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Glenarm

Stay at the peaceful grounds of a renowned 17th- century castle on the Causeway Coastal Route.

Our Ocean View Pods offer the perfect rural holiday. Just a meander from the coast, you’re within reach of spectacular scenery and attractions. Set up on a hilltop, the views from our Glenarm glamping site are stunning.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Our stylish and super comfortable Glenarm Castle pods offer a perfect rural glamping holiday. Just a meander from the coast, you’re within reach of spectacular scenery and attractions. Drive to Dunluce Castle, sandy beaches, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Giant’s Causeway, and whiskey distilleries.

You are in an exclusive group of luxury pods at our hilltop Glenarm glamping site overlooking the Castle Estate and Ocean – the views are truly amazing! There’s plenty to do at Glenarm Castle, from strolling in the castle’s Walled Garden, woodlands and grassy grounds, to visiting the on-site retail including the Castle Shop, Byre Shop and Shambles Workshop. The on-site eateries include the Tea Room, the Pizza Pavilion, the Milk Parlour and the Potting Shed, offering something for everyone.

You’re also walking distance from Glenarm Harbour, a short drive to the stunning Glenariff Forest Park and Game of Thrones filming locations. But if you prefer to stay on the glamping site then you can site around your dedicated pod camp fire, toast marshmallows, relax with the sunset and wake up to the sunrise in the comfort of this secure pod site. Check out below for more detailed information.

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.

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

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 from 1st 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

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 3 metres 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

Glenarm 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.

Internet/WiFi:

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. 

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 a 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.

Glenarm Castle Fire Pit Pack- £15

Hand cut logs from Glenarm Estate Forest, kindling sticks, firelighters and matches.

The Glenarm Castle fire pit pack must be added at least 5 days before your stay or you can purchase one down at the Welcome Centre on the Glenarm Castle grounds, it opens from 9am- 5pm. (While stocks last)

Smores & More Experience- £25

Enjoy our popular campfire experience with a twist. Hand cut logs from Glenarm Estate Forest, kindling sticks, firelighters and matches, plus your smore experience to include skewers, mega marshmallows, Choco Leibniz Biscuits and hot chocolate sachets.

The smores & more experience must be added at least 5 days before your stay. (While stocks last, items may vary)

Glenarm Salmon Breakfast – £15

Glenarm smoked salmon, fresh wheaten bread and Philadelphia cream cheese.  

VIP Prosecco Welcome – £18

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

VIP Prosecco Upgrade – £25

Celebrate your loved one with chilled prosecco awaiting for you in your pod fridge, a box of chocolates and a handwritten card.

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.  

BBQ Facilities:

At your pod there is a dedicated fire pit area, which also includes a log table with a BBQ plate, plus plates, cups and cutlery are all provided in the pod kitchenette.

You are more than welcome to bring along your own Disposable BBQ and food to the pod site to cook.  

During your stay you will also be able go to the Welcome Centre at the Castle Estate (open 9am-5pm). A variation of BBQ (including disposable BBQs) and Breakfast items can be purchased there (subject to availability).

There is a local Spar in Carnlough which is a 2-minute drive from the pods that is well stocked over the summer period.  We hope this helps.

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

Self-Catering Options at your Glenarm 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: 

Glenarm Castle (opening hours vary and subject to change):

Ground at Glenarm Castle (Tea Room)Monday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm 

The Potting Shed:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

The Milk Parlour:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Pizza Pavilion:
Monday – Sunday: 12noon – 5pm

Off Site

 There are a number of pubs in Glenarm.

Also, there are a number of restaurants, take-aways and pubs in Carnlough village that is a 5 minute drive away.  

  • Londonderry Arms- Carnlough 
  • The Glencloy Inn- Carnlough
  • The Galley
  • Cheng Du
  • Dragon Sun

On Site Attractions

One of Ireland’s oldest estates, and home to the Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle is a ‘must see’ destination and one of N.Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Whilst here there’s so much to enjoy!

Walled Garden – The Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens. It is filled with rich displays of exciting flowers and specimen plants and is of interest to the keenest garden enthusiast. It is beautiful and filled with colour throughout the season.

Welcome Centre & Castle Shop – New to the Glenarm and located at the Byre car park. The Welcome Centre is where purchase admission to the Walled Gardens and for help and advice on your stay at Glenarm Castle. The Castle Shop includes local giftware and produce. Open daily 9am – 5pm.

‘Ground’ at Glenarm Castle – Open 10am-4pm (subject to change) is the on-site tea room, with range of breakfast and lunch options!

 The Milk Parlour – Open 10am – 5pm, is Northern Ireland’s first gelato ice cream factory made with Shorthorn Herd Milk. From Glenarm Honey Comb, to Blueberry and Lemon to vegan Biscoff, there is an option for everyone!

