L’amour est dans l’air! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the language of love is in the air. If you’re a romantic at heart, treat the one you love and escape to a hidden, romantic corner of Ireland this Valentine’s Day. Pack a bottle of ‘plonk’ and experience a glamping holiday to remember forever. Let Glamping in Ireland show you how!
Do you like the idea of sipping prosecco in the hot tub? Or catching a glimpse of a shooting star from the comfort of your own bed? Perhaps romantic walks and artisan coffee shops are more your thing? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this special Valentine’s Day Glamping in Ireland blog is the one for you.
We have gathered five recommended glamping stays for this Valentine’s weekend of love – or let’s be honest, maybe just a weekend away from the ‘little ones’ with some peace! Get ready to step into relaxation mode with these 5 Valentine’s Day Glamping ideas for 2022.
1. Burrenmore Nest - County Derry / Londonderry
Burrenmore Nest is a tranquil, treetop lodge in Castlerock, Northern Ireland. A short jaunt from the picturesque coastline, surrounded by natural forest; this unique glampsite will make you feel all types of fuzz this Valentine’s Day! Burrenmore Nest has a lot to offer guests including:
● A private outdoor whirlpool bath for two with 20 hydrotherapy massage jets, chromotherapy LED mood lighting and an in-line heater,
● King-sized beds with blackout blinds so no early morning room invaders,
● Stunning reclaimed wood interiors with Toronto dining room chairs to sit back and relax with a glass of your choice,
● Advanced skirting radiator heating with Wifi thermostat to raise the temperature,
● Ensuite waterfall shower room with Voya toiletries, fluffy robes and two-tone touchscreen backlit mirror,
● And last but not least… a built-in home-cinema projector, providing an equivalent to a 120″ viewing screen. Simply connect to your device, put on your favourite rom-com, grab the popcorn and snuggle in!
If you feel like cooking up a romantic meal for two, then you are in luck! Inside your treetop hideaway, you will find your own fully equipped kitchenette with an electric hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, kettle, cafetière, toaster, cooking implements, tableware, tea and coffee. What else could you need from one of Ireland’s most unique glamping accommodations? After a comfortable and peaceful night’s sleep, wake to birdsong and enjoy a complimentary breakfast basket provided by the super-friendly glampsite owners.
Tiptoe out of your treetop lodge at Burrenmore Nest and find yourself exploring the 82 hectares of forest surrounding the site. With Lion’s Gate entrance to Mussenden Temple only a 7-minute walk away, there is plenty to be seen. On your day of exploration, there are lots of things to do outside of the glampsite, and on good authority, we can highly recommend a visit to Al’s Coffee Hut at Mussenden Temple. Grab a quick ‘caffeine kick’ for a burst of energy before you set off to explore the 100 acres of National Trust estate which is free to public access. Make sure to check out the Downhill Demense, the Black Glen and maintained gardens at Bishop’s Gate.
Take a romantic walk or drive to nearby beaches, Downhill and Benone Strand; and enjoy miles of sweeping sandy beach, or step into Castlerock town for delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks. Or for those wishing to take a dip in the sea, grab a boogie board and have a go at riding waves in the frothing surf.
There’s no question as to why we had to include Burrenmore Nest in our list of Valentine’s Day Glamping Accommodations in Ireland – we’re checking dates for ourselves as we speak!
2. Lisnabrague Lodge - The Fox’s Den, County Down
These glamping pods by Lisnabrague Lodge are the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day. The Fox’s Den sleeps up to four people if you love those ‘kiddos’ enough to take them with you! These pods have a cosy interior and a waterfront view of Lough Shark. Picture you and your boo out on your own private patio area, breathing in the fresh countryside air – now isn’t that romantic!
On your doorstep, you can avail of all of the wonderful amenities on offer including a rejuvenating hot tub, your own fire pit and a locally stocked grocery store just a short drive away. Don’t forget to pack marshmallows for toasting!
