Mornington House

Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath

Home to the O’Hara family since 1858, this Irish country manor house with its gardens and wooded grounds lies just outside the village, in a landscape of rolling hills and ancient forests. More

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Home to the O’Hara family since 1858, this Irish country manor house with its gardens and wooded grounds lies just outside the village, in a landscape of rolling hills and ancient forests. Anne and Warwick O’Hara first opened their doors to guests in 1986. ‘The house loves people,’ they say – and so, clearly, do they. Our inspector was much impressed by their hospitality and conversation. A stay begins with tea and cakes by the fire in an elegant dual-aspect drawing room with framed family photos on a grand piano, the wallpaper dating from 1896, when the building was substantially altered. The spacious bedrooms have period furniture, pretty fabrics, high ceilings, tall sash windows, fresh-cut flowers. A cooked breakfast, ordered the night before, is served at the dining-room table, with home-made bread and jams. They no longer offer dinner, but there is a well-liked gastropub in Multyfarnham, which is also home to a Franciscan abbey with life-size Stations of the Cross in the garden. Anglers can spend days fishing on loughs Derravaragh and Owel. There are golf courses nearby, and horse riding can be arranged.

Hotel details

Address

Multyfarnham
Co. Westmeath
N91N X92
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 44 937 219

Bedrooms

4.

Open

9 Apr–31 Oct (and for groups in Nov).

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

welcomed by arrangement only.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single €105, double €160.

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