We believe amazing should be open to everyone

Stay at the peaceful grounds of a renowned 17th- century castle on the Causeway Coastal Route.

Our Ocean View Pods offer the perfect rural holiday. Just a meander from the coast, you’re within reach of spectacular scenery and attractions. Set up on a hilltop, the views from our Glenarm glamping site are stunning.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Our stylish and super comfortable Glenarm Castle pods offer a perfect rural glamping holiday. Just a meander from the coast, you’re within reach of spectacular scenery and attractions. Drive to Dunluce Castle, sandy beaches, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Giant’s Causeway, and whiskey distilleries.

You are in an exclusive group of luxury pods at our hilltop Glenarm glamping site overlooking the Castle Estate and Ocean – the views are truly amazing! There’s plenty to do at Glenarm Castle, from strolling in the castle’s Walled Garden, woodlands and grassy grounds, to visiting the on-site retail including the Castle Shop, Byre Shop and Shambles Workshop. The on-site eateries include the Tea Room, the Pizza Pavilion, the Milk Parlour and the Potting Shed, offering something for everyone.

You’re also walking distance from Glenarm Harbour, a short drive to the stunning Glenariff Forest Park and Game of Thrones filming locations. But if you prefer to stay on the glamping site then you can site around your dedicated pod camp fire, toast marshmallows, relax with the sunset and wake up to the sunrise in the comfort of this secure pod site. Check out below for more detailed information.

We are open all year round, but please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released on the 1st June.

Each of our Glenarm Castle Pods are of the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.

We are open all year round, but please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released from 1st June.

You also have a dedicated fire pit at your pod with log seating. There is fencing up at the edge of the site, but we are asking guests to please take care with themselves and little children.  Facilities include:

  • Double Bed
  • Bunkbeds sleeping 2 kids (under 15 or 5ft5)
  • Ensuite shower room with toiletries provided
  • Mini kitchenette (kettle, mini fridge, glasses, plates, utensils etc)   
  • Electricity plugs points and USB Charging points
  • Fully glazed front (no curtains) with eye masks provided and privacy feature
  • Storage area
  • Private Fire Pit
  • Linen & towels
  • Bunkbed & double bed
  • Heated towel rail
  • Breakfast can be ordered
  • Campfire & BBQ pack can be ordered

Our pod sites are already well placed to open with social distancing in mind due to the features below:

  • Self-check-in and out so minimal contact with staff
  • Smaller pod sites in an outdoor setting
  • No internal communal areas, restaurants or bar areas
  • Each pod is at a minimum 3 metres apart from another pod so we can adhere to social distancing of customers
  • Pods are cleaned to the highest standards, with now enhanced Coronavirus procedures, and all linen is professionally laundered
  • Food can be supplied safely, but customers are welcome to bring their own

Glenarm Glamping: What you Need to Know

Check-In/Out

We operate a self check-in and check out system for your ease and convenience.  The site host is available should you require assistance and contact details are provided with your check-in email.

  • Check-in is after 3pm
  • Check-out is by 10am

Please note that the accommodation and package add-on’s are all paid for in advance via the website due to the self-check in procedures.

Internet/WiFi

There is a user guide in your pod that gives you the WiFi access codes. Information about the WiFi code is in your pod user guide. 

Security/Privacy

You will be provided with a key pad code to access the key for the pod and the doors are all lockable for your safety and security.

There is a privacy glass feature for night – details available in the pod section and in the user guide provided in the pod.

Lighting

There is ambient lighting on the site for night time.

Beds

The set-up of the pod is for 2 adults and 2 kids with a double bed and smaller bunk beds for children under 15 years of age (or under approx 5ft5).  An additional cot can be provided for children under 2 years (subject to availability).  The price is per pod not per person so there is no additional charge for children.  

Heating, Electric & Water

Electric and power points are available in the pod including USB points.  Running water is available in the shower room area, plus a full height shower. There is a towel radiator in the shower room, and within the pod there is a fully integrated fan heater, which you can adjust via the manual thermostat found in the wardrobe area.

