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The Cow House WINNER of BEST HOUSE 2014

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Blessington, County Wicklow
WINNER of 'BEST HOUSE' 2014 at the Architecture Ireland Awards- RIAI. The Cow House is a recently restored 19th Century farm building set in the grounds of June Blake's internationally acclaimed garden. This beautiful contemporary renovation was designed by Architect's Michael Kelly and Dan Costelloe. The Cow House has its own timber and glass elevation set back behind the restored granite elevation. It has an independent ground floor structure of timber posts, timber/steel flitch beams and timber joists, supporting first floor timber structural frames which in turn support the 15m long laminated timber ridge beam. This enables the rafters to span from the ridge to the walls permitting the roof space to accommodate two en-suite bedrooms. The partitions are formed from European birch faced plywood.

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Listing #HL377068
About the Owner
June/ Niamh B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

No wonder, the Cow House won an architecture award after completion in 2014. It is a true gem. A very comfortable wooden house inside an old stone "mantle". Being an architect, I loved the detailing and the use of materials. The house is compact but...More

Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We spent three nights staying in the self catering accommodation onsite. The Cow House has been converted to an extremely high and unique standard. The interior is open plan which made it great to share with friends. The welcome we received from June, Dara and...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stayed for about 10 wonderful days. June Blake is a great host. We rented The Cow House and our friends rented the adjacent Turkey House. The architecture of these places is truly remarkable. The wood work and construction are stunning, the engineering and workmanship amazing....More

Thank darwindan
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
not suitable for very small children due to the floor and stairs - please discuss before booking, No shoes allowed in house.
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$316 / stay - Deposit
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How to get there
Airport: Dublin Airport: 36.0 km
Railway: Heuston station, Dublin: 20.0 km
Ferry: Dublin Port: 23.0 km
65 Dublin Bus from City Centre passes the door. Nearest Luas station (Tram) is CityWest (Saggart) Co Dublin
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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