A pictorial country house, ivy-clad and full of charm, Woodlands Farm is a cosy County Westmeath getaway. Recommended by Frommer’s travel guide, the bed and breakfast is 4-star rated and sits 1km from the pretty town of Streamstown, close to busy Mullingar. Guests are ideally placed to explore the ancient 12th century monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise overlooking the River Shannon, as well as enjoy superb golf, fishing and horse riding amenities. The house is part of a 120 acre farm, has pet donkeys on site and sits close to the area’s most beautiful walkways. Pets are facilitated indoors and outdoors.