Mallow (Cork county) − Ireland
Longueville’s beautiful view of the Blackwater Valley belies a turbulent history. The oldest section of this house was built in 1720 by the Longfield family, who always maintained they were of French extraction and not Cromwellians. Current day proprietor William O’Callaghan is a descendant of original owner Donough O'Callaghan. Donough fought beside the Catholics after the collapse of the 1641 Rebellion and forfeited the land to Cromwell. At this time, when Richard Longfield was created Baron Longueville in 1795, the family changed the name of the estate to Longueville.
Architecturally Longueville is typically late Georgian, of five bays and three storeys over a basement. The central doorway retains its original door and large fanlight beneath a Doric portico. On the East side, you’ll find a fine Victorian conservatory of curved ironwork added in 1862, one of the last drawn up by Richard Turner, the greatest ironmaster and designer of glasshouses of the Victorian era. At the rear of the main house lies a large double courtyard, neo-classical instyle, containing a number of fine two-storey buildings, some have been converted into living quarters. Inside, the house is embellished with ornate Italian-designed ceilings, a marble dining-room mantelpiece featuring a relief of Neptune in his chariot, rare, inlaid mahogany doors, and an unusual, full-height bifurcating staircase.
Longueville House is elegantly situated in undulating parkland and is approached from the east by a curving avenue over an arched limestone bridge. The majestic group of oak trees on the front field of the house was planted in 1815, to celebrate Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. The estate also contains a 25 acre cider apple orchard used to produce on-site an artisan cider, some which is double distilled into an apple brandy.
Today Longueville House is back in the hands of the O'Callaghan clan whose forebears were originally deprived of it by Cromwell in 1650. It was returned to the O'Callaghans in 1938, when the Longfields sold the property to Senator William O'Callaghan. Then in 1969 Michael O'Callaghan (son of the Senator) and his wife Jane first opened Longueville's doors to the public as a simple Bed & Breakfast. Michael being a farmer oversaw the 500 acre farm surrounding Longueville by day and at night helped serve wines in the restaurant. In the meantime Jane opened The Presidents' Restaurant at Longueville in the early 1970's. Together Michael and Jane developed a huge reputation both nationally and internationally for excellent food and warm hospitality. They had five children together, their eldest son William taking over the running of the property from his parents. He runs it today with his wife Aisling whom he met while students of Hotel Management at DIT in the late 1980's. Sadly Michael passed away in 2010 but Jane is still very much involved in Longueville.
Longueville House (c1720) is a listed Stately Georgian Country House property steeped in history and character and located 26km north of Cork City. Privately owned and run as a four star country house hotel by third generation professional hoteliers William and Aisling O’Callaghan - the couple met while students of Hotel Management in Dublin. Both have worked in small, boutique style hotel properties in the UK, France, and Ireland before settling down. They have two children - Elena and Michael who also help out in the business from time to time. Together with William’s mother Jane, who opened Longueville House as a business back in 1979, are all on site to warmly welcome you into their charming country home.
Situated in the heart of a hidden 500-acre wooded estate, this country house hotel and restaurant immediately puts their guests at ease because of the unstuffy, home-from-home atmosphere the O'Callaghan family have created. Rustic but refined, laid back but efficient, a little quirky sometimes, is how things go here.
Guests will arrive to find open log fires and rooms adorned with family antique collections and fresh garden flowers. The restaurants' field to fork ethos ensures the food produced within Longueville is prepared from scratch and cooked to order. A craft cider named Longueville House Cider, is harvested from the 25-acre apple orchard on-site. An Apple Brandy is distilled from some of the cider, made in the calvados style, known as Longueville House Apple Brandy.
It’s a place of history, yet Longueville has moved with the times. Maintaining and modernising the house and grounds has been a labour of love for William and Aisling, your hosts.
Longueville offers a wide range of activities on our 450-acre estate to resident guests of the property, from Fly fishing on our private beats to Falconry on the grounds of Longueville. We can also arrange private orchard walks, Distillery Talks and Tours with tastings.
These are available to our in-house guests, and also for groups of 12 or more.
Our Full range of activities are
• Private Fly Fishing>
• Distillery Tastings & Tours
• Biking & Hiking
• Holistic Treatments
Local Amenities - Health Tourism
Longueville we are fortunate to be located only a 15 minute drive from a facility providing treatment to dialysis dependent people wishing to visit Ireland. 'Irish Holiday Dialysis' is staffed by highly qualified and experienced Nephrology nurses. Clients can trust they will be welcomed into a modern healthcare facility within the homely surrounds of a 250 year old Irish traditional cottage.
