We stayed with our three children and thought the stay was good and bad. On the plus side, the setting was good, the fresh air helped us get 10-12 hours sleep per night (a record), we were close to Land's End (worth a visit), the wonderful hotel 'Old Coastguard' in Mousehole (worth a long lunch!) and St. Michael's mount (pretty but a bit crowded).
It was fascinating seeing calves being fed and the kids liked having their own chickens to look after. The tent/hut was good and comfortable.
On the negative side, there are lots of other tents in the fields, a little too close if you want privacy...and far too close if you have noisey neighbours (as we did). Also it was a relatively long hike to our tent (200 yards) and we were given wheelbarrows to get our stuff to the tent..we were fine but I don't think eldery people would have found this amusing. The tractor was out of use when we got there and we had no help from the owners, which was odd to say the least...we tentatively booked the 'spa' but couldn't use it in the end, but we were still charged, even though no-one else used it and it wasn't even turned on! The in house shop was expensive but there's a Tesco nearby, so I'd recommend going there to stock up.We came away thinking the camping side was regarded as a good money spinner for the farm, rather than being a well loved business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Views from the tents of St Michaels Mount, beautiful beaches to the north and south and an outstanding reputation for hospitality, make this Feather Down Farm one of the best bases for Cornwall you can imagine. ... more less