We stayed in the first week of April. The weather forecast was terrible, but we had plenty of sun, although it was pretty cold. We'd brought plenty of thermals due to the forecast, so were fine. My goodness it was cold at night though - we were cosy in several layers of clothing, two duvets each and a hot water bottle, but getting to bed was a chilly affair...
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!
The 'tents' were lovely spaces, and having the feeling of camping but with a flushing loo was luxury indeed. The beds were comfy, the 'cupboard bed' is an inspired idea, the views across the farm were beautiful and none of us wanted to leave. The honesty shop provided pretty much everything we needed, and we heeded warnings about how long it takes to make a cuppa by slowing ourselves right down and enjoying the anticipation.
Our hosts were courteous and friendly throughout, though they took a while to 'warm up' - I liked them all the more for that - they were real people and their love of this place was evident.
We were lucky enough to be there during lambing season and there were new ones every day, and beautiful wild plants in the hedgerows as we walked into the village (approx 2 miles).
I could go on... it was magical, we loved it, and will go again (to this farm and others) - we're hooked!
- Also Known As:
- Feather Down Farms At Sunninglye Farm Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent