If you read our guide to the best places to go glamping in Ireland, you may recognise this place.
Known as the ‘Swallow’s Nest’ and tucked away in a quiet corner of Meath that’s a stone’s-throw from loads of things to see and do, this is a great little base for a staycation.
Also, the fact that 1, it works out incredibly pocket-friendly and 2, there’s lots of availability this summer, and you’re onto a winner!
Welcome to the Swallow’s Nest (Strawbale Cabin)
Swallow’s Nest is a specially built strawbale cabin made entirely from barley straw from the nearby farm as well as local clay and lime plaster.
The home is finished in natural clay paints and a sedum roof sits atop the whole thing, putting Swallow’s Nest up there with the most unique Airbnbs in Ireland.
Some very cool facilities
With room for two and a little one, this cottage is perfect for couples looking to get a taste of rural life as it is located on a fully working organic farm.
There’s everything from cows to pigs to geese to chickens on this farm, but the cottage is situated in such a way that you’ll have plenty of peace and quiet.
The hot tub itself sits near the cabin in a small yard area, meaning at nighttime you will be surrounded by darkness and the stargazing will be unbeatable.
How the hosts describes it
‘Swallow’s Nest is a unique strawbale cabin built out of barley straw from the farm, local clay and lime plaster finished in natural clay paints with a sedum roof.
This bright and inviting cabin sleeps 2 people and a baby cot and has cosy furnishings including a large double bed with uninterrupted views across farmland and woods beyond.
Boasting a veranda and private bathroom and shower facilities it offers privacy away from the main campsite allowing you to truly unwind. You have access to the Glamping facilities and the rest of the farm.’
How much a night will set you back (there’s loads of availability for this summer)
To check the price, I’ve popped in a Friday and Saturday night in June, 2021, for 2 people sharing (lots of nights available at the time of writing). It works out at:
- Total: €244
- Per person: €122
- Book a night or see more here
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More funky places to go glamping in Ireland
If you fancy seeing what other glamping accommodation Ireland has to offer, hop into our guide to 30+ of the best Irish glampsites.
Or, you can find loads of unique Irish rentals in the Where to Stay section of our site!