Burren Glamping has room for up to 6 in a creatively converted horse trailer on an organic farm near the Cliffs of Moher, Co.Clare, Ireland. Cleverly laid out, the glamping is surprisingly spacious and comfortable, and it gets heated nicely with the wood burning stove.
Kids will especially enjoy the experience as well as the chance to roam the farm and interact the animals which include saddleback pigs, donkeys, beef cattle, hens and ducks.
Converting a horse truck into living accommodation is not an easy or obvious thing to do but they have done it with style. There are two double beds plus a sofa that can be converted into two single beds at night time. It’s perfectly warm with the wood burning stove while also being fully insulated. There is a good bathroom too with an electric shower, and there is WiFi throughout.
Outside the truck there is nice little balcony type seating area plus down the steps a patio area with even more seating. There is also a barbecue at the farmhouse which you are free to use. You don’t have much of a kitchen there, just a kettle, a sink and toaster, but the friendly owners serve you up a terrific traditional breakfast in the morning using their own free range eggs and pork.
At the farm there is a small herd of beef cattle, a pair of donkeys, Saddleback pigs, some hens and ducks, all free range of course and from where, as mentioned, you get most of your breakfast from. There is also a poly-tunnel at the farm where they grow various fruits and vegetables and the whole place is organic and eco-friendly, with the welfare of the animals being paramount.
The truck is right in the middle of the farm near a quite well preserved Iron Age Fort (Tullagh Ringfort) and is beautifully peaceful and quiet at nighttime. If you’re coming from a city you will also surely marvel at the lack of light pollution and the opportunity to see the stars like never before.
Just outside the village of Kilfenora in Ireland’s famous Burren Region the location is great for onward exploration. The equally famous Cliffs of Moher are less than a half an hour away and closer still are some great little villages, Kilfenora itself for example, and especially Doolin and Lisdoonvarna which, though small, are known worldwide for their traditional music and lively pub life.
The area is a part of what is known as the Wild Atlantic Way that runs all along Ireland’s west coast and the Burren is undoubtedly the most unique landscape of the whole route. It’s an other worldly landscape of barren fields of rock and strange geological formations, one of the world’s karst regions. It also has a huge amount of unique flora, with plants from such diverse topographies and climates as the Arctic, the Mediterranean and the Alps somehow growing side by side here.
The closest international airport is Shannon, about 45 minutes away, with the city of Galway being less than an hour to the north.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Excellent breakfast. Lovely host who loved to help us with our trip. We enjoyed the trailer on the farm which was something very different from our other stops….”
“Beautiful just beautiful and the hosts were fantastic…”
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