Feather Down

Options & prices

Northumberland Farm

Northumberland, Seahouses

★

Rated with 9.3

(41 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Meg and Guy

Just one hour’s drive from Newcastle is our Northumberland Farm run by the Douglas family who have farmed in this area for many generations. Their farm is a traditional one with cattle and sheep on their grassland alongside other crops such as wheat, barley, field beans and even lucerne (aka alfalfa). With Northumberland being England’s most rural county and the farm less than a mile from the sea, there is lots of nature and wildlife on show from your tent – you can spot hares, badgers, red deer, at least three kinds of owl, yellowhammers, merlins, kestrels, curlews, geese, sandpipers, swans and buntings. Alternatively, you can walk down to the sea to some of the best beaches in the whole country with seals, dolphins, puffins and even orcas! Where could be better for a family holiday in Northumberland?

History and tranquility at the Northumberland coast

Step back in time on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne or Bamburgh Castle - if you’ve seen a castle by the sea in a film or TV series, the chances are it was there. Be sure to visit the pretty as a picture Seahouses harbour and take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see the puffins between April and July. There are many local choices for food and entertainment – whether traditional harbour fish and chips or local pubs offering excellent gastro options including great local seafood, such as Lindisfarne oysters.

What to do at Northumberland Farm

Wake up from your comfy beds in the morning and help the farmer on his early morning rounds to check the animals. You can also learn about the farm’s ethos and focus on biodiversity on a friendly farm tour – everything that grows on the farm stays on the farm for the animals or ends up on your plate. Their honesty shop is stocked full of local goodies, low in food miles, including kippers, smoked line-caught salmon and lamb and beef, reared on the farm. It is possibly the only Feather Down Farm that stocks oysters!

What can you expect?

  • •

    Dogs allowed

  • •

    Honesty shop

  • •

    Pizza oven

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

Cows

<
You too?

What our guests like

  • ✓ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • ✓ Close to the coast
  • ✓ Wildlife haven

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

  • •

    6 persons

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

  • •

    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

  • •

    6 persons

Check A unique experience
Check Back to basics
Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
  • •

    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

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

Stove and lamp service
Stove and lamp service
i

Your stove and lamps are lit before arrival, when you arrive before 6 p.m.

Farmers Soup
Farmers Soup
>

Recommended!

i

Receive ingredients, firewood, the recipe, and cooking utensils to prepare a delicious farmer's soup at your tent, enough for 4 - 6 people.

Farmers Stew
Farmers Stew
i

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

English Breakfast Hamper
English Breakfast Hamper
i

Comes with free-range eggs, bacon, sausages/chipolatas, bread, butter, jam /honey/marmalade, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit juice. Exact content may differ slightly per farm.

 
Fruit Box
Fruit Box
i

Upon arrival, a fruit box with fresh seasonal/regional fruit will be waiting for you in your tent.

Pets
Pets
i

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

Campfire Pack
Campfire Pack
i

Includes all the essentials for a memorable night around the campfire! Pack includes firewood, matches, lighters, marshmallows, outdoor sparklers, popcorn, and hot chocolate ingredients.

Meet your hosts

Meg and Guy

The Douglas family have farmed traditionally in the area for hundreds of years, historically over the border in Scotland but in England for about the last hundred years.

"
We have decided to be a bit more playful with our food and dining options, so come along and taste what seasonal food options we have to offer!

Nearby

Holy island of Lindisfarne

Bamburgh Castle

Farne Islands

What do our guests think?

<
Average rating
background

9.3

MRS Barnes

31/08/2021

This was a magical stay, campfires, walks down farm tracks, the books by the sea library, the farm tour with the farmer 'Guy' was incredibly informative, educational and we really appreciated the time he took to show us around the farm and describe some of current practices and challenges UK farming faces. The site manager Lotti was also really welcoming, helpful and on hand throughout our stay, we definitely hope to stay again.

10

Ms Evans

09/07/2021

Different , relaxing and good to be away from wi fi

8.8

Mrs Anderson

05/07/2021

An utterly amazing escape from it all

10

Mr. Brown

11/06/2021

Good. Lovely site, and well placed for local amenities.

10

Mrs Merrie

11/06/2021

Excellent holiday, we didn't want to come home. Everything was exceptional from the hosts / location / accommodation / food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be looking to re-book for next year. The accommodation was clean and tidy with everything you need, the beds were very comfy. Our host Lotti looked after us and ensured we had everything we needed. We booked the BBQ and Pizza night; the food was exceptional and I would highly recommend it, it is not to be missed. Just an excellent break, thank you.

