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Hidcote Manor Farm

Gloucestershire, Chipping Campden

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Rated with 9.2

(125 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with John

Within easy reach of both London and Birmingham, lovers of the Cotswolds will find Hidcote Manor Farm irresistible. It is a National Trust farm along with Hidcote Manor Gardens next door. You will be staying with John Righton and his family, who have farmed there since 1942. This 300-acre farm is devoted to both arable and pasture, where the 450 breeding sheep graze in what must be the ideal spot for a family holiday in the Cotswolds.

Explore the Cotswolds

Your tents are just a stone’s throw away from one of England’s most iconic honey-coloured limestone hamlets, Chipping Campden, home of the Arts and Crafts movement, just a four-mile footpath walk away. Broadway village, ‘the jewel of the Cotswolds’, is a little further off by car as is Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and a must for theatre lovers everywhere. There can't be a better place for a family holiday in the Cotswolds than Feather Down's Hidcote Manor.

What to do at Hidcote Manor

Stroll around the farm’s garden and watch skylarks, lapwings, and finches at work. After that, you should try Hidcote Manor Garden itself and its riot of colour. Come and say hi to the lambs in spring and help with the bottle feeding. You can catch a glimpse of the badgers that roam around the farm during the summer evenings if you’re quiet enough. End the day by playing some games around the candlelight and enjoy a good night’s sleep in your comfy beds.

What can you expect?

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    Private shower

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    Dogs not allowed

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

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What our guests like

  • ✓ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • ✓ Play area
  • ✓ Breathtaking view
  • ✓ Spring lambing
  • ✓ Close to Birmingham
  • ✓ National trust garden
  • ✓ Wildlife haven

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

Check A unique experience
Check Back to basics
Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

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Going without electricity is our greatest luxury

Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer. But you don’t wait till then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about what goes on at the farm at any time.

The farm shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

Meet your hosts

John

Welcome to Hidcote Manor in the beautiful Cotwolds. The Righton family have farmed here since 1942.

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The gardens at Hidcote Manor are well worth a visit and you will have free entry to them during your stay with us.
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Nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon

Chipping Campden

Broadway

Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat farm shop

What do our guests think?

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9.2

Mr Barnes

23/08/2021

Very relaxing

8.8

Mr Hutchinson

02/08/2021

We had a fantastic few days enjoying life on a farm in a lovely part of the Cotswolds. The facilities were excellent and our host was welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Lots to do in the local area with lovely pubs for an evening meal. The kids enjoyed collecting fresh eggs in the morning. We will definitely be back!

10

Mrs Newson

23/07/2021

Lovely setting but dirty tents a real shame

6.3

Mr White

23/07/2021

It wouldn’t take much effort to remove the bird poo. You can’t put your rubbish in the bin without touching bird poo. There was even bird poo in the laundry bag.

7.5

mrs Hills

11/06/2021

Just wonderful. We had the best time. The farm and area was idyllic. Tents and camping area fabulous.

10

Mrs. Stephens

28/05/2021

A wonderful break from social distancing and face masks!

10

Ms Edwards

28/05/2021

Peaceful and relaxing

10

Mr Rehman

14/05/2021

Very pleasant and calming

10

Mrs Horrocks

12/04/2021

Lovely

10

Mr Webber

18/09/2020

Made the best of poorly maintained facilities.

6.3

Miss Webb

07/09/2020

Great tents tucked away in one of the most picturesque areas of the Cotswolds

10

Mrs Mccamphill

28/08/2020

A great stay! Beautiful area, quiet location.

8.8

Mrs Evans

31/07/2020

Really magical family time

7.5

Mr Power

27/07/2020

Hidcote farm is set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds. It is set within rolling hills with quilted farmland, there are many walks and wonderful little villages with bags of character. The facilities were first rate and Farmer John was very helpful and had clearly spent a lot of time organizing a Covid compliant holiday for us. We felt very safe and relaxed in the Natural setting. We had a birthday meal at the Kings Arms in Mickleton , the food was excellent and even kept a fussy Vegan happy. A beautiful part of the world , we look forward to a return visit. Thank you Farmer John and Family.

10

Mrs Johnson

10/07/2020

Great location and beautiful scenery

7.5

Mrs Christiansen

16/08/2019

So relaxing and fun. A weekend getting back to basics - with a little luxury thrown in!

8.8

Mrs Marshall

16/08/2019

What a fantastic few days. The perfect place to get back to basics - outdoor cooking, candles & oil lamps in beautiful surroundings. John gave us a very warm welcome & we were greeted every morning by a few roaming lambs as well as a daily visit to see the horses, chickens & ducks.

10

Dr. Ambrose

16/08/2019

Beautiful rural experience!

8.8

Dr Haines

09/08/2019

Blissful - a lovely few family days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. The tents are amazingly sturdy and weather proof. Manage to weather the storms warm and cosy. The Hidcote Manor gardens are stunning and we enjoyed playing a game of tennis there.

