The Hay Loft has been tastefully finished to a very high standard. Enjoy our exclusive self catering accommodation in the heart of Stranocum, Co. Antrim beside the iconic Dark Hedges and other Game of Thrones filming locations. Cosy, comfortable and in a farm setting, explore what the area has to offer. Central location between Ballycastle and Bushmills.
The Hay Loft, part of Thornfield Farm is a small cottage located at the carpark also shared for luxury glamping pods onsite. The accommodation provides private use of the hot tub to staying guests of The Hay Loft only. Suitable for couples with a double bed & ensuite upstairs. Open plan kitchen, living, dining area downstairs with sofa bed suitable for children. Travel cot can be provided with notice of stay.
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 (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 (Thornfield Farm) 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
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
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 are held by Thornfield Farm where 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 Thornfield Farm 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 Thornfield Farm.
Requirements of Your Stay / Code of Conduct / Cottage 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
We expect all guests to respect and look after the site and the accommodation in which they are
We also require noise levels to be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm until 8am.
Parents are responsible for their children, and children (under 16 years of age) must be supervised at
To look after our accommodation guests are not permitted to wear shoes inside.
Fires and BBQs
A Portable Gas BBQ can be provided for guests at an addition charge and used outside accommodation.
Guests are not permitted to bring their BBQs on site or to set up their own campfire.
Resources provided on-site may be utilised. Barbequing permitted in designated onsite BBQ areas
only. See onsite guest information for more detail.
We do not accept pets within the accommodation, except for service dogs.
Private Hot Tub for duration of stay at The Hay Loft Cottage (16.00-21.00), children are not permitted into the hot tub. (Check with management for hot tub hours).
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 accommodation 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 10:00 (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
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 = 50% refund
• Cancellation made 48hrs or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking
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.
We would suggest that you and your guests take out appropriate holiday cancellation insurance where
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
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.
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 and we will allocate the correct number of guests. 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 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.
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 are responsible for the accommodation, (The Hay Loft) on the site and will be responsible for
the rest of the site at which the accommodation is based. We do not own the pods onsite but are responsible for all site areas.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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)
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
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.
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
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 location, additional terms and
conditions may apply at those other accommodation types.
Please review the terms and conditions linked below for any specific terms that apply which our accommodation is hosted, which will be binding upon you without further notice.
• Check-in: After 15:00 on day of arrival. On arrival please go direct to the accommodation. A key lock box
is located at the side door 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.
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: 028 20751266