In July 2002, Grouse Lodge in Co. Westmeath was launched to become Irelands first International Residential Recording Studio. Located near the picturesque village of Rosemount in county Westmeath, just off the main Dublin / Galway road and just an hour from Dublin city and Airport, Grouse Lodge georgian estate has undergone a total restoration / transformation in which the studio complex is housed.
The complex itself includes two world class studios; designed by Andy Munro of Munro Associates, along with nine double bedrooms in three separate renovated stone outhouses. Each house is a self- contained unit with kitchen, bathroom, 2/3 bedrooms with satellite TV and livingroom with large open fires. The main studio is purpose built integrating the existing 275 year old stone structure and features a huge control room (900sq.ft) with lots of natural daylight and two large live rooms with superb acoustic’s. The extensive use of local cut stone gives the space a unique feel and sound.
One of the main features of Grouse Lodge is the health spa featuring swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym. There is also healing massage and holistic treatments upon request. Homeopathic and herbal treatments are also readily available, administered by highly recommended practitoner Sarah Redpath. We like our clients to be as relaxed as possible during their stay with us allowing them to have a productive and stress free session.
Studio One is equipped with a Neve VR60 console with Flying Faders/ Total Recall, (40in- 40out) recapped this year by AMS Neve; 24 Track Analogue; Pro-Tools HD3 Core System; 5.1 Surround Monitoring by Dynaudio Acoustics.
Studio Two includes Neve Veries 36 channel console, Protools HD2 Accel (24in-16out Analog) Control24, Apple Mac G5 and superb AV Facilities.
The on site leisure facilities include a 15-metre indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and sauna as well as horse riding, cross country quadbike racing, Pool/Tennis Table, archery and fishing. The Grecian- styled swimming pool building is attached to the main residential house and features wrap-around patio overlooking a flowing stream. What better way to relax after a day’s recording than soak in the jacuzzi and watch the world go by…
Within the studio complex includes nine double bedrooms in three separate renovated stone outhouses. Each house is a self- contained unit with kitchen, bathroom, 2/3 bedrooms and livingroom with satellite TV/DVD/video games and, of course, large open fires. If additional accomodation is required, Coolatore House is availble. The house has six spacious bedroooms and five WC/Bathrooms, spacious corridors and landings with vaulted ceilings, a comfortable library, a grand dining room, cavernous living room and a homely country kitchen complete with an aga range.
Full catering service is available upon request. A variety of menu’s from traditional fare to exotic dishes will made available utilising the best of local organic produce.
Address: Rosemount, Co. Westmeath
Ph: 00 353 0 9064 36175