Burtown House and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens, Athy: Hours, Address, Burtown House and Gardens Reviews: 3.5/5

Burtown House and Gardens
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 17:30
Historic Gardens and House, with 12 acres of gardens and parkland, The Green Barn, an organic restaurant, artisan food shop, antique furniture and interiors accessories, art galleries and sculpture park.
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More than 3 hours
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Very good

Anne K
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Had lunch with friends and we were awfully disappointed. Service was very slow and food was a big let down and overpriced. The table top was extremely rough and ended up snagging threads on a new jumper but the lady who served us was extremely friendly. Won't be recommending The Green Barn.
Written 19 November 2021
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34 contributions
Disappointing visit
Nov 2021 • Family
The service was very slow and disorganised. I had the chowder which was ok but nothing amazing. Overall I was not impressed and would not recommend this place
Written 7 November 2021
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Ideal Wedding Venue
Jul 2021
We recently got married, choosing Burtown House & Gardens as the venue for our celebrations. It was one of the first and best decisions we made. We had wanted a venue that would be intimate, provide us with a personalised experience and a relaxed ambience. Somewhere that would make our day special for us and more importantly for our guests. We also wanted a venue that would be memorable. James and all the staff were with us on our journey right from the start, showing flexibility, patience and delivering on our many requests. They couldn’t have been more helpful and reassuring about all the important decisions to be made. The grounds are large and stunning, with blooming gardens and varied cozy niches, a diverse setting (great for wedding photographers) and relaxing for guests. The lovely surroundings contributed in no small part to the relaxed vibe we wanted for our reception. The food was spectacular and the Green Barn, where we ate, was everything we were looking for. We can’t recommend it highly enough, especially for anyone considering something a little different. Meet James, eat there and you won’t look past Burtown House & Gardens. It is an incredibly special and unique venue and we can’t imagine we would have had the same wonderful and memorable experience anywhere else. Thank you James and thank you to every one of the staff, who went over and beyond for us.
Written 3 October 2021
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We stayed in the Stable Yard Apartment, don't waste your money, it's a dusty mouse laden hovel
Aug 2021 • Couples
The dusty, dirty mouse laden apartment also had a lack of crockery, it was a challenge, 1 large plate and 2 bowls, some containers for preparing food in the microwave would have been useful e.g jug or pyrex dish. We were surprised to see the lack of hand sanitiser in both the apartment and the Green Barn. 
Sadly due to this experience we would not be returning in the future and not recommending to friends or family. 

We have stayed in a wide range of self-catering accommodation of varying costs, this accommodation was not worthy of the price given of our experience. 

