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The escape - Picturesque Mountain Lodge in Wicklow

Entire house hosted by Lisa
16+ guests7 bedrooms16 beds7 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Nestled in The Glen of Imaal, this escape is immersed in an acre of secluded stunning beauty, with kitchen gardens & miles of forest mountains on your doorstep. Our 7 garden cabins sleep 18- 26 guests in super comfy beds. The multi-use venue has a lodge function room, larch chalet, outdoor kitchen/BBQ wood-fired Pizza oven & a commercial kitchen.
Suitable for corporate, family get-togethers, hens, stags, weddings, birthday celebrations etc. Chef and bartenders for hire for bespoke events.

The space
Starting life as a traditional An Óige mountain hostel, the lodge has been lovingly restored and upgraded into a stylish venue.

Experiences to help make your stay memorable, at an additional charge, include woodfired hot tubs, Wagyu beef BBQs, outdoor pizza parties, Yoga, creative workshops and guided hikes making it the perfect venue for your gathering.

Outdoors our gardens include a covered outdoor kitchen and BBQ, a plethora of spaces to sit and relax, a permaculture kitchen garden, terraced flower beds, a forest garden, and a walkway directly into the mountains.

Your garden cabins with their luxury touches will ensure a fantastic night's sleep. Each ensuite cabin has been designed with great care and attention to detail with all our furniture designed and made by the owners using locally sourced Irish timber. Fluffy robes are available for your rooms and Wicklow spring water from the mountains feeds your rain head showers.

Each cabin can be configured with twin beds, Super king beds or a king and a bunk sleeping 26 people in total.

The main lodge can be configured for any event, banquet or workshop. The larch chalet is situated in the grounds with rustic oak tables and restored church pews and school chairs and coffee machine and tea facilities.

An outdoor wood-burning hot tub is situated under a canopy of oak trees in our forest garden. Available to hire, it takes up to 5 hours to heat (additional fee of €210).

Guest access
Guests have exclusive use of the escape. The accommodation is adjacent to a cottage in which the centre staff or owner occasionally reside. Staff may be present to assist in catering, gardening or maintenance from time to time with notice. We will give guests privacy during their stay but can be available for assistance.

Other things to note
We have a two night minimum booking at the weekends and one night bookings are available Monday - Thursday.

Hot tub and wood fired Pizza oven use require booking and an additional fee as staff are required to facilitate both. We will send full details upon booking
Nestled in The Glen of Imaal, this escape is immersed in an acre of secluded stunning beauty, with kitchen gardens & miles of forest mountains on your doorstep. Our 7 garden cabins sleep 18- 26 guests in super comfy beds. The multi-use venue has a lodge function room, larch chalet, outdoor kitchen/BBQ wood-fired Pizza oven & a commercial kitchen.
Suitable for corporate, family get-togethers, hens, stags, wedd…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
4 single beds
Bedroom 5
4 single beds
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
2 single beds

Amenities

Essentials
Wifi
Hangers
Hot tub
TV
Washing machine
Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
High chair
Free parking on premises

2 nights in Donard

1 Aug 2020 - 3 Aug 2020
Check-in
01/08/2020
Checkout
03/08/2020

5.0 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
5.0 (18 reviews)

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Location

Donard, County Wicklow, Ireland

The venue is situated in Glen of Imaal (Gleann Uí Mháil) near the town of Donard in Wicklow known as the 'Garden of Ireland'. A remote valley in the western Wicklow Mountains, we ringed by Lugnaquilla which is the highest point in the province and popular with experienced hill walkers with Fentons pub a common starting point.

Situated in a beautiful forest location with oak, spruce and ash forests on all four sides, the venue is very remote but does have a local shop a few minutes drive away. And of course, there are three pubs a short car ride away. It is Ireland after all!
The venue is situated in Glen of Imaal (Gleann Uí Mháil) near the town of Donard in Wicklow known as the 'Garden of Ireland'. A remote valley in the western Wicklow Mountains, we ringed by Lugnaquilla which is…

Hosted by Lisa

Joined in July 2014
  • 133 Reviews
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This amazing venue I have known for over 13 years. I used to run yoga retreats there. When it came on the market in July 2015 I jumped at the chance to buy it. After spending months renovating, designing the interiors and landscaping the garden, I am thrilled to open it to the public. Now we run Weddings, Hen weekends, family gatherings/parties, Corporate events as well as yoga retreats at this hidden gem in the Wicklow Hills. My dream is to retire in Wicklow and feed people from my garden.
This amazing venue I have known for over 13 years. I used to run yoga retreats there. When it came on the market in July 2015 I jumped at the chance to buy it. After spending month…
During your stay
We will be available on check-in between noon and 3 pm, and then contactable by phone thereafter. We may also be staying on-site in the cottage adjacent to the premises from time to time.
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 18:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets