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Thornfield Farm, Dark Hedges offers the perfect rural getaway along the North Coast. Our pods are cosy, fully furnished and have all the comforts of home including electric, running water, mini fridge and heating. Plus, they're located within walking distance of the famous Dark Hedges in Co. Antrim as well as other Game of Thrones filming locations.  Make your holiday unique in our well-equipped pods and with self-check-in/out you are safe, secure, but can create your own holiday experience.  BBQ and camp fire pack are recommended!  

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.

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. 

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. 

Explore all that the area has to offer with an overnight stay in one of four pods situated on a family farm site - plus  you are within 1 mile walking distance of The Dark Hedges.  

Email:  thornfieldfarm@further.space 

The pods are part of your holiday. Go beyond the ordinary and stay somewhere cosy and stylish with nature on your doorstep. All our further.space locations are hand-picked and our pod designs take glamping further so that you get closer to nature and the people you love. For families who love adventure, our pod holidays offer locations that are brimming with it - from castles and caves, by the water, the woods, with views, in nature. It's time to explore and take a break in nature. 

Find Us: 158 Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, BT53 8PX


Property Name: FURTHER.SPACE at Thornfield Farm

Address 1: 158 Ballinlea Road

Address 2 : Stranocum

City : Ballycastle - Antrim

Postal Code : BT53 8PX

Contact Name: Sandra McCrea

Phone: 44 28 9099 3499

Email: thornfieldfarm@further.space

Amenities
  • Fire Pit
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double Bed
  • Bunk Beds
  • Wifi
  • Toilet
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Cutlery
  • Glasses
  • Towels
  • Bag Storage
  • Coffee Table
  • Free Parking
  • Mini Fridge
  • Breakfast Pack
  • Firepit Package
  • USB Charging Points
  • Heated Towel Rail
  • Travel Cot
  • Self Check In Service
  • Outdoor Seating Area
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Integrated Fan Heater
  • Wardrobe Area
  • Living Room Sofa
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Prosecco Welcome Package
  • BBQ Pack
  • Plug Sockets
  • Bed Linens
  • Full Size Shower

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 3:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Property and Cancellation Policies :
IMPORTANT BOOKING POLICIES TO NOTE: 
 
REVISED BOOKING T&C’s – as of Tuesday 31st August 2021: 

1. COVID-SECURE REFUNDS – If your booking is affected by a COVID issue:During 2021, for any booking that is affected by a Government closure or restrictions which means they cannot travel, guests will be offered a refund (if over 2 days notice) or the opportunity to make a date change.  This is part of our ‘COVID-Secure Refund’ policy.  Simply email info@further.space and chat to our customer reservations team should you have a query or booking update.  We do ask that guests please give us as much notice as possible if they cannot come, especially if they are aware of a travel restriction.

2. STANDARD BOOKING* – From the 1st September 202
For any reservation with a stay date after the 1st September, normal T&C’s apply for non-Covid issues unless advised otherwise:
  • Cancellation made 15 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full refund
  • Cancellation made 14 days or less of arrival date = A non-refundable change of date is permitted (once only)
  • Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking retained.
*Any extenuating circumstances outside of this will be reviewed by the team on a case by case basis and is at the discretion of the company. Please note this policy is subject to change and all customers will be notified. Standard T&C’s are listed in our website.

POD PRE-PAYMENT POLICY:
Please note that the full purchase amount is taken at the time of booking for your accommodation (The Pod).  
If you need to amend or cancel at any point please see the details above on our cancellation policy.
WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND.
PLEASE NOTE IT IS A MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY IN JULY AND AUGUST. 
(Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in June).

ADD-ON POLICY:

For purchasing add-on's (such as the camp fire package) these will be reserved and charged for approx. 5 days before your stay if not already included in a package.

GUESTS PERMITTED PER POD:
Maximum capacity per pod is 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids).  4 ADULTS IS STRICTLY NOT PERMITTED.
The pod is suitable for 2 adults and 2 kids based on the sleeping arrangements of 1 double bed and bunk beds, but can also accommodate 1 adult and 3 kids if the third child can sleep in the double bed.  
We can also accommodate one baby as a travel cot can be provided free of charge, simply add-on a cot (therefore a guest combination of 2 adults, 2 kids and 1 infant).
Any deviations to above please contact us to discuss. 

MULTIPLE POD BOOKINGS
After the booking has been made please send us an email to confirm how many guests will be staying in the other pods and we will allocate the correct number of guests to each pod as the system only allows the guests for the lead booking. We need to know how many guests are on site for health and safety reasons – thanks for your help here.  Hen and stag parties are not allowed, unless the whole site is booked out and with express permission of the host prior to the booking/stay.

