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The vista stretches over open pastures from Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion, standing in extensive grounds below the Slieve Bloom mountains. More

Contact details

Roundwood House
Mountrath
Co. Laois
R32 TK79
Ireland
Tel 00 353 57 873 2120,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 4 in garden building.

Open

All year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

Drawing room, study, dining room, playroom, library, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 18-acre grounds, parking.

Background music

None.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

Per room B&B €150, D,B&B €260. 3-course set dinner (Sun–Thurs) €40, 5-course set dinner €55.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

The vista stretches over open pastures from Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion, standing in extensive grounds below the Slieve Bloom mountains. A family-run, family-style place, the house has an informal atmosphere that allows for a ‘warts-and-all Irish experience’, say Guide inspectors in 2017. ‘Lovely people’, the hosts lay out hot drinks and home-baked biscuits when guests arrive. Traditionally furnished bedrooms (‘in need of a little TLC’) have a ‘comfortable bed’ and gracious views over the grounds. In the evening, Paddy Flynn cooks an ‘excellent dinner’ of local meat and produce in season – perhaps ‘perfectly pink’ strip loin of beef. (Served in the small dining room, the no-choice menu takes guests’ dislikes and dietary restrictions into account.) At breakfast: fresh juices and a ‘first-rate’ hot dish. Glorious nature is all around; a fascinating ‘library of civilisation’ appeals on an indoor day. 3 miles N of village.

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Roundwood House
Mountrath
Co. Laois
R32 TK79

Guest comments

'Lovely people. Food in general was fab. ' - Conal and Paul Finnerty - April, 2014
'Last Friday we went to Roundwood House again. They were doing a Halloween evening, most unusual and entertaining: a buffet dinner, a play, ghost stories, dozens of candles. Our room had been repainted since our last stay and its bathroom upgraded. The orange juice at breakfast was most definitely freshly squeezed! Hannah makes her own soda bread: Paddy's mushrooms with blue cheese were served on lovely toast. ' - Jeanette Bloor - November, 2013

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Tourist attractions

  • Birr Castle Gardens

    A world famous arboretum and science centre.

  • Kilkenny

    Visit the castle and Woodstock Gardens.

  • Clonmacnoise

    The ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.