Locally you can pay a visit to Tayto Castle and find out how they make their delicious crisps, a much-loved potato snack enjoyed by many across Ireland for the last 60 years and growing? The legendary castle is a 10-minute walk from the glampsite or a 3-minute car drive away. If you enjoy cycling or walking, the towpath from Newry to Portadown is just on the other side of the lake and it’s begging you to come and explore.
Interested in some high street and designer shopping whilst on holiday? The Boulevard of Banbridge is just a short drive away and they usually offer up to 30-70% off RRP – a perfect excuse to grab a bargain buy.
Other activities close to The Fox’s Den, Banbridge include:
- Taking a pottery class at Mount Ida Pottery to make a keepsake that your nearest and dearest will cherish forever,
- Discovering the local art and frequent exhibitions at F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio,
- Enjoy a quiet stroll along the historic Loughbrickland Trail of Whyte’s Estate,
- Having fun with the kids at Solitude Play Park,
- Visiting the ancient Legananny Dolmen and taking in beautiful panoramic views of Co. Down.
This unique glamping stay at Lisnabrague Lodge also offers a dog-friendly pet policy, so you can bring your furry four-legged friend along for the adventure too. Now that’s real love!
During your stay we are certain that you will be encapsulated by all of the thriving wildlife surrounding the pods; rabbits and hares are often spotted running around the lakes and woodlands, while fish can be seen dappling the surface in the beautiful Lough Shark. There is a lot for everyone at Lisnabrague Lodge, The Fox’s Den, Banbridge, County Down.
3. The Wild Rooms - County Wexford
Get a front-row ticket to nature when you stay at The Wild Rooms in County Wexford. Tucked away on the long extinct volcanic Tara’s Hill, each of the modern lodges is purposefully built and orientated towards the uninterrupted views of the wild rolling seas, star-filled skies and blissful sunsets of Ireland, which you can take in all from the comfort of your own king-sized bed. A perfect romantic escape this Valentine’s Day.
The Wild Rooms is a highly secluded glampsite, with their luxury cabins being only accessible by private pathways so you will certainly feel like you have drifted off the beaten track and into serenity.
Inside the Nordic style glamping lodges, The Wild Rooms offer an abundance of amenities to help make your stay extra special, including:
- Private sea views
- Private outdoor area
- Private bathroom
- Internal and external showers
- Upholstered interior window seats
- Outdoor seating area
- High-speed internet
- Access to the on-site fitness centre
- Access to outside relaxation areas
- On-site secure parking
- Taxi services
Outside of your Wild Room, you are invited to explore the grounds of Tara Hill Estate. You and your partner can choose between losing yourselves in a forest walk to, see where the journey takes you; or going for a dip into the cool water and experiencing nature’s finest refreshment. Of course, there is plenty of time to do both during your stay plus a whole lot more.
Seafield Spa & Pool is only a 6-minute drive away from the glampsite where you can indulge in a moment of ultimate relaxation with one of their highly-rated treatments. Or have a delicious dinner date at Katie Daly’s Bar and Restaurant, 10-minutes away from The Wild Rooms by taxi.
Did you know that Tara’s Hill is a landmark in Ireland’s Ancient East? The House of Tara’s Hill was once a place of refuge for the rescued sailors of the Ullswater shipwreck which occurred off the Ballymoney shoreline in 1868.
The Wild Rooms at Tara’s Hill Estate welcomes you to its 10 acres of rural escape and relaxation. A place where old, traditional stone buildings, meet modern, sustainable design to create a memorable and unique stay in the South East of Ireland. Now that’s a Valentine’s Day stay they will remember!
4. Killarney Glamping - County Kerry
Next up on our list of 5 Unique Valentines Glamping Stays in Ireland, is Killarney Glamping at The Grove. This unique glampsite provides couples with a truly unique, romantic holiday with an emphasis on privacy and relaxation. Offering couples-only accommodation in Irelands luscious South West countryside.
