Mornington House

‘In rolling countryside with views of mountains and hills’ Anne and Warwick O’Hara run their 19th-century mansion–turned–guest house with a commitment and enthusiasm that delighted our inspectors. More

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Co. Westmeath
N91 NX92
00 353 44 937 2191

Hotel information




19 Apr–31 Oct (and for groups in Nov).


drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi in reception and some bedrooms, 50-acre grounds (¾-acre garden, croquet, bicycle hire), unsuitable for disabled.

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welcomed by arrangement only.


not allowed.

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all major cards.


per person B&B single €95, double €150. Set dinner €45.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In rolling countryside with views of mountains and hills’, Anne and Warwick O’Hara run their 19th-century mansion-turned-guest house with a commitment and enthusiasm that delighted our inspectors. After ‘a warm and friendly greeting’, tea and cakes were served by the fire in a drawing room with tall, dual-aspect windows, ‘pretty flower arrangements, original wallpaper from 1896’. Upstairs, a short corridor led to a private bathroom, then to a country house-style bedroom with ‘a smallish brass-framed double bed, white shutters, a simple, tiled fireplace’. All bedrooms have antiques, a comfy armchair, fresh flowers. Before a set dinner cooked by Anne and served at 7.30 pm, guests gather and help themselves to sherry. The candlelit dining room has a rich, red carpet and curtains, 1930s wallpaper. The night’s menu might typically start with smoked salmon, to be followed by braised beef, frangipane tart with strawberry ice cream. Plentiful vegetables are from the kitchen garden. In the morning Warwick dons the apron to prepare and serve breakfast, cooking dishes to order including ‘tasty and appetising poached eggs and black pudding’. The entire stay proved ‘a unique experience, one to be seized on and cherished’.

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Mornington House
Co. Westmeath
N91 NX92

Guest comments

'A stay at Mornington represents a unique experience . Warwick is without doubt a most remarkable gentleman. The comfortable lounge had a domestic atmosphere. ' - RG - May, 2017
'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Spacious and comfortable room. Big bathroom, well laid out. The best dinner we had during our entire stay in Ireland. Ann is a great cook and Warrick is a gracious and enjoyable host. We were impressed with his knowledge of the history of his property and of Ireland. The walled gardens were spectacular ' - Frank and Andrea russo - July, 2011

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide