It was only on my fourth visit to Blarney Castle and Gardens that I discovered Blarney House. Having seen it, I then wondered how on earth it had taken four visits to notice it; a small gardener’s cottage it is not. It reminded me of a Scottish baronial manor and the old Torridon Hotel immediately came to mind.
By this stage the clouds had moved in and drained the scene of vibrancy and colour, but nonetheless I include a photograph of this fine house for you to see for yourself. The house opens from 1st June to 31st August, so alas I was unable to go inside, but will return to do so. Given the change in weather, I thought I’d throw in somer more shots of flowers by the house to brighten up the gallery.
Then it was along the garden wall to take the Lake Walk, passing a door that led into what looked like a large walled kitchen garden. If only I could see thorough to the other side and see this secret garden. As it was, I had to let my imagination create the scene.
On Monday the walk continues on to the Lake after being amused by a colourful showman walking along the top of the garden wall.