OUR Story

Wild Hideaways is Amy and John O'Sullivan's answer to the overwhelm and hustle of urban life. The Eco Spa Retreat offers an escape into the beautiful and wild landscape of the Mealagh Valley and beyond.

The property opened in January 2024 after a successful soft launch in the autumn of 2023. Wild Hideaways is a celebration of the nature, tranquility, and community of West Cork's Mealagh Valley. Conceptualised and built by owners Amy and John, guests can escape their busy lives to recharge, replenish, and reconnect. The property consists of six self-catering lodges and spa facilities open to adults only.

The story of Wild Hideaways takes us back over 30 years to 1995. After they met in Manchester, UK, Amy visited John's family home in the Mealagh Valley. For Amy, it was love at first sight. She describes an immediate feeling of home. John's family has been calling the valley home for three generations and he continues to play an important role in the community.

Embracing adventure led the couple to spend many years in Australia and they built their family and life there. When it became time to move closer to home in 2014, there was only one choice - The Mealagh Valley. John's experience in construction and management, together with Amy's knack for customer experience and interior design makes them a dream team. The O'Sullivans are deeply rooted in their environment and see their venture as an opportunity to highlight their community and the beauty of the place they call home.

The eco lodges have already reached local acclaim and admiration for their commitment to sustainable practices. Guests who stay on the property celebrate the mix of relaxation, adventure, and the striking views across the West Cork landscape.

Wild Hideaways is John and Amy's love letter to this hidden gem in Ireland. They invite guests to step into their world and embrace tranquility and serenity.

Complete Escapism


Leave the stresses of life behind and immerse yourself in nature in the beautiful Mealagh Valley, West Cork.

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Wild Atlantic Way


With the Wild Atlantic Way on our doorstep exploration is at your finger tips.

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West Cork is home to some of the country's best restaurants.

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Scenic Trails


We are lucky enough be surrounded by breath-taking trails, suitable for all levels

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