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“Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy are delightful hosts!”
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Duvane House
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“Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy are delightful hosts!”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

The Duvane House is a lovely home and located in the delightful heritage town of Clonakilty. We felt welcome and comfortable from the moment we walked in the door.Noreen is eager to help with suggestions of what to see in West Cork to make sure your visit is memorable. Breakfast is served in a lovely dining room of the farm house that glistens with crystal in the china cabinets. Noreen's homemade jam, marmalade and honey (from her hives) made breakfast even more delicious.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

We only stayed for 1 night at Duvane House in Clonakilty, a shame as our stay was very enjoyable. Noreen was very welcoming and we were allowed to pick our room as we were the only guests staying. The Irish breakfast the next day was just what we needed. There was also home made muesli, fresh fruit and honey from the farm's beehive. The reason why we picked a B&B is because the local hotels are quite expensive. No regrets and can highly recommend Duvane House. The room had a lovely decor and large brass bed. With the delicous breakfast and warm hospitality, we couldn't have wished for a better place to stay in Clonakilty.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2007

Having been advised to go to West Cork, we arrived in Clonakilty on a sunny afternoon, and began looking for accommodation. First try was
with the Tourist information Office, and the result was a room at Duvane Farm. Lucky old us! It wasn't difficult to find, although the N71 to Skibbereen is quite a busy road, so you need to be careful when turning into & out of the farm.

We were greeted by Noreen McCarthy, and as we moved our bags upstairs
she rustled up tea and biscuits, and then sat and told us about the farm and the area. Duvane Farm is no longer a fully working farm, because Noreen and her husband, Rensie, have semi-retired, but there are horses, dogs, cats, some hens and peacocks about the place, plus Noreen's bees, from which she gets the honey you eat at breakfast.
Our room was big, with furniture to match, and an enormous brass bedstead. There were tea/coffeee facilities, and the ubiquitous TV in the room. The only quibble we had was that the bathroom was a bit small, but its an old house, not built as a B&B, so allowances must be made.

Breakfast was taken in a lovely dining-room, which seemed to prompt conversation between the guests, and the food was very good, with plenty of choice. There was loads of space for parking, and, despite being close to the N71, there was little noise. We explored the region, going to Baltimore and the Mizen Head, and were struck by the beauty of the area. Closer to Clonakilty are the beaches at Inchydoney, but its very well known, and thus very busy. When we went to look at it the weather was sunny & warm, and everyone and their friends were there. The roads are narrow, parking is haphazard,
and the presence of a tour-bus (getting stuck) made us leave rather quickly! There are plenty of other places within a few miles, however, so the best thing is to explore the lanes and find tranquillity. Another place of interest is Lough Hine (or Ine), near Baltimore, which is a unique sea-lough. When we went there, a chap was selling ice-cream cornets which were delicious, and great value! We'd happily direct any traveller to stay with Noreen & Rensie McCarthy, who have the happy knack of making you feel as though you've known them for years.

  • Liked — Period charm
  • Disliked — Small bathroom/shower (Wasn't THAT bad!)
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Duvane House
Address: Ballyduvane, Clonakilty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Clonakilty
Hotel Class:4 star — Duvane House 4*
Number of rooms: 6

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