Kitchenette

There is a tea/coffee making area, mini fridge, plus cutlery set if you wish to bring along continental style breakfast/snacks etc.  So feel free to bring additional food items (or wine!).  There is also a dedicated fire pit outside the pod so you can place a disposable BBQ there.

The Main Window

We have a fully glazed front at the pod, with no curtains for unobscured views and to experience the sunrise in the morning.  For those that want a lie-in we provide eye masks and there is a pod user-guide to show you how to use the privacy feature at night.

House Keeping

Bed linens, towels, and toiletries are provided, but feel free to bring extra.  We have also provided an additional basin and washing up items so that you can use the bathroom sink to clean up dishes/utensils that are used.  We thank you in advance for doing this for us!

Parking

There is a set down area beside the pods for unloading the car and a free car parking.

Pets

Unfortunately the site is not suitable for pets, but it is something we are looking to in the future.

User Guide

Within the pod there is a user guide which tells you all about the features of the pod – how to take down the bed, the privacy glass feature for night, lighting etc.

Glenarm Castle Fire Pit Pack at supplement of £15

Hand cut logs from Glenarm Estate Forest, kindling sticks, firelighters and matches.

The Glenarm Castle fire pit pack must be added at least 5 days before your stay or you can purchase one down at the Welcome Centre on the Glenarm Castle grounds, it opens from 9am- 5pm. (While stocks last)

Smores & More Experience at supplement of £25

Enjoy our popular campfire experience with a twist. Hand cut logs from Glenarm Estate Forest, kindling sticks, firelighters and matches, plus your smore experience to include skewers, mega marshmallows, Choco Leibniz Biscuits and hot chocolate sachets.

The smores & more experience must be added at least 5 days before your stay. (While stocks last, items may vary)

Glenarm Salmon Breakfast at supplement of £15

Glenarm smoked salmon, fresh wheaten bread and Philadelphia cream cheese.  

VIP Prosecco Welcome at supplement of £18

Chilled Prosecco will be awaiting for you in your pod fridge.

VIP Prosecco Upgrade at supplement of £25

Celebrate your loved one with chilled prosecco awaiting for you in your pod fridge, a box of chocolates and a handwritten card.

Midweek Early Check in time is available as early as 1pm at supplement of £15.00

Early Check in is available for arrival days Monday to Friday on a request basis and subject to availability. Pre-Booking is essential so please check with our team if available.

Midweek Late Check out time is available as late as 1pm at supplement of £15.00

Late Check out is available for departure days Sunday to Thursday on a request basis and subject to availability. Pre-Booking is essential so please check with our team if available.

Estate Extras

As a guest you will receive the following perks…

Free entry to Walled Garden and Percy the Park Keeper Trail in the Woodland Walk.

30% Discount on e-bikes and Mini Land Rover Experience (discount code will be supplied after booking)

Booking confirmation must be shown to Welcome Centre Staff.

Pre-ordering – in line with our COVID-19 safety procedures, for planning and to minimise contact with staff, we are asking guests to please try pre-order these items at least 2-3 days in advance of your stay date, as they will be set up and ready to go at your pod for your convenience.  

BBQ Facilities:

At your pod there is a dedicated fire pit area, which also includes a log table with a BBQ plate, plus plates, cups and cutlery are all provided in the pod kitchenette.

You are more than welcome to bring along your own Disposable BBQ and food to the pod site to cook.  

During your stay you will also be able go to the Welcome Centre at the Castle Estate (open 9am-5pm). A variation of BBQ (including disposable BBQs) and Breakfast items can be purchased there (subject to availability).

There is a local Spar in Carnlough which is a 2-minute drive from the pods that is well stocked over the summer period.  We hope this helps.

Please note: Alternatives cannot be provided (including Gluten or Vegan), and we cannot guarantee that foods have been made in a nut free environment.

Self-Catering Options at your Glenarm Glamping Pod

Check out the above facilities section to read all about the self-catering facilities provided in our pods and the BBQ options for outdoor dining. All guests are allowed to bring their own food and drink to the pod.

We also have lots of yummy food options in our ‘Optional Extra’s’ section  that you can pre-order to be at your pod when you arrive for your convenience.  All locally sourced.

