Our first Featherdown Farm experience - it was amazing! Gorgeous, clean, comfortable, warm accommodation; lovely welcome from both Lucy and Marcus (homemade chocolate cake highly recommended!) - reliable, friendly service - fresh bread every morning, lovely food to pre-order from BBQ dinner to breakfast; good local knowledge and advice; well stocked farm larder and good info leaflets to browse through; fantastic with the children - lovely experiences from having their own chickens, collecting eggs, playing with the family dog Badger (who will be much missed by my son!), grooming the lovely ponies Henry and Phantom, the freedom to roam the farm on bikes or by foot - amazing local wildlife and stunning scenery. Very relaxing for us, the children didn't want to go home and have asked us to rebook for next year already! 5***** all the way - an amazing experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are very proud to have been voted as farm of the year for 2013. Our farm is located on the southerly tip of the Norfolk Broads and a short drive from many of Norfolk’s outstanding beaches and coastal towns such as Southwold. On the farm we would love to show you our herd of cattle that graze on the marshes, our chickens that reside at the top of the Feather Down field and in the farmyard you’ll find horses, lots of friendly dogs, guinea fowl and Dolly our pet cow. On the farm we would love to show you our herd of cattle that graze on the marshes, our chickens that reside at the top of the Feather Down field and in the farmyard you’ll find horses, lots of friendly dogs, guinea fowl and Dolly our pet cow.We are Marcus, Lucy, Henry and William Daniels. We keep a herd of mixed breed cattle that graze on the marshes, whilst the chickens reside at the top of the Feather Down field. In the farmyard you’ll find horses, guinea fowl, Dolly the pet cow and plenty of friendly dogs.The tents are located on a south-facing grassy field at the top of the farm-yard that slopes gently down to the marshes. If you come and visit in August or September then you will get to stay alongside the swaying sunflowers. There is a stunning view from all the tents over the marsh-land where the cattle graze down to the River Waveney. Guests can watch the mist roll in off the river and envelop the marshes, at dusk and early in the morning. You might also catch a glimpse of barn owls hunting or see one of the three species of deer we have in the locality.There is so much to do here you won’t need to stray further than the farm, don’t miss our farm tour, you can enjoy a wander on the marshes, take a picnic to the river, help us to move and check the cattle, and assist in looking after the lambs, our communal horse-grooming session is always a hit and don't forget to collect the eggs from the henhouse! If you are here for a rest you can sit out in front of your tent and watch the sails of the pleasure craft in the distance pootling up and down the River Waveney.Our farm larder has meat and eggs produced on the farm or sourced from one of our farm neighbours. You’ll also find local apple juice and ice cream there as well as freshly baked cakes and treats by Lucy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Feather Down Farms At College Farm Aldeby, Suffolk