In August, we went on a last-minute break to Dublin via Co. Westmeath. I love to stay in Hidden Ireland houses and we were really lucky to find Lough Bawn House. Verity is a warm friendly hostess and we instantly felt relaxed and happy. The weather was not on our side, but after a nice relax in our room Verity served a most delicious meal accompanied by a soothing bottle of red. After dinner the children had a lovely evening watching movies and treats. Breakfast was superb with delicious brown bread and kippers one of the children had a full Irish. There was local organic milk which was so delicious with Verity's homemade granola. We stayed 2 nights and had yet another delicious roast dinner with wine. Sight seeing in the rain the following day was fascinating. Very beautiful countryside. On our return we were treated to yet another yummy hot roast dinner which warmed the cockles of our hearts. Then a surprise dessert arrived , a secret family recipe! After two restful days we continued on our journey to Dublin happy and rested. We hope to return again as Verity is the heart and soul of this classic house. Thank you Verity, xfrom Máire Séamus & Tess…
Spent two nights here. The lady of the house is a wonderful cook and trusting hostess. She has an eye for detail and a caring personality. She has two friendly dogs who kept our own dog entertained. Overall I could not recommend this place enough. :)
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. The house itself is very comfortable & Verity's welcome is terrific, marked by a complimentary pot of tea & a freshly baked lemon-drizzle cake on arrival ! There is lots to do & explore in the surrounding countryside, including the Benedictine Fore Abbey from 1,200 AD & Killua Castle, under most impressive restoration. My advice to all is to go there asap & treat yourself royally. JBD
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. The views of the lake and surrounding countryside are idyllic. All the rooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated, breakfast and dinner were both delicious. 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!
We stayed last Saturday night. 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.