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Upper Shadymoor Farm

Shropshire, Shrewsbury

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Rated with 9.4

(193 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Joy and Kevan

Located in the Shropshire Marches on the way to Wales, Upper Shadymoor is just an hour’s drive from Birmingham and an hour and a half from Manchester. At Shadymoor, nature itself is the real star of the show. Through the seasons, you'll experience bluebell woods, wild garlic fields and lushious blackberry bushes, alongside a stunning herd of deer. There are also a few sheep, working dogs, horses and chickens. Your canvas hideaways are found in an idyllic grassland glade surrounded by woodland. Here you’ll feel worlds away from city life - the ideal Shropshire family holiday.

Explore Shropshire

Further afield are the medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Shrewbury boasts over 600 listed buildings and Ludlow is a foodie capital famous for its castle and theatre festivals. For nature lovers, there are plenty of walks in the Shropshire Hills, including the Long Mynd and Stiperstones – most with a pub along the way!

What to do at Upper Shadymoor Farm

The highlight for many guests is the additional water package experience - with hot-tub, wild swimming, kayaks, whoosh and paddle boards, often under the magical gaze of the nearby deer. There are many other activities you can book at Upper Shadymoor including pony craft, deer safaris, dusk adventure and a professional masseur too (all bookable directly with Joy). Wellness has always been a speciality at Upper Shadymoor; Kevan’s farm walk focuses on the five senses. Don’t forget to stop by the farm’s honesty shop where you can order fresh bread, pastries and fresh pizza dough. There’s gourmet game available to BBQ, so whatever your choice of evening meal, you’ll find yourself pleasantly contented to enjoy a good night’s sleep in your comfy bed.

Electric car charging is available but unfortunately you cannot bring your dog to Upper Shadymoor.

What can you expect?

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    Hot tub

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    Near water

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Outdoor playground

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    Cannot accept dogs

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    Farm tour

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    Close to a forest

What animals will you find on this farm?

Sheep

Deer

Lambs

Ducks

Ponies

Horses

Dogs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 6 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ EV charging
  • ✓ Wild swimming
  • ✓ Bluebell wood
  • ✓ Deer safari experience

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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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9.4

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Mrs Hudson

29/08/2023

A great experience for us as a family. Our children loved the freedom of the site/ woodland and the water package was a real highlight. Lovely hosts and a friendly welcome. Many thanks to them!

8.8

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Ms Dobie

14/08/2023

A slice of bliss...perfectly peaceful with lots of fun times. It really made us slow down and we were all the better for it.

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Mr Briscoe

11/08/2023

Fantastic, our hosts Kevan and Joy are great, they are so attentive, nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel so welcome and special. The farm is a little slice of heaven, sitting in the hot tub next to the lake amongst the deer was perfect. I can’t recommend this place highly enough and can’t wait to return.

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Mr harris

11/08/2023

It was an absolute pleasure for my daughter and I to stay at Upper Shadymoore and was the second time since 2017. This is now our 7th visit to Featherdown but we both think this is our favourite place! The site is so tranquil, with beautiful grounds where red deer roam, plus stunning lakes where a lovely wild water experience is available. Kevan, Joy and family are charming and friendly hosts, who went out of their way to make our stay special. Not only can you have fresh, warm croissant / PAC and bread delivered to your tent daily (strongly recommended) but my carelessly left rucksack at the end of the trip (🙄) was couriered back to London the next day! We cant wait to return 😊 

10

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Mrs Dillon

07/08/2023

Fun-filled yet relaxing family time. Children free to play in a beautiful and safe setting.

10

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Mr Hotham

07/08/2023

A great escape from modern life! Kevan and Joy were wonderful hosts, and Kevan won a friend for life when he let my son drive his Kawasaki buggy!

10

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mrs royal

10/07/2023

Amazing setting . The lake swimming was sublime with red deer grazing nearby. Host farmers did all possible tonpkease us

10

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mr bowry

10/07/2023

A back to nature reminder that it’s the simple, non-materialistic things in life that matter most. A great, soul enriching experience for kids….and adults!

8.8

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Mrs Duncan

16/06/2023

Tranquil

10

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Mrs Cunningham

16/06/2023

Relaxing & enjoyable - access to water made our stay!

10

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Mrs Fowler

16/06/2023

Luxurious simplicity with added water fun.

10

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Mrs alcock

02/06/2023

Lovely escape from it all!

8.8

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Ms O'Callaghan

02/06/2023

Fabulous stay - fantastic location and grounds, cute & comfortable tents and loads of activities on site - the hosts were amazing!

