About this listing
It is a double bedroom upstairs with en-suite adjoining, which is only used by guests ( There is also a bathroom downstairs, which includes a whirlpool bath, lovely way to relax after a long flight.) I can provide an extra bed if required. THE STAIRS IS QUITE STEEP& MAY BE A PROBLEM FOR LESS AGILE PEOPLE, but generally not a problem. The kitchen is available for guests to use - it has the usual appliances you would expect to find in a modern kitchen.
For larger bookings, please note that we have another double room available downstairs with a bathroom adjacent to it. The bathroom includes a whirlpool bath, a nice way to relax after a busy day or a long flight. (Please refer to our other listing to book.)
Just a few mins.walk to bus stop or 15 min walk (or bus) to Swords where there is lots of great restaurants, pubs etc., which also serve good food at reasonable prices, great Shopping Centre - Pavillion Shopping Centre - where you can buy beautiful Irish gifts to take home, or you can get 'cheap n cheerful' souvenirs etc.,
There is a very good bus service to Dublin City where there are many tourist attractions - something to interest everyone. The regular bus service takes 30-40mins or SWORDS EXPRESS an award winning service, which takes approx 20 mins. The bus stop is 3 mins away. ( YOU MUST HAVE EXACT FARE FOR BUS - BE SURE TO HAVE SOME €EUROS) There is free wifi on board all buses. You can buy a LEAP CARD at the airport which is the best option, can be used on all buses & trains.
Anyone interested in history will enjoy Swords with it's Norman Castle which dates back to the 13th century. It was the residence of the 1st Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin. Also worth a visit is the 9th Century Round Tower where the only remaining relic of it's Medieval church is it's Belfry. Information is available from FingalTourism - which has an office centrally located in Swords
Newgrange World Heritage Site is a 5,000 year old Passage Tomb located in the Boyne Valley.This is one of the top visitor attractions in Ireland. This is a 40 min. drive from here and can be accessed by country roads which will take you off the beaten track allowing you to explore The Boyne Valley & enjoy the 'real' Irish experience.
There is a lovely park and river - The Ward River - here where I live. Great for a walk or for an early morning run, also outdoor exercise bikes etc for the more energetic, also a local Gym which facilitates non-members. A ten minute drive takes you into the countryside of Fingal including beautiful parks, with great playgrounds for children, beaches and fishing villages. Howth village & Harbour is well worth a visit with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and Coastal Walkway.
The Airport is a 15 min bus journey with buses running frequently, or taxi service which is even quicker. My local Cab Office does the airport run for €10 at any hour, which I will book for you. I also drop people to the airport occasionally, if they have young children or if they are experiencing problems with car-hire etc. TELL THE TAXI/CAB DRIVER THE HOUSE IS CLOSE TO THE CHURCH & SCHOOL.
I do not have a restriction on times to check in or out, obviously within reason. Guests can come directly from the Airport & enjoy a tea/coffee, a hot shower and a rest. We are not located in the Airport flight path, so no noisy planes to keep you awake. There is parking outside the house.
I like people to feel comfortable & relaxed in my home. Sometimes people like to sit around and relax before heading off on their adventures, I like people to feel this is their home for the duration of their stay.
Bedroom/bathroom kitchen & garden to rear of house which can be used by smokers & weather permitting enjoy eating 'al fresco'.
Interaction with Guests
Not always home but I leave clear instructions regarding key etc. Most people who stay like to have the house to themselves but my family also live nearby & can help with any problems that may arise.
Nice friendly neighbourhood with old & young people. There's a lovely park - known locally as 'the jacko' - with a river running through it. Within this area there are exercise machines & playing fields and also a great place to meet people walking their dogs. There are pathways through so it's perfect for a nice walk.
There is a very good bus service to Dublin City where there are many tourist attractions - something to interest everyone. The regular bus service takes 30-40mins or SWORDS EXPRESS an award winning service, which takes approx 20 mins. The bus stop is 3 mins away. ( YOU MUST HAVE EXACT FARE ) or you can buy tickets at the airport : 1 day 3 day or weekly tickets. A 'leap' card is also a good option.
Other Things to Note
There is a small shopping centre which has a supermarket, pharmacy, takeaway (fish & chips) Chinese takeaway and pub 'Peacocks', which serves great food.
Relax & enjoy my home.