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“Fantastic hen weekend”
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124 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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lilitobin
Wexford, Ireland
1 review
“Fantastic hen weekend”
Reviewed April 16, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Just back from the most amazing weekend in Dunowen house ! I arrived at the house with no idea where we were staying for my hen weekend....but my god I couldn’t have imagined anywhere as amazing as this house!The house inside is spacious and furnished with such thought to it and attention to detail. We had a meal on the Saturday night which was 5 star and then headed into clonakilty by mini bus! Overall couldn’t recommend this beautiful venue enough for any occasion !!

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Management Response
May 19, 2018
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that it turned out to be your perfect hen weekend. Best wishes with the wedding and hope to see you back again in the future.
Many thanks,
Kela & Stephen
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Charlotte...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed April 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Even before you step inside Dunowen house, its hard not to be blown away by the idyllic surroundings and peaceful atmosphere. The house is situated perfectly.
I had booked Dunowen for my sisters hen and upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely Kela who showed us around and made us feel very much at home. The house is beautifully decorated with some of us quoting 'interior goals'! There is also a sense of fun from the quirky artwork to the music memorabilia. Kela and Stephen prepared a beautiful dinner on the Saturday night with the desserts being a very big hit!
We had a fabulous weekend and have taken away some great memories. I would highly recommend!!

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Management Response
May 19, 2018
Thank you so much Charlotte! We look forward to welcoming you back again, Kela & Stephen
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nauj63
South East England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
554 reviews
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“Wonderful Irish hospitality ! Cork delivers once again...”
Reviewed April 5, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

At €5,000 for 6 nights over Easter, I find this a tricky review to write. We’re a seasoned ‘celebratory’ family group of 23 years standing and over this time we’ve stayed in many ‘houses’ across the Island of Ireland. My over-riding feeling for 2018 is one of us not having experienced ‘value’ at Dunowen. Perhaps the issue this year lies in the fact that on previous occasions, I’ve dealt directly with the owners...? Certainly Kela and Stephen ( the owners ) were very hospitable, friendly, super attentive and thoroughly responsive to our minimal needs over our stay. Cleverly marketed, the house itself is big and whilst it has homely touches, it is most definitely a ‘rental’ property - and takes a lot of focused attention to keep it heated. There was however no problem in getting Stephen to drop down more logs for the fire in the front drawing room which we found to be bright, light, comfortable and cosy. The music room would be a more useful space in the warmer summer months. All the bedrooms are en-suite, a great size, comfortable and individually styled. The dining room easily accommodated all 11 of us once we’d creatively rearranged some of the tables. And the kitchen is a good size, has a great cooker and was equipped with enough pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to deliver a 3 course, home cooked meal. WiFi is good ; there is no telephone signal. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn and extend a real countryside feel. A 10 mins walk takes you down to a small, local and scenic beach. Beyond this, a car is essential - circa 15 mins drive into Clonakilty (lots of character), 40 mins to Kinsale, 90 mins to Mizen Head. Kela recommended Pilgrim’s, Dillon’s and Deasy’s restaurants - all within a 20ish mins drive away and all thoroughly recommended by us ( see separate reviews ). In summary, we had a super holiday in a fantastic corner of Ireland. Dunowen had many plus points for us. So if the price is right, go for it !

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Management Response
Apr 9, 2018
Thank you for your very honest reply - we have to agree with you, the amount charged was a lot more than we charge guests when they book directly with us. We are finding Tripadvisor & their partner engines to be a very unsatisfactory way of taking bookings and communicating with guests. Not only do they charge us a sizeable fee for each booking, they charge an even greater amount to guests - a win win for them on both sides but not for everyone else! It was not always the case and in the past we were very satisfied in our dealings with Holiday Lettings, before it was taken over. Attempts to communicate directly with you or try do something on the price were blocked.
We are very fortunate that many guests take the time to review their stay with us, almost every one of those reviews are from guests who have booked directly with us.
With a large group like yourselves, Dunowen House offers a good value stay when broken down per head. Unfortunately, when commissions are added by third parties, the price starts to increase. We are definitely reviewing our arrangement with Tripadvisor after this.
We very much enjoyed having you here, you were such a dynamic and active group, eager to explore and take up our recommendations on our favourite places to eat.
We wish you all the very best!
Kela & Stephen
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1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed March 20, 2018 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.

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Management Response
Mar 21, 2018
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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kercol4
Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Luxury & Comfort from Welcoming Hosts”
Reviewed February 25, 2018 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 Red Strand beach.
We will definitely have to make a return trip!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 21, 2018
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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loumur201...
Cork, Ireland
1 review
“30th Birthday”
Reviewed February 20, 2018 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 we arrived and cooked and served us dinner on the Saturday night which was absolutely delicious not one complaint. Thank you for making my daughter's 30th so memorable, looking forward to staying with ye again.

Louise x

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Management Response
Feb 22, 2018
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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Niamh H
1 review
“Hen party stay”
Reviewed February 5, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Lovely accomodation very comfortable really enjoyable very peaceful would 100% recomend this fabulous place. And thank you to stephen and kela. Wonderful people

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Management Response
Feb 6, 2018
Thanks a million Niamh for the review and for booking your Hen Party celebrations with us. We wish you every happiness for the wedding and the future. Kela & Stephen x
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