The Potting Shed – Open 10am – 4.30pm (subject to change) the outdoor coffee hut at Glenarm Castle is the perfect pit stop for coffee and tray bakes in the woodland setting.

Fishing – Glenarm River is approximately 5 miles long, with the Glenarm Angling Club fishing two miles and a private syndicate fishing the remaining three miles. Glenarm offer guests who stay in the pod a day permit for the salmon river for just £80 per day!

Shambles Workshop – Shambles is a small family business specialising in their own unique upcycled products and also sell an array of hand-crafted gifts and home ware. Open daily.

Byre Shop – Our recently renovated byre shop offers a wide range of fashion and accessories, as well as a selection of beautiful gifts and souvenirs. Open daily.

Past & Present – The vintage store offers a wide range of antique collectables and garden stoneware. Open daily.

Garden Bothies – Within the Walled Garden we have bothy buildings which house a little antique shop and a local artist’s gallery (opening times and dates subject to change).

Please note as we are now coming into the winter season opening times for the attractions around Glenarm Estate will vary. To see the latest opening hours please click on the link below:

https://glenarmcastle.com/prices-opening-times/

 Glenarm Village Area:

Glenarm village also has a pebble beach with children’s playground and harbour area to explore. There is a Tourism Office in the town if you want to pick up some information.

 Village Shop – Wilson’s Stores at Day-to-Day is the ideal shop for all your day out essentials. Located on Toberwine Street, Glenarm. Open from 8am to late (subject to change).

 Glenarm Forest – The entrance is located at the top of Altmore Street – (Main Street in Glenarm Village). This is a very popular walk in Glenarm, not only can you walk along the Glenarm River which is noted for its wild salmon, but amidst the trees you get a magnificent view of the Castle and you may even get a chance to glimpse the native red squirrel.

Events on Site

There are also season events at the Estate such as the Tulip Festival, Dalriada Festival and Christmas Experience.

Glenarm Forest Park
  • Distance – 5 minute walk from Pod
  • Address: From the village follow Toberwine Street to the Forest
Dunluce Castle
  • Distance- 1 hour  (40miles)
  • Address: Dunluce Castle, 87 Dunluce Rd, Bushmills BT57 8UY
Straidkilly Nature Reserve
  • Distance- 4 minutes (1 miles)
  • Address: Straidkilly Rd, Carnlough, Ballymena BT44 0LQ
Carnfunnock Country Park
  • Distance- 14 minutes ( 8miles)
  • Address: Carnfunnock Country Park, Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ
Glenariff Forest, Glenariff
  • Distance- 30 minutes (16mile)
  • Address- 98 Glenariff Road, Glenariff, County Antrim BT44 0QX
The Gobbins
  • Distance – 20 miles
  • Address: The Gobbins, Middle Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3SX
Slemish Mountain
  • Distance: 12.5 miles
Giants Causeway
  • Distance- 1 hour 5 minutes (47miles)
  • Address: Giants Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SZ

If you are traveling from-:

Belfast

  • Follow M2 Northbound
  • A8 to Shanes Hill Rd/ A36 in Larne
  • Take Starbog Road, and Deer Road to Tully Road
  • Destination on the Left with gate and a Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

Dublin

  • Follow M1 from N1
  • Continue to Louth
  • Get on M1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh from A1.
  • Follow A1, take A12 and M2 to Ballynure Rd/A8 in Newtownabbey.
  • Continue on A8. Take Starbog Rd/ A8 in Larne.
  • Destination on the Left with a gate and Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

Derry

  • Continue on A6. Take Legavallon Rd, B64, Bann Rd, Duneany Rd,
  • Take A42 to Munie Rd in Ballymeana.
  • Continue on Munie Rd. Drive to Tully Rd in Larne.
  • Destination on the Left with a gate and Glenarm Castle/Further.Space sign.

When you get closer to the Pod site:-

The pod site is located on the second road to the right called Tully Road when you pass the entrance to the Castle. The entrance to the road looks the images below – please note that this is a sharp turn to the left going past the first black gate 200 yards to the black gate with the green signs.

The pod site is located on the left-hand side of the road if you are driving from Glenarm . You will see a sign at the gate that says ‘Glenarm Castle| Further Space’.

Once you get to the gate please type in the keypad code that you will receive in your check in instructions,.

Follow the lane way to the Pod Site and once you drive through the underpass the lock boxes will be located on the right hand side for your pod key as directed in your check in email.

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4 STAR GRADED

We are happy to announce that the ‘Further.Space at Glenarm Castle’ Glamping Pods is the FIRST POD SITE to be awarded Guest Accommodation Certification and a four-star grading by Tourism NI.

