Luxury Stay

Glamping by Thrasna River

  • Double Beds
  • Shower
  • USB Points
  • Parking Nearby

Description

Our pods will comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children and come with full access to Killynick Marina. You can fish from the jetty or hire our day boat. You are welcome to bring your own boat/jet ski but we need prior notice.

Both pods are ensuite with toilet, shower and wash hand basin. Mixer taps have instant hot water. They are fully electric, well insulated and contain a mobile electric radiator. Each also has a number of USB points.

Sleeping arrangements

There is a double bed and sofa bed (which converts to a double bed). Bed linen and towels for 2 persons are supplied as standard (supplement for 4 persons).

Cooking

Pods are equipped with crockery, cutlery, tea pot and camping utensils such as barbecue tongs and a gas lighter. We also have a microwave, mini fridge and kettle (additional equipment such as toasters, cafetière, hair dryer available upon request). There is a fire pit/BBQ with each pod (don’t forget your firewood). Some customers prefer to bring a disposable BBQ and use the BBQ as a base. Each pod has it’s own large picnic table.

There is a welcome pack which includes complimentary tea and coffee and an information pack which gives some details on the local area, details of the nearest shops etc.

The veranda has a table and 2 chairs however additional folding chairs for outside use are available. Lots of outdoor space, privacy with car park nearby.

Features

  • Double bed
  • Sofa bed (converts to a double bed)
  • Ensuite toilet, shower & wash-hand basin
  • Mixer taps with instant hot water
  • Bed linen & towels are all supplied
  • USB charging points
  • Mobile electric radiator
  • Well-insulated
  • Boat Hire/Marina Facilities
  • Fishing
  • Idyllic View
  • Fire Pit/BBQ

Prices & Charges

50% deposit upon booking and balance due prior to arrival

One Night (based on 2 people sharing) £100
Bedding Supplement for 4 persons £10
Saturday Night Only Supplement £25
3 Nights Offer £275
One Week Special £400
Pets Cleaning Charge (refundable) prior notice essential £30
Firewood £5
Rowing Boat per day (booking essential) £10
Rowing Boat with outboard motor per day (booking essential) £30
Motor Boat per day (other options available upon request) £100

Glamping Terms & Conditions

glamping by thrasna river

History behind 'By Thrasna River'

Before we built our Marina in 2010, this entire landscape was pure farmland, almost unchanged from the 1800s. These fields were inhabited by a poor community of farmers, labourers and their families, living in cottages known as ‘dwellings’ scattered through the fields at the back of beyond-and at a time where houses were literally built in fields with potato patches for a garden, and a flattened track on the grass for a path. They were the canvas of the acclaimed writer Shan F Bullock, who was born nearby on the 17th of May 1865 and used his neighbours and surroundings as the subjects of his books.

Through Shan’s stories, the life of these peasants became known for the very first time. He shone a light into their busy lives- their endless toil, the dark, smoky cottages they reared their families in and the humour and wisdom which they bestowed upon the future generations.

His novel By Thrasna River illustrates how people lived on the site of Killynick Marina and is one of Shan’s most popular works. The characters of the book are instantly memorable, so we named our pods after two: Thady, an honest working man with a large family, hilarious wife and a great respect amongst his mates for his unquestionable common sense, and Rose, a quiet, hopeful, romantic young woman who lives with her eccentric mother and elderly relatives in absolute poverty.

Every year in the local Crom Estate a day is held in memory of the esteemed writer who was born there and lived, for a short time, in what is now our family home.

Glamping Facilities

  • Luxury Pods
  • Full Marina Access
  • Comfortable & Secure

Our two pods are named Rose (with full glass front offering superb views of Thrasna River) and Thady. Remember to bring your own boat or jet ski!

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