Wake up to a view of the iconic Mourne Mountains at Rathwood Farm
Rathwood Farm Project is the beginning of a bigger conservation project nestled in the Mourne region with sapling Christmas trees, woodland and wildlife all around.
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Escape to Rathwood and to the beauty of the Mourne Mountains. Set in the townland of Donaghmore County Down, looking out to the renowned Mourne Mountains landscape, you are a short distance from the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland, its summits crowned by granite Tors. The Mourne Mountains is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and parts are owned by the National Trust.
There are a selection of walks within this mountain range that provide stunning landscapes and views across Co. Down. Just a short drive from Newcastle, Newry 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.
The pod village is the beginning of a bigger woodland conservation project by the team at Rathwood and is the start of something special with the Woodland Trust and other wildlife conservation groups.
At less than 30 mins from Newry, 90 mins from Dublin and 80 mins from Belfast, Rathwood is a central location for a short break away in a rural setting.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
Rathwood Farm is the vision of local landowner Andrew Magowan who has great plans for the conservation and development of a sustainable woodland farmland. Working closely with the Woodland Trust and RSPB, Andrew has a vision to bring his farm to life with wildlife friendly green initiatives.
Having discovered a ‘Rath’ on his land, Andrew is developing his land to compliment this historical find. Rath is shortform for ‘Ringforts’ – Ring forts or ring fortresses are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze Age up to about the year 1000.
The woodland is the most important element and a total of 11.12 hectars was planted in a dozen different native species of broadleaf trees on the site. There is also a growing Christmas Tree farm where they grow and produce organic Christmas trees. RSPB has also expressed interest in this land as there are Yellowhammers nesting in the project area which are currently on the endangered species list.
WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS
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“We are at the exciting start of our journey of developing the farm project and I am very inspired by how I can sustainability develop my farm, encourage organic growth, bring back older farming practices, showcase our unique RATH element and also welcome people to enjoy all this beauty in an overnight glamping setting”
Andrew Magowan, Founder and Landowner