The Glenarm site officially opened in July 2019 and received its TNI grading approval by November of that same year.  Further.Space launched this site with five luxurious pods in association with Glenarm Castle Estate, offering guests an unforgettable glamping experience. Never before have the general public had an accommodation option to stay on the Castle Estate grounds, and as the ‘Ocean View Pods’ are set up on a stunning hill top site, guests not only get a breath-taking view of the ocean, but also the Estate and historic harbour town of Glenarm.

Samantha Corr, Quality & Standards Manager at Tourism NI commented on the four star grading: “Over 4.7 million bed spaces were sold across the accommodation sector in Northern Ireland in 2019. Our visitors are looking for high quality accommodation and memorable experiences. Further.Space at Glenarm Castle pods are in an ideal position to meet that demand as they offer well-designed, comfortable accommodation in a unique setting, where visitors can relax as well as explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Samantha added; “Achieving four stars from their first grading assessment demonstrates the team’s dedication and hard work, and their ability to go above and beyond for their guests. The whole team at Further.Space and Glenarm Castle Estate have put in an enormous amount of work to achieve this award and I applaud their efforts.”

An innovative new tourism initiative, all the features of the pod from hotel grade linens, ensuite shower room with toiletries and towels, kitchenette area, breakfast options, heating, water and electricity are all baseline essentials of why the site received it’s unique grading.

Peter Farquharson, CEO of Further.Space reacted to the grading,

“We are so proud to have our pod site recognised with this grading as our vision is to go beyond the ordinary and let customers stay somewhere exclusive, cosy and stylish with nature on our doorstep. We work closely with our partners to provide a great experience for our customers and Glenarm Castle is doing a great job of maintaining luxury levels of service. We have had over 100 amazing reviews already from customers, not only loving the pod accommodation, but the overall experience”.

This has been a long-time dream for the team at Glenarm Castle, with direct overview from Lord and Lady Dunluce who had been looking for the right fit solution to allow the public to enjoy the Estate in an over-night setting.

Lady Dunluce, of Glenarm Castle, who personally oversaw the pod interiors and landscaping said,

“Achieving 4-star grading is an important milestone for us as it reflects the pride in our Estate, plus the luxury and the comforts we wanted our customers to experience.  We have had many people from the Island of Ireland travel and stay with us, but we have also received visitors from all over the world, such as USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, to name a few who are looking for this level of comfort, but giving them the option of something a little different.”

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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 from 1st 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.  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’!
 
Glenarm Castle 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.

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Your Host

The castle is home to Randal, Viscount Dunluce, son of the 14th Earl of Antrim and his family. They want the castle to be a living breathing attraction, and we’re delighted that further.space pods are a part of that vision.
The castle is home to Randal, Viscount Dunluce, son of the 14th Earl of Antrim and his family. They want the castle to be a living breathing attraction, and we’re delighted that further.space pods are a part of that vision.

The Estate is nestled in the little harbour village of Glenarm dating back to Norman Times. Easy to explore, full of charm and beauty. The Glenarm marina with its fully restored harbour and pier, native wildlife and craft shops has a little something for everyone.

Your main point of contact will be our lovely on-site host Katie, she will be able to assist you with anything you need.

We are excited to announce that our Glenarm Castle pod site has been included in the Irish Independent Fab 50 – Ireland’s Best Places to Stay in 2021!

Congratulations to the entire team at Further.Space and Glenarm Castle, it really is great to get this recognition for our unique offering and ocean view pod experience.
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“The further.space pods are fantastic as they have all the comfort of a hotel room from the luxury double bed, bunk beds for the kids, full sized shower room, storage and kitchenette, but we can place them in a unique location such as our Estate. We provide all the linens, towels and toiletries to make the stay even more comfortable”.

“We also have electricity sockets and WiFi for each pod which families are finding invaluable for relaxing in the evening. And to top it off the fully glazed front allows us to showcase the stunning ocean view. Who would not want to wake up to that!”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

2 Castle Lane
Glenarm,
Co. Antrim
BT44 0BQ
Northern Ireland

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Our Story

Black Knowe Ballycastle

Black Knowe is a unique farm glamping site looking out to Fair Head.

Enjoy our luxury farm glamping site in the heart of Ballycastle, close to the Dark Hedges and looking out to the stunning Fair Head. Our glamping pods are cosy, comfortable and in the heart of nature.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

During your luxury farm glamping experience, you can fill your boots and your days with morning walks, breath taking views, award winning spirits, delicious local food and great company, whether it be on your own or with the people you love. Situated in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, our Black Knowe Ballycastle camping pods are located on private farmland, a short drive from the Causeway Coastal Route`s major attractions, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Game of Thrones film sites, Ballintoy Harbour and The Dark Hedges.

Enjoy our luxurious Ballycastle camping pods which have been uniquely styled with warmth, charm, character and caters perfectly for couples families and groups. With every pod being spoilt for comfort and views, Black Knowe is the perfect setting to reset and reconnect with love ones.

