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Hollings Hill Farm

Herefordshire, Malvern

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Rated with 9.5

(183 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Faye and Austin

Discover Hollings Hill in Herefordshire, one of the original tried and tested Feather Downs and much loved by journalists. The Daily Express being the last to give the farm a great write-up in 2021. Only an hour’s drive from Birmingham, the farm is the ideal spot for a family holiday & glamping in the Malvern Hills. There are Holstein-Friesian cows, ponies and chickens who will be there to welcome you, alongside Austin and Faye and their four children. One of them, Freddie has a small flock of ewes that lamb in April around Easter.

Explore the Malverns

If you’re looking for an active holiday, there are plenty of things to do beyond Hollings Hill farm, including walking and biking. There are also visits to spectacular sites like Great Malvern Priory or Eastnor Castle, and to the town of Malvern itself with its famous spring water and shops selling antiques, arts and crafts, and old books. The view from the top of the Malverns across the Wye Valley and over to the Cotswolds is rated one of the best in England. There is also Ledbury, the local market town which is the place to head for independent gift shops, cafes and antiques or head to Tenbury Wells and Upton Upon Severn, all just a short distance from your holiday in Herefordshire.

What to do at Hollings Hill

Why not come and watch the cows being milked? The whole Knowles family is looking forward to giving you an insight into the way they farm here, and from the moment you arrive, they’ll see to it that you are well looked after. During your stay, you’ll have unlimited use of the stew pot, paying only for ingredients from the newly-built honesty shop. As well as wood-burning stoves in each canvas hideaway, there is a rustic outdoor AGA-style cooker for relaxed al fresco meals before you turn in for the night with your comfortable bed. If you want some added luxury, there's one hot tub available to book (additional cost) next to one of the canvas hideaways (subject to availability). There's nowhere better for a family holiday in the Malvern Hills.

What can you expect?

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Private shower

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    Cannot accept dogs

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    Farm tour

What animals will you find on this farm?

Sheep

Lambs

Ponies

Cows

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 4 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ Close to Birmingham
  • ✓ View cow milking
  • ✓ Hot tub
  • ✓ Communal tent for gatherings

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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove (1 pack per day)

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

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    Private showers

What do our guests think?

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9.5

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07/06/2024

Fantastic weekend with friends

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23/10/2023

Perfect location to relax and recharge - fantastic place for the family to just be together

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Mr Jones

20/10/2023

A unique experience in the British countryside, the perfect digital detox!

8.8

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20/10/2023

Our accommodation was beautiful. Hollings Hill was a lovely location and having the farm animals on our doorstep was amazing. The hosts were great and gave us a lovely farm tour where we learnt about the farm operations. Faye was so welcoming and gave us some great local advice on where to go. Going back to basics was a great experience and we all loved having fires to tend to and the cosy atmosphere of candle light in the evenings Our only downside was that we had paid for a hot tub and couldn’t get this to heat effectively so we missed out on that part of our experience

8.8

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Mrs Carter

15/09/2023

We had a wonderful stay at Faye and Austin's farm. The safari style tents were comfortable and cosy and we loved being off grid but still enjoying having a hot shower! The field was perfect for our feral gang of kids to run around and the personal farm tour was such a highlight.

10

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Mr Harrison

04/08/2023

Going back to basics (+hot tub!) really helped us switch off and unwind when we got into the swing of things. The tent came really well equipped and we soon got used to the simple life. Our toddler loved waking up on the farm and trying to identify the animal and tractor noises.

8.8

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Mrs Squire

05/05/2023

The perfect get-away for a group of families - so much fun to be had!

10

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Mrs Brian

28/04/2023

Wonderful location, excellent hosts

10

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Mr Wright

07/04/2023

Lovely break for all, especially the highs and lows of lambing! Fantastic host and incredible hot tub.

10

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fam. jensen

03/04/2023

We loved it - our first time staying at a Featherdown Farm. The kids had so much fun. We will definitely do it again.

8.8

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Mr Holmes

24/10/2022

A warm welcome awaits from Faye, Austin and family. Back to basics, somewhere to unwind and relax away from it all.

10

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Mrs Shoesmith

17/06/2022

Memorable

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Mrs Woodward

10/06/2022

The whole experience was fantastic, the hosts were above and beyond friendly and helpful and clearly loved making their guests happy. The whole family were enthusiastic including their wonderful children. It’s definitely worth a visit especially if you are happy letting young children roam around this beautiful site to meet and play with other children. Make sure you book a hot tub it’s a lovely treat and stays warm until the next morning so you can sit and watch the sunrise.

10

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Ms Wrigley

10/06/2022

Amazing

10

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Mrs Sewell

10/06/2022

Amazing experience

10

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Miss Lally

30/05/2022

Lovely rural retreat

8.8

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Mrs Smith

20/05/2022

Amazing place, fantastic hosts and can't wait to do it again.

