Moor Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Gloucester

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Super accessible yet wonderfully secluded safari tent stays on an ancient Severn-side farm

From motorway to A-road, A-road to B-road, B-road to Church Lane and Church Lane to private drive, the approach to Moor Farm speedily shrinks you down into this quiet rural backwater. There’s something charmingly English about it all. The busy scenery just dissolves away into countryside as you bimble down the final mile. When you pass the ancient, stone church it marks the last little settlement before you retreat into Moor Farm itself, the end point of its own tree lined driveway and a secluded Gloucestershire enclave.

The 12th-century church makes sense. Manor Farm is an old, traditional place. Rare breed Gloucester cattle roam the meadows either side of the driveway and Hampshire Down sheep nibble at grass along the banks of the River Severn, canalised here for boats that traded up and down the waters in centuries gone by. Then there are the old farm buildings, tall hay barns with ginormous wooden doors and a vintage red tractor parked up inside.

It’s the newest addition to the farm that has us shouting though. In the expansive grounds, safari tents have been set up by the experienced folk at Feather Down who offer farm stays across the UK in a trademark stately fashion. The 'tented cottages' (as Feather Down like to call them) include wooden flooring, kitchenettes with stoves and running water, large oak tables and a healthy scattering of oil lamps and candles giving a warm and cosy feel. Kids go crazy for the cupboard bed – a sumptuous little hideaway while adults will enjoy the classic comforts and everything-you-need accessibility of it all. With well-equipped kitchen cupboards, bedding and towels provided, you could turn up with just a toothbrush get away with it.

Exploring the farm is a must. The Watts family will happily give you a tour, but there’s also space to run around yourselves. Collect eggs from the chicken coop, build dens in the trees, book in a dip in the site's indoor swimming pool or venture down to the canal, a five-minute walk away, to fish or bob about in a boat. If you really fancy a wander then you can follow the canal all the way into Gloucester, running right the way in to its historic docks near the cathedral. It’s a long six-mile route though so you could just return to that speedy nearby A-road. But if the big roads and the big city are not for you, there's plenty more pootling on quiet country lanes available with the edge of the Cotswolds just a short drive away.

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  • 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
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Details

Facilities

Your cottage under canvas includes a double bed, bunk beds and a cosy cupboard bed. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower and basin and flushing toilet. There is a kitchenette with outdoor cooker, and canvas covered veranda along with a living space area with sofas, a dining table and the like. There are also tents that are similar in style but do not feature en-suite bathroom facilities, a BBQ or large veranda. Wood is supplied for heating and cooking along with a starter pack of candles and lamp oil. Towels and bedding are all provided. Campers shouldn't pass up the opportunity to have a farm tour, but there are also chickens around about and a coop where you can collect fresh eggs. The farm has rare Gloucester cattle, Hampshire Down sheep and deer can be spotted among the trees.

Suitable For

Kids, families, well-behaved dogs on leads (max 2 per tent) – yes. Campervans, caravans, tents – no.

Nearby

There is a new cycle trail that runs around the farm and it's a 5 minute walk from the tents down to the canal where there is a small boat to paddle about in and fishing is also permitted. Once a big trade route the river is now quiet and used only by smaller leisure boats. Follow it west to the beautiful Severn Estuary, excellent for wildlife spotting – The Slimbridge Wetland Reserve is particularly close at hand. The historic county town of Gloucester is 5 miles away – the cathedral (01452 528095) is a must.

Food & Drink

Breakfast hampers are available from the campsite at an extra charge. There's no shortage of pubs nearby – there are 10 within a 4 mile radius and thats without including the town of Gloucester! The closest, though, are those down by the river, The Anchor Inn (01452 740433) has a garden overlooking the water, while The Ship Inn (01452 740260) is a beautiful gastro pub with a similarly stunning location.

Open

April–October.

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The Owner Says

Just 5 miles from ancient Gloucester and a short walk from the Severn estuary, you’ll find the peaceful sanctuary of Moor Farm. The farm is accessible but secluded, waiting for you at the end of a mile-long private drive lined with beautiful trees. From your first glimpse of the century-old traditional orchard and herd of rare Gloucester cattle feeding on the Severn floodplain, you’ll know you’ve left the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind.

In the central courtyard, which evokes a long-gone era of horse-drawn carriages, you’ll meet the three generations of the Watts family farming on Moor Farm. They are passionate about farming, but also the history and preservation of nature, and are active members of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Social Distancing Measures

All available accommodations will have private facilities. Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected, and ventilated for you prior to your arrival.

If you or a family member are feeling sick or have been confirmed, we ask you to contact our booking office as soon as possible and for you to not come to our location. We will rebook your stay to another date.

Arrival and departure times have been amended for an extra cleaning routine

When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host.

During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed.

The pizza evening has been adapted or cancelled

The farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

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Accommodation

Six safari tents

Canvas Lodge with private outdoor shower

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
If you’re a nature lover, there is nothing quite sensational as showering in the midst of nature. Located right next to your tent is where you will find our wooden, rustic private outdoor shower.

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Location

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Getting There

Leave the M5 at junction 13 and take the A38 northbound, signposted to Gloucester. After a mile-and-a-half, turn left into Church Lane, opposite Downtons Transport, which is unhelpfully signposted for 'Moreton Valence Church Only'. Follow for about a mile to the end of the lane where the farm driveway starts, follow it to the farmhouse. We cannot be reached by public transport 

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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