CANCELLATION, RETURNED DEPOSIT & NON-ARRIVAL CONDITIONS 

Guest who need to cancel a booking should contact us as soon as possible. Deposits already paid are only returned in accordance with the following conditions:
  • Cancellation made 15 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full refund
  • Cancellation made 14 days or less of arrival date = A non-refundable change of date is permitted (once only)
  • Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking retained.
Non-arrival guests, who are unable to attend or fail to attend for whatever reason forfeit their deposit paid and the full amount of the booking will be due. 

T&C's apply.

For any other queries please email: thornfieldfarm@further.space 
Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT BOOKING POLICIES TO NOTE: 

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND, PLEASE NOTE IT IS A MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY IN JULY AND AUGUST.  (Limited availability 1 night stays for July and August will be released in June).

REVISED BOOKING T&C’s – as of Tuesday 31st August 2021: 

1. COVID-SECURE REFUNDS – If your booking is affected by a COVID issue:During 2021, for any booking that is affected by a Government closure or restrictions which means they cannot travel, guests will be offered a refund (if over 2 days notice) or the opportunity to make a date change.  This is part of our ‘COVID-Secure Refund’ policy.  Simply email info@further.space and chat to our customer reservations team should you have a query or booking update.  We do ask that guests please give us as much notice as possible if they cannot come, especially if they are aware of a travel restriction.

2. STANDARD BOOKING* – From the 1st September 2021

For any reservation with a stay date after the 1st September, normal T&C’s apply for non-Covid issues unless advised otherwise:
  • Cancellation made 15 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full refund
  • Cancellation made 14 days or less of arrival date = A non-refundable change of date is permitted (once only)
  • Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking retained.
*Any extenuating circumstances outside of this will be reviewed by the team on a case by case basis and is at the discretion of the company. Please note this policy is subject to change and all customers will be notified. Standard T&C’s are listed in our website.

FURTHER.SPACE AT THORNFIELD FARM BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms apply to all bookings (bookings) for accommodation and/or any other services or items made with us or in respect of our properties or pods (together accommodation), either through our website or any third-party websites (together the sites). We kindly ask that you take a moment to read them before placing a booking.

If you have any questions about booking with us, please contact us before making a booking.

Terms of Booking & Booking Deposit

By placing a booking with us (Acomco Limited, a company incorporated in Northern Ireland under company number NI649416, whose registered office address is at Building 8, Unit 6, Carryduff Business Park, 16 Comber Road, Carryduff, BT8 8AN, trading as further.space) you (the lead guest named in the booking confirmation email) and your booking party (the guests) agree to the following terms. During your stay you agree to abide by any relevant conditions outlined in these terms. 

To place a booking with us the lead guest must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum number of staying guests in the relevant accommodation is illustrated in the occupancy details section of the relevant site. 

To secure any booking we require a full payment at time of booking. All prices are inclusive of value added tax in either the Republic of Ireland or the UK, as appropriate. Payments can be made online, over the phone using debit or credit card as well as by digital bank transfer or cash deposit. Any charges we need to pay for failed bank transfer or any other payments at cost to us must be reimbursed by you within seven (7) days of any request to do so. 

At the time of booking or at check-in, we will also, to the extent not already provided, take your credit/debit card details and a security deposit, and you authorise the use of this card and deposit of these sums as security for any sums that become owing to us pursuant to these terms. 

Prices shall be charged in the local currency where the accommodation is based and any currency conversion facility is provided as an approximation tool only. 

No booking shall be treated as confirmed until the details and payment in “cleared funds” as described in this paragraph have been provided.

Booking Engine & Storing or otherwise of credit card details:
Our booking system is ran through a system called ‘Cloudbeds’ and Cloudbeds implements security best practices, including encryption of sensitive data, secure transmission of sensitive data, and strong access control via firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Cloudbeds will process personal information as long as necessary for the purposes of the booking, unless a longer retention is required by law. Cloudbeds will process personal information by handling, storing, sharing with Sub processors, accessing and reviewing Personal Information for the Processing purposes set out in the booking process (in this case SagePay and Worldpay).  Cloudbeds Data Processing is subject to European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Storing credit cards details
For confirmed, confirmation pending, In-House and Checked Out reservations: the system will remove credit card details 14 days after the check-out date. For cancelled or no-show reservations: the system will remove credit card details 30 days after the cancellation/no-show date.

Once you have placed a booking with us, your details will be passed to the landowner of the site at which your accommodation is located, who will be your point of contact during your stay, and who may in touch to confirm further details. 

Please be aware that at certain times throughout the year some of our locations may host weddings, events and parties, which you may feel would be an intrusion on your break. If you have any concerns in this regard, you should contact the location at which you are proposing to stay ahead of making any booking. 



