Burtown House and our visit to the Green Barn February 2017
I have written about Burtown House before here - Snowdrops at Burtown House but it has been a while since we visited and I was dying to see the newly constructed Green Barn which looked amazing.
I have to say I wasn't disappointed, the building looks quite ordinary from the outside but inside is an absolute dream. Every single aspect of the decor is just perfect, with a vintage eclectic feel and loads of light. There are goods on sale including the Burtown House range of preserves and other craft products.
There is a gallery in a side room with prints of botanical art and also paintings on display on the walls.
Pretty much everything just delights the eye - even on a dull February day, the light coming through the expanse of glass lit up the whole interior with a warm soft glow.
We decided to go for a wander around the grounds before having coffee as rain was imminent at any second.
As always the gardens are full of life. Teeming with snowdrops and hellebores and dainty primroses, it's consistently pretty and there's so much to catch the eye.
We then went in to have our coffee and this was perhaps the most disappointing part of our visit. I feel that perhaps the owners prefer for people to book and order lunch and that coffee and cake are a bit of an afterthought. I would absolutely love to have lunch there soon but we hadn't booked and coffee and something sweet was all I really wanted anyway.
I didn't actually taste the cheesecake although Mark said it was nice. My brownie was disappointing to be honest. Advertised on the menu as chocolate brownie with ice-cream, it arrived cold with cream. I had expected it warm, although maybe that was just an assumption on my part and I should have asked. However, it was pretty dry and tasteless and we both felt that the price tag of €20 for 2 coffees and two cakes was quite expensive. It might have felt worth it if the cakes were amazing but they were just ordinary.
However, I know that their food is outstanding normally and the last time I had lunch there, the salad was one of the nicest I have ever eaten but I do love my cakes and expected a higher standard.
Have you been to the Green Barn, let me know what you think!
This looks lovely :) The garden is stunning would love to visit x
This looks like a lovely spot to visit and your photos are absolutely beautiful!
Wonderful to be able to roam out and about, looks fab. Shame about the brownie, a brownie should be of a standard.
It looks lovely there! And I'm a little bit in love with those cases!
What a lovely looking place to visit. Your photos are beautiful
The gardens are beautiful and the cake looks even better. What a lovely selection of botanical prints as well x
What beautiful gardens, and I love the rustic feel to the interior of the building. Glad you enjoyed your visit :) x
Shame about the brownie and cake and that's really expensive for 2 coffees and 2 cakes! But the location looks beautiful and tranquil x
Looks like the perfect place to explore and practice using a camera
Looks perfect and such beautiful gardens shame about the prices xxx
This place looks so beautiful. The garden is gorgeous with those pretty flowers.