Top of the Rock Pod Pàirc and Walking Centre, County Cork

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Unique glamping pods sleeping 23 with excellent facilities, perfect for active families and walking groups, in Co Cork

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Top of the Rock Pod Pàirc and Walking Centre, County Cork, sleeps 3-23 in 7 bedrooms.

The Top of the Rock Pod Pairc and Walking Centre consists of 7 camping pods of various sizes and levels of comfort, 5 spaces for camper vans and 6 tent spaces, all within an acre of land near our farmhouse a mile outside of Drimoleague. In the centre of the Pod Pairc is a brand new purpose-built Walking Centre which doubles as the large reception/dining/social area, with bathrooms, showers, games room, kitchens and laundry room. Within the Pod Pairc is the children's play area, the communal camp fire and the enclosed duck pond.

Our facilities are noted for being immaculately clean and orderly. The atmosphere in the Pod Pairc is one of respect and kindness.

The Pod Pairc is built where our grandfather Sam Ross had his farmyard. We have reproduced his cow house, cart shed and duck's house along with a one acre paddock where everybody can engage with the cows, sheep, goats and donkeys from the safety of the ranch fencing. In the morning one wakes to the sound of sheep, ducks, donkeys and chickens and throughout the day the antics of the goats and other animals is a source of interest and fun especially for children.

It takes an hour to walk the beautiful walkway around the perimeter of our 48 acre farm which takes in a stretch of the Ilen River with seats, picnic tables and a bird hide provided. 5 acres of the farm are devoted to birdlife conservation and pheasants, mallard and partridge being protected. Ours is a busy working farm with 30 beef cows and their calves. Often our guests get to see a cow calving in the paddock. We run Farmhands in spring and summer for families or groups who want to engage with the farm for 2 hours. This includes a hayride and a bale maze for children.

The village of Drimoleague is within walking distance. It has an excellent Centra foodstore, 4 Irish pubs, 3 food outlets and 3 churches, as well as numerous quaint shops and a par three golf course. It is a most welcoming village, just 12 miles inland from the Wild Atlantic Way.

Please check out our 300+ TripAdvisor reviews and discover why families, couples and walkers keep returning to the Top of the Rock. We would love to welcome you here.


Groups can use the main kitchen upstairs and also the downstairs kitchen. Both are fully equipped with cookers, fridges, dishwasher, pans.
Up to 70 can eat together in this lovely bright spacious area, with a serving hatch from the kitchen. Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery provided.
The sitting area is the same as the dining area. There are soft seats for about ten people and dining chairs for the rest. With games and books.
No TV. Sound system for CD/iPod/radio. Projector screen.
Free WiFi throughout the main building. Very good mobile coverage throughout the Pairc. Landline available.
Free table tennis. Pool table (€2).
Oil/solar central heating throughout. Pods each have an effective oil filled electric radiator. There is large open campfire lit each evening.
2 luxury pods: toilet, kitchen, sofa, double bed sleeps 2; 2 family sized pods hold 5 adults ; 3 standard pods hold 3 adults; with camp beds/mattress.
Duvets/pillows/towels generally supplied for bed in luxury pod, but you pay €9/person in all other pods or bring your own.
Ladies: two showers, three toilets, four sinks. Gents: 2 showers, 2 toilets, urinal, 3 sinks. Showers are metered at €1 per 5 mins.
There is a disability toilet/wet room. All areas are accessible including some pods.
High chairs, stair gate, baby changing facilities.
Basket swing, slide, gas barbecue, picnic tables and chairs. Lawns around each pod.
There is no pool. River swimming on farm at your own risk.
There is parking next to each pod and up to 12 spaces besides.
No smoking in any building or pod please. There is a designated smoking area at the cart house.
Pets are never allowed in the pod or buildings. Prior permission must be obtained to bring a small dog. There are sheep on site.


Located 1.5km from Drimoleague which is an hour west of Cork city on a main bus route. Take the N71 to Bandon, then the R586 to Drimoleague. We are 18km from Bantry, and central to all of West Cork.
Drimoleague village is nearby, but the main town is Skibbereen 14km; Bantry 18km. Mizen Head one hour.
1.5km. Centra is a wonderful shop with bakery, deli, ready made meals, coffee dock and newspapers. There is a Post Office, pharmacy, butcher, garage, petrol pumps and hardware in the village.
Drimoleague Inn, Harry Deane's, Chinese restaurant and fast food shop in Drimoleague, great restaurants in Bantry, Skibbereen and Dunmanway: all 15 minutes from here.

Booking Information

Please contact David Ross directly for quotes and terms. We do not take wedding parties, stag or hen parties. We can organize walking guides for the St Finbarr's Pilgrim two day path. Catering can be arranged. Farmhands programme is extra. Welcome to Top of the Rock.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Co Cork
Cork train station, 64 km away from here.
Drimoleague, served by five buses each day to and from Cork.
Cork Airport now serving many destinations including Providence, 61km from here.

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
A luxury pod for one week: April to September incl

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Top of the Rock Pod Pàirc and Walking Centre, County Cork

David Ross

Joined us: 2017
+353 (0)861 735 134
Co Cork