Essential Architecture-  Ireland

Longueville House

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Ireland > County Cork

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1720

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This is one of those rare places that is refined and yet charmingly rural, without a hint of pretense. The house is a palatial affair built in 1720 amid sprawling farmland, and with its own winery. All this grandeur is saved from pomposity by the laid-back O'Callaghan family, who keep things down to Earth. Guest rooms are sumptuous without going overboard, furnished in old-world style, with family heirlooms and period pieces, and most have bucolic views of the gardens, grazing pastures, or vineyards. The beacon of Longueville is the Presidents' Room, an award-winning restaurant where William O'Callaghan continues to prove that he is a gifted chef. He sources produce and vegetables from the hotel's farm and gardens and from local markets, and transforms them into memorable dishes. In the summer, meals are also served in a gorgeous, sky-lit Victorian conservatory.

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