Requirements of Your Stay / Code of Conduct / Pod Rules

Where the person making the booking is different to the lead guest taking up the occupation, the person making the booking may be held responsible for cancellation, non-arrival and damages as set-out within. Only the lead guest and the named guests are allowed to use the property and its facilities, any third-party visitors are only allowed access with our express written permission.

All guests agree to respect the privacy and peace of all other staying guests, neighbours and the owners at all times, and not to cause any disturbance, nuisance or offence to other guests, neighbours or owners.

We expect all guests to respect and look after the site and the accommodation in which they are staying. 

We also require noise levels to be kept to a minimum after the time specified in any location specific conditions. Please note that those conditions may impose a noise curfew between certain hours.  

Parents are responsible for their children, and children (under 16 years of age) must be supervised at all times. 

To look after our accommodation guests are not permitted to wear shoes inside. 

Fires and BBQs
No cooking or fires are permitted on the area directly outside the pod. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own travel or disposable BBQs (no large scale BBQ’s). We ask that if guests do bring their own BBQs that they place them on the designated BBQ area. There is an area set up beside the campfire or dining areas with a steel plate/BBQ table/stone that the BBQ’s must be set on. Guests can also bring their own wood for the campfire but they must use the campfire provided. Please be safe when using any flammable materials.  

Pets

We do not accept pets within the accommodation, except for service dogs.


Check-in & Check-out
Unless otherwise stated on the booking confirmation, guests may check-in at any time from 15.00 on the scheduled day of arrival.  All pods that have been secured by credit/debit card or prepaid at the time of booking will he held until 11.59pm on the scheduled day of arrival unless otherwise agreed directly with us. 
Any non-secured reservation will be held until 16.00 on the day of arrival at which time we will be entitled to re-let the pods, unless you have notified us of a late arrival. 
On the day of departure we kindly ask all guests to vacate their pods by 11:00 (unless a later departure is stated as part of your booking or we have otherwise agreed this in writing). 
Late check-out after this time can be requested subject to availability and will be charged at an hourly rate at our discretion. 
You and your guests must check-in and check-out by the times stated below: 
  • Check-in: After 15:00 on day of arrival. (Access via lock key boxes)
  • Check-out: Before 10:00 on day of departure. 

Cancellation, Returned Deposit & Non-Arrival Conditions

STANDARD BOOKING* – From 1st September 2021 forward:From the 1st September 2021
For any reservation with a stay date after the 1st July and 31st August that wishes to upgrade or a stay after the 1st September, normal T&C’s apply for non-Covid issues unless advised otherwise:·         
Cancellation made 15 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full refund·        
Cancellation made 14 days or less of arrival date = A non-refundable change of date is permitted (once only)·        
Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking retained.

Changing your pod site:
Pod bookings are specific to the site that you book therefore each site booking and cancellation policies apply. Each of our sites are managed by different hosts who have an independent booking system, so if you wish to change your booking to a different location then the cancelation fees for each site are applicable to your booking. The relevant refund would be given and a new booking is required for the revised location.  Any bookings that require a change of location need to be processed directly via info@further.space.

Travel Insurance

We would suggest that you and your guests take out appropriate holiday cancellation insurance where required. 

Our Right to Cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel any booking without compensation, refund or reimbursement if any of these terms are breached.  In the rare event we need to cancel your booking with us for any other reason, please be aware that we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control and that our liability to you is limited to the refund of any payment already made by you to us. 

Please note that whilst you may have specified specific accommodation in your booking, there may be circumstances where for availability or other reasons we need to transfer your booking to separate but equivalent accommodation. We do not accept any liability if this is deemed to be necessary by us in our discretion. 

Wi-Fi Fair & Appropriate Usage Policy

Where Wi-Fi internet access is provided, guests accept to use this access to the internet fairly and appropriately. We may monitor network performance and user usage in order to maintain a fair and high level of service to all our guests.

The internet access provided is intended for general use such as access to the world wide web, email, messaging, social media, light video / music / media streaming. It is not intended or ideally suited for heavy media streaming, online gaming, extensive downloads / uploads. Access to illegal activity or use of our network for illegal activity is not prohibited and will be reported to local authorities. 

Group Bookings

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties, but should you wish to book for a special occasion please let us know when you book. After the booking has been made please send us an email to confirm how many guests will be staying in the other pods and we will allocate the correct number of guests to each pod as the system only allows the guests for the lead booking. We need to know how many guests are on site for health and safety reasons – thanks for your help here.  

Damages, Lost Property and Theft

You agree to inform us of any damage, loss or theft, however caused, during your stay. We reserve the right to charge the lead guest for any damages caused through the course of a booking by any guest. This includes breakages, spillages, stains, damage to furniture or fixtures and fittings. Lost keys, fobs or access cards will incur a replacement charge per key, fob or card lost.  

