Luxury glamping company, Further Space, has announced the opening this week of a new site in a picturesque and historic setting in Wexford.
Six exclusive glamping pods have been installed on Forth Mountain offering guests commanding views across the countryside towards the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster.
The micro-tourism company currently has eight glamping sites across Northern Ireland and Scotland and works in partnership with landowners on sustainable diversification projects. It hand-picked the Wexford mountainside location which is adjacent to popular hiking and horse-riding trails.
Landowner, James O’Connor, who owns the well-known Forth Mountain Stud said he is delighted to be welcoming guests to a part of County Wexford that means so much to him.
“Little did I know 30 years ago while admiring the views with my uncle Luke that I would be now able to welcome people to Forth Mountain with the help of Further Space”, he said.
Guests staying at the luxury pods can immerse themselves in nature, breathe in the mountain air and enjoy beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside. Forth Mountain is steeped in history having been a key location in the 1798 Rebellion.
The new site opened on Monday July 4 in time for the busy summer period, and aims to offer a welcoming sanctuary for a peaceful staycation as well as a base from which to enjoy County Wexford’s many attractions, including Curracloe beach, a short distance away, and Hook Head.
For guests who don’t like to leave their pets behind, the site is animal friendly with dogs, cats and even horses welcome and there is a vast amount of space for them to enjoy.
The company’s fully glazed ‘tiny homes’ are handcrafted with luxury features from sustainable materials that are built to last.
Each glamping pod has a double bed and bunk bed, an en suite shower room, fridge and toaster, tea and coffee making and electricity and USB points. Prices start with an opening offer from €100 per night per pod.
Guests of the Forth Mountain pods will be welcomed with a breakfast made with produce from local suppliers The Saucy Butcher, a fire pit pack, perfect for toasting marshmallows around the fire and a barbecue pack.
David Maxwell, Co-Founder, Further Space said he is delighted to announce the Forth Mountain site which is the company’s first in the Republic of Ireland.
“We are delighted to be working with James for our first location in Wexford, and indeed Republic of Ireland. We go to great lengths to locate our Further Space pods in unique places which encourage people to reconnect with nature while creating greater health and wellbeing for our explorers.
“We pride ourselves on delivering ‘more than’ experiences at all of our Further Space sites and when our explorers choose to stay with us, they are also supporting the development of the local environment and community. Our spaces preserve cultural and natural heritage in rural areas supporting sustainable micro-tourism and promoting the welfare of the local community.
“We are excited to be working with James in a part of the world which obviously means so much to him,” said David.
“When you stand outside the pods looking across to Blackstairs Mountain and Mount Leinster, you realise there are few places more peaceful or beautiful while just a short distance away is Wexford town. We know guests will really enjoy their stays on Forth Mountain.”
The company co-founder said Further Space is dedicated to working with landowners to offer sustainable luxury glamping experiences for explorers who love an adventure in unique spaces and unexpected places.
The Wexford launch comes as the Northern Ireland company prepares to announce a series of openings throughout the Republic of Ireland and Scotland over the coming year.