Hampshire, Alton, GU34 3BD
In August 2006, Anna and Will introduced the UK's first Feather Down farm. In the South Downs National Park, Manor Farm remains a tranquil oasis just an hour from London that many guests have returned to time and again for their glamping Hampshire farm holiday. Farming arable, cattle and sheep in a classic rolling landscape of copses and sunken lanes is even more of a pleasure now the Anna and Will get to share it with many other happy people. In April, it's lambing time: everyone gets a chance to be close to the lambs. It is a magical time to stay there.
You will relax in one of the extra luxurious Frills tents: either under a twinkling starscape in your own hot tub, or instead at a tent with its own en suite. The tents are in the old farm orchard under trees or amongst hedgerows and are ideally spaced, each one offering privacy whilst also being well placed for groups. Some face into the orchard towards the lamb paddock, while others have views over Alton and the rolling countryside beyond.
Each tent has its own campfire site for cooking hearty meals in the stew pot or toasting marshmallows. There are plenty of places for foraging wood. A barbecue under the stars is not to be missed, for which the meat is often provided – the marinated butterflied leg of lamb being a favourite. Manor Farm has lots of corporate-team-building-event experience including food too.
Wandering off site, this glamping Hampshire getaway has great local pubs within walking distance, including the Three Horseshoes 1 mile away in East Worldham who have always looked after guests well. For those who love a dip, there’s wild swimming at Frensham Ponds that is only 20 minutes away or a fun paddle at West Wittering and Hayling Island on the coast, which you can reach within an hour.
We are proud to have introduced Feather Down into the UK and have been working on enhancing our customers’ experience ever since. We think we’re just about there, though the fine-tuning will never cease. Come to this lovely part of England and see for yourselves.
We’d love to see you soon. Will, Anna, Daisy and Bertie