Our little piece of heaven in the countryside Ireland - Co.Galway - Loughrea


sleeps 8

bedrooms 4

bathrooms 2

Our family

2 Adults 1 Child

Would love to visit

San Francisco, CA, United States, California, United States
Sep 14, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018

Exchange types

Home Exchange

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We live in a bright and warm house, it is welcoming and comfortable. We have 2800 sq ft of space and are situated on a 4 acre site. There is lawn to the front, and a patio to the immediate rear with 3 acres of young trees completing the planting. There is also a large walled vegetable garden and large greenhouse where a glass of wine can be enjoyed or fruit and vegetables harvested depending on the season. There are views from all aspects. Sheep and cows graze in nearby fields and in the evening deer can be seen coming out of the woods to graze. Scenic walks are almost compulsory, and we live on a quiet country road where there is minimal traffic. We do have a springer spaniel dog and 3 hens all of which would be taken care of in our absence. The dog is a working dog and does not enter the house. Smoking is not permitted in the house.
We live 8km from Loughrea town centre, in the foothills of the Slieve Aughty mountains. Baile Locha Riach (Irish) meaning town of the grey lake, lies on the southern shores of the lake - Lough Rea. The town was founded in 1236 by an anglo-saxon Richard de Burgo; and remains a bustling market town with the only still functioning medievel town moat in Ireland. This can best be seen along a charming 18th century mall known simply as "the walks".

Setting: House - 2 or more floors / Main Residence, Rural, Mountains

Entertainment: Computer available, DVD, Internet access, Piano, TV, Wireless Internet (WiFi), Family Room / Playroom

Amenities: Dishwasher, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Microwave Oven, Extensive Grounds, Peaceful Surroundings, View, Fireplace, Privacy / Seclusion, Garden, Heating, Parking included, Terrace / Patio

Extras: Use of bicycle(s), Bakery, Corner Shop, Pharmacy, Supermarket

Leisure: Park / Playground, Cafés, Gym / Health Club, Restaurants, Shopping

Cultural: Concerts, Theatre

Transport: Bus, Car Necessary

Conditions: Smoking Not Allowed, Car Exchange is offered/negotiable