Stayed here during half-term May bank holiday. We stayed 3 nights and weather was mixed, but it really didn't spoil our break. We have never done a camping holiday before, so decided to book the 'frills tent'. from the moment we arrived Anna and Will were great, really welcoming giving lots of advice, great with the kids. The 'tent' was fantastic - we had loads of space for the 4 of us and the kids loved the 'cupboard bed'. Only thing I would say is when you got into bed at night they were cold, but you warmed up really quickly thanks to the thick duvets.
Life on the farm was back to basics, football, collecting wood for the bonfire, wheelbarrow rides, collecting eggs, but we all loved it. The farm tour was fantastic and great to really understand what they do on a day to day basis. I would suggest that people take enough food for the whole stay, including salad, vegetables etc. We didn't really have enough with us and although there is the honesty shop they don't stock fresh food, apart from milk and eggs. We found a small shop in a village but the selection was limited. I would also suggest taking extra candles - both normal and tea lights. Being in an environment where everything is fuelled by wood means you have to slow down. However if you aren't the type of person that can wait 2 hours for a cup of tea in the morning then I suggest taking a camping stove. The hot tub was great but did take a long time to warm up, but once it did we all loved it. Same with the shower. It isn't a cheap holiday but we all loved it and our kids have asked to go back next year so it really made an impression. I would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first ever Feather Down Farm in the UK and one of the closest to London, Manor Farm sits at the edge of the South Downs national park, a tranquil oasis for families for over five years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Feather Down Farm At Manor Farm Hotel Alton