Feather Down Ilfracombe Farm enjoys an idyllic location close to the best of Britain’s beaches. This friendly and welcoming farm, known locally as Higher Lincombe Farm, is the perfect base from which to explore Woolacombe Bay, and many more of Devon’s coastal delights.
It’s impossible to be bored at Ilfracombe Farm, with an abundance of activities for young and old alike. Surfing, cycling and hiking are just a few of the ways to get a taste of the area. Children will love the indoor play barn, which has a ball pit and an old tractor to mess around on. The many beautiful walks in the area provide a more sedate way to fill the days. The farm is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty, along the heritage coastline and on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
A glamping holiday with Feather Down is a special way to experience Ilfracombe and the surrounding area. You and your family will stay in the cosy and comfortable canvas lodge, and the focus is firmly on spending time together. There’s no WiFi in the tent, so the evenings are filled with games, conversation and making dinner together. The pizza evening, in which the farmer will help you and your family to make delicious pizzas in a traditional oven, is an ideal opportunity to reconnect.
Beyond the farm, there’s plenty to see and do. Ilfracombe is 5 minutes’ drive with beaches, the harbour, local shops, art galleries, and sophisticated restaurants and wine bars. Ilfracombe also boasts Damien Hirst’s statue Verity. Woolacombe Bay, just a 10 minute drive away, was voted the best beach in the United Kingdom in the 2016 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice awards, and it’s easy to see why. Miles of clean sand fringes the mercurial sea – placid and inviting in mild weather, dramatic and wild in the colder months. From walking, to surfing, to sunbathing, you can do it all at Woolacombe.
Another extra special beach is Tunnels Beaches. Four hand carved tunnels, dating back to the 1820s, lead to a stunning secluded beach. Kids can hunt for natural treasures in the many rockpools, while you relax and enjoy the rugged beauty of the coastline. There’s also a tidal pool, which is perfect for safe swimming.
Accommodation(s) Ilfracombe Farm
Log Cabin for Two
Log Cabin for Four
|Double bed (2m x 1.80m)||-||-|
|Double bed (2m x 1.40m)||-|
|Bunk bed (two times 2m x 0.90m)||-||-|
|Cupboard bed (2m x 1.3m) for 1 adult or 2 children||-||-|
|Sofa bed (2m x 1.30m) for two children||-||-|
|En-suite bathroom with shower and basin||-|
| Windows with a beautiful view ||-||-|
|Deckchairs and extended canopy||-||-|
|Wooden terrace, deckchairs and extended canopy||-|
|Wood for heating and cooking|
|Starter pack candles and lamp oil|
|Kitchen linen package|
|Eggs (you can grab these yourselves from the chicken coop, when the hens are happy)|
|Beds are made upon arrival||-|
|Farm Tour given by the farmer|
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If you want to stay longer than a week, reserve many tents, or if you wish to arrive today, please contact us by phone on 01420 80804.
Chilled Out, who know sheep could be so fascinating
Mr Willis (10.0)
Fabulous weekend. Kelly and Andrew were very welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate us. The pizzas were some of the best we've ever tasted. The play barn was a real hit with the kids - so many things to do in one space. The real attraction for us was proximity to the coast - we had a great time surfing at Woolacombe which was only a few minutes away and wasn't too busy despite school hols. Also loved the individual shower cubicles near the tent and view of the sea. Hopefully we'll be back!
Mrs Scott (10.0)
The location is fantastic but the atmosphere was not what we picked Featherdown for - it's not a working farm experience and the animals that were there made me feel a bit uncomfortable - although they were well cared for they were not in natural enclosures and the chicken pens were far too small given the space available. The play barn was fantastic for the kids and the private outdoor shower was a pleasant surprise. The wood for the log burner was not dry enough. It would be good if the honesty shop could store local produce - frozen meat from local produces would be fantastic. And it would also be good in the information pack to have some more information about local farm shops.
Mrs Gardner (6.3)
Could have done with a chopping board, better knives a cafetiere, and a fire guard that extended all the way around the stove. Currently its a total hazard for toddlers!
Mrs Carmichael (8.8)
A wonderful family experience
Mrs Tauscher (10.0)
We had a very chilled out week with lots to do and a wonderful, cosy tent to stay in. The children loved it. Andrew, Kerry and Miriam made us feel very welcome. Such a great week had by all. The farm was so peaceful with a great barn set up for the children to let off some steam and also gave them a chance to spend some time with the little family of goats which they have on the farm. We also managed to meet their new pet pig Truffles who our son loved to call Mr Sniffles. She arrived the day before we left. While at the farm we went for the pizza night which was delicious. I have some food intolerances and Kerry and Andrew catered so well for me. We also opted for the stew for the first evening which was delicious and a real welcoming for when we arrived. It is the first season for this farm and I think they have set up a real gem of a place. We hope to visit again. It has been the hight light of our children's school holidays. Devon is a wonderful place to visit too.
Mrs Fraser (10.0)
The farm is in a great location, peaceful with lovely views and sunsets yet convenient for the many local beaches and other attractions. Andrew and Kelly were very welcoming, we loved the shower! Pizza night was great fun with lovely pizzas.
Mrs. Montero (10.0)
Wonderful! The cupboard bed was a bit hit with the kids as were all the animals
Mrs Smalley (10.0)
We loved both the location and the welcome at Featherdown Ilfracombe. The farm was lovely and the hospitality by Andrew & Kelly really thoughtful. We'll be back - thank you!
Mrs Farrell (10.0)
Great, we love woolacombe
Mrs Naylor (8.8)
We had an amazing time at Ilfracombe Farm and it was a perfect place to get away from it all. Our kids loved the tent, the bunk beds, the chickens and the play barn. We loved the peace and quiet, the simplicity, and the fact that we were only 10 minutes from the coast. We would definitely like to return one day!
Mrs. Guest (10.0)
Andrew is the 5th generation ‘Baker’ to be farming here, and lives on the farm with wife Kelly and children Alfie, Jake, Evie, Noah and Immie. The farm was in dairy production until 1982, and has since been taking in young beef and dairy cattle for the summer and sheep in for the winter. The family can't wait to welcome you!
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