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Kinelarty, located in the beautiful picturesque countryside near Downpatrick

Our Kinelarty Pods offer the perfect rural holiday. Just a short drive from historic town Downpatrick that is widely known for Saint Patrick. They are cosy, comfortable and in the heart of County Down you can easily explore what the area has to offer. PLUS we are PET FRIENDLY!
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Our stylish and super comfortable Kinelarty pods offer a perfect rural glamping holiday. Just a short drive from Downpatrick you are within reach of lots of historic attractions related to Saint Patrick. We are also PET FRIENDLY – you are able to bring a pet to our Kinelarty pods, simply add on your pet guest as a supplement at the end of your booking (full details below). You can also book without a pet, just be aware there will be furry little friends on the glamping site.

While glamping with us, you are just a short drive from Newcastle and beaches, Downpatrick, Ballynahinch, Crossgar and numerous other small villages where you will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs, major attractions, beauty spots and events. You can also check out Castle Ward, Montalto Estate, Delamont Country Park or Newcastle strand…which by the way are also all dog friendly places!

The pods are part of your holiday. Each pod features an expansive glazed entrance, coffee dock, shower room, and somewhere to sit and relax. Pods are for up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) with a comfy double bed and hotel-quality bed-linen included, plus integrated bunkbeds tucked away, ideal for tweens or teens. Plus there is WIFI on site!

Just 2 hours from Dublin and 30 mins from Belfast, Kinelarty is a central location for a short break away in a rural setting.

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.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Beautiful location. Spotless. A fantastic break away at Kinelarty.
Orla
STAYED AT Kinelarty
May
2022
Absolutely outstanding, peaceful and worth every penny!The view was beautiful! Very calming environment and our pod was amazing! They are kept clean and...
Anonymous
STAYED AT BlackKnowe
May
2022
A “getaway from it all” location but no means remote. Perfect wee home from home with everything you would need for micro living....
Gordon
STAYED AT Cardross Estate
April
2022
Unforgettable beauty and lifelong memories. The view was outstanding, nothing could compare. Waking up in the morning with the sun over the valley...
Max
STAYED AT Hillhead Farm
May
2022
2nd visit, still love the place, will be back!! Pod are clean, kitchen area is compact but well equipped Shower is powerful. New...
Tracy
STAYED AT Thornfield Farm
April
2022
The pod is great very well equipped, the shower pressure and hot water was amazing. We loved the personal firepit in front of...
Stecolise
STAYED AT Thornfield Farm
May
2022

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

Please note that it is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited 1 night stays in the summer will be release in June 2021.

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

Covid-19 Quick Update

We have a dedicated page on policies and procedures that we are adopting above our normal procedures.  Please see our dedicated COVID Advice Page. 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 3metres 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

Kinelarty 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.

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.

Pets

We welcome pets to our site.  Please see the section or our T&C’s for full details on our pet policies and procedures.

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.

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.

PET POLICY

ALL GUESTS – Please note that from 13th December 2021 Kinelarty is a pet friendly pod site.  Whether you bring a pet or not during your stay, all guests need to be aware that dogs will be on the site (and the responsibility of their owners). Thank you in advance for welcoming our pet guests!

All pods are pet friendly, therefore the previous guest may have had a pet in the pod and the pods around you may have a pet.  But don’t worry all pods are deep cleaned. When making your booking you are adhering to our general policies which includes the understanding that pets on site.  

PET OWNERS – 

We are happy and excited to welcome you and your pet guest.   Please book on your pet at the end of your pod booking and tick the T&C’s.  Once we know you and your furry friend are coming to the pod we will get everything set up for your arrival…including our Pet Welcome Pack!

The Pet Pack

As part of your stay we will provide a bowl, pet cushion, towel , plus doggy bags for your pet guest.  Feel free to bring anything else that makes your pet feel comfortable.

Bringing your Pet to the Pod Site

There are a few things to note to make your stay as seamless as possible. Please see our full T&C’s for all details and declarations required for you to bring your pet.  Below are a few quick reference points.

Quick reference points:

  • Add your pet to the booking as a supplement;
  • The supplement is £30 per dog per reservation;
  • Small and medium sized breeds only;
  • You are fully responsible for your pet;
  • Additional cleaning and damage will incur a charge;
  • A pet pack is provided (as above).
  • Please clean after all dogs and use the allocated waste bins provided on site;

  • Please be mindful of your neighbouring pod who may not have a dog with them.

We hope you and your pet have a wonderful time on the pod site, there is plenty of wide open space to run around.  There are also pet friendly places to go and visit during your stay – such as Montalto Estate just a 5 minute drive which have pet friendly trails and a dog training area.  Delamont Country Park, Newcastle strand and Castle Ward are all pet friendly places.

