Ford Farm

8 Low Road, Islandmagee, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 3RD

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The CL is on a working farm overlooking Larne Lough at the gateway to the scenic Glens of Antrim and the famous Antrim Coast Road. The site has easy accessibility to explore all of Northern Ireland.

The site is convenient to the ferry ports of Larne (7 miles) and Belfast (15 miles). Ballycarry railway station (0.75 mile) from which you can travel to Larne, Carrickfergus (Gasworks and Norman Castle) and Belfast (Titanic Experience, City Tours etc).

A visitor pack is available with general tourist and local amenity information. It's a great area for beaches, bird watching, golf, freshwater fishing, Horse Riding and walking.

The Gobbins Cliff Path is within walking distance. In it's heyday, it had more visitors than the Giants Causeway.

There are two local shops nearby:-

- Spar (400 metres) with ATM and Post Office.

- The Rinkha (500 metres) famous for home made ice cream, also coffee shop.

The nearest restaurant is 2 miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Disabled facilities*
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

* Please confirm with owner

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0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
BT40 3RD
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GPS:
Lat 54.790483 / Lon -5.715037
OS field ref:
J469949
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Ballycarry

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Friendly, secluded site

Ford Farm
Very peaceful site with good views and a nice walk down to the Lough - where plenty of bird life to watch. The farmer, |John, is very friendly and has a real interest in nature and wildlife. Thoroughly recommend for short stay.

kilmont

Reviewed on 28/06/2022 09:49

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Perfect spot for exploring Belfast and Islandmagee

Ford Farm
We chose this site as our first in Northern Island, arriving in the evening off the day ferry crossing for a three-night stay. The farm setting is charming, including John's very friendly dogs, hens and ducks - eggs plentiful! The museum and campers' common room was full of local information and maps. We caught the train into Belfast from Whitehead, five minutes' drive away. A cab tour of the murals is a must! Ours picked us up from the Titanic Museum and dropped us off at the station. The Gobbins Path centre is a short walk from the site - the walk itself needs to be booked in advance. Islandmagee is interesting, particularly Portmuck harbour - great views to Scotland. The local shop (short walk from the site) is very well stocked. Definitely recommended.

Panthemonium

Reviewed on 20/06/2022 13:04

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I was immediately made very welcome by John, his gentle dogs and the duck parade through the site. I enjoyed the views from my pitch as the tide ebbed and flowed on nearby Loch Larne. I watched shelduck on the flats and most of all enjoyed the farm museum /comfy common room that John had laid on for the campers. In May there are lambs.

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Reviewed on 05/05/2022 10:10

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Arrived in Belfast and got to the site in the evening, we had the choice of pitches, all well laid out, nice welcome and advice on local area, we only stayed 2 nights but would stay longer next time. As it was Lambing time owners were very busy but always found time for a chat, let us watch a Lamb being born, Local football team have a clubhouse and bar 10 min walk away, lovely pint of Guinness. Great views and sunsets. Ideal site for day of arrival in Ireland or longer stays, easily accessible from Larne or Belfast.

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Reviewed on 28/04/2019 19:45

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Ford Farm
On arrival, you are usually met by Mr. or Mrs.Hall. If neither is available, it is very simple to setup yourself. Mr.Hall is a fount of knowledge about all things Islandmagee, having in fact written about and detailed several of the lovely walks nearby. There can be a little noise from the road, but this is never over-obtrusive. This is a working farm, so expect to be joined by wandering hens and ducks, although the accompanying sheep and cows are kept in the surrounding fields! lol All in all, this is a peaceful and tranquil place, which I have enjoyed many times over the years.

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Reviewed on 06/05/2017 13:44

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