Dollardstown House

Co. Kildare
Bed & Breakfast

Sleep well in deeply comfortable beds, wake to Antoinette’s just-baked bread (and scrumptious everything). A delightful slice of Irish life


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A handsome old house in its own parkland – that is the impression as you drive over the cattle grid. Having inherited house and land, Irish horticulturist Andrew and Dutch Antoinette are delighting everyone with their new B&B. Come for home-baked scones on arrival, peace, space and a comfortable slice of Irish life. The largest room, the Master Suite, is suitable for a family of three – unpretentious yet curiously grand, with big sash windows, feather down pillows on a huge bed, a striped sofa, winged armchairs, and a great big bathroom in which an antique wardrobe eccentrically stands. The other rooms each get a small en suite, and the attention to detail is remarkable (note the local toiletries). Organic eggs, rashers, sausages, delicious bread (Antoinette’s) and gourmet jams are enjoyed at polished tables in the ‘fireplaced’ dining room. There’s a huge drawing room, too, with books, music, an open fire… the furniture and artwork are a rarity today. Andrew is putting his heart into the gardens and a chef friend can whip up three-course dinners – just ask!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas, 1 December - 10 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner on request (BYO wine). Restaurant 5m.


Nightly price
from €70
Singles from €55.
1 Double
From €90
1 Twin/double
From €80
1 Twin
From €70


We had the warmest welcome from Andrew and Antoinette, into a house which combines all the grandeur of the Georgian period with the sort of hospitality that every traveller hopes for. It's a delight to stay in a country house which remains a real family home, and the continuing restoration of this wonderful old building is a fascinating work in progress. Dinner was absolutely sumptuous, thanks to their chef, Lydia, who believes only in cooking the best local ingredients. An absolute oasis, and worth a detour. I only wish we could have stayed longer


Stayed in this beautiful B&B for one nite but wish we could have stayed for longer, what a beautiful comfortable welcoming place to stay couldnt fault the place at all homemade scones n tea on arrival and freshly baked bread for breakfast first class stay, lots of little extras in the room/bathroom thanks for a lovely stay John and Aisling Flood


Antoinette and Andrew were the most attentive hosts and we had a wonderful stay being made to feel like family. Our guest book entry says it all: "We arrived as strangers, treated as family and left as friends". Antoinette and Andrew are doing a wonderful job restoring the house to its full glory and we wish them well with this amazing project. We will be back!


This is a glimpse of how life could be. Commitment to the past & the environment, real hospitality and kindness. A wonderful country retreat, in comfortable surroundings with great food and marvelous people!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Antoinette & Andrew Behan van Gurp

  • The house is ideally located for visiting a range of gardens. The counties of Laois and Carlow both offer Garden-Trails. Andrew is a horticulturalist and can show you our garden. The most well known garden nearby is the Japanese Gardens in Kildare Town.
  • In Moone, 10 minutes drive, stands the second tallest high cross in Ireland. The upper part and base were discovered in 1835 and in 1893 the middle section of the shaft was found and the cross was finally reconstructed to its original size.
  • Clancy’s of Athy is one of the great music pubs of eastern Ireland. Every Thursday up to 25 musicians congregate there having done so for over 45 years. This is celebrated every year with a music festival in May, offering 4 days of concerts and sessions.
  • County Kildare – the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry. Think Kildare, think horses and horse racing. With three major race courses - The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas Race Course - all within 30 minutes drive from the house.
  • Castledermot is a small town in south Kildare, a 10 minute drive. This magnificent town with its round towers and castles is situated on the River Lerr. A must for historians, this town has a Hibernian-Romanesque arch, a round tower and two high crosses.
  • Nestled within landscaped grounds Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping is label heaven. 60 brands such as Louise Kennedy, DKNY, Juicy Couture, Brooks Brothers, Anya Hindmarch and Hugo Boss offering up to 60% off all year around.