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Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just over an hour from Dublin, Roundwood is a beautiful and historically significant 18th century Irish country house. Warm reception rooms filled with antique furniture, bedrooms lined with paintings and overflowing bookshelves, crackling fires, good food, lovely gardens and extensive outbuildings, all give rise to a unique Irish experience.
A rambling avenue leads you through a welcoming committee of animals and into a bright, spacious hall. There is a drawing room, study and library, where the combination of log fires, antique furniture and absence of televisions may actually make you believe you’ve been transported back to the 18th century (A bottle of wine tends to hasten the trip). Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade biscuits are served on arrival and upon request after that.
The six bedrooms in the Main House are all en-suite, spacious and unique. They contain their original architectural features, have gracious views of the lawns and courtyards and promise to give you one of the best night’s sleep you’ll know.
The four bedrooms in the Yellow House (not a modern annex but the original house built by Anthony Sharp, whose grandson subsequently built the Main House) are en-suite, quaint and comfortable. They each have views of a beautiful walled garden.
Think of dining at Roundwood House as going to a dinner party with friends you haven’t met yet, unless you are coming with your friends, in which case you can think of it as a dinner party that you don’t have to wash up after. Either way, a dinner party is how we like to describe the experience. And as at a dinner party, you never have to worry if you ordered the wrong thing, because we decide what you’ll be having. Like life, each course is a surprise. Unlike life, you can find out what you’re about to be served if you wish.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 6
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: Portlaoise
- Distance: 16 kilometres
- Name: DUBLIN
- Distance: 100 kilometres
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 08:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 11:00
- Monday to Friday: 11:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Portlaoise Distance: 16 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Dublin Distance: 100 kilometres
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