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Midgham Farm

Hampshire, New Forest

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Rated with 9.3

(357 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Sammy and Henry

You will be staying on the farm with wonderful hosts, Sammy and Henry, an ideal spot for a family holiday in the New Forest. Their woodland has been a part of the Sykes family since 1790. The farm is home to the Chiddock Pony Stud Farm but you will meet other animals like sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chicken, sheep and cows. Relax in our spacious tents and log cabins spread out on the forest floor – after all, in 2021 the Irish News described Midgham as the ideal spot for a digital detox.

Explore your New Forest surroundings

All the charms of the New Forest are on your doorstep when you stay at Midgham. It’s a place of idyllic glades, ancient woodland and open moors where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free. Should you tire of nature then just 10 minutes away is the New Forest Water Park and Somerley House where you'll find all manner of fairs, activities and festivals, something for all ages.

Feeling adventurous? Visit the Go Ape tree-top trail (9 miles away) and Moors Valley Country Park (5 miles). To complete your adventure, visit the medieval city of Salisbury and Stonehenge to get a glimpse of our Neolithic past.

What to do at Midgham Farm

An abundance of activities will keep you occupied during your stay at Midgham. They range from rope swings, sand pits, fly fishing (between 15 April and 30 September), coarse fishing (15 June to 15 March), archery, axe throwing, swimming or paddling in the nearby legendary Hampshire Avon. The farm welcomes new arrivals every spring so children can help out with the newborns and really get a feel for life on the farm - bottle feeding the lambs always goes down a treat!

At the end of the day, gather round one of the four campfires, roast marshmallows and share your farm adventures before retiring exhausted but happy to your comfy bed.

What can you expect?

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    Dogs allowed

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

Chickens

Goats

Lambs

Guinea pigs

Ponies

Pigs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ campfires
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ National Park
  • ✓ Play area
  • ✓ Near river
  • ✓ Close to forest
  • ✓ Rope swings

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

5f8ffa1e3f70e cabin

Log cabin

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

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Check Live in nature
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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

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

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.

Options during your stay

Farmers Stew
Farmers Stew
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You will receive the recipe, ingredients and cooking utensils to prepare a delicious Farmers Stew at your tent, enough for 4-6 people.

Pets
Pets
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Bring your dog along. A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs per lodge. The price is per dog, per night.
Please note: You are required to keep your dog on a leash while on the campsite

Meet your hosts

Sammy and Henry

We are Henry and Sammy Sykes, and we live here with our son Oliver and daughter Ella, as well as our dogs, ponies and a whole host of other animals.

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Come to Midgham if you seek a woodland setting for your holiday close to the New Forest
Midgham

Nearby

The New Forest

Stonehenge

Salisbury

New Forest Water Park

Go Ape

What do our guests think?

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9.3

Mrs Pepperell

29/10/2021

What an incredible place me and my family and friends had such an adventure what an amazing experience thank you very much midgham farm

10

Mrs Philpott

25/10/2021

Great family fun

10

Mrs lucas

22/10/2021

A return to nature

10

Mrs Viggiani

22/10/2021

Another brilliant Featherdown experience, kids loved exploring the woods and feeding the animals while we relaxed. Will definitely be back!

10

Ms Childerhouse

15/10/2021

It was lovely to be with my family and our location in the woods was beautiful, but my mattress was hard and uncomfortable, there were only 2 showers and one didn’t work. I also think the log burning stove could have been bigger.

7.5

Mrs Gillespie

01/10/2021

What an amazing stay !

10

Mrs. Quantrell

24/09/2021

Amazing fun, really warm and cozy. No WiFi, family games and talking!!

10

Mrs Britten

16/08/2021

The best Featherdown stay so far

10

Ms Bokenham

13/08/2021

Wonderful to escape to the countryside and for the children to be 'free range kids' for a few days. As a parent I'm always concerned about how much time my children spend on screens so it was brilliant to see them having so much fun in the fresh air and never once asking for screen time.

8.8

Mrs Grindley

09/08/2021

A truly amazing experience. A huge thankyou to Vikki she was a real help.

10

Mrs Hughes

30/07/2021

We loved the seclusion of the two cabins. The set up was the usual excellent quality we expect from Featherdown.

10

Ms. Clement

23/07/2021

Fabulous escape from the real world. The kids absolutely love exploring, feeding the animals, playing on the swings and of course the marshmallow roasting. And if the kids are happy, the adults can relax and enjoy themselves.

8.8

Ms. Maclaverty

25/06/2021

This was our third visit to Midgham and as always it was just wonderful. Sammy and her family are so welcoming and helpful; the tents are in the most idyllic spot with plenty of room for the kids to explore and run wild; there is an easy walk into Fordingbridge with pubs and playground and river to splash in, and you can easily reach the river from the farm where we spent a lovely ,morning wild swimming and fishing. We have visited a LOT of Featherdowns but keep coming back to Midgham because whatever the weather, it really does have something for everyone. We have already recommended friends and if you're thinking of booking then don't hesitate, you will have a brilliant time. We will definitely be back!!

10

mrs Gowland-Smith

18/06/2021

A wonderful glamping experience with all our needs catered for.

