We came here for 3 nights over a weekend at the beginning of September with 3 other friends' families and occupied 4 of the 6 tents. All of us had young kids aged 1-4 and it was perfect for them. The tents are arranged so you can see all the other tents and keep an eye on the kids as the field itself is totally enclosed and safe to let them run around.
The tents themselves are amazing. Real wood burning stoves to keep you toasty and separated bedrooms, along with a kitchen table, sink with running water and a functioning loo.
Joby and Martin (who's farm it is on) are both welcoming and chatty. They made sure we had everything we needed and gave us a guided tour and let the kids sit in the tractor.
The setting is brilliant, in the middle of rolling countryside, a few miles from Chesil beach and the Swannery at Abbottsbury - which has an awesome kids farm and play area.
Glamping I think could be for everyone, although make sure you arrive with some food as the honesty shop doesn't stock everything you may want on that first night. The farm even has a B&B if elderly relatives want to come and join the fun but not sleep under the stars.
Best bit, sitting outside on pub benches and enjoying a glass or two of wine under the stars with our friends – once the kids had fallen asleep. Will definitely do this again as it’s perfect for young families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Weymouth and Chesil Beach are close at hand to this dream of a Dorset Feather Down Farm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Feather Down Farms At East Shilvinghampton Portesham, Dorset