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Thornfield Farm

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Thornfield Farm is a unique farm pod site beside the Dark Hedges

Enjoy our luxury pod accommodation in the heart of the Antrim Glens, close to the Dark Hedges and other Game of Thrones filming locations. Cosy, comfortable and in the heart of a farm setting you can feed the hens, see the baby lambs and explore what the area has to offer.
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Enjoy our luxury glamping pods and Dark Hedges accommodation in the heart of Stranocum Co. Antrim with unrivalled access to a range of Game of Thrones filming locations.
Also only 12 minute drive from Ballycastle where you can enjoy the beach. Our cosy and comfortable pods come, fully furnished and have all the comforts of home including electric, running water, mini fridge and heating. And situated on a farm setting so you can feed the hens, see the baby lambs during spring and explore what the area has to offer.
Take time out with family or friends, plus it is ideal for those who want to explore the North Coast and tourist hotspots. Thornfield Farm has been in the farming community for decades and continues to be a small working farm. Situated in the heart of the North Coast Thornfield Farm’s unique pods are located on private farmland, 10 minute’s walk from the famous Dark Hedges (1 mile in the car), or a short journey from the village of Bushmills, home of the world’s oldest whiskey distillery and famous Giant’s Causeway.
The pods are a central location between Ballycastle and Bushmills, so perfectly placed on the North Coast for a short break or as part of a tour of the North Coast. In the local area you are in short driving distance of restaurants, pubs, and popular north coast tourism attractions.
After popular demand, we are very excited to announce the latest addition to our Thornfield Farm pod site.. A HOT TUB – exclusive to one pod only. After a long day of exploring the stunning local attractions, you can retreat in your own private hot tub. The perfect getaway for a romantic and cosy escape! The pods are suitable for both couples and families with a double bed and bunk beds (for 15 years and under). We have lots of options for your to book over the year from the basic pod, or special offers and add-ons.
Check out this quick youtube video of the site if you have not seen it already.
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 in June.
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]

All the pods on site are off the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.  You are in a group of 5 pods on our farm site looking out to the mountains, but within walking distance of the Dark Hedges and Gracehill House. 

Each pod includes:
  • Living space seating 4 (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Double bed 
  • Bunkbeds sleeping 2 children (under 15)  (infant under 2 can be added with a travel cot)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Ensuite shower room including full height shower 
  • Tea & Coffee dock with fridge and cutlery set
  • Toaster
  • Storage area for clothes 
  • Electric and USB charging points
  • Pod fire pit
  • WIFI
  • Optional Extra Addons can be requested at a charge

Additional information:

  • Site includes 5 pods 
  • Free parking 
  • Not suitable for pets, excluding service animals
  • Pods have dedicated keypads for key storage

Hot Tub Experience – £50 – (additional nights can be added for £25 per night)

After a long day of exploring the stunning local attractions, you can retreat in your own private hot tub. The perfect extra touch for a romantic and cosy escape! (exclusive to one pod only).
If the rate plan name “Pod with a Private Hot Tub” does not appear please contact us directly to see if the option is available as an Optional Extra Addon.

Breakfast in your Pod (Continental) – £15 Per Night

Suitable for 2x Adults and 2x Children, your breakfast items include: Orange juice, 4 x yogurts, selection of bread (pancakes wheaten or soda), Granola and fresh milk, Tea and Coffee supplied within the pod also.

Firepit Pack- £15

This package includes: wood, kindling sticks, firelighters and bag of Marshmallows.

Prosecco Welcome – £18 per Bottle

Enjoy a Prosecco welcome to your pod with a bottle of the bubbly chilled and ready for your arrival.

BBQ Pack -£25 per night

Suitable for 2x Adults and 2x Children. This package includes: 4x Steak Burgers, 4x Minute Steaks, 8x Sausages, 4x Chicken kebabs and a disposable BBQ

Meat sourced locally from McKay butchers , Ballycastle

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  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.

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

North Coast Chocolates

Box of 6-  £9

Box of 12- £18

A range of hand crafted luxury chocolates using local and Irish ingredients. Full list of chocolates and ingredients available on request. 

