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Leitrim Lodge is set in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, at the foothill of Rocky Mountain.

Our Mourne Mountain Pods offer the perfect rural holiday. Enjoy exploring this beautiful location by climbing a mountain, heading over to beauty spots such as Spelga Dam or simply star gazing around the campfire.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Our unique and stylish Leitrim Lodge pods offer a perfect short getaway for couples and families set in the heart of Ireland’s most famous Mountain range. You are in an exclusive group of 6 luxury pods at the foot of the picturesque Rocky Mountain. The Mourne Mountain Region is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and parts are owned by the National Trust.

Just a short drive from County Down’s top attractions such as: Slieve Donard, Slieve Binnian, Silent Valley Reservoir, Murlough beach and National Nature Reserve, Tullymore Forest Park, Spelga Dam, Kilbroney Forest Park and lots more!

You are also within walking distance of a little-known Game of Thrones film location on the old Batts Estate, picturesque forest trails and mountain paths.

In driving distance from Hilltown, Newcastle and Castlewellan where you will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and entertainment events.

Just 1hr 30mins from Dublin and 45 mins from Belfast, Leitrim Lodge is a central location for a relaxing short break away.

Please note that online bookings must be made 24 hours before the stay date. For same day booking please contact us via email on [email protected]

Each of our Leitrim Lodge Pods has the mountain view with the same interior, 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 availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released early 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

Leitrim Lodge 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 11am

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.

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 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.

Ultimate Glamping Experience

Family Experience for 4 people at supplement of £80.00
  • Fire Pit and S’mores Experience
  • Family BBQ
  • Breakfast Sharing Platter
 
Couples Glamping Experience for 2 people at supplement of £75.00
  • Fire Pit and S’mores Experience
  • Couples BBQ
  • Breakfast Sharing Platter

 

Please see below for full details of everything included in both packages!

Campfire Packs

Fire Pit and S’mores Experience at supplement of £25.00

Fire Pit starter kit (firelighters, kindling, logs and matches), S’mores kit (luxury milk chocolate biscuits, marshmallows and skewer sticks) and hot chocolate.

Allergens: Wheat, Milk and Eggs

Firepit Experience at supplement of £15.00

Firelighters, kindling, logs and matches

Fire Pit Top up Pack at supplement of £10.00

Extra logs for fire pit

Breakfast Packs

Breakfast Baps available at supplements for 2 at £15.00 or 4 at £25.00

Locally sourced bacon, pork sausages and a fried egg served in a brioche bap along with Ballymaloe Relish. Fruit juice included.

Allergens: Gluten, Egg, Milk, Sulphites and Mustard. May contain sesame and soya.

Family Breakfast Sharing Platter available at supplement for 2 at £20.00 or 4 at £30.00

Our breakfast platter includes pancakes, pain au chocolat, mini Danish pastries, yogurts, cheese, granola and a selection of fresh fruit. Served with fruit juice, butter and a selection of spreads.

Allergens: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Soya and Nuts. May contain Sesame and Sulphites.

Breakfast baps and Sharing platters will be delivered to your pod between 8:00am and 9:00am.

BBQ Packs

Deluxe Couples Package at supplement of £40.00

Sirloin steaks, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw and tobacco onions.

Allergens: Gluten, Milk, Egg and Mustard

Family BBQ package for 4 at supplement of £35.00

Beef burgers, pork sausages, chicken kebabs, corn on the cob and burger baps.

Served with a selection of burger toppings and sauces ( Cheese, Tobacco Onions, Tomato Ketchup, BBQ Sauce and Ballymaloe Relish)

Allergens: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Sulphites, Celery and Mustard

All BBQ packs include BBQ hire and charcoal for 1 night. BBQ hire can be added for additional nights at a charge of £10.00 per night. BBQ food items can be found inside kitchenette fridge.

BBQ Hire at supplement of £15.00

Hire includes charcoal and bbq for 1 night. 

All meat has been local sourced from R.McCullough Butchers, Rathfriland

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

Pre-ordering – to ensure the availability of food items we ask that guests pre-book these at least 2 days in advance of stay date. This is due to some food items only being purchased to order.

Please note: As we are a small glamping site we can not offer gluten free, vegetarian or vegan alternatives. We cannot guarantee that foods have been prepared in a nut free environment. Due to supply and demand some food items may not be available from our supplier, alternatives will be offered.

Full ingredients list for all food items available on request.

We have been awarded our Food Hygiene Rating by Newry, Mourne and Down district council on 20th December 2021.

