Our Location

Our Location

Blackhill Woods Retreat is a beautiful country house set on 5 acres of ancient woodland overlooking the heritage town of Abbeyleix.

Blackhill Woods Retreat offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation that can be booked directly through email or speaking to Simon 0876964535.

The property has traditional sash windows overlooking the surrounding gardens and woodland so you get to experience all that nature has on offer in each season. Most of the trees are native Irish specimens and can be seen from the woodland paths that intertwine and travel the grounds.
Blackhill Woods has a special energy that supports the space with peace and a greater sense of well being.

Abbeyleix is a beautiful heritage town in the south of County Laois full of charm and history. Abbeyleix is blessed to have an abundance of Nature surrounding the town, Heywood Gardens, the Sensory Gardens in the town, Sexton House, the Abbeyleix Bog with over 10km of various designated walkways, Dunmore Woods, Blackhills, St Michael & All the Angels Church, The church of the Holy Rosary, de Vesey Estate, the Heritage House & Museum & an array of good bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Then within a short car journey the rest of Laois has the famous Glen Barrow Waterfall in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the Ridge of Cappard with views across the country, walks, treks and now cycle tracks across the mountain range.

The village of Durrow is 10km from us with more cafes, bars and the 5* Hotel & Gardens of Castle Durrow. The Rock of Dunamase is only a 20 min drive and boasts panoramic views of Laois from the top of an Ancient Fort dating back a thousand years! Emo Court is to the north approx 25mins from us with its own lake, walks and a cafe in the beautiful estate house which has tours throughout the day.

Kilkenny City is 35 mins, Portlaoise 15 mins, Carlow 30 min, Dublin M50 60 mins, Limerick 60 mins & Cork 120 mins


Blackhill Woods

Blackhill Woods Retreat,
Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland R32 WE52