The Romantic Glamping Suite and Orchard Suite bedrooms reside under cotton canvas, each with an all-weather solid roof, which was built and completely designed by the owners in Killarney; with Irish weather in mind. The interiors of the bespoke glamping suites are complete with a comfortable double bed, luxury linen, shabby-chic furniture, heating, cosy coir carpet and electricity to provide a safe, comfortable haven whatever the weather.
Take in the meadow views with your special someone on your private decked front patio. To the side, you will find your own sheltered private kitchen which provides the perfect opportunity to show off your cooking skills with your partner in crime. The owners are even so kind as to supply you with a BBQ and marshmallows for your stay! Take your own biscuits and chocolate for a s’mores feast.
Don’t worry if cooking in your romantic glamping suite doesn’t take your fancy. There are plenty of nearby restaurants that will deliver their food to you. Go on, spoil yourselves!
Though we urge you to muster up some energy to explore the rolling meadow hills. From the very steps of your stay, you can meander right down to the banks of the River Flesk for a picture-perfect Valentines moment between you and your partner, surrounded by scenic views of the stunning Kerry Mountains. And if you want to go a little further afield, Killarney Town and Killarney National Park are less than a mile from this romantic self-catering getaway.
If you are seeking a private, romantic and relaxing destination to celebrate Valentines, then Killarney Glamping is the perfect place for you.
5. The Wild Atlantic Bus - County Galway
What was once a double-decker school bus working the busy streets of London, is now a luxury glamping accommodation stay in County Galway. The wonders of unique glampsites never cease to amaze us! With all the attributes of a classy hotel, the Wild Atlantic Bus is a perfect unique stay for Valentine’s Day 2022.
Richard, the owner of the Wild Atlantic Bus, had converted many VW Campervans in his life but took his skillset to the next level when he took on his biggest project yet. When he first met the 28 year old double-decker bus, Richard decided it was the one and he successfully turned it into a wonderfully unique holiday and accommodation experience for friends, couples and families from around the world.
Inside the bus, you will be pleasantly surprised by the space, fittings and exceptional comfort provided. Downstairs amenities include:
- A fitted kitchen with Belfast sink
- Toilet and shower room (it’s small, but acceptable!)
- Wraparound cushioned seating area
- 7KW wood-burning stove
- Underseat storage
- Convertible beds
- Curtains for privacy
“I don’t know about you, but I always liked sitting upstairs and at the front of the bus.” Well, in the Wild Atlantic Bus, you and your partner can cuddle up here too! Upstairs includes a luxurious fitted double bed, mezzanine floor overlooking the kitchen, private seating area, convertible day bed for guests or children and extra curtains for privacy.
Surrounded by its own garden, outside of the Wild Atlantic Bus also features a fire pit, a seated decking area, and an outdoor cabin for coats and wellington boots. Something that makes this stay extra unique is the outdoor shower. Specifically designed to give you the experience of showering in nature, but with complete privacy (aside from the occasional cow in the field). The outdoor shower has three windows overlooking the countryside, a fern stone floor and a cedar wood interior which offers a fabulous aroma when wet – shower here to awaken your senses day or night!
The Wild Atlantic Bus is located on the outskirts of Oughterard, County Galway in the heart of nature near Richard’s country cottage and only a 5-minute walk down a picturesque country lane to the famous Lough Corrib, one of the last remaining native brown trout lakes in Europe.
Oughterard, the local town; is well known as the gateway to Connemara which forms a major part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the largest coastal route in Europe. On the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Bus, you have an abundance of beautiful and scenic walks to embark upon with your significant other.
Discover the many shops in the town, enjoy the lively pubs with traditional Irish music, a pint of Guinness is optional (but highly recommended), and explore the great range of restaurants and places to eat in Oughterard, just a 5-minute drive or a 20-minute walk away. Or travel further into Galway City for a romantic night on the town. A must-stay for a unique glamping Valentine’s Day experience.
We hope this round up of 5 Valentine’s Glamping Stays in Ireland has helped you to choose somewhere new, exciting and unique for your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
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