Mornington House

Location Multyfarnham

Postcode Co. Westmeath

Telephone +353 44 937 2191

€-€€

Why we love it...

Warmth and elegance

The Place

Mornington House stands a little apart from the tiny village of Multyfarnham, deep in the Westmeath countryside. Set back from the road by an acre or so of gardens, rolling up the drive to this place feels like taking a dip into the 1930s. It’s not for those seeking glossy interior design and state of the art equipment: it’s proudly old-fashioned. Rooms have shelves of books, including huge sets of encyclopaedias, rather than TVs; brass bedsteads and wooden dressing tables.
Guests eat together house party style at a long, polished dining table after gathering in the drawing room for drinks. Candlesticks, chandeliers and family portraits adorn communal rooms (most with open fires and carpeted with oriental rugs). There’s an air of used elegance, and the antiques are there to be used rather than simply admired.
Cooking is done by owners Anne and Warwick, and is wonderfully hearty – their Guinness stew is a firm favourite with guests. Whenever possible, ingredients come straight from the walled garden and local suppliers. It’s worth checking that you’re staying on a night when dinner is served: the O’Haras take occasional breaks from cooking.  According to reports, they’re wonderful hosts: warm, welcoming and full of stories about the building which has been in their family for hundreds of years.

The Essentials

Price Band €-€€
Rooms 4: double and one single, with private bathrooms with power showers
Food breakfast, dinner
Facilities drawing room, dining room, living room, walled gardens and 50 acres of grounds, wi-fi and broadband
Children by arrangement
Disabled
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Warwick and Anne O'Hara
Call +353 44 937 2191
Fax +353 44 937 2338
Email stay@mornington.ie
Website www.mornington.ie

Good To Know

Address Multyfarnham Co. Westmeath
Payment

The Location

Find this place: In private grounds outside Multyfarnham

What's nearby: Mullingar, Lough Crew, Tullynally Castle, megalithic tombs, Belvedere House, Newgrange, Lock's Distillery, Kibeggan; Clonmacnoise, Clay pigeon shooting; Greyhound racing; Royal Canal, Athlone Castle, Ardagh, Fore Abbey the Shannon