If you’re searching for unique places to go glamping in Mayo with friends, this place should tickle your fancy.
Yes, there are hobbit huts in Mayo that come with access to a big aul hot tub, a bar a spacious communal area and… a sauna.
Yes, this place goes toe-to-toe with some of the best hotels in Mayo. In the guide below, you’ll find out everything from what you get for your hard-earned €€€ to what to see nearby.
Cosy little hobbit huts in Mayo
If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to live like a hobbit for a night or two, then this place should tickle your fancy.
The lads at Mayo Glamping have created a funky little earth-covered hobbit hut that sleeps up to 4 people comfortably.
What to expect if you visit the hobbit huts in Mayo glamping
You’ll find these hobbit huts in Castlebar where they’re nested in the rolling hills of the glorious Mayo countryside. The Mayo hobbit huts are a handy:
- 5-minute drive from the National Museum of Country life
- 25-minute drive to the buzzy town of Westport or Ballina
- 15-minute drive from Foxford.
It’s also a stone’s throw from many of the best places to visit in Mayo, with everything from hikes and walks to coastal drives and more a short spin away.
Yes, the Mayo hobbit huts have a hot tub, sauna, and bar…
I was sold on the idea of kipping in a hobbit hut, but it gets better. Way better. This place boasts a toasty wood-fired sauna where you can kick-back after a long hike.
There’s also a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen area where you can cook some pizza or fire up a BBQ. There’s also a bar (you’ll need to BYOB).
To top it off, there’s also a movie hall where you can kick back with a film (via chromecast).
What it’s like on the inside
I wasn’t expecting much from the inside of this place, but it looks pretty damn cosy. The reviews on Airbnb are also excellent, especially with regards to cleanliness and the service provided by the host, Stephen:
‘An amazing hobbit/fairy experience. Stephen and his family are absolutely lovely and really made the trip. Amazing hospitality.
Was also lovely to meet the other people who were staying there. Amazing craftmanship… still can’t believe Stephen built the whole place himself…. such talent and thought gone into every aspect of it. Just sorry couldn’t stay longer but dying to go back again another time. Thank you Stephen!’
The one thing to note is that the kitchen, toilet, and shower units are communal.
How much a night will set you back
So, this place is clearly popular, as it’s fairly booked up for the summer of 2021. Here’s what a night in October costs for 4 people sharing:
- Total: from €120
- Cost per person: from €30
Have you stayed here? If so, let me know how you found it in the comments section below!