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East Shilvinghampton

Dorset, Weymouth

Nestling at the foot of a peaceful valley just a stone's throw from the impressive Chesil Beach, you will enjoy dramatic far-reaching views of the green and pretty Dorset countryside. Our tents are close-by the farmyard with cows, goats, pigs, hens, ducks and rabbits just a toddle away. Trying some of Joby’s home-made goodies is a must.

It's busy here animals and tractors to-ing and fro-ing, there is always something going on and always plenty to do. On the farm we grow a variety of crops and there are lots of animals to meet, like the beef suckler cows and calves, chickens, Labradors Tess and Ora, pet goats Trit and Trot, the ducks - Pit, Pat and Paddle, our son Henry's pigs and Pippin, the pony belonging to our two daughters Georgina and Annabel.

Feedback tells us that families love the setting of the tents as the children can play and roam freely and safely within sight and earshot of parents. After animal visits you may wish to forage in the hedges as they often yield abundant fruit, especially in the autumn. Look out too for foxes and their cubs, deer, hare and owls, all of which make their homes nearby. The farm larder is well stocked with lots of local produce and our own beef and pork. Joby's home-made goodies are not to be missed particularly her meringue roulade.

Walk the many beaches including nearby Chesil Beach, an 18 mile stretch of pebbled beach famously depicted in Ian McEwan's novel 'On Chesil Beach'.

We are the Bartlett family; Martin, Joby and children Henry, Annabel and Georgina and together with Martin's parents Tom and Sheila, the farm has been home to our family for nearly 70 years.

We would love to see you soon, Martin and Joby

The Feather Down Tent is an impressive 45m2 in size. Which means that 6 people can sleep in it comfortably (a maximum of 5 adults and one child up to 12 years).

In the tent, there is;

  • A double bed of 2.0 by 1.80 metres
  • A bunk bed of 2.00 by 0.90 metres per bed
  • A cupboard bed of 2.00 by 1.30 metres, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.

In the tent you will not find any gas or electricity, no modern conveniences. So it is back to the good old days. In the tent you will be able to cook on your wood burning stove, or if the weather permits, you can cook outside....on the outdoor cooker. You won’t need to bring anything from home, everything is inside the tent: from plates to pots, pans to serving spoons. Bedlinen and pillows are included as well as a kitchen linen pack (tea towel and kitchen cloth). In your Tent you will find a flushing toilet on the farm you will find a nice communal shower block.


  • Bedlinen
  • Kitchen Linen Package
  • Parking
  • Reservation Costs
  • Cold running water
  • Wood for heating and cooking
  • Starter Pack Candles
  • Starter Pack Lamp Oil

Prices and Availability

Added Treats

Here you will find some unique Feather Down extra's to book in advance. Please note there are date restrictions on bringing a dog to some locations and hampers or meals will differ per location. Please check these details when booking.

  • The Honesty Shop
    All our Farms have a 'Honesty Shop' where you will find a basic range of products to purchase.

    The Honesty Shop
  • Home-made Meals
    Yummy homemade meals available to pre-order for your stay.

    Home-made Meals
  • Private Barn Hire
    To hire for a private function to get everybody together.

    Private Barn Hire
  • The Animal Paddock
    Here you should find a paddock where the smaller animals can be seen up close.

    The Animal Paddock
  • Splashing summer!
    Be surrounded by water during the summer holidays

    Splashing summer!
  • Farmer's soup
    All ingredients and supplies will be given to you to cook your own soup on the open fire

    Farmer's soup
  • Communal Chicken Coop
    All farms will have a communal chicken coop where you can go and gather eggs.

    Communal Chicken Coop
  • Childrens Furniture
    We have cots, highchairs and fireguards available at each Feather Down Farm.

    Childrens Furniture
  • Communal Wood-Fired oven
    The wood fired oven will be lit once during your stay and you will be able to cook anything from pizza and jacket potatoes to whole roasts.

    Communal Wood-Fired oven
  • Groups
    Having a get together/group gathering? this farm is very suitable for (large) groups

  • Dogs Welcome
    Dogs are welcome at the farm (max 2 per tent) if they are kept on a lead.

    Dogs Welcome
  • Near Water
    These farms have their own lake or are located near a beach or lake for lots of water play!

    Near Water
  • Ready Beddy
    If all you need on arrival is a cosy, made-up bed ready to collapse into, then Ready Beddy is for you.

    Ready Beddy
  • Farmers Soup or Stew
    The farmers will bring you all the ingredients for you to prepare a hearty meal.

    Farmers Soup or Stew

Prices and Availability

here you will find all available dates and the prices. Our set arrival and departure days are Fridays and Mondays.

