Feather Down Tent for
6 persons (5 adults) from
08-09-2014 to 12-09-2014

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    Dorset, Weymouth

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East Shilvinghampton

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

  1. Feather Down Tent

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

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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.

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

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

    Dogs Welcome
  • Home-made Meals
    Yummy homemade meals available to pre-order for your stay.

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

    The Honesty Shop
  • 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
  • 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
  • Splashing summer!
    Be surrounded by water during the summer holidays

    Splashing summer!
  • Groups
    Having a get together/group gathering? this farm is very suitable for (large) groups

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

    Farmer's soup
  • Near Water
    These farms have their own lake or are located near a beach or lake for lots of water play!

    Near Water

Prices and Availability

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


Based on 108 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 25-07-2014 to 28-07-2014

    Mrs. Pryce

    We have never done anything like this before - but we had the best time ever. our children loved it. Martin and Joddy were fantastic. joddy's lemon drizzle cake was lush, so were her homemade pizzas. martin took us all on a tour of the farm and he was so informative. he was always there to answer any questions that we had. a totally fantastic experience and we will definitely visit again. the farm shop was very well equipped too - lots of marshmallows to melt on the outdoor fire!! Thanks from Zara Keith India Tate Woody and Scruffy x

  • 10
    stayed from 18-07-2014 to 21-07-2014

    Mrs. Webster

    We loved East Shilvinghampton Farm. The farmer and his wife really look after everybody. Lovely extras such as lots of fridge and freezer space in the Hospitality Shop; Joby in particular cooks and delivers to the tent fantastic food for every meal. A great farm tour. Good shower block. This area of Dorset is also great for lots to do for days on end. We love it - which is why we came back and will be back again.

  • 10
    stayed from 18-07-2014 to 25-07-2014

    Mrs. Tranter

    We were a group of 4 adults and a child sharing one tent and we all had a fantastic time at East Shilvinghampton farm. The tents are comfortable, well equipped and thoughtfully designed, with plenty of space in the communal areas. The owners and hosts were excellent, we received a pre-holiday telephone call which was extremely useful in helping us to plan our holiday. We received a friendly welcome on arrival and saw the owners a number of times during our stay. The home made food we tried was delicious and we made full use of the well stocked honesty shop. We are already planning our return to a Featherdown Farm location and will be recommending this farm and the "Featherdown experience" to our friends.

  • 10
    stayed from 14-07-2014 to 18-07-2014

    Mrs. Hulyer

    Beyond expectations. Fabulous location to visit with nanny things to do Farm setting stunning Lovely

  • 10
    stayed from 27-06-2014 to 30-06-2014

    Mrs. Peck

    Really brilliant weekend on the farm. Beautiful location (Having our tent next to the goats, sheep and horses was a real highlight), excellent food offered (Pizza night was great, and steaks and burgers for the BBQ fantastic). Cannot fault it, very comfortable indeed. Definitely be back. Very much enjoyed the farm tour and meeting all the animals.

  • 10
    stayed from 23-06-2014 to 27-06-2014

    Mr. May

    we thoroughly enjoyed our feather down farm experience at east shilvinghampton farm. it exceeded our expectations. joby and martin were very welcoming and were on hand whenever we needed them. as they say service with a smile, was the service we got from them both. a big thank you to martin for our guided tour round the farm was, lovely to meet all the animals and learn about life on a farm. the accomodation was lovely! my daughter loved the cupboard bed, i also thought the double bed was so comfy and wanted to bring it home with me. the scenery and view was excellent. i especially loved watching the sun go down.

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