Nire Valley Eco Camp provides comfortable indoor accommodation in an outdoor setting. 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. It has a private deck, an outdoor kitchenette and a private shower room, with a flushing toilet.
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 that extends the camping season throughout the year.
But it is camping; there are no TVs, no minibar or trouser press, no wifi 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.
Here we briefly outline the guest experience with regard to:
Your bedroom is in a meadow. Just think about that for a minute. You can open your door and look up at the stars. In the morning it is the sound of birdsong that gently wakes you, or maybe the sound of your breakfast basket being left at your door. People tell us they sleep soundly and long here, in a way that they never sleep at home.
Two Up and Two Down
The main bed is on the ground floor of your cabin. The second double or single beds are in a sleeping loft, accessed by a loft ladder, offering a degree of privacy and a very uncluttered feel to the cabin.
Breakfast is delivered to your cabin at an agreed time. We can provide home made breads, eggs, yoghurt, seasonal fruits/preserves and home made granola, tea, coffee and juice. Breakfast is simple but it has definitely been a highlight for many guests.
What to bring
Bring your pets. See our pet friendly policy here.
You should bring tea, coffee and any food that you plan to cook. 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
The accommodation is self-contained and self-catering is possible. There is a small kitchenette on each deck with all you will need for cooking and dining, including:
- Camp stove
- Plug-in cool box
- French press/cafetiere
- Wine glasses
- Turner and tongs
- Bread board/knife
We provide bed-linen and towels, so you don’t need to bring those.
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.
What our guests say about us
Breakfast was fantastic, coffee, eggs, berries plus homemade bread, granola, yogurt and preserves delivered in a basket each morning. The seclusion and surroundings were beautiful. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. Our 6 year old loved being up in her mezzanine bedroom and spotting deer from the window. We saw bats, rabbits and an owl from our deck. Magic!Fiona, 20th August 2020
Stunning location, amazing to have that much space to ourselves. Outdoor kitchen was ideal and breakfast was delicious! Kids loved it!Maria, 15th August 2020
Remote location with stunning views. Breakfast was delicious. Great hosts including Milo the dog. Great example of what Glamping can be with a little imagination.Paul, 9th August 2020
The breakfast was superb. It was prepared and carried to us in a picnic basket by our very kind hosts. The granola was homemade, the bread was freshly baked and the eggs were delicious. All accompanied by gorgeous coffee. The view from our hut/glamping wooden structure was divine. We could see the Knoclmealdowns and the Comeraghs and the peace and stillness of the place was balm for the soul. Would recommend this experience.Joan, 26th July 2020