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Glamping Wicklow: 15 Amazing Places You Need to Stay At [2021]

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Fancy going glamping in Wicklow? Great idea! Regardless of whether you’re a glamping extraordinaire or are new to the business, I can guarantee you’ll love a glamping trip in Wicklow. Not least because there’s an amazing selection of glamping sites to choose from! From treehouses and geodomes to shepherds huts and yurts, here are 15 amazing glamping holidays in Wicklow.

1. Knockrobin Bell Tents

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Price per night: From €120 for 5 people

Location: Rathnew, nr Wicklow

Why stay here: Fancy waking up to that view from your king-sized bed? I mean, it’s a no-brainer really! With gorgeous views like that, you really can’t ask for much more but Knockrobin Bell Tents deliver more anyway. Each beautiful belle tent benefits from freshly made Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy pillows, heaters and electric blankets, lighting, power, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Nearby you’ll also find a private hotel-style bathroom and a kitchen cabin. But let’s be honest, you won’t want to spend any time inside when you’ve got surroundings like these. Whether you explore the adjoining Broad Lough Nature Reserve or soak up the views of the rolling countryside and Irish sea from your private deck, nature really is at its best here.

What guests say: “We enjoyed the solace of nature with simple comforts of home. Knockrobin Glamping provided some amazing tent amenities (electric for charging the phones, heater, heated bedding, candles, lanterns). The restroom facilities were clean, modern, and spacious. The views were spectacular. Both the sunset and sunrise were absolutely breathtaking. We would absolutely seek it out in future trips!”

2. The Avon Yurts

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Location: Blessington, nr Dublin

Why stay here: The Avon Yurts is one of my favourite places to go glamping in Wicklow. I mean, have you seen how luxurious that room is? It looks more like a hotel room than glamping accommodation! While the inside is luxuriously kitted out, the outside is where the real party starts! Sit out on your private deck with unparalleled views of Blessington Lakes and get ready to relax to your heart’s content. On-site you’ll also find four restaurant options: Walkers Cafe, The Big Blue Pizza Bus, The Texas BBQ Bus, and the Library Bar. Let someone do the cooking for you and tuck into everything from gourmet stone-baked pizza to locally sourced brisket and ribs! You’re on holiday, after all.

3. Luxury Dome

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Price per night: From €175 for 2 people

Location: Glencree, nr Dublin

Why stay here: If you’re looking for one of the more unique glamping holidays in Wicklow, then look no further than this Luxury Dome. I mean how many people can say they’ve slept in a geodome? Built into the hillside under some Scots Pines, the dome blends seamlessly into nature, not least because it’s made from locally sourced materials that complement its surroundings. Inside the dome benefits from Foxford luxury linens, bedding, plush towels, bathrobes, a double bed, solar-powered lighting and an outdoor deck, with Art Deco furniture inside and out. You’ll also find a kitchenette and shower room built into the woodland nearby.

What guests say: “This place is truly unique with breathtaking views. Lovely to have both the camping feel (star gazing at night & dressing up warm to go outdoors to access the bathroom and kitchen) and the luxurious feel of the dome on the inside. We loved the mix and have to agree with other reviews that it was a very romantic spot! Ideal for the perfect break from the city, and escape to the remote mountains.”

4. Clissmann Horse Caravans

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Price per night: From €90 for 4-5 people

Location: Croneybyrne, nr Rathdrum

Why stay here: The Clissmann Horse Caravans are a great option for those looking to go glamping in Wicklow with a small family or group of friends. Situated on 100 acres just ten minutes from Glendalough, Clissmann benefits from some of the best views in Ireland. The oh-so-charming handcrafted caravans come complete with two double beds and a bunk bed, a gas cooker, gas lighting, and a sink. And with options to go trekking with donkeys or take to the road with a horse pulling your home, you certainly won’t get bored here! Or if that doesn’t take your fancy, you can snuggle up together and stargaze while toasting marshmallows on the crackling campfire. Sounds pretty idyllic, if you ask me.

What guests say: “Stayed a night in the amazing glamping caravans with my two small children and my sister. This is our second year to come here and we have happily agreed to make it an annual tradition! The setting is so beautiful and the facilities are spotless and extremely well-stocked. The caravan is so quaint with amazing attention to detail. Loved getting away from our busy lives and sitting around the campfire and watching the light turn to darkness.”

5. River Valley Treehouses

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Price per night: From €150 for 6 people

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Location: Redcross, nr Wicklow

Why stay here: Ever fancied sleeping in a treehouse? Well now’s your chance. One of my favourite things about Rivervalley‘s treehouses is how they comprise two separate units split by a large balcony. Maybe keep half for the adults and half for the kids? No matter how you choose to split yourselves, it’s a really unique feature that I’ve never seen before. Inside the fully-insulated treehouses, you’ll also find a bathroom, picnic table, small fridge, microwave, kettle, lights and heaters. Basically everything you could ask for! Unfortunately, these treehouses are a little more back to basics so you’ll need to bring your own pillows and sleeping bags or duvets. However, it’s safe to say that this is still one big step up from camping!

