Ever wanted to live out your wildest childhood fantasy of sleeping in a treehouse? Well, in Ireland you can do just that! There are so many amazing treehouses in Ireland and this article is here to share the best of the best. Each offers something completely unique, whether it’s an outdoor hot tub or an outdoor two-person rainfall shower. So whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a family holiday, here are 11 amazing treehouses in Ireland that you need to stay in.
1. The Birdbox
Price per night: From €75 for 2 people
Location: Between Doochary and Fintown, Co. Donegal
This treehouse easily wins the trophy for one of my favourite glamping holidays in Donegal. I’m a sucker for treehouse holidays and The Bird Box is no exception. From the second you arrive, you’ll feel like you’re living in a dream. Access the decking via a magical rope bridge that feels like it was plucked straight out of your wildest childhood treehouse fantasies.
Enter the treehouse through glass double doors at the front that flood the treehouse with light and offer amazing views for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own bed. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by a sofa on the left and a woodburning stove on the right (which makes the treehouse feel oh-so-cosy!). Look up to find your unique sleeping area on a mezzanine level above the living area. It even has a skylight and porthole, perfect for long nights stargazing!
What guests say: “If you only ever do one Airbnb, make sure it is the Bird Box. Nestled in the tree so to truly appreciate nature in all its windy and wet (Irish!) weather, the most idyllic detoxifying escape everyone needs to experience! Thank you for the perfect space for the perfect weekend. Can’t wait to find a free date to come again!”
2. The Hideout
Price per night: From €127 for 2 people
Location: Camolin, Co. Wexford
As seen on RTÉ’s ‘The Big DIY Challenge’, The Hideout is a little architectural gem. Incorporating style and function seamlessly, there’s so much to discover within such a small space! From its whitewashed wooden walls to the high gloss kitchen cabinets, the treehouse is modern and well-equipped while still feeling like an off-grid escape. Inside, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied, from a Bluetooth speaker and binoculars to a few games to play. And that’s not to mention the delicious breakfast hamper awaiting your arrival!
However, the real reason to stay here is for the views. Enjoy a hilltop sunset through the multiple oversized windows while cosying up by the woodstove or in the shower or bed. Yep, there’s a clear roof and massive windows in the shower too. You’ve never had a shower like this before! Similarly, by the loft bed, there’s a large architectural window and skylight, ideal for long nights stargazing.
Outside, the decking connects you to the matching bathroom pod, also suspended in the trees. On your way back from the bathroom, grab an apple from the deck set within the apple trees, or head to the rustic BBQ shack which is a cross between the wild wild west and a tropical island. It’s time to cook outdoors, folks!
What guests say: “The Hideout exceeded our expectations. Everything about the stay was perfect. From the warm welcome to all the little extras such as games, snacks, and fresh flowers to make our visit feel extra special. The location was perfect. Easy to find but completely tranquil and relaxing at the same time. The only noise was the sound of birds singing outside our window.”
Price per night: From €80 for 5 people
Location: Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
Leave your devices at the door because this treehouse is uniquely designed and constructed to be at one with its natural surroundings. A real escape from modern life, you’ll feel completely detoxed after a stay here. Access the treehouse via a beautifully constructed elevated boardwalk which makes the treehouse wheelchair-friendly. Before you even enter, you’ll notice the ample space around the accommodation from which you can soak up the surroundings. There are even outdoor hammocks to relax on!
Enter the treehouse and you’ll find that the interior is just as magical. Self-contained with a double bed, single bed and double sofa bed, kitchenette, and bathroom, there’s everything you could want and more. On rainy days, cosy up by the log effect stove heater and watch endless hours of TV. And on sunnier days, take on one of the many team bonding exercises you’ll find at Ox Mountain Adventure. From sumo wrestling to a tug of war, there are plenty of activities to choose from.
What guests say: “This is a place where you can really get away from society and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is run by a lovely family who will go out of their way to help you (for example, we woke up one day to unexpectedly find fresh eggs left outside for our breakfast). Although it rained a lot during our trip, we were warm and cosy in our treehouse with a good book, on the edge of a wood and surrounded by mountains – perfect!”
