Ireland - Galway, 25k, E - House (2 floors+)

Ireland - Galway - Loughrea

Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Ireland,Loughrea,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is possible

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates and destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We live in a bright modern house. Our home is welcoming and comfortable. We have a large private garden which is an ideal spot for taking in the beautiful scenery and stunning sunsets. The rear and the side of the house have patios with nice views of the countryside. You can see cows and horses grazing in the fields close to our house. Our neighbours are friendly and you can enjoy peaceful scenic walks along the local country lanes.

We live 3km from Loughrea's town centre. Loughrea is a typical small country town in the West of Ireland. Loughrea has many pubs which frequently have live music. There are also numerous restaurants offering both traditional food and cuisine from around the world (Indian, Chinese, Italian). There are many shops in the town including a delicatessen and a good bakery.

In many towns and villages within easy reach there are a variety of Irish pubs where you can hear the best of Irish traditional music for free. These are smoke free places nowadays.

There is a lake in the town (known as Lake Rea) ideal for swimming, fishing and boating. It is a five minute drive from our house. For the past number of years, Lough Rea's excellent water quality and well maintained shore has earned it the European Blue Flag status making it one of the few inland lakes to receive this much coveted environmental award. The Long Point swimming area at the lake is well equipped with changing rooms and showers, ample parking and picnic areas. There is also a cathedral famous for its interesting stained glass windows.

Our location in the West of Ireland is a good location for sightseeing, with many attractions nearby. Along with our location being a fantastic base for touring the Burren region and Slieve Aughty Mountains, it is an excellent spot for trout fishing and a variety of water sports. As well as been a beautiful rural setting, there are many areas of interest nearby, such as the rugged Connemara coastline, Galway city, the world renowned Burren area of North Clare, the caves of the Burren area. Loughrea is famous for its fishing and there are good Golf courses in Loughrea and other towns nearby such as Portumna, Gort and Oranmore.

Loughrea has a regular bus service (with busses leaving every hour) which will take you to Galway city or to Dublin (including directly to the Airport). Shannon airport is an hours drive away. We live just 20 mins from the Atlantic Ocean and Galway city is also only 20 minute drive away. It is a vibrant university town (with around 70,000 inhabitants) situated by the sea. There are city beaches and a lovely promenade. Galway has a lively arts, music and theatre scene. There are a large number of restaurants, cafes and, of course, authentic old Irish pubs abound, offering great food, local beers and traditional Irish music.

Our house is well positioned for touring in Connemara and County Clare, which have some of the best beaches, rivers, lakes and national parks in Ireland. Connemara is well known for its mountains and lakes, and is an ideal destination if you enjoy hill-walking or fishing. Opportunity for scenic Hill Walking in Connemara (Maumturks, Twelve Pins & Connemara National Park, Letterfrack (Diamond Hill) Visit the Aran Islands for breathtaking scenery.

Close proximity to The Burren and Scenic Coastal areas. County Clare is famous for its unique limestone ecosystem (the Burren) which is home to rare wild flowers. Other interesting sights include the 6th century monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise near Athlone, the 12th century Athlone Castle, Birr Castle and the raised Bog of Allen. Surfing is popular in County Clare, expecially in Lahinch.

If you would like to see more of Ireland, Dublin is less than 2 hours drive using the new Motorway.

The beautiful county of Mayo is an hours drive away, and this county is famous for its beaches and mountains. To the east lies the river Shannon (Ireland's longest river) renowned for course fishing and boating (25 minute drive from us).

For more information on our area please check out:

http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Tourism-g211935-Loughrea_County_Galway_Western_Ireland-Vacations.html
www.discoverireland.ie/west
Cliffs of Moher- www.cliffsofmoher.ie
The Ailwee Caves - www.aillweecave.ie
The Burren - www.burrennationalpark.ie
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park - www.bunratty.ie
www.discoverireland.ie
www.coolepark.ie
www.letswalkvacations.com
www.loughkey.ie
www.athlone.ie (Castle, Boat trips, Clonmacnoise)
www.greenway.ie (cycling or walking in Mayo)
www.burrennationalpark.ie - The Burren
www.connemaranationalpark.ie - Park Amenity & Diamond Hill
www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie - Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
http://www.galwaytourism.ie/galway-things-to-do/

General information for doing things with children -
www.mykidstime.ie

We're sure you'd have a great time in our local area. We will treat your home with the utmost respect and care. We are open to all enquiries and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Private parking
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood is friendly and has nice scenery. It is a great location for touring as there are many interesting sights in this area of Ireland - West of Ireland.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

From our house there are nice walks and by car you can visit many of the famous sites in the West of Ireland

Our favourite restaurants

  • The Hungry Bookwork
  • Dough Bro
  • The Meadow Court

Cafés & bars

  • Hopes Bakery and Cafe
  • Kings Head (Pub with Live Music)
  • The Crane (Pub with Live Music)

Special places to shop

  • Supervalue
  • Aldi
  • Pennys

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Traditional Music Sessions in the Pubs
  • Swimming inthe sea or in the local lake
  • Visiitng the Town Hall Theater to see a play or a musical event

Walks or jogging paths

  • Portumna Forest Park
  • Coole Parke
  • The Golden Mile

Interesting day trips

  • The Burren Co. Clare
  • Connemara
  • Aran Islands

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 Needed

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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