Dunowen House in Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Luxury Historic Manor House Close To The Beach With 6 Bedrooms And 6 En-suite Ba

Exclusive West Cork 18th Century coastal hideaway with Rock & Roll cred. In-house chef available

Sleeps up to 18

  • Rates: (EUR)

    2200 - 2800WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Chateau
    • Sleeps:18 (6 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:8
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted


    Property description

    Dunowen House is a large luxury self catering property on 4 acres of mature gardens. All the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated in an elegant way but with a funky twist, befitting its unique Rock & Roll history.
    Located on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Dunowen House is an ideal base for extended families or groups of friends to get together, relax and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery surrounding the house.
    The house features a large music & memorabilia room, complete with musical instruments, a large library, DVDs & CDs - all available for our guests to enjoy during their stay.
    A fully equipped playroom, is ideal for younger guests, keeping them occupied no matter what the weather.
    The house has an open fireplace and a woodburning stove in the downstairs lounges and underfloor heating downstairs and in all the bathrooms.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with a king size bed and 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 with a king size bed
    Bedroom 3 with a super King size 4-poster bed
    Bedroom 4 with a king size bed and 1 single
    Bedroom 5 with a king size bed and 1 single
    Bedroom 6 with double bed and 1 single

    Bedrooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 have flat screen TV's and large ensuite bathrooms with huge baths and power showers. Bedroom 5 has an ensuite wet room with a power shower. All bathrooms have underfloor heating. Downstairs are two WCs.

    The kitchen is fully fitted and comes with a range cooker, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle.

    Utility Room:
    Second Fridge, Washing Machine, Dryer, Ironing Board and Iron.

    Living Rooms:
    Large Music Room, SKY TV, DVD player stereo, a large library of books and DVDs. This room features Noel Redding/Jimi Hendrix memorabilia
    Drawing Room is a very comfortable reading room with open fire and patio doors opening onto a large garden terrace.

    There is WIFI throughout the property.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and linens are included and an extra cleaning service can be provided.
    We also offer in-house catering services if required.

    Barbecue, Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, Telephone, TV.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Near ocean.

    Barbecue and 3 garden tables with seating for 18 people.
    Garden includes wooded areas, a fenced-off pond, large lawns and a walled orchard garden.

    Important notes on accommodation

    An additional weekly charge of 100 Euros is required as contribution towards cleaning, electricity and heating outside.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    No pricing information provided, please contact the owner

    Notes on prices
    We have weekend rates so please email for any other price enquiries.

    Changeover day
    The changeover day in July, August and Christmas/New Year is Saturday and during this time we will only rent the house on a weekly basis Saturday-Saturday. At all other times of the year we are flexible. Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 10 am.

    Booking notes
    We require a €500 deposit with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. We also require a 500 euro cash security deposit refundable 14 days after departure.


    Dunowen House in Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

    About the area

    Sands Cove beach is 500 yards away.
    Red Strand beach is 1 mile away.
    Inchydoney beach is 3 miles away.
    Long Strand beach is 3 miles away.

    Old Head links course in Kinsale is located 30 miles away.
    Dunmore golf course is 3 miles from Dunowen House.
    Lissaland golf course is 7 miles away.

    Special Interest Holidays
    As a skilled cook, Kela can provide tailored cooking classes to guests, including kids cookery lessons.

    How to get there
    Cork Airport is about 45 miles from Dunowen House and car hire is essential.
    Dublin is just under 3.5 hours drive.

    Ardfield village is 1 mile away and Clonakilty is 5 miles away. Cork city - 50 miles.

    Further Details
    If it is an active holiday you are seeking West Cork is the place to come. Surfing, windsurfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, diving, horse riding, bird and whale watching are all activities that are very close. Clonakilty has a thriving music scene and if its live music you are looking for you will be spoiled for choice.
    We can arrange to cook an evening meal or b-bque or if its pure relaxation you require.

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    About the Owner

    We are Kela & Stephen Hodgins and together with our three children, dachsund live at Dunowen House, having recently given up hectic lives in Dublin to "live the dream" in this idyllic part of West Cork.
    We count ourselves extraordinarily lucky to own this fabulous historic house and are delighted to be able to welcome guests from far and wide to share its unique charm.
    We live in a separate house on the grounds of Dunowen and are at your service throughout your vacation if you need catering services or advice on where and what to do in West Cork. The house is also well equipped for children with plenty of toys, books, games and bikes
    From Summer 2014 we hope to have the walled garden up and running with fresh fruit, vegetables and free range eggs, which will be available for guests.

    Year property purchased: 2013

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Dunowen House is a really peaceful place. It is secluded yet has the advantage of being close to town. The house itself is beautiful and has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard. But it is also a house with a laid back vibe and whilst it is beautiful inside it isn't stuffy. As a keen cook and gardener, Kela is available to provide catering services or cooking lessons as an optional extra - why not learn how to baker traditional Irish breads and cakes while here or dishes using the freshest local ingredients. The private cove at the end of the lane is ideal for exploring, kayaking or just relaxing with a book and the sound of the waves.

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