London, United Kingdom,
Open to all destinations
Jul 12, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Our three bedroom home is set on 2 acres. It has a well equipped modern kitchen , a utility room , sitting room, office and two bathrooms. We have a vegetable and fruit garden that has a lot of produce in summer which you re welcome to eat during your stay. The house is a spacious 1800 square feet. We have lots of books, golf clubs, computer access.
THE LOCAL AREA.
We live 3 kilometers away from the bustling town of Portlaoise. Portlaoise contains lots of amenities such as large supermarkets, lots of restaurants ,cafes, a theatre and art gallery etc. There s also a newly built municipal swimming pool , gym and playground.In the immediate vicinity, there are lovely woods at the rear of the house for leisurely walking.
We live about 2 km from a large ancient fortress called the Rock of Dunamaise, a historical landmark in the county. Emo court, a large Palladian mansion is also a great place to go for a summer walk, or if you want you can take a tour of the house itself. We live in an area that has many local walks in woods if you like the outdoor life.
Nearby towns of Abbeyleix and Durrow are worth exploring for their award-winning cafes and pubs.There is a fabulous bakery in Abbeyleix.And a wonderful Castle in Durrow , operating as a very well known wedding destination. Here you can spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying some food and a drink in their restaurant. There's well known venue called Burtown House outside Athy that is famous for their organic garden and they sell their produce in their award winning restaurant.
We live a little more than an hour away from Dublin airport, Ireland's largest airport. It is the nearest airport to us. Cork airport is a little more than 2 hours away. Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer affordable flights to these airports daily.
Shopping:We live near Kildare Village, the designer outlet for an enjoyable days shopping.
Dublin(an hour away) has numerous attractions such as the Guinness Brewery, Dublin Zoo and St Stephen's Green. Kilkenny(three quarters of an hour away) is a medieval city that has a big castle to explore as well as lots of shops. Cork(2 hours away) is a historic city and home to a famous zoo called Foto Island. Galway and Clare are all within easy reach too. That's the beauty of Laois , everywhere is within easy reach.
Belfast is a three hour journey which is home to the spectacular new Titanic Museum.
If you have any questions you would like to ask about a house exchange, we are happy to answer them.
Setting: House - 2 or more floors / Main Residence, Rural
Entertainment: Computer available, DVD, Internet access, TV, Wireless Internet (WiFi), Family Room / Playroom
Amenities: Balcony / Deck, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Microwave Oven, Extensive Grounds, Peaceful Surroundings, View, Fireplace, Privacy / Seclusion, Equipped for Children, Garden, Heating, Garage, Electronics Docking Station, Parking included, Terrace / Patio
Extras: Babysitter available, Use of bicycle(s), Corner Shop, Pharmacy, Supermarket
Leisure: Park / Playground, Cafés, Gym / Health Club, Restaurants, Shopping
Cultural: Concerts, Galleries, Popular Monuments, Theatre
Transport: Bus, Train Station, Car Necessary
Conditions: Pet Care Needed Smoking Not Allowed, Car Exchange is offered/negotiable