Feather Down Farm Days get a special mention for their services to family glamping. In recent years they have partnered with working farms to create comfortable back to basics accommodation spread out across the country.
The concept is simple, a simple tented building with proper beds, a wood stove, a cold water tap and flushing toilet set in beautiful countryside on farms whose owners are passionate. With a heat source, nice beds and plenty of indoor space you don’t have to worry too much about poor weather. You can wash at the water pump or use the warm showers at the farm. The beds look divine, there is a master bedroom, bunk bed and a canopy bed which opens into the main living space as well as the master bedroom (see child peeking out above).
Despite the luxuries you are still very much going back to basics with a cool box rather than fridge and no electricity for lighting. Each tent has a cupboard with books and games and there is the great outdoors for you to roam and explore.
Pricing is from Â£235 to Â£825 for the rest of 2010 depending on when and how long you are staying. On top of the accommodation fee you pay a booking fee and there is no end of extra charges for things like bed linens, towels, pets and even highchairs so it is worth factoring these in when you are planning your stay as they soon add up. The camping season runs from April to October.
Feather Down Farm Days is the kind of camping I dream of; a sense of adventure with a generous touch of luxury. I can’t help feeling green with envy when yet another of my friends heads off for a bucolic adventure.