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