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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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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Lovely site

Ford Farm
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.

Alfie128g

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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.

Supatramp

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Reviewed on 06/05/2017 13:44

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Very Friendly and Relaxing

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We stayed here for 7 nights having arrived from Ireland at the ferry port of Larne which is only 15 minutes away.  The site has lovely views, is very peaceful and well maintained.  It is a great location to visit Belfast by car or train from Whitehead or Ballycarry.  Whitehead has a very interesting walk around the town and along the front plus a lovely old tearoom.  Also a good location to explore the Antrim coast.  A really nice place to stay.

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I have been visiting Ford Farm for several years, spending about 60 nights each year on the site. Yes, I rather like the place! For a start, it's convenient for both Stena and P&O ferries, and on arrival it's usual to receive a friendly Ulster welcome from the Halls. It's on a working farm so as you'd expect, there are the associated sounds of sheep and cattle, and the resident wildfowl are regular visitors to the site. It's peaceful, and in a scenic location overlooking Larne Lough, but with useful local shops nearby. I use my own toilet and washing facilities, but on the odd occasion when I've looked into the site's toilet/wash room, it has been perfectly clean and obviously well looked after. Information on what's to be seen and done locally is readily available, and John Hall is a walking encyclopedia on Islandmagee and the surrounding area of Co.Antrim. There are few alternative sites in the area, but I happily recommend this CL, I'm just surprised that it's not busier.

Supatramp

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Reviewed on 19/07/2014 11:27

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A Lovely CL But .......

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We choose this CL as it had a shower, which we look for ideally. While the CL was OK...... with young children, the duck and hen dung in the CL did put us off as we had a crawling wee one at that time. The shower facilities are excellent, the views are terrific! The toilets have only cold water (not ideal if you only want to wash your hair). The shower has an additional charge, that, when you put 2 adults & 3 kids through, isn't cheap along with the £13 per night. While not a bad CL as CL's go, the biggest down point for us was the maximum of 5 vans being constantly disobeyed as well as workmen's caravan on site & a dog tied up barking until late at night - the owner has been warned before about the 5-van rule and was quite relaxed about it, even gloating that 'they would never shut him down'. Even if you aren't a convert to maximum of 5 vans, when you're awning is nearly touching the next caravan, maybe you might change your mind!

Hazel77

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Reviewed on 02/08/2013 21:14

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