- Premier host
- Castlerock, County Londonderry
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- Sleeps: 2-3
- Bedroom: 1 per lodge
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Part of the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Burrenmore Nest sits within 82 heavenly hectares of a forest estate that’s mere moments from Benone Strand.
Fans of Game of Thrones will recognise this pristine seven-mile stretch of sandy beach as one of the iconic series’ filming locations… characterised by its arresting backdrop of dune, mountain, and cliff scenery.
So, it’s hard to imagine a finer setting to immerse your weary soul in nature, than with a stay in one of Burrenmore Nest’s beautiful glass-fronted lodges. Three stand tall on stilts while one larger lodge, Pipit’s Hide, offers ground-level, step-free access and room for an extra person.
Each lodge boasts its very own whirlpool bath with 20 hydrotherapy massage jets and LED mood lighting, for a unique forest bathing experience that was featured in the Belfast Telegraph.
Arrive to a fizzing glass of Prosecco, then take your time exploring your idyllic retreat, marvelling at how even though you’re deep in the tranquil heart of nature, you’re surrounded by luxury that’s worthy of an urban hotel suite.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the forest canopy to perfection, with remote control blackout blinds to help you get a restful night’s sleep in the downy kingsize bed. There’s also fibre Wi-Fi and Alexa-enabled heating and lighting.
Meanwhile, you’ll find the sleek kitchenette well-equipped for you to cook up a romantic storm, enjoying the fruits of your culinary labours from the comfort of the Toronto dining armchairs.Keep reading
At a glance
- Three glass-fronted treetop lodges and a fourth, ground floor lodge with step-free access and extra living space, all with individual and private spectacular views on to the forest and nestled amongst 82 hectares of forest, just moments away from Benone Strand on the north coast of Ireland.
- Each adults-only lodge boasts well-equipped kitchenette and luxury shower facilities, with mod-cons that include Alexa-enabled heating and lighting, and a built-in home cinema projector.
- Greet the sunset with a glass of bubbles in your outdoor whirlpool bath, and enjoy morning coffee on the balcony, surrounded by birdsong.
- Communal facilities include a barbecue and firepit, with handmade pine benches and beanbag chairs to help you get comfy as you chat with new friends.
- Explore the forest surroundings, or visit the National Trust Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, just 10 minutes’ walk away. The village of Castlerock is close by for surfing, golfing, and dining. Binevenagh mountain and the wider Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer countless walking and cycling opportunities.
- Adults Only
- Hot Tubs
Glass-fronted lodges, sleeping 2 guests (one lodge includes step-free access and an additional indoor relaxation space/fold-out bed to sleep 3 guests). Reclaimed wood coffee table and Toronto dining armchairs, Wi-Fi, Alexa-controlled heating and lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, built-in home cinema projector. Kitchenette with electric hob, microwave-grill (no oven), fridge with icebox, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, cooking equipment, tableware, tea and coffee, complimentary breakfast basket. Kingsize bed with remote control blackout blinds, en-suite waterfall shower room with Voya toiletries, towels, two-tone touchscreen backlit mirror. Outside: terrace or balcony, private outdoor whirlpool bath with hydrotherapy massage jets and LED mood lighting. Communal facilities: furnished firepit and Charles Bentley barbecue area.
Walking trails, cycling routes, picnic spots, nature watching, beaches, watersports, golf, National Trust sites, historic landmarks, pubs, restaurants
Oh, and how about snuggling up with a movie afterwards, using the built-in, state-of-the-art home cinema projector that offers the equivalent of a 120″ viewing screen? Your favourite scenes will never look so good!
Of course, you might prefer a sunset barbecue and toasted marshmallows under the stars, as you make new friends around the communal firepit – whatever takes your fancy.
A complimentary breakfast basket, packed with mouth-watering local goodies, will help you ease into the new day. Particularly when preceded by fresh coffee out on the balcony, and an invigorating freshen-up in your opulent waterfall shower room, gainfully stocked with fluffy towels and indulgent toiletries.
What to do next? Well, as you can imagine there are plenty of forest walks just waiting to be savoured, with the mesmerising National Trust Mussenden Temple, the ruined 18th century mansion of the Bishop of Derry and Downhill Demesne accessible in a 10-minute stroll. Binevenagh mountain walking and cycle trails start right from your front door.
Visit the 7-mile long Benone Strand for Instagram opportunities galore, then why not head into nearby Castlerock for a bite to eat, and if you’re brave enough, a spot of surfing?
(Though if you’d rather not break your immersion in nature, feel free to simply open up a good book, and relax into the gentle soundtrack of leaves and birdsong… all day long).
Things to note
Check in at 4pm, check out at 11am. Burrenmore Nest is an adults-only, pet-free site. Exclusive hire of the four lodges is available, including the communal firepit and barbecue area, plus a fully-equipped indoor event space and large, ten-person log-fired hot tub.
Where you'll be staying
Castlerock, County Londonderry
What the guests of Burrenmore Nest say
“Our weekend stay at Burrenmore Nest was perfect, the lodges are beautiful, very comfortable and finished to a high spec. The lodge was very private with gorgeous views of the forest through floor to ceiling windows and a fab whirlpool hot tub under the trees. Lots of lovely little local handmade touches in the lodges. The site manager was very friendly and welcoming. The local area is beautiful with plenty of lovely walks. We will definitely be booking again.”
“A most relaxing stay in a stunning and unique setting. Beautifully landscaped, comfortable and super helpful staff. Can’t wait to go back. The hot tub amongst the trees was special.”
“Amazing weekend at Burrenmore Nest. Committed friendly helpful staff on site, beautiful forest scenery, well-stocked kitchen, amazing cabins for stay. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet retreat!”