Beautiful service, before and during our stay; lovely site with play equipment, loved the personal touches i.e. farm tour and hot tub and it all felt clean and safe. Nothing was too much trouble.
Our holiday on Balnab farm was full of wonderful experiences…a return to a simpler life where we watched our son play until the sun went down, make friends, run free and experience amazing new things. We will be back.The beds are lovely and comfy, the tents are clean and nicely finished and the outdoor private shower is a lovely experience. Taking a camping stove is really helpful in terms of heating water and food through more easily than on the log burner.Gavin the farmer was so kind and attentive to our farm loving little boy, he listened and explained all the answers to his many questions…and the opportunities for hands on experiences (calf feeding, goat feeding, tractor ride/meet the herd) were wonderful!
We absolutely loved our stay , from feeding the goats to having a play in the Ket it was a brilliant family weekend away.
Lovely few days away. Great spot for exploring Galloway.
I think the £30 late arrival and departure fee feels a bit uneccesssary as it goes against the welcoming feel that a family run farm generates.
I also think that wood should be free.
A wonderful break in an atmospheric canvas cabin, great for kids, super comfy beds, and the hosts were welcoming and very accommodating. Our son really loved the farm experiences especially feeding the calves.
Relaxing and great for kids
A fantastic outdoor experience
What a weekend!! From the moment we were met by the lovely, smiley Cloe to when we left everything was great! Kids (14,13 and 9) LOVED it. Dog was beside herself with joy (who knew dogs and goat can actually play together??!). And husband and I are now looking at when we can go back. The Vance family are just amazing- it takes some super human strength to run dairy farm, campsite, shop, have 8!! Children all while keeping a smile on their faces. Nothing is too much trouble- when something malfunctioned in the tent it was fixed within minutes. We fed calves and goats, played on our own play park complete with hay bales and tractor, played football, drank “home” produced milkshakes, hung out with the horses, cows, goats and pigs that are literally outside your tent, BBQed and visited the gorgeous surroundings. Oh. And the sun shone!Basically- book this now. You will love it!
We loved it. The children loved it so much they wanted to stay for always
Family of four, 2 kids. I was apprehensive with no electricity and no wifi - how would they cope! We had the best time. There was something so special about going back to the basics but still having comforts such as comfy beds, cooking facilities, toilet etc. the kids loved the animals and now want goats as pets. They made friends and had a ball playing at the play area. The farm tour and feed the calves was fab. There is so much close by as well, we did the chocolate factory and visited the mull of Galloway lighthouse . It really was a special holiday ad we have made memories to last a lifetime - thank you x
We had a wonderful stay at Balnab farm from 25th to 28th July. We could not have been made any more welcome by Chloe and Gavin, their son joe, or their lovely daughters who were happy to play with the visiting kids. The whole family were happy to share their place with us, answer any questions, sort any issues and it was really special.The farm is perfectly situated to explore the isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbright, and further.The tents are comfortable and well equipped and you feel close to nature but with most of the comforts of home. We loved the oil lamps and wood stove which were all set up (more oil and wicks available in honesty shop).
We brought our own gas stove which was handy for boiling water for coffee. We had glorious weather but the tents are big enough should the weather confine you to barracks. A power bank is handy for charging phones and check all the info for handy things right remember like lighters, torches and hey fever tablets. The private outdoor showers have a great view and the buckets that form the shower head are so quirky (they continue to pour after you turn off so make sure you turn tap right to close).Our 9 year old (and us) loved the animal pens which are opposite the tents and house calves, goats, pigs and ponies.
We loved occasional visits from the farm dogs bonnie and Flo. And Bernie the goat who liked to go a wander.The activities like feeding the animals, the tractor ride, pony ride and hot tub were worth the extra fee and really enhanced the experience.Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the wonderful Vances. Lots of happy memories made.
Fun, unique and with amazing hosts on hand at every turn. Such a lovely family who shared so much of their knowledge about the farm. Can’t thank them enough x
Best family holiday ever ☺️☺️☺️
Great break away with 2 young kids. Cosy and comfortable tents and plenty of space for the little ones to roam free, feed the animals and play on the tractor.
We had an absolutely brilliant time at Balnab Farm. The kids loved everything from the animals to the play area to the tractor rides. We all thought the accommodation was amazing, and Chloe, Gavin and their family were such great hosts. 10/10 - lots of special memories made!!
great for kids and adults
My son who’s 6yrs old rated it as a 10.5 which says it all!
Relaxing and refreshing (parents), fun and amazing (kids)! We were made very welcome and had a great week.
Refreshing and relaxing break in a fantastic part of Scotland. Lots for kids to do and everything you might need is provided for. Totally recommend the breakfast box!
Balnab was our best Featherdown experience yet. Wonderful location and lovely hosts. We were able to relax whilst our children played in the hay, fed the animals and made new friends. Will definitely be back!
Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. Definitely made some fantastic family memories this weekend. The set up is amazing. I felt I could totally relax and let the kids run free. They loved getting to feed the animals and their ride on the tractor. The tents were superb and had everything we we needed. We will all be recommending balnab farm to our friends and family
Great fun on the site for families, the 24 hour access to the farm animals was a brilliant surprise. Kids loved the hay slide & playpark.
An opportunity for our children to connect with nature, make new friends, play safely outdoors , experience fresh air and sunshine in abundance and for our family to spend time together appreciating farm life and country living. Was just magical and the level of comfort and style made for a terrifically enjoyable few nights spent sleeping under the stars. Can’t rate it highly enough!!!!
Brilliant family holiday
Idyllic! A perfect family holiday . Chloe and Gavin were brilliant hosts
Authentic child friendly farm experience. Our 6 year old just had the best time playing with the other children on the hay bails and running around with pigmy goats.
Chloe, Gavin and their family made us feel very welcome and at ease. Any questions or issues were quickly addressed.
We highly recommend it for families with children.