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Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23

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6 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
14 guests
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Luxury on the Wild Atlantic Way, West Cork. Originally built in 1771 for Colonel George Sandes the house was famously the home for 30 years of Noel Redding, bass guitarist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Clonakilty music hero. Over the last number of years it has been lovingly renovated and restored to its former glory and with many reminders of its illustrious past still on view. Dunowen House is in the unspoilt village of Ardfield, with secluded Sands Cove private beach 5 minutes walk from the door and close to magnificent Galley Head lighthouse. The bustling market town of Clonakilty is only 5km away, with Kinsale a 45 minute drive to the east and Bantry the same distance to the west. Dunowen is perfectly located to explore all that magnificent West Cork has to offer including the...Luxury on the Wild Atlantic Way, West Cork. Originally built in 1771 for Colonel George Sandes the house was famously the home for 30 years of Noel Redding, bass guitarist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Clonakilty music hero. Over the last number of years it has been lovingly renovated and restored to its former glory and with many reminders of its illustrious past still on view. Dunowen House is in the unspoilt village of Ardfield, with secluded Sands Cove private beach 5 minutes walk from the door and close to magnificent Galley Head lighthouse. The bustling market town of Clonakilty is only 5km away, with Kinsale a 45 minute drive to the east and Bantry the same distance to the west. Dunowen is perfectly located to explore all that magnificent West Cork has to offer including the Wild Atlantic Way, golfing, surfing, fishing, whale watching, birdwatching, horse riding, sailing, wind surfing and kayaking. With over 5000 sq ft of living space the property offers 3 reception rooms, a fully fitted kitchen/dining area and a music/entertainment room. Upstairs there are 6 large bedrooms all with stunning en-suite bathrooms which will comfortably sleep 18 people but will also suit smaller groups.Bedroom 1 - 1 king 2 singlesBedroom 2 - 1 king (the bridal suite !!)Bedroom 3 - 1 superking 4 poster bedBedroom 4 - 1 king 1 singleBedroom 5 - 1 double 1 single (in annex)Bedroom 6 - 1 king 1 single. New for 2016, additional 3 bed accommodation in newly renovated Orchard Cottage located in the walled garden on the grounds of Dunowen House. Cots are also available on request.Weekend rates are available (except for June July and August)And if you really want to spoil yourselves and take the 'self' out of self-catering and let us cook lunch or dinner - or to give you lessons on how to do so !! More
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Kela H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2011
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

We needed to find a spot to host a small family reunion on our recent trip to Ireland and Dunowen House proved to be the perfect choice. The house itself is stunning - beautifully designed but comfortable enough for little ones to run around in....More

Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

We had a magnificent four nights here bringing in the New Year. West Cork is a special place and Dunowen House is an exceptional property nestling in a beautiful location, beaches and walks all around. The House was warm and cosy and was presented to...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2019

We had the most fantastic weekend at Dunowen house for my birthday. The rooms and bedrooms in the house are beautifully decorated and everyone had a lovely stay. All couples we able to relax in double rooms and we also rented out The Lodge on...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank NiallM604
Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

I can not recommend Dunowen House enough! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we loved every second of it. The house is out of this world. Every room is beautifully decorated. It is so warm and cosy we didn’t want to...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Orls87
Reviewed 25 September 2019

We recently had my friends hen party at Dunowen House. We had the most amazing weekend! From the minute we arrived it was more than we ever could have imagined! Keela even had fresh scones and jam for us. The house itself is stunning and...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Jet546528, VR Owner at Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2019

We are absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Hen was so happy, especially when you had managed to keep the location a secret from her! Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us such...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Whether you are seeking an activity filled break (fishing, sailing, surfing, horse riding, golfing) or just want to get away from it all and chill in a beautiful tranquil setting close to some amazing beach and cliff walks set amongst some of West Cork's most stunning scenery - Dunowen House offers everything. Set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens, with mature trees Dunowen offers total seclusion and privacy. Only 500 yards from Sands Cove beach and within easy reaching distance of Red Strand, Galley Head lighthouse and Long Strand the only problem you will have will be deciding which beach to or cove to visit. Vibrant Clonakilty town is 10 minutes drive & hosts numerous music festivals, traditional Irish pubs, shops and restaurants.
Getting around
A car is necessary when staying at Dunowen as there is no public transport to the house. There are local taxi services available for evening trips into Clonakilty or other nearby towns.
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