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129 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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Doree7
Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Fabulous house, great experience!!”
Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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 the ideal location for a big group or party. We had dinner on the first night which was lovely and so convenient when arriving down late. Kela and Stephen were great hosts! Would recommend this house to anyone, will definitely be back.

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Liked best: House decor was amazing, made the stay very special and comfortable!
Liked least: No phone access was a bit inconvenient but not the worst
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
22 Mar 2015
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
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NariekYel...
Killarney, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“An idyllic retreat”
Reviewed 18 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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 house is ideal for a family getaway. I booked rooms for my wifes birthday and her parents joined us for the duration.
Kela and Stephen are fantastic hosts, not only do they open their house/home to guests but make you feel part of their family.
On arrival we enjoyed the welcoming log burning stove in the Noel Redding music room where we were treated to the home baking. And this continued to the breakfast where home baking adds to the hearty breakfast.
Our rooms were luxurious and spacious, with modern meeting old and sometimes quirky with baths on display in the bedrooms.
Close to many beaches and the town of Clonakilty, I'm only sorry our stay was not longer. We hope to return in the near future.

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Liked best: The homeliness
Liked least: Nothing to fault except the shortness of our stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
20 Mar 2015
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
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jeanne w
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“5 Star Luxury”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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 amazing free standing baths in the bedrooms. The hosts were very hospitable and we organised a catered meal for 15 one night which was delicious. They also helped us organise a bus to take us into Clon on the other night. On the day we were leaving everyone was agreed we wished we had a least another day if not the full week to relax and enjoy the house and grounds. I would definately recommend this house for families, groups of friends for any occassion or just a relaxing break. We are trying to think of an excuse to go back again soon!

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Liked best: the luxurious decor and bathrooms/baths, the meal we had catered was so tasty
Liked least: it was a litttle difficult to see the signs for the house in the dark!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
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
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corkerIre...
Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“A Very Special Place”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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 were in constant email contact to ensure our plans went well. The rooms are luxurious and very special, of course it's links with the music industry makes it all very unique. There were plenty of towels and bed linen available. It's proximity to the sea makes it a wonderful place to retreat to and explore the coastline, search for wildlife or just get away from it all. The house is so spacious that everyone (even in a large group) can find an area to relax in without being cramped in any way. There are six en-suite bedrooms, two sitting rooms, a well resourced playroom with books and toys suitable for all ages, a library filled with memorabilia, music and a wide selection of reading materials, an outdoor seating area, a well-equipped dining room and kitchen. We felt comfortable and relaxed during our memorable stay, it was a very special few days and we will definitely return.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words. We would be delighted to welcome you back again anytime. Kindest regards, Kela & Stephen
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76paula
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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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 large dining room was great for us as we ate there for every meal. The kitchen had all you needed and great space and facilities to cook for our large group.
There was even a fully stocked toy room for the children!

The owners meet us on arrival and were around if needed throughout the stay. They left a lovely welcome pack for us on arrival home made scones, jam, bread, tea, coffee and milk.

The rooms with the fabulous baths were luxury.

It was a great few days and lovely for all of us to be able to stay in the one house.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2015
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
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