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Brook Cottage Camping

8.9

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  • Small, quiet site on a working farm in the County Down drumlins
  • A 10-minute drive to Drumkeeragh Forest; half an hour to Belfast
  • Shops and restaurants in Ballynahinch, 15 minutes’ drive away

Looking for some quiet time somewhere close to forests, beaches and the city? Boy, you’re in for a treat at Brook Cottage Camping in the rolling County Down drumlins. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Drumkeeragh Forest (where there are some excellent walks and views, please and thank you) and half an hour from Belfast (yes, you’re not far from the capital of Northern Ireland, no less).

The small, family-friendly site is a pop-up place up on a working farm with portaloo access and a washing-up area. It’s not just well-making a clean sweep of some top Northern Ireland attractions. It’s also on a minor road, so there shouldn’t be too much traffic noise, but handy for coming and going on your day trips.

Sling your fishing rods over your shoulders and slink off to a local fishing spot – there are lakes within 15 minutes’ drive of the site – or go to gather your supplies from the market town of Ballynahinch. It has all the usual shops and restaurants you’d expect from such a spot.

A 20-minute car ride through Dromara and Finnis is all it takes to reach Slieve Croob (20 minutes), the source of the river Lagan. After your climb, expect views for miles. And if you fancy a dip and some classic entertainment after your time in the outdoors, Lisburn (25 minutes) has a swimming pool with water slides, a cinema and bowling venue.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 11 reviews

 

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farm setting near to belfast08/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstephen g.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    farm setting near to belfast

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Lovely site, host very friendly. Good facilities.08/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location and quietness

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The location was beautiful and in the middle of nowhere, …08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The location was beautiful and in the middle of nowhere, yet the town was only a few minutes' drive. We recommend to visit Montalto Estate (there is a fee but completely worth it!)

    Site was kept spotless and the owner very friendly and helped make people firepits when requested.

    Disliked: 

    We had a rowdy couple next to us but now the owner has been notified he quickly let us know it won't be tolerated in the future and to take him to the side next time to let him know and he will promptly deal with such situations. We are very happy with this reply. All points we disliked have been taken aboard and rectified so I will no longer leave any dislikes as apart from the one night our experience there was lovely.

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Owner accommodating Great value for money08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSinead M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Owner accommodating
    Great value for money

    Disliked: 

    No dogs
    Lack of privacy

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Great little site, with everything you need for a short stay.08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOwen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Ideal stopping stop for a trip to Belfast. Friendly owner, lovely peaceful spot but close enough to shops and restaurants

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Lovely sheltered farm campsite with welcoming host. Recommend!08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely campsite on a working farm. The area is peaceful with easy access to local villages for supplies. The host is very welcoming and hospitable. Clean toilet, sheltered campsite, running water & fridge, what more do you need! Plus, you can get farm fresh eggs too :)

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Friendly owners. Will help you out with anything08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEuan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Friendly owners. Will help you out with anything

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A spacious, clean and peaceful environment was what i loved …08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomriannon G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    A spacious, clean and peaceful environment was what i loved most about the area. The man that owned the land was also very welcoming and friendly, he offered a variety of useful utensils and wood to make our own fire as well as giving us a fire pit. There was toliets on site along with a washing machine, fridge and sink which was free to our use. I would definitely go back to stay as it was cheap and we surely got our moneys worth with the facilities. Lastly Ballynahinch town was right on our doorstep which took a five minute drive down the road.

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Loved our stay. Lovely quiet location and very friendly host07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandOwen L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Loved the area . So peaceful.?

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a shower.

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Clean, friendly, reasonable, good location07/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHolly B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Very clean toilet. Felt like wild camping. Peaceful. Friendly staff. Very reasonable cost. Local to a variety of places. A little gem and definitely will be back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing we disliked!

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

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No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

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Type

Farm

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Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • 31 Brookside Road, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT24 8LE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.3921°N 5.9569°W

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Local attractions

What’s there to do in Belfast (half an hour's drive)? Plenty, it turns out. After all, Northern Ireland’s capital is where the Titanic was created, so there’s a museum dedicated to its rise and fall in the dockyards. Get a taste of life behind bars at the city’s Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre too, which is a prison that closed in 1996.

Already a pro at kayaking or knee boarding or looking to give it a go) Let's Go Hydro (25 minutes) runs watersports and an aqua park. If that gives you a taste for some water action, one of the nearest coastal spots is Newcastle (25 minutes). It has all the classic seaside amusements and backs onto forests and mountains.

There’s a woodland, lake, garden and history trail around the Montalto Estate (15 minutes), so get your picnic blankets at the ready for a peaceful afternoon on the old estate built in the 1700s.

Must see

  • Grand Opera House (22.1 kilometres)
  • Harland And Wolff Shipyard (22.7 kilometres)
  • Belfast City Hall (22.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Rowallane Garden (10.2 kilometres)
  • The Crown Bar (22.6 kilometres)

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Brook Cottage Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Brook Cottage Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Brook Cottage Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Brook Cottage Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Brook Cottage Camping? What’s there to do in Belfast (half an hour's drive)? Plenty, it turns out. After all, Northern Ireland’s capital is where the Titanic was created, so there’s a museum dedicated to its … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brook Cottage Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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