Everything you need is in the pod from mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, crockery, cutlery and washing up equipment.

However, if you fancy nipping out to the local area for something to eat below are some eatery options: 

Glenarm Castle (opening hours vary and subject to change):

Ground at Glenarm Castle (Tea Room)Monday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm 

The Potting Shed:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

The Milk Parlour:
Monday – Sunday: 12am – 5pm

Pizza Pavilion:
Thursday – Sunday: 12noon – 5pm

Please note  opening times for the attractions around Glenarm Estate will vary. To see the latest opening hours please click here or on the link below:

https://glenarmcastle.com/prices-opening-times/

Off Site

 There are a number of pubs in Glenarm.

Also, there are a number of restaurants, take-aways and pubs in Carnlough village that is a 5 minute drive away.  

  • Londonderry Arms- Carnlough 
  • The Glencloy Inn- Carnlough
  • The Galley
  • Cheng Du
  • Dragon Sun

On Site Attractions

One of Ireland’s oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a ‘must see’ destination and one of N.Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Whilst here there’s so much to enjoy!

Walled Garden – The Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens. It is filled with rich displays of exciting flowers and specimen plants and is of interest to the keenest garden enthusiast. It is beautiful and filled with colour throughout the season.

Welcome Centre & Castle Shop – New to the Glenarm and located at the Byre car park. The Welcome Centre is where purchase admission to the Walled Gardens and for help and advice on your stay at Glenarm Castle. The Castle Shop includes local giftware and produce. Open daily 9am – 5pm.

‘Ground’ at Glenarm Castle – Open 10am-4pm (subject to change) is the on-site tea room, with range of breakfast and lunch options!

 The Milk Parlour – Open 10am – 5pm, is Northern Ireland’s first gelato ice cream factory made with Shorthorn Herd Milk. From Glenarm Honey Comb, to Blueberry and Lemon to vegan Biscoff, there is an option for everyone!

The Potting Shed – Open 10am – 4.30pm (subject to change) the outdoor coffee hut at Glenarm Castle is the perfect pit stop for coffee and tray bakes in the woodland setting.

Fishing – Glenarm River is approximately 5 miles long, with the Glenarm Angling Club fishing two miles and a private syndicate fishing the remaining three miles. Glenarm offer guests who stay in the pod a day permit for the salmon river for just £80 per day!

Shambles Workshop – Shambles is a small family business specialising in their own unique upcycled products and also sell an array of hand-crafted gifts and home ware. Open daily.

Byre Shop – Our recently renovated byre shop offers a wide range of fashion and accessories, as well as a selection of beautiful gifts and souvenirs. Open daily.

Past & Present – The vintage store offers a wide range of antique collectables and garden stoneware. Open daily.

Garden Bothies – Within the Walled Garden we have bothy buildings which house a little antique shop and a local artist’s gallery (opening times and dates subject to change).

Please note opening times for the attractions around Glenarm Estate will vary. To see the latest opening hours please click on the link below:

https://glenarmcastle.com/prices-opening-times/

 Glenarm Village Area:

Glenarm village also has a pebble beach with children’s playground and harbour area to explore. There is a Tourism Office in the town if you want to pick up some information.

 Village Shop – Wilson’s Stores at Day-to-Day is the ideal shop for all your day out essentials. Located on Toberwine Street, Glenarm. Open from 8am to late (subject to change).

 Glenarm Forest – The entrance is located at the top of Altmore Street – (Main Street in Glenarm Village). This is a very popular walk in Glenarm, not only can you walk along the Glenarm River which is noted for its wild salmon, but amidst the trees you get a magnificent view of the Castle and you may even get a chance to glimpse the native red squirrel.

Events on Site

There are also season events at the Estate such as the Tulip Festival, Dalriada Festival and Christmas Experience.

