From deluxe wilderness retreats to spectacular lakeside lodges, the choice of cabin-style stays around the island of Ireland is nothing short of inspirational.
Cabin holidays are all the rage in Ireland right now, whether it’s a break in the immersive Wild Rooms in County Wexford, the new Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway in County Leitrim, or in one of the huge number of cool, cosy and quirky timber buildings that have been added to the island’s country estates, glamping sites and hotel grounds.
Cabu by the Lakes is another destination worth considering. This amazing cabin resort is scattered throughout the woodlands and lakes of Killykeen Forest Park in County Cavan and is among the country’s most sophisticated cabin escapes. The accommodation ranges from intimate one-bedroom cabins to three-bedroom boathouses within a private 100-acre site offering a calming oasis where you can totally unwind.
The beautifully crafted cabins feature open plan living, stylish furnishings, smart TVs, al fresco dining and warming wood burners. Guests can also take advantage of a fully licensed communal chill-out area with a delicious all day food concept, giant wood burner, games, music and hot tubs. Walks, bike rides and forest bathing will help you pair your escapism with adventure.
In the lakelands of County Fermanagh the private island of Lusty Beg offers a series of lodges and chalets designed to encourage a relaxed and leisurely stay. With space, scenery and comfort in abundance, all you’ll need to do is kick back your heels and relax.
Or maybe head to Clover Cabin Escape, a luxury self-catering log cabin hidden away in the tranquillity of the County Kilkenny countryside. Inside this one, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable stay, including beds for up to six, a fully equipped kitchen and lots of private outdoor space.
Mount Falcon Estate in County Mayo has a collection of 45 luxury lodges located in the heart of a forest, while woodland and lakeside self-catering lodges can be found within the grounds of the Killyhevlin Hotel in County Fermanagh. With top-notch hotel facilities nearby in both locations, including indoor swimming pools, outdoor hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and exclusive spas, everything will be on hand for a perfect cabin-style vacation.
Cabin fans will be delighted to hear that Slow Cabins®, revolving around a low impact stay at ‘secret’ locations, have arrived in Ireland. With guests booking blind on slowcabins.ie, this short-break for two concept, which originated in Belgium, encourages the off-grid ‘slow life’ and takes the planning and even the choosing of your destination out of the equation. The process means you book without knowing the exact location of your cabin, allowing Slow Cabins® to make all the arrangements for you.
Or how about a showstopping five-star cabin holiday just a mile away from the famous Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim? Aurora North Coast offers a pair of hand-crafted artisan cabins, made from the finest Canadian cedar, oozing luxury and charm and coming complete with private outdoor hot tubs.
These cabins offer year-round solace from the frantic pace of daily life. They’re ideal for getting away from it all – and they’ll also make for fantastic snaps on your social media accounts.