Goa to Sleep…
Now, more than ever, spending time outside with people you love is a soul-fulfilling experience. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you Goa To Sleep: our new India-Inspired Glamping Village. You can enjoy sharing time with your nearest and dearest with loads of fresh air and private space to roam.
Goa To Sleep is set amongst the old trees in our field and includes 10 deluxe bell tents furnished with comfortable beds, luxurious pillows and duvets, soft towels, and tapestries from India. Nearby is a small firepit for late-night chats and sing-songs.
Six of our tents have fabulous king-sized beds with the option of adding one or two single inflatable mattresses. The other four tents each be furnished with two double beds.
You have access to hot showers in our communal Washing Cabin which contains loos and sinks on one side, and luxury showers and sinks on the other. Mirrors and mandalas decorate the cabin for a little added magic.
If you are interested in a wonderful evening meal by our Ballymaloe trained chef in our fabulour “Sipping Container” bar, please let us know and we’ll send you some menus. You will have access to a BBQ if you’d like to bring your own items to grill. There are also wonderful restaurants and takeaway available in Kilcullen, Kildare Town and Newbridge.
In the morning you can wake up to birdsong with a fresh Continental breakfast basket and hot tea and coffee, which comes included for all glampers.
We’re not sure what it is (probably the trees) but when you come up the winding front drive, heart rates seem to slow into a more relaxed rhythm. We have plenty of space to amble around on, and please feel free to say hello to our resident animals. Barney and Theodore, our rescue donkeys, will often wander over when called. And you may meet Tufty, Motor, or Magpie, our farm cats who are lovely little companions. We also have a
flock of foul which includes Iggy the turkey, a portly gentleman who, despite his furrowed turkey brow, is an incredibly friendly and social fellow. Iggy lives in a menagerie of 8 ducks and 25 or so chickens.
We do have a working farm, and so, of course, children must be supervised at all times.
For availability and to book, email Info@MartinstownHouse.com
Questions and Answers
Q: Do we need to bring sleeping bags?
A: No, not unless you really love your sleeping bag! Cosy duvets, pillows, fresh linen & extra blankets are provided.
Q: Do we need to bring towels?
A: We provide one towel per person for the duration of your stay. You will have to bring your own if you would like more.
Q: Are there bathroom facilities?
A: There certainly are! We offer hotel-style showers & loos in our Washing Cabin. There are 2 double- headed showers, 4 loos, and 4 sinks in the Washing Cabin.
Q: Are the bathrooms inside the accommodation?
A: No. There are bathrooms onsite in the Washing Cabin, located close to your accommodation, but separate from it.
Q: Is there electricity?
A: Yes. All tents have low voltage electricity, with two electric lamps and two USB sockets in each unit.
The sockets are suitable for charging mobile phones. Each tent also has an electric space heater for chillier night.
Q: What about food?
A: We will have a communal stretch tent which will have tables and chairs for your outdoorsy dining, and there will be a BBQ available for you to grill your own items. All accommodation is self-catering.
Q: Is breakfast included?
A: Yes a breakfast basket will be delivered a pre arranged time but no later than 10.30am . This includes Croissants, homemade preserves, fruit, and yogurts etc.
Q: Can I get food delivered?
A: Yes, absolutely! There are several local takeaways that will deliver out to the Glampground site for your convenience, and we have a number of amazing local restaurants who are available for collection.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: No. Sorry! We have a no pets policy.
Q: What time is check in?
A: Check in is between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Please let us know if you plan to arrive later and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Q: What time is check out?
A: Check out is 11am.
Q: Do you have WiFi
A: No. The more beautiful the countryside, the less reliable the WiFi! But we do have pretty good 4G coverage on the glampsite. Many find it a nice change to get off the screens for a little while…
Q: What is there for kids to do on the glampsite?
A: Most kids love the adventure of sleeping in our quirky accommodation, sitting around the campfire, hearing stories & toasting marshmallows. There’s loads of safe green space to explore, both on and off
site, we are just over 2km from the 5,000-acre Curragh which is free to ramble on. Children must be supervised at all times.
