Nestled in the heart of County Cork lies a hidden gem, The Hidden Haven. This idyllic lodge has been named as one of the ‘Fab 50’ by the prestigious travel guide, The Irish Times. The Hidden Haven offers a unique experience for travellers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Claire and Steve Collins, the owners of The Hidden Haven, stumbled upon the abandoned farm 19 years ago while hiking in West Cork. The couple saw the potential of the farm and decided to turn it into a sustainable and organic haven for travellers seeking a slower pace of life. The Hidden Haven brings together several slow-travel trends, including organic farming, sustainable tourism, and eco-friendly accommodation.
The lodge is located on a 30-acre organic farm, which is home to a variety of animals, including cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks. The farm produces its own organic vegetables, which are used to create delicious meals for guests. The Hidden Haven offers a farm-to-table dining experience, with all meals made using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Guests can also take part in farm activities, such as collecting eggs or feeding the animals.
The accommodation at The Hidden Haven is eco-friendly and sustainable. The lodge has been built using natural materials, such as wood and stone, and is powered by renewable energy sources. The rooms are comfortable and cosy, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The lodge also has a communal area where guests can relax and unwind, with a wood-burning stove and a selection of books and board games.
The Hidden Haven is the perfect place for travellers seeking a slower pace of life. The lodge offers a range of activities, including yoga classes, meditation sessions, and nature walks. Guests can also explore the surrounding area, with its stunning coastline and picturesque villages. The lodge is located near several hiking trails, including the famous Beara Way, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Hidden Haven has been praised for its commitment to sustainable tourism and organic farming. The lodge has won several awards, including the Green Hospitality Award and the Sustainable Tourism Award. The owners, Claire and Steve Collins, are passionate about promoting sustainable tourism and educating guests about the benefits of organic farming. The Hidden Haven is a true haven for travellers seeking a sustainable and eco-friendly holiday experience.