Lough Mardal Lodge Lakeside Glamping

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Private room in yurt hosted by Clare & Marcus

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 shared bathroom
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Each yurt is bright and spacious at 20ft (6m) diameter, interiors are luxuriously furnished, with superking beds with crisp white bed linen, fluffed pillows and cosy Donegal tweed woollen blankets. With your warm stove burning, lie in bed staring up at the stars through your clear skydome within the privacy of your insulated yurt walls. Guests can use the Lodge communal building which offers a fully-equipped kitchen, hot showers, toilets and big lounge area with fireplace and panoramic views.

The space
A simple yet magical dwelling sleeping in a yurt evokes a sense of otherworldliness. Originally the homes of the nomads of Central Asia the type of yurt here at Lough Mardal Lodge has been adapted for today and has been chosen for its high-tech insulation, warmth and durability which is required for the slightly temperamental weather on the west coast of Ireland! The yurts are very spacious and luxuriously furnished, they have two windows and a dome skylight letting in plenty of natural light. Set in a stunning, wild location the yurts are utterly immersed in nature with beautiful views, and the sun very obligingly sets outside the window. Each yurt comes with a luxurious superking-size bed as standard. Extra beds for children can be provided on request, subject to availability, at additional charge. Guests can avail of the amenities in the communal Lodge which offers a big fully-equipped kitchen, hot showers, toilets and large and striking lounge area with spiralling beams overhead, a large fireplace for cosying around and beautiful panoramic views of lake, forestry and mountains. On site activities include wild swimming in our lake, hill walks and hikes across our 90 acres (whilst soaking up stunning views of Donegal Bay), lakeshore rambles and fishing.

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
EV charger
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
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Where you’ll be

Bradlieve, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's most popular touring route, Lough Mardal is accessibly remote. You have all the peaceful benefits of being in the middle of nowhere yet in fact you are just 15 minutes to Donegal Town or Ballyshannon, the oldest town in Ireland. Well-known surf spots Bundoran and Mullaghmore are also within short distance. The nearest pub and shop is a 10 minute drive. There are two enormous sandy beaches within 15 minutes drive. There is plenty of hill walking and cycle trails including the Bluestack Way.

Hosted by Clare & Marcus

  1. Joined in January 2019
  • 78 Reviews
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Having lived in the east coast of Ireland we did the opposite to what most sensible couples do when they are expecting a baby. We packed in our long-term, well-paid stable jobs and moved west to fullfill a pipedream of living a simpler, slower life, raising our young twin girls in the countryside, somewhere beautiful, growing our own vegetables and keeping a few animals...and somehow make a living.

We settled in Lough Mardal in Donegal. A 90-acre site of wild, unspoiled natural beauty - we fell in love instantly. Setting up a small glamping lodge here became the working plan. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way coastline, accessibly remote, with two lakes and stunning landscape - we knew anyone who visited wouldn't be able to help falling in love with it like we did.

We put most of our possessions in storage and moved here in 2015, moving into a yurt - with no running water or electricity - with our 6-month old twins. We set to work on a vegetable garden, compost loos, built a chicken tractor and bought a few chickens, in time upgraded our residence to a wooden cabin (such luxury) and got hooked up to electricity and then running water (wow!), accumulated a dog and 5 donkeys, restored a ruined stone cottage, planted two woodlands and did a lot of land prepping...and during all this time jumped a lot of hurdles to secure grant funding to help build our eco glamping business.

​Building is now well underway and we aim to be open properly by Summer 2019. We have enjoyed the privilege of living the 'Good Life' here for the last few years in our private paradise, getting back to nature, disconnecting from the noise of the modern world and re-appreciating the simple things in life.

​We now look forward to sharing this wonderful place with you and offering you a chance to do the same.

​Clare & Marcus
Having lived in the east coast of Ireland we did the opposite to what most sensible couples do when they are expecting a baby. We packed in our long-term, well-paid stable jobs and…

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We are a family with two young children and are quite busy running our new glamping business so do not have much time to be very sociable unfortunately but as we live and work on the land we will never be far away and would be delighted to show guests around or offer advice on things to do or places to see in the area.
We are a family with two young children and are quite busy running our new glamping business so do not have much time to be very sociable unfortunately but as we live and work on t…

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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