Fancy a family camping trip but with a bit of luxury? Glamping is all the rage now and for a good reason, you get some of the comforts of home without the hassle of having to lug your equipment and pitch your tent! Here are 10 Quirky Places for Family Glamping Ireland we have picked out:
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#1. Westport House
Westport House offers the perfect solution with hassle free camping for families in their ready pitched Bell Tents. All you have to bring is the bedding and the family or friends!
Each 5m basic Bell Tent is equipped with:
- 2 double and 2 single air beds sleep up to 6 people (bring your own bedding)
- Kitchen and Table Equipment to cater for up to 6 people
- An interior light
- Access to free hot showers & bathrooms
- Electricity connection
- Wash up area
- Recycling and rubbish facilities
And all campers can enjoy great discounts on the onsite attractions available at the award-winning Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park.
#2. Inch Hideaway Eco Glamping
Inch Hideaway is an Eco Sustainable camping site situated walking distance from Inch Beach, Whitegate, Co. Cork. With 4 luxury yurts sitting on raised platforms, heated with a wood fired stove and furnished with beds and loads of extra comforts.
Each yurt has a private garden space with picnic tables and space for an extra tent. And there is a fully equipped communal kitchen, banquet dining area, BBQs, wood fired pizza oven and camp fire pit.
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#3. Swanns Bridge
Swanns Bridge Glamping sitting on the banks of the River Roe at the foot of Binevenagh Mountain, makes a great retreat for families looking for the ideal base to have a great outdoor adventure and self catering holiday and just get away from it all.
Their Luxury Bell Tents with a double and two single beds come complete with real beds, linen, furniture and electricity. There’s also a self catering kitchen, shower & toilet block, as well as private BBQ area and fire pit. Pets are welcome, but must be kept on lead at all times as there’s a working farm nearby.
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#4. Pink Apple Orchard Glamping
Pink Apples offers a unique luxury ‘Eco’ Glamping experience in Leitrim, amidst beautiful rustic surroundings. You can stay in 1 of 3 yurts or how about a Hobbit House, Teepee or Gypsy Wagon? Kids will love exploring and playing in Pink Apple Orchard with plenty to see and do.
#5. Pure Camping
Pure Camping is an award-winning camping and glamping eco-campsite set in the small village of Querrin, Co. Clare, nestled on the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula. They offer “Cosy Camping” or “Glamping” in pre-erected Bell Tents and Cabins or “Wild Camping” in their native woodland. There’s a fabulous dome play area so kids can play even when it’s raining, outdoor sauna and clay pizza oven.
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#6. Pod Umna Glamping Village
Pod Umna Glamping offers a variety of glamping accommodation, located in Portumna, Co. Galway. Their charming, very comfortable and functional Eco Pods sleep up to five, and each fully insulated Pod comes with mattresses, power and heating, and its own deck area, complete with table and chairs. You can also stay in Bell Tents, they have three different types and each Tent sleeps a family or group of friends up to six and are ideal for those who prefer the more traditional glamping adventure.
#7. Kitty’s Camping
Kittys Camping is a campsite based in the heart of the Burren in the West of Ireland located 9km from Kinvara and nestled at the foot of Slieve Carron, with breathtaking views. They have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area as well as outdoor bbq area and fire pit, fully sheltered lounge area and outdoor seating throughout the campsite. Pets and children are most welcome.
#8. Quirky Glamping Village
Quirky Glamping Village is a transport themed accommodation park located between Mayo and Sligo along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Not only does it contain its own Boeing 767 aeroplane, they have lots of quirky accommodation options to relax in and explore including ten double decker buses, three train carriages, boats in The Marina and eight taxi cabs!
#9. WildFlower Glamping
WildFlower Glamping, 4 miles from Cavan Town, is nestled on top of a hill and overlooking the stunning countryside views. They offer glamping in luxury Tents and Yurts, with lots of facilities on site including luxurious toilets, private kitchen shed, camp fire area and an all-weather “Lookout” room where no matter what the weather you can still enjoy your glamping experience.
#10. Under the Stars
Glamping Under the Stars is a beautiful boutique glampsite in County Laois where you can stay in spacious bell tents, cosy wood cabins, or a quirky horse-drawn caravan, with all the comforts of home: cosy beds, gorgeous furnishings & lovely hot showers in fantastic hotel-style bathrooms. The friendly, family-run site is close to a forest full of woodland walks, hidden away in a beautiful farmland setting. Their quirky wooden cabins or Lodges are open over the winter too making for a unique and fun place for glamping all year round.
Over to you now. Where have you enjoyed family glamping Ireland-style? Tell us in the comments below.