PUBLISHED WORKS - INTERIORS
HOTELS & GUEST HOUSES
During the 1980s and early 1990s, Turtle Bunbury’s family home , Lisnavagh House in Co Carlow, was a much admired high-end country retreat affiliated with the Hidden Ireland group. The experience of meeting so many guests gave him a keen sense of what they want and how they should be treated. His subsequent travels have brought him all over the world and his reviews of recommended places to stay have featured in designer magazines such as Vogue Living and Objekt, in-flight airline magazines such as Cara, Serendib and Identity, and newspapers such as The Irish Times, The Australian, The New York Post and the South China Morning Post. A number of these places have featured in his books, ‘Living in Sri Lanka’ and ‘The Irish Pub’, written with the acclaimed photographer James Fennell. He also reviews hotels and guest-houses for the Alastair Sawday's 'Special Places to Stay' series. A sample of these reviews follows below.
Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Co Cork.
Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
The Morgan, Temple Bar, Dublin City.
The Dutch House, Galle.
The Lighthouse Hotel, Galle.
Pamushana, Mavuradonna Wilderness.
- HOTELS & GUESTHOUSES
- IRISH COUNTRY HOUSES
- TOWNHOUSE & APARTMENTS
- RURAL RETREATS
Republic: Mikhail Tretík - Cubist Ceramics in Prague
- Czech Republic: No 46 - The Best Place to Stay in Prague
Andrea Valeria, Cuernavaca
Casa Ken Scott, Cuernavaca - A House of Fabric
Casa Leof - A Pre-Columban Sculpture Fantasia
The Incredible Mrs Lambert - Casa Leon, Cuernavaca
Mario Avila's Magical Cavern - Tepozteco
Ireland: The Kilwarlin Estate in Hillsborough - Ulster says "Yes!"
Africa: Libertas - A Cape Dutch Home of 18th Century Murals
- Spain: Casa Alba – The Home of Candida Taylor
La Higuera - A Converted Olive Mill in Gaucin
Cider with Rosie - A Villa in Sotogrande
Majada del Lentiscus - The Melians of Sotogrande
Lanka: The Dutch House, Galle
Lanka: La Maison des Artes, Mount Lavinia
Lanka: The Lighthouse Hotel, Galle
- USA: Cape
Cod & Pine Woods - Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Siyalima - Amid the Mavuradonna Wilderness
Soo Pierecy's Tannery - Awaiting the Inevitable
- Ireland: Auburn House, Co Dublin
A Tale of Two Houses, Blackrock & Sandymount
Ballyhook House, Co. Tipperary
Ballyvolane, Co. Cork
Beacon Court, Sandyford, Co. Dublin
- Ireland: Deirdre Mongey, Vale of Avoca
The Elysium on Dublin's Leeson Street
Emily House at Carton
Grove Paddock, Blackrock - Renaissance in Co. Dublin
Helnwein's Castle, County Tipperary
Howth Head - A Slice of Frank Lloyd Wright
Ladycastle at the K-Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Lisnavagh House, Co Carlow
- Loughcrew House, Co. Meath - Gilded Magnificence
- Ireland: Lough Rhynn - Leitrim Retreat
Mahaffy House, Dublin City - Restored Home of Oscar Wilde's Tutor
Oak Lodge, Duleek, Co. Meath
The Old Mill, Co. Kildare - Celtic Inspiration
The Stables, Co Wicklow
Rosie's Place, Co. Carlow - A Sculptress at Home
Rowells of Leeson Street, Dublin City
Sea Lodge, County Louth
Skeaghyvagh, Co. Kildare - Lighting up the Fox's Den
St. Ann's Apartments, Donnybrook - Rearranging the 70s
Suzanne Freeman at Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny
Tarquin Landseer, Co. Dublin - To the Canvas Born
Temple Bar - The Heart of Dublin City
Temple House, Co. Sligo - Atlantic Stronghold of Knights Templar
Timber Frames in Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Tritonville Road, Dublin - A Gutsy Renovation
- Ireland: Tudor Hall, Monkstown, Dublin
- Ireland: Wyvern, Bray