It's hard to imagine a more visually captivating setting than Sperrinview Glamping, featured in The Guardian's round-up of the best UK summer holidays for 2020.
Perfectly positioned at the foothills of the magnificent Sperrin Mountains, the historic location is not only a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's also one of Northern Ireland's Dark Sky Sites.
Little wonder, then, that every pod you'll find here features an enormous, specially crafted viewing window, for you to gaze at the ever-changing landscape, and that vast, clear sky, to your hearts' content.
Not that that's all you'll discover inside your luxurious and toasty pod. Sleeping up to five guests, there are plenty of creature comforts, including two downy double beds (plus an extra sofa bed), a Netflix-equipped TV, a kitchenette, and a private shower room.
(This is glamping, after all - which means there's no need to queue for a communal loo!)
Surrounded by cleverly upcycled furnishings and comfy seating - not to mention those amazing views - you're sure to feel instantly relaxed, without that lumbering feeling of having to pack everything but the kitchen sink, just to enjoy your break.
Particularly when you add thoughtful little ‘extras', including complimentary hot drinks, marshmallows and roasting sticks...and how about a little snack of cheese and crackers to welcome you to your new home-from-home?
Sit outside and take in all that wonderful fresh air by your firepit, cook up a storm on your private BBQ, or if you're in the mood for making new friends, simply head for the communal hub and say hello! Here you'll find a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, a snug reading corner with Wi-Fi, and a stargazing porch in front of a crackling open fire...ideal for storytelling sessions with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
Prefer getting out and about? You're in luck, as there's plenty to immerse your senses in nearby. Why not begin with a visit to the fascinating Beaghmore Stone Circles, an ancient site that was dramatically uncovered in the 1940s?
Just a mile away lies Davagh Forest, with its breathtaking landscape of rolling hills and lush forest land. There's a lot to love for wildlife watchers, walkers, and cyclists, with trails that range from gentle to heart-stopping - the 16km red trail includes a series of rock slab drops that promise to be truly unforgettable! Not to mention the brand new OM Dark Sky observatory which will be opening in Autumn 2020 - equipped with a large 14" aperture telescope - offering visitors the opportunity to explore the night sky as it is rarely viewed in this newly designated dark sky reserve.
Head to nearby Cookstown for a taste of the local culture, or for a well-deserved coffee stop, whichever you prefer. The An Creagan visitor centre and restaurant in Creggan offers a range of activities and facilities for the whole family, as well as exhibitions and a craft shop. Meanwhile, those in the mood for nightlife will enjoy a meal out at the friendly local Mill Wheel Bar and Restaurant, which features live music on most weekends.
Steeped in unique history, heritage, and some of the best views you'll ever lay eyes upon, a stay at Sperrinview Glamping promises to linger in your mind, long after you've returned home.
Things to note
Gift vouchers are available to purchase.
Tried and tested
"I would highly recommend a visit to Sperrin View Glamping! The pods are incredible & finished to a high standard. We were greeted with such a lovely warm welcome & the above and beyond personal touches made the stay feel extra special. I will most definitely be returning in the future!"
"Congratulations to Sperrin View Glamping. I could not compliment the facilities enough. It was my first ever glamping experience but I will be booking several nights for my next visit. Would highly recommend to all ages. It has something for everyone."
"Fantastic glamping pods! Great location and we'll designed. Loads of room inside, really warm and great facilities both in the pods and the communal building. Everything you need is there. Very warm, friendly welcome. Would definitely recommend a stay here for friends, couples or families. Thanks for a great weekend & good luck with your new business."
Region: Cookstown, County Tyrone
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: Up to 5 per unit
Bedrooms: Open plan
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights (Jul/Aug only)
Property ref: 1415
FacilitiesLuxury glamping pods, each sleeping 5 guests. 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed, seating, viewing window, Netflix-equipped TV, kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, sink, WC. Exterior: seating and private firepit/BBQ area. Communal facilities: kitchen, reading area with Wi-Fi, porch with open fire.
Walking, cycling, stargazing, nature watching, forest trails, ancient sites, local culture, museums, restaurants, coffee stops.
At a glance
- An exclusive glamping site at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland, part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Dark Sky Site. Spectacular views are guaranteed!
- Each self-contained glamping pod sleeps up to five guests, with two double beds and a sofa bed, and private kitchen and bathroom facilities. There is also outdoor seating and a private BBQ area and firepit.
- The pods also feature a huge, specially crafted viewing window for you to gaze at the amazing scenery for as long as you like!
- There is a separate communal hub on site, which features larger kitchen facilities, a reading corner, and a porch with an open fire.
- Close to the historic Beaghmore Stone Circles, and Davagh Forest where guests can visit the new OM Dark Sky observatory - the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. Cookstown is around 10 miles away.