At Lough Mardal Lodge there are five Skydome Yurts and one Shepherd's Hut.
There is nothing quite like staying in a Yurt. A simple yet magical dwelling with wooden lattice walls and radial rafters, it evokes a sense of the exotic. Originally the homes of the nomads of Central Asia the Yurts at Lough Mardal Lodge have been adapted for today and have been chosen for their high-tech insulation, warmth and durability which is required for the occasionally temperamental weather on the north west coast of Ireland! All Yurts are well-spaced ensuring seclusion and privacy. Each yurt has a luxurious 5-star hotel grade superking bed with heavy tog duvet, crisp white linen and Donegal tweed woollen blankets. They are furnished sustainably with reclaimed, upcycled furniture and all have beautiful views of the surrounding bogland, lake, mountain and forestry. Lie in bed staring at the stars through your clear sky dome in front of your cosy wood-burning stove or sip a wine on the veranda listening to the background hum of wildlife.
Our Shepherd's Hut comfortably sleeps 2 adults (not suitable for pets). Interiors are simply but luxuriously furnished with a king size bed, crisp white bed linen, fluffed pillows and Donegal woollen blanket. A warm stove keeps you cosy at night. Sit out on the small veranda with a coffee and soak up the lake view and the hum of wildlife.
All accommodation comes with:
Luxurious Superking-size bed as standard with two optional single beds available for children. The Shepherd's Hut has a King-size bed and is suited to couples only.
Wood-burning stove with a supply of firewood
Windows with beautiful views
Large clear dome skylight for star-gazing (yurts only)
Lake, mountain and forest views
All bedding including crisp white linen, warm winter duvets & Donegal tweed woollen blankets
Fluffy white towels
Hot Water Bottles
Rechargeable lanterns and reading lights
Outdoor private decking with seating
Secure locker with charging points
Allocated storage and fridge space in the kitchen
Own supply of plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery
En Suite loos being added by Summer '23
Two yurts are pet-friendly - a €20 pet surcharge applies which can be booked as an Add-On in the booking process if a pet-friendly yurt is available. No pets are permitted in the Shepherd's Hut.
Ph. 00353 861731813
NIGHTLY RATES based on 2 adults sharing
Skydome Yurt - from €130
Children €20 per night per child
Shepherd's Hut - from €110
(Adults only, no pets sorry)
We can arrange breakfast and BBQ packs on request and in addition activities such as Surf Lessons and Beach Horse Riding with local providers. These can which can be added on during the online booking process.
Pets: There is a limited number of pet-friendly yurts. A pet surcharge of €20 applies per stay and only one dog is permitted per yurt. To book a pet-friendly yurt please select the Pet Add-On in the booking process - if this is not visible it means there are no pet-friendly yurts available. Please reconsider bringing your dog if he is a 'yappy' dog so as to respect other guests who come to enjoy the peacefulness of Lough Mardal Lodge. Note that delicate soft furnishings and rugs are removed from yurt when a pet comes to stay. Pets are not permitted in the Shepherd's Hut.
Accessibility: One yurt is wheelchair accessible and can be hooked up to electricity if required for medical needs. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability.
Reduced rates are available for weekly stays.
Enquire directly: firstname.lastname@example.org / Ph. 086 0233360
Group Bookings: An idyllic venue to escape to for any family or friends' get-together. Book all accommodation and have the whole Lodge exclusively to yourselves. Can sleep up to 22 people. Enquire directly: email@example.com / Ph. 086 0233360
Please read our Booking Policies prior to booking.
All guests have use of the Lodge amenity building which provides guests with a very large fully-fitted kitchen, loos & wet room showers (no shared changing-rooms) as well as a beautiful big hang-out space with comfortable seating, a big fireplace and beautiful panoramic views.
The Yurts and Shepherd's Hut are completely off-grid - which is all part of the adventure! Each guest is assigned a secure locker in the Lodge where mobile devices can be recharged (and where valuables can be stored).
Lough Mardal Lodge glamping offers the opportunity to truly escape from the white noise of modern living and constant-connectivity - we strongly recommend you lock up your gadgets and relax, unwind and disconnect during your stay. With this in mind, the central hang-out space, the Reciprocal Room, in the Lodge is a gadget-free zone. However if the withdrawls are too much to handle there is a comfortable space in the Lobby where guests can use their devices!