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Feather Down Midgham Farm

Midgham, New Forest National Park Hampshire, Fordingbridge England
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Midgham Farm was the 2016 Prima Baby award-winning Feather Down representative. Its woodland has been in the family since 1790, and today on the farm, ponies live alongside pigs and piglets, alpacas, 3 goats, 2 bunnies, and lambs. Pony grooming is a great activity for horse-loving youngsters, and can be booked with the farmer on arrival. Children will also love the rope swings and climbing ropes plus all the sand pits with sit-on diggers. Just a 15 minute walk away, a long stretch of the River Avon is reserved for guests booking fly fishing (15 April to 30 Sept) or coarse fishing (15 June to 15 March), which can be arranged on the farm. The river is also a wonderful place to swim or paddle. Relax at tents or log cabins spread out on the forest floor, with hammocks between the trees and lots of light coming through the canopy. For the energetic, there’s archery and axe throwing available across the wood.
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Hayley N wrote a review Nov 2023
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Was here from the 17th of November and supposed to stay until the 24th of November. However I packed the car up and left early hours of the 20th. 3 days was to long with very little heating. The owners control the heating and it comes on for about 2 hours a day. The logs they supplied were wet, so had to go and buy our own. They say a welcome pack is left for you, if they mean open bags of ice in the freezer and dead flies everywhere then yes there was a welcome pack. The welcome folder that they leave clearly asks you to clean up after yourself strip the beds change the bins and leave it clean. I do this anyway so that didn't bother me, what bothered me was there were no cleaning materials what so ever, so again had to go and buy them along with bin bags. There are no outside lights on the little barn so if you are going, take a torch it might save you from tripping over like I did and smashed my knee, which jolted my back. Also the decking is very slippy not suitable for use after rain, they might have invested in some slip proof paint, however they didn't. Take an extra duvet if you are going, the duvet there is like a sheet of paper. I have a very nervous dog, which was not helped, when a dog managed to let itself in. When I got the dog out and found out it belonged to the owner, I was told that the guests sometimes feed the dog so it goes there. And obviously decided to use the front door step as a toilet, because when I went out I was greeted by dog poo. I don't mind cleaning up after my own dog, but I draw the line at cleaning up someone elses that is being allowed to run free. Another off putting thing for me is the fact that we came back after a morning out, to a fence load of dead ducks, pheasants and pigeons. Literally just hanging outside the front door on the fence and off of a car wing mirror. This is an awful sight to see, especially when at no point, was the farm described as a hunting farm. If was I must certainly wouldn't have chosen that place. Also if you don't want to replace tyres on your car or the springs, maybe avoid this place, the pot holes are more like sink holes you will lose your car if you don't have your wits about you. So to summarise: A welcome pack is a pack of biscuits. ( So that's no milk and no cleaning supplies. Remember to take your own otherwise it's a 15 to 20 minute trip back to the closest supermarket. Prepare for dead flies. Take a duvet, and hot water bottle, take your own logs and fire lighters and kindling. Because trust me the log burning is the only form of heat you will get (cheapest place around is bashley. A 36 minute drive). The new forest is beautiful but this location is not great to stay in if you want easy access to the forest, or anywhere else for that matter. Really think before you book this place, paying extra money to be anywhere else would be worth it. Owner did not seem overly friendly on the two occasions I spoke to her, certainly not as welcoming as other reviews suggested. Oh and the toilet flusher was broken and the log burner had no seal around the door. I hope this helps others, as clearly some of the reviews about this place were being overly nice. I have been honest and paid for a week's holiday but left after 3 days. But yes it did have a dishwasher and a washing machine and a tumble dryer. (Again there are no tablets supplied, so if you plan on using it, best to bring your own).
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Date of stay: November 2023
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310MrG wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our time here - perfect spot for. Tents are well set up with all you need including log burner, sink, toilet and shower. Great communal area with pizza over. The kids loved the space and the animals on site .
