My little dog died but we came here anyway . How good for the soul . Rustic magnificence ...we could be in the Dordogne. Quirky,gorgeous just fantastic. Pleasant humans and amazed by the ducks,chickens etc all living the best life . I wouldn't change a thing ...
We loved every minute of our stay the house and grounds are stunning. Hannah and Paddy are amazing hosts and all the staff were so helpful and friendly. Dinner was amazing, best gazpacho ever!! Highly recommend.
This is a gem! Hanna and her crew are kind and the experience wonderful. The old house shows it’s age, but is so quiet and peaceful. The history of the place is very interesting. The hospitality and food were lovely. The grounds well kept and pleasant to explore, We can’t recommend it enough.
Excellent hotel expence with great attention to detail, personal comfort and visitor experience. We enjoyed every minute of our all to brief minute of our stay. Wishing you and your staff all the best for the future.
Had a wonderful afternoon, evening and following morning stay in this lovely relaxed country home. Wonderful hosts and excellent pleasant Staff. Beautiful gardens, great perimeter walk around the land and terrific Library to sit and lose yourself in. The evening dinner cooked by the owner Paddy was unusual and quite delicious — great tastes and sensations to tempt the palate. A very tasty Full Irish breakfast was cooked to order and served with a good selection of breads. Hannah the lady of the house was so calm and serene and found time to chat to all her Guests as well as seeing to all their needs. I will certainly return to Roundwood House, Mountrath, but next time it will be a longer stay. Thank you to all who made our visit such a super experience.
I stayed in the Writer's Cottage; the smaller of the two self-catering cottage options onsite at Roundwood House last week. I can genuinely say I had one of the best and most relaxing holidays I've ever been on! Hannah, Paddy and all at Roundwood have done a stellar job of creating a great, warm and relaxing atmosphere at Roundwood. The cottage itself was very cosy with lovely views of the neighbouring fields and grounds and had all the utilities one would expect in self-catering accommodation. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the house also which was fantastic to see and fascinating to hear about it's rich history. As there were no guests staying at the time (the house was briefly closed after a very busy St Patrick's Day weekend) I was able to see the house accommodation also and would definitely recommend a stay in any of the rooms too - all were beautifully decorated, spacious and en-suite. Roundwood is a fantastic base for anyone visiting the midlands with a wide variety of activities possible - I mostly spent the time hiking some of the Sliabh Bloom trails which i found truly a hidden gem. Roundwood is also no distance from a wealth of architectural sites such as Birr Demense and Emo Court. Lastly, on my last evening at Roundwood I had dinner, cooked by Paddy, in the main house Drawing Room which was absolutely fantastic. I had high hopes based on previous trip advisor reviews and can genuinely say the food was terrific. Great value for money overall too - I definitely hope to go back sooner rather than later!…
This place is really special. The house is in a beautiful setting, off the beaten track. It’s really relaxed and homely. It’s also full of history. The dinner was 5 star standard, well done everyone! And a lot of the food is sourced locally. The bedroom we had - the blue room - is just gorgeous in a very natural way. Then you wake up to the sounds of the birds….. We loved it. Thanks!
We (me, my girlfriend, and our two dogs) are just back from a fabulous four days in Roundwood House. The only thing more charming than the house and grounds are the staff, who made are stay in The Forge (one of the self catering cottages on the grounds) an utter delight. When we arrived, Hannah (who owns Roundwood with her husband, Paddy) had a fire lit and was on hand to answer our (many) questions. We then took the dogs on the stunning 20 minute walk through the native Irish woodland around the perimeter of the grounds. The dogs were in heaven (and on leads, Hannah and Paddy keep a flock of ducks, hens, and geese around). Over the four days we explored the estate, ate the most delicious dinner (cooked by Paddy) in the house, got drinks in the study with the other guests, and hiked in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It was a perfect relaxing reset. Before we even left, we booked another four days there in May. We can’t recommend Roundwood House highly enough. It’s close to Dublin, so we were able to make the most of our travel days. It’s incredible value, so we were able to get four days away with two dogs including food and drinks for less than €600. And it’s just a stunning location. We expect May won’t be our only trip back!…
The food was easily the best we have had in many years - well done to the family and staff. Lovely venue for a close family party. The house is warm and welcoming, like being in your own country house without the work!!
Great house to visit, we stayed in the Green room, fantastic room.I must say dinner and breakfast was delicious the food was fab and Hannah and Paddy are so relaxed and easy going and so welcoming into there wonderful house/home.