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The Dandelion Hideaway
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Not much to say that hasn't been said already in the other reviews. From arrival till leaving, our family was made to feel welcome and we had zero problems or issues during our 4 nights and 5 days. Our 6 y/o (and wife/I) loved the farm animals and activities. The "tent" was incredible. Wood burning stove kept the areas toasty at night and was a fun experience cooking on it. Bathroom was much much more than expected and was honestly nicer than a bunch of hotels we have stayed in. We will be back again. Thanks Jon and Sharon.

Room Tip: Bring wellies. Get out and mingle with your neighbors
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Just arrived home from an amazing five day stay at the Dandelion Hideaway, cannot recommend it highly enough!
From the moment that you arrive both Sharon & John make you feel very welcome, nothing is too much trouble. The tents are absolutely beautiful inside, the attention to detail is wonderful, giving them a really cosy feel. Tents are also very well equipped with everything that you are likely to need during your stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the farm activities, the farm talk & tour of the goat farm, pony grooming (which is an integral part of the farm experience), and the talk about how to keep your own hens. One of the highlights for us was fetching our own fresh eggs every morning from the hen house for our breakfast, you really can taste the difference!
The farm shop was great, we used this most days, really handy to have onsite.
This is the perfect choice of holiday for children, our son of 13 never touched his i pad once! He was too busy enjoying the outdoor surroundings & toasting marshmallows over the camp fire.
I'm sure that we will be returning for another family holiday very soon,
Thank you Sharon & John.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

As the year ends and Christmas approaches I often look over the pictures from what we've done over the year. The ones from Dandelion Hideaway are amazing. We not only had a great holiday we truly got to relax as a family. Staying at the Bluebells was wonderful. The kids slept in the treehouse leaving us to the luxury tent! We played board games if the kids had time to visit. But usually they had chickens and goats to see to and exploring in the woods with the other kids so we just had to read, bake and chat let the wine breathe and stoke the fire! Or lie in the sun! Blissful.

Room Tip: Bluebells has a treehouse which older kids will love but it is very dark. I made sure I had sleeping...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

An absolutely incredible experience. Facilities top notch, beautifully designed interiors, comfortable beds, highly efficient log burner stove, generous supply of firewood. Hospitality totally above and beyond what we expected. John and Sharon made a massive effort to make the Halloween half term week highly entertaining for us and the kids in addition to allowing us to milk their goats, grooming ponies, toffee apple making, pumpkin carving competition. An absolutely outstanding place to stay and highly recommended. We will be returning. Thank you so much

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Lise G
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Our family of four visited Dandelion Hideaway in August. We were made to feel extremely welcome by our hosts and enjoyed a 4 day break on a working goat farm. The kids loved collecting fresh eggs every day from the chicken coup, helping with the goat milking and just enjoying the fresh air and company of the other kids.
Our tent was well equipped and comfortable and was one step ahead of our previous glamping experience.
Would definitely recommend this place it's fantastic!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank A H
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed in Bluebells/Bluebells Nest and it was amazing. The though that has gone in to these canvas cottages is un-believable. We were speechless when we first entered then wandered around for five minutes taking in the attention to detail and the design flare displayed in every inch of the place. John and Sharon have created something very special and really care about making everything right for you. They are a wonderfully accommodating couple and Sharon makes a great Beef Bouguignon. We will be back next year for sure.

Room Tip: Request Bluebells of Badgers nest
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Living a whole 20 minutes away from the site, to convince the extended family that going camping in October was a great idea was never going to be an easy sell!
However, having returned from our weekend, we are already looking for our next excuse to go! We booked 5 tents and were given exclusive use of the site by John and Sharon. The booking process was detailed, professional and all done in a very personable and friendly manner.
This is a perfect spot for an alternative weekend away.....the tents are amazing, kitted out with unique, quirky decor, they provide a comfortable, warm home away from home.
The children love being amongst the animals, Farmer John gives an insightful talk of the farming industry while Sharon cooks an outstanding chicken pie (or beef pie or lasagne!)........
A campfire burns long into the night whilst you chat about your day, enjoy a glass of wine before you snuggle down into the warm, cosy beds.
If you've not been, get it booked.....if you've been before, get it rebooked!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ian B
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Address: Osbaston House Farm Lount Road | Leicestershire, Osbaston CV13 0HR, England (Formerly Osbaston House Farm)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Osbaston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Osbaston
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dandelion Hideaway offers the finest farm glamping holiday. Six, luxury country canvas cottages, nestled into the idyllic countryside, offer fun for families and pure indulgence and romance for couples. There are beautiful luxurious interiors, vintage touches and a roll top bath & shower in the en suite bathroom, with oodles of hot water! Each sleeps six guests in two bedrooms, plus a "hayloft", and the well equipped farmhouse kitchen includes a butler's sink and a traditional range cooker. Bluebells canvas cottage is just for two and is perfect for romance, proposals and celebrations, its very secluded, private and has its own delightful hot tub. ... more   less 
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The Dandelion Hideaway Osbaston, Leicestershire

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