We stayed as a family of two adults, two teens and a ten year old in May for a week and although the rainy weather didn't help, the experience wasn't really as glam as we'd hoped. Although as the 'fridge' is a wooden chest with frozen water bottles in, perhaps it was good that it was cold. We've been traditional camping before and could have coped with that. However, personally, I think that as it's sold as 'glamping' - something which the price certainly suggests - over £800 for a week! it could have had that little extra. But it is just camping in a tent with a hard floor and duvets. Everything is 'extra' to the cost too so it soon adds up; logs, lamp oil, chicken coop...
Adrian and Maddie are without doubt very welcoming and the fresh morning croissants are second to none.
However, the pizzas we ordered were mainly garlic and could have been bought much cheaper from the supermarket down the road (as could most of the 'farm shop' items). Also, as they are done in a traditional pizza oven on 'Pizza night' and can only be done a few at a time, it does take ages to get them, which is not good with hungry children waiting, especially when they are burnt on arrival. The pictures in the brochure make it all very appealing especially the white duvets (who chose white for farms?!?) but, with no hot water other than if you lit the stove to boil the kettle we just found it a little tedious. Equally I guess, even if it was hot, you'd have to light the woodburning stove to get a cuppa anyway, which with the price of the logs you can do without. We just felt that access to some hot water (other than at the muddy shower block right next to the cow barn) may have made life a little more bearable. Days out are advised too as there is nothing else really to speak of, to do on site.
If you live in the town and never get to see the countryside, I can see the appeal but other than that we sadly didn't feel it was worth the money and was a bit oversold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Views from the tents of St Michaels Mount, beautiful beaches to the north and south and an outstanding reputation for hospitality, make this Feather Down Farm one of the best bases for Cornwall you can imagine. ... more less