It’s finally ready! Meet CroPod…our cool mountain retreat for two on the Donegal coast. For full information, and booking:www.underthethatch.co.uk/cropodAn amazing Irish mountain pod in a wilderness location on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. A luxury escape for architects, designers, writers and those who love natureAfter years of looking at ‘pods’ and being dismayed by the low quality and cramped locations of many ‘glamping’ options we decided to have our own built. CroPod is a newly constructed underground shelter flooded with light, and lined with oak, overlooking a beautiful coastal mountain lake. The inspiration for the design was the ancient archaeology of Ireland.CroPod sleeps two with huge open mountain views to the lough below and beyond. It sits next to, but private from, our cottage ‘The Escape’ in case you’ve friends who’d like to stay near.The village (with sandy beach, folk museum, some of the best ‘trad. music’ pubs in Ireland) is under 15 minutes away, but most come for the relaxing, and the walking. Treck down the beautiful valley to Port beach, with fantastic bathing on good days, or up the hill of ‘your’ mountain to find the hidden seven lakes. Ours is the only property in the townland, and you can walk for miles across open moor and mountain without fences.A favourite walk is to the remote mountain cottage where Dylan Thomas wrote and Rockwell Kent painted (you an only reach it on foot), or to amazing seacliffs where golden eagles nest. It really is a remarkable location, which is why it was the main home of Greg, UTT’s founder for many years. It’s a special place – visit and you’ll feel why.