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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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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, Dunluce Castle, Sandy beaches, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Game of Thrones film sites, Ballintoy Harbour and The Dark Hedges. Explore all that the area has to offer with an overnight stay in one of four pods situated on a farm based site.
Enjoy our luxurious Ballycastle glamping 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.
With self-check-in/out you are safe, secure, but can create your own holiday experience.  BBQ and camp fire pack are recommended!   The pods are cosy, fully furnished and have all the comforts of home including electric, running water, mini fridge and heating. The pods are part of your holiday. Each pod features an expansive glazed entrance, coffee dock, shower room, and somewhere to sit and relax. The set-up of the pod is for 2 adults and 2 kids (or under approx 5ft5) with a comfy double bed and hotel-quality bed-linen included, plus integrated bunkbeds tucked away.
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.
Check out this quick youtube video of the site if you have not seen it already.
Please note that there is a minimum 2 night stay during July and August. Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in June.
Please note that online bookings must be made 24 hours before the stay date. For same day booking please contact us via email on blackknowe@further.space

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. 

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. 

Each pod includes:
  • Living space seating 4 (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Double bed 
  • Bunkbeds sleeping 2 children (under 15)  (infant under 2 can be added with a travel cot)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Ensuite shower room including full height shower 
  • Tea & Coffee dock with fridge and cutlery set
  • Toaster
  • Storage area for clothes 
  • Electric and USB charging points
  • Pod fire pit
  • Optional Extra Addons can be requested at a charge
Additional information:
  • Site includes 5 pods 
  • Free parking 
  • Not suitable for pets, excluding service animals
  • Pods have dedicated keypads for key storage

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.

Ballycastle Camping Pods: 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 11am

Please note that the accommodation and package add-on’s are all paid for in advance via the website due to the self-check in procedures.


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.

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!


There is a set down area beside the pods for unloading the car and a free car parking.


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.

Midweek Early Check in time is available as early as 1pm at supplement of £15.00

Early Check in is available for arrival days Monday to Friday on a request basis and subject to availability. Pre-Booking is essential so please check with our team if available.

Midweek Late Check out time is available as late as 1pm at supplement of £15.00

Late Check out is available for departure days Sunday to Thursday on a request basis and subject to availability. Pre-Booking is essential so please check with our team if available.

 *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’Connor’s Bar 

Distance- 5 mins (2 miles)

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

The Anzac Restaurant 

Distance- 5 mins (2 miles)

Address- 5 Market St, Ballycastle BT54 6DP

The Cellar

Distance- 5 mins (2.5 miles)

Address- 11B The Diamond, Ballycastle BT54 6AW

Cafes in Ballycastle

Our Dolly’s

Distance- 6 mins (3 mile)

Address- Our Dolly’s, 22 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD

Ursa Minor

Distance- 6 mins (3 mile)

Address- Ursa Minor, 45 Ann St, Ballycastle BT54 6AA


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-:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.  



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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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“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


77 Moygaret Road,
Co. Antrim,
BT54 6HL
Northern Ireland.

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