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Co. Waterford., Irlanda

Front garden (1 of 4) and front of house

Front garden (1 of 4) and front of house

Conservatory and patio

Conservatory and patio

Second bedroom

Second bedroom

Living Room (1 of 2)

Living Room (1 of 2)

Kitchen with big window fully facing the main views and sun

Kitchen with big window fully facing the main views and sun

The raised garden at rear, overlooking conservatory and patio

The raised garden at rear, overlooking conservatory and patio

Main bedroom en-suite

Main bedroom en-suite

Bedroom 4 - poolroom and kids library

Bedroom 4 - poolroom and kids library

Conservatory, from rear

Conservatory, from rear

View from front of house eg from kitchen

View from front of house eg from kitchen

Dining room and kitchen. Window in pic faces south and looks over the patio

Dining room and kitchen. Window in pic faces south and looks over the patio

Sitting Room (1 of 2)

Sitting Room (1 of 2)

Utility room (washing machine, dryer etc)

Utility room (washing machine, dryer etc)

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3

Front garden and house, from the road

Front garden and house, from the road

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bathroom

Main bathroom

Front garden (1 of 4) and front of house Conservatory and patio Second bedroom Living Room (1 of 2) Kitchen with big window fully facing the main views and sun The raised garden at rear, overlooking conservatory and patio Main bedroom en-suite Bedroom 4 - poolroom and kids library Conservatory, from rear View from front of house eg from kitchen Dining room and kitchen. Window in pic faces south and looks over the patio Sitting Room (1 of 2) Utility room (washing machine, dryer etc) Bedroom 3 Front garden and house, from the road Main bedroom Main bathroom
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1 storey house in Co. Waterford., Ireland

 
FLEXIBLE TRAVELLER    We can arrange to travel with or without children according to your preference. Open to all offers.
 
THE AREA    My house is in a quiet rural location, but it's only 20 minutes from:
* a very large city (Waterford),
* one of Ireland's best beach resorts (Tramore, 20 min),
* great mountain hiking (Comeraghs, 20 min),
* Waterford Crystal tour,
* mini-railway (2 min), 
* exceptional walking in secluded areas.

In the village there are 3 shops, 3 restaurants, 2 pubs, playground -- all 3 min drive.
 
THE HOUSE    Four big bedrooms, main bedroom is en-suite, satellite TV, theatre sound system, free broadband, use of computer, cordless phones. Stove in the living room.
 
Conservatory and spacious patio, picnic bench. Raised garden at the back with spectacular views, fully sheltered and facing the sun. Plenty of bikes.

Use of new car.
 
The Family    Don is a secondary teacher.Imelda is a teacher. We have four teenage children.
 
Airports: Nearest is in Waterford city. Direct flights are limited. Cork airport 2 hours. Dublin airport 2.5 hours.
 
Waterford city is in the ‘Sunny South-East’ of Ireland. About 50% more sun than the west coast. It is Ireland's fifth city.
 
SCENERY    We are about 15 k from the coast. Spectacular coastal scenery, including lighthouses, sea-arches and cliff-walks. Two major mountain ranges nearby.
 
HORSES & EQUESTRIAN CENTRE    There is a livery (horses B & B) opposite the house. There is an equestrian centre 5 k away. Book horse rides and lessons. 
 
THE VILLAGE    2 km away.  2 pubs, Chinese restaurant, diner, 3 supermarkets, children’s playground.  
 
WALKS    Fantastic views. Many quiet side-roads.
Local forests (5 k). Cars are not allowed, so walk in comfort.
 
MANORS & WALKS   
Ireland’s largest landed estate (Curraghmore 5 k) has a river, pheasants, and a manor house. Free access to the extensive grounds.
 
A second similar landed estate (Mount Congreve 5 k) with a big manor house. World-renowned gardens.
 
CHILDREN PLAYING    Playground in the village. Sports pitch nearby, free access. 
 
THE CITY    12 km by motorway. Shopping, dining, pubs, etc.
 
NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY    Ireland’s only narrow-gauge railway starts 1 k from the house and runs along the river valley into the edge of the city. A 15 k round trip.
 
MOUNTAINS    Comeragh mountains, 3,000 feet peaks, (20 min). Knockmaeldown Mountains, 25 k further west.
 
