Georgian Country Mansion is a three-storey Georgian house built in the early 1800s by the Casey family.
After being left fall into a dilapidated state, the stud farm and house was purchased by Paddy and Claire Dunning, the owners of the award-winning Grouse Lodge Recording Studios and Coolatore House and members of the Georgian society. It was restored to its former glory in 2009 and is now available for rent.
The House features six very spacious bedrooms in the main house, all of which feature king-sized beds and luxurious furnishings. Two are double rooms (1 double bed in each room) and four are triple rooms (1 double bed and 1 single bed in each room). Four of our bedrooms are en-suite, with large modern bathrooms. The non-en-suite bedrooms share a bathroom with private access. There is a further bathroom within the house.
We have a further two en-suite bedrooms available in our courtyard, offering you further accommodation options. We have two luxury double rooms in the courtyard.
All bed linens and towels are provided. We have an eco-friendly gas heating system, with under-floor heating. The fireplaces are replenished by our weekend staff on Saturdays, and ample spare fuel will be available to weekend and mid-week guests.
The traditional Georgian country kitchen at Bishopstown is a beautiful place to cook, eat, unwind and entertain in. Featuring dozens of period items such as a beautiful Aga Range cooker (which gives 24 hour warmth), the kitchen also contains many modern features such as an American-style fridge, standard gas oven, microwave and more besides. The centrepiece of the kitchen is a spacious kitchen island. With ample storage, and plenty of equipment the kitchen can cater for any size of group. It leads onto a well-stocked scullery, or back kitchen, which features a washing machine, storage space and even a second oven. A good kitchen is at the heart of every good home, and we like to think we have a great one at Bishopstown!
Bishopstown House is self-catering accommodation, however, catering is available upon request. We can do great formal or informal evening meals, lunches, BBQ's and breakfasts.
A wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and cafes catering for every imaginable taste are located in the nearby towns of Moate, Mullingar and Athlone. When it comes to pubs, guests are absolutely spoilt for choice with some great Irish pubs of character and craic all a short distance away.
The full house and courtyard, with eight guest bedrooms, two living rooms, bar, function room etc is available for self-catering guests.
Towels and linens, wifi, Sky TV, heating and electricity and much more are included in the rental price.
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Excellent place to stay as a group. Rooms were lovely and bathrooms also, nothing really bad to say at all!
"Hen weekend" We had a fab time in Bishopstown House. Such a fab place for a hen party and such fun to be all under the one roof. The dining room and kitchen were absolutely super for what we needed. From breakfast being brought in, afternoon tea party and then yoga ther was lots of space for everything and for everyone to be together, which was brilliant for almost 30 people.
Paddy couldn’t have been more helpful with keeping the fires lit, putting the bride up on his horse and making sure everyone got there ok, helping with directions etc also. Made everyone feel at home.
Would defo recommend for a girlie weekend and absolutely ideal for a hen weekend. We did get a bus into Athlone on the Sat night for dinner and dancing and that also worked out really well and the companies/contacts all provided by Bishopstown were fantastic. Defo recommend using Nini catering also for bringing in the cooked brekkie!
The bar also and the karaoke were such fun also on the Friday night and everyone was in awe at how many things would be fitted in!
Thanks again for a fab stay!
Book it! You won’t regret it. This house offers so much. The building itself is old and stunningly preserved. The land around is rugged and unpretentious which makes for beautiful country walks. The owner is so accommodating and took our family out on horseback as well as making sure we had enough fire wood to keep three fires burning the whole time we were there. We were a large group but in this house we never felt on top of each other. I even managed to steal two hours on my own with a book by the fire. Thanks to all for sharing this space with us.
April - 2018
"A perfect location for a special time together" We stayed here for my sister's hen. She had the best weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and the surrounding location. We went for several walks around the adjoining fields. Paddy was helpful and informative and provided us with the local history. He even gave some of the girls a chance to ride the horses. The house was comfortable and suited the group.