Mornington House

Co. Westmeath
Bed & Breakfast


The O’Haras tend their house, park, donkeys and giant oak with loving care, and their walled garden grows ingredients for delicious dinners

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Seclusion here is absolute, ancient, untouched. The house has a four-part history which the O’Haras, whose family settled here in 1858, relate with verve: they love their old-style family seat and wonderful garden. A fine Afgan rug cheers up the landing off which old fashioned, mostly large bedrooms lie, with freshly painted walls and bathrooms full of character; views include the mighty solitary oak on the front lawn. A path has been mown through the meadow to Lough Derravaragh with Knock Eyon beyond. Downstairs, carpets fade as they approach long ranks of park-facing windows, the gleaming gold drawing-room wallpaper was put up in the 1800s (Warwick has no intention of changing it), velvet cushions are sprinkled over a variety of antique sofas and chairs and a potted lime tree in the dining room catches the sunlight in the morning. Warwick and Anne are genuinely dedicated hosts and produce delicious meals for the big candlelit table where silverware shines, growing much of the produce in the fabulous walled garden. Roses scent the air, donkeys bray, wood pigeons coo.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 12pm
Closed
November-March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, 4 courses, €45. Wine €18-€36.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €160
Surcharges
Singles €95-€105. Dinner, B&B €48 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €55-€80 per person per night.
4 Twin/doubles
From €160

Reviews

Mornington House was a delight. The house and gardens fully met our expectations of a grand country house. The bedrooms and bathrooms were huge and very comfortably appointed, with views over the parkland. Warwick and Anne gave us a very warm welcome on arrival, and after we'd settled in served us afternoon tea in the sumptuous sitting room. Breakfast was a feast. We were after a quiet and relaxing break somewhere not too far from Dublin (just over an hour) and it ticked all the boxes. My husband particularly enjoyed the sense of history about the house. Highly recommended.

Stacey, Cambridge

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Location

The neighbourhood