October 2014 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
MidweekMon 27 Oct 2014Fri 31 Oct 2014£469.00
April 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
WeekendFri 03 Apr 2015Tue 07 Apr 2015£499.00
WeekFri 03 Apr 2015Fri 10 Apr 2015£799.00
MidweekTue 07 Apr 2015Fri 10 Apr 2015£399.00
WeekTue 07 Apr 2015Mon 13 Apr 2015£699.00
WeekendFri 10 Apr 2015Mon 13 Apr 2015£399.00
WeekFri 10 Apr 2015Fri 17 Apr 2015£799.00
MidweekMon 13 Apr 2015Fri 17 Apr 2015£499.00
WeekMon 13 Apr 2015Mon 20 Apr 2015£799.00
WeekendFri 17 Apr 2015Mon 20 Apr 2015£399.00
WeekFri 17 Apr 2015Fri 24 Apr 2015£599.00
MidweekMon 20 Apr 2015Fri 24 Apr 2015£269.00
WeekMon 20 Apr 2015Mon 27 Apr 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 24 Apr 2015Mon 27 Apr 2015£299.00
WeekFri 24 Apr 2015Fri 01 May 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 27 Apr 2015Fri 01 May 2015£269.00
WeekMon 27 Apr 2015Tue 05 May 2015£799.00
May 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
WeekendFri 01 May 2015Tue 05 May 2015£599.00
WeekFri 01 May 2015Fri 08 May 2015£799.00
MidweekTue 05 May 2015Fri 08 May 2015£269.00
WeekTue 05 May 2015Mon 11 May 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 08 May 2015Mon 11 May 2015£329.00
WeekFri 08 May 2015Fri 15 May 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 11 May 2015Fri 15 May 2015£299.00
WeekMon 11 May 2015Mon 18 May 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 15 May 2015Mon 18 May 2015£329.00
WeekFri 15 May 2015Fri 22 May 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 18 May 2015Fri 22 May 2015£299.00
WeekMon 18 May 2015Mon 25 May 2015occupied
WeekendFri 22 May 2015Mon 25 May 2015occupied
WeekFri 22 May 2015Fri 29 May 2015occupied
MidweekMon 25 May 2015Fri 29 May 2015£649.00
WeekMon 25 May 2015Mon 01 Jun 2015£1049.00
WeekendFri 29 May 2015Mon 01 Jun 2015£499.00
WeekFri 29 May 2015Fri 05 Jun 2015£799.00
June 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
MidweekMon 01 Jun 2015Fri 05 Jun 2015£299.00
WeekMon 01 Jun 2015Mon 08 Jun 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 05 Jun 2015Mon 08 Jun 2015£329.00
WeekFri 05 Jun 2015Fri 12 Jun 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 08 Jun 2015Fri 12 Jun 2015£299.00
WeekMon 08 Jun 2015Mon 15 Jun 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 12 Jun 2015Mon 15 Jun 2015£329.00
WeekFri 12 Jun 2015Fri 19 Jun 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 15 Jun 2015Fri 19 Jun 2015£299.00
WeekMon 15 Jun 2015Mon 22 Jun 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 19 Jun 2015Mon 22 Jun 2015£329.00
WeekFri 19 Jun 2015Fri 26 Jun 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 22 Jun 2015Fri 26 Jun 2015£299.00
WeekMon 22 Jun 2015Mon 29 Jun 2015occupied
WeekendFri 26 Jun 2015Mon 29 Jun 2015occupied
WeekFri 26 Jun 2015Fri 03 Jul 2015occupied
MidweekMon 29 Jun 2015Fri 03 Jul 2015£449.00
WeekMon 29 Jun 2015Mon 06 Jul 2015£699.00
July 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
WeekendFri 03 Jul 2015Mon 06 Jul 2015£349.00
WeekFri 03 Jul 2015Fri 10 Jul 2015£699.00
MidweekMon 06 Jul 2015Fri 10 Jul 2015£449.00
WeekMon 06 Jul 2015Mon 13 Jul 2015£699.00
WeekendFri 10 Jul 2015Mon 13 Jul 2015£349.00
WeekFri 10 Jul 2015Fri 17 Jul 2015£699.00
MidweekMon 13 Jul 2015Fri 17 Jul 2015£449.00
WeekMon 13 Jul 2015Mon 20 Jul 2015£849.00
WeekendFri 17 Jul 2015Mon 20 Jul 2015£449.00
WeekFri 17 Jul 2015Fri 24 Jul 2015£949.00
MidweekMon 20 Jul 2015Fri 24 Jul 2015£549.00
WeekMon 20 Jul 2015Mon 27 Jul 2015£949.00
WeekFri 24 Jul 2015Fri 31 Jul 2015£1099.00
WeekFri 31 Jul 2015Fri 07 Aug 2015£1099.00
August 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
WeekFri 07 Aug 2015Fri 14 Aug 2015£1099.00
WeekendFri 14 Aug 2015Mon 17 Aug 2015£549.00
WeekFri 14 Aug 2015Fri 21 Aug 2015£1099.00
MidweekMon 17 Aug 2015Fri 21 Aug 2015£699.00
WeekMon 17 Aug 2015Mon 24 Aug 2015£1099.00
WeekendFri 21 Aug 2015Mon 24 Aug 2015£549.00
WeekFri 21 Aug 2015Fri 28 Aug 2015£1099.00
MidweekMon 24 Aug 2015Fri 28 Aug 2015£699.00
WeekMon 24 Aug 2015Tue 01 Sep 2015£1189.00
WeekendFri 28 Aug 2015Tue 01 Sep 2015£599.00
WeekFri 28 Aug 2015Fri 04 Sep 2015£919.00
September 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
MidweekTue 01 Sep 2015Fri 04 Sep 2015£369.00
MidweekMon 07 Sep 2015Fri 11 Sep 2015£269.00
WeekMon 07 Sep 2015Mon 14 Sep 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 11 Sep 2015Mon 14 Sep 2015£299.00
WeekFri 11 Sep 2015Fri 18 Sep 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 14 Sep 2015Fri 18 Sep 2015£269.00
WeekMon 14 Sep 2015Mon 21 Sep 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 18 Sep 2015Mon 21 Sep 2015£299.00
WeekFri 18 Sep 2015Fri 25 Sep 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 21 Sep 2015Fri 25 Sep 2015£269.00
WeekMon 21 Sep 2015Mon 28 Sep 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 25 Sep 2015Mon 28 Sep 2015£299.00
WeekFri 25 Sep 2015Fri 02 Oct 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 28 Sep 2015Fri 02 Oct 2015£269.00
WeekMon 28 Sep 2015Mon 05 Oct 2015£499.00
October 2015 Stay from until Feather Down Tent
WeekendFri 02 Oct 2015Mon 05 Oct 2015£299.00
WeekFri 02 Oct 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 05 Oct 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015£269.00
WeekMon 05 Oct 2015Mon 12 Oct 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 09 Oct 2015Mon 12 Oct 2015£299.00
WeekFri 09 Oct 2015Fri 16 Oct 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 12 Oct 2015Fri 16 Oct 2015£269.00
WeekMon 12 Oct 2015Mon 19 Oct 2015£499.00
WeekendFri 16 Oct 2015Mon 19 Oct 2015£299.00
WeekFri 16 Oct 2015Fri 23 Oct 2015£499.00
MidweekMon 19 Oct 2015Fri 23 Oct 2015£269.00
WeekMon 19 Oct 2015Mon 26 Oct 2015£579.00
WeekendFri 23 Oct 2015Mon 26 Oct 2015£349.00
WeekFri 23 Oct 2015Fri 30 Oct 2015£649.00
MidweekMon 26 Oct 2015Fri 30 Oct 2015£449.00


