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Rated with 9(195 Reviews)
You will be staying with the Gorsts, John and Barbara whose family have been farming the land here in the village of Dolphinholme in Lancashire since after the Second World War. It used to be a goat farm, but they now focus on free range eggs sold to supermarkets around the country. There are sheep, horses, a belted Galloway cow named Isla, two pygmy goats, seven dogs and two cats to greet you on arrival. John and Barbara are happy to answer your questions about farming at any time during your stay at Dolphinholme, the ideal spot for a family holiday in Lancashire.
Dophinholme makes an ideal base for the Lake District National Park, just a 45 minute drive away, the Yorkshire Dales too. Braedens Pony Trekking Centre just down the road is a big hit with riders, young and old and many find the bright lights of Blackpool hard to resist. Ingleton has caves, a waterfall and outdoor pool for families whilst the Wild Boar Park has meerkats and birds of prey ready for a fun day out. Foodies will delight in renowned restaurants like the Inn at Whitewell whilst you can also eat well at the Fleece and the Bay Horse close by the farm.
You can let your imagination run riot as this farm is a fantastic natural playground for young and old whilst the more adventurous can explore the farm’s deciduous woodland, which provides ample opportunities for den-building. There is also a dedicated indoor play area with a trampoline with a nearby zipwire. Could there be a better spot for a family holiday in Lancashire?
If you fancy a swim during the sunny days, the river Wyre runs through the farm, at your own risk of course, otherwise head for the coast, a 20 minute drive away. There is no honesty shop on site but the Fleece pub in the village had one in 2021. Fire up the pizza oven when you like for that DIY pizzeria look before retiring to your comfy Feather Down bed.
What animals will you find on this farm?
Hot tub available
Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower
Hot tub available
Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower
Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower
Including wood for the wood-burning stove
Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items
Going without electricity is our greatest luxury
Meet your hosts
We are the Gorst family and we've farmed here for over 70 years. Father and son, John and Mark, farm in partnership with Barbara and you'll receive a warm welcome from us all on arrival at Forest of Bowland.
Welcome to our chicken farm, where we offer a fantastic natural playground for young and old alike.
James McFarlane McFarlane
It was a lovely setting but the place itself was very run down. We were promised a power supply before we went but that didn’t appear. I emailed the site on 2nd day but got no response. On arrival we were greeted by a woman who told us which tent we were in and said she would come down later to explain stuff - this never happened. We had a few questions so I ventured down to see if I could find the woman but didn’t see her again all holiday. It was more camping than glamping. Slightly disappointed with the lack of engagement.
Mr and Mrs Crowhurst
Was not as described on the website, the facilities were very basic, we booked this break for our daughters 10 birthday and she was very excited about being on a farm as she loves animals, there were no animals, the website states that you can get free range eggs, this was not a service that was available. The indoor play area was scruffy and had no hale bales (again as advertised) and the back of it looked like a car boot sale. There was only 1 zip wire, not 2 as advertised. There was no information given about the orienteering course. We were pointed towards the small sandy beach, no mention was made of the canoe which again was advertised as "activities at the location". No dishwashing supplies were supplied in the "kitchen set", the hot tub took 24 hours to heat, the floors were dirty as were the plates & cutlery