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Bruff, Ireland

Our farmhouse

Our farmhouse

Our fields winter 2018

Our fields winter 2018

Entrance hall to our home

Entrance hall to our home

Nearby lake Lough Gur

Nearby lake Lough Gur

Nearby Hill of Lough Gur- an easy climb amazing veiws!

Nearby Hill of Lough Gur- an easy climb amazing veiws!

Bedroom  2 looks out to our fields and mountains

Bedroom 2 looks out to our fields and mountains

Upstairs hallway

Upstairs hallway

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom with shutters closed

Master bedroom with shutters closed

Master bedroom ensuite

Master bedroom ensuite

Upstairs bathroom

Upstairs bathroom

Kitchen-  fireside

Kitchen- fireside

Veiw from kitchen to entrance hall

Veiw from kitchen to entrance hall

Utility/ laundry room

Utility/ laundry room

Downstairs toilet & shower

Downstairs toilet & shower

Jeep available to drive down the farm :-)

Jeep available to drive down the farm :-)

Cal playing on the tractor

Cal playing on the tractor

Toyota Avensis ready for exchange

Toyota Avensis ready for exchange

Cal and his cousin feeding calves

Cal and his cousin feeding calves

Enjoying a swim in Lough Gur

Enjoying a swim in Lough Gur

Co Kerry has lots of beautiful beaches

Co Kerry has lots of beautiful beaches

20 min away Clare Glens,  beautiful for walking & swimming

20 min away Clare Glens, beautiful for walking & swimming

1.25hrs : The cliffs of Moher and the ARAN Islands, next stop America!

1.25hrs : The cliffs of Moher and the ARAN Islands, next stop America!

Our farmhouse Our fields winter 2018 Entrance hall to our home Nearby lake Lough Gur Nearby Hill of Lough Gur- an easy climb amazing veiws! Bedroom  2 looks out to our fields and mountains Upstairs hallway Master bedroom Master bedroom with shutters closed Master bedroom ensuite Upstairs bathroom Kitchen-  fireside Veiw from kitchen to entrance hall Utility/ laundry room Downstairs toilet & shower Jeep available to drive down the farm :-) Cal playing on the tractor Toyota Avensis ready for exchange Cal and his cousin feeding calves Enjoying a swim in Lough Gur Co Kerry has lots of beautiful beaches 20 min away Clare Glens,  beautiful for walking & swimming 1.25hrs : The cliffs of Moher and the ARAN Islands, next stop America!
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Member since

2013


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 04, 2020 - April 19, 2020 1 weeks

5-10 days over the Easter Holidays

July 01, 2020 - August 19, 2020 2 weeks

7-21 days. Interested in coastal USA in July but interested and open to all suggestions!

Renovated Stone Coach House in Limerick, south west of Ireland

Our detached 150 year old converted barn is in the village of Holycross, 3km from the small town of Bruff, in the south west of Ireland. We are located in the countryside beside the famous medieval lake of “Lough Gur”, and 25 minutes from the city of Limerick and 50 minutes from Cork city. Our 320 sq meter house is set in a large garden with a treehouse, sand pit and trampoline, swings and a slide. Our ponies and goats overlook the garden. We have a very large patio with BBQ dining and lounge areas. Our house is surrounded by our fields (30 hectares) great for walks and picnics in the summer, but never lonely as we have friendly neighbours beside us also.

We have 4 bedrooms upstairs, 3 double rooms and one single, 2 bathrooms with both baths (a jacuzzi bath in the main bedroom) and showers. Downstairs also has a toilet and shower room, large kitchen and dining area and large utility room, a sitting room and a large kids playroom.

Wifi broadband internet and 20+ TV channels.

Our village has a shop and a pub serving food within less than 5 minute walk from our house. There is a lovely walk/bike nature trail also a few minutes walk away. The lake nearby is great for walks and picnics and has a tourist information center. In the little town of Bruff you can find a supermarket, pharmacies, pubs, restaurant, coffee shops etc.

There are many nature walks, mountain biking and tourist attractions nearby. Our house is also a great location for touring southern Ireland as due to it's central location- most of the main tourist spots and cities (Cork Kerry Galway) can be reached within 1-1.5 hr

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Engineer & Nurse Specialist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8
  • Living Area: 320 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • United States
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Portugal
  • Australia

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Shannon - 40km

  • golfing Ballyneety Golf Course (13.7 km)
  • lake Lough Gur (1.8 km)
  • boating Lough Derg (73.9 km)
  • shopping Old English Market, Cork (23.0 km)
  • forest Ballyhoura Mountains (38.8 km)
  • beach Ballybunion (93.9 km)
  • river River Shannon, Killaloe (51.1 km)
  • sea Youghal (99.3 km)
  • mountains Galtee Mountains (38.9 km)

We live in the village of Holycross, 3km from Bruff town. It is a beautiful countryside location in southern Ireland, near the lake of Lough Gur. A larger medieval town of Kilmallock is 15 minute drive and Limerick city with great shopping, weekend markets, medieval castle and cathedrals is an easy 25minute drive. We are in the ideal location for exploring the south of Ireland as a 100km drive or less will bring you to most famous tourist locations in the southern Ireland- Cork, Galway, Killarney, the Burren, cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands and over 20 blue flag beaches.
We are also near the Ballyhoura mountains with thier world famous mountain bike trails., and great for long walks. If you enjoy boat trips we are 30mintues from the beautiful large lake Lough Derg and Killaloe village. For those who reallly adore shopping, the largest shopping outlet center in Ireland (similar to America) can be found 1.5 hour on the motorway (Kildare village outlet).

Occupation

  • Engineer & Nurse Specialist

Children

  • Boy - Age: 9
  • Girl - Age: 7

Pets

  • Dogs goats ponies

About Our Family

We are a relaxed family who enjoy nature- especially the sea- the outdoor life, traveling and new places and cultures , nice food and being with our friends.

Lifestyle

We live beside the famous lake Lough Gur, on a farm in a rural area and enjoy the outdoor life- walking, cycling, spending weekends touring parts of Ireland in our caravan, as we live so centrally in The South. We love being with our pets and animals on the farm too. But we are also happy to be within 20 mins of Limerick city. We love to travel, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and trying new foods..

References

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