5 Incredible Irish Glamping Spots To Check Out For Your Next Staycation

As 2020 is the year of staycations, Denise Curtin is looking at one of this season's most popular choices - luxury glamping.

 

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Yes, we had to painfully wave goodbye to a summer of festivals this year *sobs*, but that doesn’t mean that camping in style is off the cards too, in fact, it’s on the rise. With a limit on our current travel options there really has never been a better time to explore Ireland thanks to these incredible holiday hotspots.

From swanky tents to seriously plush cabins, here’s Denise’s top picks from around the country.

FERMANAGH

Finn Lough

 

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If you’ve ever dreamed about sleeping under the stars but without the baltic Irish weather and chances of rain, then Finn Lough’s bubble pods will ensure you achieve your dreams will remaining cosy and warm. These secluded one-of-a-kind bubble bedrooms offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in nature with 180° transparent walls while they chill out in their own private bedroom.

Equipped with a bathroom, four poster bed, cute furniture and the ability to get brekkie delivered straight to pod, Finn Lough is the perfect couple’s retreat for those who want to mix luxury with the outdoors.

 

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Not only that, but the resort also has an incredible spa that features a two-hour self-guided trail,  including private time in Finn Lough’s outdoor hot tub situated on the lakefront. I mean, talk about paradise.

Prices for a one night stay start at around £245 based on two people sharing. You can check out more information and availability on finnlough.com

CAVAN

CABÜ By The Lakes

 

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A new staycation contender, opening their doors in July of this year, CABÜ By The Lakes in Cavan, a sibling to CABÜ By The Sea in Kent, is a destination that’s going be seriously sought after and heavily snapped on Instagram in the coming year. I’d know because I’ve just recently returned home from a trip there and I’m already itching to go back.

Situated in Killykeen Forest Park, each log cabin is kitted out to the max with a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, outdoor BBQ area and divine bedroom which includes a bathtub for an evening soak. The perfect remedy after a day spent paddle boarding, canoeing or bike riding around CABÜ, Lough Oughter and the surrounding forests.

 

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In the evening, relax and unwind at the CABÜ Sitooterie – a chill out area where you can eat, drink, warm up by the fire and explore the resort’s adorable little essentials shop, CABÜ Corner.

Bookings currently start with a minimum of a three night stay and prices vary depending on the cabin you choose and the amount of people looking to stay. For more information and a price guide visit cabu.co.uk

KERRY

Dromquinna Manor

 

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Now, we couldn’t do a staycation roundup without including The Kingdom. A popular tourist destination all year round and there’s no surprise as to why. From incredible mountain hikes to beautiful beaches, copious award-winning spots for grub and pints to being the home of Ireland’s most famous dolphin, Kerry is always a good shout. But if you’ve done Killarney and Dingle, make Kenmare your next port of call.

Located just a six minute drive outside of Kenmare town is the luxurious 19th century Dromquinna Manor. Playing as backdrop to your VIP glamping experience, Dromquinna pulls out all the stops to ensure your stay feels five star. Each custom made tent features its own private veranda and decking, outdoor furniture to take in the magnificent views and a bedroom that’s fitted like a glam hotel, featuring a trunk log bed, king size mattress and crisp linen. Yep, no blown-up Electric Picnic camping beds here, we’ve moved on and we’re classy now.

 

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Now, if you want to take your stay up another notch, you can book the manor’s exclusive Hideaway tent. With its own garden, a little perch overlooking Kenmare Bay and a room decked out with antiques and a private bathroom, you’d be sure to give any celeb a run for their money in the glamping stakes.

To make a reservation, you can call Dromquinna Manor on 064 6642888 or check out their website for more information dromquinnamanor.com

Alternative option – As you’re spoiled for choice in Kerry, why not make a weekend out of it and also check out Killarney Glamping At The Grove. Less than a 40 minute drive from Kenmare, this glamping destination has romantic suites and lodges open all year round. More information see Killarneyglamping.com

KILKENNY

Legan Castle Farmhouse

 

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If you’ve been eyeing up potential staycations by having a snoop to see where others are off to on the ‘gram, firstly, join the club and secondly, did you feel influenced after seeing Derry model Joanna Cooper and her Irish rugby beau Conor Murray’s recent stay at Legan Castle Farmhouse? Because we did.

Located in Thomastown Co Kilkenny, Legan Castle Farmhouse and the remaining ruins of the 16th century Legan Castle (which is listed as a monument of Ireland) will have you feeling rich in culture as well as refreshed and rejuvenated after a stay here. From roaming the grounds to diving into one of the farmhouse’s delicious grazing boxes, something which has also become a welcomed craze in recent times, Legan Castle Farmhouse is not only dishing out picture perfect food, but they also know how to pitch a beautiful tent. Kitted out with cute string lights, luxury linen, a roaring camp fire and most importantly, s’mores, Legan Castle Farmhouse creates a fairytale stay for guests.

 

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It’s also important to note that due to the farmhouse’s intimate glamping setting and limited number of tents, bookings do fill up fast. To enquire about available dates, you can contact the team by emailing info@legancastle.ie

CORK

Rent A Bell Tent

 

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Lastly, instead of visiting a glamping destination, why not create your own… with professional help of course. That’s where Rent A Bell Tent come into play, offering you the chance to turn your back garden into a sleepover paradise. Rent A Bell Tent offer a drop and collect service in Cork, providing high quality tents directly to your door. Not only that, but their skilled team will assemble and take down your tent after you’re finished with it – the dream.

The tents also sleep up to six adults meaning they’re ideal for girlie nights and home festivals. For more information or to book a tent in Cork, email info@rentabelltent.ie

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