The Black Knowe farm glamping site is a 50-minute drive from Belfast International airport and a short 8- minute drive from Ballycastle. Whether it be a romantic country getaway or a time to celebrate with a group of nearest & dearest, Black Knowe can accommodate you and our location will most certainly delight you. You will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs, major attractions, beauty spots & events.

We are happy to announce that our Black Knowe glamping pods have been awarded with Guest Accommodation Certification and a four-star grading by Tourism NI.

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 from the 1st June.

All of our Ballycastle camping pods are of the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay. You are in a group of 5 pods on our hilltop site looking out to Fair Head. 

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.

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

We are a working farm so you will see the cows and sheep grazing the fields nearby, or the wild hens wandering around. We have wild flowers, potato fields and lush green land all around us. Check out our nearby attractions section to hear more on local things to do and see.

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 section. 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 3 metres 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

Ballycastle Camping Pods: 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.

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.

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.

Fire Pit Packs

Fire Pit and S’mores Experience – £20

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

Firepit Experience – £15

Firelighters, kindling, logs and matches

Breakfast Packs

Breakfast Sharing Platter for 2 £20 or 4 £30

Our breakfast platter includes pain au chocolat, croissants, yogurts, granola and a selection of seasonal fruit.

Served with orange juice, milk, butter, homemade jam and nutella.

Pancake Breakfast for 2 £15 or 4 £20

Our pancake breakfast includes pancakes, yogurts & bananas.

Served with orange juice, butter, homemade jam, nutella and maple syrup.

Continental Breakfast for 2 £15 or 4 £22.50

Our continental breakfast includes wheaten bread, sodas, granola and yogurts.

Served with orange juice, milk, butter homemade jam.

Little Glampers Breakfast for £15- Suitable for 2 children

Our little glampers breakfast includes pain au chocolat, Kellogg`s cereal variety pack, blueberry muffins, yogurts selection of seasonal fruit.

Served with fruit juice and milk.

All bakery goods locally sourced from The Bakery, Ballycastle.

BBQ Packs

Family BBQ package for 4- £35

4x Beef burgers, 8x beef sausages, 4x chicken kebabs and burger baps.

Served with a selection of burger toppings and sauces (cheese slices, tomato Ketchup and brown sauce)

**Vegetarian options available on request**

BBQ Hire – £15

Hire includes charcoal, cooking utensils, tomato ketchup & brown sauce and bbq for 1 night. 

All meat has been locally sourced from Donnelly`s Family Butchers, Ballycastle.

 *Please note for the BBQ pack we normally ask customers to pre-order this 2 days in advance due to the fresh nature of this product, therefore it may not be available for same day ordering. 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.

Self-catering Options at Your 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:

Restaurants and Pubs in Ballycastle

Central Wine Bar

Distance- 5 mins (2 miles)

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

O`Connors Bar 

Distance- 5 mins (2 miles)

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

The Bay Café

Distance- 7 mins ( 3 mile)

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

The Anzac Restaurant 

Distance- 5 mins (2 miles)

Address- 5 Market St, Ballycastle BT54 6DP

Fairhead

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.

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. 

Fair Head

Distance – 15min ( 7 miles)

Address-  Fair Head, Ballycastle BT54 6RD

Dark Hedges

Distance- 9 mins ( 5 miles)

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

Ferry to Rathlin Island

Our North Coast pods are the best way to get a Rathlin glamping experience.

Distance- 8 min- (3.3 miles)

Address- Rathlin Island Ferry, 18 Bayview Rd, Ballycastle BT54 6BT

Giants Causeway

Distance- 20mins ( 11 miles)

Address- Giants Causeway, Bushmills BT57 8SZ

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Distance-10 min (6 miles)

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

Dunluce Castle

Distance- 20 mins (12miles)

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

Ballycastle Beach

Distance- 7 min (3 miles)

Address- Ballycastle Beach, Ballycastle BT54 6JZ

For more information on things to do nearby check out Discover Northern Ireland.

Below is an interactive map to search the location.

If you are traveling from-:

Belfast

  • Follow M2 Northbound
  • A26, M2, M26 and A44 to Islanddarragh Rd in Moyle.
  • Continue on Islanddarrgah Rd. Drive to Moygaret Rd.
  • Destination on the Left with gate and a Black Knowe/Further.Space sign.

Dublin

  • Follow M1 from N1
  • Continue to Louth
  • Get on M1 in Lisburn and Castlereagh from A1.
  • Continue on M1, take M2 to A26 in Ballymena,
  • Follow A26 A44 to Islanddarragh Rd in Moyle.
  • Destination on the Left with a gate and a Black Knowe/Further.Space sign.

