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Our farm is located just outside Ballycastle – ideally located for exploring the Causeway Coast and Glens of Antrim. We’re one of the few sites in Northern Ireland that have spaces for touring caravans, campervans and tents. We’ve been welcoming adventure travellers and happy families for over 30 years to our small friendly site.

Our pitches are in 3 separate areas – keeping those peaceful vibes! Each area has lake, river or farm views and most our caravan & tent camping pitches have electric hook-up available, making those nights below the stars a wee bit handier…

We are open from Easter – Halloween

Ps. Our camping chalet is available all year round on AirBnB


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Camping Site Northern Ireland - Waterfall Walk

Things you want to know

Here are some of our FAQs and ‘need to knows’ 

Are the open farm activities available?

After over 30 years as an open farm we ceased operating as an activity centre in 2020. We are no longer open for daily visitors or offer activities, but we have retained a few of our campers’ favourites including: children’s’ play area, monster slide and 9 hole crazy golf course.

Is there a petting farm?

We don’t have a petting area but as we are a working farm you can expect to have a few woolly neighbours nearby as well as cows, horses, chickens, ducks, donkeys and occasionally a friendly rabbit, visiting swans and of course our friendly sheep dogs

Do you have Electric Hook Ups?

Yes we have 10AMP 3 pin standard electric hook-ups available (£) for tourers/ Campervans and tents. You will need your own 3 pin cable

Can I have a fire pit/BBQ?

Sure can! Fire pits/BBQs must be raised off the ground/table so the grass isn’t damaged. Fire pits are available to rent on site or you can bring your own. All wood must be purchased on site

Just be mindful of fellow campers and responsible around flames…

Is the cottage museum open?

Yes our farm cottage museum is popular with campers and a cosy place to gather round the traditional open fire on chilly evenings

Do you have a campers kitchen?

We are working on a dedicated kitchen area but in the meantime we provide a communal fridge/freezer, electric kettle and indoor dish-washing area. There are plenty of picnic tables around the site

What facilities are available?

We have hot water showers, separate toilets, a baby changing area and disabled toilet and shower, all included in the price. Indoor dishwashing area, covered eating areas, picnic tables, drinking water, elsan points included plus laundry facilities (£)/ The facilities are central to the 3 camping/caravan areas and the very furthest pitch is less than 250m from the facilities (3minute walk)

What size are pitches?

Our caravan/campervan hardstands are 9m wide x 8m long concrete/gravel. Grass pitches for all types start at 8m x 8m, most tent pitches are bigger. If you have an unusually large vehicle or giant tent, please advise when booking. We have had all sorts of amazing, converted vehicles so can usually find a space suitable

Do you allow dogs?

Yes well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a lead at all times. Dog muck can cause severe illness in livestock so please make sure you pick up after your furry friends.

Maximum 2 dogs per pitch

Can I park at my pitch?

Yes there is room for 1 car at each pitch. In inclement weather we may ask you to offload and park in the carpark which is central to all pitches (extra cars can also be parked here).

Is there WI-FI?

No wi-fi available- ah the perks of rural life! There is very good 4G signal on most networks.

Is there a café/ pub/ shop on site?

No sorry, though there are plenty of excellent pubs, eateries and supermarkets 10 minutes away in Ballycastle or Cushendall.

Can I ride my bike?

Yes! We have 6 miles of gravel tracks around the farm which are ideal for mountain biking off for some great views. For gentler or more child friendly routes, Ballypatrick forest next door has several traffic-free tarmac paths for walking or cycling.

Can I charge my electric car?

Sorry we don’t have car charging facilities, the nearest are in Ballycastle (6miles)

Can I book for a group?

We regularly accommodate DOE/scouts groups, family groups can be accommodated (please email your request) but we don’t accept large noisy parties sorry. We do have a wild camping area which is popular if you really want to get away from it all!

I can’t make it now and/or it’s raining…can I get my money back?

Deposits are non-refundable and camping is an adventure no matter the weather! Any discretionary refunds (up to 48hr of arrival) are subject to £5 admin fee. If you can’t make it please be nice and let us know you aren’t coming.

Can I pay by card?

If you can, please try and keep cash alive! Every card/paypal transaction charges businesses a fee, most small businesses will thank you for paying in cash, though we have a card machine and QR codes for payment on arrival.

Can I book a certain pitch?

We can’t allocate pitch numbers in advance but we do aim to please if we can!

When can I arrive?

Check-In from 2pm, check-out by 11am (can be flexible on request and parking available in carpark if early/late)

We have a contactless arrivals board with your name/ pitch  number displayed in the farmyard in case we aren’t about or you arrive late, contact numbers are on the board.

Can I bring a shelter tent?

Only one tent is permitted per pitch but gazebos/ shelters are permitted as long as they are on your pitch.

Awning space is included on caravan/ motorhome pitches

Rules of the farm…

We don’t really like a lot of rules and if we can help in any way or want to stay a little longer we will try our best to accommodate. 

All we ask is that from 10pm the site falls silent. If you are looking for evening entertainment and a party into the night, we might not be the site for you.

All wood must be purchased on site, please ensure fire pits are raised off the ground.

Dogs must be on a lead at all times for the safety of our animals

 

Caravans | Campervans | Motorhomes​

  • 7 River view hardstanding (with gravel for awning) (9x8m)
  • 6 Lake view grass pitches (8x8m)
  • Electric hook-up
  • Centrally located faciltieis
  • Grey water connection (Fully Serviced)
  • Elsan Point
  • Awning space

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Tents | Trailer Tents | Tent Boxes

  • ‘Farm view’ level and drained Grass pitches
  • Pitch size ranges from 7x9m – 12x14m
  • Allocated on arrival
  • Electric hook-up available
  • reduced rate for solo campers
  • Scout/ wild camp separate area- enquire direct
  • Centrally located facilities

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Things to do during your stay:

Wellness walk around the waterfall?  Relaxing break with the family?

Maybe you just want to reconnect with farming and rural life? 

Watertop Farm is sure to leave you with fond memories 










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The perfect campsite doesn’t exis…

You’ll be pitching up in the spacious family friendly camping field or hooking up to your fully serviced pitch before setting off to explore the farm. Maybe after introductions to your woolly neighbours squeeze in a quick round of crazy golf before a tasty BBQ at your pitch (uninvited sheepdog may make an appearance at this point). Stretch those legs for a sunset walk by the river or disappear further uphill for some real peace and quiet. Finally enjoy a bit of craic around the cottage museum fire before heading back to admire endless stars before bed.

Perfect.


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The Local Area

A stone’s throw from the North Coast’s dramatic coastline and gateway to the awe-inspiring Glens of Antrim, the farm is ideally located for sightseeing, if you’ve had your fill of the stunning views here that is.

Many popular walking routes are within a 30min drive and walking tours are bookable locally, though if you’d rather stay put the farm tracks offer over 3 miles of breath taking views, including our own waterfall walk and exclusive walking route to the famous ‘Vanishing Lake’, one of the top Geological sites in the UK, steeped in myths and legends!

If a bit of tree-bathing is more your thing we’re right beside Ballypatrick Forest with its 6 miles of traffic-free tarmac roads, perfect for safe cycling. 30 minutes further afield is Glenarriff Forest park, known as the queen of the Glens and infamous for it’s impressive waterfalls (still think ours is better though!)

Ballycastle, Cushendall and the North Coast offer some of the best activities for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as some of the best eateries in Nothern Ireland- we can recommend a good few spots to eat, explore and entertain!


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Enjoy the beautiful area we are lucky enough to call home

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