Had an incredible stay at this house, which is absolutely 5 star, it was perfect for a hen party which consisted of friends and family. Each of the bedrooms had amazing en suites which are like toilets at a spa resort, the attention to detail in the decorating of the property is incredible.
Kela and Stephen themselves served up an onsite catered 3 course meal which was restaurant quality- if not better. Was blown away by their service and attention.
The ground look amazing, unfortunately the weather stopped us from exploring the gardens, but we were not disheartened to stay inside!
cannot recommend it enough, cant wait to go back!
After a long travel from Donegal, it was a delight to arrive at Orchard Cottage. Beautiful destination, so peaceful and tranquil. The cottage is perfect for a peaceful getaway with beautiful gardens and surroundings. Was beautiful to sit in the garden under the starry sky...many thanks
Dunowen house is a home from home on a grand scale, with each room tastefully decorated in a luxurious but comfortable way.
We were a family of 18 who love family dining, sitting together to chat over breakfast and BBQs - yet there is plenty of space to escape and enjoy the silence of the garden or just chill and read a book.
The beaches are deserted and perfect for swimming.
Clonakilty is lively but charming, with lots of excellent restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.
A music lovers paradise!
We'll be back I am sure.
I'm being silly quoting Mary Poppins, but Dunowen House and cottage are that perfect. This was the second stay here for our group and it was every bit as lovely as the first. It is such an elegant yet warm property. Dignified, yet homey, it truly has a personality of it's own.
It was so much fun again to travel out during the day, but look so forward to going back "home" in the evenings.
The location is an idyllic country setting, just a short walk to the beach, but close enough to town, shops, restaurants, and pubs if you *have to* go out.
Kela and Steve have done such a wonderful job that it's tempting to try to keep this place a secret, but that wouldn't be fair. ;)
Our third stay is already on the books. Can't wait!!!
Once again we had a wonderful stay at Dunowen House! It was a return trip for most of our group of 18 and was just as enjoyable as two years ago. Dunowen House is spacious and cozy at the same time. It’s large enough that we could all sit together for a meal, yet it still has plenty of quiet areas to sit and read. The grounds looked especially pretty this year. We visited new-to-us destinations (Mizen Head is breathtaking) and returned to some favorites (An Sugan Restaurant to name just one) yet still have some new ideas for our next trip. The Ardfield Summer Festival and the music scene in Clonakilty were two of the highlights of our trip. Staying at nearby Dunowen House made popping in and out of town easy. It was so nice to go 'home' to Dunowen House after exploring southwest Cork every day. Thank-you Kela and Steve for being fabulous hosts!