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Country House Hotel, Mountrath

“We arrive at Roundwood in the early evening. Before we’ve even made it to the front door, we’re enthusiastically welcomed by an advance party consisting of a flock of tufted ducks (that look for all the world as if they have bonnets on their heads), a goose, a cockerel, a Labrador puppy, two kittens, two little girls and a pet pig. The tribe makes us smile and so, once inside, does the enchanting grand hall, with its imposing doors and its central staircase leading to two bulging, overhanging galleries enclosed by a handsome fretwork screen. The whole slightly dotty house has great charm: part traditional, part bohemian, and beloved by its inhabitants. No surprise to hear that Henrietta Moraes, wild-child muse of Freud and Bacon, took up residence here in the late Seventies, often joined by friends such as Marianne Faithfull and Eric Burdon, who recorded an album in the house. No surprise, either, to find that Frank Kennan, a passionate bibliophile, has created a 1,000-book Library of the Evolution of Civilisation. One feels instantly at home, and in good company.”                                                – Fiona Duncan, The Telegraph

Roundwood House has ten bedrooms altogether, six in the Main House and four in the Yellow House. The rooms in the Main House are spacious and full of character. They retain their original architectural features and all have gracious views of the gardens or stable yard.

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 smaller but equally charming. They each have views of a beautiful walled garden. All guests staying in the Yellow House use the reception rooms in the Main House.

All bedrooms are ensuite.

WiFi is available throughout the Main and Yellow House.

Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade biscuits are served in the Drawing Room on arrival.

Our delicious award-winning breakfast is served each morning until 11 o’clock.


Bed and Breakfast in the Main House

Single Room €110.00

Double/Twin Room: €170.00

Triple Room: €200.00


Bed and Breakfast in The Yellow House

Single Room: €110.00

Double/Twin Room: €170.00



Children are welcome at Roundwood House. However, if left to run around the house unsupervised we will give them a kitten to take home with them.

€30 bed and breakfast for children

No charge for children in cots.

Children’s dinner is served at 6 p.m. and costs €15.00. We generally serve meals such as Spaghetti Bolognese or Roast Chicken followed by ice-cream for dessert. Parents of fussy eaters are welcome to discuss the menu with us by email or phone prior to arrival.

Babysitting available upon request.