Derry

  • Continue on A2 from Derry to Limavady
  • Take Windyhill Rd, Ballyrashane Rd & Benvardin Rd to Moyarget Rd in Moyle
  • Destination on the Left with a Black Knowe/Further.Space sign.

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.  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’!
 
Black Knowe 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

We had a fantastic stay at kinelarty pods for my sons Birthday, thankfully the weather made the experience so much better as the...
Alicia
STAYED AT Kinelarty
May
2022
Had an amazing weekend at the pod and made even better with the weather! Pod was super clean and the fire pit was...
Sarah
STAYED AT Carrickreagh Bay
May
2022
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

Your Host

Escape your every day and take time to relax and reconnect at Black Knowe’s unique farm pod accommodation and glamping experience.
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Black Knowe has been a working farm from the early 1600s, where families have utilised the farmland to produce industrial and agricultural assets. The four buildings within the farmyard originate from the initial farming settlement and the building configuration was known as a clachan (Irish: Small settlement or village).

The pod site is named after local townland situated near ‘Black Knowe’ and each individual pod have a name relating to the local area.

Your host is Rachel Glenn who’s family own and run the farm. Returning from Australia, Rachel wants guests to come and relax, and see the beautiful landscape that she has grown up with.
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“It has been a dream come true to open up our farm and the beautiful landscape for customers to come and enjoy our pods, our farm and our company. We purposely have no WiFi so that people can disconnect and get away from the pressures of everyday”

Rachel Glenn, Black Knowe

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

77 Moygaret Road
Coolkenny
Ballycastle
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT54 6HL

Partner with us

Our Story

Thornfield Farm

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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FACILITIES & BOOKING

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. Cosy, comfortable and in a farm setting you can feed the hens, see the baby lambs 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. Connect with nature while free range chickens roam the grounds of the farm and ewe’s and lambs graze the fields.

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.

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.

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 from the 1st June.

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. 

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.

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. 

Fairhead

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-:

Belfast

  • 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.

Dublin

  • 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

Derry

  • 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.  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’!
 
Thornfield Farm 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

We had a fantastic stay at kinelarty pods for my sons Birthday, thankfully the weather made the experience so much better as the...
Alicia
STAYED AT Kinelarty
May
2022
Had an amazing weekend at the pod and made even better with the weather! Pod was super clean and the fire pit was...
Sarah
STAYED AT Carrickreagh Bay
May
2022
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

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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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“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.”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

158 Ballinlea Road
Stranocum
Ballymoney
County Antrim
BT53 8PX

Partner with us

Our Story

Carrickreagh Bay

Carrickreagh Bay a truly unique setting looking out to Lough Erne.

Enjoy our luxury pod accommodation looking directly out to the beautiful Lough Erne. Cosy, comfortable and in the heart of Fermanagh you can easily explore what the area has to offer.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

Glamping in Fermanagh lets you experience the truly awesome setting of Carrickreagh Bay. Set directly looking out to the renowned Lough Erne simply walk down to Carrickreagh Jetty to enjoy the serene beauty of Lough Erne. The swans are normally to be found whiling the day away also.

Just a short walk away is direct access to the Ely Lodge Forest, which is a 250 hectare forest that sweeps up from the shore of Lower Lough Erne, one of the largest fresh water lakes in Ireland. There are a selection of walks within this forest that provide stunning landscapes and views of lower Lough Erne and the surrounding area.

This unique site is also part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark with direct access to the Carrickreagh Viewpoint walk. Just down the road from Lough Erne Resort you can pop over for lunch/dinner, round of golf or spa if you want to enhance your stay. Just 5 minutes further brings you into Enniskillen town where you will be spoilt for choice with a diverse range of restaurants, pubs, major attractions, beauty spots and events.

We are happy to announce that our Carrickreagh Bay glamping pods have been awarded with Guest Accommodation Certification and a four-star grading by Tourism NI.

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 from the 1st June.

All of our Lough Erne Camping pods offer the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.  You are in a group of 8 pods on our site looking out to Lough Erne, but within walking distance of the GeoPark and walking trails.

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.

You also have a dedicated fire pit at your pod with outdoor seating. There is access to the Lough, 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

Check out our nearby attractions section to hear more on local things to do and see.

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 section. 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

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.

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 dedicated parking area beside the pods and car parking is free.

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.

Firepit Pack- £15
  • Wood
  • Kindling Sticks
  • Firelighters
  • Bag of Marshmallows
  • Long sticks for toasting

Breakfast Box for 2 – £25

Enjoy our new breakfast grazing box continental style.

We have teamed up with local award winning coffee shop ‘The Jolly Sandwich Bar’ to offer our new breakfast grazing box that includes:

  • A delicious granola bowl with fresh yoghurt and berry compote
  • Bakery items including freshly baked scones, pastries and tray bakes *
  • Selection of fruits
  • Condiments including better, jam and syrup

Juices are not included.  Tea and Coffee items are pre-set in the pod

This box is suitable for 2 adults.

