Our home is a lovely, tranquil space - peaceful, light-filled and comfortable. We have spaces to curl up and read, settle in to watch a movie, chill out and listen to music, have a coffee and chat or entertain friends for dinner or drinks in the garden.
Downstairs our house is more or less open plan - the hall opens into the living room and the kitchen and dining area. The living room is at the front of the house and via French doors, it opens into the kitchen and dining area at the back of the house so they flow very easily into one another. They can also be closed off from one another - if someone wants to watch a movie in the living room while others want to chat or play music in the kitchen! There's also a WC downstairs - just off the hall.
There's plenty of books around the place upstairs and downstairs and a massive selection of games, quizzes and board games. We have vinyl and CD players and lots of both around however if none are to your taste then of course there's Alexa and WIFI to play your own collection. We are all current affairs and documentary buffs in our house so there's a radio in every room. The TV is in the living room - we have SKY, Netflix and Amazon Prime and we also have a DVD player with a selection of DVDs if you cannot find something you like on the streaming services.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms - one has a superking size bed and the other two are doubles - two are at the back of the house and one is at the front - it's pretty quiet most of the time - we have double glazed windows and they do a good job of keeping out loud noises! The office/study is also upstairs at the front of the house and so is the main bathroom which has a shower and a bath.
The back wall of the house is three glass double French doors which open out completely onto the back garden - on sunny and bright days this is a really pleasant option! There are a few nice places to sit and relax in the back garden - there's a comfy bench, a couple of sun loungers parked in the best sunspot in the garden, you can take meals outside where we have a table and chairs and right at the back of the garden, we have a gazebo where you can take a coffee or a glass of wine in the evening and relax.
Our son loves every and any kind of game with a ball so we have a basketball hoop, a goal, a hurling rebounder and every type of ball and bat! There's also plenty of other outdoor toys such as water guns and Nerf guns, slingshots, water balloons, tennis rackets, skateboard, scooter, pogo stick, razor cart and hover board - the usual paraphernalia for a bit of outdoor fun and diversion!
There's a downstairs and an upstairs - outside is the garage and a small garden shed at the back of the garden - you have access to all of the house inside and out.
Your plan may be to stay in Dublin and its environs – if you do, you will not be short of things to do and experiences to enjoy and we’ll be happy to help you discover what it is that would fire your passion and tickle your fancy about this lovely city.
However, you may also want to use our place as a base and travel to other parts of Ireland – Ireland is not a big country and there’s a great deal to enjoy – again we will be so happy to help you learn more and signpost you towards what might be most fulfilling for you.
For getting around the area and popping in and out of town, we have two adult electric bikes which you are most welcome to use and a bike suitable for a 10 - 11-year-old also - this one is not electric!
We are happy also for you to use both our cars - one is a Citroen C5 Aircross and the other is Citroen C4 Cactus. The Cactus is great for tipping around for shorter journeys while the Aircross is larger and very comfortable if you plan to travel around Ireland and do some exploring. The Aircross has a trailer hitch and roof mounted carriers for the bikes.
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In our area we have wonderful walks and parks, we are close to the mountains and the sea and on our doorstep is Dublin city with all it has to offer. There are shops, cinemas, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, pitch & putt and golf courses, theatres and anything else you might think of within walking and cycling distance of our home.
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From, Dublin airport, it’s about 30 minutes’ drive to our house and there’s an air coach service that also brings you close to where we live. If you arrive to Ireland by ferry, it will take you 30 minutes or so to come from Dublin or Dun Laoghaire ports and about two hours if you arrive at Rosslare. If you arrive by train into Heuston station, it will take you about 30 – 40 minutes to get to ours using the tram system.
Dublin Airport is about 30 mins by car from our home - if it is rush hour and traffic is heavy, it will be a little longer.
Most conveniences are easily within walking and cycling distance and our cars are also available to you. The area is served by Dublin Bus and the tram system called the LUAS. The nearest bus stop is about 2 minutes from our house and the nearest LUAS station is about 6 minutes’ walk – both will take about 20 minutes to get you into the city centre.
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Happy to help or signpost or answer questions about your visit to Ireland if I can!
We had a great home exchange with Mary, John and Kena in August 2022. Their lovely, very cozy house has a large garden and a great terrace for sunny days and is located in the upmarket Southern suburb of Churchtown. It has very convenient access to Dublin centre by the modern and fast tramway; shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Mary and John provided us with lots of practical information about their home and things to see and do in the area; they are very kind people we very much enjoyed communicating with.