Guests will find an inventory in their accommodation when they arrive. The inventory lists the items in the accommodation and the cost to replace missing, broken, damaged or melted items. 

Guests should not remove any item from their accommodation. Charges for damaged or missing items may be made, without prior notice, to the payment card used at the time of booking.

Any lost property, if discovered and found, left behind by guests during a stay will be held for a period of 1 month. While we will make our best efforts to reunite lost property with their owners we accept no responsibility in replacing lost items and encourage guests to ensure they have all their belonging before checking-out. We may offer to post lost items via recorded delivery at the cost of the property owner, otherwise collection can be arranged.

Smoking

Smoking of any products including, but not limited to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff or chewing tobacco, is only allowed in designated areas as sign posted throughout the location at which our accommodation is based, in accordance with relevant legislation.  Please dispose of any smoking products in the bins provided. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that no smoking (including e-cigarettes) is permitted either inside the accommodation, or on the patio for the accommodation. 

Liability 

We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur to your property (including your car) whilst on site, save to the extent it cannot be limited or excluded by relevant law. Please note that we only own, and are responsible for the accommodation, and the site owner will be responsible for the rest of the site at which the accommodation is based. 

We will not be liable for any indirect, consequential or pure economic loss or any loss of profit, goodwill or opportunity (whether caused by our negligence or that of our employees, contractors, agents or otherwise). Our total liability shall not exceed the value of the charges received by us from you for the booking. 

Nothing in these terms shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Parking

Where on-site parking is provided guests accept that they park their vehicles at their own risk. Please note that there may be a charge and/or limited spaces available for parking, and space may not be available for the duration of your stay. Separate terms and conditions may also apply to car park use.  

Force Majeure

Please note that we accept no liability and will not pay any compensation where the performance of our obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility service, plant machinery, computers, vehicles or any collapse of building structures.

Accessibility Statement

We have provided an accessibility and access statement here www.further.space which you can download and read.

Your Personal Details & Privacy

In the interests of security and to prevent fraud, at the time of check-in, guests may be required to confirm their identity by providing their booking reference and their passport/identity card/driving licence. As noted above in the payment section, we may also take your credit card details and/or a security deposit.  

We are required to keep a register of guests over the age of 16 who stay with us, this includes full names and nationality, and/or passport numbers, place of issue, details of next destination if they are non-British, Irish or Commonwealth guests. This is in accordance with the (Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972). 

The information above may be requested for each member of your party over the age of 16 and we reserve the right to refuse entry to persons who cannot provide the information set out above.

These records are kept for a minimum of 12 months and in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR).

Our policy surrounding the personal details you provide to us as part of any booking, including the privacy of those details, is explained and set out in our Privacy Policy which you can read here.  

You accept that any entries you make to an on-site guest book, if available, will not contain personal information or details you would not want disclosed. Any entries containing personal details that may fall into the DPA and GDPR may be removed and destroyed. 


Complaints Policy

If you have a problem with your accommodation during your stay please advise us as we would like the opportunity to resolve it as soon as possible.  Please let us know of any damage, breakages or maintenance issues that you come across.

We take all comments from our guests seriously and in the unlikely event that you wish to make a complaint you can contact us by phone or email, and we will respond as soon as we can.  We will try to resolve any issues as soon as possible.

Our contact details are set out below: 
Address: 158 Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, BT53 8PX
Email: Thornfieldfarm@further.space 
Tel: 07805885186

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
 
These terms and any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with them and/or the booking are governed by Northern Irish law. The Northern Irish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute arising in connection with same, including disputes relating to any non-contractual obligations. Each party irrevocably waives any objection which it may now or later have to proceedings being brought in the Northern Irish courts. 


LOCATION SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

Where you are staying in accommodation featured by us at other locations, additional terms and conditions may apply at those locations. 

Please review the terms and conditions linked below for any specific terms that apply to the sites on which our accommodation is hosted, which will be binding upon you without further notice. 


Arrival/Departure
• Check-in: After 15:00 on day of arrival. On arrival please go direct to the pod site. A key lock box for each pod is located on the inner wall of the pod’s porch area.  Please enter the access pin for the lock box provided in your check-in email. Please use car parking provided.

• Check-out: Before 10:00 on day of departure. Please return key to lock-box.

Bins and Refuse Management

Please place all waste products in the appropriate bins provided. 

Helpful Contacts
Out of Hours Assistance:  07805885186
For Emergency Services (Police/Fire/Ambulance): 999
Local Doctor:  The country medical centre,122 Ballinlea Road, Armoy, Ballymoney , BT53 8TY
Tel: 02820751266

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