Lough Bawn House

Collinstown, Co. Westmeath
Bed & Breakfast

Peacocks add glamour to the gardens, there are lovely walks all around, sensational lough views – and Verity’s cooking is a fresh delight


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Sink into deep pillows and gaze on the lake from your bed: the windows are tall, the views are exquisite. Westmeath is the county of lakes, the area is spotted with fine fishing and Verity’s family has lived here for ever. A trained cook with her own catering business in England, warm friendly Verity is back home to run B&B. Down a long avenue of mixed trees, with sheep-strewn fields to either side, you arrive at an elevated site and not a house to be seen. Lough Bawn House was built in the 1840s and its rooms are large, comfortable and filled with light. There’s a drawing room for guests with two comfy sofas and a proper log fire, and a dining room in pale green with a big table in the middle (and a smaller one by the window for a matchless lakeside view). Homemade bread and fruit compotes feature at breakfast; at dinner: fresh vibrant dishes in Ottolenghi style, and produce glistening from the garden. After a day’s walking, fishing or visiting Tullynally Gardens, what a treat to come home to a prettily refurbished bedroom, with a dressing table-set for a touch of glamour and a piping hot bath.


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

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

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Booking restrictions
Children over 2 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner, 2 courses, €40; 3 courses, €45. Book previous day. Restaurant 18km.


Nightly price
from €80
Single use (small double) €80 per night.
2 Doubles
From €150
1 Double
From €80
1 Twin/double
From €145


Stunning setting and a beautiful house, with extremely comfortable rooms. The view over the lough is breathtaking. Verity is a wonderful host and an excellent cook - well worth arranging dinner during our stay. Will certainly be back.

David, Singapore

Verity was a wonderful host with a lovely personality. Her house has a great atmosphere and a most stunning view over her meadows and Lough Bawn. Food had a personal touch and was of very good quality. We must visit her again.

Franz and angie, Ulm, germany

Wonderfully warm welcome, great food, warm fires, friendly dogs and a beautiful location.


Greeted by our charming hostess Verity, we were thrilled by the stunningly beautiful setting and the view over the lake from the front of the house, a view shared from our en-suite bedroom, fit for a king & queen, very comfortable bed, and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was delicious, home-made muesli, and full breakfast , watched by one of the peacocks sitting on the window ledge outside! My wife and I have never stayed at a more beautiful place or enjoyed our, albeit rather short, stay more.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Verity Butterfield

  • Walks on your doorstep.There are wonderful walks along the edge of the lake, climbing the hill behind the house to explore the old look out tower, views .over 4 counties.
  • Lough Crew and Newgrange nearby - both Neolithic sites.
  • Fishing on several well known lakes in the area - daily permits available.
  • Explore the castle and gardens of Tullynally and Lough Crew nearby. You are a 5 minute drive from Fore Village, where you can explore the Abbey and walk along the Nellie and Nancy trail. Mullaghmeen Beech Forest is also situated close by.
  • Cozy dinners by arrangements by candlelight watching the sunset over the lake. Dietary needs catered for. Local produce either grown myself or locally sourced
  • Lough bawn has been in the family since it was built in 1820. It has wonderful views surrounded by old trees. The atmosphere of the house is gently peace, escaping from the stress of modern life.