10

Dr Byrne

05/08/2019

Brilliant fun. Scrambled eggs every day from freshly laid eggs! Relaxing despite the rain and the kids didn’t want to leave! X

10

Mrs. Hayward

02/08/2019

We have been holidaying with Feather Down Farms for 7 years and return year after year as we are guaranteed exceptional service from the farmers, beautiful quiet locations and good facilities for children and adults. Unfortunately, our friends in neighbouring tents and our family felt that this particular Feather Down experience didn’t hit the expectations we had hoped for. On arriving, we realised that there was no farm tour on offer like other farms we have visited. The farm is located in a spectacular part of the Cotswolds with breathtaking views. However, the tents are located at the very bottom of the one field with no views. It is quite a trudge with a wheelbarrow full of your luggage to get to the tents. There is no offer of a way through using a vehicle for those who aren’t able to push a wheelbarrow up the steep hill. We were told on arrival that there was no farm shop (as advertised), and that we’d have to drive to the local shop to get food or necessities. We were hoping for a car free holiday... The tents were ill equipped; blunt knives, not enough cutlery v 12 egg cups! Between the tents we had to sort our equipment out between us. Our toilet wasn’t working on arrival and we cleaned the communal area before we moved in. We left the bird’s nest! We always enjoy the pizza night, but unfortunately this one was a case of the farmer turning up, lighting the oven and saying ‘over to you’. On departing there wasn’t even a good bye from the farmer for us or our fellow campers. We would definitely visit the Cotswolds again, but avoid this farm.

3.8

Mrs Currimjee

27/05/2019

8.8

Mrs Willis

28/09/2018

Amazing way of getting away from it all, enjoying idyllic scenery and experiencing a new and fun adventure. Made a very memorable weekend for a special birthday celebration. Thank you to farmer John Righton for being so welcoming and lighting the pizza oven for us!

10

Mr Logan

27/08/2018

Really lovely break in the country

10

Ms. Castle

10/08/2018

Hidcote was beautiful and the owner John was very friendly and happy to share info about Lovely family walks we could do on our stay.

8.8

MR BARNETT

06/08/2018

We really enjoyed the experience - farmer John is very nice. We have stayed there twice now and would suggest the following 1) put a sign on the electric fence - our two year old touched it and was hurt 2) add a plank of wood to the boggy area you walk through to stop buggies and luggage getting wet and make it easier to access the accommodation 3) cleanliness of hut could be improved - evidence of previous occupiers was in tent 4) honestly shop fairly barren - it could be an opportunity to make money and would benefit customers

8.8

Mrs Stafford

27/07/2018

It was quite challenging initially not having any electricity and not being able to park car next to our accommodation but these things did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the weekend stay.

8.8

Ms Rowe

15/06/2018

A perfect \'get away from it all\' experience.

10

MRs Wheeler

01/06/2018

A relaxing and fun weekend with friends and family. Life slowed down.

10

mrs moore

18/05/2018

Amazing location with just the right amount of amenities for a very comfortable stay.

10

Mrs Soady

25/08/2017

We had an absolutely amazing few days on the farm! John was so accommodating, the countryside was beautiful and the peaceful and the cabins were much more comfortable than expected!

10

Mr Sengupta

14/07/2017

An absolute delight. All the fun of camping but none of the hassle setting it up.

10

Mrs Qadri

26/06/2017

Right to the basics of camping with luxury of cosy beds and flushing toilet!

8.8

Mrs Eagles

23/06/2017

A great experience overall. The location is stunning and but hand lodges are well stocked with utensils. Unfortunately the shower was cold which was very disappointing as the shower was the reason we paid extra for the frills lodge. Wish I hadn't told the children they would be collecting eggs for their breakfast as there were no eggs and the young children were very disappointed!!

8.8

Mrs Limbert

23/06/2017

Great, we loved it. The only disappointment was no hot water in our shower for entire weekend. We had paid for a frills tent with hot shower but we could not use this facility. The farmer was very apologetic but we do feel as if we paid for a luxury we did not receive.

8.8

Mr. Meehan

09/06/2017

Friendly farmer, fantastic tents, amazing adventures for the kids, relaxing time for the parents in wonderful surroundings. We will be going back!

10

Mrs. Tuohy

05/05/2017

Another wonderful Featherdown experience. Hidcote is a gem. John is a wonderful host - very warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble.

10

Mr Deacon

28/04/2017

For the amount it cost we were very disappointed with extra payments. Thought it was overpriced. It would have been a far better experience had the weather been kinder. Not something we would wish to do again.

7.5

Mrs. Partis

30/08/2016

Amazing! We all had an amazing time at Hidcote Manor Farm - what a wonderful place! fabulous tent in the middle of a field full of grazing sheep! such a wonderful contrast to home life! - Tents perfectly appointed and lovely comfortable beds and cosy duvets. We all enjoyed the great outdoors and making our morning brew on the outdoor stove! - the children enjoyed their morning rummage through the straw searching for fresh eggs at the hen coop and feeding the sheep was brilliant too. Fabulous touches like the pizza oven made it a great three nights on the farm! we will be back! Rachael. Matt. Noah(5) Isaac (3) Xanthe (1)

10

Mevr. Sleigh

22/08/2016

We had a fantastic time at Hidcote Farm, the tent was great the welcome was warm and everything we needed was at our disposal. The beds were comfy and warm and my children absolutely loved the freedom of running around and checking for eggs and feeding the sheep. The Hidcote gardens were nearby and were beautiful to walk round too. Farmer John was lovely and made sure our stay was everything we hoped it would be.

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