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Longueville is situated on an eminence overlooking Ireland's Blackwater Valley - the Irish Rhine. The house, a Georgian Mansion home, is in the centre of a 500 acre wooded estate. The beautifully sited House, or centre block of same, was built about 1720 by the Longfield family who always maintained they were of French extraction and not Cromwellians. The House, architecturally descriptive of the late Georgian period, features a handsome hall-door, the two beautifully plastered and decorated ceilings done by an Italian artist of the dining room and the main lounge, the white marble Adams mantelpiece featuring a relief of Neptune in his chariot in the dining room, the numerous, now rare, inlaid mahogany doors with lovely brass locks and the main staircase, which rises to the full height of the house and is of a most unusual design, the central ramp and the two returns being repeated again in the storey above.
The Presidents' Restaurant is truly the heart of Longueville, where guests partake of the fresh produce from the Estate's farm, gardens & river lovingly prepared and presented by Chef William O'Callaghan. Longueville has an extensive wine list that has been carefully selected from the Old and New Worlds' vineyards. There are separate non-smoking and smoking dining rooms. A private dining room is available for small groups. Longueville boasts a very fine Victorian conservatory of curved ironwork constructed in 1866 by Richard Turner, the greatest ironmaster and designer of glasshouses of the Victorian era.
This structure is one of only four ever built in Ireland and has recently been completely renovated, preserving the original features.The ambiance and privacy of this 18th Century Georgian Heritage House, the beautifully decorated bedrooms, the excellent food & wine cellar combine to make Longueville House a much sought after venue for prestigious business meetings, training sessions and incentive schemes. The O'Callaghan family and their team of staff provide a highly personalised service and a working environment with no distractions.
From the doorstep of Longueville there is a wonderful view of the most beautiful of all Irish river valleys. The viewer looking from the house through an opening in the oak trees (planted in the formation of the English and French battle lines at Waterloo) takes in historic Domineen Castle precipitatively perched on Dover-like cliffs overlooking the stately river.here are twenty bedrooms all individually decorated in good taste and superb comfort. All rooms are with en suite bathroom (bath/shower), and have direct dial phone & television/radio. There are 5 family rooms and 5 non-smoking rooms.
Beautifully maintained over many years and generously proportioned Longueville is sumptuous, inviting and lived-in. With comfortable bedrooms and modern bathrooms, luxury toiletries, fluffy cotton towels and pressurised hot water, every comfort is assured. When they arrive, guests will find open log fires and rooms adorned with family antique collections. Longueville accepts small pets by prior arrangement.
The hotel, which has won a host of awards over the years, offers guests the warmest of welcomes and a home-from-home atmosphere.