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).
Related read: Check out our guide to the best places to go glamping with a hot tub in Ireland (with something for most budgets).
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, I checked the price for this place for 2 nights in 2022. Here’s what 2 nights in February costs for 4 people sharing:
- Total: from €345
- Cost per person: from €86.25
Have you stayed here? If so, let me know how you found it in the comments section below!
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.