Roundwood House
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Roundwood House

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Roundwood House is a country house hotel in a delightful location at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, just 1.5 hours from Dublin. The house and outbuildings are over 300 years old and have immense charm and character. Guests come to relax, explore many local sites of interest and for genuine Irish hospitality in a homely atmosphere. Roundwood was listed among the top 50 restaurants in the world in 2002 by London's "Restaurant" magazine.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
Housekeeping
Electric blanket
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Polish
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Joan Bree wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second trip to Roundwood house. Just as special as I remembered. From the minute we arrived ( a party of 6 adults and 4 children) we felt at home. Lovely welcoming fire in the beautiful drawing room to warm a chilly August day. The evening meal was a feast of flavours further enhanced by warm friendly service. Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Harry G wrote a review Feb 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Conaill M wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions20 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have wanted to visit Hannah & Paddies B&B for a long time, finally the chance arose. It is unusual to find an authentic experience like Roundwood House - a family home with a warm inviting atmosphere while it stays true to its age.
The hosts are welcoming and present, but never intrusive... you'll feel right at home - especially when Hannah's breakfast or Paddy's dinner is on the table!

A gem that needs to be experienced in order to understand.

Thanks again Guys, can't wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joan D wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had a family meal at Roundwood house. The house itself and the grounds are beautiful. The meal was extremely tasty and the hosts are so accommodating and friendly. All of our party thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Looking forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marie L wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from our second stay at this beautiful house. We had such a lovely time from the moment we parked the car. After being shown to our room we were invited to go to the garden for coffee and homemade flapjacks. Such a treat! We met Tuba the cat and enjoyed watching the ducks and dogs wandering around the grounds. We relaxed in our room until it was time for our light supper of soup, cheese and dessert. The food was so, so good! We had the drawing room to ourselves and read our books in front of the fire. Such a relaxing atmosphere. Breakfast was equally delicious and the coffee was excellent. We will definitely return to Roundwood House. It is a magical place! Thank you Hannah and Paddy.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aideen C wrote a review May 2022
9 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wanderer322001 wrote a review Oct 2023
6 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at the Roundwood House and enjoyed everything. Hannah , Paddy and team were so nice and eager to make our stay lovely. The home offered a glimpse into the past, with antique furnishings, art and the surrounding grounds and the home itself embracing what one would expect of a 280 year old home.
Hannah is a wealth of knowledge about the area and always happy to help with directions, activities and history of all that Roundwood and the area has to offer.
Paddy’s chef skills are fabulous, from the presentation to the flavours he deserves 5 stars. The four course meal was spectacular and the breakfasts delicious.
The grounds offer lots of area to roam and explore and the library on the grounds is impressive.
The main sitting area was a lovely place to have a drink and chat with other guests. The fire in the fireplace made such a homey feel. The team was always checking in to ensure we had what we needed. I would have loved to spend more time roaming the area and would certainly recommend anyone looking for a relaxed stay with great service and food to stay at Roundwood.
Janice and Alan from Canada
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carol B wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found ourselves ready to say “I do” for the second and last time. My desire was for our special day to be in a magical place that I had never visited before. It was kismet that we ended our search in Ireland. We traveled with only immediate family and closest friends to give our day the perfect, intimate feeling we desired.

The Roundwood House was the perfect find. Hannah was so amazing from our first Zoom meeting. Since we were traveling from another country, I had many questions, and she was so patient with answering every one of them.

Once we arrived, we were blown away by our experience! Since we rented the entire house, we had our pick of the many fabulous rooms in the main house and the yellow house. The food was amazing and truly Michelin star worthy. Meals require the perfect wine, and we were not disappointed with our extensive options. Each space, both inside and outside, had such character and we loved being able to explore it all.

Several moments even made our stay more personalized, magical and special; the shared musical talents of Paddy and the family, and the special ringing of the bell!
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They all are amazing with fabulous views of the grounds.
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Nemo wrote a review Sept 2023
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wife and I treated my sister to a couple of nights here as a big birthday present. Roundwood House has a wonderful ambience and if you are unable to relax here then ……. There is a wonderful informality about the place and you feel as though you were at home. The owners and staff are totally committed to ensuring your every need is attended to. The food is exceptional. We have eaten in the finest restaurants in Dublin but none can compare with dinners that were served to us both nights. Superb experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The Slieve Bloom mountains are well worth exploring but make sure you get a good map and plan...
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HexhamCharsoph wrote a review Mar 2023
Hexham36 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Anyone visiting Ireland should stay here! From the minute you arrive, you feel like part of the gorgeous family. Hannah and Paddy-with their 2 gorgeous daughters, Amelie and Lucie, plus a melange of gorgeous dogs, ducks, geese, chickens and Guinea fowl- are wonderful hosts, with Paddy’s culinary skills worthy of a Michelin Star, coupled with his excellent guitar playing and singing, accompanied by Amelie and Lucie. The breakfast was divine! The house is so cosy and the grounds are fab! The library in the barn is gorgeous and the log store has to be seen to be believed! Who would have thought of combining a log store with an art gallery!!!
We stayed at Roundwood House to celebrate a wedding for 13 and it was truly perfect! The bride, groom and most guests travelled from the USA and they were absolutely thrilled with the decision they made to get married in this gem of a house.
We can’t wait to return on our next trip to Ireland. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James T wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the option of shared dining. It enhances your experience and the staff will ensure that you are part of the group."
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Nemo wrote a tip Sept 2023
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Slieve Bloom mountains are well worth exploring but make sure you get a good map and plan your route. The road signs are inadequate."
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Jhampson wrote a tip Aug 2023
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some great walks in Slieve Bloom mountains very close by, bring your walking shows."
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Mekie wrote a tip Jun 2023
Delaware103 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss a true Irish welcome and staff. Perfect for couples and families. "
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clearday3 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Kilkenny, Ireland27 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay for more than one night!"
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€180 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty LaoisMountrath
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roundwood House
Which popular attractions are close to Roundwood House?
Nearby attractions include Sheeran's The Village Inn (6.1 km), Gash Gardens (6.8 km), and Eddie Kirwan’s (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Roundwood House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Roundwood House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Roundwood House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roundwood House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabriel's Kitchen, Brilliant Royal Chinese Restaurant, and Mariana’s Diner.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Roundwood House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Polish, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Roundwood House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbey of Aghaboe (11.7 km), Kinnitty Pyramid (15.4 km), and St Brigid's (14.4 km).