Stay at Preston House

We invite you to experience Preston’s six large private luxurious suites. Overlooking our private stabled courtyard & garden. Filled with original 18th century features & furnishings. Our suites host a mixture of antiques, heirlooms, and modern design, all with ensuite bathrooms.


Pembroke Suite

The Pembroke Suite was named after Pembroke Terrace, a group of four impressively designed houses built as part of a dowry by the 11th Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery when his daughter Emma married Thomas De Vesci the 3rd. At the turn of the century a constabulary barracks, an inspector’s house and the post office occupied Pembroke Terrace.

Preston Suite

The Preston Suite was named after a previous incarnation of these fine premises which was a post primary school. The Preston House began life as The Assembly Rooms, a meeting place for civic business in the town. Following an investigation into the running of ‘the Preston School’ in Ballyroan. Two months later the school opened to both boarders and day pupils. 

Heritage Suite

The Heritage Suite was named after our local tourism and community center Heritage House. The Heritage House was once home to the Abbeyleix Carpet Factory, where a number of hand tufted carpets were made for the state room for the Titanic. Exhibits include ancient artifacts and recent traditional craft from Laois as well as artifacts from the Titanic Carpet factory here in Abbeyleix.

Sexton Suite

The Sexton Suite was named after Sexton House. On the retirement of the last sexton (an officer of a church), the house became somewhat derelict but as it forms a significant part of the town’s heritage its restoration was widely welcomed and it is now a notable stop on the Heritage Trails around the town.

Bramley Suite

Bramley’s premises on lower Main St dates back to the early 19th century. The first business was a saddlery and post office. Early in the 20th Century the first automobile garage in Abbeyleix was opened at the rear of Bramley’s premises. In 1935 the garage moved to the site and traded there as the Abbeyleix Motor Works.

De Vesci Suite

The Suite is named after Abbeyleix House, home of the De Vesci family for over 300 years. It is a magnificent building built beside the Nore and situated in a rolling pastureland of the estate.It is now in private ownership. The estate is rich in history with the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey and the tomb of Malachy, King of Laois in its grounds.