Glamping Experience

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About Us

Located in the Wicklow Hills The Old Forge Glamping is set on the grounds of a Georgian house and farm and overlooking Lugnaquilla and the surrounding rolling countryside.

Our campsite has four yurts sleeping up to 4 people in a double bed and two single beds and one log cabin sleeping up to 5 people in a double bed and 3 single beds. Our glamping site lends itself perfectly to family celebrations and birthday parties as we sleep 21 adults and children comfortably.IMG_3633

 

Picture yourself and your family or friends setting up your very own campfire by our beautiful woods and looking out on spectacular Wicklow scenery. You will be surrounded by nature and may even come across our long eared barn owl, our buzzards, deer, foxes, badgers, stoats, pheasants, duck, and many more interesting species native to this particular countryside.webdeerwebowl

Each tent is fitted out with all your bedding needs so it is like staying home from home. The candlelit atmosphere of a yurt is something everyone should experience in life. We also have a fully furnished kitchen set in the georgian farmyard complete with fridge, oven, hob, toaster, tv, kettle and wood stove. We provide everything from bbqs, cooking utensils to a hot shower.

Please refer to our What to Bring section so you know what you will need to have a brilliant time.

Hire the entire campsite for a group of friends (up to 21 people) and you have your own private space to enjoy the great Irish outdoors without the hassle & tears!

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If you are looking for hill walking we are situated just off The Wicklow Way alongside numerous other walking routes varying from 4km to 24km loops, if you are looking for pampering book a pamper afternoon by qualified masseuse.

As the evening draws in, light the campfire and toast marshmallows before getting into your warm and cosy tents. Do remember to wrap up warm because this is after all still camping.

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Accommodation

Yurts

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Sleeps: 2-4 Persons (5th optional but on a camp bed on the floor)

Towels (No) and Bedding (Yes)

Self Catering

Fairy lights and candles are provided
Yurts provide a holidaying experience like no other. You get the same quality and comforts that a cottage of hotel can offer but on a more natural, relaxing level. Forget the idea that yurts are for hippies, forget everything you’ve heard about staying in a yurt and picture this-

Log Cabin

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Sleeps 5 people with an additional campbed if needed

Very quiet and peaceful place to sleep

Gorgeous smell of Scandinavian wood inside

Best views in the place as you lie in your bed!

 

Communal Areas

The kitchen is set in an old granite 17th century farm building and is a communal area open to the guest as is the site in general including the camping areas. We do not have a restaurant but you can use our fridges and bbq your own food at your yurt or log cabin on your own personal bbq provided by us. All you need is charcoal and firelighters.

Your own Glamping space is yours and each tent has a table and chairs outside.

Shared Amenities

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NB: We at the Old Forge Glamping for obvious reasons reserve the right to cancel a booking if the weather conditions are at all treacherous.

 

What to bring?webbbq

 

While having all the fun it is important to take note of these Fire Precaution tips:

Fire prevention while camping
When you are going camping, follow these basic precautions to reduce the risk of fire starting and spreading.  Remember, a fire can destroy a tent within 60 seconds so underlining the dangers is important:

• don’t smoke inside a tent
• children can be curious about fire keep matches, lighters, flammable liquids and gas cylinders out of their reach and outside the tent
• place your cooking area well away from the tent in a place where they can’t easily be knocked over
• keep your cooking area clear of items that catch fire easily (‘flammable’ items) including long, dry grass
• never leave children unsupervised around the campfire
• if you’re using a campfire or a barbecue, make sure that it is fully extinguished before you leave it or go to bed and that it’s completely cold before you dispose of any of the ashes.

∗Do not dispose of ashes in the woods during dry weather!

How to deal with a fire when camping
Remember these simple tips:

• if you find that your clothing has caught fire, the important thing is to remember the best way to put it out is to stop, drop and roll. If somebody else’s clothing has caught fire, you should tell (or force) them to drop and try to smother them with a blanket or other large item of clothing to quell the flames, then roll them
• if you’re in a remote area, try to provide the fire and rescue service with a map reference, if possible – provide a nearby landmark such as a farm or pub to help us reach you as quickly as possible.