10

Mrs. Pout

31/05/2021

This Featherdown Farm is a short car journey from Seahouses and the coast. There are great views over fields towards the sea- perfect for nature lovers to watch deer, owls and other birds from the tents, as well as local farm animals. The 5 tents are in close proximity, but this doesn't take away any privacy: they are positioned carefully. In the field, there is plenty of space for children to run free and play with other camping guests. The ensuite toilet and shower is excellent and such a luxury whilst camping. The tents do get quite chilly so we would advise to bring plenty of layers- it is still camping after all! Guy is only too happy to chat and show you around the farm, whilst Lotti is the perfect hostess.

10

Miss Roarty

31/05/2021

We had such a lovely time, everything was great, location was perfect and picturesque.

10

Mrs McInnes

21/05/2021

From the excellent accommodation, the warm welcome from Lottie, the farm tour that taught not just the kids but the adults allot about farming, an overall wonderful weekend break in a great location. I would highly recommend this to all.

10

Ms Cheesman

30/04/2021

We had a fabulous time and the farm site, tents etc were all excellent. Lotti was an extremely good site manager and really looked after us. For this particular Featherdown farm the one thing that really felt like was missing was a kids playground. All the kids in our group complained about this and it helps the grown ups if the kids have somewhere to play. I feel that it definitely needs this. Also the honesty shop was lovely and sold some fabulous things but there were no prices on anything - I do think this needs adding for transparency.

8.8

MS Finn

30/04/2021

The location was stunning, the tents and ensuite shower excellent and the hospitality faultless. Our kids were a little disappointed however, with the lack of play area (compared to other farms) and whilst the Sunday pizzas were excellent, the food on Friday night was not great nor value for money.

7.5

Mrs Thornber

23/04/2021

Beautiful location, amazing service and local knowledge and tents well equipped wot in everything we needed. Would highly recommend!

10

Ms Echeverria

12/04/2021

A week off grid on the coast of Northumberland

8.8

Mr Easby

21/09/2020

Excellent Glamping

10

Mrs Grill

21/09/2020

Tranquil, revitalising, reenergising, stunning and totally amazing

10

Mts Wyatt

28/08/2020

Warm and friendly. Perfect getaway from it all and family fun. Excellent hospitality which made us feel so very welcome. Kids and adults loved it all.

10

Mrs Stead

17/08/2020

Great glamping, wonderful hosts, super location

10

Ms Hunt

10/08/2020

Relaxing and peaceful

8.8

Mrs Lucas

03/08/2020

The accommodation was good (comfy beds and good shower) and the location on the edge of Seahouses was perfect for us, but this wasn’t a patch on other Featherdown farms we’ve stayed at. Five tents just seem to have been plonked in a field with very little thought given to the surroundings. No chickens or animals, no play area, we didn’t even see even a farm dog as the site isn’t run by the farmer. The field was nice enough but completely exposed so it was really difficult to cook outdoors due to the seaside winds. We are are used to cooking outdoors but lighting a fire was hard due to the wind, the large gas burners provided blow out every few seconds, and there was minimum fuel provided for the small one ring burner (which actually stayed lit). Lots of massive pans provided, none of which were suitable for the only cooker that worked. The log burning stove provided was okay for warmth but never got hot enough to cook on (again, we know how to use these and have cooked breakfast on them at other feather down locations). We also had some neighbours who were noisy late into the night, which obviously isn’t Featherdown’s fault but was annoying. We had one night of bad weather and the tent was definitely watertight but the design made it extremely cold overnight, far colder than we’ve ever been when camping as there are lots of draughts. We will return to the area but not to this site unfortunately.

7.5

Ms McCapra

23/07/2020

Idyllic

10

Mrs Jeng

10/07/2020

Glamping with luxuries.

10

Mrs Mchugh

06/07/2020

Always fun

8.8

Mrs Aird

27/08/2019

Lovely relaxing family time. Very welcoming hosts.

10

Mrs Lorch

23/08/2019

Relaxing and truly wonderful getaway. We had great quality family time and met new friends as well.

10

Mr Oldreive

19/08/2019

We had a brilliant time. The location and owners was a friendly, social and have safe environment for everyone. Our kids were able to thoroughly enjoy the outdoor and open air along with the layout of the lodges being good that you could either see or hear them with others and interact well and not have to worry, but still in our own spaces. The local recommendations plus of those also away at the same time helped us enjoy some lovely parts of the local area, and enjoy local businesses food offerings.

10

Mrs Dobie

16/08/2019

10

Mr McDermott

12/08/2019

Great first time glamping!

