Dunworley House is a special place. A beautiful, spacious 6 bedroom house by the beach, ideal for family get-togethers.

The perfect location from which to explore West Cork. Breathtakingly fresh sea air, stunning sandy beaches, comfortable beds & roaring fires. Magnificent views of the sea and spectacular walks surround the property on every side. Dunworley is thrillingly remote but only 20 mins from the bustling musical town of Clonakilty.There is very good internet through out the house.

Neighbourhood description

This thrillingly remote retreat offers all the bonuses of an ‘off-grid hideaway’ but the very good internet is ideal for ‘working from home’. It is  within easy reach of a range of West Cork’s vibrant, bustling towns and villages, from musical Clonakilty to historic Kinsale and beyond…

Dunworley Bay sits on a rugged and enchanting stretch of Atlantic coast known as the Seven Heads. So if you love long, beautiful walks along headlands, exploring ring forts and watch towers or climbing along rocky coastline discovering untouched coves and beaches- this is heaven!
The areas offers a range of activities from cycling, to riding and all kinds of water sports. We love surfing, kayaking, rock jumping, swimming and body-boarding at Dunworley Beach- all year round if you’re brave!

The sands are washed clean by the lovely unpolluted sea every day, the air is fresh, and we get no light pollution… so you can enjoy undisturbed views of the incredible canopy of stars on night time wanders.

Clean, unpolluted sea & air means on clear, dark nights in July, August & September, bioluminescent plankton light up the waves like bursts of fireworks. Phosphorescence!

Friends you might meet along your way include seals, sea otters, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and sometimes even whales!

If you would like to adventure away from Dunworley, there is no shortage of things to do…

West Cork is renowned for its artisan food and there are scores of fantastic, award winning, restaurants nearby, some of the best of them are within a 10-20 minute drive. We have four Michellin starred restaurants in Cork county!

We are within easy reach of many of Cork’s famed golf courses such as the internationally renowned ‘Old Head of Kinsale’.

If you like horses, you can go to the races or can hire ponies to trek along the beaches.

Check out nearby Kinsale or Glandore for sailing, or Courtmacsherry for deep-sea fishing and whale watching trips.

The lovely Blarney castle is only an hour away, where you can kiss the stone and be blessed with the gift of the gab, or just wander in the beautiful grounds and have tea in the cafe.

Ancient Drombeg stone circle (3000 BC.) is 45 minutes away, pre-dating Stonehenge it’s well worth checking out!

For anyone with an interest in gardening, Bantry House and Gardens and Garnish Island (designed by Richard’s Great Uncle) are beautifully landscaped and not to be missed.

West Cork has gained a reputation internationally for its friendly people, relaxed attitude, charming villages, fantastic restaurants, pubs, and live music venues.

For those with an interest in the history of Ireland’s most beloved drink, Middleton distillery (set up by Richard’s ancestors) is within striking distance, where you can sample whiskey to your heart’s content!

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  • Essentials
  • Cooking basics
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Bath
  • Hot water
  • Shampoo
  • Bed linen
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Barbecue utensils
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Free parking on premises
  • Free on-street parking
  • Breakfast
  • Long-term stays allowed

Getting around

  • The postcode (P72W286 ) will get you here with out a problem.
  • You will need a car to get about as we are in the countryside and there isn’t public transport.
  • There are also very good local taxi drivers available who we can put you in touch with.
  • Cork Airport: 50 mins
  • Cork City: 1 hour
  • Clonakilty: 20 mins
  • Barryroe: 5 mins (nearest shop)
  • Timoleague: 10 mins
  • Skibbereen: 40 mins
  • Bantry: 1 hour 10 mins

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Katie Bahadur
Katie Bahadur
15:38 08 Mar 20
Had the most fantastic weekend away with a group of old friends here- loads of space to hang out and comfy armchairs... for fireside board games in the evenings. Right on the sea and amazing homegrown and cooked food from Gilly !read more
caitlin ruth
caitlin ruth
12:28 04 Mar 20
We have rented Dunworley house on two separate occasions. The big house is the perfect place for a family reunion,... luxurious couches in the giant drawing room, complete with roaring fire, large windows and high ceilings- Gorgeous bedrooms with comfortable beds, and the fantastic conservatory which had plenty of room for our large group for dinner, with grapevines growing overhead and lights twinkling. There’s a large, professional cooker in the kitchen, which makes it easier to cook for a big group. Do yourself a favour and ask the hosts (Gilly and Richard) to cook for you for a night- Gilly’s a wonderful cook, and uses produce from her organic garden. We had the most incredible birthday dinner served to us in the conservatory. I can’t say enough about what a perfect place Dunworley house is (did I mention that the beach is a stone’s throw away?)and we will definitely be renting it again!read more
Iseult Law
Iseult Law
11:04 04 Mar 20
Had the dreamiest stay here , with walks down to the beach . And fresh eggs from the chickens , and tasty homemade jams... !read more
Erica Gurnee
Erica Gurnee
10:01 04 Mar 20
Had the most amazing stay at Dunworley. Just a minute walk from the beach, beautiful breathtaking views and the hosts... were incredibly welcoming. I can’t wait to come back again.read more
Katie Gurnee
Katie Gurnee
09:45 04 Mar 20
The perfect escape in West Cork! Incredibly sweet owners and located in the most picturesque countryside. A must visit!
Gilly Murphy
Gilly Murphy
09:36 18 Feb 20
Dunworley cottage and Dunworley Beach are wonderful, special places!
Ryan Bergamo
Ryan Bergamo
01:06 01 Jan 20
Owners are charming and accommodating. Beautiful walk on the beach with cliffs. Short drive to nearby towns. Would... absolutely stay here again and would recommend to friends.read more
Robert Burke
Robert Burke
19:02 26 Jun 19
Great people and wonderful accommodations.
Dick Davies
Dick Davies
09:02 12 Jun 19
Beautiful quiet cottage type accommodation. Very comfortable, and easy walking to the local beach.
Robert Burke
Robert Burke
20:06 18 Apr 19
This is a great place quite comfortable, a short walk or drive from the clifts and beach plus a ruins on property.
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