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"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, 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
"Your place is incredible. We are literally stuck for words!!" Rhona, Ireland
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 straw 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 panoramic views of the lake, forestry and surrounding landscape. Or make a cup of tea and cosy-up on a sofa around the big fireplace with a good book.
The Great Outdoors
A nature lover's paradise, there are 90 private acres of unspoiled and stunning landscape for you 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). Fall asleep to the sound of the 'drumming' snipe and wake up to the sound of the cuckoo. Step out into wildflower meadows or hike 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. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the serenity of the wide open spaces.
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.
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.