Comfortable, cheery, sweet rooms - some with queen size, king size or twin beds (two single beds). Plenty of wardrobe space is provided as plus radio/clock alarms and comforting hot water bottles on colder nights. All bedrooms have modern bathrooms with bath/shower combination and ample supply of pressurised hot water and luxury guest toiletries. Each room is individually and stylishly decorated in a country house style.
A selection of Rooms face north overlooking the courtyard. Others face south overlooking the rolling parkland to the front of the house. Most Deluxe Queen Rooms are located on the first floor and some on the second floor. All Deluxe Twin Rooms are located on the second floor. These two room categories each sleep two guests maximum.
We have one Vineyard suite, a spacious, bright, beautifully decorated, comfortable room with king size bed, seperate sitting area with couch, armchairs, dinner table for two, stylishly decorated in traditional country house style. It faces west overlooking the vine pergola and north overlooking the palladian courtyard at the rear of the house.
It boasts a large, airy marble bathroom with walk-in shower and separate luxury-sized bath with ample supply of pressurised hot water, luxury guest toiletries and Waffle bathrobes are readily provided. Located on the first floor, this room sleeps two guests. The couch can be converted into a couchbed that sleeps one to two children.
Bright and cheery, our south facing Manor King Rooms definitely enjoy the premier views overlooking the rolling parkland and Blackwater Valley to the front of the house. Comfortably appointed rooms with king size beds, all with window sitting areas and each traditionally and stylishly decorated. Modern bathroom with bath/shower combination and ample supply of pressurised hot water. Luxury toiletries and waffle bathrobes are provided. Located on the first floor, our Manor King Rooms sleep two guests.
Our largest rooms, very spacious with two queen size beds for extra comfort. Each room has a walk through dressing room space with vanity area and well-lit mirror. A large open plan wardrobe links the sleeping area to bathroom. These rooms overlook the walled garden facing east. Two of these rooms are located on the first-floor side by side so convenient for families or groups travelling together. Another is located on the second floor. Each room sleeps from two to four four guests each, bed sharing.
Cosy, compact and pretty little rooms with single size bed. There are two rooms in this category and both are located on the first floor, one located at the front overlooking the parkland and the other located at the rear of the house looking onto the courtyard. Both have modern small bathroom consisting of shower only, no bath. Book directly with hotel.
If you really have to work you may as well do it somewhere that's extra special, a little different maybe but a welcome change from the normcore corporate facilities usually on offer. It's a fact - doing business in relaxing and beautiful surroundings yields productive results. It also impresses work colleagues and valued clients. Longueville House is perfectly located and set up to accommodate a range of events - launches, brainstorming sessions, board and business meetings, workshops and demonstrations. We make them as formal or informal as you choose. We've got the technology, excellent WiFi backed up by superb hospitality, delicious food in luxurious surroundings. Set in 500 acres of parklands there's oodles of space for reflection free from distraction in private and secluded settings.
The Cellars located below stairs is a well lit, airy spacious room and can accommodate up to 25 delegates boardroom style and 50 Theatre style with excellent Wifi connection.
The Presidents' Room located on our ground floor accommodates up to 25 delegates boardroom style and 60 Theatre style. This large, south facing room is bright and airy with excellent Wifi connection.
The Library located on the ground floor next door (for break out sessions) to the Presidents' Room accommodates up to 14 delegates boardroom style. This smaller, south facing room is bright and airy with excellent Wifi connection.
The Chinese Room located on the ground floor accommodates up to 14 delegates boardroom style. This north facing room looks onto the Paladian Courtyard to the rear of the house and has excellent Wifi connection.
The Mount Hilary Room located on the ground floor accommodates up to 6 delegates for small privte meetings. This north facing room looks onto the Paladian Courtyard to the rear of the house and has excellent Wifi connection.
Overnight stay with delicious, healthy Country House Breakfast, Morning Coffees and Scones, Light Luncheon (Soup, Sandwich, Coffee), Afternoon Tea with Home Made Cakes and Biscuits, Dinner in a Private Dining Area, A Choice of up to Five Meeting Rooms, Delegate Stationary, Projector Screen, Table Refreshments to inlude: Bottled Water & Soft Drinks, Fresh Fruit Bowls & Confectionery. Free Wifi & Parking included. Available Sunday through Friday.
