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Gorse Hill Farm

From £10.60/€12.62/A$17.89/US$13.33/CA$17.56/CHF13.57/kr122.83/kr94.31/kr113.37/kr1,472/$215.45/$8,833/PEN45.69/NZ$18.70/R184.35/zł56.32/R$45.09/Kč341.94/RSD1,559 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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  • In the Mourne mountains with easy access to the Trassey Track
  • Close to Newcastle, the coast and Tullymore Forest Park
  • Well-equipped kitchen and communal barn with woodburning stove

If you've never visited or stayed among the Mourne mountains in N Ireland's Co Down, you've been mightily missing out.

With Northern Ireland's highest peak (Slieve Donard, but you knew that), the mountains are a designated Area of Natural Beauty – and did you know they inspired one Mr Lewis to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and that they've been one of the many viewsome backdrops for Game of Thrones? Go: they're fab.

After a long day's happy hiking and wildlife watching, rest up back at Gorse Hill Farm, a popular Mournes site ten minutes from seaside town Newcastle and with easy access to the Trassey Track, one of the best spots among the Mournes for hiking and mountain biking. N Ireland's first state forest Tollymore Forest Park is only five minutes' drive away.

The farm specialises in catering for youth groups like the Duke of Edinburgh awards, but is also a handy base for mountain stays for all ages. Camping is on grass tent pitches and guests have access to a well-equipped shared kitchen with a gas hob, an electric oven, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster and a fridge. Toilets are also available, but please note there are no showers.

And another big bonus after a long day hiking or mountain biking? Gorse Hill also has a big communal barn comfortably fitting up to 55 people and equipped with a woodburning stove, for long cosy evenings socialising around the fire. The stove is free for all guests to use: just bring your own logs if you want to fire it up.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 60 or more people are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 26 or more units are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The campsite operates a strict no alcohol policy.

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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the campsite/park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
A motorbike can be brought instead of the car included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to the reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to our attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Total silence must be respected between 10pm and 8am.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 26 or more units are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 60 or more people are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 8am to 12pm and from 5pm to 10pm between 01/04 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 6.30am.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The campsite operates a strict no-alcohol policy.

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