The upcycled off-grid horse truck
Why not unplug and unwind on a stay in our unique converted horse truck. Refurbished using reclaimed materials, this cosy space enjoys great views of the Mourne Mountains and is tucked away on a corner of our off grid smallholding in the County Down countryside. If you’re looking for an unusual place to stay then the off grid horsebox is for you.
A well equipped kitchen and dining area, lobby, shower room, snug with a wood burning stove and box bed are all cleverly fitted into our Ford horsebox. The truck was our home for a time before we found Lackan Cottage Farm, and we still miss living in the cosy space. Your very own herb garden, outside composting loo, and solar power are all part of the off-grid experience.
The truck has a big kitchen / dining room, with a full size gas cooker and plenty of storage. Hot water is provided by a combination of woodstove and gas heater, which also heat the shower. There is low voltage lighting, and a phone charger, but no mains electricity.
Lying in bed, you have a beautiful view of the Mourne Mountains.
The truck is tucked away in a corner of our smallholding, and has it’s own deck area with seating and a chiminea.
What is included?
Well equipped kitchen with gas cooker
Wood and gas heated hot water
Sufficient firewood for your visit
Box bed with a view
Bedding and towels
Outside composting toilet
We had the most amazing time over the weekend. We got to finally relax and forget about the world. The horsebox is such an amazing experience and we will be back. We’ve learned so much over this small time and we’re completely in love with it all. We will be back again soon. Shannon and Nikki – June 2018
What a little find! The horsebox is the perfect location to spend a few days unwinding and perfect location for a ‘digital detox’ in peace and quiet. We spent the evenings by the fire outside enjoying our amazing surroundings and learning to just enjoy the moment. Very grateful for having the chance to stay and will definitely be back.
Chris and Peter, September 2017
The horsebox and the farm itself were such a lovely place to stay that we hardly wanted to leave the property to visit anywhere else while we were here! The ‘hygge’ of the place made us feel at home right away. We had everything we needed while we were here and nothing to distract us from our purpose – to relax. We especially enjoyed the composting toilet – it’s not every day you get a perfect view of mountains and fields while on the loo. Thanks for everything. Lydia and Michael
What a unique, special way to unwind and relax – we have both fallen in love with this place! Absolutely loved exploring your lovely forest and grounds – very inspired and respectful of this way of sustainably living. So glad we discovered this place and will definitely be back. Thank you so much, Stephen and Lou, August 2017.
We both feel so refreshed – feel like I have had two weeks away as opposed to three days. The horsetruck is tastefully decorated, comfortable and so peaceful. We loved playing cards the guitar and toasting marshmallows outside. Will recommend to others!
Sarah and Chris, August.
Amazing spot – all we expected and more. Thanks Claire and Steve for creating such a tranquil retreat, batteries recharged after one night. Don’t think it will be our last visit. Thanks again Rod & Mary.