Price per night: From €115 for 2 people
Location: Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
With no TV, no Wi-Fi and no human interaction (aside from with your loved ones!), Tuckmill Treehouse is one of the most get-away-from-it-all treehouses in Ireland. A stay at this treehouse will really help you get back to nature. With no indoor cooking facilities, you’ll instead have to turn to the outdoor BBQ with attached gas hob.
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!
While limited on cooking facilities, don’t worry – the treehouse still comes complete with many luxuries! There’s a bathroom with walk-in shower plus a flushing loo and constant hot water! You can even order a prosecco ice bucket at an additional cost if you want to make your stay even more luxurious. However, my favourite part of the treehouse is the balcony mezzanine sleeping area which will fulfil all your wildest log cabin fantasies.
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.”
Price per night: From €115 for 2 people
Location: Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
Elevated 12 feet above the ground, good views come in abundance at Hilltop Treehouse. 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! Powered by off-grid limited solar power, this is one of the best treehouses in Ireland for those who love to travel sustainably. The treehouse has just a few USB charging points, but otherwise, this is an off-grid escape if I’ve ever seen one!
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? They’ve even set up a separate little sunspot table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee from. Could this place be any more idyllic?
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.”
Price per night: From €175 for 2 people
Location: Tawley, Co. Leitrim
Teapot Lane Treehouse is easily one of my favourite treehouses in Ireland because it looks like it was taken straight out of a fairytale! Not least because you have to head over a wooden bridge and down an enchanting path to even reach it. Nestled in the woods with a large mature tree coming up through the deck, this is one magical and romantic stay for couples.
Inside, the adults-only treehouse is just as special. The plush interior boasts a beautifully-dressed kingsized bed, window seats with lots of cushions, a potbelly stove and a small kitchen area complete with wine fridge! Wake up in your sumptuous bed, make a coffee on your Nespresso machine and relax outside beneath the green summer leaves. Grab a book and a glass of wine later in the day and settle into paradise.
What guests say: “Why stay in a treehouse and cook your own food when you could stay in a hotel for the same price? Because glamping rocks. Just back from two nights in Teapot Lane with my wife and we had such a great time. It’s such a relaxing and fun experience. I can not praise it highly enough. The treehouse is so spacious and funky. We cooked then sat on the deck and drank hot whiskeys. If you’re considering doing it then go, you will not regret it.”
Price per night: From €150 for 6 people
Location: Redcross, Co. Wicklow
While Rivervalley is home to two of the less secluded treehouses in Ireland, this doesn’t make them any less special. Accommodating two adults and four children, or four adults and two children, both treehouses are great for a family holiday.
One of my favourite things about these treehouses is how they comprise of 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 sleeping equipment, such as pillows, sleeping bags and 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.”
Location: Longford Forest, Ballyhoman, Co. Longford
It’ll come as no surprise to anyone that Centre Parcs is home to the most luxurious treehouses in Ireland. Each treehouse boasts spacious and modern open-plan living areas, a games den, entertainment system and your own private outdoor hot tub. This means that there is plenty to keep you busy even on rainy days. On sunnier days, enjoy dinner al fresco on your large private decking and balcony. Long summer evenings here sound like a little slice of heaven to me!
However, one of the best things about staying in these treehouses is that you can enjoy all of Centre Parcs’ amazing facilities. From the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and brand-new Aqua Sana Spa to an exciting range of indoor and outdoor activities, there are an endless amount of things to keep you occupied. Activities include adventure golf, archery, kayaking, electric boats, go-karting, fencing, quad biking, ten pin bowling, and so much more!
What guests say: “Absolutely stunning site, very comfortable well-equipped accommodation (really comfy beds) and a good range of activities and restaurants. The Subtropical Paradise is amazing – loved the rapids and the two-man raft ride. The Aqua Sana is a wonderful relaxing experience with an excellent range of treatments. Superb mini-golf course but the favourite activity for our group was the laser combat and the target archery. Something for everyone.”
