From one of the coolest places in the world, whose tagline is "it's different up here", this cozy mini-house is a dream holiday rental.
This unusual Irish mountain pod remotely located on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way is the ideal getaway... for the modern Hobbit.
Under the Thatch (UTT), which rents out “fabulous, quirky” holiday homes across Europe, calls the property “a luxury escape for architects, designers, writers and those who love nature.”
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The “CroPod” is an underground shelter inspired by the ancient archaeology of Ireland and overlooking a beautiful mountain lake.
UTT writes: “CroPod sleeps two with huge open mountain views to the lough below and beyond. It sits next to, but private from, our cottage 'The Escape' in case you've friends who'd like to stay near.
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“A favorite walk is to the remote mountain cottage where Dylan Thomas wrote and Rockwell Kent painted (you can only reach it on foot), or to amazing seacliffs where golden eagles nest. It really is a remarkable location, which is why it was the main home of Greg, UTT's founder for many years. It's a special place - visit and you'll feel why.”
The London Times listed the unique Irish pod as one of the 20 best places in Europe to “get away from it all” in 2017.
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The Times wrote: “There’s something very Bilbo Baggins about this new two-person pod, found close to the Wild Atlantic Way driving route in Co Donegal, northwest Ireland. An oak-lined shelter built into an empty hillside, it comes with a good bed, ample light, a kitchen with oven, a lounge area and shower. You come here primarily to walk — to beautiful Glenlough Bay, inaccessible by road, to sea cliffs where golden eagles nest, to the remote cottage where Dylan Thomas once summered and through enough moorland to stir the glummest of souls."
* A stay at the Shire-inspired CroPod costs between $727 to $1140 a week. Check out www.UndertheThatch.co.uk for more information.
* Originally published in March 2018.