We stayed at Mill Farm in a lodge/tent for four nights at the end of August 2013. We were made to feel very welcome by the Dyke family on our arrival. We took our three children ages 14 ,11 and 5 and it was their first experience of any kind of outdoor nature holiday so it was a good introduction to it. It feels like you are close enough to nature but with added luxuries such as a log burner inside the tent, gorgeous furniture and very comfortable beds. No computers, TV or electricity I was amazed at how much we all loved the atmosphere, sitting at night with some fairy lights and the warmth from the log burner, listening to the noises of the animals.
During our stay we went on the farm tour which was very interesting and we also had a go at the laser clay pigeon shooting, which is great fun for all ages.
The kids were able to jump in the hay bales and push each other around in the wheelbarrow, collect wood for the stove and search for eggs from the chickens. It's quite hard to please a 14 year old and a 5 year old with the same things so this break certainly kept everyone entertained. The Dyke family are very friendly and pop by regularly to check if everything is alright and if you need anything.
The local area is very beautiful, lots of countryside and village pubs. We visited Lecock village, Devices and also Stone Henge all of which are worth a visit. Stone Henge is a bit of tourist spot with coach loads of people turning up all the time but worth a visit as it is so close.
All in all we would recommend this holiday, not just for families but would also be a nice romantic break away too. Our kids can't wait to go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glamping at Mill Farm is hot water on tap, comfy beds, snugly duvets and pillows, eggs most days, wifi when needed, rechargeable lanterns for the evenings and fantastic hosts. And for the kids - bunk beds in a mini wooden house inside the lodge, reading bedtime stories by candle light, mini tractors to race around the meadow, a safe environment...and best of all, no electronic games consoles or TV. ... more less