What guests say: “Rented out the two treehouses for three nights. The treehouses are set in the quieter section of the holiday park so we didn’t have any disturbances at night. It really was an idyllic few days with kids begging us to come back again. And because it was a great experience for adults, we will be back.”

6. The Old Forge Yurts

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Price per night: From €140 for 4 people

Location: Munny Upper, nr Tullow

Why stay here: The Old Forge Yurts is one of the most popular places to go glamping in Wicklow – and for good reason! There are four yurts to choose from, each of which is lit up by fairy lights and candles and sleeps four people in a double bed and two single beds. And nearby in the Georgian farmyard, you’ll find a fully-fitted kitchen, hot showers and loos. But let’s be honest, the real draw of The Old Forge is the amazing views! Set on the grounds of a Georgian house, surrounded by some of Ireland’s best countryside, the views here really are second-to-none.

What guests say: “What an amazing place in amazing countryside with a great welcome from the hosts Belinda & Lorcan. Yurts are fantastic & attention to detail & special touches never-ending. Hammocks hanging from trees, Hendricks bar and fire pit in the middle of the woods and so, so much more. Not going to spoil any more surprises for you, pack your bags and head there now! A little bit of heaven on Earth!”

7. Tanglewood Cottage

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Price per night: From €59 for 4 people

Location: Edengate, nr Bray

Why stay here: For those who want to stay in a slightly more modern holiday home, Tanglewood Cottage may be a great option for you. This self-contained cabin comprises a king-sized bed, sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen, shower and loo. If you’re travelling with more than three other people, extra guests are welcome to camp by the cabin too! Wake up to fresh eggs from their flock of twelve hens, known as The Fluffy Ladies, and get ready to explore the one-acre field the cabin is set within. And when you return from a long day of exploring, you have a log fire to cosy up to in the evening!

What guests say: “Jenny and Andrew are such a lovely couple, they were always available when we needed to ask them anything both before our trip and while we were there. The views from the cabin were beautiful and the log fire was the perfect touch to end the evening. There was 3 of us staying in this small cabin and found it was perfect for us. The incredible use of space meant everything we needed was perfectly placed.”

8. Tipi Adventures Tipis

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Price per night: From €250 for 6 people

Location: Clara Vale, nr Rathdrum

Why stay here: So I’ve just said that Tanglewood Cottage is a great option for those looking for something more luxurious. Well, Tipi Adventures Tipis offers the opposite for those looking to get a little closer to nature. Tipi Adventures is home to a handful of accommodation options, from tipis and tree tents to camping hammocks and trekking tents. Yep, that’s right, you can even sleep suspended in the air in a tipi or tree tent! No matter which option you choose, they are all situated in a privately owned woodland, ensuring an uninterrupted nature experience away from modern life. On-site you’ll also find a range of fun outdoor adventures, such as natural living skills and craft workshops.

What guests say: “What a place! Loved it so much I was back a week later! Somewhere to bring friends and make friends. Or detach and re-connect to nature. The surroundings are astounding and the staff are super sound and helpful. So close to Rathdrum (handy) and Glendalough and yet you’re completely in the middle of the forest. Would highly recommend it! Cosiest campfire too.”

9. Hidden Valley Glamping Lodges

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Price per night: From €100 for 5 people

Location: Rathdrum, nr Wicklow

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Why stay here: Hidden Valley Resort is home to five glamping lodges, accommodating five people each. A comfortable alternative to camping, the lodges house two double beds, one single bed, a picnic table, small fridge, kettle, lights and heater. And just a few steps away, you’ll find the amenity block with toilets, showers, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. However, the real reason you stay here is for all the amazing on-site facilities! From Splash Valley Aqua Park to the Lakehouse Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

What guests say: “My first time to Hidden Valley this weekend and have to say it was amazing! The staff were so helpful and friendly. The facilities were spotless with cleaners on duty all day long. Lovely and quiet after 11 pm as staff come around ensuring this happens. Lots for the kids to do. Splash Valley was a big hit with us all and the kids enjoyed Kayaking and mini-golf! We dined in both the Snack Shack and The Lakehouse restaurant and both were really good.”

10. Mongolian Yurt

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Price per night: From €71 for 4 people

Location: Kilmacrea, nr Ballykeane 

Why stay here: Tucked away in a quiet corner of a garden, this cosy and authentic Mongolian Yurt is a great option for families and couples alike. Inside, the traditional yurt comprises two double futons, a wood-burning stove, lights, and plugs for electricity, meaning there’s no chance of getting cold, even on the chilliest of nights. Guests can also enjoy a private well-equipped kitchen and bathroom with a hot shower next door. Get ready for one of the best nights of sleep of your life, before enjoying breakfast alfresco on the table and chairs outside the yurt!

What guests say: “Sara & James place is truly magical! The yurt is authentic, spacious, well equipped and has loads of beautiful touches that really add to the place. The stove makes sure that you will be cosy and warm in the evenings and the bed is really comfy. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are literally right next door and have everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The surroundings are lovely and quiet and really beautiful.” 

