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“Perfect for a hen party”
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Dunowen House
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98 reviews
Dunowen House
Sitting Room with patio doors
Music Room
Noel's Room
Noel's Ensuite
Cathedral Room
Bathtub in Cathedral Room
Captain's Room
Ensuite Bathroom
Studio Bathroom
Kitchen
Hallway
Dining room with concertina doors to patio
Dunowen House
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In olden times, the bell was rung to summon the seven gardeners of Dunowen House to work
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Sands Cove
Dunowen at night
Horse Riding at Dunowen
Red Strand and Galley Head in the distance
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Manor House -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Clonakilty, County Cork

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Trisha L
1 review
“Perfect for a hen party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We booked both the house and the cottage for a hen party. Everyone was so impressed with the house-it was perfect, so luxurious. The house is well equipped with cutlery, serving dishes and glasses. There were home made scones ready on arrival, with teas, coffee, milk, butter and jam being provided. There was loads of room for 28 of us to gather in the house-kela and stephen (the owners) were able to serve a delicious home cooked meal to the whole group in the house. They catered for specific dietary requirements within our group also. The house slept 18, the cottage slept 5 and Kela was very helpful in recommending air bnb for the remaining 5 people. Kela and Stephen were really accomodating, with no request being too big or small for them. They were on hand whenever we needed them, but gave us our own space also.
The location of the house was ideal-nice scenery, and really relaxing. We got a bus into Clonakilty which is approx 10km away. The town is lively, lots of live music in pubs, which are welcoming of hens! There is a nightclub there also for those who aren't ready for home after the pubs! The beach is within walking distance from the house-unfortunately we did not make it due to rain! We definitely hope to return some day!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Mar 2017
Thanks so much for your lovely review - delighted you all had such a lovely time, despite the weather! Best wishes, Kela & Stephen
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Montyrove...
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Orchard Cottage Small and Perfectly Formed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

If you are tempted to stay at Dunowen House but can't fill all the bedrooms, book Orchard Cottage next door also run by Stephen and Kela. Expect a warm friendly welcome, tasteful interior design and everything you need for a relaxed stay. The cottage is warm and very comfortable, you could easily stay for weeks. Nothing is too much trouble! An added bonus is that the nearby Supervalu in Clonakilty is probably the best grocery store in Ireland so our teenagers loved cooking in the evenings using as many local ingredients as possible. Add a bracing walk at Inchydoney beach and you have the makings of the perfect retreat.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Feb 2017
As always, it was a pleasure to welcome you back to Dunowen - delighted you enjoyed your first stay in the Cottage! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Kela & Stephen
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Karen O
1 review
“Magical stay in Dunowen House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

11 women stayed in the main house for 2 nights in Jan 2017 and we had an amazing time. The space in the house, the setting and the peace & quiet were just magical. All the bedrooms are decorated to the highest standard & so clean and fresh. We went for walks to the nearby coves/beaches and visited the nearby Clonakilty for a few groceries - the Supervalu is well equipped! We were able to come & go as we pleased & the owners supplied firewood for the 2 stoves which gave out great heat- you won't want to leave the house because it's so cosy. You would need a car to get around but if it's a quiet, relaxing get away with a group of friends you want this is definitely the place for you.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Karen, it was a pleasure to have such a lovely group of ladies stay and enjoy their time here. Delighted you all had such as great experience. We hope to see you back again in the near future! Kela & Stephen
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Evan P
1 review
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed here for a family get together over Xmas and New Year. The house is fantastic. 6 large ensuite bedrooms, 2 large living areas with fireplaces and a kids room which worked really well for us as we had 3 toddlers! I would highly recommend staying here as a base for exploring Cork or just to relaxed in country home. Kela and Steven who live nearby were great hosts, thank you very much.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jan 2017
Thank you for the great feedback. We really enjoyed having your lovely fun family around and delighted you were happy with the house. We wish you all the very best for 2017 and hope to welcome the newly extended family back again! Best wishes, Kela & Stephen
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LadyFerl
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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My family and I recently spent a weekend in Dunowen house to celebrate our wedding. We arrived the night before the ceremony to a warm welcoming atmosphere, log stoves burning and the scent of fresh scones baking in the kitchen. Even on a gloomy misty day the house looked amazing. The photos available online didn't do the house justice, as beautiful as they are. The rooms are all very generous in size and the decor is luxurious and unique to every room. We held a small ceremony in the gorgeous sitting room which was decorated for Christmas. It was extremely intimate and a bit magical. Every member of the family who stayed with us couldn't speak highly enough of their stay. We hired the Orchard cottage also. We had ample space for both families to interact and blend together. The night before the wedding we cooked dinner in the well equipped kitchen, my chef brother fell in love with the cooker! No shortage of serving dishes etc. We had lunch on the day catered for us by the owners of the house, the food was abundent and delicious. The only negative thought we had during our stay was disappointment that we hadn't booked to stay longer. I'm from County Cork originally so Dunowen house isn't a great distance from me. But if I ever have a family gathering again, or even a getaway with friends, I will definitely be heading to Dunowen. The comfort, space and privacy the house gives will only enhance any celebration or gathering.

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Management Response
15 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to be able to host your beautiful intimate wedding celebrations. We wish you every happiness for the future and hope to welcome you back to Dunowen at some time - definitely for a longer stay! Many thanks again, Kela & Stephen
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