Lough Bawn House

LocationCollinstown, Co. Westmeath

A classic Georgian house in a unique setting. Lough Bawn house sits high above Lough Bane with amazing sweeping views. Nestled in a 50 acre parkland at the end of a long drive, Lough Bawn House is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Unwind and relax

The house and estate has been in the same family since it was built in 1820 by George Battesby, the current occupier, Verity’s, Great Great Great Grandfather. The house is being lovingly restored by Verity, having returned from England to live in the family home. Verity ran her own catering and events company in Gloucestershire for over 20 years. Her passion for cooking & entertaining shines through. Guests enjoy an extensive and varied breakfast with much of the ingredients being grown or reared by Verity herself, and delicious dinners are on offer. Breakfast is eaten in the large newly restored dining room, with wonderful views over the lough and of the parading peacocks on the rolling lawns.

Both of the large, en-suite rooms have fine views down the length of Lough Bane and over the wooded hills while the single room and the twin/double room have sweeping views of the surrounding parklands. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to relax in the homely drawing room in front of a roaring fire or to explore one of the many local historical sites, gardens, walks or cultural entertainments on offer.

Lakelands of Ireland

Several areas of the estate have been classified as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC‘s) due to the incredibly varied and rare flora. Wild flowers can be found in abundance and a charming fern walk has been the created amongst the woodland near the house.


We asked some of our guests how they enjoyed their stay with us in Lough Bawn House and here is what they had to say….

“A repeat 2 night B&B + Dinner stay with 4 very close friends after a gap of 4 years ! Our loss for such a gap !! This is a fabulous place to stay & relax, with a lovely atmosphere & a super view out over Lough Bawn itself. Our superb hostess, Verity Butterfield, presides over one’s stay with great & welcoming style but is admirably unobtrusive & she is an imaginative & excellent cook. My advice to all is to go there asap & treat yourself royally.” (JBD, Tripadvisor)

“I recently stayed in Lough Bawn House with family for a whistle-stop tour down memory. As soon as we entered we were made to feel welcomed and relaxed by Verity. If you are looking for an Irish country house experience look no further than Lough Bawn House. This is my second visit here and it won’t be my last!” (Dolores O’C, Tripadvisor)

“Beautiful views, charming poultry, very comfortable house! Bedroom had a magnificent view of the lake. Breakfast featured delicious poached eggs laid by the chickens we could see out the window. Made to feel very welcome and spoiled rotten.” (JTGSTL, Tripadvisor)

Lough Bawn House, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath, N91 EYX4, Ireland

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Lough Bawn House, Collinstown, N91 EYX4, Co.WestMeath