On arrival all of us where surprised by the scale and beauty of this venue and its surroundings. The inside is nicely decorated and very functional with a large terrace space to soak up the glorious Irish sun (which we where lucky enough to have experienced). The house is not far from Clonakilty (easily reachable by taxi for about €20) offering an array of local pubs and shops, and the beach is just a strawl down the road.
Cannot recommend this place enough and thank you so much for your hospitality Kela.
Just got back from a Hen Weeken at Dunowen House. The house itself is beautiful. Loads of space and freshly refurbished to a very high standard. Kela and Stephen were very welcoming, we had an online shop delivered and everything was put away by the time we arrived. The dinner included on one night was delicious. One of the joys of its location is it feels like a proper retreat, we hired cars which I would highly recommend. Clonakilty is just 15 mins away and so meant we could stock up on more alcohol! A proper home away from home. I just need to find an excuse to return now - it really is a special place!
We are just back from a Hen Party Weekend there, and I was blown away by the place. I really thought we were going to be victims of false advertising or something because the pics online looked too good to be true...but it was even better in real life!! The house is just stunning, a perfect getaway. Kela and Stephen were also great, they were close by if we needed anything at all, but were not intrusive. We also had dinner on one of the evenings, home cooked by Kela, and it was amazing. All local produce, really fresh and tasty.
We were there for a hen party, but I wouldn't think twice about going back again for some R&R!
Highly recommend for all types of groups/parties - suitable for families too, the house even has a playroom. Book it!
The house is really beautiful. It is full of history while having every mod con. Very well equipped for cooking. The rooms are fabulous, each one with its own character. Plenty of room for everybody. There is a cove at the end of the lane and when we visited, there was a mobile sauna. Quite an experience to be in a sauna on a cove in Ireland in February, with cool-downs in the Atlantic!
lovely welcome pack of freshly baked scones, tea, coffee, butter, milk and jam. Clonakilty is not too far away where you will find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.
The house is stunning and the perfect venue for a group get together of any kind. My bridesmaids organised the weekend there for my hen. The weekend couldn't have been more perfect. Kela served up an amazing three course meal in the house making dinner very relaxed. The large sitting room was perfect for our group to mix and get to know each other. The house is maintained to an extremely high standard. We had a really comfortable and fun weekend and the only complaint would be that our stay wasn't long enough to enjoy all the house and garden had to offer!