We also swapped cars with them which wasn't necessary for most of Dublin but excellent for a trip to the Wicklow mountains that were a huge contrast to downtown Dublin.
We really had a great time in Dublin in Mary and John's house. It is spacious and has everything you need. There're enough books to keep you busy for a year and enough games to play if the weather is a bit rainy. They also have a nice office, which was really useful since we both had some work to do. The house was really comfortable and it felt like home instantly.
The location is perfect, just a few minute walk to the tram station that will take you to the city centre in around 15-20 minutes. We couldn’t swap cars, but they let us ride their electric bikes. So, we went on a beautiful tour along the coast. The supermarkets are within a couple minutes, walking or biking distance.
Dublin is a lively city, there is enough to see and experience for everyone. If you want to go for a drink at a pub, whiskey or Guinness tasting, shopping or just a relaxing day at the park. Dublin has it all. And if you’re lucky like us, you might be able to go to a Riverdance show. If you’re not so much of a city person, there is enough to do around the city, like going on a hike in Howth.
It was our first home exchange on PLU and we loved every minute. John, Mary and Kena you guys are a lovely family. The communication was perfect and we had such a great time. We highly recommend exchanging with you!
John, Mary and Kena took great care of our home. They left everything perfectly behind. The communication was perfect. We messaged on PLU and had a call prior to seeing each other. We saw them on the first day of the exchange in our house. Which was really useful to swap the keys and give them a quick tour. It felt familiar immediately. They are a lovely, kind and trustworthy family
We had a really lovely stay at Martin and Friederike's home in Berlin in August 2022. Their apartment is spacious, airy and comfortable and we had everything we needed for our comfort and convenience. Their apartment is in a wonderful location - the beautiful leafy suburbs of the Schoenberg area - with a playground just across the road and lovely cafes, restaurants, grocery shops and public transport options within easy reach. The Gunthers' neighbours are warm and welcoming and so helpful and we felt very much at home and at our ease. We also exchanged cars and although we only used it twice during our stay it was great to be able to avail of it to travel to locations further afield - we really recommend a visit to one of the beautiful nearby lakes. We cannot imagine a lovelier place to stay than here when exploring this extraordinary city - we loved our time and it was a joy to exchange with Martin and Friederike!
Martin and Friederike were a great couple of exchange with - they had much more exchanging experience than us and we had two calls together before we arrived in each other's homes to meet each other and chant through all aspects of our exchange - this was really valuable and we learned lots of useful things! They had put together a really useful little handbook with information about their home, the area and Berlin which was very helpful and gave us great ideas about our own little handbook for our exchange partners! We knew our home was in excellent hands and they left everything in perfect order - they were so easy to communicate with, warm and kind and very trustworthy and reliable in every way - it was a pleasure to exchange with this wonderful couple!
Femke and Harm's home is so lovely! It is so comfortable, easy to live in and wonderfully relaxing and cooling during some warm and sunny weather in Drunen! We had everything we could possibly need - a great cook's kitchen, a gloriously comfortable couch where we curled up and read and watched great movies at night time and gorgeously comfortable beds! They have a pool outside which we loved and it was such a pleasure during the very hot weather to be able to cool down.
Their house is in a most convenient location too - we were a 5 minute walk from a bus station where an excellent and regular bus service brought us into the main train station of the capital of North Brabant - Den Bosch and from there we could take buses or trains to any part of the Netherlands. We loved Den Bosch itself - a great little city - the Design Museum and the North Brabant museum are really worth a visit. With ease and only using public transport, we also visited in and around Eindhoven, Tilburg, Delft, Deventer, Den Haag, Gouda, Amsterdam and Rotterdam - returning each evening to our lovely home from home - tired, happy and so grateful to have Femke and Harm's beautiful home in which to stay!
It was our first exchange here on PLU and it was such a pleasure to be able to stay at Femke and Harm's home - we consider ourselves very lucky indeed - we would exchange with them any time again and couldn't recommend them highly enough!
We were so delighted to be able to meet Femke and Harm briefly before they headed off to the airport - what a pleasure to meet this lovely couple whom we would recommend so highly as exchange partners! They were so warm and welcoming and gave us great information - from the beginning of our agreement with one another, it was so easy to communicate and Femke was very quick to respond any time to needed to communicate. They have their own home so wonderfully organised and comfortable and left our place in perfect condition - a wonderful couple - so trustworthy and reliable - top PLUers!