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“3 nights stay in The Cow House”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Blessington, County Wicklow

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RonaB121
Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3 nights stay in The Cow House”
Reviewed June 6, 2017 for a stay in May 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 Niamh was fantastic and they were so helpful and chatting the whole time. They took time to talk to us about the garden, show us the Turkey house next door and give us advice on where to eat and what to see (all excellent places). We were made to feel at home here. Being able to get up early and photograph the garden was fabulous and having swallows nesting right behind our bed was the icing on the cake. We felt at one with nature. This is such a beautiful place to stay and being close to Dublin and the Wicklow hills would suit urbanites and nature lovers equally.

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darwindan
San Dimas, California
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“Perfect location, beautiful property.”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in 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. Modern and well appointed set in a great property with surrounding gardens and farm fields with sheep. The gardens are beautiful and when we were there were full of tulips in bloom. The house is perfect, has everything we needed. Each of the 2 bedrooms has its own bathroom. The open plan kitchen and living area has large windows and is very comfortable. All the amenities we needed were there, dishwasher, washing machine, good size refrigerator, wifi, tv, dvd player, hair dryers, ironing board, and more. Location was perfect for us, on N81 between Saggart and Blessington. Very peaceful and quiet but not far from anything. Dublin only minutes away. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

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“Peaceful location with beautiful views.”
Reviewed January 12, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Good amenities and the owners helpful with all our requests. Tranquil, peaceful with stunning views.

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“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 23, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Such a beautiful place to stay, brilliant location and easy to access. Internally the house is cosy and perfect for the winter weather. We all found the owner and family to be very friendly and very helpful, going out of their way to make sure we have the best time possible it really did make the stay much better.

Hopefully will visit again.

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Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Kevin T M
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“Beautiful holiday home!”
Reviewed September 21, 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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“With attention to detail”
Reviewed August 25, 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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