Q: What is there to do nearby?
A: Kildare & the surrounding area offers loads of fabulous places to visit. The Curragh as mentioned above, also the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Kildare Village for retail therapy, and Shackelton Museum in Athy. We are very near to Kilcullen, Kildare Town, and Newbridge.
Q: Do you recycle?
A: Yes. We recycle the vast majority of waste on the glampsite. Please use the recycling bins provided & help us protect our planet for future glampers.
Q: Is there anything I need to bring?
A: Do bring your own food & drink. Sometimes during summer bug spray is a good idea, and perhaps a pair of rubber flip-flops for the shower. Other things that might be nice include a torch, (though there is low level lighting on the glampsite), a guitar for strumming, marshmallows for toasting, your camera for capturing those memories…
Q: Is there Car parking?
A: Yes, all cars must be parked in the car park, no cars are permitted in the Glamping area.
Q: Can we smoke in our bell tent?
A: No. There is no smoking, candles, flaming lanterns or fire of any kind allowed inside the accommodation. We will charge a €500 smoking fee if it is found that someone has smoked inside the tent. Also, no fireworks or Chinese lanterns are allowed on site.
Q: Can we prepare / eat in our tent?
A: No. All food is to be prepared and eaten outside or in our stretch tent. Unless you’re particularly fond of ants, mice, rats, cats, chickens entering your tent (which is forbidden, do not invite them in with your
Q: Do you provide fire wood for the fire pit?
A: Yes, we provide a generous amount, but if you throw it all on at the beginning then there will be none for later on. We will supply a fresh bag each day.
Q: Security ?
A: We are not responsible for any damage or theft of personal items, do not leave valuables unattended in your accommodation if you go out.
A: Children must be supervised at all times and especially around farm animals, the fire pit and BBQ areas. We are on a working farm, and we take no responsibility for any accidents.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know?
A: Please respect your fellow glampers and others living nearby. After 11pm there should be no music, and all partying should be done in a manner that is courteous to your fellow humans. Staff decisions on noise are final.
Please do not untie or loosen any ropes around the tents as this will disturb the integrity of the structure.
Campfire Rules: Leave a place better than you found it.
ie remove all rubbish to the recycling bins, please take all your personal belongings home.
Terms & Conditions
By booking accommodation you agree to abide by
Martinstown House’s Glamping Terms and Conditions and Site Rules.
Conditions of Booking
We only accept bookings from groups that take a minimum of seven (7) bell tents.
To book glamping/bell tent accommodation at Martinstown House’s glamping village, full payment will be debited from your credit card or debit card at the time of booking.
Payments are only* refundable or transferrable with a minimum of 12 weeks notice. You agree to forfeit your payment if you cancel after the 12-week window.
In the event that government restrictions dictate that your glamping event cannot go ahead due to COVID-19, we will refund your payment or transfer your booking to a new date within 10 months of the initial booking.
We would ask that you keep noise levels to a minimum after 11pm out of neighbourly respect. We reserve the right to refuse access or terminate the booking of any guest(s) whose party make-up or behaviour interferes or may interfere with the general comfort/respect of other guests or staff. In this event no refunds will be made.
Damage, excessive cleaning or accidents in the tents will have to be paid for, please ensure you let a member of staff know as soon as possible if anything happens.
Check is available from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Checkout time on the day of departure is 11am. No refunds will be given for departing nights early.
All linen is provided including duvets, pillows, sheets, and towels, etc
Smoking is NOT allowed inside the bell tents or near window/door openings. We do not allow pets.
You must use your tent and its contents with care and leave it in a clean and tidy condition on departure. We reserve the right to charge you for any extra cleaning, missing items or damage.
We reserve the right to enter your tent at any time for any reasonable purpose, for example, to make checks, maintenance work or housekeeping.
The members of your party and the allocation of guests in each tent must remain the same for the whole of your stay.
The maximum number of guests in each tent is 4 people (children or adults), and this must not be exceeded. If it is, we may move those additional persons to another tent and will charge you or them the appropriate full charge for the additional tent, from the date your
Martinstown Glamping does not cater for pets.
