Nire Valley Eco Camp provides comfortable indoor accommodation in an outdoor setting. Your bedroom is in a meadow. It has a deck, an outdoor kitchette and a private shower room, with a flushing toilet. Our unique cabin design has been two years in the making, and was created to suit the site here and take advantage of the panoramic views.
The design and location enable us to create an experience of camping, especially during the day, with the benefit of a comfortable, weather proof bedroom, and to extend the camping season throughout the year.
But it is camping; there are no TVs, no minibar or trouser press, and you should be prepared for Irish weather. You will have to walk from the car park to your cabin which can be up to 200m away. That being said, when the weather is fine, which is most of the time, there are few places more beautiful, and when it isn’t you can relax by the picture window of your cabin and imagine you are in the great outdoors.
Breakfast is delivered to your cabin at an agreed time. We can provide home made breads, pastries or muffins, eggs, yoghurt, seasonal fruits/preserves and home made granola, tea, coffee and juice. Breakfast has been a highlight of many stays.
What to bring
Bring your pets. See our pet friendly policy here.
The accommodation is self-contained and self-catering is possible. You should bring tea, coffee and any food that you plan to cook. There is a camp stove with each cabin and we can provide a camping cool-box if you need to store perishable food. You can pick up the basics in the local shop in Ballymacarbry, a five minute drive from the Camp. You can also shop in Clonmel or Dungarvan on your way here.
The site is unlit away from the cabins so you should consider bringing a torch, but generally people do not find they need one.
As it may be raining you should bear in mind the journey from the car park to your cabin, and while we can provide umbrellas, outdoor shoes would be a good idea.
What not to bring
We provide bed-linen and towels, so you don’t need to bring those. There is a small kitchenette on each deck with all you will need for cooking, if you choose to.
Please don’t use anti-bacterial soaps if you can avoid it, as they may be harmful to the wetlands (where your waste water goes). We provide a simple hand and body wash that won’t harm our wetlands.
HAIR DRYERS, HAIR STRAIGHTENERS, ELECTRIC KETTLES AND IRONS WON’T WORK.
The cabins are off-grid and are solar powered, so energy from a solar panel is stored during the day in a battery. We won’t bore you with the details but using heating appliances is just not practical in a low-energy off-grid cabin.
You can charge your phone or tablet, power a laptop, use the lights in the cabin and not worry about draining the battery but plugging in anything more powerful risks damaging both your appliance and our electrics.
There is no direct access to wifi in your accommodation. This is because the rural site does not have any fixed-line broadband service. We use mobile broadband, and so can you. We have an excellent 3g and LTE/4g service all across the site, with connection speeds often better than services in major urban areas.