Reviews and Gallery
Don’t just take our word for it here are some thoughts and pictures from others
We've loved it all
Hope to return soon …
Emma and Neil, June 2015 (and they did in Sept 2015!).
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday
Thank you and hope to come again soon.
Chris, Sarah and Arthur, July 2015
Wow! You've created the perfect retreat
Esther, Max, Sam and Isla June 2015
It is perfect
Michelle and Philip September 2014
Our third stay with you guys
The Holburns and friends August 2014
The tents were very comfy
I hope the rest of the season goes well!
Best wishes Katie Aged 9, July 2014
Ruben has just hugged our tent!
Many thanks Tess, Thanos, Ruben and Rosa, Bristol, 2013.
What a special, peaceful retreat
We will be back (sorry!)
Thank you love Michelle and Philip, Bucks, 2013
Great set up, hats off to Sue and Nick
Thanks Old Bidlake Farm. The perfect way to spend my birthday weekend.
Cheers Dave, 2013
Beautiful bell tents, Idyllic countryside
Beautiful bell tents, Idyllic countryside, Delicious homemade Dorset Apple Cakes
Lovely horse riding, Awesome apple orchard, Kitchen with everything you could ever need
Edible delights from the farm shop, Fabulous fossils, Amazing sunsets
Roaring rocket stove, Marvellous mackerel fishing
Lili aged 8½, London, 2013
Old Bidlake Farm – proper camping, without the hassle
What happens if you take not two, but four kids camping, on your own? In torrential rain? Four hours from home?
This is how I spent the half-term holidays. Actually Daddy has no more holiday left to take from his job, but the offer from Old Bidlake Farm to check out one of their bell tents was too tempting to resist, and I’m always suspicious of a school holiday that has nothing written on the calendar. “It’ll be great!” I decided. “I’ll go on my own, we’ll have fun, all under canvas together. Actually,” – I felt brave – “let’s invite your friends too, will be easy!” I practically sang to my two children. They looked a little, shall we say, incredulous, but they weren’t about to argue, and swiftly started Whatsapping to see who was free.
Come the morning of our trip, it was pouring with rain. “Good luck with this!” affirmed mothers as they handed me their offspring, complete with wellies, raincoats, and spare towels. “Will be fine!” I trilled as they waved me off into the deluge.
And it was. About 2 hours down the M3 the rain thinned, and finally petered out. It’s always brighter at the coast. As the roads got narrower I breathed in that sense of relaxation that you get from going somewhere greener, slower, and more gentle. By the time I started to go head to head with enormous tractors coming the other way, even the kids were jovial about the journey. “Next time, Mum, just stop the car and I’ll get out and tell him to reverse back down the lane!” Even arrival and unpacking felt easy, as the kids jostled for who could be most helpful, and the tent was stocked in no time. You see, when you take other people’s kids on holiday, everyone tries harder to be on their best behaviour.
Read the full article on Actually Mummy – Old Bidlake FarmActually Mummy
“Just four bell tents in a field, surrounded by rolling fields and open skies. The tents are beautifully kitted out with great attention to detail; pretty bunting, a soft toy each for the kids, hot water bottles. There is a ‘rocket stove’ for cooking, a cool box, and all crockery and cutlery are provided. There’s a communal kitchen, and space to eat under cover if needed, very nice loos and showers.”
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