CB Breakfast

* Please note all items are subject to availability and may be swapped out for alternatives closer to your stay date with the freshly backed nature of the items.

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

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

Kids Breakfast Box for 2 – £15

Enjoy our new breakfast box just for the kids!

We have teamed up with local award winning coffee shop ‘The Jolly Sandwich Bar’ to offer:

  • 4 x pancakes drizzled with white chocolate, marshmallows and Nutella
  • Selection of fresh fruit
  • 2 x juice boxes

This box is suitable for 2 kids.

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

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

All breakfasts are pre-set in the fridge in your pod prior to the 3pm check-in ready for the next morning.

BBQ Pack for Two -(£25 per Night)

Your BBQ pack will include:

  • Fermanagh Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak
  • A selection of cold salads

All locally sourced from local butcher Pat O’Doherty.

Prosecco Welcome – £18 per Bottle

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

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 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 and Breakfast 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.

Self-Catering Options While Glamping in Fermanagh

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: 

Restaurants and Pubs Near Carrickreagh Bay

Lough Erne Resort

Distance- 4 mins (2 miles)

Address- 93 Lough Shore Rd, Ross Inner, Enniskillen BT93 7ED

Francos Restaurant 

Distance-  13mins (6 miles)

Address- Queen Elizabeth Rd, Enniskillen BT74 7DY

Dollakis

Distance-  13mins (6 mile)

Address-  2 Cross St, Enniskillen BT74 7DX

Cafe Merlot

Distance- 15 mins (6 miles)

Address-  6 Church St, Enniskillen BT74 7EJ

The Tap House

Distance- 16 mins (8 miles)

Address-  46 Old Tempo Rd, Enniskillen BT74 4RR

The Fire House

Distance- 12 mins (7 miles)

Address: 26 Townhall St, Enniskillen BT74 7BA

While Glamping in Enniskillen, the Fermanagh Lakelands are well worth exploring.  Just a short drive from Carrickreagh Bay are a number of tourist sites and attractions with lots to see and do. 

Cuilcagh Mountain Walk

Distance: 26mins (16 miles)

Ely Lodge Forest (Part of the Geopark)

Distance- 1 min (0.6 miles)

Lough Erne Resort, Spa and Golf Course

Distance: 5 mins (2 miles)

Blue Green Yonder (Watersports Provider)

Distance: 12 mins (6  miles)

The Boatyard Distillery

Distance: 5mins (3.5 miles)

Marble Arch Caves

Located just a 25 minutes drive from Carrickreagh Bay are one of  Northern Irelands biggest tourist attractions. The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of Europe’s finest show-caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. 

Address- 43 Marlbank Rd, Enniskillen, BT92 1EW

Florencecourt 

The beautiful 18th-century estate and garden is a 20 minute drive from the site. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, holiday cottage, sawmill and ice house. 

Address- Florence Court Demesne, Enniskillen, BT92 1DB

Enniskillen Castle Museum 

Enniskillen Castle, situated beside along Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago. The historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

Address: Enniskillen Castle Museums, Enniskillen, BT74 7HL

Devenish Island

Devenish Monastic Site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise on one of Lough Erne’s many islands. The water taxi to the island is 15min drive the site. 

Address: Trory Point

 For more information on things to do nearby check out Discover Northern Ireland.

Below is an interactive map to search the location.

If you are traveling from-:

Belfast

  • Get on A12 from A1 and Grosvenor Rd/B38
  • Follow M1 and A4 to A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

Dublin

  • Follow R135 and R147 to Navan Rd/N3 in Fingal
  • Take M3, N3 and A509 to A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

Derry

  • Head south-west on Bonds St towards Glendermott Rd/A6
  • Follow Victoria Rd and A5 to Orchard Rd
  • Take B72, Montiaghroe Rd and Boa Island Rd/A47 to Lough Shore
  • Rd/A46 in Fermanagh And Omagh

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 night 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’!
 
Carrickreagh Bay 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

We had a fantastic stay at kinelarty pods for my sons Birthday, thankfully the weather made the experience so much better as the...
Alicia
STAYED AT Kinelarty
May
2022
Had an amazing weekend at the pod and made even better with the weather! Pod was super clean and the fire pit was...
Sarah
STAYED AT Carrickreagh Bay
May
2022
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

Your Host

Lough Erne Pods is managed by Richard and Roisin Cathcart who live locally and will be your welcoming host on site. The site and surrounding area has been in the Cathcart family for generations.
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The Cathcart Family have gifted access of their land to the GeoPark for walkers to enjoy the local area and the beauty of the Lough. Also owning a unique boathouse close by they know the serene beauty of the area.

