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Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping

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Cronybyrne, Rathdrum A67 YP82 Ireland
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#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Rathdrum
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Unique Irish Experiences with Horse Caravan Holidays, “Glamping” Gypsy Caravan Accommodation & Donkey Walking Packages. Located on a 40 hectare farm in Wicklow, 1 hour from Dublin. Glamping Gypsy Caravans: Camp in comfort in a unique and cosy caravan that can sleep up to 4 people. Our farm is a peaceful place to relax or it can be an ideal base to discover the many local attractions and activities. Self-drive Horse Caravan holiday where 4/5 people can sleep and cook. 70% of visitors have no horse experience, full horse instruction provided. Travelling approx.15 km each day. Donkey Walking Packages: 7 night walking package with a friendly donkey on a looped circuit. Walking along quiet country roads & forest paths and overnighting in B&Bs. The donkey can carry 15 kilos in a pannier and cover approx. 10 to 15km a day.
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baker3333 wrote a review Oct 2019
Oxnard, California40 contributions35 helpful votes
This has been on my wish list for many years and I was disapoointed that there was only one night out of the property. It should be at least three, and we were not aware of this until we arrived and had the route explained before departure. When I inquired about it the explanation made sense, but it seems quite pricey for just one night away. Two nights are on property, which is lovely. I can see that the care of the equipment and horses is why it is a bit expensive, and splitting between two people makes it affordable. Apparently the traffic has increased in the area, making travel in a horse-drawn caravan a bit nerve wracking and local farmers have pulled out of the agreement to lend their pastures and land for the overnights, which leaves only one farmer still willing to house the caravans. So, the route has changed to avoid auto traffic. Still, it was wonderful and I am really glad we went. The pace is obviously slow, which was how I wanted it to be. The instructions are good, but the turn around was a but confusing since the map was literally a line drawn on a paper with x"s for the turn around. No signage. All in all, it was fun and special and I would love to do it again. Help is only a phone call away, so you never have to worry about anything. The caravan is similar to an American RV; very basic but outfitted with everything you need, including bedding, cuttlery, cooking items and plates. I took a solar lantern and glimmer strings for fun, but the propane lights inside are fine. The home property is gorgeous and there is a communal room for wifi, heating water, making snacks and general rest. There are showers, laundry facilites and bathrooms there as well. There are picnic tables next to the caravans and pastures so the views are outstanding while staying on property in your caravan. The host, Neasa, is darling and kind and will help you with whatever you need. John was an outstanding instructor, making sure everyone is well informed and available for anything at anytime. Glendalogh is an easy day trip and can be done with a taxi ride to and from the property. The horses are so well cared for, sweet, gorgeous and big! A walk around the property will bring you to the cutest donkeys ever, and lovely streams. The harnessing is a bit time consuming but easy and fun, especially with John's expert instructions. If you are a solo traveler a guide will accompany you; the harnessing takes two people. Take a power bank for your phone and be sure to take food for the three days in the caravan. Campfires are a special part of the trip. Bring kindling and wood. There are cold packs available along with small coolers for food, but they are not really cold, so bring food that doesn't really need to be cold. Our cheese was fine and the deli meats as well, but it was only three nights and the nights are cool enough to keep everything from heating up. The Wicklow area is gorgeous. There will be some cars passing, but for the most part, the roads were quiet and it was lovely to be off the grid. We met some wonderful people while on this trip and it was really fun. There is dining a short distance by taxi, should you decide to leave the farm during the night before and after the overnight off property. Your drive in the caravan on the day to the visiting farm is only a few hours, and there will not be any place to stop, such as a pub.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Carrottop wrote a review Sep 2019
Northrhine-Westphalia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We did a three day trip that included the arrival day, the caravan tour and the donkey walking as two friends. As it was the end of low season we had the facilities nearly to ourselves. When we first arrived I kept saying how lovely it was. The view from the caravan onto the horse field is very relaxing. The first impression of the common areas like the kitchen and bathroom was a pleasant suprise. We both immediately remarked how nice and warm it was and that it smelled lovely in the bathroom. The common kitchen supplies several kettles and fridges. There are cooling boxes and freezing elements to take into your caravan for your milk and cheese. There are plenty of dish washing sinks in the common areas. We took some torches and extra lights with batteries because we were worried about the gas lamps and it worked out fine. The kitchen in the caravan is well equiped and we didn't find it difficult to make some simple meals and lots of cups of tea. It was rather cold at night so Neasa gave us extra sleeping bags in addition to the already good bedding in the caravan which were a godsend. I have very chilled out ponies myself but the Clissmann's horses are a compliment to their owners with their relaxed attitude towards any sort of traffic and inexpirienced tourists. Go Bravo and Cocao! If we didn't have a car we would have done the tour with the transfer to Glendalough, but as we had a car we could drive there on the first evening. Definitely worth a look! And we had a delicious meal in the hotel there. On the third day we went for a walk in the near nature reserve and it was absolutely beautiful. If we had been more than two adults sharing a caravan it might have been a squeeze, but there was plenty of room for two. If going at the end of the season definitely bring lots of warm clothes (for which there is a washing machine!) and also don't forget sunscreen (yes, we needed it, in Ireland)! Thanks for an exciting adventure to all the team at Clissmann's!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Brian Byrne wrote a review Aug 2019
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It’s rare you get glamping accommodation with such luxury, in fact you forget your glamping at times! This is a wonderful experience for children. It’s a must visit. Full kitchen and laundry facilities with relaxation areas on site. Oh, If your adventurous you can take a day trip with a horse caravan and experience the old way of life!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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hel_belKildare wrote a review Aug 2019
Maynooth, Ireland75 contributions34 helpful votes
Just back from two nights glamping. The caravans are great and have anything you need. Compact and very clean and cosy. Lots of blankets and duvets. The bathrooms are really clean. Everything on the site is kept very clean. Each gypsy caravan is situated privately. Nessa was very helpful when we were booking. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Daniel OBrien wrote a review Aug 2019
Craughwell, Ireland15 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed for 1 night with our 2 girls aged 5 and 10 and it was absolutely brilliant! We loved the caravan and the girls enjoyed the horses and walks around the park. Kitchen area, toilets and showers were very clean and we will definitely be back. ☺️
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$97 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty WicklowRathdrum
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping
Which popular attractions are close to Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping?
Nearby attractions include National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh (6.3 km), Hidden Valley Holiday Park Adventure Tours (4.0 km), and Sculptures in Woodland (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wicklow Heather Bar & Restaurant, Bates Restaurant, and Lynham's of Laragh.
Does Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glendalough Monastic Settlement (8.5 km) and The Mill at Avoca Village (12.7 km).