Join our family in Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 5 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family of 2 adults, 2 teen boys, 2 energetic dogs and a cute cat!
    We live in a vibrant town with stunning local amenities, river walks, natural wooded walks, golf course and scenery.
    I am a school teacher in a local school and my husband is a Director of a company.
    Our house is almost 2 hundred years old, mostly built of stone with an additional stone cottage.
    We have fun additions to our garden with a hot tub and sauna.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would welcome our guest on our excursions be it a city break or a beach trip.
    Ireland is a diverse country and our county Kilkenny is steeped in heritage, a must on any travellers itinerary.

    Kilkenny is situation in the south east of the country. The city, 12km from our town Castlecomer, has its own tourist attractions, the Discovery Park, an 18 hole golf club, a fine hotel, cafes and a bank.
    Kilkenny is a medieval city with numerous attractions and a Castle on the river.
    Just over an hour from Dublin and easily accessible by bus or train.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Our family is dynamic and diverse in our activities. We love the outdoors, renovating our house, maintaining our garden but it’s a lot of work to keep it nice.
    My husband is often away with work and my son is at Uni so normal home chores build up. Little skills are needed but a lot of common sense is useful.
    A little help would go a long way in keeping the house guest ready!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A single room is available for the guest with WiFi included, a second bathroom (shower) is available for the use of the guest.
    Meals can be shared or separate (preferably shared).
    No smoking please.
    The house is large and old but comfortable. I will advise on suitable clothing and footwear depending on the time of year.
    The cat is in the house (downstairs) but spends most time sleeping, so please be aware of any allergies you may have.
    The dogs are mostly outside but occasionally come into the kitchen for a ‘social’ visit but mostly in their cages!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Daily chores may vary but are not time restrictive. Some days there will be minimal help while some days will be full time.
    We are easy going people with normal life busyness.
    We are used to guests in our home.

    Castlecomer, our town, is not on the main bus route but with a little careful planning and some help from me we can make sure you get that connection for you to explore further afield.

    The Discovery Park is local and within a short walking distance.
    We have a golf club that gives lovely views.
    We have 2 cafes, an ice cream parlour, 2 beauticians, 1 nail bar, a charity shop, several Irish bars, a hotel, a library, a walking track, a bank, supermarket, hairdressers, butchers, newsagents, post office, hardware, 3 pharmacies and a vegetable shop. No bakery but a selection of freshly baked and cooked products are available at the supermarket.
    Plenty to do and explore.
    My youngest son in learning French so some time may be allocated to speaking French with him.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good WiFi connection. No additional charge. Own room or dining room for working.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Close to property but not close enough for power link up. Smaller vans could or in drive at the back for hook up.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 635717574529

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