The incredible, architecturally designed Stilt House opened in August 2022 and is our most ambitious project to date. Perched on 57 stilts above the woodland floor with a unique elliptical excision, we are so excited to share this project with our new guests.
This is another exceptional design by MarMar Architects to add to our Lakeside Sauna. Internally clad in a pine plywood finish, stained in forest green and with floor to ceiling windows, you have a sense of being wholly enveloped by the surrounding woodland.
The experience within the space is a calming journey of moving from dimly lit to wide open vistas. The elliptical curve invites you to discover what awaits around the corner. Each window with a different aspect, inviting light into the space at different times of the day.
A stay in the Stilt House will soothe the senses of your soul and bring you back to nature. Oh, there's a wood fired Swedish hot tub hidden in the woods, just for your own use!
Being completely isolated in the woods, need not come without the simple luxuries that we offer at all of our Fernwood stays. At 45 square metres, it feels even bigger, and would rival a honeymoon suite in size and experience.
The Stilt House has the same mattress as those used in the Merrion Hotel Dublin whilst furniture has either been locally handmade or sourced from design houses in Scandinavia. There is a Bang and Olufsen portable speaker, which can be brought outside whilst you relax under the birch canopy in the wood-fired hot tub.
The fully equipped kitchenette comes with a microwave oven combi, an induction hob and fridge with freezer compartment. As always, there is tea & coffee to get your started but as with all our accomodation, it is self-catering. The bathroom is huge, with a fabulous rain shower and awesome window overlooking the native Irish woodland.
In keeping with our minimal impact ethos at Fernwood, the building is A-rated and features triple glazed windows, an air to water heat pump complimented with a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system. Winter or summer, a stay in the Stilt House is a must.
Make sure, when you visit, to cross our 20 metre woodland rope bridge on your way to your unique sauna session, compliemented by our stream fed plunge pool.