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Swallow’s Nest

Swallow’s Nest is a unique 2-man strawbale cabin built out of barley straw from the farm, local clay and lime plaster finished in natural clay paints with a sedum roof. This bright and inviting cabin sleeps 2 people and a baby cot and has cosy furnishings including a large double bed with uninterrupted views across farmland and woods beyond. The cabin has an electric stove for heating and electric lights and sockets, but no WiFi. WiFi can be accessed 24/7 in our reception area.

Boasting a veranda and private bathroom and shower facilities it offers privacy away from the main Glamping allowing you to truly unwind.Tea & Coffee making facilities are provided in the studio.

Note: This accommodation is only suitable for 2 adults + 1 infant in a travel cot. Infants aged between 0-3 years are free of charge with travel cots available for hire.

The Swallow’s Nest is not suitable for quarantine or self-isolation as it has shared kitchen facilities at the Glamping.

Glamping Facilities

  • Site Amenities
  • Le Shack
  • Food & Dining
  • Activities
Site Amenities

Site Amenities

When away from home you still need your creature comforts. Our onsite self catering facilities provide everything you need to make it a home from home experience – with a few nice surprises along the way of course!

  • 5 Luxurious Yurts – sleeping 4-6 people
  • 2 Cosy Shepherd Huts – sleeping up to 2 people
  • Bell Tents – 4–6 sperson tents available
  • Hot Showers
  • Deck Area for Hairdrying (so YES ladies feel free to bring your GHD’s!)
  • Self-catering Kitchen facilities – incs – gas hob, fridge, cups, glasses, cutlery, pots, pans, plates, bowls, kettles, toasters – bottle openers!!
  • Chill out Space sofa/living area – large wood burning stove
  • IPAD docking station
  • Outdoor Wood burning hot-tub
  • BBQ Facilities – why not let us host your BBQ party
  • Outdoor Clay Oven for Pizza – please enquire for Pizza Nights
  • Outdoor seating / eating area
  • Covered Deck Space
  • Large Communal Fire Pit (Bonfire sing-a-long)
  • Tree Swing (aka the smile machine)
  • Large Green Area for fun and games
  • Private River Access for Wild Swimming
  • Electric Bike Hire & Tours
Le Shack

Le Shack

Central to the campsite you will find Le Shack. This is where our Toilets, Showers and Self Catering Kitchen Facilities can be found. While we call it Le Shack, it’s far from that…

The main part of Le Shack is our kitchen-dining area where we have created quite a homely space for you to prepare food, eat and relax. With a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, gas hob, wash up area – you will find it to be a home from home – or later in the evening the place to be for the party proper!

Our Showers are gas heated offering lots of hot water for the morning or perhaps after an hours Kayaking on the River Boyne! Our toilets are in keeping with our Eco-tourism approach to the campsite and you may be surprised to find a compost loo or two in the block!

Food & Dining

Food & Dining

While we operate a self-catering campsite we are delighted to offer groups food packs which are one less thing to worry about and we will have ready for your arrival.

Pizza Pack

2 x 12″ bases, mozarella and passata sauce with bacon lardons, Rock Farm chorizo or salami, organic greens (basil, spinach or rocket depending on the season) as well as red onion, peppers mushrooms and a pizza oven firewood pack to lit the pizza oven for your wood-fired self-catering experience – €15 per pack

Breakfast Ingredients 

We are no longer able to provide the self-catering breakfast packs. However we still have fresh organic eggs for sale at the Honesty Box (open all hours beside Reception) and you can pre-order (subject to availability via shop@rockfarmslane.ie or call 041 988 4861 10am to 4pm weekdays) sausages and bacon for your breakfast fry.

BBQ Meat & Salad Ingredients

Seasonal cuts of meat, sausages, ribs and or burgers are available from our Honesty Box or via pre-order from shop@rockfarmslane.ie for you to cook or BBQ yourself. The cuts are subject to what we have available and must be pre-ordered or you can take pot luck at the Honesty Box on your arrival.

Honesty Box 

The Honesty Box is accessible 24/7 at reception and has a fridge with all our organic meat and veg from the farm as well as local cheeses and charcuterie. The wooden box carries our organic eggs, Hilda’s homemade chutneys and jams, Newgrange Gold Oils and Ariosa Organic coffee. To pay for your produce please pay at reception or leave exact change in the box or pay by the online payment methods listed at the box. For assistance out of office hours please call mobile contact number on your booking.

Farmer’s Market (Thursdays 10am to 2pm)

If you are staying on Thursdays from May to September, we have a Farmer’s Market in the Hay Barn (big Green Barn) opposite reception every Thursday 10am to 4pm. You can pre-order meat and veg from the farm and other select local produce via shop@rockfarmslane.ie for collection on Thursday to Saturday from the Hay Barn.

Hosted BBQ 

Includes chef, all food, bread and salads and wash up of dishes afterwards – starting at €25pp (minimum numbers of 10 adults required), or just come prepared with your own food and make use of the kitchen facilities on site.

Activities

Activities

Electric Bike Hire

A great way to leave the car and explore the local area. We are delighted to offer guest use of our bikes starting from €25 per day with bespoke self-guided routes and fully guided options available when pre booked. All bike hire must be pre-booked in advance at time of booking to avoid disappointment. Ask us about our kiddie trailer and ride on attachments. Ebike hire is not available to guests under 16 years of age.

Kayaking & Rafting

We work with Boyne Valley Activities who are able to provide a great range of activities for guests. We request that these are prebooked directly with them and in advance (dependent on water levels in summer months).

Reviews

Read what our guests have to say about the Swallow’s Nest on Upfront

The Perfect Getaway

The huge selling point for swallows nest is the private toilet and shower cabin, a quite garden and balcony away from the rest of the park. You really do feel in your own little bubble which is exactly what we wanted. Swallows nest was clean and had a beautiful rustic charm, it was simple but had everything you need, kettle, toaster, fridge right down to a hot water bottle which we didn’t need as the cabin was so warm and cosy.

Cosy Hut in a Beautiful Area

We had such a lovely stay in the Swallows Nest on Rock Farm Slane. Everyone was very welcoming while paying close attention to the COVID regulations. Our hut was very comfortable with a little deck to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening that kept us protected even when it rained. The farm lead to a pretty walk along the river to Slane which overlooks the castle. A great stay for all ages – perfect for couples amd families.

A Very Relaxing Weekend

We had a lovely weekend in Swallow’s nest. The weather was fantastic, but if it had been raining, the communal facilities would have suited us well. The bed was so comfortable it was like sleeping on a cloud. The peace and quiet was just what was needed. We walked into Slane along the river bank and got some lovely pastries and a lovely lunch at the local hotel. The hot tub was brillliant, soaking away our worries whilst taking in the beautiful views.

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