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Historic Manor House Close To The Beach, sleeps up to 23

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Dunowen House in Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland - Exclusive West Cork 18th Century coastal hideaway with Rock & Roll cred.

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 as former home of Noel Redding, base guitarist with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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.

Dunowen House sleeps up to 18 but combine it with our Orchard Cottage and you can accommodate up to 23 guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Kela Hodgins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Kela Hodgins

We are Kela & Stephen Hodgins and together with our three children 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.

Kela Hodgins purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Kela Hodgins chose Ireland

Voted Best Places to Stay in Ireland, 2016 and 2017 by the prestigious McKenna's Guides.

Highest rated vacation rental in all of Ireland on Tripadvisor.

Exclusive, private hideaway yet relaxed and welcoming.

5 minutes stroll to one of Ireland's Top 10 Secret Beaches ( - Sands Cove

Right in the heart of West Cork, with its fantastic artisan food scene, music & arts, welcoming locals and wonderful coastal scenery.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.


County Cork Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • 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.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 18 Notes on bedrooms: 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: An additional weekly charge of 100 Euros is required as contribution towards cleaning, electricity and heating outside. Outside: 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. Utility Room: Second Fridge, Washing Machine, Dryer, Ironing Board and Iron. 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. Other: There is WIFI throughout the property.


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cork International
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Mountain House, Ardfield
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sands Cove
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

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


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.


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.


Rates & Availability

County Cork Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / NY 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jul 15 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
End Summer 2018
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

Booking Notes:
We require a €500 deposit with the balance payable approx 6 weeks before arrival.

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.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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