7 Best Glamping Spots Near Fairy River, Northern Ireland - Updated 2023

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If you like the thought of camping but not the idea of staying in a typical tent, then glamping might just be what you’re looking for. Short for “glamorous camping,“ the activity caters to those who want the outdoor experience with a touch of modern luxury. Typically featuring heated spaces, comfortable beds, and basic cooking needs, this type of accommodation can offer a relaxing stay after a tiring day of trekking in the mountains or exploring the many footpaths across the countryside. Fairy River is a popular site that offers guests a luxurious glamping experience. However, since it’s one of the most popular in the area, you might want to consider other places to avoid the crowd. If you’re thinking about heading over to the Mourne Mountains, read on to find the best glamping spots near Fairy River, UK.

1. Secluded cabin with scenic views (from USD 158)

Perched upon a hill, this luxury log cabin is perfect for a quiet vacation. It may look like a traditional log cabin, but it has all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay such as WiFi and a well-equipped kitchen. From this site, you can have numerous hiking trails to visit including Mourne Scenic Loop. This isolated pod can be all yours to enjoy, accentuated by the tranquil scenic views of Tollymore Forest Park, Mourne Mountains, and Slieve Croob. There are also numerous attractions just a short walk away such as Hare’s Gap and Spelga Dam. After you’re done with your daily explorations, this rental is the perfect place to recharge.

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Newry, Mourne and Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
180 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Dome 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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cozy cabin with a touch of luxury and beautiful views
the beds were comfy the shower area perfect and kitchen/breakfast bar space fantastic
beautiful wee cosy cabin with lovely touches log fire was brilliant great shower amazing views
absolutely spotless and very comfortable accommodation
it was also immaculately clean we felt very safe
cabin is so cosy really well laid out and absolutely spotless
the cabin itself is so spacious clean cosy and has everything you could need
kay's cabin was sparkling clean with everything we needed for a most memorable and relaxing stay
kay was a wonderful host
kay was a fabulous host
incredibly thoughtful & attentive
excellent host very high standards will definitely be back
kay is an amazing host very kind friendly and very responsive to messages
would highly recommend a visit here the location is great and scenery is beautiful
it is a beautiful location made even more spectacular by the autumn colours
i cannot rate this highly enough cosy spot in a beautiful location hosted by wonderful kay
there are lovely walks from near the cabin which we hadn’t explored on our last visit
this is by far the best place we have stayed fullstop
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2. Cozy yurt with stunning views (from USD 117)

This spacious yurt can host five people comfortably. The century-old pine trees surrounding the area create the perfect backdrop for a scenic view and an ideal place to set up camp if you want to explore the nearby Mourne Mountains and the Slieve Croob. This yurt has a wood stove to keep it well-insulated, and cooking utensils are also available. There is a delightfully decorated communal bathroom, but it won’t be too crowded as there are only two other campsites nearby. You can also visit other attractions including Newcastle, Castlewellan, and Legananny Dolmen.

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Leitrim, Co Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
25 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 7 Beds 7 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

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very clean and tidy
toilets & shower facilities were excellent and spotlessly clean
it was clean and looked much better than what we saw in the photographs
bridie was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had
we would have stayed longer if we could bridie as a host was fantastic
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3. Stunning basecamp at the foot of a mountain (from USD 81)

Some hikers just want a quiet, secluded spot to set up camp, where they can enjoy a good night’s sleep, and this glamping pod can offer just that. Located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, this site offers stunning scenic views with an outdoor picnic bench setup and a small barbecue grill. Up to four people can call this their basecamp, and they can enjoy the comfort of a private shower and the convenience of electricity. If you’re too tired to cook your own meal, you can take a short stroll and try the famous Carrick Cottage Cafe. If you want to purchase some supplies, mingle with locals, or just explore some pubs and restaurants, Annalong Village and Newcastle are just a short drive away.

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Newry and Mourne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
24 reviews   Wifi Available
Dome 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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the bathroom was a real surprise great amenities available
good shower which i wasn't expecting also kettle and toaster
make sure to turn the water heater on to have hot water
lovely location great views very good facilities
place was lovely and comfortable with an exception of the bathroom which is located outside and has no heating
beautiful clean facilities with a great bbq
warm shower and clean facilities couldn't be faulted
clean warm comfortable pod excellent views
great location pods were spotless and well heated
the owner is a and will make every effort to help keep you happy
rachael was an excellent host and her place was amazing so peaceful i will definitely be back xx
rachael is a fantastic host
in a great location for an early morning hike
the facilities are great and location perfect
if you want to stay for walking the mournes this is the ideal place to base yourself
location is fantastic for walks and pods were basic but very comfortable for a 'glamping' experience
extra bonus is a lovely little cafe within walking distance for great breakfasts
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4. Quaint and cozy yurt for four (from USD 94)

This cozy and spacious yurt can be your next romantic getaway or family basecamp. You can enjoy the private warm open space complete with a kitchen, dining area, living room, and stove. There is a bathroom with a shower just a few steps away. It is the perfect place to stay if you’re heading up to trek through Castlewellan Forest Park, Tollymore Forest Park, and other attractions.

