Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery

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Glamping - Luxury camping in a Country House Garden

We now offer a 'glamping' option in the form of bell tents from May to September. Glamour + Camping = Glamping!

We have 4-metre bell tents designed to accommodate 2 people and 5-metre tents which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. In 2014, we have added a Glamping Arc which looks a bit like a traditional pig arc (but a much more comfy version for humans). Ballyvolane Glamping is a fully-catered, fully serviced glamping experience and all meals, drinks, afternoon tea are provided in the main house so our glamping guests can fully-engage with the Ballyvolane House experience. We are always happy to recommend a good restaurant nearby if guests would like to eat out one night. It's not a 'cook-your-own' meals type of glamping operation. Our 'Glampers' will be given a 'glamping box' on arrival containing essentials such as matches, water, local Crinnaughtaun Apple juice, a jar of homemade chocolate cookies, maps of the estate and a torch and head-lamps. There is free Wi-Fi available in the main house.  

The bell tents are fully kitted out with raised timber beds, comfy mattresses made by the Natural Mat Company. The mattresses are stuffed with recycled jeans and organic lamb's wool and covered with washable cotton ticking. The beds will be made-up with proper cotton sheets, pillows, duvets and blankets. Towels are provided. A tea-light chandelier hangs from the centre pole to provide light and heat, and the tents are furnished with bed-side tables, chairs, coir carpet and ample lighting. You can actually stand upright inside the tents. Best of all, hot water bottles are put in the beds during evening turn-down service.

Full Irish breakfast (served till noon) will be served the next morning in the main house. A fully heated wash house containing loos and showers are located adjacent to the camping area. Please note  'check-in' time is 3pm and 'check-out' time is 12noon. The wash house is furnished with mirrors, good lighting, clothes-hooks and we have hair-dryers. We promise a fantastic and warm night's sleep in a stunning, quiet, country house garden setting. This is camping at it's best.


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