Back in early May, at the end of the school Easter holidays, we took the kids camping glamping for two nights. I have never camped so my Hubbie, who would have done a fair bit of camping back in the day, thought he’d try out glamping first, I think, and potentially ease me into some semblance of ‘proper camping’ in the near future! The mirth that ensued over the weeks prior to us leaving, was worth the 2 nights price of accommodation for him alone: questions that kept on popping into my head, such as, “Will there be electricity?”  (There was), would have him practically rolling on the floor laughing at the utter novice standing in front of him!
The kids could not have been more excited, while I was a little apprehensive as we approached beautiful, sunny Kenmare that Friday evening, but the minute we arrived at the site, I was blown away by the attention to detail and just how stunning the location was

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You can choose between double or family tents

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The view from our tent…

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Our Tent. Safari Chic, eat your heart out!

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My favourite type of decking chair and these were made of driftwood by http://www.thebearachair.com

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Coolest Coat Stand ever…

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The magical light in the field just next to our tent (fenced off, with cattle warnings for little people!)

Once we had settled in, we explored the rest of the facilities a little. There was a wedding on in the Manor that weekend, which just added to the atmosphere

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…and the small but perfect playground (there was also a ball court nearby) kept little people amused & happy

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It just happened to have THE coolest see-saw ever. Hilda by Design was happy and my little girl thought it was Cinderella’s carriage! Win-Win.

That evening was so stunningly beautiful, we ate in Kenmare but on the second evening, we ate at the site and toasted marshmallows with the kids at the open fire pit, which is lit each evening

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There were also BBQ spots behind the log area, with kitchen facilities, a games room, toilets & showers – in the form of what I assume were converted stables?! I don’t really know what gave me that idea though…

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I woke early on the first morning, made a cup of coffee in the kitchen and went for a little walk along the bay. These photo’s were taken around 7.45am…

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The Boathouse in the dawn, which is a restaurant & residents we met who had eaten there, gave it the thumbs up.

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The view of Dromquinna Manor from the water.

At this point, I knew breakfast would be delivered soon (around 8.30am) so I popped back to the tent, where hubby and I shared a blissful, quiet breakfast on the deck, while the kids were still asleep

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We lazed around the site for hours that day, and when the weather unfortunately turned, we left for the day, but when we came back that evening, the beautiful weather had returned.

Nobody wanted to leave the next day, which is a testament to how happy everyone was. I got a bit of time to take in some of the sights on the Cliff Walk, before we left

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This was the view…

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…from this seat…

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And if you’d popped a glass of wine & a book in my hand, I could have stayed there for hours!

There is Wi-Fi in the site but I made a conscious decision to take a technological sabbatical and guys, it was the right decision! We all came home relaxed and recharged.

*A special mention to the lovely Gwen (who my son fell in love with a little!) who couldn’t have done more to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible*

http://www.dromquinnamanor.com

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