Luxury eco retreat with woodland spa and ice plunge pool opens in Wicklow

By Fiona Frawley

November 20, 2023 at 4:44pm


Be at one with nature, while also enjoying all the comforting touches of a luxury hotel.

If your dream weekend plans have developed in recent years from pre-drinks and breakfast rolls to tranquil retreats surrounded by nature, this new opener in Wicklow could be of interest.

 The Deerstone Eco Luxury Hideaway has opened its doors in the charming village of Laragh, ideally located just a stone’s throw from Glendalough National Park.

Guests are invited to set up camp in one of the stylishly refurbished cottages, surrounded by the lush green scenery Wicklow is revered for. Also on site you've got the cosy mountain view dining shed, whimsical games barn and fire pit lounge.

At the heart of The Deerstone is the purpose-built grassy roofed roundhouse, designed for large group gatherings as well as yoga, meditation and workshops. Guests have a chance to relax and restore in the woodland dale while enjoying a sauna, ice plunge pool, seaweed bath and secluded swim spa, complete with a hammock swinging beneath a sheltered river view terrace for your post-spa nap.

The Deerstone’s A1 rated accommodation includes five luxury eco cottages, each with a private outdoor hot tub and shower, four secluded shepherd’s huts, and two stylish ensuite double bedrooms in the main lodge, all designed to integrate into the natural landscape. The interiors thoughtfully incorporates natural elements, locally sourced materials and energy-efficient technologies.


When it comes to food, The Deerstone team can organise a local private chef to cater for guests in the delightful dining room ideal for larger groups, or arrange hampers of locally sourced produce to be enjoyed in the comfort of guest accommodation.

As a regenerative resort, The Deerstone employs green technologies, minimises waste, and supports local environmental initiatives. From eco-friendly Sisal carpets by Deco Design to biodegradable slippers and towels by BC Software, The Deerstone prioritises products that have minimal carbon impact.

In terms of interiors The Deerstone has worked with local suppliers, sourcing furnishings, décor and amenities from Irish suppliers who share its commitment to sustainable living. Handmade bespoke furniture by Wicklow-based, sustainable light fittings by award winning Copperfish Lighting, Irish-made sofas and Respa’s wool filled eco mattresses all reflect The Deerstone’s dedication to locally crafted items as part of its earth-friendly ethos. The Dublin based Victorian Kitchen Company provided salvaged timber cottage kitchens and parquet flooring, showcasing the use of reclaimed materials. Guests can enjoy a touch of Irish luxury while staying true to the eco values of The Deerstone, with toiletries from Sligo-based Voya before drifting off in White and Green’s organic, sustainably sourced cotton bed linen and Baavet wool bedding.

You can check availability and book in for your own restorative retreat right here.

Header image via The Deerstone 



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