A few weeks ago Barry and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary! How fast has that been?
At the beginning of 2016 I started to see lots of articles online about the new “bubble domes” at Finn Lough Resort in Fermanagh and I was blown away- how incredible did these enchanting snow globe-like rooms look?!
I decided to look into them and saw that it was £195 B&B for one night so I knew, at that price, I was only going to book it for something special, rather than just a night away from Belfast.
So way back on 6th January I booked a night in a bubble dome for our first anniversary at the end of July. (We only had to pay £50 deposit in January and then pay the remaining £145 upon check out.)
So after a long 7 month wait, we headed down to Fermanagh on Sat 30th July. The resort is situated in Aghnablaney, only a few minutes from Pettigo (so at one point we saw a sign saying “You are now entering Donegal” and thought we were lost!) But we made our way there and checked in at the reception where we jumped on a golf buggy and were driven to our bubble dome.
The accommodation itself is one large see-through dome, complete with four poster bed, coffee machine and a small table and chairs, as well as two smaller areas which are the entrance and the bathroom (yes, the shower and toilet aren’t see-through! Phew!).
There are lovely little extras such as robes and slippers, bottled water, homemade traybakes, as well as both heating and air-conditioning.
That evening we explored the extensive grounds of Finn Lough and made our way along some of the woodland trails. We then went back and relaxed for the night as the sky darkened and the beautiful stars appeared! There is no TV or Wifi so it was a good chance to “get back to nature” without being distracted!
The next morning we made our way up to the resort’s restaurant to have our breakfast which was included in the price- 2 full fries! They were tasty and didn’t feel greasy. (The waitress explained to us how, with the resort having a polytunnel, they grow as many organic vegetables as they can so the food felt very fresh.)
Friends and family have asked me if people can look in at you but each dome has its own private area, which is gated off, and looks onto forest ground rather than open space! Never once did I feel exposed (maybe if the bathroom was out in the open!) and I really loved lying in bed looking at the trees and stars. It was incredible to see.
It was a really different but great way to celebrate sticking each other for one year!