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

Cathedral Room with free-standing bath
118 reviews
Cathedral Room with free-standing bath
Sitting Room with patio doors
Red Strand and Galley Head in the distance
Dunowen House
Noel's Room
Music Room
Noel's Ensuite
Captain's Room
Bathtub in Cathedral Room
Ensuite Bathroom
Studio Bathroom
Dining room with concertina doors to patio
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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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6 Bedrooms , 8 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Clonakilty, County Cork
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, wha...
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About the Owner, Kela H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 119 reviews and 1 property
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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Excellent - based on 118 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago for a stay in March 2018

I stayed here with my friends and family for my hen. We had the best time. The house is amazing. The food was fantastic. We made great memories.

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comments - best of luck with the upcoming wedding & hope to see you again in the future. Kela & Stephen


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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

Cannot recommend Dunowen House highly enough. Our stay in this gorgeous place was so memorable – from the beauty of the property itself to the attentiveness of our hosts Kela & Stephen. Each room had something to offer in terms of luxury, comfort and originality. The location was beautiful – just a short car journey or a leisurely stroll to...

Management response:

We really appreciate your feedback and delighted you all enjoyed your recent stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Kela & Stephen x


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Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

We celebrated my Daughter's 30th Birthday in Dunowen House last weekend as a party of 18 women it was amazing from start to finish. The house is a must see its so beautiful through out, photos don't do it justice and the beds are so comfy.kela and Stephen made us so welcome they had homemade scones made for us when...

Management response:

Thank you so much Louise for your wonderful feedback, delighted you all enjoyed the house for the birthday celebrations. We really enjoyed hosting you all, a fab bunch of ladies! We hope to see you back again in the near future. Kela & Stephen x


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (18)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (18)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(5)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Half baths
    6 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    4 Twins
    5 Kings
    1 Crib
    1 Super King
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
7 Jan 2018 -
28 Mar 2018
Low Season
2 nights
29 Mar 2018 -
7 Apr 2018
Easter 2018
3 nights
8 Apr 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Mid Season
2 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information

Discounts on late availability (short notice) can be facilitated. October - April inclusive, for stays of more than 2 nights, additional metered standard electricity charges will apply.
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
We are located 1 hours drive from Cork Airport and 40 minutes drive from Cork/Swansea ferry
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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