Lough Mardal Lodge, Lough Mardal, Bradlieve, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Enquiries Ph: 00353 86 173 1813 / 023 3360  Email: info@loughmardal.ie

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A Unique Winter Getaway

For every well-known tourist hot-spot there are a small handful of alternative accommodation providers, slightly off the beaten track, offering something that little bit different...

Open All Year Round - with 15% Autumn discounts now available

"Wow! What an amazing place Lough Mardal is. We had a fantastic stay in the most gorgeous and comfy yurt. Slept  like a baby in the peace and quiet. The Lodge is the most magnificent building. We'll be back." Veronica Stringer, Wicklow

"What a joy to wake up, open the door of the yurt and discover such a beautiful landscape in a quiet place. I highly recommend to anyone looking for solitude and calm." Julie, France

"The yurt we stayed in opened out onto a view of the lake and the mountains and coast beyond. Wake up, open the doors and go back into bed and suck in the view." Francis, London

"This place is truly everything we could've wished for - and more! Thank you so much for our stay in your little paradise." Lucia & Sebastian, Germany

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Donegal Ireland

Adventure

Perfectly located for outdoor adventure amongst the Irish North West’s most spectacular spots for surfing and body-boarding, scuba-diving and snorkelling, rock-climbing or horse-riding, cycling or hiking one of the Wild Atlantic Way trails. 

Romantic Getaway

Donegal Ireland

Explore

Just a 12 minute drive from the Donegal coastline, some of Ireland's most beautiful beaches are on our doorstep. All routes in every direction involve a scenic drive.  Beautiful places to visit include St. John's Point, Muckross Head, Glenveagh National Park, Sliabh Liag. Donegal Town or Belleek Pottery....or the local pub for a trad session.

A stay at Lough Mardal Lodge is an other-worldly escape from the stresses of the modern world. On a lakeside setting immersed in nature and surrounded by beautiful scenery, each Skydome yurt offers tranquility, comfort and a little taste of bohemian luxury. Bright and spacious, they are also well-spaced to ensure a real sense of seclusion and privacy. Our high-tech yurts are fully-insulated and open all year round, luxuriously furnished with extra warm winter duvets, crisp linen and Donegal woollen blankets. With your warm stove burning, lie in bed staring up at the stars through your clear sky dome.

A unique and beautiful eco building constructed with strawbales and mud with a grass roof, the communal Lodge is a large amenity & social hub for glamping guests to make themselves at home in. Its striking central space, the Reciprocal Room, with its exposed beams spiralling overhead is a magical spot to kick-back and zone-out, soaking up the beautiful panoramic views of the lake and surrounding landscape. Or cosy-up on a sofa around the massive fireplace with a good book. 

The Lodge

Escape into the Wild

A nature lover's paradise, there are 90 private acres of unspoiled and stunning landscape to roam and explore at Lough Mardal. From the damselfly-populated lake shorelines to precious Atlantic blanket bog (the most celebrated of Ireland's peatlands), wildflower meadows, up to the heather hills 130m above sea level which offer panoramic views of Donegal Bay and the Dartry, Slieve League and Bluestack mountain ranges.  Enjoy the silence and serenity of the wide open spaces.

Donegal '...the coolest place on the planet '.
National Geographic, 2017

Why choose a five star hotel when you can choose a five billion star one.  Sleep under the stars and go glamping with all the comforts of home in a beautiful Skydome Yurt, surrounded by nature with lake, forest and mountain views. A magical experience which will create memories to last a lifetime.

What's been happening on the Lough...

November 1, 2019

Thank you Studio Donegal for our delivery of beautiful handwoven Donegal woollen blankets for all our yurts. An extra warm layer on the bed or wrap it around you while sitting out on the decking with a glass of wine. 🍷

We highly recommend a visit to Studio Donegal and going on the tour of their weaving mill which is open to the public. They still use the same old traditional wooden looms, it's like stepping back in time. Add...

October 12, 2019

The Beast is now finished, is stocked with firewood and will be keeping Lough Mardal Lodgers toasty into the Winter months. Together with the underfloor heating there are no October chills round these parts!

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