Lakeside Shepherd's Hut in Donegal for Glamping in Ireland

Hut in Ballintra, County Donegal

2 guests • 1 bed

Located in Bradlieve, this fully insulated Shepherd's Hut comfortably sleeps two adults in a large king-sized bed. Interiors are simply yet luxuriously furnished with crisp white bed linen, fluffed pillows and Donegal woolen blankets. A little wood-burning stove ensures it stays warm and cosy. Sit out on the private porch with a morning coffee and soak up the lake view and the hum of wildlife.

All amenities such as the kitchen, loos, and showers are housed in the main lodge which is a beautiful eco building made of straw. The lodge boasts a large fireplace providing warmth and ambiance and large windows let in all the natural light. Guests will find everything they need provided such as towels, toiletries, rechargeable lanterns, dishware, and cutlery. Guest should note that there is no Wi-Fi or air conditioning and pets are not allowed in the hut.

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Features and services


  • 1 King-size bed

Most popular features

  • Breakfast

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove


  • barbecue

    Shared Barbecue

  • 1 King-size bed

  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom

  • Bathroom

  • Electric car charger

  • Surfing

  • Horseback riding

  • Bicycle rental

  • Dinner

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Where you will stay

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Ballintra, County Donegal

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Scenic views
This incredible yurt rental is located in Ballintra, Ireland, and is an ideal glamping destination for those yearning to get away from it all in the idyllic Irish countryside. It sits overlooking Lough Mardal and boasts exquisite views of rolling fields speckled with colorful splashes of wildflowers, the serene lake, and majestic mountains looming in the distance.

The surrounding 90 scenic acres are waiting to be explored. Moreover, the property’s remote location away from the hustle and bustle of the city makes it a perfect choice for those wishing to escape the fast pace of everyday life and to reconnect with nature.
Activities near Ballintra
  • Swimming

  • Horseback riding

  • Surfing

  • Biking

  • Fishing

  • Wildlife watching

This yurt’s wonderful lakeside setting offers plenty of outdoor activities. On a balmy summer afternoon, guests can head down to the lake and take a refreshing swim in its tranquil water or go fishing. For a change of scenery, glampers can journey to one of the nearby beaches—a 10 min drive—and soak up some sun on the warm sand. There is also a wealth of prime surfing locations nearby and an equestrian centre off beach horse-riding.

As guests take a leisurely stroll around the property’s 90 acres of wildflower meadows and peat bogland, their stresses will simply melt away as they are serenaded by the calming buzz of wildlife all around them. Hiking and hill-walking enthusiasts will be rewarded with striking panoramic views of Donegal Bay. Cycling buffs can hire a bike and set off on a path to discover the beautiful surroundings. Additionally, it is an opportune moment to observe the local flora and fauna in their natural habitats.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No children allowed
    2-12 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Open fires allowed

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


Free cancellation available within 48 hours of booking confirmation, if more than 15 days before check-in day

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Additional info

This accommodation has one pet friendly yurt, subject to availability on request. There is a pet surcharge of €20.

Smoking is not allowed in the yurt.

The yurt has no electricity. One can be hooked-up however if necessary for special medical needs.

Guests are kindly requested to remove their shoes before entering the yurt.

There are pets living on the property.

Covid19: All measures are being taken to protect our guests from the spread of Covid19 and are available on request.
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