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Nearby beaches as well as lakes, rivers and streams, Feather Down Farm Days offers waterside glamping at many locations around the UK

 

Holidaymakers can easily combine the seaside with Feather Down family glamping getaways. There are also streams, rivers, lakes and ponds on or near many Feather Down locations for water play and the opportunity to be refreshed on warm late-spring- and summer days.

 

Glamping river at Feather Down

 

In the South-West, Feather Down farms are to be found close to beaches on both the north and south coasts.

 

East Shilvinghampton Farm in Dorset and Lower Rodhuish Farm in Somerset are both just 10 minutes from the beach: the dramatic pebble beach, Chesil, and the sand and shingle Blue Anchor Bay respectively. Both locations have sandy beaches only 15 minutes away too: Weymouth Beach and Minehead's the Strand.

 

East Shilvinghampton glamping by Chesil Beach

 

Guests at East Shilvinghampton can combine with visits to the seaside the Dorset AONB landscape and panoramic views over it from the farm. At Lower Rodhuish in the Exmoor National Park, biodiversity is such that 52 species of birds have been revealed by the RSPB to be here. The range of farm animals at both locations is also wide, variously including horses, goats, pigs and bees providing many opportunities for interaction when families are not at the beach. Guests' dogs can be booked in at East Shilvinghampton too.

 

Cornwall glamping beach near Treganhoe and Boswarthen

 

Glamping beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Cornwall where there are two Feather Down farm locations - Boswarthen and Treganhoe - within a 10-15 minute drive of Penzance's Eastern Green Beach. Both dairy farms combine with easy access to the coast the countryside of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and feature calving at its height through the summer. Boswarthen offers much experience, low-priced standard tents, has pigs and allows dogs, while Treganhoe has the appeal of the new, the en-suite canvas frills lodge and the Drift Reservoir fishery and bird reserve just one field away.Wyresdale Park glamping swim lake

Onsite lakes are the alternative to the beach for waterside family glamping holidays. Less than 60 miles north of Liverpool and Manchester, Wyresdale Park Feather Down Collection location has its own lake a few steps from the tents, and the hot tubs that come with them, for paddling, swimming, and boating from the jetty. Reminding of Swallows and Amazons, there are even hidden coves for campfires and hammocks. Whole days fishing can be booked in the summer, the guests later able to join the fish to cool off. Elevenses are available at Wyresdale's own Walled Garden Cafe.

Upper Shadymoor Feather Down glamping swim lake

Only 50 miles from Birmingham, Upper Shadymoor Farm in Shropshire is another lakeside location for a glamping holiday that is refreshing in more ways than one. There is even a bookable hot tub, water trampoline, boat and wild swim package! This is just one of many activities, including the deer safari, "dusk adventures", pony craft and "secret Shadymoor for children", in addition to helping with sheep, deer, goats and pigs, which can lead up to a refreshing dip.

Dolphinholme Farm glamping swim river

There are streams and rivers to be found for paddling and swimming at Feather Down locations from north to south: from Chesters in the Scottish Borders through Dolphinholme in Lancashire and Cwmberach Uchaf Farm in the South Wales Brecon Beacons National Park to Midgham Farm beside Hampshire's New Forest National Park.

A Feather Down stay is from £275 for a 4-night Midweek and from £299 for a 3-night weekend.

The Feather Down tented interiors

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To learn more about the opportunity to visit for a story, do not hesitate to contact Simon Turner on 01420 80804 or email s.turner@featherdown.co.uk. Each year, a certain number of tents are blocked for you: journalists and your families.

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