The Stable Yard House is located in the stable yard courtyard garden, 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, divided by a serpentine Portuguese laurel hedge, is full of tall lavender, colourful borders, large roses, clematis, wisteria with potted plants and lawns. This 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.
Guests are welcomed on arrival by a member of the family 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 help needed throughout your stay.
The Stable Yard House is suitable for up to 6 people staying in three bedrooms. There are two large bathrooms with a double ended baths with a separate large rain shower, as well as a separate downstairs cloakroom.
Guests have free access to all the gardens, as well as the courtyard garden, a tennis court, and surrounding parkland and farm walks. It is also possible to buy organic produce from the kitchen garden, as well as The Green Barn, which is an organic restaurant, artisan food shop, retail area, with a series of galleries. Guests can have lunch in The Green Barn or make your own in the The Stable Yard kitchen which comes equipped with your own Aga and full set up cooking utensils. By prior arrangement catered dinners can be arranged or on Fridays The Gallery Cafe serves dinners, and from August The Green Barn will serve dinner every night we are open ( Wednesday – Sunday) with last orders at 8pm.
On arrival, basic products are supplied, with much of our own produce such as apple juice, preserves, bread and butter. We also supply Nespresso coffee. There is also an honesty bar with a selection of Wines and Champagne.
All information that we feel you might need in the form of a ‘Black Book’, 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, and historic sites, where to shop and how best to enjoy the surroundings here at Burtown, or how best to chill and soak in the surroundings of the garden.
There is a stream and old woodland garden next to the stable yard and there are friendly dogs on the property, as well as a working farm.
REAL IRISH COUNTRY LIVING
Burtown is very much a cross between history, heritage, gardens, art and seasonal organic produce straight from the garden. 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 good.
We treat this 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 you will treat it as such, whilst enjoying it to the max.