Based on 140 Customer reviews

Here you can read the customers reviews of the location. The score is based on the answers customers gave to the question: what is your overall valuation of your stay at this location?

Read all the customer's reviews here

  • 10
    stayed from 17-10-2014 to 19-10-2014

    Mrs. Cutts

    We all loved the tent, the farm and the welcome that we received.

  • 10
    stayed from 17-10-2014 to 19-10-2014

    Mrs. Cutts

    We all loved the tent, the farm and the welcome that we received.

  • 10
    stayed from 03-10-2014 to 05-10-2014

    Mrs. Price

    The most hospitable and relaxing weekend for a very long time. Such a joy to see all the children meeting up and exploring and the sound of laughter echoing around the farm. Martin and Joby were sublime hosts - there really wasn't anything you could want for at East Shilvinghampton. Warm croissants and pain au chocolate from the farmer's house oven was such a treat!

  • 10
    stayed from 03-10-2014 to 05-10-2014

    Mrs. Price

    The most hospitable and relaxing weekend for a very long time. Such a joy to see all the children meeting up and exploring and the sound of laughter echoing around the farm. Martin and Joby were sublime hosts - there really wasn't anything you could want for at East Shilvinghampton. Warm croissants and pain au chocolate from the farmer's house oven was such a treat!

  • 8.8
    stayed from 26-09-2014 to 28-09-2014

    Mrs. Holt

    We had a lovely time, really enjoyed the experience, wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 10
    stayed from 19-09-2014 to 21-09-2014

    Mevr. Heywood

    We had a fantastic time thanks. Great to slow down and spend time as a family. Children enjoyed running free in the fields and getting close to the animals. We enjoyed good, hearty food and cosy evenings in front of the log fire. Great welcome from Martin and Joby - thank you.

  • 10
    stayed from 19-09-2014 to 22-09-2014

    Mrs. Ridley

    Had a brilliant weekend! Lovely location and farm. Great places to visit locally with young children. Hosts were very friendly and helpful and food was delicious too! Will definitely look to come back again. Enjoyed giving the children a bath in the tin tub too!

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