Glenarm Forest Park
  • Distance – 5 minute walk from Pod
  • Address: From the village follow Toberwine Street to the Forest
Dunluce Castle
  • Distance- 1 hour  (40miles)
  • Address: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UY
Straidkilly Nature Reserve
  • Distance- 4 minutes (1 miles)
  • Address: Straidkilly Rd, Carnlough, Ballymena BT44 0LQ
Carnfunnock Country Park
  • Distance- 14 minutes ( 8miles)
  • Address: Carnfunnock Country Park, Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ
Glenariff Forest, Glenariff
  • Distance- 30 minutes (16mile)
  • Address- 98 Glenariff Road, Glenariff, County Antrim BT44 0QX
The Gobbins
  • Distance – 20 miles
  • Address: The Gobbins, Middle Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3SX
Slemish Mountain
  • Distance: 12.5 miles
Giants Causeway
  • Distance- 1 hour 5 minutes (47miles)
  • Address: Giants Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SZ

If you are traveling from-:

Belfast

  • Follow M2 Northbound
  • A8 to Shanes Hill Rd/ A36 in Larne
  • Take Starbog Road, and Deer Road to Tully Road
  • Destination on the Left with gate and a Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

Dublin

  • Follow M1 from N1
  • Continue to Louth
  • Get on M1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh from A1.
  • Follow A1, take A12 and M2 to Ballynure Rd/A8 in Newtownabbey.
  • Continue on A8. Take Starbog Rd/ A8 in Larne.
  • Destination on the Left with a gate and Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

Derry

  • Continue on A6. Take Legavallon Rd, B64, Bann Rd, Duneany Rd,
  • Take A42 to Munie Rd in Ballymeana.
  • Continue on Munie Rd. Drive to Tully Rd in Larne.
  • Destination on the Left with a gate and Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

When you get closer to the Pod site:-

The pod site is located on the second road to the right called Tully Road when you pass the entrance to the Castle. The entrance to the road looks the images below – please note that this is a sharp turn to the left going past the first black gate 200 yards to the black gate with the green signs.

The pod site is located on the left-hand side of the road if you are driving from Glenarm . You will see a sign at the gate that says ‘Glenarm Castle| Further Space’.

Once you get to the gate please type in the keypad code that you will receive in your check in instructions,.

Follow the lane way to the Pod Site and once you drive through the underpass the lock boxes will be located on the right hand side for your pod key as directed in your check in email.

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4 STAR GRADED

We are happy to announce that the ‘Further.Space at Glenarm Castle’ Glamping Pods is the FIRST POD SITE to be awarded Guest Accommodation Certification and a four-star grading by Tourism NI.

The Glenarm site officially opened in July 2019 and received its TNI grading approval by November of that same year.  Further.Space launched this site with five luxurious pods in association with Glenarm Castle Estate, offering guests an unforgettable glamping experience. Never before have the general public had an accommodation option to stay on the Castle Estate grounds, and as the ‘Ocean View Pods’ are set up on a stunning hill top site, guests not only get a breath-taking view of the ocean, but also the Estate and historic harbour town of Glenarm.

Samantha Corr, Quality & Standards Manager at Tourism NI commented on the four star grading: “Over 4.7 million bed spaces were sold across the accommodation sector in Northern Ireland in 2019. Our visitors are looking for high quality accommodation and memorable experiences. Further.Space at Glenarm Castle pods are in an ideal position to meet that demand as they offer well-designed, comfortable accommodation in a unique setting, where visitors can relax as well as explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Samantha added; “Achieving four stars from their first grading assessment demonstrates the team’s dedication and hard work, and their ability to go above and beyond for their guests. The whole team at Further.Space and Glenarm Castle Estate have put in an enormous amount of work to achieve this award and I applaud their efforts.”

An innovative new tourism initiative, all the features of the pod from hotel grade linens, ensuite shower room with toiletries and towels, kitchenette area, breakfast options, heating, water and electricity are all baseline essentials of why the site received it’s unique grading.

Peter Farquharson, CEO of Further.Space reacted to the grading,

“We are so proud to have our pod site recognised with this grading as our vision is to go beyond the ordinary and let customers stay somewhere exclusive, cosy and stylish with nature on our doorstep. We work closely with our partners to provide a great experience for our customers and Glenarm Castle is doing a great job of maintaining luxury levels of service. We have had over 100 amazing reviews already from customers, not only loving the pod accommodation, but the overall experience”.