SEA-SIDE RESORT & QUIETER BEACHES   
Tramore is Ireland’s most popular seaside resort (10 k). Beach, indoor and outdoor amusements, indoor heated swimming pool, boating lake. The heated pool (Splashworld) is open all year. Google it.
 
There are also 4 secluded beaches nearby (20 min) for a quiet swim.
 
BOATING & FISHING    A nearby very big reservoir offers rowing boats and fly-fishing. Permits from the tourist office. 
 
SWIMMING POOLS    As well as the Splashworld heated pool in Tramore there are two public indoor heated swimming pools (20 min), one in the city and one in a nearby town. Both have saunas, steam rooms and gyms.
 
GOLF    A pay-as-you-play golf course where membership is not necessary. This public course is one of the longest in Ireland.
 
CITY ATTRACTIONS
Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city. The best Viking and Norman city walls of any Irish city.
 
Reginald’s Tower is Ireland’s only Viking round tower in continuous use since 1000 a.d.
 
Waterford Crystal factory & shop is one of Ireland’s three most visited tourist sites.
 
Waterford Treasures is a child-friendly museum on local history. Interactive and multilingual. Appeals to adults and children.
 
People’s Park for strolls, coffee, children's play-park. 
 
Walking tour of Waterford city. Highly recommended. The guide (Jack Burtchaell) is exceptional: unusual expertise and a light touch. 

OTHER AREAS TO VISIT
DUBLIN 2 HOURS AWAY    Inexpensive train to Dublin (2.30 mins one way). Arrive in Dublin 10.00 a.m., leave 6.30 p.m. See all the best-known sights. Google Irish Rail.
 
COUNTY WATERFORD
Tramore    Maybe Ireland’s premier beach holiday resort. All the amusements, indoor and outdoor. Great beach walk around the sand dunes. Splashworld for a wet day. Child-oriented indoor pool with wave-machines, water-slides etc.
 
Dungarvan    40 km west. A fishing town in scenic surroundings. Typical small Irish county town. Colligan Woods are 8 k north of it  – noted for lovely wood and river walks.
 
Ardmore    15 km west of Dungarvan. Famous anti-Viking round tower, and lovely cliff walks. World-famous Cliff House Hotel for excellent (but expensive) dining. Stunning hotel.
 
The Waterford Show in Waterford’s City Hall. A genuine taste of Irish traditional singing and dancing. Strong performers. Summer only.
 
COUNTY WEXFORD 30 min
 
Ballyhack Castle: a small but worthy Crusader castle.
 
Duncannon Fort: as a defence against the Spanish Armada. Guided tours.
 
Ferrycarrig Heritage Park: entertaining introduction to ancient Irish history. Stone-age huts, cooking sites etc. All accurate, and fun for kids.
 
The Galley Cruising Restaurant: A  few hours cruise up-river and good dinner on-board. Very good value.
 
The Dunbrody Famine Ship: Replica of Famine coffin-ships
 
Hook Lighthouse & Peninsula: The oldest operating lighthouses in Europe. Guided tours, craft shop, tea rooms. Outstanding coastal erosion features. Loftus Hall is a famous haunted manor house nearby (Google it).
 
John F Kennedy Arboretum/Park: a huge natural park with playground, arboretum, walks, coffee shop.
 
Tintern Abbey: is a sister abbey of Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey in Wales. Sometimes guided tours, forest walks, tea rooms.
 
KILKENNY CITY   45 min on motorway. Very atmospheric. Kilkenny Castle is superb.
 
 
 

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La nostra famiglia

  • 2 Adulti
  • 4 Bambini
  • 8 Scambi effettuati

Occupazione

  • Teacher
  • Teacher

La nostra casa

  • Tipo di casa: Casa ad un piano
  • Piano: 0
  • Ambiente: In campagna
  • Camere da letto: 4
  • Bagni: 3
  • Posti letto: 7

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  • Biciclette: 6

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  • Uso/scambio della macchina
  • Luogo ideale per ritirarsi in tranquillità

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Il nostro quartiere

Occupazione

  • Teacher
  • Teacher

Bambini

  • Ragazzo - Età: 24
  • Ragazzo - Età: 20
  • Ragazzo - Età: 19
  • Ragazza - Età: 22

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