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£183 / night
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The Cow House WINNER of BEST HOUSE 2014 – Home 377068 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 30 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

The ground floor is one space for cooking, dining and sitting. The floor is a heated polished concrete floor cast from local sand and granite. The floor steps as the original cow houses stepped. The kitchen island is formed from the same cast concrete. The granite walls on the east and south have been lined with solid Douglas Fir.

The stairs is baroque in conception and design. The lower section is formed from cast concrete, dense, solid and load bearing in contrast with the upper section, a semi solid hanging assembly of laminated plywood.

Upstairs there are two unique bedrooms with glass lined en suite bathrooms. Four bespoke roof lights allow light and sunshine to animate all spaces within the house.

The contemporary garden is set within the grounds of a Victorian Steward's house and farmyard. 'June Blake's Garden is that rare thing, a plant collector's paradise with a strong design framework. The planting is bold, brave and brilliant.' Jane Powers, Sunday Times.' The effect is startling in it's beauty, like the spilt content's of a jewellery box'. Fionnula Fallon, The Irish Garden. ' June's new garden is a rare treat, a modern garden that draws in the visitor and wraps them in flowers, welcoming yet stylish, and an example of virtuoso design and expert plantsmanship.' Shirley Lanigan, The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland.

The Cow House is a dream location for garden lovers. It is within walking distance of the acclaimed Hunting Brook Garden owned by June's brother Jimi. Russborough House and Garden is 5 only km from The Cow House. Other gardens within a short distance are Mount Usher, Powerscourt and The Dillon Garden. There are many other interesting private gardens which June has access to.

Activities within easy distance:
Hill walking / Hiking in the Wicklow Mountains
Water sports on Blessington Lake.
Punchestown Racecourse is 13 km, Curragh Racecourse is 30km, Leopardstown Racecourse is 25km
Golf courses – South County/ Lisheen Springs Golf Club is 3km, Citywest Golf Course is 6km, Palmerstown House 15km, K Club is 18km, Tulfarris Golf Club is 15km and many more within a short distance.
The amenities of Dublin City are a thirty minute drive.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£181.43) €200.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

not suitable for very small children due to the floor and stairs - please discuss before booking, No shoes allowed in house.

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About the owner

June/ Niamh B.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
09 Oct 2020
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Ireland
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English

This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Apr 2013. Located in County Wicklow, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1276.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Oct 2020.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
19 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
2
Average
1
Poor
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Terrible
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“What a treat........”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

We were met by Dara who gave us the warmest welcome and showed us around the amazing Cow House. We had booked because it stood within the grounds of June Blakes wonderful garden, it was the garden we … More

“Beautiful design in a very special surrounding”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2019

We stayed in the Cow House which is a very modern design accommodation. Large area downstairs with comfortable seating, dining table and fully equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs… More

“Great House, Lovely Garden”

Reviewed 4 Jul 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 d… More

“3 nights stay in The Cow House”

Reviewed 6 Jun 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 sha… More

“Perfect location, beautiful property.”

Reviewed 18 Apr 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… More

“Peaceful location with beautiful views.”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2017

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

“Fantastic”

Reviewed 23 Nov 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 h… More

“We had a very relaxing time and the owner was very friendly and helpful”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

The cow house was very clean and everything you needed was there. iIt could do with a down stairs toilet.

“Beautiful holiday home!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2016

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 wi… More

“With attention to detail”

Reviewed 25 Aug 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 t… More

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FAQs

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What if I have questions before I book?

Send June/ Niamh (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view June/ Niamh the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send June/ Niamh (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. June/ Niamh (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call June/ Niamh (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact June/ Niamh (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send June/ Niamh (the owner) a message.

If June/ Niamh (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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