The Writers Cottage at Roundwood House - Mountrath Co. Laois

Pet Friendly | Family Friendly | Private Cottage


This tiny secluded cottage is hidden away in a corner of the walled garden of Roundwood and is ideal for inspiring country holidays. We think Hanzel and Gretel may have been the original tenants! It sleeps 2 persons with one double bedroom.

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".

* Prices are all inclusive, 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, can be purchased on site.
* The nearest supermarket is in Mountrath, 5 kilometres from Roundwood
* There is a large selection of books in The Writers Cottage and more available for borrowing in the Main House.
* Breakfast and Dinner are available in the main house but need to be booked the day before.
* Wifi is not available in the Cottage but it is available in the main house. Guests that require internet access are always welcome to make themselves comfortable in the main drawing room

This cottage does not have a TV or DVD player and the kitchen really is a kitchenette with a 2 ring hob, convection microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. There is no washing machine or dryer, however there are laundry services available in Roundwood house if required.

Pets are allowed on request. We allow pets to stay in our cottages but please note there is a cleaning surcharge of €20 per stay payable here. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when walking around the property as we have ducks and hens that are too tempting a target for even the friendliest of dogs.

Roundwood House 

Roundwood House is a Country House offering B&B and dinner to guests in a delightful location at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains in Co. Laois. It is just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Dublin. Almost 300 years old, full of character and set in rambling gardens (18 acres to be precise!), this property is family run with a relaxing charm. It is the perfect venue to celebrate special family occasions, private parties, small vintage weddings and corporate events.

Roundwood House is run by Paddy and Hannah Flynn who featured in RTE's "At Your Service"

".......This is old school of Irish hospitality - understated, loquacious, arranged by people who have the time to talk to you and to take care of you. The result of thier patient, gracious care is that everyone feels special when staying here....Bridgestone 100 Best Places to stay in Ireland.

There is another property on the roundwood estate called 'The Forge.......don't hesitate to contact us for availability and rates.


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  • Linen Provided
  • Pets Allowed (on request)
  • Shared Garden
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 ring hob
  • Convection Microwave
  • Iron & Ironing Board

The Writers Cottage at Roundwood House

  • Property Type
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    1 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms
    1 Bathroom
  • Dream Ireland Rating
    Cloud Rating

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