7.5

Mrs Simmons

09/08/2019

Northumberland is beautiful with plenty to do. Was made all the better with a comfortable, cosy glamping lodge to come back to each night. We loved it. Meg and Guy were must welcoming and you can tell have put their heart into this new venture on their farm. A great holiday experience

10

Mr Ross

05/08/2019

Whilst the farmers were pleasant people and this was their first Featherdown year, the farm itself was not a patch on other Featherdown farm experiences. I’m not sure how it passed the Featherdown branding test tbh. We are very disappointed, given the cost of this holiday in comparison with other glamping holidays that aren’t on farms. This felt like a Featherdown tent dumped in a crowded field.There was no farm tour offered and our chickens had apparently been eaten by foxes the night before we arrived. We didn’t feel like we were on a farm; I didn’t interact with an animal all week, we know nothing of the farm and what they do other than what was outlined in the welcome pack. The new tents were great (we’re used to the no frills tents); but the new wood burner doesn’t have a vent you can leave open so fires took longer to make. It didn’t help that there was no kindling for the first 4 days till we mentioned it to Meg and the Wood was too green. We’ve never had so much trouble getting a good fire going. There was a problem with the shower which was fixed but it took a day and meant we needed to visit friends for a wash before going to dinner. The shower head had also been fixed to the wall so that you can’t stand under it, you have to hold it. Apparently this is a featherdown construction error- though a pretty annoying one- not to be able to star under the shower. The outside gas fire isn’t much use as it’s impossible to position it so that the wind doesn’t extinguish the flame.The tents are too close together; you can hear every word of your neighbour’s conversations which is particularly annoying if they’re still up enjoying their first night at1.30am! It’s probably equally annoying for others to be woken up by our kids asking us for breakfast. We’ve never experienced this before. There is no focal point for kids; play area, animal area etc as there has been on other farms we’ve been to. They could run up and down the narrow, small field and up to the shop- hardly roaming free - naturally they ended up playing in front of their own tent only rather than in front of other people’s.The shop wasn’t great, for example we mentioned the lack of marshmallows and none appeared all week, in spite of the ‘just ask, we’ll get it in’ approach outlined in the welcome pack. Surely marshmallows are pretty fundamental to a Featherdown shop!I could go on..... In summary, this just wasn’t a Featherdown experience. This was just a really disappointingly expensive camping trip. It may seem like nit picking but this really is an expensive holiday in comparison with standard glamping trips but we always think it’s money well spent because of the ‘featherdown’ element. We rely on Featherdown to do the branding check for us.Our friends stayed in a pretty luxurious self catering house for £50 less per night just a mile away! We could have done that, spent less and seen the same sights and visited a farm trip independently.I doubt you’ll put this on the website and I’m not sure that would be fair to the farmers - Featherdown have put their name to this and we’ve paid a premium for something we haven’t got.If Featherdown contact us for more info then we’d be happy to discuss.

6.3

Mrs Conway-Hughes

29/07/2019

Well-run, friendly farm in a fantastic location for exploring Northumberland. The owner’s local recommendations were fab and really helped us make the most of our stay. Thank you!

10

Mr York

26/07/2019

10

Mrs. Otto

22/07/2019

I recommend Northumberland farm so much, as it's SO EASY to get to via train & bus from London! One of the best vacations of my life! My six year old daughter and I spent the week unwinding and having fun on the farm. We learned so much, and our hosts were simply outstanding - they went above and beyond to make us feel at home and welcome.

10

Mr Grove

15/07/2019

10

Mrs Crosby

12/07/2019

Unique! We had a wonderful weekend, accommodation very comfortable, everything we needed with a rustic ambience. Kids loved it! We will definitely be rebooking!

10

Ms. Payne

28/06/2019

Brilliant glamping experience

10

Mrs. Dransfield

21/06/2019

The location was perfect and very safe for children. We were all made so welcome by Kirsten and loved the pizza making night. The tents were brilliant and so well thought out - We had a lovely relaxing break and would definitely book again.

10

Mr KAM FAI

14/06/2019

Anxiety @ what I had got myself into initially, turn out to be a great experience for a city dwellers family on vacation. All thanks to Kirsten for ensuring our stay is warm and cosy with those duvets and fire starting techniques. Also as great is the farm tour that gave us some valuable insights in running a farm. The kids had a great time making pizzas, and get to eat it too! Believe we will remember this stay fondly for a long time.

8.8

Mrs Stewart

14/06/2019

The location is beautiful and we hired chickens and a rabbit which the kids loved. The kids aged 8,10,12 and 13 all enjoyed the farm, playing with the animals and mucking about with wheelbarrows! The only extra they’d have liked would have been a swing or two but they all came back happy and exhausted! Nearby seahouses was beautiful too.

10

Mrs. Bailey

03/06/2019

Have never been glamping or camping before but from arriving to leaving, enjoyed ever moment. Kirsten & Guy very friendly and helpful giving local information on the area and responding to any queries quickly. Totally enjoyable experience with great facilities.

8.8

Mrs Oneil

31/05/2019

Lovely relaxing holiday

8.8

Ms. Walker

31/05/2019

Magical!

10

Book your unique experience

View options and prices