Everything is on a miniature scale Four foot bed - just like our grandparents slept in.


Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed


Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The Writer's Cottage is the old gardener's cottage on the grounds of Roundwood House, a beautiful Georgian country estate. Small, cosy, secluded & tucked away in a corner of the old kitchen garden, it is the perfect escape from the maddening crowd.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 56%
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Description

The space

18 acres of woodland and meadow.
Library of the History of Civilisation situated in the old Coach House.
Providing we don't have an exclusive use booking in the Main House, guests are also welcome to come in and relax in the Drawing Room.

Interaction with Guests

We're always here to help.

Guest access

18 acres of woodland and meadow.
Library of the History of Civilisation situated in the old Coach House.
Providing we don't have an exclusive use booking in the Main House, guests are also welcome to come in and relax in the Drawing Room.

Interaction with guests

We're always here to help but we let you come to us so that you have complete privacy when in the Cottage.

The neighbourhood

The Forge at Roundwood House is set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom, one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe. They're not particularly high as mountains go but they are beautiful and very unspoiled. We have lots of information on hiking so do call in to us and ask.
Other places of interest include:
Birr - a beautiful Georgian town half an hour from us with a great castle and gardens.
Abbeyleix is also a great town, twenty minutes from here with great restaurants, pubs and shops.
Lough Boora is about forty minutes from here and is a fabulous outdoor sculpture park with bikes available for hire and many kilometres of cycle trails.

Getting around

We have parking here. If you arrive by bus or train we're happy to pick you up from the station (and if you're nice to us we might even return you there when the time comes).

Other things to note

Two dogs, three cats, ducks and hens.
Can't stress enough how amazing the Library is which is open for guests staying in the Writer's Cottage.


House Rules

Nothing in particular


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews


Marie User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed staying at the Writer's Cottage, as it had everything we needed for a quiet week in the country - I will not forget those evenings sitting by the woodburner listening to the Irish language radio station! It was great to have the freedom to walk around the grounds with all its wonderful trees and animals, and to spend time in the fascinating Library. We will be back!

Tim User Profile
October 2015
Hannah and Paddy are terrific hosts and I really enjoyed my stay at Roundwood. They are delightful people who work very hard to maintain the highest quality accommodations. I ate several meals at the beautiful Georgian main house and Paddy is a very good chef. Hannah is an excellent hostess who has lived in the house since she was five so she can tell you about the locale. Wonderful fun visit and I hope to get back there someday.

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Mountrath, Ireland · Joined in July 2015
Hannah User Profile

I'm a country girl, born and raised in the Irish countryside. I used to travel before having a family. However, I do still get to Canada every year having married a Canadian. In my dreams I have many hobbies but in real life have no time for anything except running my business and bringing up two little girls.

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