Thornfield Farm is a unique farm pod site beside the Dark Hedges
FACILITIES & BOOKING
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.
You also have a dedicated fire pit at your pod with outdoor seating. There is limited access to the farm, but we are asking guests to please take care with themselves and little children.
- 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
- Storage area for clothes
- Electric and USB charging points
- Pod fire pit
- Optional Extra Addons can be requested at a charge
- Site includes 5 pods
- Free parking
- Not suitable for pets, excluding service animals
- Pods have dedicated keypads for key storage
We are a working farm so you will see the ewes and lambs grazing the fields nearby, or the wild chickens wandering around. Check out our nearby attractions section to hear more on local things to do and see.
What you Need to Know
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.
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.
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.
There is ambient lighting on the site for night time.
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.
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.
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!
There is a dedicated parking area beside the pods and car parking is free.
Unfortunately the site is not suitable for pets, but it is something we are looking to in the future.
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.
Hot Tub Experience – £50 – (additional nights can be added for £25 per night)
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Address: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UY
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 August. Limited 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.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
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.
WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS