Glamping in Allier on a Feather Down farm

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Explore the beauty of Allier

Bocage bourbonnaise offers a magnificent landscape of soft valleys and rolling hills, dressed with great forests and a tapestry of dotted oaks and hedges. Wandering this glorious area, you will see an array of traditional French houses, chateaux and villages that have somehow managed to escape the influence of modernisation. You and your family will feel as though you have entered a bygone period in this medieval paradise. This is the perfect place to explore on foot, horseback or by bike. The Bourbonnais gastronomy scene is also something to explore. The region offers quality products and essential specialties. For example potato pie, Charolais meat, andouillette, wines of Saint-Pourçain and famous Vichy pastilles.

History lovers will adore this region! We recommend the Chateau de La Palice Castle. The same family has lived in this castle since 1430, however the castle itself has undergone many architectural changes. The Bourbon-l’Archambault, Grand Casino de Vichy and Chareil-Cintrat are castles in the area that you must visit! There are many churches and abbeys in the Allier regions also. The Cathedral of Moulins, the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Souvigny, the church of Saint-Menoux and the abbey of St Vincent de Chantelle are some of the most famous.

Family holidays in the countryside

Our location, Bonneblond is in the quaint town of Saint-Désiré. The Saint-Désiré church located along the Roman road is worth a visit, as is the Abbey of Noirlac and the Castle of Culan nearby. Adrenaline junkies may be interested in bungee jumping from the Culan viaduct. The beautiful villages of Charroux, Hérisson and Souvigny offer picture perfect streets, cafes and scenery. Lovers of parks and beautiful gardens will adore the Arboretum of Balaine, the Park of Sources and Erich Engelbrecht Monumental Sculpture Park at the Chateau des Fougis in Thionne.  Some other must-see spots include, the gorges of the Allier where you can fish, canoe and row on this river. Picturesque towns including Montlucon, Moulin and the spa-town of Vichy offer more amenities, in stunning settings.

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Discover Mid Zeeland while glamping with Feather Down!

You can spend a fantastic family holiday in your own country on a farm with Feather Down. Here you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped tent that is equipped with all modern conveniences, while still having the typical camping feeling. This trendy way of camping, which is increasingly gaining popularity, is known as glamping!

Enjoy the oasis of peace, space, and nature in Mid Zealand! This is a region in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Mid Zeeland consists of the former islands of Walcheren, Noord-Beveland, and Zuid-Beveland. Of this area, the largest city in Zeeland, Middelburg, from the Middle Ages to the present, is the most important city of administration and culture. The city has a rich history that you can still see in the current street scene. Middelburg had once, with the exception of Amsterdam, the most historic buildings. Nowadays there are still more than 1100 national monuments in the city center. Middelburg suffered a lot during the Second World War. A bombing in 1940 destroyed a large part of the city. After that, Middelburg was rebuilt in the traditional style. This cosy city with its terraces and museums is close to the Hoeve Zeeland Collection!

A farm holiday in Mid Zeeland

Near the very cosy Veere and the North Sea we find Hoeve Zeeland Collection. It is a perfect combination of nature, tranquility, picturesque towns, wonderful beaches, and sparkling waves. It is approximately a two-hour drive from Utrecht. From the lodge, you experience daily life on the farm up close, and you are surrounded by the typical Zeeland lowlands. A holiday at Hoeve Zeeland Collection is the ideal opportunity to experience all facets of farming life up close. The children can have fun here!

Modern camping with Feather Down takes place in Mid Zeeland on a farm where there is still plenty of work. This way you can become acquainted with the daily work of the farmer during a pleasant family holiday. Your lodge is always in a nature reserve or on one of the estates that are managed by Natuurmonumenten. The combination of natural beauty and farming life forms a strong basis for a great holiday!

Camping on the farm in Mid Zeeland

A vacation that young and old can talk about for years to come? At Feather Down, you will experience a wonderful time on the farm. Come luxury camping and discover what glamping is. At Feather Down, you spend the night on one of our working farms!

Discover Salland while glamping with Feather Down!

You can spend a fantastic family holiday in your own country on a farm with Feather Down. Here you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped tent that is equipped with all modern conveniences, while still having the typical camping feeling. This trendy way of camping, which is increasingly gaining popularity, is known as glamping!