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Castlewellan , Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
227 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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it is clean bright and cosy
the kids had a fantastic time and it was very clean with everything you would need
fabulous host in monica
great experience at the yurt monica & jerome are lovely hosts
monica was extremely helpful
lovely yurt in the countryside monica and jerome were great hosts :)
great glamping experience amazing hosts
great location to explore the forest park
beautiful location and close to castlewellan forest park
location was perfect and close all the places we wanted to see
great location only a 5 minute drive to a selection of good pubs
great location comfortable practical yet quirky
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5. Lakeside pod with a hot tub (from USD 150)

If you’re looking for a quick glamping trip to the lake, this cozy pod might be right for you. Situated outside Poyntzpass, this rental has two single beds but can host up to four adults with additional floor mattresses. Inside, there is a mini fridge and kettle for simple meals, and if you want to enjoy a barbecue, there is a small fire pit. The site overlooks Acton Lake, and if you’re an angler, you can do some mild sport fishing here. If you want a complete experience, you can enjoy a relaxing bask in the hot tub.

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Poyntzpass , Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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hot tub was toasty pods are really quiet and peaceful the heater keeps it warm
highlight was definitely the hot-tub would recommend courtney’s statehouse in newry fiona was very welcoming host
10/10 located in such a beautiful place with lovely towns near by
lovely quiet scenic spot right next to the lake
excellent location for a get away with friends or family and take in the natural beauty
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6. Peaceful tent with beautiful mountain views

After a day of trekking, it’s a good idea to relax in a luxurious and comfortable space. You can relax on the handmade furniture while being kept toasty warm with the wood-burning stove. If you’re turning in for the night, the double bed adorned with elegant linen can ensure a good night’s sleep. You can also pre-order the use of the hot tub to complete the experience. Take a trip to Murlough Beach and Silent Valley for a quick excursion. There are also plenty of hiking trails, bicycle routes, pubs, and restaurants nearby for a nightcap. When you’re done exploring for the day, you can cap it all off by enjoying the scenic view while you take a hot shower in your refreshing outdoor bath.

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Annalong, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
30 reviews  
Tent 0 Beds 1 Bathrooms
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never had such a warm shower with such an amazing view
ciara and derek are fantastic hosts
hosts were very friendly and helpful
thanks to the hosts for the tips
we had some lovely walks which our hosts kindly recommended
ciara and derrick were fantastic hosts the bell tent was absolutely gorgeous
close to some lovely restaurants and spoilt for choice for sight seeing
in a great location with an amazing view
the location is perfect - sitting looking out towards the mountains is so relaxing
awesome location with a great view
it was a great stay and fab walks and hikes nearby
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7. Exquisite yurt with free parking

This magical handmade yurt is located in a secluded area near the Mourne Mountains. Made primarily with recycled and repurposed materials, this vast space is a work of the owner’s imagination. Stained glass panels and large panoramic windows can make you feel one with the serene yet vibrant surroundings. Within this immersive eco-friendly space, all modern conveniences such as a full kitchen and free parking are provided. The log burner can keep you warm throughout your stay. There are many nearby places to explore including some famed Game of Thrones filming locations. If you fancy staying indoors, disco lights can illuminate the yurt for a private nightcap.

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Castlewellan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
75 reviews   Superhost
Yurt 3 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

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it was spotlessly clean throughout
there was prosecco on arrival which was lovely and cleanliness was 10/10
they were so friendly and welcoming we wished we could have stayed longer
interesting place and fab hosts
so quirky and different christine was a fantastic host and we really enjoyed our stay
christine and francis were fab hosts; so welcoming and couldn't do enough to help
frankie and christine were fantastic hosts who were there if we needed them
a really unique place to enjoy a relaxed night with friends in beautiful surroundings
me and my friend family visited this place recently for 2 days
this place is just wow
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Glamp in style near Fairy River

A glamping trip is a perfect way to unwind away from the hectic life in the city. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a hiking trip with friends, or some wholesome outdoor fun with the family, there are a variety of glamping sites that can suit your needs. Check out the best glamping spots near Fairy River, UK, for a grand nature-filled experience.

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