If you've never experienced what it's like to wake up in a log cabin to the sound of birdsong and the smell of last night's charcoal BBQ in the air, then it's time you booked a glamping holiday! 

In Lisburn & Castlereagh we're lucky to have such scenic, rural locations which make the perfect spots to enjoy a glamping trip - read on to discover these hidden gems for yourself...

"The Pods" at Streamvale Farm

View of the glamping pod at Streamvale farm

At The Pods, you can choose how to spend your time whilst reconnecting with nature and recharging your inner batteries. Light the fire pit, open a book and take in the panoramic countryside views.

These pods come with everything to make your glamping trip a comfortable one, such as fluffy bathrobes, your own private hot tub, WiFi, electric heating and double beds with custom matresses.

"Myrtle" The Swiss Army Glamping Truck at Larchfield Estate

Larchfield Estate has something very special hidden away in their stunning grounds... As well as the exquisite stone cottages, and unique event spaces, you'll find Myrtle, a Swiss Army Truck which has been lovingly converted into a glamping truck, complete with log burner, and sauna!

You'll not want to leave this one-of-a-kind accommodation, even though the surroundings are just calling out to be explored! Within the privacy of the private estate, you'll soon be relaxing to the sound of nature (including alpacas!) and whether you're cooking your meals in the truck, or eating out at the nearby country pub The Pheasant - a stay in Myrtle won't soon be forgotten! 

Standing Stones Glamping Pods

Nestled on the Belfast Hills, with endless walking routes on your doorstep, you'll have a comfortable retreat to return to at Standing Stones glampng pods. What could be more cosy that relaxing in this heated pod with views over the countryside, with facilities such as en suite, double bed and pull-out bed and outdoor seating, it's a perfect getaway. For meals, the on-site restaurant is a stone's throw away and offers fabulous food to re-fuel for another day of exploring the area or embarking on more scenic walks through the hills. 

Glamping at Let's Go Hydro

For sheer variety of glamping options, nothing beats Let's Go Hydro! Their selection of unique accommodation is huge, from a floating house, to a viking hut, a forest dome to an igluhut - you'll find somewhere to sleep here which you never knew existed! With on-site activities such as a huge inflateable aqua park, open-water swimming, wakeboarding, ringo rides, paddle-boarding, forest trails and more, the whole family will be entertained and have a glamping experience like no other. Eating won't be an issue either, if you don't fancy cooking your own, there's a cafe and pizza restaurant on site!