Surprise Stay at Feather Down Farms Feather Down Farms

UK England

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
A discounted safari tent stay at a Feather Down farm or estate – in a surprise location!

If you buy birthday presents months in advance, organise books in alphabetical order and plan holidays to the nth degree; look away now. The farm-stay specialists at Feather Down have come up with an enterprising idea that might be a little too much for you. If, on the other hand, you love the excitement of change, the drama of surprises and the bargain of last-minute deals; read on.

Feather Down’s Surprise Stays are a new concept in glamping. They offer a two-night safari-tent getaway at a mystery Feather Down site in September or October – for a reduced price. You book, with no idea where you’re headed to and then, a month before the start date of your holiday, the destination is revealed. But, the truth is, you don’t need to be a wild card to choose this holiday option as there are a few certainties which mean that, if you like the way Feather Down do things, you are pretty much guaranteed a good time. And one thing's for sure: you'll be booking your holiday at a bargain price.

The Feather Down network consists of farms and rural estates that all offer off-grid holidays in roomy safari tents (or ‘tented cottages’ as the Feather Down team likes to call them). Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the rustic but homely accommodation is always provided by Feather Down and is invariably lovely with log burners, en suite loos and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. The well-set up accommodation varies little, but the on-site experience is as unique as the farms and estates you find it on with hosting left in the capable hands of Feather Down’s partner farmers and landowners.

Generally, you are given a welcome and perhaps a farm tour by the farming family that owns the place. You often get to meet some of the farm animals, there’s almost always a little honesty shop and some play equipment for kids and, very often, there’s a pizza oven too. With the destination unknown it’s hard to say what there is to do in the area you’ll be visiting but as Feather Down usually chooses farms and estates near popular spots, you’re unlikely to be left without options. In fact, most Feather Down locations are in or near National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Available for September and October only, Surprise Stays also offer one other certainty. The folk behind the scheme will do the number crunching for you and will only send you to a destination within a three-hour drive of your home. They are happy to organise logistics so up to three tents can be booked together too. As a result, Surprise Stays are great for groups and equally attractive to couples, friends and families. These stays are perfect for people who are already Feather Down fans and a great-value way for newbies to test-drive the experience they offer. The great glamping rush of 2020 and 2021 has meant Feather Down sites have been in hot demand so for anyone struggling to find summer availability at a specific site, surprise stays take the pressure off. Feather Down will do the hard work and you'll have something to look forward to in late summer or early autumn.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Surprise Stay at Feather Down Farms with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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At Feather Down, we believe in simplicity and being able to go back to basics without sacrificing luxury and comfort. When it comes to luxury we don’t mean an HD TV or an air-conditioned room – but many other amenities you would expect from a nice hotel room and providing you with comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, and spacious lodges. With the combination of our need for modern comfort and your craving to be close to nature, rest assured you will experience a wonderful time on our farms in the countryside.

Our goal is to give you an authentic and unusual experience. To transport you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life that’s punctuated by your smartphones and laptops. We are all about getting back to the simpler times away from technology, getting the family together, and reconnecting with nature and this is why we have chosen to offer you accommodation without electricity and WIFI.

Our interior consists of a fully equipped kitchen, rustic sitting and dining area, sofa, and bedrooms with real beds! Quality bedding, with thick mattresses, pillows, and soft duvets awaits you! The children’s favourite place to sleep is the Cupboard bed, where they would end the night talking about their new adventures on the farm before a good night’s sleep.

Suitable For

Our farms ensure that children can have fun and play games together in a safe environment. They can go on an adventure and discover the farm animals, but they can also enjoy the various activities that are available to them. Relax and unwind to the sound of nature while the kids run along the meadows and end the day by roasting marshmallows by the campfire!


Beautifully situated in tranquility and peace, your life in the countryside will be guided by nature. Wake up to the sound of the farm animals, let the ladybirds accompany you and gaze upon the starry night. Enjoy the ambiance of the oil lamps and candlelight-lit evenings, kept toasty by the warmth of the wood-burning stove. Very picture worthy if we say ourselves!

The farms of the Feather Down network are located in stunning places just waiting for you to be explored. During your stay, you will be immersed in the world of farming where you will meet your incredible hosts who are ready to welcome you to their home and help you discover their little corner of paradise. You will spend a special holiday with family or friends in a charming place, without fuss, and with people who appreciate nature.


September and October only.

Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

A unique offer in nature. Book a two-night weekend in September or October for only £235. Where will you go? You will find out one month before your stay. It will be a fun surprise for you, that’s for sure! All our farms are beautifully located in the countryside and we will choose a farm that is within a 3 hours drive from your home town. Your stay will always include a private shower, a wood-burning stove, proper beds and towels. Make sure to book your favourite autumn getaway at Feather Down now!

Choose an arrival date in September or OctoberBook for only £235  (worth £335!) Enjoy the anticipation. Receive an email from us a month before to see which farm you will stay in.

We can merge up to three bookings on a farm. So if you book three different surprise weekends for the same date, we can guarantee that you will be placed together on a farm. We cannot guarantee this for more than three bookings.

Social Distancing Measures

We have received the official UK certification “We’re Good To Go” to show that we have worked hard to follow the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to maintain cleanliness and social distancing in our UK locations

Preparation for your stay
  • Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected and ventilated for you prior to your arrival
  • When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host
  • Specific measures, which may vary by farm, will be explained to you on-site
  • During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed
Change in activities
  • Depending on the farm, the pizza evening has been adapted or canceled

  • Depending on the farm, the farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

  • The farm’s honesty shop will be open, with one person allowed inside at a time

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee


Up to 10 safari-style tents.

Surprise Stay with a Private Shower included

Safari tent Sleeps 5 10 Available
Stay in one of our unit types - a log cabin or a canvas lodge, with a Private Shower included

Surprise Unit

Safari tent Sleeps 5 10 Available
You will be staying in one of our unit types - a log cabin or a canvas lodge

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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