Self Catering in the Slieve Bloom

The Forge (sleeps 2)

A beautiful open plan, split-level apartment occupies what used to be the forge at Roundwood House.  Filled with books and paintings and set in 18 acres of park and woodland, the Forge is a perfect escape, or a great base for exploring the Slieve Bloom Mountains.  Walking trails, horseback riding and fishing are all on our doorstep.


1 Week: €320

4/5 Nights: €290

2/3 Nights: €250

Cleaning surcharge for dogs/cats: €20

The Writer’s Cottage (Sleeps 2)

This tiny, secluded cottage is hidden away in a corner of the walled garden of Roundwood House and is ideal for inspiring country holidays or romantic getaways. We think Hansel and Gretel may have been the original tenants! Travel writer, Pol O’Conghaile, lists it in the Irish Independent as one of the “ten best Irish hidey-holes guaranteed to erase memories of the nine to five”.


1 Week: €280

4/5 Nights: €250

2/3 Nights: €180

Cleaning surcharge for dogs/cats: €20

Extra Information

  • Prices are all inclusive, i.e. there are no extra charges for electricity, linen etc.
  • Linen and towels are provided.
  • The fires will be set upon arrival but subsequent firewood, if required, will have to be purchased. Roundwood House has turf and firewood for sale.
  • The nearest supermarket is in Mountrath, 5 kilometres from Roundwood.
  • There is a large selection of books in the cottages and more available for borrowing in the Main House.
  • Our amazing Library of Civilisation situated in the old Coach House is open to guests staying in the cottages.
  • Breakfast and dinner are available in the main house but need to be booked the day before.
  • Wifi is available in the Forge but not in the Writer’s Cottage. Guests that require internet access are always welcome to make themselves comfortable in the Drawing Room or Study in the Main House. The only exception to this is when we have an exclusive use booking in the Main House.
  • Pets allowed.