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New Barn Farm

Bedfordshire, Carlton

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Rated with 9.6

(285 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Hannah and Will

How can a place just an hour’s drive out of London feel so secluded and peaceful? You will ask yourself as you arrive at this Bedfordshire farm. This must be the ideal spot for a family holiday close to in Bedfordshire and is just so close to London. Ideal for animal lovers, New Barn is a veritable mini zoo too. Your hosts are Will and Hannah Tongue along with their children Evie, Harry and Fergus. Your canvas hideaways are at the margins of the Blackwell Spinney and face a six-acre field with grazing animals. Taking them all over is the perfect set up for those wanting to organise a gathering, whether it’s for family or friends, you'll make lifelong memories here.

Town and country

In the unlikely event that you fancy a return to civilisation, Oxford and Cambridge are within easy reach of New Barn – Bletchley Park too if you are into World War Two history. If the gee-gees are more your thing, then there’s the race-track at Towcester, or for petrol-heads Silverstone is close by. Closer to home there is the charming market town of Olney (which happens to be a good wild swimming spot too) or Carlton which you can get to on one of the bikes available to hire at the farm. For another animal-filled day out, Woburn Safari Park is a short drive away where you'll see many creatures great and small. All of these attractions are within an hour of your Bedfordshire holiday location and make a great family day out.

What to do at New Barn Farm

There is a whole menagerie of animals here at this farm stay in Bedfordshire, quite literally - a pig, three farm dogs, sheep, pygmy goats, geese, ducks, chickens and ponies to groom. You might also see and hear badgers, foxes, a variety of owls, woodpeckers and small Muntjac deer, all from the safety and comfort of your canvas hideaway. You can explore the woodland, while the footpath networks and grass field margins all around the farm give you ample space to walk, cycle and go-kart too. Take part in the farm tour where you'll learn lots about farm life here. Did you know, the wheat grown at New Barn goes into making 2 million Weetabix breakfast biscuits each year! When night falls, grab some of Hannah’s legendary homemade dishes from the honesty shop, or cook a hearty stew on your wood-burning stove before you collapse exhausted but happy into your welcome cosy bed.

What can you expect?

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    Horses and ponies

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    Bicycle hire

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    Order home-made Meals

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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

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    Close to a forest

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    Feed the animals

What animals will you find on this farm?

Sheep

Geese

Cats

Goats

Donkeys

Lambs

Guinea pigs

Ducks

Ponies

Pigs

Horses

Dogs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 8 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ Hannah's homemade meals
  • ✓ Cuddle barn
  • ✓ Animal menagerie
  • ✓ Go-karts

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Glamping cupboard bed
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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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9.6

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07/06/2024

Fantastic time at a beautiful site with lovely amenities

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31/05/2024

The best one yet

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27/05/2024

Our children (5 and 2) absolutely loved staying at New Barn Farm. The animals, go-karts, tractors and the adventure of staying in a safari tent made their holiday (and year!). There’s enough to do to keep everyone entertained, while recharging in nature.

10

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03/05/2024

Restful, connected, family fun

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29/04/2024

A wonderful time for everyone (kids, parents and grandparents) to have fun, discover the farm and make memories together!

10

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05/04/2024

Fantastic farm yard experience

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01/04/2024

We had such a great time and will definitely be back. Pizza night was excellent 👍 Loved how all the children on the farm played together and had the freedom to go off and explore. Hannah and Will were perfect hosts

10

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29/03/2024

We had such a wonderful time. Our daughter didn’t want to leave, and nor did we. A beautiful farm, lovely people, and in the middle of a glorious bit of countryside. 10/10 super.

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mrs Philip

29/08/2023

Lovely peaceful friendly comfortable

8.8

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Ms Bilsland

11/08/2023

We had a wonderful time at New Barn Farm. It was great to be so close to the animals and to be able to be hands on with them, playing with the guinea pigs, grooming the ponies, feeding the pigs… The pizza night was brilliant and Hannah, s lasagna on arrival was perfect. It was cozy, welcoming and very child friendly.

10

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Mrs Cook

04/08/2023

Wonderful family downtime.

10

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Mrs Coley

31/07/2023

A wonderful, back to nature experience for both adults and the children.

10

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Mrs Rowley

31/07/2023

Relaxing, fun and very enjoyable. We will absolutely be back to a feather down farm.

10

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Ms Johnson

24/07/2023

Our second Feather Down holiday and another truly unforgettable experience. The accommodation, the setting, the animals, activities and of course the pizzas- all wonderful and appreciated by our whole party from age 2 to 72!

10

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Mr Dunbar

24/07/2023

Very relaxed well equipped and cosy. Our hosts were very welcoming and made the stay even more enjoyable.

10

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Mrs Smiths

21/07/2023

The children absolutely love camping, parents love a bit of comfort, we found Feather Down a perfect combination. All in, fun memories made!

8.8

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Mr Goodeve-Docker

21/07/2023

Fun but damp! Despite the rain the kids loved the accommodation, especially being able to turn the cubby hole into a den. A very relaxing weekend and great to get away from the hustle and bustle and to take a step back.

