Myself and my Girlfriend wanted to do some walking in Slieve Bloom, so we required a base in the area, as we didn't fancy the drive up and back from Dublin for both days.
I had looked at Roundwood house on trip advisor before and thought it would do the Job. On checking out their website, I descovered they have a couple of self-catering options, as well as the main house B&B, so we booked the Old forge, as they allowed us to bring our dog, which was great.
We arrived down on friday evening at around 7pm. The forge was set up and Paddy brought us out and lit the fire. The building itself was beautiful. They have made a studio type apartment out of the old building, and everything was there that we needed for a self catering experience.
On saturday morning, Hannah drove with us to Glenbarrow car park, where we parked our car and then dropped us to the start of our walk, so we could walk across the mountain, back to our car. We had an amazing day, as the weather was lovely and we had the mountain pretty much to ourselves.
On return to the forge, we lit the turf fire again and sellted down to a lovely relaxing evening, before another day of walking on the sunday.
All in all a lovely trip. We might stay in the main house next time and leave the dog at home, but it will be hard to out do the experience of the forge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roundwood House is a country house hotel in a delightful location at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, just 1.5 hours from Dublin. The house and outbuildings are over 300 years old and have immense charm and character. Guests come to relax, explore many local sites of interest and for genuine Irish hospitality in a homely atmosphere. Roundwood was listed among the top 50 restaurants in the world in 2002 by London's "Restaurant" magazine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roundwood House Hotel Mountrath