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Easter Escapes: Unveiling Idyllic Getaways in Laois.

As Easter approaches, the allure of a tranquil getaway to County Laois beckons, promising a perfect blend of warm welcomes, relaxation and cultural exploration. Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Laois boasts a diverse array of accommodation options, each offering a unique charm. Join us as we unveil some of the best places to stay in Laois, ensuring your Easter retreat is both memorable and relaxing.

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The Heritage Hotel

Luxurious Stays

For those seeking a touch of luxury surrounded by nature, Laois has a selection of exquisite stays. The Heritage Hotel offers visitors a lush green golf course, a fabulous spa and impeccable service, all within the historic and picturesque setting of Laois.

The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel offers a restful retreat and an ideal base to explore the hidden beauties of County Laois. Located within walking distance from the heritage town of Abbeyleix, this hotel is the perfect place to wind down in its luxurious rooms while also soaking in the charm of the town.

If you would like to indulge in spacious rooms and delicious menus, The Midlands Park Hotel is for you. The hotel’s steakhouse serves only the finest cuts of meat, ensuring your dining experience is of the highest quality, whilst the hotel’s Charter Bar is the perfect venue for a relaxing drink, carvery lunch and an extensive bar food menu.

Historical Manor Homes

Preston House

Elevate your Easter experience with a stay at one of Laois’ historical manor houses. These hidden gems provide a glimpse into the past whilst also offering modern amenities for a truly enchanting stay.

Preston House, a striking Georgian dwelling built circa 1820, offers guests a private courtyard and wooded garden located on the Main Street of Abbeyleix. Embrace the ambience of a bygone era here and enjoy its luxury rooms filled with vintage furnishings and wallpaper.

Nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Roundwood House offers warm Irish hospitality in a historic home of architectural interest. Get transported to back in time in this 300-year-old house,  with its beautiful features, such as large sash windows, bright heritage colours, open fires and more books than you could read in a lifetime!

Quaint Bed and Breakfasts

Experience the warm hospitality of Laois by choosing a cosy bed and breakfast for your Easter stay. These charming accommodations offer a more personalised experience, as they are often hosted by friendly locals eager to share their knowledge of the area. Places like  Summergrove House in Mountmellick combine historical charm with modern comfort, providing a homely atmosphere with unbeatable breakfasts.

Another bed and breakfast that cannot be missed in Laois is Ard na Gréine in Stradbally. This spacious property has garden views and is within walking distance of the Stradbally Woodland Railway and Oughvale Woods and is only 12km from Portlaoise town centre.


Ballintubbert House and Gardens

Self Catering Options

If self-catering is more your style, Laois has many locations to choose from. Fitz of Inch is a charming self-catering holiday rental with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. This traditional Irish country house can accommodate up to 30 guests and offers exclusive access to the Dunamase Barn and Sir. Hurt Barn, ideal for any occasion or gathering.

If you are looking for an exclusive property to hire, Ballintubbert House and Gardens is perfect for those looking for a luxurious escape for up to 18 guests. The Manor House has a beautiful county-style kitchen, two stunning living rooms, a magnificent dining room,  nine bedrooms and a truly breathtaking garden. 

Red Shed Villa is a newly renovated modern smart home that offers guests a lavish space to sleep, cook and spend quality time together. The villa offers guests modern features, a home bar and beautifully landscaped courtyards. 

The Forum in Mountmellick is a charming family-run boutique self-catering venue, recently converted from a Victorian 19th Century Presbyterian Church and Manse. Conveniently located in the centre of the small historic town of Mountmellick, it is a suitable base for exploring the unspoiled Midlands, or touring further afield in nearby Dublin City. 

Unique Stays

Laois has a variety of extraordinary accommodation options, including canal boats, horse-drawn carriages and stunning pond-side cabins.

Travelling by canal boat allows you to reach parts of the country not accessible in any other way. Slow down from the fast pace of modern life with Barrowline Cruisers with a relaxing stay on the river and discover the unspoilt beauty of county Laois.

Immerse yourself in tradition with a stay at Making Tracks Glamping Wagons. At this unique location, visitors can stay in a charming horse-drawn wagon and learn how to guide the wagon with horses across the picturesque countryside.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a fun-filled retreat with friends, Pond Beach Resort has everything to suit your needs.  Immerse yourself in nature and relax surrounded by scenic views. Each cabin has its own private hot tub, a warming fire pit for memorable nights and comfortable beds. Enjoy a little slice of beachside bliss in Co. Laois.

Glamping Under the Stars

Family Friendly Retreats

For those travelling with family, Laois offers a wide range of family-friendly retreats. Spacious hotels such as the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise cater to the needs of families looking to create lasting memories during their Easter holidays. The hotel has an exclusive Easter offer for families, which includes a family room,  a two-course dinner, 1 hour in the Roll and Bowl, a signature Maldron Vitality breakfast and full access to Club Vitae, health and fitness club.

If you are looking for something different, why not consider bringing the family on a glamping adventure with Glamping Under the Stars? Run by the Fingleton family, the picturesque location offers two very special boutique glampsites for guests to choose from: The ‘Mountain’ and The ‘Meadow’, both offering guests a warm welcome and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in a fairytale setting.

As you plan your Easter getaway in county Laois, consider the diverse range of accommodations that await you. Whether you prefer the luxury of a Manor house or the seclusion of quaint B&Bs, Laois is the perfect home base for an Easter break filled with fun, laughter and relaxation. Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the charm and comfort of county Laois!

Are you looking for more things to do at Easter time in County Laois? Check out our handy What’s On guide to learn more!