About this listing
Come and stay with us in our ancient farmhouse, built originally in 1611, and passed down in our family for generations. Within easy distance of Londonderry which is City of Culture 2013, and its airport. Close to the Ulster American Folk Park, Grianan Fort and a hour's drive from Glenveagh Castle, not too from the Giant's Causeway and the beaches of the North Coast.
Excellent restaurants nearby in Lifford and Strabane.
We are also setting up a small museum to describe the unique history of the property. The house is set in beautiful Donegal farmland, and we also have a fishing lake,for coarse fishing.
Longvale is not a hotel, it is our family home and a working farm, which we are happy to share with chosen guests. The furniture and furnishings are in keeping with the historical nature of the property. We expect our guests to understand this before booking. There is a breakfast menu available, and we try to cater for special diets. Otherwise most of our guests enjoy a full Irish breakfast, cooked with local ingredients where possible. There is a guests' sitting room with television, a spacious dining room and large garden and farm. Rocky the dog is part of the family. Everyone enjoys tea and home-made cake on the house on arrival. You pay 35 Euros a night each, with children under 12 half price,sharing the parents' bedroom. Under fours are free,and we can supply a travel cot if required.
They're very friendly, we felt welcome. The house was spotless and organised. The breakfast was on time. Extremely recommended.
The welcome is a warm as described in the website, but the quality of the furnishings and food are greater than suggested. The attention to detail, the lovely period furniture - all give a feeling of having stepped back to a mor gracious, more gentle time.
Clean, warm, spacious and extremely comfortable. Thank you Jean and Mevyn. I look forward to testing out the cook book.
Had a great stay with Jean and Mervyn. The house is authentic old farmhouse, so charming. Breakfast was included and tasty. The bed was comfortable, bathroom good. I would reccommend for quiet country stay.
What a beautiful place and a beautiful couple! The working farm, the Grandchildren around, it all adds up to a most relaxing and pleasant stay. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wishes to see the best Ireland has to offer.
Jean's b&b was exceptional. She greeted us with afternoon tea and got us settled in our room. This quaint old farmhouse was loaded with beautiful old pieces that totally gave it that stepped back in time experience. We had an enjoyable experience and would stay here again.
The neighborhood and family farm environment was authentic, delightful and exactly as advertised. Our host Jean could not have been more helpful, meeting us at arrival, checking breakfast preferences and guiding us to local food. Jean seemed to be everywhere at once, yet non intrusive but warm. We had a wonderful stay and a fabulous farm breakfast.
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About the Host, Jean
Longvale House has been in the McKean family for three generations,ánd we have been entertaining guests at our comfortable, traditional bed and breakfast on the farm since 1987.