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Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping

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Bradlieve Donegal, Ballintra F94 W4FE Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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An idyllic lakeside Glamping Lodge with yurt accommodation on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Ireland. Set on 90 acres with lake-frontage, wildflower meadows and heather hills with sweeping views of Donegal Bay. Five spacious 20ft yurts luxuriously furnished with superking size beds wood-burning stoves and verandas offering lake, forest and mountain views. The uniquely designed Lodge communal building provides a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, showers, loos and large comfortable hang-out space with panromaic views. Built with all natural materials - the walls are constructed with strawbales & there is a 'living' grass roof, the building showcases great Irish eco architecture. On site activities include wild swimming, fishing, hiking and hill-walking. A nature lover's paradise and an idyllic romantic getaway. The perfect base from which to explore the North West of Ireland with some of Ireland's most beautiful beaches and surf spots within easy reach.
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Free parking
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
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Fireplace
Seating area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
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Glynn M wrote a review 27 Jun
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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This was our second stay. at Lough Mardal and definitely just as magical as the first. You have to travel a few miles along narrow country roads to get there but the scenery is beautiful along the way.The Yurts are so spacious, with comfortable beds and an inviting stove. Very clean & tidy and most importantly homely. & private.The main building has an ample sized kitchen & vast dining area, where you can relax with a book from their mini library. We decided to bring an inflatable kayak with us which we took onto the lake in front of the yurts, definitely great fun and glad we done it. The place itself has everything provides for you for a comfortable stay hot water bottles, lanterns & flasks are just some of those items. We definitely love the place & can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your amazing review! Delighted that you enjoyed your second stay here and want to come back again - we hope that we can keep providing what you love about the place and look forward to seeing you here again. Marcus & Clare
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Angeline B wrote a review 25 Jun
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Hidden away in the bogs of Donegal we arrived to see the most amazing communal cob building, rare in these parts. It was so spacious, clean, organised and relaxing. We then walked down to our Yurt. Again very spacious as there were three of us staying in it. We were able to get all out supplies in Ballintra and a short taxi journey took us into Ballyshannon that night for the festival. I recommend this accommodation highly.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your time here for the Rory Gallagher Festival. Hopefully we will see you here again. Marcus & Clare
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The Whole Truth wrote a review 22 Jun
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On behalf of myself, hubby and our little fur baby 🐕 we would just like to say that this place is amazing in every way, a real hidden gem, a place were you can just switch off and slow down . Lough Mardal has it all and more! Can't wait to return . Thanks
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your great review. Delighted that you all loved it here and we look forward to seeing you here again. Marcus & Clare
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Joanne Hepburn wrote a review 14 Jun
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We ( 3 adults, 2 children & a cocker spaniel! ) had the most wonderful time when we stayed at Lough Mardal in May this year. We stayed in The Bog Yurt and The Shepherds Hut and both surpassed our expectations - they were beautifully furnished, super comfortable and spotlessly clean. The lake is fab, great for paddling with the little ones and swimming for the big ones and the hound! The huge communal kitchen & dining area in The Lodge was excellent - really well equipped with ample space clearly allocated to each Yurt / Hut in the fridges and storage areas with lots of ovens and hobs to go round. The attention to detail is second to none at Lough Mardal - the complimentary slippers for each guest in The Yurts, rechargeable lanterns and refillable glass water bottles , lovely toiletries and heaps of fresh white towels In the bathrooms, charging points in each secure locker, BBQ area, discreet positioning of the yurts for a private stay (helped that we knew other guests didn't have to hear our twin toddler tantrums!! 🙈), the list goes on! So beautiful and peaceful - the only sound we heard was the cuckoo waking us in the morning :) We were blown away by the whole experience, We can't wait to go back! x
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all, your children and your dog had such a great stay. It is so rewarding to receive feedback such as yours and to know how much you appreciate and enjoyed what we have created here. We look forward to seeing you here again another time. Marcus & Clare
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Didi B wrote a review May 2022
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Top class place. An amazing location, nestled in the nature of Donegal. The accommodation in the yurt was very clean and of high quality. I absolutely loved that there was no electricity in the yurt, and each one was very private. The Lodge is a wonderful central location for cooking / catching up. A really marvelous building. Lovely walk on the trail up to the mountain, and a peaceful lake to paddle in. We saw deer and listened to the cuckoo. The land is full of wildflowers.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Clare and Marcus Tindal, Owner at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping
Responded 10 May 2022
Thanks a million for taking the time to reviews us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we'll see you again.
