Despite its unprepossessing name the Turkey House is quite amazing. An ultra modern renovation of part of an old farm building, the Turkey House is an ideal space for up to 5 people. My wife and I enjoyed the space and the comfort, even if at times we were rattling around a bit.
The reason for picking the Turkey House for our stay in Blessington was, of course, June Blake and her wonderful garden, and we could not have been made more welcome by both June and her son Dara.
When not taking advantage of unrestricted access to the garden the location was great for visits to several other gardens in the area, and after a day traveling the well equipped kitchen at the Turkey House meant we could whip up an easy supper, while relaxing with as much wine as we wanted!
A great base in Wicklow.
Stayed here over Christmas/New Year 2017/2018.
Location suited with access to wonderful countryside (even in winter) and also a 20 min drive to family in Dublin south suburbs.
Turkey House was an interesting conversion which combined the feel of a traditional country cottage with a modern interior. Staying there was a nice change from anonymous rooms in hotels which we also considered for our stay in Ireland.
Great heating allayed our worst fear - that we would be cold in an Irish winter. We were probably too warm at times.
Dara and June were wonderful hosts, very helpful.
Good wifi/internet prevented any mutiny by our kids.
We did find it a bit dark - lighting was not up to the job in dark winter days. Summer would not be a problem. Some care was also required on stone spiral staircase.
All in all, a great location to consider, especially when the gardens are in full bloom.