Richard will be your host on site and has a wealth of local knowledge. Each glamping pod has been uniquely styled and caters perfectly for couples families, couples and groups. Roisin owns and runs a family cafe locally in Enniskillen, so will be ensuring our guests have fresh, locally produced breakfast.

Swans are a regular feature of this part of the lower Lough Erne and it is very common to find them on the lake during your stay. An extended part of the Cathcart family!
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WHAT YOUR HOST SAYS

“The site is truly spectacular and we wanted to share this with visitors to the area. The heritage of Lough Erne, the walks and nature and waking up a stunning view of the Lough is first class.

Families can use us as a base to explore Fermanagh or simply stay and enjoy the view.”

CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST

[email protected]

235 Lough Shore Road
Carrickreagh
Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
BT93 7EN

Partner with us

Our Story

Hillhead Glamping Dumfries and Galloway

Hillhead Farm is a stunning farm setting looking out to the Nithsdale Valley in picturesque Dumfries.

Enjoy our luxury pod accommodation in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Cosy and comfortable, offering the perfect rural getaway.
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FACILITIES & BOOKING

For glamping in Dumfries and Galloway, Hillhead Farm offers a perfect and unique rural getaway in Scotland. Dumfries is classed within the National Scenic Areas which are areas that are nationally important for their outstanding scenery. Dumfries and Galloway has three NSAs, the Nith Estuary, the East Stewartry Coast and the Fleet Valley.

Enjoy this small and exclusive pod site with only 3 pods perched up on the Nithsdale hillside looking out to the valley below. Believe us when we say it’s a breathtaking view and stunning area to visit. There is so much to do and see in the local area from Castles, walks, lochs and water, mountain biking, forests, beaches, wildlife or just local restaurants for a bite to eat.

Only 30 miles from the nearest airport and 10 miles from the market town of Dumfries. So whether it be a romantic country getaway or a time to relax and unwind with your nearest & dearest, Hillhead Farm can provide a beautiful view and a cosy farm setting.

There is a minimum 2 night stay in July and August. Limited 1 nights stays for July and August will be released from the 1st June. Thanks.

All of our Dumfries and Galloway glamping pods are of the same standard and include everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.  You are in a group of 3 pods on our farm site looking out to the mountains.

There is a minimum 2 night stay in July and August.  Limited 1 nights stays for July and August will be released from the 1st June.

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.  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

Check out our nearby attractions section to hear more on local things to do and see.

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

Dumfries and Galloway Camping: 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.

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 dedicated parking area beside the pods and car parking is free.

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.

Camp Fire Experience – £15

Wood, Kindling Sticks and Firelighters

Fire Pit and S’mores Experience – £25

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

Breakfast in your Pod – For 2 – £15

Orange juice, Granola, Natural Yogurt, Croissants, Tea and Coffee supplied within the pod

Suitable for 2 adults

Kids Breakfast Pack- £10

Suitable for two children.

Kids Cereal, Pain au chocolate and orange juice

BBQ Pack- £35 per night

2x adults and 2x children

4 burgers, 8 sausages, 4 minute steaks

BBQ hire and Charcoal

BBQ Hire- £12

BBQ hire only (George Foreman Kettle BBQ

Charcoal included 1 night stock

Prosecco Welcome – £18

Enjoy a Prosecco welcome to your pod with a bottle of bubbly chilled ready and a selection of locally made chocolates.

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 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 while you’re glamping in Dumfries and Galloway.

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

Self-catering Options at Your Dumfries and Galloway 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 while glamping in Dumfries and Galloway. 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: 

Cafes Nearby

The Hamans

Distance- 2.8 miles

Address- Main Street, Auldgirth, DG2 0RZ

Thomas Tosh

Distance- 7.9 miles

Address- 19 East Morton Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LZ

Jinty-B’s Tearoom

Distance- 7.9 miles

Address- 68 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LY

Glenwhisk Café

Distance- 10.6 miles

Address- High Street, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4HN

Restaurants/ Pubs Nearby

 The Auldgirth Inn

Distance- 3.1 miles

Address- Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0XG

Friars Carse Country House

Distance- 4.3 miles

Address- Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0SA

The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

Distance- 9.3 miles

Address- 112 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LU

Cavens Arms

Distance- 10.3 miles

Address- 20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AH

Piccola Italia

Distance- 10.7 miles

Address- Three Glens High Street, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4HN

From your glamping pod, you’ll have easy access to a wide range of attractions, including  Galloway Forrest Park. Dumfries is classed within the National Scenic Areas which are areas that are nationally important for their outstanding scenery. Dumfries and Galloway has three NSAs, the Nith Estuary, the East Stewartry Coast and the Fleet Valley.

