Irish chef Richard Corrigan has launched a dozen handcrafted, luxury woodland huts in the grounds of his self-sufficient country estate, Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, the central lake district of Ireland
Nestled in the grounds of Virginia Park Lodge, twelve bespoke, handcrafted huts have been commissioned and built by Blackdown Shepherds Huts in Somerset, to Richard’s personal specifications. The huts will allow guests to enjoy the splendour of the grounds, lake and woodlands with all the home comforts including running water, plumbing, electricity and a wood burning stove to take the edge off the evening chill. Priced from €190 per night on a self catering basis including a welcome hamper of essentials, the huts are bookable through Airbnb and Booking.com.
Richard bought Virginia Park Lodge in 2013 and has since made it his labour of love, giving a new lease of life to the 18th century former hunting lodge. He champions self-sufficiency and sustainability and the estate runs on an ethos of responsible consumption, repurposing and recycling around 90% of waste including the use of an onsite glass crusher. The 100 acres of grounds include an extensive kitchen garden and polytunnels which provide produce, not only for Virginia Park Lodge itself but also Richard’s two London restaurants, Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill and Corrigan’s Mayfair.