When owner Lynda's son wanted a cowboy-inspired birthday, she set about sourcing an authentic tepee as the party's centrepiece. Now, several years' later, that very same tent has come to symbolise this, Northern Ireland's original glamping site.
If the thought of pegging your tent out in a soggy field fills you with dread, but you fancy an overnight with a bit more soul, this luxury camping phenomenon provides the perfect compromise. Nestled amid the tranquil Armagh countryside, near the small town of Markethill, is this collection of wooden and canvas sleeping dens designed to deliver a holiday with a twist.
The Rosie Lee Gypsy Caravan is every little girl's dream, with its cute pink and cream colour scheme, cosy bunk beds and oh so snuggly space. As well as sleeping two adults and two children, the bijou interior also boasts a cooker, fridge and seating area. And, as with other overnight options, there's an outdoor table, chairs, open fire and shared toilet and shower facilities.
If you crave more room and privacy, the open plan Log Cabin sleeps two adults and two children and comes with TV/DVD player, wood burner, double bed settee, fitted kitchen and a shower and toilet room. A veranda with rocking chairs continues its charming homestead theme.
Two Yurts, one 22ft and the other 16ft wide, each have double and day/camp beds, seating area, and wood burner for a romantic or family getaway. The larger of the two sleeps two adults and three children and has its own TV, fridge, shower, toilet and outdoor sink and stove. The decor evokes these tardis-like structures' Asian routes, with glass lanterns and embroidered covers and cushions lending a hippy chic vibe.
Historic Abram’s House is modelled after a quaint 1890s home, and a romantic and cosy Shepherd’s Hut is hand built by the team and perfect for a couples' retreat.
A modern canvas Geodesic Dome sleeps two adults and two children in a double, futon and camp bed and also has its own wood burner. And the Tepee that started it all is an 18ft traditionally designed Native American structure that sleeps six on three mattress beds and floor-strewn sheepskins.
The caravan, log cabin and Abram’s House are available year round, with the canvas structures open from mid-April to mid-September. So get back to nature without missing out on home comforts and enjoy two nights or more at this unique collection of canvas, caravan and cabin delights.