Enjoy the oasis of peace, space, and nature in Salland! This is a region in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The Salland nature is characterized by varied forests, purple heathland and again like rippling rivers. You’ll find yourself back in time when you visit one of the stately mansions and castles. Or take a nice walk or cycle along the IJssel to watch birds! In addition to the Natuurmonumenten routes, you can also experience the nature areas through a node system. That can be done by walking, cycling or on horseback. Our glamping farm Het Wesselink is located on the banks of the IJssel in the Salland holiday area, between the Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park. The area is characterized by wide floodplains, the beautiful backdrop landscape, a forest, and heath-rich ridge and beautiful nature reserves.

A farm holiday in Salland

Het Wesselink is surrounded by the Salland nature reserve. The tents are located on the edge of the forest, with an unobstructed view of the meadows in which the cows graze daily. In the early morning and at dusk the cows make way for the deer, which you can see regularly. The forest behind the tents is a nice place to walk, build huts, climb trees, spot birds and watch rabbits running. Near Het Wesselink, you will find Hanseatic city Deventer, which is located on the river IJssel. A very beautiful city with a historic center. On the square at De Waag, you can grab one of the many pleasant terraces after you have visited the Toys and Blik Museum with the children. Or maybe a GPS tour through the city center? There is so much to experience in this versatile city!

Luxury camping in the heart of nature in Salland

Modern camping with Feather Down takes place in Salland on a farm where there is still plenty of work. This way you can become acquainted with the daily work of the farmer during a pleasant family holiday. Your lodge is always in a nature reserve or on one of the estates that are managed by Natuurmonumenten. The combination of natural beauty and farming life forms a strong basis for a great holiday!

Discover De Betuwe while glamping with Feather Down!

You can spend a fantastic family holiday in your own country on a farm with Feather Down. Here you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped lodge that is equipped with all modern conveniences, while still having the typical camping feeling. This trendy way of camping, which is increasingly gaining popularity, is known as glamping. Enjoy the oasis of peace, space, and nature around De Betuwe. This region is located in the province of Gelderland, between the rivers Waal, Lower Rhine and Lek. You may know this region from the white-pink blossom, the Tielje fruit boss Flipje or events like the Fruitcorso or Appelpop. A versatile area where cultural history, nostalgia, water recreation, and bustling festivals go hand in hand.

During the summer months, you can buy fresh apples, pears, and cherries in a stall along the road. So discover this region and put on your hiking boots or discover one of the many beautiful cycling routes. And discover the longest river in the Netherlands: the Linge! Here on the water, you can be active, for example with the canoe or already suppend! Prefer a day of shopping? Take a leisurely stroll through historic places such as Tiel or Culemborg and be surprised by the variety of shops, restaurants, and terraces.

A farm holiday in Landvan Maas en Waal

You will find our farm Hoeve de Betuwe in the De Betuwe region. This farm is reachable in 50 minutes from Utrecht. It is situated in a beautiful piece of nature in the Land van Maas en Waal. The Cruijsen family gives you a warm welcome to this organic farm. Enjoy the many farm animals, peace and space. From the lodge you have a beautiful view: you can experience the ups and downs on the farm from up close! You will also find large cities such as Den Bosch and Nijmegen only half an hour’s drive from Hoeve de Betuwe.

Luxury camping in the heart of nature in De Betuwe

Modern camping with Feather Down takes place in De Betuwe on a farm where people are still working. In this way, you can become acquainted with the daily work of the farmer during a pleasant family holiday. In addition, your tent is always in a nature reserve or on one of the estates that are managed by Natuurmonumenten. The combination of natural beauty and farming life forms a strong basis for a great holiday!

Discover Orne with Feather Down

Orne or L’Orne, in Normandy, has a very rich nature. Visit the fields, rolling plateaus, and forests of the Pays d’Auge, discover the mountains and plains of the Suisse Normande with the gorges carved by the river. Stroll through the Pays du Bocage or the Haras Region. It is also in the heart of the Suisse Normande, straddling Calvados and the department of Orne, that is the Ferme de Ronfil.

Family holidays in a region loving horses

The National Pine Stud is a 19th century estate with more than 1,100 hectares. Nicknamed the “Versailles of the Horse”, the stud farm is now an important tourist site offering guided tours, shows, demonstrations, exhibitions and sports competitions.