This has been a long-time dream for the team at Glenarm Castle, with direct overview from Lord and Lady Dunluce who had been looking for the right fit solution to allow the public to enjoy the Estate in an over-night setting.

Lady Dunluce, of Glenarm Castle, who personally oversaw the pod interiors and landscaping said,

“Achieving 4-star grading is an important milestone for us as it reflects the pride in our Estate, plus the luxury and the comforts we wanted our customers to experience.  We have had many people from the Island of Ireland travel and stay with us, but we have also received visitors from all over the world, such as USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, to name a few who are looking for this level of comfort, but giving them the option of something a little different.”

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To book simply click the orange BOOK NOW button above.  The BEST PRICES for staying with us are always with our direct bookings on the WEBSITE!

This will open up the booking system where you can check for available dates, pricing and packages.

We are open all year round, but please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released from 1st June.

PLEASE NOTE: We operate a contactless self-check-in system so we require full payment for accommodation is required at the time of booking. You can book just the pod only, and at the end of your booking it will show you a range of options on the optional extra’s such as breakfast, camp fire pack and BBQ – these items will be only RESERVED and charged for closer to you stay.

There are also options to pre-book packages such as the ‘pod and campfire’ or ‘pod and breakfast’ so that you know that these are completely sorted before your stay.

All special offers will be appear if valid for the dates that you search.

Once you have a confirmed booking an email confirmation will be sent to you.  All the information you need will then be emailed closer to the time – how to find us, what to bring, things to do and see, what’s in the pod etc.

Full t&c’s are in the booking engine, please note that each pod site has its own booking engine and nights cannot be exchanged across pod sites as we operate with different host partners.  Our standard t&c’s are very flexible with up to 14 days notice to cancel or amend a booking if required.

 
 
 

 

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Loved every minute of it, great location! Very well laid out and lovely grounds
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Vivien
STAYED AT Glenarm
June
2022
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STAYED AT Glenarm
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2022
We absolutely loved this Airbnb. The check-in instructions were so clear and there was no pressure to be at the property at a...
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Lyndzi
STAYED AT BlackKnowe
June
2022
Amazing location and unique stay!
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Brendan
STAYED AT Glenarm
June
2022
I will definitely stay here again! Very very clean and beautiful experience living in a pod. Well equipped place too. Easy check in...
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Anonymus
STAYED AT BlackKnowe
June
2022
Everything was perfect, brilliant experience!!! Would definitely go back!!
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STAYED AT Glenarm
June
2022

Your Host

The castle is home to Randal, Viscount Dunluce, son of the 14th Earl of Antrim and his family. They want the castle to be a living breathing attraction, and we’re delighted that further.space pods are a part of that vision.
The castle is home to Randal, Viscount Dunluce, son of the 14th Earl of Antrim and his family. They want the castle to be a living breathing attraction, and we’re delighted that further.space pods are a part of that vision.

The Estate is nestled in the little harbour village of Glenarm dating back to Norman Times. Easy to explore, full of charm and beauty. The Glenarm marina with its fully restored harbour and pier, native wildlife and craft shops has a little something for everyone.

Your main point of contact will be our lovely on-site host Katie, she will be able to assist you with anything you need.

We are excited to announce that our Glenarm Castle pod site has been included in the Irish Independent Fab 50 – Ireland’s Best Places to Stay in 2021!

Congratulations to the entire team at Further.Space and Glenarm Castle, it really is great to get this recognition for our unique offering and ocean view pod experience.
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“The further.space pods are fantastic as they have all the comfort of a hotel room from the luxury double bed, bunk beds for the kids, full sized shower room, storage and kitchenette, but we can place them in a unique location such as our Estate. We provide all the linens, towels and toiletries to make the stay even more comfortable”.

“We also have electricity sockets and WiFi for each pod which families are finding invaluable for relaxing in the evening. And to top it off the fully glazed front allows us to showcase the stunning ocean view. Who would not want to wake up to that!”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

2 Castle Lane
Glenarm,
Co. Antrim
BT44 0BQ
Northern Ireland

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