Price per night: From €110 for 4 people
Location: Carlingford, Co. Louth
Nestled between two large Sycamore trees seven feet off the ground, you’ll be getting as close to nature as you can at The Swallow’s Return. Access the treehouse via a flight of stairs that leads up to a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. You can then head to either the bathroom or the bedroom with double bed and balcony.
Whether you relax on the balcony enjoying the views out to sea or admire the tree canopy through the skylight, you’ll feel at one with nature in this treehouse. Start your day off on a good foot by watching the sunrise through the window at the breakfast bar. Great for a small family getaway with young kids, there is a large trampoline and two swings which hang from large Sycamore trees at either side of the house too.
What guests say: “If we could give the treehouse experience 100 stars we would. This quirky little gem was first class. From the meet and greet with Padraig who is an excellent host and made us so welcome to the lovely touches of milk in the fridge and tea/coffee provided. The treehouse was spotlessly clean and so cosy.”
Price per night: From €130 for 2 people
Location: Cork, Co. Cork
Urban Tranquilatree is one of the most famous treehouses in Ireland. And for good reason! It’s not every day that you find a treehouse in a city, after all. Just a five-minute walk into Cork city centre, the treehouse is a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. Set six metres off the ground, high in the leafy treetops with panoramic views of the city, the views alone make a stay here worth it.
Access the treehouse via a series of bridges and steps which really add to the magic of the place. Soon, you’ll be greeted by a cosy double bed, and tea and coffee making facilities. Wake up in the morning and you’ll receive warm croissants and preserve directly to the deck in a basket by a pulley from ground level. Settle down on the deck furniture, all snuggled up with cushions and blankets, and you’re in for the perfect morning. To access the wetroom, you need to walk down a spiral stairway in the open air in true treehouse-style!
What guests say: “Best Airbnb we have ever stayed in! The treehouse has the most beautiful views of Cork and kept us warm and cosy on a wet, cold and windy weekend. We slept so well and enjoyed thoughtful touches like the abundance of tea, fresh breakfast via pulley in the morning and extra blankets. Taking a hot shower in the tree was also surprisingly easy and comfortable thanks to the thoughtful and impressive design of everything. It really is amazing.”
Price per night: From €169 for 2 people
Location: Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Grove House is home to three treehouses in Ireland, each as amazing as the last! And most importantly, they are all 100% constructed from sustainable materials, meaning they leave no carbon footprint. However, they’ll definitely leave an imprint in your mind – this isn’t a stay you’ll be forgetting anytime soon.
Ascend the tree-trunks that act as steps and enter the treehouse to be greeted by gorgeous cosy interiors. There’s a spacious open-plan living, sleeping and dining area and a separate bathroom with a quirky sink and walk-in shower. But the best thing about these treehouses is their decks. Open the French doors and you’ll discover a large deck overlooking the countryside, with a private two-person Canadian hot tub, chairs and a table. I couldn’t think of a better spot to soak in the tub while soaking up the scenery!
With a roof over your head, you can even enjoy the hot tub in bad weather. However, if you’d rather just cosy up inside, there’s constant hot water and high-efficiency electric radiators to keep you toasty. Or if you’re looking for something to entertain you, look no further than the satellite TV, DVD player, broadband and a Bluetooth speaker.
What guests say: “Treehouse 2 exceeded our expectations and was even better than it looked on the website. All the small, extra touches made us feel very welcome and were much appreciated. The Treehouse is beautifully decorated inside and was very clean upon arrival. The fact that there were tea, coffee and milk waiting for us was an added bonus. The hot tub is fabulous and adds so much to your stay.”
So there you have it: 11 amazing treehouses in Ireland that you need to stay in! Which of these treehouses in Ireland has most caught your eye? Please let me know in the comments below! I’ve personally got my eye on The Birdbox, The Hideout and Urban Tranquilatree.