L’Orne is the birthplace of Camembert! Enjoy your stay to taste this unique, fragrant and unctuous cheese. To go further: go to the House of Camembert, a farm of the thirteenth century that tells the story of the camembert and you discover the different cheese AOC Normandy. Get started and make a marathon of Norman cheeses!

L’Orne is also the birthplace of the Biscuiterie de l’Abbaye. Open more than a century ago in Lonlay The abbey, this nationally known biscuit factory can be visited. During this visit you will learn more about the history of this family business. It’s also an opportunity to taste the different biscuits!

Stay with your family in the hear of exceptional nature of Orne

In the heart of the Suisse Normande is the Roche d’Oëtre. The natural lookout is the most prestigious of the West! This site is classified “Sensitive Natural Area” especially because it is home to many rare animal and plant species. From the top of its 118 meters, Roche d’Oëtre dominates the gorges of the Rouvre. Many activities are organized on site, such as hiking and orientation trails, a trail for mountain bikes, an acrobatic park and of course walks on the back of cows and ponies!

For lovers of nature and open spaces, the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park and the Perche Regional Nature Park will not leave you indifferent! These parks include preserved forests, plains, gentle hills but also urbanized areas. Discover this rich nature on foot, by bike or on horseback!

Bagnoles and Alençon, two exceptional cities!

The spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne in the heart of Andaines forest, is a space of leisure and well-being. On this Grand Domaine and around you can practice Nordic walking, golf, walk in the forest or go horseback riding! Finally if you are looking for a little thrill, there are races at the racetrack and the casino!

The city of Alençon is located in the heart of the Normandie-Maine Regional Nature Park. Stroll through the medieval district of Saint-Léonard, discover the mansions dating from the seventeenth century and the glass dome of the Halle au Blé. In order not to miss anything, we advise you to make the visits of the city organized by the tourist office.

Glamping with Feather Down in the Kop van Overijssel!

You can spend a fantastic family holiday in your own country on a Feather Down location. Here you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped lodge with all modern conveniences, while still having the typical camping feeling. This trendy way of camping, which is gaining in popularity, is known as glamping! Enjoy the oasis of peace, space and nature in the Kop van Overijssel. This region is located in the northwest of the province of Overijssel. In the north, the provincial border with Friesland forms the border of the region, in the east the province with Drenthe. The Kop van Overijssel is a beautiful nature area. You will find a lot of water here, vast reed lands and bird-rich swamps. You will also find the National Park Weerribben-Wieden in the Kop van Overijssel.

A wonderful area that is of great importance as a habitat like the large fire butterfly, the otter, and the black tern. You will also find the famous village of Giethoorn in this National Park. This is an idyllic village in Overijssel where countless thatched farms are built on small peat islands that are connected with more than 170 wooden bridges. Perfect to go for a day and go with a whisper boat. You will also find the old Zuideerzee towns like Vollenhove and Blokzijl not far from Giethoorn. You’ll walk past historic buildings, ancient churches, and castles and you can enjoy a drink on a terrace by the water.

A farm holiday in the Kop van Overijssel

The Kalverweide lies in the middle of the Kop van Overijssel, near the lakes of the Weerribben and the Drentse forests. It is about a fifteen-minute drive to the picturesque Giethoorn. This authentic farmhouse exudes history. The Feather Down lodges are in the pasture so that you can see the cows up close. There is also a large variety of animals: cuddly lamb Lotte, the cuddle pig Lapje, donkey Lucky, rabbits, chickens amd guinea pigs!In the area, you can cycle on the available rental bikes and explore the most beautiful routes. Bike to De Weerribben, National Park Dwingelderveld or nature reserve Het Drentsch-Friese Wold.

Luxury camping in the middle of nature

Modern camping in Kop van Overijssel on a farm where there is still plenty of work. This way you can get acquainted with the daily work of the farmer during a pleasant family holiday. Your lodge is always located in a nature reserve or on one of the estates that are managed by Natuurmonumenten. The combination of natural beauty and farm life is a strong basis for a great holiday!

Family farm holidays in dreamy South Hams

If a glamping holiday in stunning South Devon is calling your name, then you simply must visit Fountain Violet Farm. Book your stay at our Feather Down Farm now, to enjoy all that Devon has to offer!

