Ardfield, Clonakilty, County Cork
From: €2,500 weeklySleeps: 23Bedrooms: 9Bathrooms: 8

Dunowen: Cork

Luxury group accommodation for hen parties and celebrations
Perfect for those intimate and exclusive celebrations, from luxury hen parties to family gatherings, When you book group accommodation at Dunowen, it is yours exclusively. You and your party can enjoy the expansive gardens, private terrace and full use of this historic country house with real rock and roll credentials.

Dunowen House can sleep up to 23 guests, providing an ideal base. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, the stylish venue is close to Galley Head Lighthouse and ten minutes drive from bustling Clonakilty town. Kinsale, Cork City and Cork International Airport are all approximately 45 minutes drive from the house.

Originally built in 1771 for Colonel George Sandes, Dunowen House was famously the home of Noel Redding, bass guitarist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The house is filled with lots of Rock & Roll memorabilia and music for guests to enjoy.

Surrounded by mature pine and sycamore trees the 4-acre secluded garden includes a walled garden which supplies fruit, vegetables and eggs all year round.

Over the years Dunowen House has been lovingly restored to its former glory with many reminders of its illustrious past. This substantial luxury property is in the unspoilt village of Ardfield, with secluded Sands Cove private beach a five minutes walk from the door. Dunowen is ideally situated close to the magnificent Galley Head lighthouse.

Dunowen is ideally located to explore all that excellent West Cork has to offer including golfing, surfing, fishing, whale watching, birdwatching, horse riding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

With over 5000 sq ft of living space, the property offers three reception rooms, a fully fitted kitchen/dining area and a music room. Upstairs there are six large bedrooms, all with stunning en-suite bathrooms.

Orchard Cottage in the walled garden adjoining Dunowen House is a three bed restored cottage that can sleep an additional five guests.

Additional in-house catering and cleaning services are available on request. Dinner parties are a popular choice with guests at Dunowen House.
Cots are also available on request.

*Weekend rates available (excl June, July, August, Christmas & New Year)


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youngbroo... Dublin
January 2018
West Cork Luxurious Haven” Our family of 6 revisited Dunowen House recently and we find it never fails to impress. Beautiful local scenery of the wild Atlantic way, delicious food including that put on by the very friendly and welcoming proprietors, Kela and Stephen, not to mention local gourmand restaurants. The accommodation is 5 star yet relaxed and welcoming. An essentially private cove is available within a 2 minute walk, the beautiful Red Strand beach within a 5 min car trip. A relaxing haven set amid stunning natural scenery. What a place to restore the senses, get away from it all without sacrificing luxury or quality dining!
Taracoffe... Cork
November 2017
“Wonderful Stay - 5 Stars” We recently stayed in Dunowen House for a hen weekend as part of a group of 18 girls and it was a fantastic experience from start to finish! We were greeted on arrival at the house by Stephen who gave us a tour of the house and how everything worked while he had also set the stove in both living rooms and brought in extra logs. The house exceeded all expectations – while it looks amazing in photos – it simply doesn’t do it justice and it just has to be seen in real life! Every bedroom is spacious and decorated beautifully and each has its own ensuite that would rival any 5 star hotel! Keva then dropped in some freshly baked homemade scones – a nice touch. (As we were cooking dinner for all that night we tucked these away to add to breakfast the next morning which went down a treat!) There is ample space for socialising and relaxing downstairs in the house and it is equipped with everything you might need. More than enough crockery and cutlery to cater for large numbers and plenty of space for storage in fridge/freezer/utility room! You are a stone’s throw from the beach and a short car journey to Red Strand beach. We all got out for some fresh air and a lovely walk to clear the heads on the Saturday. We had an activity come to the house on the Saturday which was lovely to make full use of the house and provided a nice base for a very relaxed day. Stephen came back in to relight the stoves and restock the logs so it was lovely and cosy on a winters afternoon. The highlight of the weekend was the dinner on the Saturday night. It was so well organised – two weeks before myself and the other bridesmaid picked two starters, two mains and two desserts for the owners to cook (which was very difficult to pick from a wide choice of options – all sounding equally delicious!) Kela and Stephen came in Saturday evening, set the whole dining area and served dinner up to us all. (Including cleaning up everything after – added bonus for us bridesmaids!) The food was 10/10. All the girls are still raving about it and some were even hounding Kela for the recipe!! Another benefit is being able to bring in your own wine to be served with the meal (along of course with food and drink for all the other meals over the weekend) I couldn’t recommend this venue enough – for a hen weekend or for a big family or group of friends. You feel like you’re miles away when you’re just a short distance from the nearest town of Clon. I can’t wait for another excuse to go back and stay!
Fifi D Ennis, Ireland
September 2017
“Perfect location for a large group” A large group of us stayed in Dunowen for a girls weekend. The house is so luxurious and is decorated beautifully. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bed linen is of very high quality which resulted in two sound nights sleep. The rooms are to the standard of a 5 star hotel. Everything you need is in the house. There is a large kitchen which is fully equipped with a separate utility room with another fridge! It is an ideal party location as it has a large dining room which catered for all of our group. We were lucky enough to have a meal cooked for us by Kela and Stephen which was absolutely divine. There is wifi available which is necessary as phone coverage is difficult in most areas of the house. The area the house is located in is stunningly beautiful. It is a short walk to the cove and a slightly longer walk to the beach. Clonakility is a 20 minute car drive but we loved the house so much we stayed around the area.
Grainne F
September 2017
“Perfection” This property was was outstanding in ever way. Kela & Stephen (the owners) were so helpful & welcoming, from lighting the fire to home made scones - we couldn't have asked for more. It was like entering another world for the weekend, the decor, the bathrooms, the living rooms & the well equipped kitchen, the biggest problem was choosing which area to relax in. A difficult decision! We are already planning a return visit to this idyllic hideaway!
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  • Property Features
  • From: €2,500 weekly
  • Substantial period house by the sea
  • Secluded Sandy private beach
  • Set on 4 acres of landscaped gardens
  • Clonakilty town only 5 km
  • Playroom complete with toys
  • Six large en-suite bedrooms
  • Orchard Cottage in Walled Garden also available


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