Cottages at Roundwood House

Mountrath, Laois, Ireland

Stay in one of 2 cosy cottages set on the estate of a Georgian house in 18 acres of beautiful woodland. A perfect retreat for couples.

Key Points

  • Choose from 2 cottages for a romantic getaway with your loved ones set within 18 acres of woodland near Mountrath.
  • The Forge is an open plan split level apartment style cottage with mezzanine level bedroom.
  • The Writer's Cottage is an old stone cottage with quaint feel to it and NO wifi!
  • Take a hike to The Slieve Bloom mountains or try your hand at horse-riding or foraging.


Hidden away in 18 acres of beautiful woodland you can discover the historic Roundwood Country House and cottages. The cottages offer a little bit of Irish magic with their stone walls and simple decor and offer the perfect rural retreat for couples looking to get away from it all. 

The Forge is a beautiful open plan, split level apartment in what used to be the old Forge at Roundwood House. On the ground floor you can discover a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, shower room and cosy lounge with woodburner, TV and Wifi. Climb the stairs to your mezzanine level double bedroom where you can relax with your loved one after a busy day exploring the area. 

The Writer's Cottage is a bijou stone cottage hidden away in a corner of Roundwood. It offers a romantic and quaint place to reconnect with your loved one. Here you can get away from all the stresses of modern life and with no Wifi can truly disconnect from the outside world. The cottage has a double bed, cosy lounge with woodburner and 2 armchairs, a shower room and kitchenette facilities.

Be sure to venture out into the surrounding countryside there is no shortage of things to see and do. The Slieve Bloom mountains are a delight for hikers and cyclists of all abilities. Horse-riding, fishing and golfing are also available locally. Meanwhile, foraging, yoga and guided mountain walks can be arranged upon request.

The Forge: 1 Night: €120.00
2 Nights: €200.00
€40.00 for every additional night

The Writer’s Cottage: 1 Night: €100.00
2 Nights: €170.00
€30.00 for every additional night

If you wish, you can book breakfast and dinner in the main house for an additional cost. You are also welcome to explore the wonderful library there too. 

Dogs welcome at a cost of €20 each per stay. 

Please state which cottage you would prefer if you have a preference. 


Room Types




 Not suitable for those with mobility issues








 Plug sockets


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 DVD player



 WiFi - No access to WiFi







 Tea & Coffee



 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 17th February 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Hannah Flynn from Cottages at Roundwood House