Self-Catering Options at your Leitrim Lodge 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 or drink, we have listed some options below: 

Hilltown:

  • The Downshire Arms

Newcastle:

  • Great Jones Craft & Kitchen 

  • Niki’s Kitchen Cafe

  • Doc’s Fish & Chips

  • Brunel’s Restaurant

  • Oak Restaurant at The Slieve Donard Hotel & Spa
  • Quinn’s Bar

Castlewellan: 

  • Maghera Inn

  • Maginn’s Bar

Here are some nearby attractions that we recommend during your visit to Leitrim Lodge. 

Spelga Dam: Distance: 4 miles – 9 minutes

Rocky Mountain: Distance: 0.5 miles – 1 minute

Slieve Muck: Distance: 6 miles – 10 minutes 

Slieve Donard: Distance: 12 miles – 22 minutes

Slieve Binnian: Distance: 12 miles – 24 minutes

Silent Valley Reservoir: Distance: 12 miles – 23 minutes 

Murlough Beach and National Nature Reserve: Distance: 14 miles – 24 minutes

Tullymore Forest Park: Distance: 9 miles – 17 minutes

Dundrum Castle: Distance: 14 miles – 24 minutes

Castlewellan Forest Park: Distance: 11 miles – 24 minutes 

The Peace Maze: Distance: 10 miles – 18 minutes 

Bloody Bridge: Distance: 15 miles – 25 minutes 

If you are traveling from:

Belfast

Get on A12 from A1 and Grosvenor Rd/B38

Follow M1 and A1 to Banbridge

Take Rathfriland RdSentry Box RdFernhill RdBanbridge Rd and Rathfriland Rd to Leitrim Rd in Newry, Mourne and Down

Dublin

Get on M50 from N1

Take M1 to Belfast Rd in Newry, Mourne and Down. Take the exit towards Newry/A28/Downpatrick/A25 from A1

Take B8 to Leitrim Rd

Derry

Head south-west on Bonds St towards Glendermott Rd/A6

Follow A6M2 and M1 to A1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh. Take exit 7 from M1

Continue on A1. Take Rathfriland RdFernhill RdBanbridge Rd and Rathfriland Rd to Leitrim Rd in Newry, Mourne and Down

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’!
 

Leitrim Lodge 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.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Great experience!The glamping site is fantastic for refreshing and relaxing. The dedicatedly designed pod space is fantastic for two kids and two adults....
CE4
Redbud
STAYED AT Cardross Estate
August
2022
Couldn’t have had a better stay! Views were amazing along with the hosts. BBQ/fire pit were great
HH4
Danny
STAYED AT Hillhead Farm
August
2022
Beautiful and very peaceful location. Pod was exactly as described, we really enjoyed our 2 night stay.
HH4
Rick
STAYED AT Hillhead Farm
August
2022
great to wake up to the beautiful view! lovely views, nice facilities for a family trip, loved the breakfast and the marshmallow toasting...
KL1
Marie-Claire
STAYED AT Kinelarty
August
2022
Peaceful and relaxing in stunning surroundings. Excellent pod. Good use of space finish was of high standard.
LL2
Sonia
STAYED AT Leitrim Lodge
August
2022
Fantastic views, luxurious pod, ease of instructions, first class. No negative comments
CE1 2
Alison
STAYED AT Cardross Estate
August
2022

Your Host

Leitrim Lodge glamping pods is hosted by proud local landowners Mary and William Johnston. Mary and her family will be your welcoming host on site.
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Each mountain view glamping pod has been uniquely styled and caters perfectly for couples, families and groups. You will sleep at the foot of the Rocky Mountain. Within walking distance of a little-known Game of Thrones film location on the old Batts Estate, picturesque forest trails and mountain paths awaken the senses. A perfect base to explore all that the Mournes has to offer.

Your main point of contact will be our lovely on-site host Mary, she will be able to assist you with anything you need. The pods are placed on the farm attached to the hunting lodge built by Narcissus Batt in 1834 once part of the old Batt’s estate. The lodge is home to the hosts Mary and Billy, the fourth generation to live here and work in the area.
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“There is so much to see and do in this area the possibilities are endless. By day enjoy the amazing mountain views and idly watch sheep follow the favoured mountain paths later appreciate a beautiful starlit night and bright crescent moon hang suspended above the Rocky mountain.

Watch the morning mist curl up the shrouded mountain side to reveal a lone hiker using the mountain path to travel to the disused turf bog or catch the sun rise above the Rocky telling of another perfect day. Each season adds its distinct beauty and character to the area contributing to the unique staycation experience. Plan your adventure, escape and stay with us; we promise you will not be disappointed.”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

121 Leitrim Road,
Hilltown,
Newry,
Co. Down
BT34 5XS
Northern Ireland

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