Explore more of Dartmouth

The seaside town of Dartmouth dates back to 1147 – although it has changed over time, its rich history is evident! In fact, there are nods to its famed nautical and engineering importance all over the town. History lovers will adore the quaint Dartmouth Museum. It is nestled close to the historic Butterwalk, a terrace of rich merchants’ houses built around 1640. It displays an extensive collection of artefacts, models, paintings and photographs relating to Dartmouth and the surrounding district.

Find out about town’s contribution to the D-Day landings in 1944 and The Mayflower, the famous ship, carrying the Pilgrim Fathers, that departed Dartmouth in 1620 and set sail for the new world of America. Dartmouth Castle perched at the mouth of the River Dart, is a must visit. Soak up the history of this great building or take in the stunning views while you sip on a traditional cream team by the riverside.

Take a stroll in the sun to The Royal Avenue Gardens. The newly reconfigured borders and flowerbeds provide the background for beautiful family photos! Due to Devon’s mild climate the Antipodean, Japanese and Mediterranean gardens have exotic species like olive trees, gingko, palms and New Zealand ferns. Continue a little further and you will stumble onto Foss Street, a picture-perfect lane beside St Saviour’s Church. This medieval street dating back to 13th century is now home to an array of the most delightful cafes and independent shops.

An abundance of activities to be experienced

The South West Coast Path is part of the UK’s longest national trail. This stunning trail makes Dartmouth a superb place to stay if hiking and outdoor pursuits are your thing! Of course, you can’t holiday on the coast and not dip your toes in the water! The South Hams offers an array of watersports to suit your every need. Surfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, coasteering, you name it, you can do it in Dartmouth. The River Dart is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely paddle, with the stunning scenery, calm waters and inspiring wildlife.

Blackpool Sands, a beautiful blue flag beach, offers crystal clear waters, where you can hire paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. Simply soak up the sun if you’re only up for relaxation! Confident water enthusiasts can paddleboard from Dartmouth to Totnes and stop off along the way for a spot of lunch in one of the beautiful villages of Dittisham, Stoke Gabriel, Galampton and Tuckenhay.If you like to take in the sea air, but prefer to stay dry, you can hire a boat for a day and take in Dartmouth’s stunning coastal sights. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, the Dartmouth Yacht Club offers sailing lessons for every level of experience.

 

Glamping with Feather Down in the Tjeukemeer!

Spend an amazing family holiday in the Netherlands on a farm with Feather Down. Here, you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped tent with all the modern comforts, while maintaining the warm atmosphere of the campsite. Fashionable camping, which is gaining popularity, is known as glamping!

Discover the Tjeukemeer on a luxury camping holiday in the Tjeukemeer!

Enjoy the oasis of peace, space, and nature around Lake Tjeukemeer. This region is located in the northwest of the province of Friesland. Around the largest lake in Friesland, you will find De Lemster Polders, the Veenpolder van Echten, the Veenpolder van Delfstrahuizen. Lake Tjeukemeer is connected to the rivers and canals in Southeast Friesland and the lakes in Northwest Overijssel. In addition, both the Frisian Lake District and the IJsselmeer are easily and quickly accessible. The Tjeukemeer itself offers excellent opportunities for sailing, surfing, swimming, and fishing. Along the banks lie marinas, beaches and of course our glamping farm Hoeve Waterschap! You will also find the charming villages of Lemmer and Sneek in this region. Or visit Leeuwarden to shop, climb the “Oldenhove” tower or visit the Natuurmuseum Fryslân.

A farm holiday in the Tjeukemeer

Hoeve Waterschap is located in a beautiful wide area between Tjeukemeer and Weerribben. This farm is completely focused on the children’s experience. The barn is furnished as a petting zoo with goats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Here the children can play and cuddle with the animals. Boer Gert is a fan of the Frisian sheep breed black blaze. These beautiful sheep get lambs in the spring and walk in the animal meadow in front of your tent. In addition to the animal meadow with the lovely goats and chickens, there are a swing, slide, sandpit, playhouses and a football field for the children. The lodges are in spacious places, each with its own path and a view of the meadows. You can also rent a boat yourself or take it with you!

Camping on a farm in the east, in unusual accommodation!

From Easter to All Saints’ Day there are ample opportunities to book your very own luxury glamping holiday on this farm!

