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


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner, 4 courses, €45. Wine €18-€36.


Nightly price
from €150
Singles from €95.
4 Twin/doubles
From €150


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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