Longueville House has 20 comfortable Guest Bedrooms for delegates to enjoy, accommodating from 20 Guests to 38 Guests on any one night. Longueville House operates a five-day week. We close the hotel and restaurant Mondays and Tuesdays but will open for private/semi private house takeover on one or both of these two nights, on half board terms.
For a nominal charge, we offer a spouse supplement for accommodation, breakfast, and dinner.
Luxury Wedding Venue in Cork
Historical Longueville House an 18th-Century Country Home, featuring our Turner Conservatory c 1865, a sumptous Victorian glass house, where wedding dreams come true.
Longueville has buckets of personality, wit and style and is owned and run by William and Aisling O'Callaghan, your hosts, who keep a keen eye on events throughout your stay in their gorgeous home. We tailor your special day to your needs. Our charming guestrooms and our farm to fork dining experience coupled with our years of experience will ensure 'The Perfect Day'.
When you wed on our estate, be assured that Longueville House offers unrivalled seclusion and intimacy for your party on your most special day.
The 450-acre estate provides the perfect backdrop for Photographers to create timeless images while your guests are happily mingling on the lawn, lazing in canvas deckchairs, or sampling ice cold home-made Craft Cider from our orchards.
Now is your chance to avail of this once off opportunity to save - we're giving a 10% reduction on selected dates throughout 2018 on our wedding packages. Please contact our reception department for more information on availability.
William and his dedicated team prepare, cook and serve the most seasonal and freshest ingredients available to them from the estates farm, gardens, orchards and hedgerows. Our Presidents' Menu, which changes seasonally is the fruit of their labour. This menu is available Wednesdays through Sundays from 6.30pm to 8pm.
The team also offers superbly imaginative alternatives to Vegetarian and Vegan diners, effortlessly accommodated with a little notice.
A Seven Course Tasting Menu is available on weekend evenings - Fridays & Saturdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Half board packages are also available to guests who book directly with the house. Please check with hotel reception for our terms.
Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Longueville House. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, and the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel.
Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.
Cork Airport: 50 minutes Drive To Longueville House
At Airport Road Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Kinsale Road - N27, Continue forward onto Kinsale Road - N27 Entering Cork, At traffic signals continue forward onto the N27, At Kinsale Road Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto South City Link Road - N27, At traffic signals continue forward onto the N27, At Junction 4, traffic signals turn right onto Albert Street - N27, Michael Collins Bridge (River Lee), Bear left onto Penrose's Quay - N8, At traffic signals continue forward onto Saint Patrick's Quay - N22, At traffic signals continue forward onto Camden Place, Continue forward onto Camden Quay, At traffic signals turn right onto Carroll's Quay - N20, At traffic signals turn left onto Commons Road - N20, Continue forward onto Commons Road - N20, Continue forward onto the N20Entering Mallow, At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Killarney Road - N72, Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Shannon Airport: 1 Hour 20 minutes Drive
At Shannon Town roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N19, At roundabout take the 3rd exit, then merge onto the N18, At Junction 4 continue forward onto the N18 – Toll N18 Toll Plaza leading through Limerick Tunnel, Leave the N18 at junction 1, then join the M20 motorway, Leave the M20 at junction 5, then merge onto the N20, Continue forward onto Cork Road - N20 Entering Charleville, At crossroads continue forward onto Main Street - N20, Entering Buttevant, Continue forward onto the N20 Entering New Twopothouse, Continue forward onto the N20 Entering Mallow, At 1st roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N20 Cork, At 2nd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Killarney Road - N72, Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Dublin Airport: 3 hours drive.
