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Winner of 'Best House' 2014 at the Architecture Ireland Awards- Riai

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Cow House is a recently restored 19th Century farm building it is a dream lo

WINNER of 'BEST HOUSE' 2014 at the Architecture Ireland Awards- RIAI
ARCHITECT: Michael Kelly & Dan Costelloe
'A crisp and effective two story insert within the existing walls of a ruined 19th century farm building the project provides open and uncluttered domestic spaces of great charm. The free standing timber post and beam structural system provides a robust framework which allows for rich and innovative thinking throughout the planning organisation and the project’s sophisticated detail design development. Noteworthy are its beautiful roof lanterns and the clever use of interstitial space between old and new.'

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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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Wicklow Mountains ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Garden County Setting ideal for Garden lovers...moreless

  • Village:

    Manor Kilbride 2km Blessington 5km...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Private Chef can be arranged. (Pre booked)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Under Floor...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Boat:

    Nearby Blessington Lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    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. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Nearby Blessington Lake...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$145 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas
Dec 22 - Jan 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$161 $171
Fri, Sat, Sun
$855
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $171
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $214.35
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Shoes are not to be worn in The Cow House,

Check in time is 4pm, Check out time is 11am


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

36 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Dublin Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Kilteel Inn
23 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Dublin Port
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
South County/ Lisheen Springs Golf Club
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Heuston station, Dublin
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
M50

Car: Recommended

 

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom view

    Bedroom view

  • View of Stewards House farm yard and the restored Cow House

    View of Stewards House farm yard and the restored Cow House

  • 1 of 4 Light Boxes

    1 of 4 Light Boxes

  • The Garden in late Summer

    The Garden in late Summer

  • Picnic Area

    Picnic Area

  • Mid Summer border

    Mid Summer border

  • Reflecting Pool

    Reflecting Pool

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom and Glass lined bathroom

    Bedroom and Glass lined bathroom

  • Stairs

    Stairs

  • View of The Cow House

    View of The Cow House

  • The Garden in mid Summer

    The Garden in mid Summer

  • Garden Entrance - Early Morning

    Garden Entrance - Early Morning

  • View form the Garden to The Cow House

    View form the Garden to The Cow House

  • Early Summer

    Early Summer

  • Wicklow Mountains

    Wicklow Mountains

VRBO #470302

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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