With a couple of long weekends coming up, why not try something new, and embrace the outdoors with a spot of glamping?
If you love getting outdoors but don’t want to forego your comfy bed, then glamping is definitely for you! Enjoy all the best that the great outdoors has to offer, without compromising your luxuries.
Here you’ll find some of the best glamping spots in the country – the only hard part will be deciding on which one you want to visit first!
If you’re reluctant to give glamping a whirl, than look no further than Teapot Lane in Sligo. This dedicated site has a range of options for sleeping; from vintage caravans to yurts. It even has a spa on site where you can treat yourself to some holistic therapies, a well deserved message or some super relaxing reflexology. Just don’t forget to book your treatments ahead of your stay to avoid any disappointment. You can read the full list spa treatments here.
It’s also very popular location for hen/stag parties and they’ll arrange for a DJ or musicians to play for you and your guests, so you can party into the wee hours.
A relatively new addition to the Irish glamping landscape, Glamping Under the Stars in County Laois opens from May to September, although you may also see them popping up at some festivals around the country. The predominantly self-catering site, also has a BBQ and a pizza oven so you can try something a little different come dinner time.
Lay your head in one of the very luxurious bell tents or alternatively, try ‘Old Rosie’ – the horse drawn caravan. It makes for the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.
It’s no secret that Galway is one of the best spots in Ireland for a weekend away and this fab little village of eco-huts, bell tents, huts and B&B rooms will definitely make the trip worthwhile. It’s close proximity to the beautiful Portumna Forest Park, makes it the perfect spot for those who seek cycling or picturesque walks in the countryside. Oh, and if you’re travelling with young kids, you can avail of their on-site babysitting facilities. It’s a win-win!
Located on the shores of Lough Derg, you’ll be spoiled for choice with water activities too.
Whether you’re a single traveller, or travelling with a group or your family, the guys over at Rock Farm have the perfect spot for you in their eco-village. One thing is for sure, you certainly won’t be bored as there are tons of activities available in the local area – from kayaking and rafting to ‘recreational tree climbing’.
They host food festivals during the year, as well as weddings and events, so there’s always an excuse to visit!
The guys over at Dromquinna put into words, exactly how we feel when we think about glamping: “when was the last time that you did something for the first time?”. This gorgeous site is a seriously luxe introduction to glamping, with their custom-made tents, designed by safari tent experts in India.
You’ll also get a fully-sprung, king size mattress and cotton linen: talk about luxury, right? Unwind in the reading room or games room on-site if you’re looking for some light entertainment.
We’d be more than happy sitting back and taking in the view for a few hours, though!
Which one is your favourite?