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BellaB2013 wrote a review Aug 2022
Horsham, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Midgham Farm has goats, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens...as well as acres of forest to roam, stream to explore, and dens to build. Highly recommend. And if the stunning setting is not enough, there are beaches, Moors Valley adventure park and Dorset Heavy Horse Farm to visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Bas Tindall wrote a review Jul 2022
South Wales, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
What an amazing place, we stayed in the cottages - we had 2 giving a total of 5 bedrooms, perfect for what we needed. The cottages are fantastic, so much bigger than I thought they would be, comfy beds, brilliant showers. A delightful contained gravel garden with raised beds with all sorts of berries growing. Perfect for the dogs to be wandering around in. All the woodland to walk in and footpaths across the fields, wonderful. Such lovely hosts, Sammy & Henry, they made my mum’s 70th extra special, many thanks.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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joannaf888 wrote a review Sept 2021
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We had a lovely 4 day stay with our 2 young children who absolutely adored it! From the chickens to the ponies, to the goats - all lovely fresh air outdoors fun. I felt sorry for the chickens with my son constantly furking around for eggs under their bottoms - despite the fact we have our own chickens so it was hardly a novelty! Being in the woods, the tents are very dark - you are given oil lamps and candles which help, but we should have brought some battery operated night lights for when the children woke in the night. A lovely, safe, base - we didn't feel we had to constantly watch the children as long as they were in earshot. Sammy and her family were kind and welcoming
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Micheyboo wrote a review Aug 2021
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We booked one log cabin and one canvas cabin with our own toilets & showers for our stay. I'm glad we did this as it is a trek to the communal showers from the tents. If I had to choose between the two, the canvas cabin was better as it was larger and the layout much better for a large family. The log cabin looks nice but felt claustrophobic inside and the mezzanine floor had very steep stairs that you would not like young toddlers to use. Both lodgings were comfortable and homely especially once the wood burning stove got going. The showers were hot and powerful and a flushing toilet was great! Be prepared for a long walk to get your wood using the wheelbarrow though! If they created a covered section by the pizza oven for the wood so it is easier for everybody to collect, this would have been so much more convenient for everybody. We discovered all our BBQ's were broken and we inspected some of the others onsite and they were pretty much the same and they all needed replacing. We told the owner but she wasn't that bothered. Cleaning was not up to standard in some parts. We were told in the welcome letter that there are disposable covers on the pillows, this is not the case. We also had to make up our own beds and take off the bedding on departure. For the price you would expect them to do this themselves as a minimum even in a pandemic. On pizza night, double check on timings as we arrived at the designated time we were told only to find the oven had been started earlier and was already dying out by the time we arrived! We were supposed to get a pre-arrival call 2 days prior, this did not happen and on each occasion when we called it was not warm and welcoming, you felt like you were wasting their time and you got a sense of this throughout the stay whenever you spoke to somebody. Despite all this the the kids did have loads of fun with all the different areas around for them to play in and the little trucks dotted around the place were used constantly. The woodland setting was beautiful and there are various public footpaths to follow from the site to explore. The honesty shop was useful to have especially with the power points. This is only 3 stars as it was not terrible but neither was it perfect, there is certainly room for improvement and I think maybe before the pandemic it was probably much better but standards have dropped since then and they have just let things go a bit.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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kjack2016 wrote a review Aug 2021
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Whilst we enjoyed our holiday I can only agree with the previous review in that the provision of cleaning materials, lighting and loo rolls was meagre, bordering on penny pinching. Considering how much we paid to stay in the cabin, an extra supply of candles and another cleaning cloth or two would not have gone amiss. We also had to make up some of our own beds. Fortunately we had taken our own camping stove because the log burning stove took quite a while to get going and made the cabin extremely hot. On the plus side, all wood was provided even though it was quite a trek with a wheelbarrow to collect it. Thankfully we met some lovely people while staying here, making it a better experience. However, we will not return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Rebecca D wrote a review Jul 2021
Sandbach, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights recently at midgem farm in a cabin, whilst the woods were lovely it created no sunlight therefore it was extremely dark. The shower had blocked (which they did fix for us) and created an awful damp shower room, even before the first shower the floor was soggy and soft. The products they give to you (dish soap, cloth, spray) were also very poor quality...the bottles are just old bottles filled with cheap substitutes.... The spray being watered Down bleach! Our spray bottle was broken so asked for a new one... This was also broken. As for the cloth (see photo) this wasn't fit for purpose after two days and this was all that was given to wash dishes and clean the surfaces. The whole place wasn't clean and we couldn't be bothered to ask for another cloth because the hosts continually blamed featherdown company if there was anything wrong.....they seemed to be too consumed with the opening of their new luxary cottage they were opening that week!! The only hot water was from the shower so we had to use a bowl to get it from there to wash up......we didn't feel anything could be washed properly which is very concerning considering we are in a pandemic! Very pricey for what it is, the shower block was a long walk away also from the cabin also which one of family members used. There were nails sticking out of the cupboard bed which we removed because our child caught themselves on it. The bbq was disgusting and clearly hadn't been cleaned for sometime, the picnic bench was falling apart.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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steve b wrote a review May 2021
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A relaxing holiday. The showers hot, the staff, goats and chickens friendly, honesty shop well supplied. Plenty of wood provided to keep the cabin cosy. Well situated for local walks & New Forest.A relaxing holiday. The showers hot, the staff, goats and chickens friendly, honesty shop well supplied. Plenty of wood provided to keep the cabin cosy. Well situated for local walks & New Forest.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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RD71 wrote a review Apr 2021
Horsham District, United Kingdom32 contributions9 helpful votes
Wow! We were delighted we chose this luxury converted stable for our first getaway since COVID lockdowns. Perfect for a family with underfloor heating, 2 bathrooms, all you need in the kitchen for cooking, wood burning stove and delightful outdoor space. We loved it! Our son (age 5) loved watching the animals, ducks, chickens, turkeys, lambs, pigs and calves and also the play area with tractor, rope swing and sand digging area. The location is perfect and our days out included a Treasure Trail in Fordingbridge, Moors Valley Country park-cycling and play trail, Beaulieu and Milton on Sea. We also enjoyed the amazing walk from the farm too. Further luxury accommodation is currently being built, so even though we don’t tend to return to the same place twice-we may need to make an exception and try these out when finished!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Feather Down Midgham Farm?
Nearby attractions include Insight Activities New Forest (0.2 miles), Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park (3.7 miles), and Go Ape Moors Valley (4.9 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and kids outdoor play equipment.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include The Cartwheel Inn, The London Tavern, and La Lambretta.
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