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Ms Weeden

02/06/2023

It was a glorious, magical adventure! The tent, the animals, the hospitality… And the water experience was unlike anything we’ve ever done. Amazing!! Our children aged 4, 6 and 8 didn’t want to leave! Thank you so much.

10

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Mrs Dendle

26/05/2023

Absolutely marvellous. Was so so sad to leave! Would recommend to anyone

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Mrs Dewsnap

12/05/2023

Wonderful, relaxing and back to nature but with home comforts. Thus Glamping experience was excellent.

10

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Mrs Nilson-Mair

14/04/2023

Magical - the perfect way to detox from our day to day, rewild our senses, refresh our minds, and rekindle true quality family time. The children are already asking when we’ll be back!

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Mrs Hughes

11/04/2023

Wonderful escape from the bustle of life, enjoying time at a slow pace with the kids pottering in the mud.

8.8

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Mrs Morris

30/08/2022

A back to nature holiday - great fun and so relaxing

10

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Mrs Farrer

26/08/2022

Kevan and Joy are absolute heros of hosts! 5 families across 5 safari lodges. We had an amazing stay !

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Ms williams

15/08/2022

Amazing. Our best ever family holiday. Kevan, joy, nature, the animals and the farm were all wonderful hosts

10

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Mrs Kennedy

15/08/2022

A truly magical experience, with complete freedom for the kids in a safe environment.

10

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Mr Cross

25/07/2022

We had an absolutely amazing stay. Kevan the farmer was amazing - super friendly and always on hand to give advice about the stay. Joy his wife was similarly awesome and supported our children doing pony craft (my son is only 2!). The property was brilliant and it was great to fully relax - we felt we didn’t really need to leave site as it was just perfect.

10

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Mrs Steele

01/06/2022

Relaxed, back to nature and rustic (in a good way!)

10

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Mrs Rooney

30/05/2022

A wonderful fun packed week at Upper Shadymoor. This was our 11th stay on a Featherdown Farm. The water experience and deer safari were magical and the children loved the farm tour and the pony grooming. Our hosts went above and beyond and the jubilee party in their beautiful garden was brilliant. Thank you. We will be back.

10

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Mrs O'Shea

27/05/2022

Amazing! So relaxing and the hosts were so kind.

10

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Mrs Priest

03/09/2021

A fantastic experience

10

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Mrs Barth

03/09/2021

Wonderful tune with the kids.

10

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Mrs Large

03/09/2021

Memorable, fun, fantastic

10

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Mr Dalgety

20/08/2021

Awesome

10

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Mrs Croall

16/08/2021

A real escape!

10

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mr hollick

06/08/2021

We had a magical stay and an amazing holiday. Our children are desperate to book again next year. Joy and Kevan made the whole experience very special.

10

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Mrs Thomas

06/08/2021

Our 5th Featherdown Farm and one of our favourites! They are all great. We loved the lake with hot tub and launch pad. Pony grooming was also excellent.

10

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Mr O'Shea

02/08/2021

The perfect balance between camping and comfort

10

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Mrs Hartley

26/07/2021

We had a fantastic family getaway, truly immersed in nature with lots to do on site. Kevan and Joy were great hosts, very welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate. We have 4 children of varying ages and there was something for everyone. The water experience was a great afternoon and we even got a glimpse of a stag! We would definitely recomend a visit!

10

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Mrs Humphreys

26/07/2021

Magical. We loved it.

10

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Mrs Prins

26/07/2021

Beautiful part of the county. Caring hosts and as usual every ‘glamping’ luxury taken care of.

10

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Mrs Evans

23/07/2021

This is our 5th Featherdown visit and by far the best. Joy and Kevan go above and beyond at every turn. It’s a truly magical experience and the water package was the highlight of our year! We loved the farm walk, the pony craft, the pizza oven and the freshly baked goodies in the morning. Perfect trip away and we will 100% be back! There is something very special about this particular Featherdown location.

10

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Mrs Richardson

19/07/2021

Amazing location, fabulous ducks, magnificent lake and water fun!

10

Meet your hosts

Joy and Kevan

We are Kevan and Joy Fox, both hailing from farming families in neighbouring villages and with plenty of tales of the area to share. We are your hosts, flitting in and out of your stay with our four children, Ivor, Fleur, Lloyd and Gregory.

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Welcome to our farm, where the activities we lay on for your holiday are literally inexhaustible.
Farmers Kevan and Joy smiling outside farmhouse
Cwmberach pizza in oven in front of coals 2

Highlight

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

Aerial view of lakes with fields surrounding and trees to each edge

Highlight

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.

Featherdown farm upper shadymoor 9180

Highlight

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

The Shropshire Hills

Shrewsbury

Ludlow

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