… is incredibly spacious and comfortable. The interior evokes the idyllic country life of times gone by.
The Feather Down tent is equipped for up to 6 people (maximum 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years), although there is a group tent that sleeps 10 people. Links to all the variations can be found below, but in each one you will find: glasses, cups, mugs, plates, cutlery, kitchen knives, chopping-boards, scissors, a coffee grinder, pans, cooking and baking equipment and serving spoons. You do not have to bring anything from home – it’s all provided.
Your sleeping quarters are:
Made of thick, protective canvas, our tents keep the warmth in without shutting the sounds of nature out. After a comfortable, curative sleep, you greet the day feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Our tents are cosy, calm places to start the day. From the moment you begin to stir, you’ll feel a sense of time and space – time to take it slow, space to let the day unfold. This is just the beginning of your rural retreat.
Soon you’ll be witnessing the passion our farmers and country estate owners have for tending to their livestock and produce. As all our guests find they do, you’ll slow your pace, and become familiar with a gentler, less hasty way of life.
Jumping out of bed to fire up the stove; unzipping and rolling up the front of the tent to let the view in; laying the table for your family feast; collecting eggs from the Chicken Coop; a trip to the Honesty Shop for bacon and milk… No gear to get into, no buses to catch, no school gate to be at. The day’s start is simply about the gathering, the cooking and the eating of breakfast, together.
Whatever the season, when the day draws to a close and the candles are lit, a warm, fireside feeling fills our tents. The stove is stoked, and its soft radiance creates long shadows and a cosy glow.
At home, switching off at the day’s end isn’t easy. But with us the long evenings are spent lingering over supper, having good conversations, gathering together to play games, or relaxing with a book. Without the distractions of TV and late night emails, the focus is on time spent together.
An evening amble is the last of the day’s simple pleasures and many of our farms are set so deep in the countryside that the sky is extra inky, meaning the stars are extra twinkly.
The evenings with Feather Down Farms are just like the old days, meant for night-time stories and conversations.
You can take the oil lamps outside to enjoy a glass of wine, each other’s company and the most fantastic starry sky you can imagine.
Below are all the Feather Down accommodations to be found on our farms and Collection locations. Each has a flushing toilet, and in the Canvas Frills lodge the hot shower is within your own en suite. If your desired accommodation doesn’t have its own shower within, it will always feature a private shower or a shower building with all modern conveniences close by. Click your desired accommodation to learn more about an outstanding holiday location.
Please note that check-in is between 16.00 and 18.00, and check-out is between 10.00 and 11.00. If you’re arriving later than 18.30, get in touch with the farmer. If you arrive later than 21:00 the farmer may add £30 to your invoice.