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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Blessington, County Wicklow

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Kevin T M
2 reviews
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“Beautiful holiday home!”
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We spent a wonderful week at the Cow House; a unique and special holiday home. The location right outside of Blessington was perfect for us. A short trip to anything we wanted to visit including my wife's hometown, Russborough House, the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Brittas Bay beach, Dublin, Blessington Lakes, fishing, pubs, etc. We were busy ;-)

The house itself was a great find; fresh and modern with all the amenities - in an old farm setting. The transformation from an old stone farm building to a unique, cozy, holiday home is stunning. Radiant heat concrete floors, concrete counters and stair feature, all the natural wood, plus the old stone; it is gorgeous. It was a perfect self-catering home and just the right place for our extended stay (we moved right next door to the Turkey House about half-way through). The garden was absolutely stunning (June Blake's Garden). To get up early and walk around the garden with a hot cup of tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening was a highlight of our vacation.

Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or gracious. Communication during booking was quick and thorough, check-in was easy, everything we needed was there, and they were close by if something came up. We would see them often around the property and have great conversations about its history as a working farm and subsequent transformation into a beautiful garden and accommodations. We had discussions about Ireland, June's garden, advice on where to eat, suggestions on sites to visit; etc. We felt very at home.

We are already planning our next trip to Ireland and know exactly where to stay!

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Liked best: Architecture including the sliding windows that make you feel like you are right in the courtyard.
Liked least: Leaving...
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Alexander...
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“With attention to detail”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Guests at the “Cow House” can explore the enthusiasm from June for beauty and attention to detail: In the garden and in the house.
The historical house radiates warmth and security, even though the architecture is modern. Lots of light is in the house, an interesting lighting, glass bathrooms, an extraordinary staircase, self-made furniture, high quality equipment in the kitchen and always interesting views into the courtyard, garden and the Wicklow Mountains.
And then the enchanting garden ... we were there in August ... certainly one of the best months to visit, when you love plants. Lilies and dahlias shine in the morning sun, grasses swaying in the breeze. A little walk in the morning or evening sun - as in paradise ...
The location is ideal. Both for a city break to Dublin if you do not want to stay right in town as well as for visiting the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Locations of Braveheart are just around the corner and Glendalough, the home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. And the most famous Garden of Ireland, Powerscourt, with its spectacular waterfall, lies beyond the mountains on the way to the coast.
We can recommend the Cow House and June Blakes Garden anyone who appreciates these qualities.
P.S .: Also evening strolls on the cow and sheep pastures to the garden of Jimi Blake at the top of the hill with an overwhelming view over the Wicklow Mountains are worthwhile.

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Liked best: The gardens
Liked least: a little bit of traffic sound during the rush hours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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breedaroc...
County Wexford, Ireland
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“Memorable Experience”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Cow House is a fabulous place to stay in......comfortable and interesting,located in June's colourful,inspiring garden

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Liked best: the interesting house design and the lovely garden
Liked least: not having more time to stay longer!
Travelling group: Friends
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brendan a
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“troublesome booking and lack of Interest”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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After having several attempts to book the property we persisted despite the lack of interest from the owners...also had to request on two occasions to get our deposit returned had we not who knows!!
On arrival no real welcome or even an intro just shown the building from across the courtyard. Insisted on having an intro to the facilities was shown around by two very young though charming children of the owners representive who stood by the front doorway totally uninterested... during my six days there although the owner was in residence there was made no attempt to introduce herself.
The building indeed interesting but a bit of design over function and a bit heartless... TV there but no channels only wanted to watch Rugby but hi ho no result.... went to local pub...
Overall in my opinion a very disappointing stay but could have been better if a bit of Irish charm been shown...

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Liked best: garden
Liked least: owners attitude
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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OnTheRoad...
Melbourne,Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed 3 wonderful days and nights in 'The Cow House' in June Blakes' stunning garden. The award winning conversion combines a contemporary interior inside an old stone shed. The inside is both warm and comfortable and to wander the garden is a treat.
We will be back.

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Liked best: Polished Concrete floors and benches.
Liked least: Bathrooms are a little quirky
Travelling group: Extended Family
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