- Thursday, 19 January 2012
Glamping – now there’s a word – well actually it’s a combination of glamorous and camping and that’s exactly what it is – camping with style!
So if you want to go camping but don’t want to forego some of those luxuries you are used to at home then this may well be for you. How do you fancy a large tent capable of sleeping six people (maximum 5 adults and one child) – in proper beds, with crisp, clean linen, running water, your own wood burning stove and even your own toilet?
Well with glamping the Featherdown Farms way that’s exactly what you get!
You get all the pleasure of camping – experiencing the peace and solitude of being out in the countryside, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the birds and other animals being close to nature – and all the time you are doing it on a working farm. Yes, this is their philosophy – all their sites are located on working farms and are looked after by the farmers themselves.
This means that you may well be woken by the sound of the cockerel crowing, or the cows being called or their morning milking – whatever sound wakes you, you can be sure it will be one that you don’t hear most mornings at home.
A home from home
Glamping the Featherdown Farm way is not like your traditional camping – its an adventure for young and old, it brings you close to the land and its amazing how quickly you wind down and adapt to the pace of nature – but in the glamorous way.
All the tents are equipped to an exceptionally high standard meaning you don’t need to take anything with you – it really is all there ready and waiting for you when you get there.
Invariably the main activities centre around the wood burning stove. It’s on this that you keep the kettle gently simmering or do your cooking should you wish whilst also providing all the heat to ensure that your tent remains warm and cosy whatever the weather outside.
Where to stay?
Featherdown have nearly 30 sites dotted around the UK, all on working farms, and all offering the same quality of accommodation and comfort.
One of the latest additions is Lipley Farm near Chesawardine in the beautiful county of Shropshire which is owned and operated by husband and wife team Steve and Tracey pictured below with twins Edward and Harry.
With peace and solitude guaranteed, a working herd of over 140 milking cattle to watch over and an assortment of dogs, Lipley really is a true family working farm – and a great place for grandkids to watch and learn about farming life.
What to do?
So if Lipley really does excite you or the concept of glamping intrigues then why not visit www.featherdown.co.uk. Here you can check availability, request a brochure, make a booking or look at the many sites on offer around the country and chose the one that appeals to you.
Glamping really is something different – why not unleash the adventurer in you and give it a go!
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