눉Planning for a weekend hunting mushrooms and a tight travel schedule left me in the unfortunate position of being grossly underdressed for dinner on Sunday night. I had spent more time exchanging mushroom stories with your experts, one who I met on a previous visit to Ireland, than I had intended which left me with no time to even freshen up. I may have offended the gentlemen who were attending to the dinner guests because even though I was the first table seated, was dining alone, and placed my order before a later table, I was the last one served my meal. Perhaps I was overly sensitive and misunderstood the circumstances. I most certainly did not intend any offense by dressing so casually.
눇Ashley, Jim & Fran Fraser, Maria and Howard were friendly and welcoming as was the lovely Polish woman at breakfast. The food and grounds were divine. I have been staying in self-catering cottages, B&B's, and boutique hotels since 2011 as I explore the British Isles and my stay at Longueville House is a high point. I have had many amazing experiences in my travels but the comfort effortlessly combined with the luxury of a well appointed fine estate is unrivaled.