8.8

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Mrs Fry

17/07/2023

Excellent holiday for family lots to do

10

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Mrs Butler

29/05/2023

Fantastic and fun for all the family.

8.8

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Mr Puri

01/05/2023

The best holiday experience I have had. Hannah and will were just amazing. If there were a rating above excellent I would give it..they just made the experience so special and wholesome. We left feeling that we made new friends. We want to visit at least once a year to stay on the farm and most importantly meet them. Hannah and Will are simply GOOD human beings and they deserve the very best.

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Miss Hajjaji

28/04/2023

We spent an amazing week end at new barns farm ! Kids had a blast .. perfect disconnection from our day to day busy working life ! Definitely recommend

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Miss Worsnop

14/04/2023

We all had a wonderful time. Hannah and Will were excellent hosts and every aspect of our stay was fantastic….from the accomodation, food (pizza and pastries were the best), through to the animals and the activities on the farm. We didn’t want to leave at the end of our stay!

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Dr Stevenson

10/04/2023

Amazingly relaxing - liberation from tech. Great to have quality family time together.

10

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julie de Milleville

07/04/2023

We had an amazing stay at new barn farm. It was our first glamping experience and we absolutely loved it! Hannah and will made sure that our stay went great. The location of the tent is so lovely just next to the animals. The kids had a wonderful time, made some new friends and want to go back!

10

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Ms MORDOCHAI

07/04/2023

So relaxing. Lovely hosts. So much for kids to do. No technology. Perfect holiday. We will definitely come back.

10

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Mrs Heap

07/04/2023

The only way to glamp! Fantastic experience and one we’ll definitely be repeating.

10

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Miss Abbott

03/04/2023

We had a brilliant time, Will and Hannah were lovely and the kids loved the freedom of the farm! The booking was easy and very friendly, helpful staff on the phone.

10

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Mrs Cast

03/04/2023

We had a wonderful Easter week at New Barn Farm with our 8 year old grand-daughter. She loved everything from grooming the ponies to caring for her own guinea pig for the week. She collected eggs, fed the pigs, saw a lamb born, held baby chicks in the small barn and milked sheep in a neighbouring farm. Plenty of opportunity to interact with other families and all the children loved the pedal go karts and the rope swing in the woodland area. Pizza evenings were fun and the farmer's wife cooked wonderfully tasty meals delivered to our tent on the days we opted not to cook for ourselves. The tents have a lovely rustic feel and our grand-daughter loved the cupboard bed. There were a few colder mornings and evenings in early April but cosy once we got our wood burning stove going. We also cooked outside including a 'farmer's stew' (ingredients supplied for us) which added to the experience. The honesty shop was a delightful concept for our grand-daughter and collecting the chopped wood another new experience. Hannah and Will are wonderful hosts and were always happy to go the extra mile. We have very fond memories of our time at New Barn Farm.

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Ms Towers

12/09/2022

Excellent, tranquil and comfortable camping. We ate like kings and our daughter had the time of her life

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Mrs Colton

02/09/2022

A wonderful, relaxing and idyllic experience

10

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Dr Elston

30/08/2022

Fantastic in every way!

10

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Miss Whateley

15/08/2022

Freedom and the outdoors with plenty to keep the kids busy.

10

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Mw. Frederiks

05/08/2022

We vonden New Barn Farm een prachtige plek en Hannah en Will zeer gastvrij. We waren er tijdens een hittegolf, maar om de tent was altijd wel koelte te vinden. De kinderen hebben zich heerlijk vermaakt in het bos met de touwschommel.

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Mr Akin-George

01/08/2022

Very relaxing

10

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Mr Dent

29/07/2022

A brilliant time away from the normal rush of daily life, we wish we could have stayed longer

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Mrs Philens

24/06/2022

Amazing. Hannah and Will are fantastic hosts. It's a beautiful location, lovely accomodation and setting. So much for kids to enjoy - collecting eggs, pony grooming. Loved every minute.

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Mrs. Hicks

10/06/2022

Great fun with great hosts

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Mrs Pattie

06/06/2022

A wonderful calm holiday

8.8

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MRS Cooner

20/05/2022

We had 2 lodges and had the most wonderful experience. The hosts were very helpful and the food was excellent . New Barn Farm was fantastic we loved the views, tree swing, farm animals, and the pizza night was a real hit !!The lodges are clean, beds were comfortable and the hot shower made it a home away from home.Pony grooming and having the opportunity to stroke the horses was a real highlight for my daughter.If horse riding could be added to the list of activities our girls would never leave !!Thank you for a lovely weekend.

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Meet your hosts

Hannah and Will

We are Will, Hannah, Evie, Harry, and Fergus and we and all our animals offer a warm and friendly welcome to all our guests.

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We are looking forward to having you on our farm for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting just on London’s doorstep.
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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

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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.

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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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Nearby the farm

Olney

Bletchley Park

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Oxford

Cambridge

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