© Walkers' Home Swap, 2014

Welcome

We live between the lovely villages of Kesh, Belleek and Pettigo on the edge of Lough Erne, set in rural County Fermanagh, in the north west of Ireland.

We usually arrange a number of home exchanges each year. We are interested in short breaks within Ireland / UK throughout the year and abroad during Easter and Summer. We are looking for an exchange during October/November 2014 (25 Oct-1 Nov). We are also available in April 2015 (2 – 11) and from 4 July to 12 August. We are open to offers so please feel free to contact us.

Our home is 8 miles from the villages of Kesh and Belleek and 3 miles from Pettigo. We enjoy spectacular views over Lough Erne. There is plenty to do and see in Fermanagh – Belleek Pottery, Devenish Island, Castle Archdale, Marble Arch caves, County town of Enniskillen with the award winning Ardhowen theatre, National Trust properties such as CastleCoole, Crom and Florencecourt, ruins of castles, pony trekking, golf, fishing, water sports and walking. 

A path in Castle Caldwell If this is not enough to keep you occupied our home is also ideally situated to tour the rest of Northern Ireland – Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills distillery, Ballintoy Harbour, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Sperrin and Mourne mountains, Titanic Quarter Belfast, Ulster American Folk Park, Glens of Antrim, Londonderry.

Ballintoy Harbour - North Coast We live a few kilometres from County Donegal; close to a number of beautiful beaches and to Sligo and the west of Ireland. Belfast is 2 hours by car and 2.5 hours to Dublin.
Should you wish to travel a little further afield there are cheap flights www.ryanair.com or www.easyjet.com to England and Scotland.

If you enjoy comfortable surroundings with peace and tranquility yet close enough to beautiful sights and a wide range of activities, then why not contact us to discuss an exchange. (Our dog who appears in some of the photos is unfortunately no longer with us).

A car is provided in the exchange arrangements but drivers must be under 70 years of age and have a clean driving licence. Have a look at the links on the left to find out more about us, our home and area.

Our most recent exchange partners Ruedi and Christine from Switzerland wrote:

We enjoyed our stay a lot! It’s an ideal spot from which to explore the peacefulness and beauty of the Lough Erne region on a sunny day whether by car, on the bike , on foot, while boating the wonderfully varied loughs or visiting one of the stately homes.

We also found much to discover further afield: Donegal and its beaches and the treasures of Ulster’s northwestern coastline.

Or then we whiled away our time in their pleasant home surrounded by countryside and within walking distance of Kesh. We just loved their sun-room – which even features a cosy fireplace, should the weather turn nasty.

Communication before our exchange was excellent. We were lucky enough to meet the Walkers at the airport – which was a most pleasant beginning of a very enjoyable holiday. We were provided with ample information about the area at their home – and we had the pleasure of meeting their delightful mothers for a chat over tea – including delicious home-baked scones! Thanks a lot, Mervyn and Adele, for a most successful exchange!

One of our recent home exchange partners, Henry and Ulli wrote: We are just back from a very enjoyable and successful home exchange with the Walker family in Kesh, Northern Ireland. In fact it was definitely one of the best exchanges we have ever had. We are very experienced home exchangers with almost 30 exchanges during the last 20 years.

Mikael & Sabine wrote: Northern Ireland is a hidden pearl to discover and this house in Co Fermanagh is the perfect starting point to explore it with family. We warmly recommend this place.
 
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