Full T&C’s are noted below:

  • Pets can only booked in advance on to the site.  After you have made your booking, just add the ‘Pet Supplement’ to your booking.  The pod will then be pre-set up for your arrival with the pet pack.
  • There is a £30 supplement per dog. Please note this supplement is per reservation.  (This fee does not apply to  guide dogs or assistive dogs)
  • We only allow a maximum of one dog per pod and we have to restrict the size to 30/40lb (small & medium size breed).
  • If you require more than one pet please send us an email detailing your requirements.  The reservations team will speak directly to the host to discuss and see if we can accommodate your request.  Please note this is for small breeds only and possible maximum 2 pets) – email [email protected]
  • As the owner you are fully responsible for the behaviour and welfare of your dog whilst on our site. Please ensure you have full control of your dog as we have to be mindful of other guests staying on site too.  We welcome the use of crates for your pet during your stay.
  • All dogs must be toilet trained
  • Dogs must be washed and on flea medication prior to arrival.   Pet’s must be up to date with their vaccinations, and we may ask for your pet vaccination booklet.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
  • Any additional cleaning or damage will incur a charge
  • Dogs left unattended in the pod must be secured in a proper pet carrier.
  • Please do not use guest towels in the pod for your dog.  We have supplied a complimentary towel for our canine guests or please bring your own
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet on the pod site grounds and properly disposing of the waste in the outside bins provided.
  • In extreme cases or if we receive more than two complaints, we may ask you to remove your dog off site if it is causing disturbance to other guests.
  • Waste bags are provided in your pod so please use them and keep the site clean for yourself and for others.
  • Failure to adhere to all off the above may result in additional charges processed against your booking.
  • Certain breeds of animals will not be allowed based upon their inherent demeanour e.g Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and any other breeds deemed dangerous.
  • Dog owners are responsible for all personal injuries and/or property damage related to their dog. All owners should carry personal liability insurance, Further Space Ltd or Kinelarty Pods cannot accept responsibility for any actions taken by your dog during its stay on our pod site.  Signing (via the online tick box) during your booking is taken as your declaration of acceptance of the pet policies and procedures.

Camp Fire Experience (1 night stock) £15

This package includes wood, firelighters, small sticks, matches, a bag of mega marshmallows and sticks.

Continental Breakfast £15 Per Night Suitable for 2 Adults 0r £22.50 for 4 : items Include- 

Orange Juice, Fresh Milk, 2 x Yoghurts, Granola, Selection of Bread butter and Jam (Pancakes,Wheaten or soda)

Tea and Coffee supplied within the pod

Salmon Breakfast- £15 for 2 Adults

Includes: Salmon, Wheaten Bread and Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Tea and Coffee supplied within the pod

Kids Breakfast Pack – £10 Suitable for 2 children

Orange juice, Kids Cereal, Pancakes butter and jam

Family BBQ Pack (£35)

4 Steak Burgers, 8 Pork Sausages, 4 Chicken Kebabs, 4 Burger Baps also served with a selection of burger toppings and sauces (Relish and Cheese) 

BBQ Pack for 2 – £25

2 8oz Sirloin Steaks, 2 large Chinese Ribs and 2 Chicken Kebabs

All our BBQ Packs are locally sourced from Poole Butchers, Ballynahinch and include BBQ hire and charcoal. 

BBQ Hire Only- £12

Kettle BBQ, Charcoal and BBQ utensils

Prosecco Welcome – £18

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

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.   Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however, you are able to go off site and purchase BBQ items from any local store.

Self-Catering Options at your Kinelarty 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:

  • McCarthy’s Sandwich & Coffee Bar

  • Murphy’s bar and restaurant Downpatrick

  • Primrose, Ballynahinch

  • Cafe Rossi, Ballynahinch

  • Cafe Q, Crossgar
  • AJ’s Diner Crossgar

Our Kinelarty glamping site is just a short drive from Newcastle, Downpatrick and numerous other small villages where you will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs, major attractions, beauty spots and events.