11. Glendalough Glamping Pods

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Price per night: From €129 for 2 people

Location: Glenmacness, nr Glendalough

Why stay here: Nestled into a naturally wooded site, with extensive views of the Wicklow mountains, Glendalough Glamping Pods are pretty much as close to nature as you can get. In fact, a pedestrian path provides direct access to the Wicklow Way long-distance walking route. This is ideal for keen hikers! However, if you just want to relax in your pod and enjoy views from your decking while dining alfresco, you can do that too! The adult-only pods are spaced out so that guests can enjoy their privacy and feel like they have all of nature to themselves, without any screaming kids running about.

What guests say: “The views are amazing and native red deer to be seen in the surrounding fields. Patrick the owner is an absolute gentleman very helpful and accommodating. The set up there is brilliant with the pods well spaced out with BBQ areas with benches a dedicated shower and toilet block that also has its own kitchen that has everything you need for cooking your own meals and a spacious dining area.” 

12. Unique Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From €129 for 3 people

Location: Grangecon, nr Baltinglass

Why stay here: Set in a charming garden courtyard in the quaint village of Grangecon, this Unique Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect romantic getaway for two! Get ready to relax, unwind and recharge in some of Ireland’s most unspoiled countryside. Inside the self-contained hut, you’ll find a comfortable bunk-style double bed, a kitchenette, breakfast bar, lounge armchair seating and an ensuite shower room. And outside, there’s a garden lounger, wood-fired hot tub, BBQ, fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven. It’s safe to say that you’ll be able to knock up a feast here!

What guests say: “This place is a real hidden gem, centrally located that is cosy, charming and very clean. Karen and Paul are truly amazing hosts who are helpful and made us feel very welcomed. We came back supercharged as Grangecon is such a quaint village with amazing walks nearby. We would highly recommend this hideaway (plus there is a tapas restaurant nearby that serve fab food!). Can’t wait to stay again, we will definitely be back!”

13. The Cabin

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Price per night: From €80 for 2 people

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Location: Stratford, nr Baltinglass

Why stay here: Nestled into the foot of the Wicklow mountains, The Cabin is a romantic little getaway for two. The space is self-contained and comprises a double bed, fully-equipped kitchen, and a wetroom, so if the weather’s not on your side, you can cosy up inside with your loved one without needing to nip out for anything. However, if the weather’s good, you’ll be able to experience the cabin at its best. The wooden decking with a swinging porch chair is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night while soaking up the scenic surroundings.

What guests say: “Had a fantastic stay in Michelle and Fenton’s cabin. The cabin is very clean and has everything you need for your stay. There was even some butter, milk and freshly baked bread there to get us started. Michelle and Fenton are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our dog absolutely loved it at Michelle and Fenton’s, I really don’t think she wanted to come home with us!”

14. Tuckmill Treehouse

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Price per night: From €115 for 2 people

Location: Raheenmoore, nr Baltinglass

Why stay here: With no TV, no Wi-Fi and no human interaction (aside from with your loved ones!), Tuckmill Treehouse is one of the best get-away-from-it-al glamping holidays in Wicklow. Head out through the French doors to the large deck where you can cook up a feast. Once you’ve made your lunch or dinner, settle down on the outdoor furniture to dine alfresco while overlooking the 40-acre working farm below. You may even spot a pony, donkey, cows, peacocks, red squirrels, deer and more roaming the grounds! You can even order a prosecco ice bucket at an additional cost if you want to make your stay even more luxurious. 

What guests say: “The BEST place I have ever stayed in, with the best hosts! The treehouse is even more amazing in real life than in the pictures. Beautiful interior and exterior, extremely well planned with everything you need for your stay! I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony, watching the sunset and listening to the wildlife, and then going inside to a cosy and comfortable treehouse after dark… so peaceful and relaxing.”

15. Hilltop Treehouse

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Price per night: From €115 for 2 people

Location: Raheenmoore, nr Baltinglass

Why stay here: Elevated 12 feet above the ground, good views come in abundance at Hilltop Treehouse, one of my favourite treehouses in Ireland. Set on the same working family farm as Tuckmill Treehouse, except a 10-minute walk uphill, Hilltop benefits from the same nature and wildlife while being even more secluded! My favourite thing about this treehouse is the large decking area overlooking the fields that comes complete with a BBQ to help you knock up some tasty grub. Below the decking, you’ll also find an outdoor fire pit and seating from which to enjoy the view. S’mores, anyone?

What guests say: “The whole experience was pretty much perfect. The setting is idyllic. Sitting on the decking enjoying a coffee and breakfast was so peaceful. We cooked dinner on the BBQ each night, then lit the fire pit after dinner and enjoyed some wine and music watching the sunset. We spent one day cycling around Blessington Lakes. I highly recommend it.”

 

So there you have it: 15 amazing glamping holidays in Wicklow! Which of these glamping holidays in Wicklow have you most got your eye on? Please let me know in the comments below. I know I’m desperate to stay in The Avon Yurts and Knockrobin Bell Tents!

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