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Lough Bishop House

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Lough Bishop House
Derrynagarra, Collinstown Co Westmeath
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Down a long drive off a byroad between Collinstown and Castlepollard, in a beautifully scenic area awash with lakes, gentle hills and rich farmland, you’ll find Lough Bishop - a working organic farm where Helen and Christopher Kelly offer a warm welcome and a genuine Irish family home experience
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Remote
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Self Catering Also Avail

Lough Bishop House

Down a long drive off a byroad between Collinstown and Castlepollard, in a beautifully scenic area awash with lakes, gentle hills and rich farmland, you’ll find Lough Bishop - a working organic farm where Helen and Christopher Kelly offer a warm welcome and a genuine Irish family home experience.


The early 19th century  farmhouse has been carefully renovated in a sympathetic manner - striking décor combining period and contemporary craft furniture, log fires and old pictures with modern comforts like power showers and central heating.


If you order before noon, a set dinner is available and you’ll enjoy excellent home-cooked food, some grown or reared on the farm. It’s probably the only place in Ireland you’ll get a chance to eat purebred traditional Irish Moiled beef as well as homegrown lamb, free range eggs and fruit, and your meal will probably include foods from other local producers too, carefully sourced to showcase the fine foods the area has to offer.


An after-dinner stroll down the drive will bring you to the Kelly’s award-winning pure bred Irish Draught horses and afterwards you can enjoy relaxing in front of a log fire in the drawing room, well stocked with books.


Accommodation is comfortable, in good-sized rooms which are free from the intrusions of modern life - no TV or radio (but no tea or coffee-making facilities either) – and have neat, well-designed ensuite bathrooms with power showers (one also has a bath).


Everything is spotless and gleaming, and it’s a very hospitable house, run by a caring couple who really do provide the perfect B&B experience - it’s a family home but equipped for guests who are guests of that family.


And you should leave on a high note too, after enjoying delicious home baked bread, fresh fruit and apple juice from the orchard at breakfast.


Activities in the area include visiting Tullynally and Belvedere gardens, swimming from blue flag lake shore, riding, forest and hill-walking and fishing in the lakes that are around every corner. Magical midlands!

Rooms 3 (all en-suite & no smoking, 2 shower only, 1 family, 1 single). B&B €55pps; ss €25 (only charged for single occupancy of a double room). Children welcome (under 2s free in parents room, cot available free of charge). Residents' Dinner €30 at 7.30pm (book before noon). Cottage also available for self-catering or B&B (2 night min stay). Free broadband wi/fi. No credit cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 29-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Lough Bishop House - Collinstown County Westmeath ireland
Lough Bishop House - Collinstown County Westmeath ireland
Lough Bishop House - Collinstown County Westmeath ireland
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Castlepollard R394, at Whitehall turn onto L5738, 3km on on right hand side

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9th October 2012
michele metraux
Four of us from France and Canada spent a lovely evening with the Kellys (September 2012). Their admirably restored house is filled with art work and beautifully comfortable. The meals we were served are first rate with most of the produce from the farm. Highly recommended
30th November 2012
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Delighted you like it as much as we do - places like this really are the Best of Irish.
 Georgina

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