Another new destination for us! This year we’re planning TWO trips to this amazing little Glamping Heaven, just outside Cavan Town. The site is small, with just 6 units in total, so places are limited to make this trip a more intimate one with just 6 families in total onsite.
For one adult and one child there’s the adorable Shepard’s hut, then the families with one adult and up to three children, you have the option of a cozy renovated Caravan, Gypsy Wagon or Bell Tent, while families with more than three children can be easily accommodated in the Yurt or Hobbit Hut. All linen, blankets, pillows, etc are provided, just bring your own towels and your home away from home is ready!
Each accommodation is slightly different, but all have their own private cooking area, with all cooking materials supplied, along with a gas canister for the stove and one bundle of wood per family for your outdoor fire pit. Additional bundles of wood and gas canisters are €5 each onsite *Please note, only wood bought onsite can be used in the campfires*. Electric sockets, mirrors, and each unit with their own kitchen shed or covered kitchen area and picnic table, with all cutlery, delph, tea towels and dishwashing liquid supplied. Bathroom facilities include a male and female shower room, with hot showers and good quality fittings at no additional charge for the showers.
There is a communal indoor area with books, board games and cards, and all windows overlook the play area and stunning countryside. 2 campfire sites and a playground are spread out with plenty of room for running around this private and secure Glamping site. The playground has a step & climb unit, football area with goal posts, see saw, roundabout and a lovely Fairy Ring hidden in the Willow Walkway.
Each accommodation is slightly different, the Wagon sleeps up to four in two double bunk-beds, a foldable table, large press with crockery, etc, storage shelves, and an electric stove operated by a coin meter. Outside you have your own private outdoor cooking station with two gas camping stoves that you can boil or fry anything on and your own private picnic bench area.
Parked slightly away from the group is the small Shepard’s Hut which is perfect for two, with a large double bed, small living area and a little kitchen. Another unit set slightly apart from the rest is the newly renovated Caravan christened ‘Dotty’. Dotty can sleep up to four, and will be making her debut for the first time this Summer, parked close to the Shepard’s Hut overlooking the beautiful Cavan countryside.
The Bell Tent is 5m x 5m and has one double bed and two singles, set up on a raised platform decking with carpet flooring inside. There is an electric metered heating stove inside, your Own Private outdoor area with a Picnic Table for eating, your Own Private Cooking & Storage Shed Area beside your tent, and inside your Kitchen Shed you have an Electrical Socket.
The fantastic 18ft Diameter Yurt is the ultimate in Luxury Glamping, built on a raised wooded Platform overlooking Cavan countryside. Completely insulated it has a PVC Material as part of the roof, creating a Sky Dome at the top to allow for natural light during the day, and star gazing at night. Inside is a small wood burning stove, soft furnishings, rugs, throws, one double bed, and one day bed which converts into a double or two single beds. The Yurt is also fitted with a small kitchen area with a sink and running water, and kitchen cabinets, then there is a a private dedicated outdoor cooking area complete with two gas camping stoves. (No cooking is permitted inside the Yurt).
Finally, the adorable Hobbit Hut! It measures 6m x 4m, and sleeps up to five in one kingsize bed and three singles. It’s on a raised wooden platform deck, carpeted throughout, and an electric meter stove inside. Outside you have your own private outdoor area with a picnic table, your own private Cooking & Storage Shed area beside your accommodation, and inside your Kitchen Shed you have an Electrical Socket, two Gas Camping Stoves, all Kitchenware Plates, Cups, Cutlery, Pots, Frying Pan, etc. There is also a Sink with Running Water.
So now you know where you’ll be spending your mini-break, there’s even more for you all to look forward to. On one afternoon during your stay we’ve planned a few hours in the lovely indoor play area called Kool Kids. Located in Cavan town, this children’s activity centre has an onsite cafe serving tea, coffee, snacks and hot food, and caters for all ages. There’s a Baby Zone, Toddler Zone, and the larger Play Zone with climbing frames, multi-activities, rope bridges, climbing walls, swing ropes and indoor soccer. They even cater for older kids with the Laser Zone and 50ft 3-lane slide!
On one evening during your stay, there is also a meal planned in Cavan, so a mini bus will collect the group at the requested time, bring them into town in plenty of time for an evening meal, where you can all enjoy 3 courses of delicious award-winning food before the bus returns to bring you back to the comfort of your Glamping Accommodation.
Finally, on one day during your stay, we have included entry to the Leisure Centre in Cavan Town. A 25m swimming pool, Toddler/Baby pool, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Sauna, and TWO state of the art water slides means that everyone will have loads to keep busy and work up an appetite.
Locally, there’s just too much to mention everything you can do as a day out. Just two minutes from the Glamping Site is Killykeen Forest Park, where you can follow walking and cycling trails or rent a canoe, head north to the amazing Marble Arch Caves, there are activities such as Karting, Off Road Buggies, Hover Crafting, Water Sports and Adventure, Bowling and Laser Tag.
Then of course there’s the wonderful Erica’s Fairy Forest, created by a family in memory of their young daughter lost to cancer, it’s a magical place for children to discover how real fairies live, everyone is welcome and there’s no entry fee. This is an amazing area, and I’m delighted we’re making a return visit!
We have two trips planned for this gorgeous place, one for a two-night weekend on June 26th, and the other a midweek break arriving Sunday August 12th for three nights, departing Wednesday. €50 Security deposit is required on arrival, payable on arrival via debit card and Paypal, which is returned in full once the accommodation has been inspected on departure. Pets are welcome with prior approval, just ask!
|JUNE 26th x 2 nights||Shepards |
|Daisy Yurt / |
Wild Rose Wagon /
Hobbit Hut / Foxglove Tent
|1 adult & 1 child||€305||€345||€395|
|1 adult & 2 children||N/A||€375||€425|
|1 adult & 3 children||N/A||N/A||€455|
|AUGUST 9th |
x 3 nights
|Daisy Yurt / |
Wild Rose Wagon /
Hobbit Hut / Foxglove Tent
|1 adult & 1 child||€325||€395||€450|
|1 adult & 2 children||N/A||€425||€485|
|1 adult & 3 children||N/A||N/A||€510|