Since kicking off a series bringing you the most unique accommodation in Ireland, we’ve come across some incredible places to stay.
Tucked away in Fintown in Donegal, a stone’s-throw from an endless number of things to see and do, it’s a fine little base for exploring.
It’s also pretty easy on the pocket, too, coming in at around €99.50 per person for a 2-night stay this winter more on the price below!
In the guide below, you’ll find everything you need to know along with how much a few nights will set you back.
Welcome to Meadowsweet Forest Lodge
You’ll find Meadowsweet Lodge nestled in the hills of Donegal near Fintown in a secluded woodland area.
The Lodge is situated in a quiet and peaceful location where it’s tucked into a scenic woodland well off the beaten track.
It’s also part of an organic farm where the hosts grow their own veg and produce homemade herbal teas.
Calm, cosy and very quirky
The ‘Honeymoon Suite’ at Meadowsweet Forest Lodge looks like something you’d see hidden away deep south in the USA.
Minus the chap sat on the front porch with a bottle of whiskey and a sawn-off shotgun…! This really is a gorgeous little spot and it boasts character by the bucket load.
Finely equipped with a warm and quirky interior to whittle away those rainy summer days and a sweet little porch area for the warmer months, this place ticks a lot of boxes.
How the host describes it
‘If you look for a peaceful location where the sounds of streams, of birdsong and wind in the trees are the only “noise”, our cosy Lodge in the hills of Donegal is waiting for you!
The Lodge is situated in a very quiet, hidden away and peaceful location. It is tucked into a scenic woodland well off the beaten track in the hills of Donegal near Fintown.
It is part of an organic farm where we grow our own veg and produce homemade herbal teas. The Lodge itself is entirely self-build, a project of love and passion!
We used wood wherever we could and wanted to make sure it is as cosy as it can get. In the kitchen you find a wood burning stove to add warmth and cosiness and you find all facilities to cook up your own meals.
Added is a wrap around sunroom so you can be as close to nature as possible even on a rainy day.’
How much a night will set you back
I’ve popped in a weekend in December (Friday to Sunday) for 2 people sharing. Here’s what it works out at:
- Total: €199
- Total per person: €99.50
- Book a night or see more here
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Discover more unique places to stay in Ireland
We’ve featured a clatter of unique places to stay in Ireland over the last few months, from castles and Airbnbs with hot tubs to pods and more.
While some will cost you an arm and a leg, others work out pretty reasonably if you stay with a few friends. Discover some funky places to stay below.
1. Unique Airbnbs
2. Luxury accommodation
There’s an endless number of luxurious places to stay in Ireland, as you’ll discover here. From pods like the very fancy one above to swanky chalets, there’s plenty to choose from.
3. Castles to rent
Ireland’s home to heaps of castle accommodation. You’ll find the very best of it in this section (some is craaaaazy expensive while others work out cheap enough with a group).
I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I’ve explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with ‘H’, apparently…).