Here are some nearby attractions that we recommend during your visit to Kinelarty

Inch Abbey – Inch Abbey Road, Downpatrick ,BT30 9AT (10 minutes / 4.6 miles)

The Saint Patrick Centre – 53A Market Street, Downpatrick BT30 6LZ    (14 minutes/ 5.4 miles)

Down Cathedral – 35 English Street Downpatrick BT30 6AB (13 minutes / 6.1 miles)

Down County Museum – The Mall, English Street, Downpatrick BT30 6AH   (12 minutes / 5.3 miles)

Struell Wells – 14 Struell Wells Road, Downpatrick BT30 6RL (16 minutes / 6 miles)

St. John’s Point Church – 79 Point Road, Killough, Downpatrick BT30 7QX  (14 Miles)                                                

Tollymore Forest Park – Bryansford Road, Newcastle BT33 0PR

31 minutes / 16 miles (Game of Thrones North of Winterfell fans will recognise the woodland where nightwalkers were spotted and the Direwolf pups were found)

Winterfell Castle and Demesne – Old Castle Ward, Park Road, Downpatrick BT30 7LS  23 minutes / 13 miles (Medieval castle & grounds featured in’ Game of Thrones’, with walking paths and guided tours) Tours must be booked through the Winterfell Castle and Demesne website.

Castlewellan Forest Park – Forest Park View, Castlewellan BT31 9BU     (12 Miles)      

National Trust Castle Ward – Strangford, Downpatrick, BT30 7BA  (Unique 18th century mansion, famed for its mixture of architectural styles and beautiful gardens. This property set the scene for key Game of Thrones scenes such as the baelor battle ) Please book ahead before visiting. ( 12 Miles)

Delamont Country Park – 80 Downpatrick Road, Killyleagh, Downpatrick BT30 9TZ   (14 minutes / 8.2 miles)

Murlough National Nature Reserve – Keel Point, Dundrum, Newcastle, BT33 0NQ  (20 minutes / 12 miles)

Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House – Seaforde Gardens, Downpatrick, BT30 8PG  (13 minutes / 6.2 miles)

Murlough Beach – Newcastle BT33 0NQ  (25 minutes / 11 miles)

Tyrella Beach – Downpatrick BT30 8SU (20 minutes / 9.2 miles)

Newcastle Beach – Newcastle (25 minutes / 13 miles)

Hinch Distillery – 19 Carryduff Road, Ballynahinch, BT27 6TZ (12 mins / 7 miles)

Montalto Estate and gardens  – Montalto Estate, Spa Rd, Ballynahinch BT24 8PT (7 minutes/4 miles)

Rowallane Gardens – National Trust – Rowallane Garden, Crossgar Rd, Saintfield, Ballynahinch BT24 7LH (16 minutes/8 miles)

Glasswater Woods and Fairy Trail – Glasswater Wood, 55-69 Glasswater Rd, Downpatrick BT30 9JA (9minutes/5miles)

If you are traveling to our Kinelarty glamping site from-:

DERRY

  • Head south-west on Bonds St towards Glendermott Rd/A6
  • Follow A6, M2 and M1 to A1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh. Take exit 7 from M1
  • Follow A1 to Ringclare Rd in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

BELFAST 

  • Take M1A49 and Crossgar Rd to Drumnaconagher Rd in Newry, Mourne and Down

  • Turn right onto Drumnaconagher Rd

DUBLIN: 

  • Get on M50 from N1

  • Take M1 to A1 in Newry, Mourne and Down

  • Continue on A1. Take B2 to Drumnaconagher Rd

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.

Please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August.

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.

We are ‘GOOD TO GO’!
 
Kinelarty is certified as part of the Tourism NI ‘Good to Go’ Scheme. This industry standard means we can provide reassurance to our customers, and demonstrate our commitment to implementing relevant government and public health guidance in relation to Covid-19 on our pod sites.

Special Policy Amend – COVID-19 Booking & Cancellation Policy Update

Please see our dedicated page on our COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on how we work and travel, we have been continuously adapting our cancellation policy as things evolve. Everything you need to know is on our website, plus when you make a booking we will send you full details with your check-in emails regarding a safe stay.

For more information on COVID-19 precautions and procedures we have a special dedicated page with full details.

Your Host

Our Kinelarty Pods are hosted by Andrew and Monica who live locally and will be your welcoming host on site.
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Each glamping pod has been uniquely styled and caters perfectly for couples families, couples and groups. Just a short drive from a number of tourist attractions and beauty spots they are a perfect base for exploring County Down.

Your main point of contact will be our lovely on-site host Monica, she will be able to assist you with anything you need. Monica, Andrew and their 2 boys live just a short distance from the pods, in a country house overlooking the entire site. They are local to the area and would encourage you to explore things close to the pod such as Ballynahinch town that have a few restaurants and a market, plus the stunning Montalto Estate full with garden trails, a shop and a delicious cafe.
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“From our winding pathway into the pod, the bubbling streams and rolling landscape, we cannot wait for guests to escape away to our hidden hideaway”.

“Quiet, calming and surrounded by nature. But we have also included some areas for the kids to chill out and play, and for people to really make the most of their stay. We want guests to switch off and disconnect – just enjoy nature.”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

55 Drumnaconagher Rd
Crossgar
Downpatrick
BT30 9JH

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