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Raven's Rest

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General

  • Spacious 13-acre back to nature park on the Carlow-Wicklow border
  • A 40-minute drive to the coast and the Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Barbecue area, play area with sandpit and huge grassy area for games

You'll get a mighty friendly welcome at Raven's Rest in a valley between the towns of Tinahely and Hacketstown on the Carlow-Wicklow border – and a smashing setting too, as the site is greenly set across a huge 13-acre park and lies only 40 minutes from the sea and the edge of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Have a stay here to wander along the on the Wicklow Way – one of Ireland’s most scenic walking routes, to road trip around the Garden of Ireland or investigate the glacial valley and the sixth-century monastic settlement of Glendalough.

The park is a simple and spacious one, and there aren’t too many distractions from the pleasant countryside setting save a playground where kids can find their fun on the swings and in the sandpit; a tennis net for bouncing balls back and forth over, and oodles of wide open grassy space and goalposts for ball games and lots of general running around.

And as befits a back to nature site such as this, campfires are allowed, and a barbecue area is on site for sunset soirees. Prep your food in the on-site kitchen area and pick up fuel on site.

The two local towns of Tinahely and Hacketstown have plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants for when you want to pick up picnic supplies or give yourself a well-earned break and dine out, check out local trad sessions or have a pint or two with friendly locals.


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9

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice people and nice view.09/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAidan R.Confirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed here for a night with our young baby.

    It's a nice campsite with a beautiful view and all the facilities that you need.

    The owners were really friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    It was also very handy that we could book online through Pitchup.com as well.

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Expensive for what you get/don't get.09/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    There were areas for campfires

    Disliked: 

    Field, facilities, other campers

From the manager...

Dear Chris we are very upset that you did not enjoy your stay at Ravens Rest. My husband and I were onsite all the time you were with us and overnight I wish you had of come to one of us so we could have tried to improve your experience. Regards Deirdre

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friendly staff09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: CzechiaLadislav G.Confirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    good location

    Disliked: 

    rough terrain, big open space (no privacy)

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Country setting08/30/2019

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

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Country setting

    Disliked: 

    To many wasps

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It is a great family site, owners are lovely. Pitches are spread out.08/18/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The large open space, kids could play and we could see them, big sandpit and play shed that our 7 & 5 year loved.

    Disliked: 

    Lots of wasps.

From the manager...

Hi thank you so much for taking the time to write your great review of Ravens Rest . It is always great to hear that the children have enjoyed themselves, then I know parents have been able to relax ...... Kind Regards Deirdre and Din

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Very clean owners are great people very friendly and approachable08/16/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Din meet me on arrival. I told him that I had a friend coming and Din gave me 2 pitch site big enough four 6 tents, and he told me that if I wasn’t happy with that pitch go to a different pitch.i Liked the camp site very.clean shower were great, great pressure in them. The kids had a ball. In the evening time Din would come around with with fire wood and peat. The day we were leaving D came and told us all that Din was in bed and had to go get a scan done in his back and he wished us safe travel home.
    Can’t wait to go back
    Dermot and family

    Disliked: 

    It rained a lot. What do you except it’s Ireland

From the manager...

Hi Dermot thank you for your review of Ravens Rest . So glad you all enjoyed your stay. You will be welcome back anytime . Kind Regards Din and Deirdre . Ps sorry we couldn't turn off the rain !!!!😊😎😎

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Brill place. Kids loved it.owners are really lovely and super helpful07/30/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandJudy O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Tents all around the field none in the middle which means lots of room for kids to play and u can see them.

    Disliked: 

    Wasps lots of wasps..bring repellent as shop ran out

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A perfect escape for a couple in my opinion.07/16/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandBarry T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Campfire....good shower....owner is a pleasure to deal with....very quiet and scenic....very reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing...Personally found no faults

From the manager...

Hi Barry thank you so much for taking the time to write your very kind review of Ravens Rest. Its always a pleasure to get feedback knowing our guests have enjoyed themselves. Regards Deirdre

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Exceptionally friendly, gracious & good natured hosts. Deidre & Dennis …07/14/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomtom d.Confirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Exceptionally friendly, gracious & good natured hosts. Deidre & Dennis were consistently available with advice& assistance regarding local interests like hiking &
    Eating establishments. Wonderful campsite, clean & comfortable.

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Amazing place07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandAdela D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Amazing place

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Ballysallagh, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, Republic of Ireland, R93 D589
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8635°N 6.5691°W

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Local attractions

Lots of lovely walks crisscross the area: hike along the disused railway line that leads from Tinahely to Tomnafinnoge Woods in the nearby town of Shillelagh, or try out any of the the three new circular waymarked trails that lie close by. Tinahely is also close to the Wicklow Way, one of Ireland’s most scenic long-distance hiking trails.

Bring your beach towels and buckets and spades and drive 40 minutes out to the spectacular coastline to explore the seaside town of Arklow, and be sure to take a trip to the valley of the two lakes in County Wicklow’s Glendalough, where there’s a handsome sixth-century monastic settlement to admire.

For kid-themed fun, take the littlies to the petting zoo at Tinahely farm or to Clara Lara fun park, where they can hurtle down the aquashuttle, paddle around in an amphicat or whizz around the karting track. Rope swings, climbing courses, a zipline and obstacle courses are here too to pack even more action in.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Please kindly confirm your arrival time one day before arrival using the details provided in the booking confirmation email.

Raven's Rest cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Raven's Rest 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Raven's Rest have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Raven's Rest dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Raven's Rest? Lots of lovely walks crisscross the area: hike along the disused railway line that leads from Tinahely to Tomnafinnoge Woods in the nearby town of Shillelagh, or try out any of the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Raven's Rest?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime

    Please kindly confirm your arrival time one day before arrival using the details provided in the booking confirmation email.

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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the 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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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