Lighting of BBQs are only permitted in designated areas. Please speak to reception regarding these areas. BBQs must supervised by an adult at all times and safely extinguished. BBQs used in undesignated areas will incur the loss of security deposit plus any damage caused.
Martinstown Glamping takes no responsibility for children.
Care of those unable to look after themselves.
You should ensure that all members of your party who are unable to look after themselvesare, at all times, fully supervised by a capable adult member of your party.
Rules and Regulations
- Check-in is from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
- Checkout time on day of departure is by 11 a.m.
- Please keep noise levels to a minimum after 11pm.
- The only campfire permitted is one in the designated area.
- Radios/televisions/instruments/speakers must be used in such a way as to avoid disturbing others
- Anyone causing disturbances on site will be evicted with no refund given
- Do not enter or attempt to use any facility that is closed.
- Fireworks, Chinese lanterns and balloons are strictly prohibited at all times.
- BBQs are permitted in designated areas only. No disposable BBQs are permitted.
Care of Your Possessions
It is your responsibility to look after and care for your possessions, valuables (i.e. watches, jewelry, photographic equipment, credit cards, etc.) and money whilst on holiday with us.
You should not leave these items unattended in your accommodation or anywhere else around the site. To reduce the possibility of upset caused by loss or damage, we suggest you do not bring valuable possessions on a glamping holiday unless absolutely necessary.
In case of any loss, please contact reception in the first instance. Return of any lost property will incur a charge for postage and packing. We do not accept any liability for loss or damage to your possessions.
Changes To Your Booking by Us
Martinstown Glamping cannot accept responsibility or compensation for circumstances beyond our control including (but not limited to) natural disasters, industrial disputes, fire, technical problems, bad weather, acts of government, etc. Martinstown Glamping will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that it is open for use by visitors during normal opening hours. However, Martinstown Glamping reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, whether for safety reasons or otherwise, and with or without prior notice, to close the site.
In the event of such closure, Martinstown Glamping will transfer any payments made to another date
Availability and Use of Facilities
Stretch Tent and BBQ: Open 24/7
Shower/ Toilet Facilities: Open 24/7
Martinstown House (Main House): Closed until further notice
No shotgun, knife, firearm, air weapon, archery equipment, fireworks (including sparklers), Chinese lanterns, illegal substances or similar item may be brought onto our site under any circumstances by you or anyone in your party.
Compensation Payable By You
By booking, you agree that we have the right either during or after your stay to recover from you, whether via the credit/charge or debit card used to pay for the break or otherwise, the costs of
- Any property or accommodation damage, and/or
- Any compensation we may pay to others, and/or
- Any other costs, fees or levies which we may incur, resulting from your action or
inaction and from any breach of this agreement.
Behaviour and Compliance with this Agreement
You are responsible for the behaviour of all members of your party.
Behaviour should be in keeping with the family environment and should not be excessive, noisy or disruptive, especially at night. Offensive or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the police being involved. Offensive or aggressive behaviour or language towards our staff is not acceptable. We may ask you and/or any member of your party to
leave immediately if your conduct results in police attendance or is considered by us to be inappropriate; likely to cause harm; or impair the enjoyment, comfort or safety of anyone; or is likely, in our belief, to breach any of this agreement. No refunds or compensation will be given in these circumstances and we reserve the right not to accept any future
bookings from you or any member of your party.
All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk. The management accept no liability for loss or damage while on the park or otherwise.
Anyone found vandalizing or causing damage to any building, equipment or property of the site faces immediate eviction and/or prosecution. The person who booked will be responsible for all charges for all damage/breakages/loss caused by themselves or their visitors to the site facilities or other customers’ property.
Martinstown Glamping reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse entry on to or remove from its premises or the vicinity any person.
The fire assembly point for the site will be pointed out by a member of staff at check in.
This agreement and any dispute between us will be governed by and construed in accordance with Irish Law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Republic of Ireland over any matter arising out of our agreement or your visit. We must both act reasonably in selecting or agreeing any jurisdiction including any forum for dispute resolution. Your stay will not give rise to any tenancy agreement between us.