FURTHER.SPACE at Glenarm Castle glamping pods is the first pod site to be awarded Guest Accommodation Certification and a four star grading by Tourism NI.
Glenarm Castle pods are located in the grounds of the 17th Century Castle, with spectacular views along the Causeway Coastal Route. The pods are situated near some of Northern Ireland’s best known tourist spots such as Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Giant’s Causeway and several Game of Thrones filming locations.
Guests at Glenarm Castle pods can enhance their stay with a stroll around the historic Walled Gardens, a visit to the Tea Room and Byre Shop, a short walk to picturesque village of Glenarm, or a campfire experience from the team at Glenarm Castle.
Samantha Corr, Quality & Standards Manager at Tourism NI commented on the four star grading: “Over 4.7 million bed spaces were sold across the accommodation sector in Northern Ireland in 2019. Our visitors are looking for high quality accommodation and memorable experiences. Further.space at Glenarm Castle pods are in an ideal position to meet that demand as they offer well-designed, comfortable accommodation in a unique setting, where visitors can relax as well as explore all that Northern Ireland has to offer.
Samantha added; “Achieving four stars from their first grading assessment demonstrates the team’s dedication and hard work, and their ability to go above and beyond for their guests. The whole team at further.space and Glenarm Castle Estate have put in an enormous amount of work to achieve this award and I applaud their efforts.”
Launched in November 2018 further.Space operates a range of sites across the island of Ireland. Peter Farquharson, Further.Space CEO said;
“We are so proud to have our pod site recognised with this grading as our vision is to go beyond the ordinary and let customers stay somewhere exclusive, cosy and stylish with nature on our doorstep. We work closely with our partners to provide a great experience for our customers and Glenarm Castle is doing a great job of maintaining luxury levels of service. We have had over 100 amazing reviews already from customers, not only loving the pod accommodation, but the overall experience”.
This has been a long-time dream for the team at Glenarm Castle, with direct overview from Lord and Lady Dunluce who had been looking for the right fit solution to allow the public to enjoy the Estate in an overnight setting.
Lady Dunluce, of Glenarm Castle, who personally oversaw the pod interiors and landscaping said;
“Achieving 4-star grading is an important milestone for us as it reflects the pride in our Estate, plus the luxury and the comforts we want our customers to experience. We have had many people from the Island of Ireland travel and stay with us, but we have also received visitors from all over the world, such as USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, to name a few who are looking for this level of comfort, but giving them the option of something a little different.”