Stable Yard Accommodation
The Stable Yard House
The Stable Yard House is located in the stable yard courtyard garden and 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. Decorated and once lived in by James and Joanna Fennell, the stable yard house was once a series of stables, but has been impeccably converted to a beautiful, characterful house full of family antiques, specially built furniture, family art and beautiful views. It has an old world feel but with all the luxuries for contemporary living. With wifi throughout, an Aga, open fires and wood burning stoves, this is a fully kitted out house that comes serviced and ready to go. There is a minimum two nights stay policy at the weekends when staying at The Stable Yard House and it is suitable for up to 6 people staying in three bedrooms. There are two large bathrooms with a double ended baths , a separate large rain shower, as well as a separate downstairs cloakroom. The Studio apartment which can sleep a couple can also be booked with The Stable Yard House, taking parties of 8 people +.
All guests of the Stable Yard have 24/7 access to the gardens.
Master Bedroom: Sleeps 1 or a couple
The Master Bedroom is large and bright facing south, with a super king bed and an ensuite bathroom. It has a collection of Wendy Walsh botanical prints, and life drawing paintings by Lesley Fennell.
Bell and Mimi’s Room: Sleeps 2 or a couple
This is a light airy room with twin beds, interesting art and antique furnishing. There is a shared bathroom with a rain shower and double ended bath.
Hidden Room: Sleeps 1 or a couple
This room is located behind a book case off the sitting room. It is on the ground floor, is south facing and has a stable door to a terrace. With interesting interiors and fine paintings. There is a double bed and it shares a bathroom with Bella and Mimi’s room which boasts a rain shower and double ended bath.
The Stable Yard Studio Apartment: Sleeps 1 or a couple
The studio apartment can be booked separate or with the stable yard house and has views to the orchard and walled kitchen garden, and opens its doors to the south facing stable yard garden which is surrounded by high walls giving it a provencal feel. It is a high ceilinged, large and bright space with big windows and great views. It has a shower room and small kitchenette, but there are no cooking facilities. It comes equipped with a fridge, coffee, teas, milk, glasses, toaster, bread board, knifes, plates etc. Brunch or lunch is available in The Green Barn from 10am Wednesday - Sunday. Dinner on Saturdays. There is a mezzanine with a fireplace and sitting area, and private outdoor sitting area. There is a large dining table and plenty of books and magazines and loads of light.
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 the 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.
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 and on Saturdays The Green Barn Restaurant serves dinner from 6.30pm.
On arrival we supply you with some basics such as preserves, bread, butter and organic farm eggs, homemade elderflower if in season. We also supply Nespresso coffee, as well as good Italian brew. There is also an honesty bar with a selection of Organic Wines.
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 up the gardens and your Stable Yard House.
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.