A holiday company is offering people the chance to come to Ireland and live like a hobbit for a few days.
The ‘Hobbit Hillpod’ earth houses are located at the north of the country in beautiful Co Donegal and give a new a new twist to Irish tourism.
We’re not sure what Bilbo Baggins or Gandalf would make of them but they’re a perfect holiday retreat for couples who want to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some peace and quiet in a stunning setting.
The pods have received plenty of praise in the national media. The Times said they were the ‘Best Place in Ireland to Get Away from it All’ while the Independent named it is the ‘Best Play to Stay 2018’.
The contemporary mountain pod designs are inspired by Irish archaeology. The designers prioritised comfort and ensured that all appliances and furniture are full sized, rather than ‘caravan-sized’ so visitors will be able to relax as much as possible.
They are self-catering homes with oven, toaster, kettle and a fridge with an icebox. There are also a number of cafes and bars in the area.
Visitors will have plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. The pods are situated by a secluded beach or in the mountains by the sea.
The area is warmed by the gulf stream. However, if temperatures do get a little chilly, the pods are quick to heat with an electric heater and have excellent insulation.
Each pod contains a full-size double bed, sofa bed, TV and DVD, full size oven and grill, shower room with heated handrails and tables and chairs.
Outside the pods are a picnic table so visitors can spend their time enjoying the views in the warmer months.
For more information visit the Earth House Air B&B page .
Take a look inside.