The Domaine de Saint-Christophe is an incredible place that will offer you and your family an exceptional holiday in the comfort of a Noble Tent. Located between Paris and Strasbourg, the Meuse is a department rich in landscapes that can be explored by bike or on foot! The domain of Saint-Christophe is located on the Benedictine city of Saint-Mihiel. On your stay why not visit the superb Benedictine library of Saint- Mihiel, as well as the abbey?

The Domaine de Saint Christophe is set in a remarkable location and offers quality accommodation called The Noble Tent. It has a large living room, sleeps 5/6 people and offers all the essential elements for a successful family vacation. Animals are at the very heart of this glamping experience: Dutch horses (Frisians), miniature donkeys and Shetland ponies.

Green holidays in the Meuse, the heart of the Grand Est region

The Meuse, in Grand Est has a rich landscape mixing plains, ponds and villages. Themed hiking routes allow you to discover the Lorraine Regional Natural Park and the Lachaussée ponds. At the Madine Lake site you can cycle or rent a sailboat. This leisure center also has a 9-hole golf course for the golfing enthusiasts in your life classes. While classes are offered for those less confident with their swing.

The whole region is full of small, uncrowded roads alternating forests, crops and pastures. The proposed tours are accessible at all levels. You can do a circuit with many elevations or a simpler circuit in the plains and valleys. You also have the opportunity to cross the department from north to south along the river Meuse or from east to west along the Marne-Rhine canal.

A rich heritage to discover with family

The Meuse is a land rich in history and many remains of WWI dot this region, including the American Cemetery of St. Mihiel or the American Memorial La Butte de Montsec. This isolated hill is a grandiose site that offers a superb panorama. Many architectural elements, remains and museums bare witness to the art and traditions of the region. The History buffs will adore Bar-le-Duc and the city of Verdun which offers a stark reminder of the Great War.

In the north of the department, on the borders of Belgium and the Ardennes lies the Sky of Meuse. A green space full of exceptional monuments: the Basilica of Avioth- classified as an historic monument and the huge citadel of Montmédy on its hilltop perch. The southern valley of the Meuse combines culture and history. The castle Stanislas Commercy which can be visited all year, as well as sites from the time of Joan of Arc, in Vaucouleurs the Porte de France, the chapel and museum are a must see!

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Glamping with Feather Down in De Deelen!

Spend an amazing family holiday in De Deelen, Netherlands on a farm with Feather Down. Here, you can enjoy your stay in a fully equipped tent with all the modern comforts, while maintaining the warm atmosphere of the campsite. Fashionable camping, which is gaining popularity, is known as glamping!

Discover De Deelen on a luxury camping holiday with Feather Down!

Enjoy the oasis of peace, space, and nature in the De Deelen. This region is located in the northwest of the province of Friesland. Nowhere in Friesland are the paints so clearly visible in the landscape as in the area between Heerenveen and Akkrum. Here, in the so-called Lage Midden of the province, lies the nature reserve De Deelen. Staatsbosbeheer has set two hiking trails of 1.5 and 3.5 km through the 500-hectare nature reserve. This is a real mecca for birdwatchers, as it is part of the Natura 2000 nature protection network protected by Europe.

The mustache, reed singer, and black tern also breed in the reeds. In addition, this area is also suitable for some of the many species of duck birds such as the nun, the wigeon and the shoveler. And in the winter many geese come to visit such as the greylag goose, hummingbird goose, and barnacle goose. Of the birds of prey, brown harrier is the most striking. So what are you waiting for? Go explore and spot them all!

A farm holiday in The Netherlands

In Friesland, you will find the 240-year-old Hoeve Meskenwier farm. Surrounded by the small river Boarn, this is the ideal starting point to discover Friesland from the water. From the lodges, you can look out over the meadows for 2 kilometers and you can walk straight to the river where you have direct access to the Frisian Lakes. The farm is close to De Alde Faenen National Park and the De Deelen nature reserve. The youngest calves traditionally stand on a pen in the grass around the farm in the summer.

Naturally, the Feather Down guests can lend a hand! Due to the favorable location with access to the Frisian lakes, it is possible to swim in addition to a (sailing) boat trip, to cast out a fishing rod or to take a canoe trip. The Wadden Islands can also be easily reached from Hoeve Meskenwier. How about a day trip to Ameland?