8.8

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Mrs Cropper

29/04/2022

Great place, we all had a ball. Bring extra camping chairs if a big group, matches, torches, bed socks, waterproof shoes & a gas stove. Stayed late April and was zero degrees overnight but we were warm enough! Get your stove on straight away as your first job on arrival! Farm tour was amazing. Great spot - amazing views. Farm shop had ‘some’ stock - tricky in early season as not many guests in yet to stock much fresh stuff but we bought with us what we needed anyway. Pizza oven worked a treat. Faye & Grace were brilliant. Hot tubs super hot! Showers good. Very clean. Only comment is grass was a tad long! We will be back

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Mr Browne

31/12/2021

beautiful site, relaxing times especially with the hub tub which was a real treat

10

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miss spearing

25/10/2021

Lovely experience

10

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Mr Bearman

03/09/2021

Fantastic stay. Wonderful hosts and the kids loved it. Great adventure

8.8

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Miss Dalebo

31/08/2021

Amazing

10

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Mr. Holmes

27/08/2021

Relaxing - amazing hosts

10

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Mrs Murray

20/08/2021

It was an amazing experience being on a working farm. The kids especially loved it, playing with the chickens and touring the dairy. They really want to come again. The owner Faye was lovely. The only downside was the cockerels that started at 4am and were so close to the tents impossible to sleep through. Otherwise it would have been perfect.

8.8

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Mrs Foster

13/08/2021

This is our third year at Featherdown and each farm offers a unique, fun filled glamping experience. Farm tours, pizza evenings, toasting marshmallows on campfires to name just a few of the fun activities we did and just enjoying the outdoors with friends. 5 stars!

10

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Mrs Kitchin

09/08/2021

So lovely! Chickens in our field and the hot tubs were great

10

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Mr Winter

06/08/2021

A wonderful, wholesome experience. Reconnected with nature and enjoyable family time. The log cabin was perfect, had everything we needed, was comfortable and clean.

10

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Ms Finney

02/08/2021

We had such a lovely time. The tents are beautiful as are the views, the beds are comfy and we were made to feel really welcome on the farm.

10

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Ms Browning

05/07/2021

Beautiful, peaceful location. The hosts were really lovely and welcoming. The log cabin was very comfortable with plenty of space. The Hot Tub takes a while to warm up but definitely worth the wait. Amazing walks in the Malvern Hills and the town of Malvern is a must see.

10

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Mrs Aggarwal

11/06/2021

Our stay at Hollingshill was amazing! Everything from the lodge, shower facilities, hot tub, pizza oven was perfect. The location is lovely and the staff are so helpful! Thank you!

10

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Mrs. Deller

31/05/2021

Very involved with the animals and family on the farm

10

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Mrs Goldenberg-Shove

31/05/2021

The wonders of camping made simple and super comfy!

10

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Mrs Green

26/10/2020

It was the perfect break away from it all! Fantastic location for walking the Malvern hills. We received a warm and friendly greeting by Faye and her lovely children on arrival. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed. We spent the days walking the hills and the autumnal evenings sat around the log fire by candle light playing board games. The most relaxing way to spend quality time together as a family!

10

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Mrs Bigwood

26/10/2020

Fay and Austin are the perfect hosts , we were made so welcome , and nothing was too much trouble

10

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Mr Kelly

26/10/2020

Relaxing

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Mrs Clark

23/10/2020

Fantastic location, tent very equipped. Hosts very welcoming

10

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Mrs Cooper

09/10/2020

Back to basics and a great experience, Faye our host was just amazing and so helpful and kind

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Mrs Coombs

25/09/2020

We went as a group of four for a short, relaxing break and that’s what we got! We were instantly made to feel welcome by the whole family and we were even given a tour of Freddie’s bird collection which was very interesting and really kind of him! Hollings Hill is a working farm with all the comings and goings as you’d expect - the safari tents are well equipped but with no electricity so we had lots of fun lighting candles and fires for the hot tub and cooking. One tip is to take a flask so you can have a hot drink first thing whilst waiting for the stove to fire up. Beds are comfy and surprisingly warm. This is a ‘back to basics’ break and we found that we really relaxed properly due to this. Thanks for having us, we can’t wait to come back!

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Mrs Williams-Cook

11/09/2020

A relaxing family holiday where we spent quality time together. The kids roamed freely and safely, we enjoyed time in the hot tub, the views, board games and going back to basics without electricity. My 3 and 6 year old loved it, we'll definitely return.

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Meet your hosts

Faye and Austin

We are Faye and Austin and we live here with our four children Grace, Alice, George & Freddie. You’ll get fantastic views of the Malvern from the farm and the Cotswolds aren’t far away either.

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Come and meet our ponies and lots of other farm animals.
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Woodfired Pizza in pizza oven

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Pizza night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street

Boer

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Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer during your stay, but you don’t have to wait until then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about farm life at any time.

Hollings Hill honesty shop stock on shelves

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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.

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Group takeover weekend

Take exclusive use of the whole campsite at Hollings Hill farm for you and your friends & family. Enjoy the freedom to roam and create treasured memories with a group glamping experience.

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