This quirky Airbnb in Wicklow might just satisfy all of your childhood dreams of living in a treehouse.
If you had dreams of living in a treehouse, that is… if not… well, it’ll be a unique night away at the very least.
You can live completely off-grid in this charming little spot on a farm near the town of Baltinglass in County Wicklow.
A perfect combination of nature and comfort, it’s a great choice for a cosy escape for two who fancy exploring a bit of the Garden County from a very funky base.
Welcome to the Hilltop Treehouse in Wicklow
This self-contained treehouse sits elevated at 12 feet above the ground on a working family farm near Baltinglass in the south-west of the county.
It’s in a great location for those who like exploring on foot, with direct access to some nearby historical sights on Baltinglass Hill, including archaeological sites from the Stone Age.
The small wooden house is powered by solar and has outdoor cooking facilities with a gas BBQ and outdoor fire pit.
A deck with a mighty view
At a guess, you’ll probably spend most of your time out on the deck in front of the living area. The photos above should give you an idea as to why!
The view through the trees stretches over the 40-acre working farm and it’s not uncommon to spot some wildlife crossing the fields from the deck’s vantage point.
The deck is also where you’ll find the treehouse’s cooking facilities. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and relax in one of the deckchairs while your BBQ cooks and the sun sets over the hills in front of you.
Off-grid, eco-friendly living
Conscious of doing your bit for nature? You can rest easy at the Hilltop Treehouse as a stay here will result in a minimal carbon footprint.
It’s a real eco-friendly accommodation option, powered by solar power (although it’s limited, according to the host!) and gas cooking so that you can live almost completely off the grid.
Don’t worry about the essential luxuries though, there’s a wood fire to keep the place cosy and USB charging outlets for your phone and camera.
Without Wi-Fi though, you’ll be able to completely switch off from social media notifications and emails to appreciate your company and the sounds of the surrounding nature.
What you can expect if you visit
This eco-friendly treehouse has basic but comfortable amenities that allow you to escape from your busy life.
There’s one cosy bedroom that sleeps two and a bathroom with a shower and a flushing toilet. You’ll also have access to:
- Outdoor BBQ area and fire pit
- Large deck with farm views
- Access to Baltinglass Hill for great walks
- USB power outlets for charging
- Small fridge
How much a night will set you back
The Hilltop Treehouse is a reasonably priced getaway for a couple, but there is a two-night minimum stay (Note: it can work out slightly cheaper for mid-week stays).
I popped in a two night stay over a weekend in July (available at the time of writing). Here’s how much it works out at:
- Total: €316
- Per person: €158
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