Self-catering Options at Your Pod:

Check out the above facilities section to read all about the self-catering facilities provided in our pods. 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: 

Restaurants and Pubs near Thornfield Farm

Central Wine Bar

Address- Central Wine Bar, Ann St, Ballycastle BT54 6AA

O`Connors Bar 

Address- O’Connors Bar, Ann St, Ballycastle BT54 6AA

 The Bay Café

Address- The Bay Cafe, 26 Bayview Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BT

 The Anzac Restaurant 

Address- 5 Market St, Ballycastle BT54 6DP

The Bushmills Inn 

Address: 9 Dunlace Road, Bushmills, BT57 8QG

The Scenic Inn

Address: 38 Fivey Rd, Armoy, The Drones, Ballymoney BT53 8UT

The Fullerton Arms

Address: 22 Main St, Ballintoy, Ballycastle BT54 6LX

A short drive from the Causeway Coastal Route`s major attractions, Giants Causeway, and Game of Thrones film sites: Ballintoy Harbour and The Dark Hedges.

Dark Hedges

10 minute walk from the famous Dark Hedges (1 mile in the car).  Map provided in the pod.

Address- The Dark Hedges, Bregagh Rd, Stranocum, Ballymoney BT53 8PX

Giant’s Causeway / Bushmills Distillery

The site is a short journey from the village of Bushmills, home of the world’s oldest whiskey distillery, the famous Giant’s Causeway and Carrick- a Rede Rope Bridge.

Address- Giants Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SZ

Address- Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballycastle BT54 6LS

Ballintoy Harbour

10 minutes car drive (8 miles) will take you to the small coastal village of Ballintoy, where you can cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, fish in the Wild Atlantic Sea at Ballintoy Harbour or go on a romantic stroll along Whitepark Bay.

Kinbane Castle

The name Kinbane means white head and refers to the white limestone on which the castle stands. The path down to the castle remains is narrow and stepped and not for the faint hearted. Kinbane Castle is a State Care Historic Monument sited in the townland of Cregganboy, in Moyle District Council area. The area surrounding Kinbane Castle is a Scheduled Historic Monument, it also offers spectacular views of Rathlin Island and Dunagregor Iron Age fort.

Murlough Bay

It is a hidden gem off the main causeway coastal route. The road leading down is steep, winding and there are some local sheep and deer running free. Take care travelling to and from this must-see spot which has even featured in Game of Thrones. 


Enjoy breath taking views from the cliff edge of Fairhead on this ruggedly, beautiful and wild walk. The distance from the carpark to the cliff edge is between 1.5-3.4 miles. Expect stunning coastal views towards Ballycastle and Rathlin Island and look down on the picturesque Murlough Bay.  You’ll also pass historic loughs and open green farmland on one of the many walk options which are guaranteed to invigorate the senses.

Address-  Fair Head, Ballycastle BT54 6RD

Dunluce Castle

Address: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UY

Ballycastle Beach

Address- Ballycastle Beach, Ballycastle BT54 6JZ

 For more information on things to do nearby check out – www.discovernorthernireland.com

Below is an interactive map to search the location.

If you are traveling from-:


  • Take M2, A26, M2and A26 to Ballynaloob Rd in Causeway Coast and Glens.
  • Take Moyan Rd to Ballinlea Rd/B147.
  • Destination will be on the right.


  • Get on M50 from N1
  • Continue to Newry, Mourne And Down
  • Get on M1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh from A1
  •  Continue on M1 Take M2, A26 and M2 to A26 in Mid And East Antrim
  • Continue on A26. Take Moyan Rd to Ballinlea Rd/B147 in Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Destination will be on the right


  • Take May St to Ebrington Terrace/Limavady Rd/A2
  • Follow A2, A37 and A26 to Kirk Rd/B147 in Ballymoney
  • Turn left onto Kirk Rd/B147
  • Continue to follow B147
  • Destination will be on the right

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 AugustLimited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in 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.  



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Your Host

Thornfield Farm is managed by Sandra and Wesley who live on the farm and will be your welcoming host on site. Thornfield Farm has been in the farming community for decades and continues to be a small working farm.
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Sandra is also a keen crafter so you will see options for afternoon tea with handmade linens, small fairy area will be available to enjoy the magical mystery within the beautiful landscape. Craft classes will also be coming in future dates.

Each pod has a view out to the mountains, and are cosy in both Summer and Winter. Great for family time, visiting the Dark Hedges or a romantic break. Sandra, Wesley, and boys Harry and Jack make for a welcoming feeling on the pod site.
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“We are building a legacy future for our family with this unique pod site and farm setting. We love the fact that we can open up our home to explorers and those that want to escape into something different. The Dark Hedges are a tourism magnetic, but the area has so much to offer and it is great that people can experience what we live and breath everyday.”


158 Ballinlea Road,
Co. Antrim,
BT53 8PX,
Northern Ireland.

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[email protected]

During Office Hours +44 (0) 28 9099 3499

During Your Stay Dates +44 (0)78 0588 5186

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