Discover the Perfect Family Friendly Holiday Rental: Water and Wildwood

If you're planning a family-friendly holiday in Ireland, look no further than Water and Wildwood. Nestled in the busy village of Muff in Inishowen, this self-catering cottage offers an idyllic escape for large groups. With accommodation for up to 10 guests, it is the ideal setting for family parties, celebrations, and get-togethers. Immerse yourself in nature with a private lake, an 80-acre forest, and all the modern conveniences you need for a luxurious stay. Experience Nature at Its Finest Private Lake and 80-Acre Forest Water and Wildwood boasts a private lake perfect for leisurely days spent fishing, kayaking, or simply soaking in the serene surroundings. The 80-acre forest offers endless opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and exploring the natural beauty of Inishowen. This secluded haven ensures privacy and relaxation, making it the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spacious and Modern Accommodation The cottage itself is designed to accommodate large groups comfortably. With three well-appointed bedrooms, it can sleep up to 10 guests. Each room is tastefully decorated, with two bedrooms in a dorm room style with modern amenities. The spacious living areas provide ample room for socialising, while the fully equipped kitchen makes meal preparation a breeze. Whether you're hosting a family reunion or a milestone celebration, Water and Wildwood has everything you need for a memorable stay. Ideal for Celebrations and Gatherings Perfect for Family Parties Water and Wildwood is the ultimate venue for family parties and celebrations. The expansive property allows for various activities and events. Organise a treasure hunt in the forest, or simply gather around the large dining table for a festive meal. The cottage's layout and amenities are designed to accommodate large groups, ensuring everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Workshops and Retreats In addition to family gatherings, Water and Wildwood is also an excellent choice for retreats and workshops. The peaceful surroundings and spacious interiors create an ideal environment for creative thinking and relaxation. Whether you're planning a yoga retreat, a corporate team-building event, or a creative workshop, this cottage offers the perfect setting. Unmatched Luxury and Convenience All Modern Conveniences Despite its secluded location, Water and Wildwood doesn't compromise on luxury. The cottage is equipped with all the modern conveniences you need for a comfortable stay. High-speed internet, flat-screen TV, and a large and modern kitchen are just a few of the amenities that ensure you feel right at home. After a day of exploring the outdoors, unwind in the cozy living room by the fireplace or enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathtub. Accessibility and Local Attractions Water and Wildwood is conveniently located near local attractions and amenities. The village of Muff offers quaint pubs, restaurants, and shops, while the scenic beauty of Inishowen is right at your doorstep. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way, visit historic sites, or take a short drive to the vibrant city of Derry. The cottage's central location makes it easy to explore all that Ireland has to offer. Book Direct and Save For those looking to make the most of their holiday budget, Water and Wildwood offers a direct booking option that saves you 15%. By booking directly through the Water and Wildwood website, you can enjoy exclusive savings and personalised service. Skip the third-party fees and experience a seamless booking process that ensures every detail of your stay is perfect. Conclusion Water and Wildwood is more than just a place to stay—it's a destination where memories are made. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a celebratory gathering, or a peaceful retreat, this cottage offers everything you need for a perfect getaway in Ireland. With its private lake, vast forest, modern amenities, and spacious accommodation for up to 10 guests, it stands out as the ultimate choice for large groups seeking a luxurious and nature-immersed experience. Book your stay today and discover the magic of Water and Wildwood.

Why your next Family Holiday has to be in Donegal

When searching for that perfect family holiday destination in Ireland, you can have a lot of options.   Donegal has it all, which is why it has been voted 'Coolest Place in the Planet' by National Geographic and 'Best Place to Travel' by Lonely Planet.   If these awards are not enough to convince you, consider the following benefits of a family holiday to Donegal:    - You have beaches everywhere, including a number of blue flag beaches  - You have activities that will suit all ages, from watersports to museums  - History and Culture surround you, from trad sessions in your local pub to historical monuments that tell many a story of our troubled past.   If planning a family holiday is on your to-do list this Summer, consider Wildwood House. We offer:    - Accommodation for large families (we sleep up to 10 people)  - Private lake access for watersports like kayaking and swimming  - 80 acre on site forest for hikes and nature exploring  - 5 mins from Wild Ireland - the rescue animal sanctuary and home to the rescue bears who also have their own Netflix show  - 5 mins from Lisfannon Beach - one of Donegal's top beaches   We could go on with fantastic places to visit so here is a 3-day itinerary to help you out, aimed at a family holiday:   Day 1 Arrive and check in at Wildwood house. Spend the afternoon exploring the 80-acre forest that is within walking distance from our back door. For dinner, book The Treehouse, only ten minutes from Wildwood House and located in Muff Village   Day 2 Book a tour with Wild Alpaca Way, a short 25-minute drive from the House and located in Malin Head. These Alpacas will be a winner with the kids and enjoy feeding them but the adults are in for a treat also with the stunning views along the private farmland you walk. In the afternoon head up to Malin Head and explore the vast, rugged shoreline. Malin Head was a look out point during World War 1 and the markings on the land are still visible. Back home for dinner in the Railway Tavern, only 5 minutes from Wildwood House   Day 3 Visit Moville and take in a morning of fun with Inish Adventures and their massive waterpark. Kids and Adults will enjoy racing against each other to complete the course, but falling in the water only to have to climb back up is part of the craic. In the afternoon head over to Wild Ireland which is just across from Wildwood House. Learn about all of the rescue animals and how they came to live in the sanctuary. From bears, wolves and lynx cats and loads of other animals, the kids will love watching the animals interact with the keepers. For Dinner head over the Red Door Country House for a real treat.   These are our most enjoyable activities in the area and there are so much more to choose from. We are happy to assist with your plans so get in touch for more information. To check availability for your family holiday in Donegal, click here.   Marie x

