Welcome to the official website of Longacres House, a Private Boutique Coastal Spa Residence.
Longacres House, completed only in 2009, is masterpiece of contemporary architectural design which has been published in international architectural books and reviews. It is set within a ‘European Designated Conservation Area’ on 12 acres and 500m of breathtaking uninterrupted coastline along The Burrow Peninsula close to the village of Portrane in North Co. Dublin. It has direct access onto the secluded Burrow Beach and from here miles of coastal scenery can be explored.
It is only 15 miles to Dublin City centre and 15 minutes to Dublin International Airport, yet it possesses the enviable charms of a peaceful and scenic coastal environment with a blue flag beach to match any other along the coast of Ireland. It is serviced by bus and rail and is only 5 minutes from the M1 motorway.
The setting for this exceptional structure surveys an area of immense ecological significence resulting in its coastline receiving the European objective of ‘Special Area Of Conservation’. The mile long outcrop of ordovian rocks that connects the blue flag beaches of Donabate and Portrane is thought to have been the result of a volcanic eruption on offshore Lambay Island. Heading northwards the outcrop merges with a sand and gravel ridge of salt marches and dune grasslands known as The Burrow. Life here is teeming with flora and fauna throughout the year. As well as being home to a number of rare plants including the green winged orchid it is also a sanctuary for migratory birds.
The views from Longacres House along its vast coastal boundary are utterly remarkable, so much so that one cannot comprehend its close proximity to the city. It looks out directly onto a natural bird sanctuary, sailing boats in Rogerstown Bay, Lambay Island and an ever changing seascape. It is undoubtedly amongst the most stunningly scenic, picturesque and peaceful places imaginable.
The house and roof terraces comprise a total area of 9,500sq.ft. and its unique design make it extremely adaptable to facilitate a wide variety of events.
The Ground Floor consists of greeting hall, 3 large bedrooms, solar spa swimming pool room (with sauna, steam room and shower), XX large kitchen/dining room with access on to courtyard, living room and main downstairs bathroom. The upper level consists of landing hall, 3 further large bedrooms, The Seascape Sitting room with uninterrupted views to beach and access to roof terraces, study/bar and main upstairs bathroom. The Basement level consists of a large naturally lit multipurpose room wired for cinema and perfect as a gym or health treatment rooms. There is also a bathroom at this level. An open plan layout has been adopted within where dramatic voids, internal frameless glass railings and sliding walls to allow playful interaction and communication throughout when necessary. The finishes incorporated are exquisite and include giant slabs of travertine stone, stucco wall finishes, solid white oak flooring, bespoke corian kitchen with gaggenau appliances, bisazza bathroom and pool tiling, high end Italian sanitary ware, designer lighting and much more.
This house has a Grade A energy rating and includes geothermal heating, solar energy, heat pump, and a heat recovery ventilation system. This is truly a state of the art structure where Smarthome technology and a highly advanced Crestron Control Wiring System has been incorporated throughout which can operate everything regarding audio, visual, security and heating both on site and remotely.
This is a golfers paradise that can boast 6 golf courses within a 10 minute drive from the house. This includes the world renowned Island Golf Links Course. Naturally all sea sports are possible including sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and fishing. Rock climbing, cave exploring and cycling are also available. Trekking enthusiasts can enjoy many miles of coastal walks on offer which include a good number of beaches and coves along the way. Nearby Newbridge Demense and Parklands are open to the public year round and within the grounds there is an extensive traditional farm, a state of the art childrens playground and a Sunday market.
The health Spa at Longacres includes