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Dunowen House, Luxury for up to 18 guests

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 49 reviews

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Dunowen House

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

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Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Dunowen House has been issued with a 4* rating from Failte Ireland. 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 golfing, surfing, fishing, whale watching, birdwatching, horse riding, sailing, wind surfing and kayaking.

With over 5000 sq ft of living space the property offers 3 reception rooms, a fully fitted kitchen/dining area and a music/entertainment room. Upstairs there are 6 large bedrooms all with stunning en-suite bathrooms which will comfortably sleep 18 people but will also suit smaller groups.

Bedroom 1 - 1 king 2 singles

Bedroom 2 - 1 king (the bridal suite !!)

Bedroom 3 - 1 superking 4 poster bed

Bedroom 4 - 1 king 1 single

Bedroom 5 - 1 double 1 single (in annex)

Bedroom 6 - 1 king 1 single.

Cots are also available on request.

Weekend rates are available (except for June July and August)

And if you really want to spoil yourselves and take the "self" out of self-catering and let us cook lunch or dinner - or to give you lessons on how to do so !!

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sands cove 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cork 50 km, Nearest railway: Cork 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites
Furniture King Beds (6), Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The interior of Dunowen House is done to a 5* standard by an interior designer and is beautiful and elegant but with a funky twist. The music room is filled with Noel Redding memorabilia, books, a sound system, fiddles, guitars and a door that opens onto a cobbled courtyard.

Underfloor heating keeps the house lovely and warm but if you want extra there is a wood burning stove in one reception room and an open fire in the other one. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with huge showers and baths. The beds are king size with 100%cotton linen and goose down duvets and pillows.

The fitted kitchen has a gas Belling cooker big enough to cook for a large group and all mod cons. The dining room has a huge antique oak dining table with concertina doors that open up onto the large front patio. We are located 500 yards from a quiet secluded beach called Sands Cove and within a 5 mile radius there are numerous other beaches.

Further details outdoors

Dunowen House is set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens boasting a private orchard, organic vegetable and fruits within an original walled garden. It also has tqwo enclosed ponds that regularly are home to wild ducks.Surrounded by mature pine and sycamore trees the garden conjures images of a scene from the film "Secret Garden".

Nestled in the heart of the unspoilt West Cork countryside, Dunowen House offers a wonderful selection of outdoor activities, exceptional food, traditional Irish entertainment and the friendliest of welcomes.

For the more active, we can organize sea kayaking, surfing, fishing, horse riding, cycling or hiking adventures, all within five minutes of our doorstep. The secluded Sands Cove at the end of our laneway is the perfect hideaway for a picnic, to be lulled by the rolling waves, while admiring the ever-changing skies and sea-life. Walk to nearby Red Strand, with majestic Galley Head Lighthouse a beacon on the horizon.

Stroll through the buzzing market town of nearby Clonakilty, sampling its gourmet treats and welcoming atmosphere. Nip into one of the many traditional pubs, where local and international musicians can be found in session on a nightly basis.

The Province of Munster region

Beautiful coastal setting- Close by are many bird watching and whale/dolphin watching hotspots with regular sightings of interesting migrant bird species, basking shark and fin whale amongst other commoner cetaceans.


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 some 4 acres of landscaped gardens, with mature trees and ponds Dunowen offers the guest 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.

Clonakilty is host to numerous music festivals in the summer and a fantastic town for nightlife and live music year around.

