Just back from a girls weekend in a yurt at Rock Farm. It was exactly what 5 nervous city-slickers were hoping for, and more. The yurts are perfectly appointed and spaced out, beautiful inside, with the best beds and furniture and they have literally thought of everything. The staff including Nicola, Corina and Jo just could not do enough for us. everything you need for a pastoral weekend is provided - wood for the fires (both outdoor fire pits, bbqs and the yurt-based wood fired heater inside - you can buy delicious meat packs and other food from the Estate and cook them with all the kitchen facilities you could want provided by Le Shack, a communal area that is extremely well equipped. (including gas ovens etc for the non-bbq'd elements of a meal). The grounds of Slane are just the most idyllic pastures, rivers and mature woodland that I have seen in Ireland - all capability Brown designed landscape.
We were looking for a comfortable but outdoors experience, to bond, have fun, sit around a fire and talk rubbish for hours, take in the countryside and relax as well as eat and drink well. The weekend gave us all of this.
Go - just go - if you think you were a nervous or reluctant camper, this will change your view. You will never book an expensive B&B or hotel again! Even if the weather is terrible, there is plenty to keep adults and kids amused all on site or just go and be a tourist around the castle or Newgrange. If the sun is out, go for walks, swim in the river, plan your next delicious bbq meal and marvel in nature at it's very best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rock Farm Slane is a naturally inspiring ecotourism destination set on a 150 acre organic farm along the banks of the River Boyne opposite Slane Castle. We offer a back to nature experience staying in timeless nomadic dwellings - luxury Yurts and romantic Shepherd Huts with warm and natural furnishings.Escape modern life and explore the beauty of the Boyne Valley. ... more less
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