedroom
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Boys bedroom
Boys bedroom
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,Our deck area
Our deck area
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,This is us
This is us
Home exchange in,Ireland,Ashford Castle Estate,Cong,More like us!
More like us!
  • Sleeping capacity8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We welcome and are open to all inquiries and are now looking to organize an exchange for August 2019 in either a European or USA home, preferably with a pool.

Our modern & recently renovated family home (built 2001) is situated on a private gated lane in a wooded area 150 metres from the front gates of the World famous Ashford Castle estate (https://www.ashfordcastle.com/) , on the outskirts of picturesque Cong village on the Mayo/Galway border. Set on 0.5 acres, our house is approx. 2500 sq ft with four spacious bedrooms (two en-suite), large kitchen, living room, office (fibre power broadband) and conservatory. Our landscaped garden includes three lawns and a large kids play area.
As a 'Villager', you have special privileges to freely roam the grounds of Ashford Castle and explore the 350 acres of woodland and trails on which it is built.
Our village of Cong is known as the gateway to the West Of Ireland (Connemara) and was the shooting location of "The Quiet Man" film which starred John Wayne.
The TV show "Reign" is also filmed at Ashford Castle.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Security / Doorman
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Boat available
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Babysitter available
  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of boat

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Cong is a Beautiful and busy tourist village during the Summer months and known as the gateway to Connemara.
Ballinrobe town is about 5 mins drive and bustling Galway City is approx 40kms (35 mins drive). Westport, Ireland's tidiest town is also 40kms (35 mins drive.

We have done two previous exchanges with families from Rhode Island and Grenoble which were wonderful. We were delighted with the feedback received about our home and its location.

As we are a sporting family, our home comes with the use of all our sporting equipment including road bikes (Argon Gallium 18 and Orbea), mountain bikes (Trek)and golf clubs (TaylorMade). There is a 9 hole golf course in Ashford Castle and a Par 73 championship course nearby in Ballinrobe(10 minute drive). There are also numerous championship links courses within an hour drive. We also have access to Kayaks, fishing rods and boats for river and lake fishing.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • River
  • Sailing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Galleries
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Here is an example of some things you must do on your exchange.

1. Visit magnificent Ashford Castle and discover the 350 acre estate.
2. Walk or mountain bike in the miles of forest trails around Cong.
3. Take a boat trip on Lough Corrib from Ashford, visit Inchagoill Island and go fishing on the lake.
4. Go hillwalking in the mountains of Connemara taking in Kylemore Abbey, The Ashleigh Falls, The Killary Fjord and Clifden.
5. Take a shopping trip to bustling Shop Street in Galway City or to Westport, voted Ireland's best shopping town 2012.
6. Go swimming in Lough Corrib in Cong or take a trip to the many beaches.
7. Take a day trip to the Burren and the Ailwee Caves. Get the ferry to the Aran Islands and stay over for a night.
8. Watch a GAA Football game in Summer or a rugby game in Winter.
9. Climb Croagh Patrick, Ireland's most famous mountain.
10. Relax in the many cafes in Cong and have an evening meal in Lydon's Lodge in Cong Village.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please check our exchange preferences below

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange

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