8.8

Mrs. Gates

11/06/2021

A fantastic back to basics weekend away where children can play like they should and the grown ups can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

10

Mrs Hindell

31/05/2021

Great location for younger children with the animals and older children to river swim.

8.8

Mr Clarke

28/05/2021

Perfect

10

Mr Bourke

07/05/2021

A wonderful getaway in beautiful surroundings, friendly staff, friendly farm animals in a cosy warm cabin made even cosier inside when the weather turned and the rain came down

10

Mrs Williams

07/05/2021

blissful!

10

Mrs Alston

23/04/2021

Lovely setting in the woods, made a nice change to the usual settings we’ve had at other farms. Log cabin was cosy and spacious.

10

Mr Campbell

30/10/2020

We had a fantastic Halloween break. Pumpkins and sweets supplied and a spooky time in the woods. Going to book up for the Easter break. Top Mark's to Sammy.?

8.8

Ms. Richardson

09/10/2020

Perfectly relaxing and enjoyable!

10

Ms Bettles

09/10/2020

Was so nice to be so close to nature with still the comforts of home, we truly loved our stay.

10

Mrs Pettigrew-Hextall

02/10/2020

Great family adventure in the pines

8.8

Mrs Perkins

02/10/2020

Despite the weather being awful our stay in one of the log cabins was brilliant, the whole experience was a great, we had a 4 and 7 year old who thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.

10

Mrs Harrison

25/09/2020

Brilliant - Grandchildren just loved the diggers, sandpits, climbing ropes and swings. Home made pizzas in the pizza oven was a great success, and they enjoyed making the farmers stew. Only downside was it had to be cooked indoors as it couldnt be fixed to the tripod to cook outdoors.

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Ms Clarke

21/09/2020

Totally different experience

8.8

Mrs Sinclair

18/09/2020

wonderful holiday, perfectly peaceful - back to nature

10

Miss Cashmore

07/09/2020

What a fantastic time we had! The lodge was exactly as shown in the images - comfy bed, unlimited supply of wood for the fire and a beautiful setting in the woods. We were a great distance away from other tents and lodges to give us privacy. There were so many places to go around the New Forest for walks and days out but we also enjoyed relaxing in the lodge. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The animals were fun to look at as we passed every day. Our one tip: bring a few lanterns or torches as the lodge can be dark - the paraffin lamps provided work well but led lamps are useful too! (We were given this tip by staff before arrival which was great). Overall it was a really unique experience and we loved it. Just like camping but only the good bits! We will definitely be staying at Feather Down again!

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Mrs Williams

07/09/2020

Great few days on Midgham Farm. Very friendly atmosphere around the farm. My Granddaughter loved seeing the goats and pig as we passed by and collecting her egg from the chickens. We had intended to eat out but the found the evenings very relaxing back at the tent. Enjoyed cooking on the wood burner and had fun making pizza to cook in the Pizza oven. Advise taking a small burner if you like a quick cuppa in the morning takes a little time for log burner to heat up. Hot shower in the tent was a little bit of luxury each day. Look forward to another trip to Midgham Farm.

8.8

Mrs Ward

04/09/2020

Very relaxing and comfortable in beautiful peaceful surroundings. Our hosts were brilliant and have already recommended Midgham farm to friends.

10

Mr Pearmain

28/08/2020

Fantastic, fabulous, In my element

8.8

Mrs Owen

24/08/2020

Family time in nature

8.8

Mrs Farmer

17/08/2020

A great base for a holiday with kids - good fun to keep entertained on the farm and access to lots of great day trips!

10

mrs Hills

17/08/2020

We had a wonderful time!

10

Mr Abbott

17/08/2020

It was fine. Would like to see individual fire pits or braziers as the space allocated for communal fires for our tent was right next to another tent. It really felt like if we wanted to use it we were imposing on the other families.

7.5

Mrs Sykes

07/08/2020

This was our very first Glamping experience and we loved it. The kids could play freely in the many play areas, and they loved visiting the farm animals especially the goats. The beds were cosy, the shower in our tent was great, kitchen well equipped. The cool chest worked surprisingly well, even in the heatwave.

10

dr Harris

07/08/2020

A typically excellent Featherdown experience, with lots of friendly animals & people, plus a real “back to nature” feel with comfy beds, log fires and beautiful scenery. There were also lots of outside activities including : The river Avon, a fab water park, forrest archery & Stonehenge.

10

Ms Lewis

31/07/2020

We had a wonderful time. The lodges are clean, spacious and very comfortable.

10

Mrs Smith

20/07/2020

Great stay. We stayed in a cabin with children 6&3 and we did take and use lights as the other reviews suggest. Whilst the lodges are in woodland there is plenty of sunlight round by the cabins.There are rope swings and ‘playgrounds’ dotted around throughout the farm. Lovely (20min) walk to the river and kids enjoyed fishing! 5 min drive from Fordingbridge - nice lunch at the George. Kids enjoyed getting eggs for breakfast and seeing the animals around the farm - and toasting marshmallows on the campfire. Pizza oven gets lit twice a week. The stove takes ages a while to heat up as others have said but it’s all part of the experience. Cabin is well equipped. I would recommend Midgham especially for families.

8.8

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