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There are five Skydome Yurts and one Shepherd's Hut. Each yurt has a large and spacious at 20ft diameter, fully insulated and luxuriously furnished. They are all well separated from each other and have their own private decking with outdoor seating. The Shepherd's Hut is smaller but very cosy, simply but tastefully furnished and extremely romantic. It is also the closest to the lake. 

All accommodation includes: 

  • Superking-size bed in the yurts (up to 2 additional single beds for children) and a king size bed in the Shepherd's Hut. All are provided with extra warm winter tog duvets, crisp white 100% cotton linen and Donegal woollen blankets

  • En Suite Loo

  • Wood-burning stove with a full supply of firewood 

  • Windows with beautiful lake, forest and mountain views

  • Comfortable seating 

  • Hot water bottles 

  • Fresh fluffy towels 

  • Outdoor seating area

  • Rechargeable lanterns & reading lights


All the Yurts and Shepherd's Hut are off-grid. One yurt can be hooked up to electricity on request if required for medical needs. Please let us know at time of booking to ensure you are allocated this yurt.


One yurt is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us prior to booking to ensure this yurt is available.


There is a limited number of pet-friendly yurts.  Only one pet can be accommodated per stay and a pet surcharge of €20 per stay applies. Simply choose the Pet Add-On in the booking process if you wish to book a pet-friendly yurt. If you do not see this Add-on it means there are no pet-friendly yurts left.  The Shepherd's Hut is not pet-friendly, sorry.


Optional Extras

We can arrange optional extras on request such as breakfast and BBQ packs, flowers and chocolates.

In addition, activities such as Surf Lessons, SUP (lake or sea) and Beach Horse Riding can also be arranged with local providers. These extras can be added on as part of the online booking process.

The Lodge

The Lodge is a central communal building for all guests. With its underfloor heating and strawbale thermal mass this building provides a continuously warm hang-out space whatever the weather with beautiful views. Keeping in mind that Lough Mardal Lodge offers an opportunity to escape the modern world, use of mobile phones and devices is discouraged in the main room. Books, board-games and puzzles are provided and there is always the old-fashioned art of conversation! The Lobby area can be used for those who do need to connect.

Facilities in the Lodge: 

  • Fully equipped large kitchen with 2 separate cooking hobs, 2 large fridges, 3 sinks and allocated storage cupboards and fridge-space for food supplies. (There is no microwave.)

  • BBQ area outside with Pizza Oven

  • Each guest is allocated their own plates, bowls, cutlery, cups, etc 

  • Tea, coffee, sugar and basic condiments are provided

  • Separated and well spaced dining areas

  • Large hang-out space with plenty of comfortable seating, a big fireplace and beautiful panoramic views

  • Toilets (flowing through an environmentally-friendly reedbed and wetland system)

  • Individual Wet Room hot showers (no shared changing areas) & hairdryer 

  • Individual storage lockers assigned to each guest for valuables with re-charging sockets for mobile devices

  • Boardgames, cards, books and a record player with a selection of records


The Lodge and its facilities are wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible, as is the route from the car park.

Please note there is no wifi but there is good mobile network coverage. But why not try to disconnect while here and give your brain a reset. The Reciprocal Room is a gadget-free zone - you'll thank us afterwards!

Electric Car Charging Point

There is a charging point for electric vehicles.

BBQ & Campfire 

There is a designated BBQ area outside the kitchen. BBQ packs are available and if you forget to bring charcoal we have some - more info on our Optional Extras page. Disposable BBQ's are not permitted anywhere on site. There is a campfire pit directly in front of the Lodge which you are welcome to light at any point. There is firewood in a small hut beside it. If you forget your marshmallows let us know, we usually have an emergency supply!

E Vehicle Charging Point
Lakeside Campfire Glamping Ireland
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