11 women stayed in the main house for 2 nights in Jan 2017 and we had an amazing time. The space in the house, the setting and the peace & quiet were just magical. All the bedrooms are decorated to the highest standard & so clean and fresh. We went for walks to the nearby coves/beaches and visited the nearby Clonakilty for a few groceries - the Supervalu is well equipped! We were able to come & go as we pleased & the owners supplied firewood for the 2 stoves which gave out great heat- you won't want to leave the house because it's so cosy. You would need a car to get around but if it's a quiet, relaxing get away with a group of friends you want this is definitely the place for you.
We stayed here for a family get together over Xmas and New Year. The house is fantastic. 6 large ensuite bedrooms, 2 large living areas with fireplaces and a kids room which worked really well for us as we had 3 toddlers! I would highly recommend staying here as a base for exploring Cork or just to relaxed in country home. Kela and Steven who live nearby were great hosts, thank you very much.
My family and I recently spent a weekend in Dunowen house to celebrate our wedding. We arrived the night before the ceremony to a warm welcoming atmosphere, log stoves burning and the scent of fresh scones baking in the kitchen. Even on a gloomy misty day the house looked amazing. The photos available online didn't do the house justice, as beautiful as they are. The rooms are all very generous in size and the decor is luxurious and unique to every room. We held a small ceremony in the gorgeous sitting room which was decorated for Christmas. It was extremely intimate and a bit magical. Every member of the family who stayed with us couldn't speak highly enough of their stay. We hired the Orchard cottage also. We had ample space for both families to interact and blend together. The night before the wedding we cooked dinner in the well equipped kitchen, my chef brother fell in love with the cooker! No shortage of serving dishes etc. We had lunch on the day catered for us by the owners of the house, the food was abundent and delicious. The only negative thought we had during our stay was disappointment that we hadn't booked to stay longer. I'm from County Cork originally so Dunowen house isn't a great distance from me. But if I ever have a family gathering again, or even a getaway with friends, I will definitely be heading to Dunowen. The comfort, space and privacy the house gives will only enhance any celebration or gathering.
Absolutely AMAZING, u need to experience it for yourself. Welcoming delicious homemade treats and blazing stoves. Such a yummy dinner made with love with fresh ingredients. The house is even more gorgeous than pictures. Short stroll to the beach. Beautiful unique rooms. Hope I get to return someday soon.
We arrived in the dark on a Friday night to a very warm welcome from Stephen and Kela, fires glowing and a warm and relaxing atmosphere that left you immediately at ease. The house itself looks wonderful on the website but the reality is even nicer. Fires we lit every day for us . We dined in on Friday night and had a lovely meal which was ordered in advance and beautifully prepared by Kela and Stephen. We did our own catering on Saturday night from delicious food sourced locally and cooked in the well equipped kitchen. Clonakilty itself is a pretty town, great to stroll around and stop at a traditional pub, the local supermarket , SuperValue is also work a visit with loads of local food. All in all everyone had a great weekend
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We were lucky enough to hold our wedding at Dunowen House last year. We rented the house for a long weekend and Kela and Stephen ensured that we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding weekend by being incredibly accommodating. The house itself is beautifully decorated throughout, each bedroom with it's own theme & so comfortable. Our families stayed with us and loved the house as much as we did and guests who arrived for the wedding day also commented on the beautiful house and location. If possible, I would return to Dunowen each year for a repeat weekend! Or even better, live there!!
Where to begin! From day one Kela and Stephen were amazing hosts! Always on hand to give ideas for activities etc they couldn't have done more!
The house itself was beautifully decorated and comfortable! The pictures don't do it justice! The fires were lit on arrival and the house was warm and toasty! Our warm scones on arrival were a lovely treat also! The bedrooms were beautiful and seriously comfortable making it hard to get up in the morning! All with en suits each room more spectacular than the other! Our three course meal that Kela and Stephen cooked and served blew us away it was amazing and delicious! I've never stayed in a hotel or house more relaxing and elegant! Thank you Kela and Stephen for making our weekend as incredible as possible! I can't thank you enough!!! We will be back!!!