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3 Apr 2015


"Great Hen Weekend"

I rented Dunowen House for a full weekend in March for my sisters hen celebrations. I could not have imagined just how relaxing and enjoyable the whole experience would be, even as the only bridesmaid and sole organiser of the hen weekend. I must personally commend Kela and Stephen for their part in making the weekend as stress-free as possible. They were on hand to help with any query or request we had, yet they let us to our own devices in enjoying the house, which exceeded our expectations as "luxury accommodation". We were treated to superb home-cooked three-course meals on both nights and we didn't have to lift a finger. All my guests were astounded by the features of the house. How could you resist a stay anywhere that has a stand-alone bathtub in the bedrooms?! And what better place to catchup with friends than in front of roaring log fires, with music playing, a glass of wine in hand and surrounded by that comforting familiar laughter. Countless memorabilia in the dedicated "music room" proudly salutes the late Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding...a dream feature of the house for fans and music enthusiasts of all ages. Feedback from guests (once they came around from being absolutely speechless after seeing the house) was that Dunowen House was the perfect location for a luxurious getaway weekend with friends. And each and every one of those guests is planning their next trip back.The best attraction for us-we only live minutes away in beautiful Clonakilty and picked Dunowen House as our "hen getaway". We may not always have the best weather here in West Cork, but Dunowen House,well it's a haven no matter what the forecast.

20 Mar 2015


"Fabulous house, great experience!!"

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 th… More

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

17 Mar 2015


"An idyllic retreat"

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 ho… More

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

16 Mar 2015


"5 Star Luxury"

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 a… More

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

24 Feb 2015


"A Very Special Place"

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by owners Kela and Stephen and a batch of warm scones. The house met all our requirements and our hosts were helpful both before and during our stay. We we… More

Thank you so much for your kind words. We would be delighted to welcome you back again anytime. Kindest regards, Kela & Stephen

24 Feb 2015



We rented out Dunowen for a family birthday for 3 nights and it didn't disappoint! Great space for 16 of us! The two large reception rooms allowed plenty of space for all of us to relax. The larg… More

Lovely to have welcomed you all to Dunowen recently and that you found the house ideal for all your family to get together in comfort. We were envious of the beautiful afternoon tea you prepared for your celebrations - benefits of having a chef in your family party! Best wishes, Kela & Stephen

24 Feb 2015


"Perfect for party or family get together."

What a gorgeous home from home (if your home had 6 stunning en-suite bedrooms and 2 reception rooms!)We loved the library and all the rock n roll memorabilia, down to playing vinyl on on the record pl… More

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Good to know you all enjoyed the house for your family celebrations and made good use of the music collection! Hope to see you again at some stage in the future. Kela & Stephen

23 Feb 2015


"It's All About The Bass"

Having just returned, rested and rejuvenated after a wonderful weekend, I couldn't wait to share my experience of this house.Dunowen House is a beautiful country home, the former residence of Noe… More

Many thanks for your lovely review of Dunowen House. Great to have met you all and delighted you found the house a great base to enjoy your family celebrations. We would love to welcome you back anytime - you don't need to find an excuse!! Best wishes, Kela & Stephen

22 Feb 2015



Stayed in Dunowen for two nights as a family guest for a 40th birthday celebration. I understand this was not a cheap stay and, whilst the surroundings were pleasant, there were many shortcomings whi… More

We are disappointed and sorry to find that Dunowen House didn't live up to your expectations and surprised that you didn't flag any issues you had with the house during your stay. We are always on hand to rectify things and indeed came straight in to the house to adjust the heating and make sure everything was working properly. Wi-fi can be patchy in some areas of the house as the 18th century walls are so thick. As it is a self-catering stay that was booked, we are not providing a "hotel" service but do believe we go above and beyond what is normally provided to guests booking any self-catering vacation - welcome packs including homemade scones & jam, logs & coal for the fires, access to every amenity provided in the house for guests entertainment. Many thanks for the feedback, Kela & Stephen

3 Feb 2015


"Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow"

During our travels of Ireland, we go day by day and let places to lay our head find us. Did we get lucky finding Dunowen House! A magical place in the beautiful Irish countryside. When our host asked … More

What lovely comments! We are delighted that you chose to stay with us on your adventure around Ireland. We wish you the very best and hope we can sample your hospitality in your new Inn whenever we make a visit stateside. Safe travels, Kela & Stephen

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    Calendar last updated:04 May 2015

    Based in Ireland

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