First off sorry its taken so long to get the review done, Its been manic since getting back.
I fell upon the Dandelion Hideaway by chance whilst looking for a luxurious camping experience online, I needed something a bit special as I was also planning to propose. From looking at the website, it looked looked great and by reading the reviews on here I was expecting great things, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest..
From the moment we arrived, where John who showed us around the farm shop and gave us all the information we needed, to the time that we left with our lovely gifts from Sharon, we were made to feel very welcome and completely at ease.
The Bluebells and its Nest was absolutely outstanding, I cant think of a single thing that was missing. With the large sleigh bed, the luxurious roll top bath, the wooden floors, the wood fired hot tub and hundreds of other little quaint touches, we very quickly forgot that we were effectively in a large tent and felt more like we were in a top country cottage.
We were lucky enough to be the first ones in the Bluebells nest this season and therefore we were the first ones to try out the hot tub. It was already fired up for us when we arrived so that we could give it a go that evening. I mean what's not to like - Sitting in steaming hot hot tub, Looking up at the stars by candlelight, hearing the owls hoot as they fly around in the trees be hind, and all with an obligatory glass of red wine in hand. Bliss.
We tried out all the activities whilst we were there, and even though we mistakenly turned up an hour late for the farm tour, John was kind enough to complete a quick tour with us anyway. We really appreciated this as with it being a working farm we realised John probably had a lot of other things that he could probably of been getting on with.
Collecting the fresh eggs each day was great, Yvonne and I had a great time milking goats but would probably need a bit more practice if we were to make good farm hands. The Baby goats were very very cute, had to stop Yvonne from trying to steal and take home the one from our photos.
We were pretty lucky with the weather (first week in April). We had one lovely day and even though we had some drizly days it didn't matter one bit as when we weren't able to get out flying kites and playing frisbee, we were able to cosy up inside, playing cards, boards games and relaxing with a good book on the leather sofas, with the fire going.
So as I mentioned, I asked Yvonne to marry me whilst we were away (she said Yes by the way woohoo) and as a congratulation Sharon baked us a lovely heart shaped sponge with fresh cream and Jam. This was a really lovely touch and tasted great, Thanks Sharon.
We ate out one night at the black horse in market bosworth which we thought was great, really good food and we thought that is was pretty reasonable. The rest of the time I earned man points by cooking our food on the wood fired stove, including Pie and mash and spaghetti carbonara. Its a lot easier than I thought and the stove keeps the tent nice and warm.
We also spent one afternoon at market bosworth where we walked around the country park, and had some refreshments at the tea shop in the centre of town. Was a real nice afternoon out.
We had such a great 5 days at the Dandelion Hideaway, and want to say a big thankyou to you, John and Sharon for creating such a wonderful place where we
Lloyd & Yvonne
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Dandelion Hideaway Hotel Osbaston
- The Dandelion Hideaway Osbaston, Leicestershire