The Old Forge, & The Cottage,Mountrath, Co. Laois
Roundwood House: The Old Forge
A beautiful open plan, split-level apartment occupies what used to be the forge at Roundwood House. Filled with books and paintings and set in 18 acres of park and woodland the Forge is a perfect escape, or a great base for exploring the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Walking trails, horseback riding and fishing are all on our doorstep. We are an hour and fifteen minutes from Dublin and you can get here from anywhere.
Roundwood House: The Cottage
Hidden away in the woods on the grounds of Roundwood House is the Cottage, originally the gardener’s dwelling. If room to swing a cat is a priority, then the Cottage is probably not for you. If romantic, secluded, or a breath of fresh air is what you’re looking for, you’ll love it!
Travel writer, Pol O’Conghaile, lists the Cottage in the Irish Independent as one of the “ten best Irish hidey-holes guaranteed to erase memories of the nine to five”.
Take Exit 18 off the M7 following signs for Mountrath. As you come into Mountrath take a right hand turn at the traffic lights towards Ballyfin/Mountmellick, and then an immediate left towards Kinnitty on the R440. Roundwood House is 4.7 km down the R440 on the left hand side.