Lisieux House is surrounded by green fields and an organic vegetable garden on the shore of the largest lake in the British Isles. It is the home of Edwin and Mahvash Graham. We often have young international volunteers who work with us in the garden (WWOOF volunteers). The house is over 200 years old and has had a reputation for hospitality all its life - a reputation we are keen to keep! In good weather guests are welcome to take our kayaks on the lough.
We have one triple bedroom with ensuite. We also have a twin room that is listed separately. If needed we can put an extra bed in the triple room to accommodate 4 people. Guests have full access to the other parts of the house and are welcome to join us for our normal family activities. We are vegetarian and we have a small organic vegetable garden. Our home is a traditional Irish farmhouse with wood burning stoves that make it cosy in the winter. We are in the middle of the beautiful Irish countryside about 35 minutes from Belfast. Within a mile there is a pub, a restaurant and a bird sanctuary. We are located on the shore of the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland
Guests are free to use our kitchen to prepare meals. Guests also have access to the living room, dining room, and garden. We are happy for guests to arrive any time in the afternoon or evening up to midnight but it is helpful to know in advance the approximate time of arrival.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy extensive interaction with our guests. In the summer we normally have international volunteers staying with us who assist with our small organic garden in a scheme called WWOOF (worldwide opportunities on organic farms).
Other things to note
There is ample space for parking around the house
We have a smokers room in the garden. Outdoor shoes are kept in the porch. Otherwise we expect guests to treat our house like their own home.
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I enjoy travelling to other places and meeting people. I have travelled in the Far East, the Middle East, America and most countries in Europe. My wife, Mahvash, is from Iran so we have many multicultural connections. When I'm not visiting people in other countries my next most favourite thing is to host people from different countries in our home. We have had an amazingly diverse group of visitors to our home.
We really enjoy having guests. In the summer we have young volunteers who come to work in our organic garden. The combination of volunteers and guests means that our house always interesting with enjoyable activities.