Check-in is 2PM. If we have a full house the night before your arrival day your room may not be ready until 3PM but in such a case you are welcome to relax in the Drawing Room with tea/coffee or take a walk around the grounds. If you would like to arrive before 2PM please call/email to let us know and we will do our best to facilitate you.


Check-out is 12 noon.

Yes, WiFi is available throughout the Main House and Yellow House with an average speed of 20MBps. For those needing high speed broadband the WiFi in our Library has a speed of approximately 200MBps.

Yes, a wonderful company called the Handmade Soap Company provide us with our bathroom toiletries and there is a hairdryer in every bedroom.

Here is a link to their WEBSITE if you would like to see more about them.

Yes, breakfast is included in your room rate and is served from 8.30 to 11:00 every morning. Someone will be in the kitchen from 7.30 so tea/coffee is always available from then . Please let us know if an earlier breakfast is required and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Yes, we have a restaurant and serve dinner every evening at 8PM. Since we offer a set menu that changes on a nightly basis it is important that you let us know in advance about any dietary requirements that you or a member of your party has.

As a general rule we do not serve lunch. However, we are happy to recommend both The Pantry and Tynan’s at The Storeyard in Portlaoise and The Gallic Kitchen in Abbeyleix.  All are about a twenty minute drive from Roundwood.

No, our three-story house does not have an elevator. However, someone is always available to help with heavy suitcases if necessary.

We have multiple parking spaces out the front and side of the house. There is no charge for parking.

Pets are not allowed in the Main House with the exception of service animals. However, we do allow pets in our two self-catering cottages and guests staying in those are welcome to come in and enjoy breakfast and dinner in the Main House if they don’t wish to self-cater.

If our triple rooms are already booked you can request an additional bed for your double room. The cost is €30 per night including breakfast.

Type our Eircode R32TK79 into Google Maps and Bob’s your monkey. Beware there is another Roundwood in Co. Wicklow so if you type in the name, make sure you choose Roundwood in Co. Laois. There is also an interactive map on our Contact & Location page.

Roundwood is 113 km (70 miles) from Dublin Airport. Outside of rush hour the journey takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. However, during rush hour it can take up to 2 hours. If you’d like advice on when to depart Roundwood for a flight at Dublin Airport please ask 🙂

We use our own discretion when applying this policy so these rules are not cast in stone but we feel it is important to make guests aware of their liabilities in the event of having to cancel a pre-booked stay.

As a small business we are particularly vulnerable to guests who cancel close to the date of their arrival.

Upon booking we take a credit card number, the details of which we hold until the guest leaves. For any cancellation less than three days prior to arrival we reserve the right to charge up to fifty percent for the first night, twenty five percent for every subsequent night. However, if we fill the rooms after the cancellation we will refund you any charges incurred. In a no-show situation the full accommodation charge will be levied, plus a charge for dinner if booked.

The above does not apply to large group bookings over weekends or self-catering. Please ask us for our cancellation policy regarding such bookings.

Unfortunately, Roundwood is not wheelchair accessible, dating as it does to the 18th century. I should mention that we do sometimes have wheelchair users stay but they either need to have a certain amount of flexibility or be willing to have the chair lifted at certain points. Give me a call if you'd like to discuss further.

At the moment the nearest charging station is Portlaoise. However, we intend to install a charger on site this year, 2020. Watch this space.

No, Roundwood is a 100% non-smoking house.

Yes, including American Express