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Glamping Ireland: Top 17 Unique Stays on Airbnb

Now that lockdown has been lifted, I am starting to plan my staycations for the next few months. I can’t wait to get over to Ireland and explore. Glamping in Ireland is one of the best ways to explore this magical county, so I have pulled together my favourite spots for glamping in Ireland.

Airbnb is one of my favourite ways to explore a new destination and most of the stays on Airbnb have the most stunning interiors and creative decor, as well as rivalling many hotels and hostels on service and location.

But heading off on an epic adventure doesn’t have to be pricey, and instead, you can combine freedom, nature and a unique stay through using Airbnb. I love arriving at a stay which is unique, as it leaves you feeling like you are experiencing something that isn’t on offer to everyone.

Whether it’s a countryside retreat, self-catered cottage, canal boat, log cabin in the woods, shepherd’s hut or a treehouse in the mountains, Airbnb offers travellers something a bit more unusual.

So whether you fancy glamping in Northern Ireland, glamping in Wicklow, glamping in Donegal, glamping in Cork, glamping in Kerry, glamping in Galway or glamping in Fermanagh, keep reading for lots of suggestions. 

I have rounded up the best 17 unique stays on Airbnb for glamping in Ireland.

 

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the hideout two ireland glamping

Sleep: 2

Beautiful treehouse with amazing views as seen on RTÉ’s “The Big DIY Challenge”. Enjoy a hilltop sunset over southern Ireland or watch a rainstorm pass over the fields from an elevated cozy site. Light a romantic fire in the woodstove and enjoy a glass of wine whilst taking in the views from multiple oversized windows. Stargaze from the loft bed through a large skylight. Enjoy grabbing an apple from the deck set within the apple trees which connects the treehouse to the matching bathroom pod.

beautiful stone cottage

Location: Roundstone, Galway, Ireland

Sleep: 6

Folan’s Cottage is a beautiful architecturally designed holiday home that was rebuilt in 2010 from two ruined stone cottages. It is only a few meters from a wonderful quiet sandy beach, with views of the Twelve Bens and across the ocean to the Arann Islands. The setting is magical and remote with just rabbits, sheep and Connemara ponies as your neighbours.
 
 
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cockoo cottage

Location: Westport, Mayo, Ireland

Sleep: 2

This hexagon hut is situated on its own on land that is half orchard half woodland, 5 Km from Westport. It gives a nice view of the natural environment with wild life and low key farming. A few goats and a few hens roam in the adjoining field.

The hexagon-shaped cabin has decking on both sides to enjoy the morning sun as well as the evening sun. On the morning sun side, where the door is, the decking leads to the little bathroom building. The cuckoo is around from the end of April until the end of May. The Owenwee river with salmon and trout runs on about 200 Meter distance. Westport town is on 5 Km distance. Clew bay 2 km. Nearest beach 7 km.

lilac Glamping ireland

Location: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

Sleep: 2

The listing is a lovely, modern, log cabin in a secluded spot located in the back garden of a fine suburban house in south Dublin. Free on street parking is available immediately outside the main residence. The listing is suitable for couples or solo travellers. There are no particularly strict house rules; all we ask is that you respect the property just as you’d like your own home to be respected. There is one cat in residence at the property.
 

Which is your favourite spot for glamping in Ireland?

glamping ireland

Location: Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland

Sleep: 4

Our cabin is warm and cosy. Enjoy the space, help yourself to veg from the garden, feed the farm animals, collect the eggs and explore all our area has to offer. We are in the heart of the countryside but within walking distance of the town. The cabin is accessed via a raised walkway over the vegetable garden and nestled neatly under mature beech trees.

The area is a slightly off the beaten track hidden gem. You could use your time here to explore Lough Key Forest Park, the town of Boyle, Boyle Abbey, King House and Drummanone Dolmen. You could visit the majestic Carrowkeel passage tombs and delve into the Caves of Keash. Try walking around some of the lesser-known lakes and woodlands e.g. Clontykilla woods and cycling a myriad of country lanes. See if you can catch some fish on the nearby Boyle river or Lough Gara.

cosy cabin

Location: Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland

Sleep: 2

This newly built modern log cabin with spectacular views of Ireland’s Eye is situated at the rear of our property with private access to Burrow Beach. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a quiet location with the atmosphere of Howth Village only minutes away and Dublin City just 30 minutes by train or car.

lakeview glamping ireland

Location: North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland

Sleep: 2

Recently awarded ‘Most Unique Listing in Ireland’ by Airbnb! This cabin is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting, with uninterrupted panoramic views over Lough Derg all the way to the Sliabh Aughty hills in Galway.
 
