Upper Shadymoor Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Shrewsbury

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
Spot deer, sleep in a safari-style tent and enjoy wild swimming in the lake

Bedding down under canvas, spotting wildlife from the veranda of your tent, cooking over open flames and cooling off at water holes… a holiday at Upper Shadymoor Farm has all the hallmarks of a safari. But it’s a very British one. Situated between Shropshire and Ludlow, the animals you’re guaranteed to see here are horse, goats and ponies; pheasants, sheep and deer.

Upper Shadymoor is a Feather Down farm; part of a network of farm stays offering off-grid holidays in roomy safari tents (or ‘tented cottages’ as the Feather Down team likes to call them). They seem particularly appropriate here. Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the rustic but homely accommodation is provided by Feather Down and invariably lovely with log burners, en suite loos and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. And while the well-set up accommodation varies little, the on-site experience is as unique as the farms you’ll find it on, with hosting left in the capable hands of Feather Down’s partner farmers.

There’s certainly not another site that’s quite like Upper Shadymoor. The farm’s five tents look out over a shallow pond with a stream babbling by but the best waterhole is a short walk away; a natural lake that’s good for swimming in with a hot tub on the edge. To enjoy it, along with a rowing boat and great-fun trampoline, book the ‘water package’; one of this site’s optional extras. There’s also a deer safari, a wildlife-watching dusk adventure and a game-cooking experience led by Kevan, your on-site farm-stay host. He’s also responsible for some of the home-cooked meals available to buy from the well-stocked farm shop larder.



Each family-sized safari tent has three rooms: a double bedroom, a bunk room and the main living space within which is a cute cupboard bed suitable for younger children. The living space also has a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, dining area and a sofa and each tent has a private en-suite, flushing toilet. There is running cold water to both the hand basin and the kitchen sink. Bedding and towels are supplied. Outside each tent there is a sheltered veranda with two deck chairs, a picnic table and outdoor cooking area with a barbecue. Showers are shared and a short walk away. The site also has a pizza oven, a shared undercover seating area, space for games, play equipment, an honesty shop, a hot tub and its own lake.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Big groups and single-sex groups – by arrangement only. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs – no.


Activities available on site (bookable direct for an extra charge) include pony craft and grooming, a deer safari, children’s arts and crafts sessions, weekend game cooking classes, fishing and a hot tub, water trampoline, boating and wild swim water package. Beyond the farm, the medieval towns of Shrewsbury (10 miles) and Ludlow (17 miles) are both worth a visit and a walk in the Shropshire Hills is a must. Stiperstones and the Long Mynd are popular peaks to head for. The latter can be reached via a walk starting at Carding Mill Valley, just outside Church Stretton, 10 miles south of site. The National Trust's Attingham Park (01743 708123) is just eight miles from site and World Heritage-listed Ironbridge Gorge (01952 433424) and its associated museums are a 30-minute drive from site. A little further, in Bridgnorth (23 miles from Upper Shadymoor) you can jump aboard the heritage trains of the Severn Valley Railway (01562 757900).

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The Owner Says

Located in South of Shrewsbury, Upper Shadymoor Farm is an hour from Birmingham and an hour and a half from Manchester, yet feels worlds away from both, nestled in a woodland glade and with its own swimming lake. The farm is situated on the Welsh border in the Shropshire Marches. It boasts beautiful walks both around the farm and over Long Mynd and Stiperstones. Set out for a day of exploring and stop to refuel at one of the many country pubs dotted along the walking routes.

Unique to Shadymoor is the number of extra activities available, including pony craft and grooming, the Deer Safari and Dusk Adventure. There are also children’s arts & crafts sessions and the “Game On” weekend game cooking class – the possibilities for family holiday fun are almost endless! A particularly special treat is the hot tub, water trampoline, boating and wild swim water package; the ultimate hot-cold indulgence enjoyed by Scandinavians and Chinese for centuries. It’s an Upper Shadymoor delight for the whole family, often experienced under the watchful gaze of local red deer.

The real star of Upper Shadymoor Farm is nature itself. The environment has been enhanced by a decade and a half of conservation, and is the perfect backdrop for your Shropshire glamping farm holiday. Bluebell woods and wild garlic flourish alongside Kerry Hill sheep, deer, horses, goats, pigs, chickens and the farm dogs. Come and meet Mouse the dog, Dormouse the miniature Shetland and Goose the Clumber Spaniel. Unfortunately, guests’ pets can’t come along and meet them as the farm is home to many birds.

You will find the farm larder in the wainhouse, where you can order fresh bread. Food include venison, pigeon, pheasant, and duck, plus Kevan’s ready-cooked meals - all with negligible food miles. Both the wainhouse and the new summer house overlook the hot tub and lake, and make perfect luxury camping venues for special parties, big or small.

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


Six family-sized, safari-style tents.

Canvas Lodge with farmhouse shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Sleeps 6. We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges

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Getting There

If using sat nav use the postcode: SY5 7AL. From Shrewsbury or the A5 south of the town, head south on the A49 towards Leominster. Afrer three-and-a-half miles, turn right towards Stapleton (by a former garage/car wash). At the end of the lane, turn right again. As you start to leave the village, take a left signposted towards Church Pulverbatch. Turn left when there's a fork in the road (towards Pulverbatch and Wilderley). Continue onwards until you pass a cream bungalow on your right, then 700 yards further turn left into the drive for Upper Shadymoor Farm.


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