Why Your Next Retreat Belongs at Wildwood House

Are you a retreat organiser struggling to find the perfect location for your next wellness getaway, yoga immersion, or mindfulness workshop? We understand the challenges – finding a peaceful environment that fosters a connection with nature, caters to many retreat needs, and offers a comfortable space for your participants can be a difficult task. But what if we told you there's a hidden gem nestled in the heart of County Donegal that ticks all the boxes? Welcome to Wildwood House! We specialise in providing the ideal setting for intimate and transformative retreats. Nestled amidst the stunning beauty of an 80-acre private forest, our venue offers a haven of tranquillity perfect for disconnecting from the outside world and reconnecting with yourself and your retreat participants. If you need to go back to nature and exclude outside noise, we are the ideal venue.   Here's why Wildwood House should be your top choice as your next retreat venue: Escape to Tranquility & Nature: Imagine your retreat participants practising yoga in the early morning overlooking a serene private lake. Picture them meditating amidst the calming embrace of a vast, 80 acre forest. At Wildwood House, this isn't just a picture – it's the reality.  Our unique location provides a natural environment that fosters relaxation, rejuvenation, and a deep connection with nature – the perfect backdrop for any wellness-focused retreat. More Than Just a Place to Stay: Wildwood House offers more than just stunning scenery. We can accommodate up to 10 guests in comfortable accommodations, creating an intimate and personalised retreat experience. Our dedicated indoor workshop space is perfect for yoga sessions, group discussions, or workshops led by retreat leaders. We also have the nearby Bothy Cottage next door that can sleep another 2 people should you need additional space. Catering can be provided on request and at times to suit you to deliver the best experience to your participants.  The Ideal Retreat Setting for: Wellness Retreats: The tranquil environment combined with our partnerships with experienced activity providers (such as yoga teachers) creates the perfect space for your wellness retreat. Complementary Therapy Retreats: The serene environment and access to nature enhance the therapeutic benefits of your retreat. Our venue is also well-suited for private therapy sessions. Yoga Retreats: Imagine the beauty of practising yoga outdoors by the lake or in our dedicated indoor space. The peaceful setting provides the perfect environment for deepening yoga practice and mindfulness. Corporate Retreats: Escape the hustle and bustle of the office and foster team building and focus in our tranquil setting. The indoor space is ideal for workshops and meetings, allowing your team to reconnect and strategize in a relaxed atmosphere. Here is what one of our recent Retreat organisers said about their experience with hosting a retreat with us: “Marie & Valerie held us so beautifully @waterandwildwood. The Food, care and sensitivity to the work was incredible. The welcome, the space, the comfort, the attention to detail was so nourishing. I will be booking this space again” - G McGuinness Make Planning Easy: We understand that planning a retreat takes time and effort. We are here to make things easier. We offer a variety of amenities and services to streamline the planning process  such as onsite catering provided, activities arranged to suit your timetable or expert wellness leaders to come to you). Our dedicated team is also available to assist you with logistics, ensuring your retreat runs smoothly from start to finish. Ready to create a truly unforgettable retreat experience for your participants? Contact us today for a personalised quote and availability check. We'd be happy to discuss your retreat needs and show you why Wildwood House is the perfect place for your next gathering. Don't hesitate to visit our website or social media pages (view more information on our Retreat Venue here) for more information and stunning visuals of our venue. Contact Marie Wylie on enquiries@waterandwildwood.comTelephone: 087 247 3403

We now offer a Wild Ireland package

We are delighted to launch our new package with Wild Ireland, the local animal sanctuary which is located only a short ten minute drive from us. This package is currently only available with a stay in the Bothy Cottage but if you are looking to book for a larger party in Wildwood House, contact us directly and we can look after your request depending on the number in your party.   Wild Ireland is owned and run by local man Cillian McLaughlin. Cillian has always been a lover of animals and feels very passionate about animals that have been mistreated. His rescue bears are the most famous of his residents, having been living in harsh conditions in Lithuania for many years, When he first brought them to Donegal they didn recognise the grass feeling under their feet. He has worked to make them feel safe and secure in their new home.   Wild Ireland is magical day out and we are delighted to be working with them to bring you a package with tickets included. Book your Wild Ireland package here.



Water and Wildwood,
Co Donegal,
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