Spreading the word about our best-kept hospitality secrets!

Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois


Hidden Ireland Houses share an ethos of hospitality, tradition and history and they are open for business: for holiday visits, for corporate affairs, for weddings, for house rental or bed and breakfast overnight accommodation.

When you chose to stay in a Hidden Ireland property you will find that they have a selection of enchanting bedrooms, gorgeously carpeted drawing rooms and galleried stairways, antlered halls hung with ancestral portraits, heritage china and glass on tables which can sit from 12 to 30 people in settings where an epergne (an ornamental centrepiece) is just another detail in the serving of excellent food.

Every roof shelters modern kitchens, sophisticated bathrooms and central heating. Restored outbuildings revive stable yards there are walled gardens, rare turf barns and acres of woodland, moor and river bank. These properties are mostly country houses of middle size (and some smaller than that) which still breathe the cultural context of Lady Gregory and Sir Hugh Lane, of Elizabeth Bowen and Molly Keane, of the landed Protestant and Catholic gentry who sometimes could afford to employ the best architects, sculptors, stuccadores and decorators in Ireland, and did so. Why not check out this article in the Irish Times by Mary Leland who stopped by and spoke to our Chairperson, Hannah Flynn from Roundwood House and other members of Hidden Ireland.

Click [here](https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/spreading-the-word-about-our-best-kept-hospitality-secrets-1.3110445 “Irish Times”) to read this article!

At Home in Ireland by Mary Leland available [here](https://www.bookdepository.com/At-Home-in-Ireland/9781855942233 “Book Depository”)

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