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“not only luxurious but magical”
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137 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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Manor House -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Clonakilty, County Cork

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FOODHEAVE...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not only luxurious but magical”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is truly one of Ireland's hidden gems when it comes to luxury self catering. In fact luxury self catering is a significant understatement.
From the minute I drove up to the house surrounded by mature trees and rolling hills I knew there was something special about Dunowen. The drive was followed by the warmest of welcomes from Kela and Stephen and after some homemade scones and jam I got the guided tour of the house with each room more impressive than the next. I loved the log fires, music room, the very convivial dining room and the short walk down to a beautiful sandy cove ...I will be back for a longer stay next time !
Thank you for a most memorable time in a magical location.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jun 4, 2015
Thanks so much for your lovely review....hopefully we won't be so hidden for long! It was a pleasure to have you stay and we look forward to welcoming you back with friends and family. Best wishes, Kela & Stephen
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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Date of stay: May 2015
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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
May 16, 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely kind words and positive feedback about your stay with us here at Dunowen House. It was a pleasure to have you all here! We love it when guests leave Dunowen having enjoyed it as much as we do. Hopefully we'll see you back in West Cork in the near future. Kela & Stephen
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Joann S
1 review
“The perfect setting for a wedding!”
Reviewed May 3, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We traveled from the U.S. to West Cork for my daughters wedding. My family and I stayed at Dunowen for a full week, hosting many overnight guests, and wedding related gatherings. We could not have been happier with our choice of accomadations. The house was magnificent, and the gounds were the perfect setting for wedding photos. Kela and Stephen were more than friendly and most accomodating. The fresh baked scones and homemade jam upon arrival were a wonderful treat after a day of traveling. We hope to return to Dunowen in the future and be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the area!!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: The warm and luxurious feeling of the property
Liked least: WiFi was a bit intermittent, and no cellular phone service
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
May 5, 2015
Stephen & I were delighted that Dunowen House could play such a great part in your wedding plans here in West Cork. You were blessed with fabulous weather making your big day and all the photos even more beautiful. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope that at some stage the happy couple and extended family will pay us another visit. Sláinte agus saol agat!
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Reviewed April 3, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Date of stay: March 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2015
It was just lovely to have you all, your friends and family here to celebrate your hen and upcoming wedding. We are blessed to have such appreciative guests who take the time to post their feedback. Stephen & I wish you the very best for the wedding and the future. Hope to see you all again at Dunowen House. Kela & Stephen
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Doree7
Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Fabulous house, great experience!!”
Reviewed March 20, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed in Dunowen House for my sister’s hen weekend and had an amazing time!! The house itself is fab, decorated beautifully and it’s so comfortable and cosy. Everyone loved it, it’s the ideal location for a big group or party. We had dinner on the first night which was lovely and so convenient when arriving down late. Kela and Stephen were great hosts! Would recommend this house to anyone, will definitely be back.

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: House decor was amazing, made the stay very special and comfortable!
Liked least: No phone access was a bit inconvenient but not the worst
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 22, 2015
Thanks for the lovely feedback, we enjoyed having you all here recently and we wish you the very best for the upcoming wedding and your life as a married couple. Love to see you back here again sometime. Kela & Stephen
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Kieran C
Killarney, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An idyllic retreat”
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

When not being rented out as a holiday let or the scene for exquisite dinner evenings, Dunowen House is a boutique Guest B&B. Formerly the home to Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, this house is ideal for a family getaway. I booked rooms for my wifes birthday and her parents joined us for the duration.
Kela and Stephen are fantastic hosts, not only do they open their house/home to guests but make you feel part of their family.
On arrival we enjoyed the welcoming log burning stove in the Noel Redding music room where we were treated to the home baking. And this continued to the breakfast where home baking adds to the hearty breakfast.
Our rooms were luxurious and spacious, with modern meeting old and sometimes quirky with baths on display in the bedrooms.
Close to many beaches and the town of Clonakilty, I'm only sorry our stay was not longer. We hope to return in the near future.

Date of stay: February 2015
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Liked best: The homeliness
Liked least: Nothing to fault except the shortness of our stay
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 19, 2015
Stephen and I enjoyed having you all here to celebrate your wife's birthday. We're glad you felt relaxed and at home throughout your stay. We'll keep you posted on our upcoming Supper Club events and hope to welcome you back for another stay in the near future. Kindest regards, Kela & Stephen
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jeanne w
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“5 Star Luxury”
Reviewed March 16, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We were a group of friends who took this fabulous house for the wkd. Everyone was so impressed with the way the place was finished and decorated to such a high standard, especially the bathrooms and amazing free standing baths in the bedrooms. The hosts were very hospitable and we organised a catered meal for 15 one night which was delicious. They also helped us organise a bus to take us into Clon on the other night. On the day we were leaving everyone was agreed we wished we had a least another day if not the full week to relax and enjoy the house and grounds. I would definately recommend this house for families, groups of friends for any occassion or just a relaxing break. We are trying to think of an excuse to go back again soon!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: the luxurious decor and bathrooms/baths, the meal we had catered was so tasty
Liked least: it was a litttle difficult to see the signs for the house in the dark!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 16, 2015
It was a pleasure to welcome you all here and to help you celebrate your upcoming wedding. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and hope to welcome you back again at some point in the future. We wish you every happiness in your future married lives. Kela & Stephen
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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