Steeped in history and packed with character, it is privately owner occupied and run as an Exclusive Hire Residence, accommodating groups from two to 30 guests for overnight stays. Ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, themed and special interest groups. It also operates in boutique accommodation mode for individuals escaping to the country for a couple of nights.
A home-from-home, classic but informal, where open log fires crackle in vintage hearths and intriguing heirlooms jostle with fresh flowers from the gardens.
On the estate, guests can enjoy private salmon and brown fishing on the River Blackwater, falconry on the lawn, a range of cross-country hikes, Dawn Chorus Walks and October Mushroom Hunts.
Nearby, guests may pass the time horse riding, mountain biking and hiking. Longueville serves as a great base for exploring highlights of the region - Cork City, Blarney, Kenmare, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry.
For the gourmand, a field to fork ethos ensures the seasonal food produced within Longueville is lovingly prepared from scratch and cooked to order. The restaurant and private dining spaces are reserved exclusively for resident guests of the house.
Chef/patron William O’Callaghan oversees the gardens and farm ensuring that ingredients such as free-range woodland pork, spring lamb, woodcock, snipe, pheasant, and duck come straight from the estate, depending on the season. Fresh River salmon and brown trout are available when in season, coming straight from their stretch of The Blackwater River.
All vegetables, oriental greens, herbs and much of the summer and autumn fruit come from the three-acre walled kitchen garden and poly-tunnels on the east side of the house carefully toiled by gardeners. The busy Longueville bees live in the orchards producing honey for the house. The fact is that for over 35 years Longueville House has been naturally aware and tuned into their immediate environment and their day-to-day impact on it.
In addition, they have a 32-acre cider apple orchard from which from which a craft apple cider is produced, known simply as Longueville House Cider & Apple Brandy.