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Our family-friendly home is bright and spacious with a full kitchen and lots of space to relax — a comfy livingroom, a walk-through study, an office/bedroom and a south-west facing garden. This old residential house (1930s) is artfully decorated with white-painted original wooden floors, white walls with a smattering of original artwork and 20th century design furniture classics that makes it modern, fun and comfortable. We are just 5km from Dame Street, which is the dead centre of Dublin city, and most areas of the city are easily accessible from where we live.
If you are a book lover there are shelves with hundreds of books to be found and enjoyed on the Eames rocking chair for nights in beside the fire. For film lovers, our DVD collection has hundreds of classic films (though we do not subscribe to cable TV, just basic terrestrial channels and Netflix).
If you like to cook we have a kitchen that has everything you could need, a kitchen table which seats up to five and all typical mod-cons. There is a second chest freezer and a microwave. You can make the best fresh coffee each morning with our Gaggia espresso coffee machine and grinder.
There are three bedrooms. The main bedroom is spacious and has a king-size double bed. The second bedroom doubles as an office if you need to work during your stay. It has a high-quality and comfortable sofa-bed — perfect for one adult or two children. The third box-room has a single bed and a cot for a child up to two years only. We also have a fold-out foam Z chair-bed suitable to sleep a child.
If you’re traveling with a small child we have everything you need (high chair, changing mat, bath and cot) but they will be out of sight for anyone who isn’t traveling with children.
The bathroom has an eight-inch rain-shower head and a bath.
If you are lucky enough to get a spell of good weather, our south-west facing garden captures the sun from late morning until sundown. We have a hammock and a patio area with tables and chairs.
Our home is situated on a quiet residential street in the south-west Dublin suburb of Drimnagh. It's a street that is very quiet during the day and even quieter at night. This is a typical blue-collar Dublin community, typified by long rows of three-bedroom terraced houses. In 10 years of living here we have found Drimnagh to be safe and quiet.
The actor Gabriel Byrne grew up here. Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children is around the corner, while the canal straddles the left side of the area. There are three major supermarkets in the neighbourhood, while just five minutes on foot you can find our local butchers, our local shop for small supplies and our local greengrocer all of which are cheap and friendly. The greengrocer also gets fish in off the boat every Wednesday and Friday. (We can verify as to its freshness because we're big fish eaters).
The city of Dublin is actually quite small and it is easy to get around. Drimnagh is right on the rim of the city centre before the deeper suburbs. If you have a car, you can get to Dame Street (5km) — the dead centre of Dublin — in less than 15 minutes during the day, quicker at the weekends or night. If you want to get the bus you will be whisked into town in 15 to 20 minutes, depending on time of day. (There are two different stops with multiple routes both a two-minute walk away). There is also the highly efficient Luas (tram line). The closest stop is a seven minutes' walk away and it takes 15 to 20 minutes to get into town, depending on where you are going. At night, a taxi from the city centre to our home costs about €14.
If you want to travel out of Dublin, you are well-served: the main route to the west of Ireland at the Red Cow roundabout is five minutes' travel from the front door in the other direction.
Nearby amenities include the Phoenix Park, 3.5km from our house, which is the biggest park in Europe, Guinness Storehouse (4km), the Irish Museum of Modern Art at Kilmainham (3.6km), Heuston train station for trains to the south and west of Ireland (4km).
• Main bedroom — 2 guests
• Office bedroom — 1 guest or 2 children
• Children's bedroom — 1 guest
• Additional sleeping — 1 cot and 1 fold-out bed for a child.
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