Feather Down have glamping sites located on working farms all over Europe and the UK, allowing you to escape the hecticness of daily life and indulge yourself in nature amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside. So a couple of weekends ago we packed up the car, the girls and of course pup and headed off to Manor Farm located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just outside Alton, Hampshire, to enjoy our very own Feather Down Farm experience.
Home for the weekend was "Back Platt" a luxurious frills tent, complete with outdoor shower, campfire and hot tub, all with a lovely feeling of privacy.
Sleeping arrangements came in the form of our own room with double bed, whilst the girls had the choice of bunk beds or this very cosy cupboard bed.
So having been welcomed and shown by Anna, who runs the farm with her husband Will, the Honesty Shop (stocked with everyday essentials and most importantly home to the coffee machine!), where to get our fresh eggs for the morning and more wood to fire up the hot tub, it was time to get the campfire going and let the magic of glamping unfold....
A Friday night fish and chip home cooked supper delivered
by the nearby Three Horseshoes pub
Lit candles and lamps; gathering around the campfire to toast
marshmallows; evenings are always a special part of glamping.
Beautiful, tranquil, rural surroundings, oh and meet Alfie the Lama!
Chilling out in the hot tub...did I mention we had one?!
Taking pup back to his roots, he was very at home!
Going out with Luke, one of the farm workers, for a tour
of the farm and to meet some of it's new arrivals
was definitely a highlight of the weekend
The sun shone; we laughed, relaxed and enjoyed some lovely quality time together as a family; the hospitality from Anna and Will was wonderful and it was the tranquil oasis it promised to be. Definitely my kind of thing!