Written 1 September 2021
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We are sorry that you disliked our accommodation so much : we live onsite and check in with all our guests as I did with your husband : who informed me everything was perfect. To then get this review is unfair to say the least: As is the case with Tripadvisor it is sadly negative people who use it who don’t have the ability to talk to your face. Here are some reviews from other recent guests : you can read many more reviews on Airbnb and see what other guests stay. We have been ‘super hosts’ for 12 years on this platform . “This is one of the most carefully curated studio apartments you'll find in Ireland. Exceptional design choices, and set right in the middle of gardens, which you have access to after they're closed to the public. A real gem.” "I recommend this place so much it was outstanding! To the top super location and lovely people and James was really kind! Such a peaceful place" 'Booked a week out, effortless communication. We happened to come when the gardens were in full bloom, so this 18th century estate was extra surreal. Never sold, it’s the collaboration of several generations of creatives who, although work in different mediums, maintain timeless and impeccable taste. The on-site organic garden restaurant, The Green Barn, thanks to the chef just imported from Noma, produced by far the best meals we had during our too short stay in Ireland. This place is a treasure, everything you could want from an Irish country experience and more. Next time will book it for a month.' ‘This was the highlight of my Ireland Trip. The stables have been renovated with class and style but with a respect for their heritage.’ 'The stay at The Stable Yard was a unique and enjoyable experience. The Green Barn restaurant was excellent and the hospitality of James and his family was superb. Thoroughly recommend..' 'Words and pictures do little justice to our incredible stay at Burtown House & Gardens. The space is full of such warmth, and really imbued with the pride and care with which it was brilliantly, thoughtfully renovated, when the hosts themselves called it home! It is perfect, and James is an excellent and attentive host, and has an incredible family history, details of which he shared when he gave us an initial tour. The Burtown House & Gardens just got more and more fascinating! The Green Barn is also worth every cent - brunch is incredible, and the staff treated us so very well! Be sure to spend time also walking the yards and gardens, greet the donkeys, and end each day cooking on the aga (a new experience for us!) and settling down with laughter and wine by the fire. You won't regret it. We only regret having to leave!’` 'This is a very special property set in a beautiful setting. The house is warm and inviting. It offers a perfect opportunity to relax.’ 'I was so happy when we arrived at James’ studio. The space was beautiful and cozy in such a dreamy setting. I’d love to come back again to spend more time walking the grounds. Their restaurant was fantastic with all the food grown from their own garden!'
Written 6 September 2021
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David N
Kells, Ireland7 contributions
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Aug 2021 • Family
Loved the place. Had a late lunch in the Green Barn, great food, great staff, beautiful grounds. Stayed in stable studio, a deep clean and some soft towels wouldn’t take the charm away! We paid €190 and it didn’t include breakfast, steep. Would definitely go back to eat but the accommodation lets it down
Written 3 August 2021
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Scotland, UK22 contributions
A hidden gem, definitely worth a visit.
Aug 2021 • Family
Great experience at Burtown House, visited as a family group for brunch and to browse the farmers market stalls. Plenty of parking and well signposted to navigate around the estate. The restaurant is bright, airy and welcoming, the staff were super - we were shown to our table by Alastair who went out of his way to ensure we had everything we could want. The food was excellent quality and a very good selection on the menu. I would definitely recommend and will certainly be returning.
Written 2 August 2021
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Mary M
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Super little Gem
Jul 2021
I recently visited Burton House for the first time and was so impressed with the dining gardens and shop. The food was superb and the staff so attentive a special thanks to Paul for his kindness and showing us the lodges . We plan to come back and stay over night. Well done to all a real gem.
Written 12 July 2021
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Dublin, Ireland205 contributions
Relaxing Stay
Jun 2021 • Couples
A peaceful haven in the midlands.
Upon arrival the owner greeted us in a friendly manner and directed us around our accommodation. The stable yard studios offer beautiful and practical accommodation. The studio we stayed in was previouly an artists studio that was filled with books, art and cultural magazines. It was a like a throw back or time capsule to the late 1990s. It was furnished with photographs, tasteful decor and a very comfortable bed. The interior was well positioned for lots of natural light. The studio also has a small kitchenette to make tea and coffee and a fridge for your wine or champagne. The accommodation included a small mezzanine above the main living space with an open fire and couch that could be well utilised during the winter months.

There is also an outside seated area for each accommodation which is lovely for an evening drink or a snack or breakfast.

The surrounding grounds are beautiful and the unkeep is to a very high standard. There is a vegetable garden that supports the restaurants philosophy of farm to fork.

The on site restaurant is also excellent offering a brunch and evening menu.
Food and service is very good with a enough choice to suit your tastes. There is plenty of outside seated areas on the grounds outside the restaurant that are both private and that will also cater to larger groups if so needed.

If your looking for a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of city life this is the location for you and yours. It offers a peaceful haven away from everything. If its completely relaxation, solitude and rest your after in a beautiful location this is for you.

Highly Recommended.
Written 2 July 2021
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Therese D
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Jun 2021 • Family
Superb meal from start to finish. Party of six, all meals were fantastic. The quality of the food shines through, well worth the price. Outdoor dining was most enjoyable, blessed with a sunny day. Looking forward to next visit. It's a treat.
Written 28 June 2021
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Dublin35 contributions
Lovely Restaurant but don't bother with gardens
Jun 2021
The restaurant at Burton house is fab, we have a lovely brunch and I will be back in future to sample their lunch and dinner menus. The garden however is quite small, does have nice flowers etc, however at 8 euro, is simply overpriced and not worth paying for. It is a shame however one is not missing anything by not visiting the gardens here. As other reviews have mentioned, the likes of Emo Court have much more to offer in this regard, and are free of charge.
Written 24 June 2021
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Burtown House and Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30