About this listing
Large, comfortable double room with private bathroom in characterful 200 year-old house. Bed can be one king-size or two singles. Use of kitchen, conservatory and sitting-room, plus access to stunning 4 acre garden. Double room also available.
This unique house is quiet, comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Situated at the bottom of an avenue of ancient lime trees, it is enclosed by other mature trees. An ideal place for a romantic get-away, but also close to wonderful amenities - three top-notch race-courses, angling on the River Liffey, hill-walking and climbing in the Wicklow mountains (just 45 minutes away) and proximity to the delights of Dublin city (bus and train service from Sallins and Clane).
Guest have access to a cosy sitting-room with TV and wood-burning stove, large kitchen/conservatory, piano room with well-stocked book-shelves, computer room and, of course, amazing woodland and water garden
Interaction with Guests
Host is freely available for advice and conversation with her guests. " I love talking to visitors, but if talk is not your thing, I am happy to let you have your space."
This is a quiet neighbourhood. There are mainly young families in the immediate vicinity, but as all homes are in their own gardens, the quiet is undisturbed.
The Arrow train service runs from Sallins (2 km distance) to Dublin, Celbridge, Newbridge and Kildare town. A bus service to Dublin is available in Clane (3 km distance). I am happy to pick up guests from Naas, Sallins or Clane and drop them off at bus and train stops.
Other Things to Note
As a qualified EFL (English as Foreign Language) teacher, I would be happy to help with your conversational English, but I would also be available for formal classes.
Courtesy and respect is expected. Smoking is allowed in the house, but is strictly forbidden in bedrooms.
Emer was a welcoming and ideal host for our stay. From the moment we arrived she had a smile on her face and the kettle on! The house itself is a beautifully converted gate house with lots of old world charm. There are lovely gardens surrounding it, and is in a great location for easy access to Clane or Sallins. It would be perfect as a rental for a big family get together or if you are like myself and my boyfriend, just as a night away! I couldn't reccomend it more!
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About the Host, Emer
I'm a middle-aged lady, who loves travelling, meeting new people, playing tennis, hill-walking, cooking and eating good food, reading, gardening and enjoying my grand-children. I live in a quiet part of Co. Kildare, in beautiful countryside, but I love to get away to exotic locations. Last walking holiday was in the fabulous Atlas Mountains in Morocco. I am a classics student with an Masters degree in Greek and Roman civilization.
I love my home. My house is extremely comfortable and full of character, and my garden is, I think, very beautiful. I would love to share both with you. If you would care to be my guest, I can offer you a country location that is close to Dublin, but which is interesting in itself. I am a couple of miles from the nearest villages, so it would be good if you were a driver, but I am happy to meet you and drop you off the buses and trains.
As a qualified EFL (English as a foreign language) teacher, I can help you if your conversationalEnglish needs brushing up, and I can also give you formal private tuition if you wish, although this would cost extra.
My life motto is 'Enjoy the days. You'll be dead long enough!'