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Activities around Roundwood House.

Our favourite activity while staying at Roundwood was relaxing in the Drawing Room at the end of each busy day, surrounded by books and with the wood fire blazing!

Our favourite activity while staying at Roundwood was relaxing in the Drawing Room at the end of each busy day, surrounded by books and with the wood fire blazing!

JerseyGirl555, TripAdvisor Review, September 2018

JerseyGirl555, TripAdvisor Review, September 2018

Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes we need to step out of our busy lives - even for a day or two - to breath and observe ourselves. Then we can realign and reset.

Within minutes of your arrival at Roundwood you will be perched by the open fire, settling in and drinking in the ambiance of a historical house bursting with character and charm. Phones can be set aside and memories of the nine to five quickly erased as you simply relax in the moment.

Add a good book and glass of wine to the mix and you’ll ask yourself why you don’t do this more often!

Activities at Roundwood House

If you’re keen to do something that involves more energy than curling up on the couch, there are lots of options to keep you entertained without having to get back in your car. Take a walk or jog around the perimeter walk, explore the many old outbuildings, or play croquet on the lawn. Or for the more adventurous among you, we can organise activities such as clay pigeon shooting, foraging, archery and segway polo.

Meanwhile, Frank’s Library of Civilization, spread over two levels, with ample armchairs in cosy corners is a perfect space for gatherings with family and friends or for indoor activities such as wine tasting, yoga or art classes. All can be arranged upon request.

Activities in the Locality

For those who decide to venture off the property, there is wonderful exploring to be done within easy driving distance. Reconnect with nature in the peaceful Slieve Bloom Mountains where you will find a great choice of walking trails from 3 to 75 km. For the more adventurous of you, there are excellent purpose-built mountain bike trails. Enjoy challenging climbs up to peaks with panoramic views of the Irish midlands, before heading down into deep valleys and beautiful forests in twisty single lane fast descents.

Horse riding, fishing and golf are also available locally, as well as many wonderful heritage sites that Hannah will be happy to point you in the direction of.  See our Trips page for some half and full day trips.

Take a Boat Trip...

Take a boat trip on the Grand Canal or River Barrow with BoatTrips.ie as they cut through a landscape steeped in heritage. Trips are by booking only, are 1hr, 3hr or 5hr in duration and run throughout the Irish summer, April to October. Witness the wildlife that thrives in these unique environments and that have shared the waterways with man for hundreds of years. Be sure to bring your camera as you'll have the opportunity to capture some very unique views and remote areas of county Laois.

Contact: Cliff Reid

Tel: +353 87 2061999 - Web: www.boattrips.ie

Roundwood reminds you that pleasures of the past can be just what the doctor ordered to escape the pace of life we all tend to keep these days.. 

Roundwood reminds you that pleasures of the past can be just what the doctor ordered to escape the pace of life we all tend to keep these days.

Darina Coffey, thetaste.ie

Darina Coffey, thetaste.ie