|Property type||chateau / country house|
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.
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.
Kela Hodgins purchased this chateau / country house in 2013
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.
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.
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.