The cabin is far away from busy roads and street lights and is a haven of birdsong, starry nights and spectacular sunsets with “one of the best views we have ever woken up to”. Fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom and lofted bedroom; and is suitable for all seasons.

treehouse glamping ireland

Location: Cork, County Cork, Ireland

Sleep: 2

This is a real tree house, fully insulated, 6m off the ground. It faces south with views of the city. It is situated in our garden but screened by trees giving privacy. It consists of a bedroom with a deck at the top level and a bathroom on the level below. Cork city centre is a 5 min. walk. Access to the city is via a STEEP HILL.

mayo glamping ireland

Location: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland

Sleep: 2

Ever wondered what it would be like to live like a hobbit underground? Our little, earth-covered house is nice and toasty, sleeps up to 4 people (1 double bed, 1-day bed). Relax in our wood-fired sauna & hot tub*, cook some pizza or fire up a BBQ in our outdoor kitchen area and toast some marshmallows on our firepits. There are a communal kitchen, toilet & shower units on site.

** Hot tub available on request, advanced noticed required. No extra charge for Airbnb guest

 

Which is your favourite spot for glamping in Ireland?

the barn glamping ireland

Location: Rathmullan, County Donegal, Ireland

Sleep: 2

You get the lovely light airy place with sea views, open fire, which sleeps 2. Own entrance to entire place panoramic sea views with access to the beach from the property. Fully equipped kitchen, complimentary tea & coffee and some kitchen basics oil, flour salt pepper. Dining area, sitting room and ensuite double bedroom.

Let's Go Hydro Glamping ireland

Location: Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Sleep: 4

Make your outdoor activity adventure a glamorous one with a stay in a glamping pod. The wooden huts sleep up to 4 people and are heated, secure and lockable.
After a day on the Aqua Park, head back to your pod and chill out by the fire or enjoy a BBQ. Let’s go Hydro offer a range of glamping options perfect for individuals, families and group bookings. From 1 – 200 guests are able to book with us.

Which is your favourite spot for glamping in Ireland?

Bengour Glamping ireland

Location: County Cork, Ireland

Sleep: 2

Enjoy our 4m bell tent with a double blow up bed, it has electricity and wifi. Experience the bush bathroom with hot shower, cook in our bush kitchen and eat in the spacious greenhouse.
There is something for everyone, between hammocks, table tennis, football field, trampoline, hot tub, the friendly chickens and Foster the dog 🙂 Clonakilty, Kinsale, Bantry and Cork City are all short drives, this is an ideal choice if you would like to experience the outdoors and what West Cork has to offer.

knockrobin glamping ireland

Location: Rathnew, Co.Wicklow, Ireland

Sleep: 2

Luxury bell tent glamping right next to Tinakilly Country House overlooking the Irish Sea. The tents are furnished and decorated tastefully with comfy king sized beds(fresh cotton linen daily) and each has its private bathroom with hot showers available 24/7 and underfloor heating. Electricity is in the tents for lamps/phone charging ect.

mountains glamping ireland

Location: Limerick, Ireland

Sleep: 4

Our spacious 21 ft yurt is set in the Galtee Mountains with hiking & biking at your doorstep. The yurt has a wood stove, tea/coffee, toaster, microwave, bbq, fridge, stereo, books, games and DVD player. Continental breakfast for 2 is included in price. Two normal bikes are available for use or off-road/fat tyre electric bikes can be hired for €30 Euro each. Evening meals can also be arranged. 

pops dream ireland

Location: Whitegate, Clare, Ireland

Sleep: 2

A small slice of paradise on the sunny side of Lough Derg:-) The boathouse is self-contained with full kitchen, bathroom and mezzanine bed. Private veranda with seating for 2 and a small BBQ. (No pets allowed)
 

Which is your favourite spot for glamping in Ireland?

donegal glamping ireland

16. Donegal Treehouse

Location: County Donegal, Ireland

Sleep: 2

The Birdbox is a cosy, handcrafted treehouse nestled in the branches of beautiful mature oak and scots pine trees on our property. To the front are stunning views towards Glenveagh National Park. A short distance from The Wild Atlantic Way, The Birdbox is ideal for a fun, peaceful getaway or a great base from which to explore Donegal.

The Birdbox is a self-contained treehouse suitable for adults only. Internally it measures approximately 3.5 x 2.3 metres on the ground floor. A 30-metre walk along a stepped wooden walkway through a bank of mature trees leads to the decked area of the treehouse. 

Ox Mountain Tree house

17. Ox Mountain Treehouse

Location: Tobercurry, County Sligo, Ireland

Sleep: 5

Treat yourself to the ultimate experience of outdoor adventure in the ‘Ox Mountain Tree House’. Situated within the highly acclaimed ‘Ox Mountain Adventure Camp’ in beautiful County Sligo and perched high in this tranquil setting deep within the ox mountains this is Tree House escapism at its highest.

 


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Flights

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