Here are some nearby attractions that we recommend while glamping in Dumfries and Galloway at Hillhead Farm.

Drumlanrig Castle

Distance- 9.9 miles

A beautiful 17th century renaissance castle and home to the Duke of Buccleuch, Drumlanrig is open to castle tours, garden tours, with a café and adventure playground, walking and biking trails. An episode of the Outlander series was filmed here.

Morton Castle

Distance- 13.6 miles

The remains of this 14th century castle is surrounded by an artificial loch and features a lovely nature trail. Another filming location for the Outlander series as well as ‘The 39 Steps’ featuring Robert Powell.

Caerlaverock Castle

Distance- 18.4 miles

A moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. Lots to explore with walks down to the nature reserve, a café and gift shop.

Crawick Multiverse

Distance- 22.6 miles

A land art project by the designer Charles Jencks. A formed landscape involving art and cosmology or just a lovely place to explore and walk.

7 Stanes Mountain Biking Trails

A connection of biking and walking trails featuring 7 stone sculptures. 4 of the trails are in Dumfries and Galloway.

Ae Forest

Distance- 13.9 miles

Ae features a café and bike hire shop

Mabie Forest

Distance- 11.3 miles

Mabie features a playground

Dalbeattie

Distance- 17.9 miles

Dalbeattie has a playground and is just outside the town.

Glentrool

Distance- 32.3 miles

The furthest trail from Hillhead, Glentrool has a visitor centre and café.

Beaches

There are plenty of beaches to choose from:

  • Sandyhills,
  • Powillimount,
  • Southerness, Carsethorn,
  • Rockcliffe and Kippford.
Lochs and Waters

Loch Ettrick is the closest and is popular with wild swimmers. Loch Urr and Dabton Loch are a few miles further.

Loch Ken

Distance- 27 miles

The Galloway activity centre is featured here with sailing, canoeing and water skiing.

Clatteringshaws

Distance- 21 miles

A beautiful reservoir featuring a café and walking trail.

Glenkiln

Distance- 10 miles

A reservoir with walking trails.

Dalscone Farm Fun

Distance- 10.9 miles

A family run farm park with lots of activities, featuring a café and soft play area. An impressive toy shop and farm shop as well.

Mabie Farm Park

Distance- 14.3 miles

A farm park with adventure playground, quad bike rides, zip wires and slides. Café and gift shop.

Hetland Hall Dino Park

Distance- 19.2 miles

Based at Hetland Hall garden centre, an outdoor trail with Dinosaurs, a large soft play and café.

Walking Routes

There are some beautiful walking routes in the immediate area, please get in touch with either Jen or Michael if you are needing any inspiration.

Wildlife

Among the more recognisable farm animals, Hillhead is a great place for spotting wildlife. There are resident red kites, buzzards, skylarks, hares, bats and a tawny owl. If you are a keen wildlife spotter it may be worth bringing your binoculars!

Please enter ‘DG2 0TS’  into your Sat Nav.

If travelling from the South

From Dumfries, leave on the A76 north for Kilmarnock. Travel for approximately 6.5 miles until you see a left turn marked for Dunscore and Penpont. Immediately after the village sign for Auldgirth take the left turn. The Hamans café will be on your left. After about half a mile take a right turn marked for Glenmidge, Keir and Penpont. Follow this road up the glen for 1.5 miles, don’t take the left turn marked for Glenmidge but take the next left with Hillhead sign at the bottom. This is a sharp left turn, and then follow the road up the hill until you reach you reach the gravel track. The car park is approximately 20 yards up here on the left.

If travelling from the North

From Thornhill go south on the A76. You will pass through Closeburn village. Approximately 4 miles south of Closeburn you will pass through Auldgirth and the Auldgirth Inn will be on your left. Take the next right marked for Dunscore and Penpont. The Hamans café will be on your left. After about half a mile take a right turn marked for Glenmidge, Keir and Penpont. Follow this road up the glen for 1.5 miles, don’t take the left turn marked for Glenmidge but take the next left with Hillhead sign at the bottom. This is a sharp left turn, and then follow the road up the hill until you reach you reach the gravel track. The car park is approximately 20 yards up here on the left.

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To book a stay at our glamping pods in Scotland, 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 it is a minimum 2 night stay in July and August.  Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released from the 1st June.

PLEASE NOTE: We operate a contactless self-check-in system so we require full payment for accommodation at our glamping sites 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’!
 
Hillhead Farm is certified as part of the Visit Scotland ‘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

We had a fantastic stay at kinelarty pods for my sons Birthday, thankfully the weather made the experience so much better as the...
Alicia
STAYED AT Kinelarty
May
2022
Had an amazing weekend at the pod and made even better with the weather! Pod was super clean and the fire pit was...
Sarah
STAYED AT Carrickreagh Bay
May