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

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Cathedral Room with free-standing bath
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6 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
14 guests
2 nights minimum
Manor House
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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
6 Attached (ensuite), 2 Half baths
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About the Owner
Kela H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2011
Interaction with guests
Owners Kela & Stephen Hodgins live in the renovated Coach House on the grounds of Dunowen House. Guests are welcomed on arrival, given a tour of Dunowen House and shown how everything works. Kela & Stephen are on hand for any queries, assistance or recommendations if required but far enough away that guests have complete privacy during their stay. Kela & Stephen also offer additional catering services, with Dinner Parties being most popular with guests. These must be booked in advance. Additional cleaning services can also be provided if required.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our fourth stay at Dunowen House and it's always perfect! We were due to go in 2021 but couldn't (thank you Covid) so we were so thrilled to be back. We are a large family group and all the space (both inside and...More

Date of stay: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022

We came upon the Orchard Cottage accidently while googling a place to stay for the New Year. One look at the photos of the Cottage and I felt we were going to have a super break. On arrival we were greeted to freshly baked scones...More

Date of stay: December 2021
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Reviewed 2 October 2020

My family and I had the pleasure of staying in the orchard cottage for a couple of days in early September. The house was exceptionally clean and Kela was very welcoming and helpful, delighting us with tasty treats upon our arrival. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: September 2020
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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
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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
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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

Reviewed 13 August 2019

This was my family's third two-week stay in four years and it gets better every time! The property and grounds are impeccable and very well maintained. The newly renovated kitchen is beautiful and a joy to cook in. We rent the house and the cottage...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Jet546528, VR Owner at Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Thanks a million Ruth, it was great to see you all again this year. Love that you are still finding new things to do, each of those activities you booked are fantastic experiences and favourites of ours too. Looking forward to seeing you back again...More

Reviewed 28 July 2019

We have had the most special wedding day and week of our lives at Dunowen house and we can't express enough how instrumental Kela and Stephen were in this. From start to finish we had the most fantastic team in the two of them looking...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Jet546528, VR Owner at Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Thank you so much Laura & Mark, it really was an honor to be part of your celebrations. You are a fabulous couple and we wish you every possible success and love in your future together. Look forward to welcoming you back to Dunowen in...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23

Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23 is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23 has 8 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23 has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Dunowen House, Clonakilty - Historic Country House, Sleeps up to 23 must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.