About Preston House


COVID Policies / Hygiene

It’s important to us that you know we are working hard to keep our guests safe while staying at PrestonHouse during the COVID pandemic. We have adapted our business model turning Preston House into an exclusive selfcatering property. The safety of our customers and staff will always be our top priority. Weare proud to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, which have been adapted and enhanced for the prevention of Covid19

Some things you should know before your stay at Preston House:

  • On arrival, Preston House staff will be wearing a face covering and keeping physical distancing from all guests.
  • Keys will not be handed to you but sanitised and placed on the bar counter for you.
  • There are ample soap and hand sanitiser dispensers, disposable tissue dispensers on site.
  • Preston House will be fully sanitised in accordance with government guidelines.
  • Government’s Public Health advice has been implemented and is being adhered to at all times.
  • If you have any specific request in relation to Covid19 the staff of Preston House will do their very best to accommodate.

Preston House Environmental & Local policies

We want a greener, cleaner world and our sustainable approach has changed the way we use resources. At Preston House, we aim to keep our impact on the environment to a minimum so that future generations can enjoy the natural resources of our beautiful planet. Here is an insight into our policies.


@ Preston House
@ Our Desks
  • All cleaning chemicals used at Preston House are nonhazardous to the environment.
  • Our shampoo’s, conditioners, shower gels and creams are all biodegradable.
  • 90% of our hotel waste is recovered or recycled each month. We also recycle all our mattresses & printers.
  • We monitor and reduce our energy use and waste production.
  • Settle down in front of our cosy fire burning a natural sustainable fuel, in our original Georgian fireplaces.
  • Finished your book? Leave it for someone else in our Free Library.
  • We invite all guests to use the Preston Herb garden.
  • We recommend shops, bars, restaurants, and other suppliers to you with local owners.
  • We invite guests to participate in our ongoing environmental policy by not touching the towels/beds that do not need to be used and then laundered.
  • Preston garden is free of any herbicides or pesticides.
  • We monitor and record our environmental impact on a regular basis and compare our performance with our policies, objectives, and targets.
  • Where possible our office is paperless.
  • We recycle all paper, cans, glass, plastic, ink cartridges, uniforms, and reuse where possible
  • Lost property is donated to charities after 1 month.
  • We use low energy lighting and switch appliances off when not in use.
  • Preston HQ is cleaned with biodegradable low phosphate cleaning products.
  • We encourage the use of public transport, cycle, or walk.
  • We work with companies with strong environmental credentials

When travelling in the beautiful county of Laois we would ask you respect a ‘leave no trace’ policy

  • Please take along a litter bag to carry all refuse.
  • Travel quietly. Avoid making loud and excessive noise. Let nature’s sounds prevail.
  • Walk singlefile in the centre of the path and stay on the main trail even if it’s wet. Never shortcut.
  • Look at and photograph, never pick or collect.
  • Never discard cigarette butts, gum or any litter.
  • Walk softly. Don’t kick up dirt and stones or trample vegetation.
  • Respect any signs, regulations, policies, and special concerns for the area you’re visiting.
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Observe wild animals and birds from a distance. Avoid disturbing them at sensitive times: mating, nesting, and raising young (mostly between spring and early summer).
  • Never feed wildlife or farm animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health and alters natural behaviour.
  • Preserve the past: examine but do not damage archaeological structures, old wallsand heritage artefacts.
  • Conserve the present: leave rocks, flowers, plants, animals, and other natural habitats as you find them

Location in Abbeyleix

Preston House is located on the main street of Abbeyleix on the south side of the town

What to expect from Preston House?

Over 3 Floors

6 Bedrooms Total

x2 Super King Size

x4 King Size

x6 En-Suites

x6 Shower, Basin & WC


Dining Room

Sitting Room

Open Fire


Oil Central Heating

Oven / Hob

Fridge / Freezer


Smart TV

Selection of DVDs


Fuel & Power Incl.

Bed Linen & Towel Incl.

Roadside Parking

Courtyard w/ Lawn & Patio

Pets Allowed Selected Rooms

Shop/Pub within 0.1 miles

FAQs & T&C’s
Will there be other guests staying when I stay?

Preston is exclusively yours.

Can children stay?

We welcome minors of any age. Highchair and travel cot available.

Can I bring Pets?

Yes,pets are welcome, but do not have the run of the main house.

Do you have smoking rooms?

We operate a nosmoking policy throughout. Using electronic cigarettes is not permitted inside Preston House. There is a private smoking area in Preston’s courtyard.

Do you have cycle storage?

Bikes can be stored in the stables in Preston’s private back garden, alternatively, the bikes can be stored in the backentrance hall of the house.


We would request guests an approximate arrival time. Rooms are ready by 3pm.


Before 11am

Cancellation & No show
  • No cancellation charge if a booking is cancelled 7 days before your date of arrival.
  • In the event of a cancellation less than 7 days before arrival, the total cost of the first night will become payable.
  • On minimum stay periods the full amount will be liable for payment. A
    2-night minimum stay applies some weekends. A 3-night minimum stay applies at event or bank holiday weekends. In the event of a No-show/Non-arrival, the whole amount of total stay booked will be charged.
  • No shows will be charged at full cost.

About the Location

Preston House is close to the famous and medieval Rock of Dunamaise, Emo Court and Parklands, Timahoe Round Tower, Heywood Gardens, and only up the street 200m from the Preston is theAbbeyleix Heritage House and Museum showcasing all the amazing history of our town. Founded in the 18th century, the town is home to a large range of historical structures, from ancient ringforts, burial grounds and churches, to beautiful estate houses and the town once had a carpet factory, which produced some of the carpets used on the Titanic. The town also offers several shops and pubs, including Morrissey’s, one of Ireland’s finest and best-loved pubs. Heritage House is a heritage center which provides visitor information and an exhibition on the county’s history and local attractions. It also provides guided tours of the museum and runs workshops throughout the year. Original antique carpets and vintage costumes are on display, alongside archaeological and historical artefacts, while the enclosed playground on-site has attractive wooden play equipment with a maritime theme, to tie in with the Titanic connection. Slieve Blooms 32km; Rock of Dunamaise 18km; Castlecomer 11 miles; Kilkenny33km. The town of Abbeyleix lies in the south of County Laois, not far from the border of County Kilkenny. Abbeyleix is a wonderful base to explore Laois, Kilkenny, and the rest of the South East.