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“Camping with comforts”
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Knaveswell Farm
Bristol
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“Camping with comforts”
Reviewed 26 August 2008

We all know that children just love camping - the freedom, the fresh air, the new friends and the informality. Unfortunately I lost interst sometime in my late twenties - once I discovered ensuite bathrooms. But this is camping with a diffierence. The difference being you dont have to give up the comforts of home - namely a comfortable double bed and space to sit and eat -even when its raining - which it inevitably does from time to time in Dorset. That said this isnt the cheapest campsite in the country - but it is the most pleasant that I have ever stayed at.

On top of the facilities, younger campers can help out at calf feeding time or check whether the site's hens have laid enough eggs for breakfast. With personal coaching from Jo its not surprising that kids develop a personal passion for animals and their environment. We had a great time and would say this is just ideal for families with kids aged from 5 to 15 - or adults who want to play too.

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  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2008

featherdown.co.uk
well what can i say?
knaveswell farm corfe castle dorset.

we just had a fab mid-week 4 nts at this new-old fashioned back to (some) basics camping (in a big tented hut)

its like camping, caravanning and a farm break all in one set in the 1930-40's,
a big spacious hut tent (one of 10 tucked away in meadows or trees) free range chickens, no noises except wildlife and steam train when it went past in the cutting.
lovely hosts, thanks paul and jo.
this is what back to the ways we holidayed before the war.
authenctically done, oil lamps, woodburner (yes you have to get up early to light the fire, keep it going to boil your big lettle for tea and a wash then fry your eggs and bacon but god is it worth the effort...YES!!!!
nice new beds and duvets, cotton sheets...all nice
you make up your own beds and wheelbarrow your luggage and stuff from the car, you had to walk upto the fram for milk or bacon in the little well stocked honesty shop..all good exercise...

marvellous for kids to experience the way of life now fast disappearing in the uk.
just do it !

this holiday is not for lazy towny types who want their laptops and phones 24/7 forget it as there is no electric LOL
nor those who want a lie-in!!
it IS for nice people who want a super country holiday like the old days....

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Additional Information about Knaveswell Farm

Property: Knaveswell Farm
Address: Knitson Lane, Corfe Castle BH20 5JB, England (Formerly Feather Down Farm)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Corfe Castle
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 unique, spacious safari-style tents plus a self-catering farm cottage on our working dairy farm. Knaveswell Farm is the perfect location for a family holiday, nestling between the golden beaches of Studland and Swanage and the ruins of Corfe Castle. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Feather Down Farm At Knaveswell Farm Hotel Wareham
Knaveswell Farm Corfe Castle, Isle Of Purbeck, Dorset

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