This 3 bedroom house, set in the C18th stable yard, with its own private courtyard garden is surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful gardens and sits close to The Green Barn Restaurant and Shop, and our walled organic kitchen garden. It has been decorated to the highest of standards by James an interior photographer and Joanna an interior designer. Built in 1710, and never been sold, and so for that reason it holds a particular charm. Check out our January and February deals we have just launched.
The Stable Yard House is located in the picturesque courtyard, set within the grounds of the historic Burtown House and Gardens. Built in 1710 by Quakers, it is one of two houses in Kildare from the C18th to have never been sold. The courtyard garden which is full of lavender, agapanthus, mixed borders, potted plants, lawns and a pleached hornbeam walk, is further surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, a walled organic kitchen garden, meadow walks set in old parkland, with mown pathways and large stone sculpture which is again surrounded by farm walks across the fields. The gardens are considered to be some of the finest in Ireland, and are open to the public from February to October.
Guests are welcomed on arrival by James or Joanna Fennell or by one of their team. We will show you about and answer any questions that you may have, and will be on standby for any questions throughout your stay.
Guests have free access to all the gardens, as well as the courtyard garden, a tennis court, and surrounding parkland and farm walks. You will also have access to an abundance of organic kitchen garden produce which can be ordered by the box.
The Green Barn, which is an organic restaurant, artisan food shop, retail area, and a series of galleries is also available for our guests to avail of. Guests can have lunch in The Green Barn or make use of the full working kitchen in the house. By prior arrangement catered dinners can be supplied.
On arrival, basic products will be supplied, with much of our own produce such as apple juice, preserves, bread and butter. We supply Nespresso coffee. There is also an honesty bar. L'Occitan bath products and everything else that you will need will be at your disposal. There is an abundance of interesting coffee table books, glossy magazines and fresh flowers throughout.
Interaction with guests
We supply all information that we feel you might need in the form of a 'Black Book', which can be found within the house. We tell you everything we know about the area, from where to eat, drink, listen to music, or go for walks, historic sites, where to shop and how best to enjoy the surroundings here at Burtown.
Other things to note
There are friendly dogs on the property, and there is a working farm.
Burtown is a cross between history, heritage, gardens, art and very good food that is straight from the ground. We are passionate about what we eat and where it comes from, and when staying at Burtown we hope to inspire, relax, entertain and make you feel at home.
There is a stream and woodland garden close to the stable yard.
We treat this house like our home, as it once was our home. We have decorated and set up this house with the upmost of detail and comfort in mind. We hope yo will treat it with care, whilst enjoying it to the max.
I am a photographer based in Ireland, but who travels quite a bit. Joanna is a designer and supurb chef, where she heads the restaurant that is situated in our beautiful home in Ireland called Burtown House. It is surrounded by 12 acres of lush flowers, woodland and vegetable gardens, a sculpture park and many fields of wild flowers. We are passionate about what we eat and where it has come from (normally our garden) which supplies our restaurant. Our house in Ireland is one one of the few houses in Ireland to be still lived in by the family that built it. You can find more on the web - or .
We use No 46 as a place to escape, read, chill, socialise, get some city action, and spoil ourselves with fine food and wine. It is a gem of a city and we love it.