Georgian Rectory opens as guesthouse

Glebe House Guesthouse in Rathowen.
A prominent Georgian Rectory plans to celebrate its 200th Anniversary by welcoming a lot more new friends from far and wide.

A prominent Georgian Rectory plans to celebrate its 200th Anniversary by welcoming a lot more new friends from far and wide.

After 200 years of graceful seclusion, Glebe House, a unique and beautiful protected structure situated in the village of Rathowen, county Westmeath has announced that is commencing business as a luxury guesthouse and hopes to attract visitors from both home and abroad to experience what staying in a historic home of this type has to offer.

This wonderfully restored old house was built in 1814 on the instruction of the Dowager Lady Fetherston who employed architect J Rawson Carroll to draw up the plans. J Carroll was a very talented and gifted man and it was he that drafted the plans for the village of Ardagh, now renowned as one of the prettiest villages in Ireland.

Glebe House offers a warm welcome from host Martina Reilly who serves excellent food. Accommodation is of a very high standard and authentic period style. Guests have full access to the drawing room, dining room and a well-stocked Library. There are over two acres of gardens including terraces for guests to explore. It’s a small taste of history for all to enjoy.