Guest Rooms.

All the guest bedrooms are beautifully decorated, with a blend of traditional and contemporary furnishings and have wonderful garden or lake views. All bedrooms come with complimentary organic toiletries and hairdryers.

  • Copper Beech. The light and spacious double bedroom boasts a super king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom (with bath, shower, WC and underfloor heating). It has wonderful views over the gardens and Lough Bane.


  • Teak. This large bedroom features a super king sized bed and an ensuite bathroom (with bath, shower and WC) with a teak interior window. Stunning views down the length of Lough Bane can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed.


  • The Blue Room. This twin bedded room has a hand basin, and access to a separate private bathroom with free standing roll top bath, a large power shower and WC. Garden views.


  • The Chinese Room. A second smaller room comprises a small double bed and has shared use of the bathroom with a free standing roll top bath, large power shower and WC. Wonderful Lough views.

Verity ran her own catering and events company in the UK for over 20 years. This is very evident in the welcome you receive and the extensive breakfasts that are not your run of the mill affair. Nearly all of the ingredients are either home made, home grown or home reared by Verity.

Highlights include her home made preserves, granola, seasonal fruit compotes and own black pudding and bacon.
Breakfast is eaten in the large newly restored dining room, with wonderful views over the Lough, with peacocks parading in the foreground.

Free WiFi connections available.

You always receive a warm welcome at Lough Bawn House, with complimentary tea and coffee accompanied by home made biscuits or cakes.

Dinner may be booked at Lough Bawn House the day before:
€40 per person.

For accommodation rates or to book a room see below


To check availability please contact:


Lough Bawn House
Lough Bane
Co Westmeath

Telephone: +353 (0) 44 96 66186 or +353 (0) 8722 71503

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Copper Beech & Teak Rooms:
(Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and lake views) - Booking information

The Blue Room:
(Twin with separate bathroom) - Booking information

The Chinese Room:
(Small double with separate bathroom and lake view) - Booking information


Dinner - €40 per person.
Book previous day.

Use the Map, Satellite and the Zoom pointer to explore the area around Lough Bawn House, on the banks of Lough Bane.


* N3 - M3 - N3 from Dublin, exit on R163 to Oldcastle.
* Drive 3.2 miles (5.1km) turn left on L2801 to Crossakiel.
* Drive through Crossakiel and continue 7.25 miles (12km) towards Fore and Collinstown.
* Look for “ David Taylor Animal Nutrition” sign on the right.
* Entrance to Lough Bawn House 300m on right.  The house is at the end of a long drive.
* GPS coordinates: 53.68372 -7.16857

Activities and attractions around Lough Bawn House.


  • Lakeside activities - walking along the shore, swimming in the crystal clear water, rowing on the lake, and trout fishing.

  • Golf - at Delvin Castle, Mullingar, Virginia, Kells Headfort, Slieve Russel, and the
    K Club (where the Ryder Cup was played).

  • Horse racing - at Navan, Kilbeggan, and Fairyhouse.

  • Gardens - at Tullynally Castle, Loughcrew, Belvedere House, and Ballindoolin.


  • Tullynally Castle dates back over 350 years. The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live there as their family home.


  • Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley, it was built by Stone Age farmers, the mound is 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high, an area of about 1 acre.


  • Fore Abbey
    Guided walks available around the buildings dating back as far as 630 AD. Also has excellent marked walks, a coffee shop and two pubs.
    Don't forget to ask about the 'Seven Wonders of Fore'.


  • Attractions - Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Lockes Museum, Causey Farm, Sheridans Cheesemongers and farm shop (Saturdays).

  • Wonderful woodland walks throughout the seasons, especially the bluebells in Spring at Mullaghmeen Forest.

Co Westmeath straddles the centre of Ireland, and Lough Bawn House is an excellent holiday base for daily tours  -  westwards along the River Shannon,  to the historic towns of Athlone (88 kms), Mullingar (18 kms) and Kells (22 kms), or east to the vibrant City of Dublin (70 kms approx).

Guest Testimonials:

"Paradise!" Alain Zimeray, Paris, France

“We have sampled the joys of rhubarb and ginger jam and the peacocks at the window. I loved my morning walks and my crisp white linen” Jane, Oxfordshire

“Ireland at it’s loveliest. ‘No eye that has seen without love can behold’. Thank you Verity for a magical interlude.” Mike & Bridget, Cheshire.

"Thank you for your Georgian hospitality, with such charm and beauty." Daniel & Margaret Mann, London, UK

“My power of expression falls short of what I would like to say about your home. But my heart opened and was filled with joy and inspiration during my stay at Lough Bawn.” Heidi Feukct, Germany

“Our stay at Lough Bawn has been an amazing experience. We’ve been overwhelmed and delighted by both the house (accommodation) and the hospitality you gave us as complete strangers. The breakfasts were delicious, activities and restaurant recommendations were spot on, we especially enjoyed just being able to relax. We arrived as guests but left as friends” Bobby & Marilyn, Virginia, USA.

“A very special place, the loveliest spot in Ireland” Victoria Brazier-Creagh, Guernsey


From the Irish Daily Mail’s “YOU” dated 18 August 2012:


VERITY BUTTERFIELD, was living in England when she inherited Lough Bawn House in Co. Westmeath. This year she opened four rooms in the house for bed and breakfast.

“The house was built in 1820 by my great-great-grandfather, George Battersby, a high court judge who had lots of children. Another George Battersby inherited it: he had six children, and my grandmother was the eldest daughter after three boys, who all died. Eventually the house came to my sister and I.

I was living in England, running my own catering company, and busy with my four daughters and 11 grandchildren. But I thought, there is no way I can sell it, so I’m going to have to come back. This is where I feel happiest: it’s my home. When you have been brought up in one place, you just want to return to your roots. Also, it’s a very special place, with a wonderful atmosphere.

I dipped my toe in the B&B waters at the end of last season and this year, after being passed by Fáilte Ireland, I started in earnest in March, charging €110 a night per person for the double room with en-suite (or €85 for single occupancy), and €100 for the twin or small double room with separate bathroom (or €70 single). The dining room overlooks the lake so you can have breakfast looking out over one of the clearest lakes in Ireland, Lough Bawn. I try to make sure that breakfast is a little special: guests get the full Irish, along with fresh fruit compote and bread, granola and cereal that I’ve made myself .

Looking on from outside will be the peacocks (I have 13 or 14 of them), dancing in front of the dining room window. Guests have been known to leave their breakfast plate and run out to them!

After breakfast, you can swim (we have a diving board by the shore) or go fishing for rainbow and brown trout: we have a boat and I can organise a day’s fishing licence. I have a garden that I’m very passionate about, and people go for walks in the woods and hills behind the house. All I want is for people to come and relax and sit by the fire, relaxing as they read the paper and have a nice tea.

There’s a long driveway up to the house and, when you get here, you can’t see any other homes – we’re tucked away, surrounded by about 250 acres of farmland, with largely unfettered access to the countryside. Already, we’ve had guests from the States, France, all over the place… quite a mixture. But I would love to see more Irish people. I’d love to get to the point where Dubliners head down to us when they want to get away for the weekend. You see, the house envelopes you in a warm, cosy kind of way. As my mother always said, it’s a healing sort of place.”


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