Start out on unnamed road. Bear right onto Swords Road, M1 SPUR. At Airport Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the M1 SPUR, (signposted Dublin, Belfast M1)M1. At roundabout take the 2nd exit, then join the M1 motorway (signposted Dublin) M50. Leave the M1 at junction 1 (Junction with M50) then take left-hand lanes, then join the M50 motorway (signposted Other Routes, Southbound),At Junction 6 continue forward onto the M50 toll motorway(signposted Southbound - Toll). M50 Toll (eFlow - barrier-free tolling system),N7 Leave the M50 at junction 9 then take right-hand lanes, then merge onto the N7 (signposted Limerick),Newlands Cross, at traffic signals continue forward onto the N7, At Junction 3 continue forward onto Naas Road - N7(signposted Limerick, The South), M7 At Junction 9 continue forward onto the M7 motorway(signposted Limerick), At Junction 18 continue forward onto the M7 toll motorway (signposted Limerick), Portlaoise Main Toll Plaza M8,Leave the M7 at junction 19, then join the M8 toll motorway,(signposted Cork). N73, Leave the M8 at junction 12, then at roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N73, At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N73 (signposted Mallow), At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N73(signposted Mitchelstown),At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N73 (signposted Mallow), At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Kildorrery Road - N73(signposted Mallow),Continue forward onto Main Street - N73 Entering Kildorrery ,N72, Turn right onto the N72 (signposted Killarney), Continue forward onto The Spa - N72, Entering Mallow, At mini-roundabout bear left onto Bridge Street - N72. At traffic signals turn right onto Park Road - N72 (signposted Killarney), At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Killarney Road - N72 (signposted Killarney)Under Railway Bridge. Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Mallow Train Station: From Train Station to Longueville House Drive 15 minutes 4 miles (6km).
Leaving the train station follow the road to the left. This will bring you to a round about, take the 5th exit off roundabout towards N20 Cork. Follow road to next roundabout. Take the 3rd exit from this roundabout towards Killarney N72. Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Cork Port: 39 KM 40 minutes Drive
Start out on Lower Glanmire Road R635.Branch left, then turn right onto North Ring Road - R635 (signposted Limerick N20). At traffic signals continue forward onto North Ring Road - R635,At traffic signals continue forward onto North Ring Road - R635.At traffic signals continue forward onto North Ring Road - R635 (signposted Limerick N20). At traffic signals continue forward onto North Ring Road - R635. Then shortly R635.At traffic signals turn right onto the N20 (signposted Limerick)N20. Continue forward onto Commons Road - N20. Blackwater Valley. Continue forward onto the N20. Entering Mallow N72, At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Killarney Road - N72 (signposted Killarney)Under Railway Bridge. Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Rosslare Harbour: 3 Hours Drive (205km).
Start out on Cliff Road. Continue forward onto Saint Patrick's Road - N25 Entering Kilrane, Continue forward onto the N25 Entering Tagoat, At Rosslare Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N25(signposted Cork) onto Wexford Bypass, At Duncannon Road roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N25(signposted Cork). At New Ross Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork, New Ross).At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork), Continue forward onto The Quay - N25 Entering New Ross.At roundabout turn left onto the N25 (signposted Waterford). At Luffany roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork) onto Waterford Northern Bypass, Waterford Bridge (River Suir),Waterford Toll Plaza, At Carrick Road roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N25(signposted Cork), Continue forward onto the N25 Entering Lemybrien N72, Turn right onto the N72 (signposted Killarney, Lismore), Continue forward onto Cook Street - N72. Entering Cappoquin, Continue forward onto the N72, Entering Lismore, Bear sharp right onto the N72, Continue forward onto Courthouse Road - N72, Entering Fermoy. At traffic signals turn right onto Pearse Square - N72 (signposted Killarney).River Blackwater. Bear left onto the N72 (signposted Killarney). Continue forward onto Gleas Na Mbreac - N72 Entering Ballyhooly.Bear left onto the N72 (signposted Killarney). Continue forward onto Bridge Street - N72, Entering Castletownroche, Cross River Awbeg, Continue forward onto The Spa - N72, Entering Mallow. At mini-roundabout bear left onto Bridge Street - N72. At traffic signals turn right onto Park Road - N72 (signposted Killarney). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Killarney Road - N72 (signposted Killarney).Under Railway Bridge. Continue road for 3 miles taking the 2nd Ballyclough junction (after Cork racecourse on your right). Hotel entrance is 100 yards on left hand side.
Latitude – N52 o 08 . 26’
Longitude – W008 o 44 . 14’
Ordnance Survey – W5598
Elevation (ft) – 500
(PPR) – Yes
Radio Call Sign – Name Cork
Service – RAD
Frequency – 118.8
Landing Area – 3 acres of clear field with no wires, surrounded by trees but none on site
Operating Hours – Any time, well lit
Details of Helipad:
Helipad is located 80m to South and front of hotel. Pad is surrounded by high trees approx 50m away. Approach should be made from East, West or South. Do not fly over main house. Approach can also be made to large field just South of pad & then hover taxi to pad through 50m opening in trees on South of pad. Call Cork Radar 118.80. Please call the hotel before arrival/departure with a minimum of 24 hours notice.