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Lawrence wrote a review May 2022
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Superb night in beautiful surroundings. Everything provided in kitchen and yurt. Great peaceful location. Slippers provided was a nice touch. The sign at the start of the road needs straightening up ….. sad it was a rainy night as stars would be amazing out here. Yurt was warm and weatherproof, dry and clean
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clare and Marcus Tindal, Owner at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping
Responded 10 May 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, thank you. Delighted you enjoyed your stay here. Next time hopefully you'll get the starry night! Clare & Marcus
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NorthWestLulu wrote a review Apr 2022
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We absolutely loved this place. The decor and comfort in out yurt was like a five star hotel. We were in the Nort Brae and the views over the tree tops and lake were beautiful. Although there are six yurts it was completely private with no noise expect the birds. We were warm and cosy with the stove on and didn't need the hot water bottles provided. The lodge is a beautifully designed, circular building with comfy chairs, those lake views and a fireplace. There are books, records and games provided. The cooking facilities are excellent. All your crockery and cutlery is in a special cabinet and you have your own shelves in the fridge and freezer. Everything you would need for cooking is provided and the place is spotless. The shower and toilet facilities are spotless and attractively designed. They provided lovely Soap Company products and nice white towels as well as a hairdryer. I've been glamping before but nothing like this. They have thought of everything and it was a wonderful experience. The nice weather helped but I think I would also be cosy in the bad weather. I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try the breakfast they provide as an option. You have to cook it yourself but it was delicious.
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Response from Clare and Marcus Tindal, Owner at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Thank you for coming to stay and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We're so happy you enjoyed the experience. We hope the cuckoo didn't wake you too early! We can't wait to welcome you back again sometime. Clare & Marcus
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amy o wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Myself my partner and my 11yr old stayed here over the Eastwr weekend. We had the most amazing time. Everything about Lough Mardal Lodge is stunning from the lakeside views to the homely yurts. The facilities were great and very clean. We also booked surfing lesson's through them and they were serious fun We would highly recommend giving them a go.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Apr 2022
Thank you for your great review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you again. Marcus & Clare
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Navigator595869 wrote a review Feb 2022
I went during the winter season, it happened to be a storm the day I arrived and sleeping in the yurt was a very wild experience! But the second night the storm had passed and the I could really enjoy the glamping experience. The yurt is very specious with fabulous decoration very warmth and cosy with its own wood burner stove made kept the yurt warm at night. The lodge is stunning, built using natural materials it’s an impressive piece of sustainable architecture. The settlement has it’s own lake and lots of surrounding nature to explore. I will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Clare and Marcus Tindal, Owner at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for your great review - we are glad you had better weather on your second night! We look forward to seeing you back here again. Marcus & Clare
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laurendoherty06 wrote a review Feb 2022
County Londonderry, United Kingdom5 contributions
We loved our time at Lough Mardal Lodge. The communal area is spacious yet warm and cosy with stunning views. The yurt itself was a lot bigger than expected again with a stunning view of the lake. The bed we had was so big and comfy. Snuggled up in bed with the hot water bottles, fire lit, while the rain was bouncing off the yurt was amazing. We went in feb and although the weather wasn’t great it didn’t dampen the experience. A dip in the lake is also a must. Great amenities, the toilets and showers where spotless. Also a short drive to Donegal town and beautiful beaches. My partner, myself and the pup love it. Would love to come back to try it out in summer.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 6 Feb 2022
Thank you for your lovely review - we are glad that you all enjoyed your stay here in the depths of winter! We look forward to seeing you here again in the summer :-) Marcus & Clare
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandCounty DonegalBallintra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping
Which popular attractions are close to Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Nearby attractions include Murvagh Beach (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, conference facilities, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salmon Inn, The Flour Pot Cafe, and The Pantry Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (11.5 km), Castle Caldwell (9.0 km), and Killaghtee Old Church (14.9 km).
Does Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Lough Mardal Lodge - Lakeside Glamping accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.