Excellent stay at College Farm; wonderful hosts, perfect location, stunning surroundings with so much to do locally.
We really enjoyed staying at College Farm! The play area was great and being in one of the lodges closer to it made it more relaxing for us and our 4 year old daughter - it gave her a bit of independence to walk back to the lodge while still in sight. The views were amazing, the location lovely, and the quiet and stillness at night was therapeutic. We loved being surrounded by open fields, seeing the cows and sitting in with the lambs.Lucy was a wonderful host - she was always on hand but never intrusive. She was friendly and helpful and honest about places to visit (or not to visit!).I have only positive things to say about College Farm, but I was surprised that Featherdown charge the same for a lodge without an ensuite as they do for a lodge with an ensuite. When we booked there were no ensuite lodges available so we booked well aware that we would have to wander up to the shower block each time, and although we were completely happy to do that, I'm surprised that Featherdown don't account for the inconvenience of having to do so - luckily the weather was fine each day we were there but I can imagine walking to and from the lodge and shower in pouring rain would've been a different and unenjoyable experience. Alongside that, the lodges with the ensuite have dedicated space for toiletries whereas we were constantly moving things around - toothbrushes by the kitchen sink, shelves taken up with shampoo and shower gel etc instead of food and drink. The toilet is also much more private in the ensuite - in our lodge, the loo was next to the kitchen, which wasn't always a pleasant experience whichever side of the loo door you were on!Overall we were completely happy with our stay and thoroughly enjoyed being at the farm and in our lodge but I do feel slightly miffed that we paid the same but experienced more inconvenience.
Miss Da Costa
Fantastic stay and Lucy couldn’t have been more accommodating - highly recommend for a fun break away with young children.
Relaxing family time
Excellent location, lovely welcoming hosts, loads for the kids to do on farm and in surrounding area. It was our second time here and we loved it.
Einfach nur toll! Super freundlich und absolut bemüht. Unsere Erwartungen wurden in jeglicher Hinsicht übertroffen.
Thank you to Lucy and Marcus for another wonderful stay at College Farm. We hadn’t been since the pandemic and were delighted to find that the hospitality was as warm, the farm setting as peaceful, and the tents as immaculately kept as ever before- it was the perfect family escape, miles from care and truly restoring and relaxing. Just what we all needed. And we loved the innovation of the eco bricks for the wood burning stove- much easier to get going, cleaner and more environmentally friendly than the usual logs. Can’t wait to return again!
Close to perfection. Lucy was a wonderful and helpful host. The 8 tents are spaced far apart on a big piece of land. There are 2 playgrounds with a trampoline, a pen with 3 young lambs to cuddle, and a barn with hay stacks to jump on located near the tents : ideal for active young kids.
College Farm was extremely well kept and organised, it was in a great part of Norfolk with lots of nearby activities.
Our time at College Farm was great. Lucy was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. As soon as we got there we hadn't even parked up when the kids made a beeline for the hay barn. They loved it and even though we were on a working farm we felt that the kids were safe and we didn't need to watch them all the time, so they felt free and we could relax. Lovely location. Nice showers and a good information pack inside the tent which we used for dinner recomendations. A BBQ at the tent at sunset topped off a great few days.
Our 10th Featherdown Farm holiday. A wonderful, relaxing weekend. Lucy and her family were the perfect hosts. Our kids loved feeding the lambs, playing in the hay barn and on the trampoline. There is lots to see and do in the area.
We had a wonderful family break and our children loved being with the animals and playing in the hay barn. An idyllic location, welcoming hosts and a beautiful lodge with all we needed for a restful holiday.
Lucy and Marcus were wonderful hosts, and my kids and I absolutely adored staying at their farm, the location is beautiful.
Lovely family run farm with plenty of chickens and sheep and a fabulous play barn to keep the kids entertained. Lucy was a brilliant host who gave us lots of great recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to try.
Always a treat to spend time at College Farm - beautiful countryside, super welcoming hosts and tents just the right balance between rustic and equipped. We will be back!
Our holiday was brilliant, so Enjoyable, the amenities were practical and we had everything we needed from kitchen equipment to towels and bedding.
There was time for making memories with our children, having the chickens and sheep on the farm was an added bonus as we got to see wonder on our children’s faces interacting with them.
The children were allowed to play in the hay barn and go in with the animals which gave them a new sense of freedom and responsibility.
We were given plenty of candles and wood for our fire we didn’t need to request any more.
My husband went fishing on the farm which was an extra plus for us as a family.
We were recommended a local farm shop and it was lovely we would recommend this.We used the farm as a base in the mornings we would head out and come back early afternoon then we enjoyed the facilities of the farm in the afternoon and early evening.Lucy’s hospitality was second to none, we couldn’t have asked for a better host for our first feather down holiday. From the courtesy call she made two days before to the time we spent there and the farewell chat we had before our departure.We would come back to college farm without a doubt and we have already started recommending to our friends and family. Thank you Lucy-Five stars!
We have just got back from 3 nights here and it was amazing. Great safari tents with tranquil setting. The kids loved roaming the farm and playing on the trampoline and hay barn, making friends. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Great location too for visiting Norfolk. We highly recommend College Farm and will be coming back soon.
Lucy is a fabulous host, nothing is too much trouble. We returned for the third time. The kids love roaming and playing in the trampoline and in the hay barn with the friends they make on the farm. It is relaxing, beautiful and “off the grid” . See you next year!
Excellent. Lucy was the perfect host - attentive, friendly, efficient and helpful. College Farm was an excellent base for exploring this lovely area which has so much to offer. On site our children loved the communal trampoline and straw barn which was a great place to make friends. We really enjoyed the peaceful setting. A great Featherdown experience. Thank you!
Relaxing amongst gorgeous surroundings
Perfect balance between back to basics and luxury.
Lucy is a wonderful host and clearly cares passionately about her farm as well as her guests and providing an excellent Featherdown experience. The farm is in an ideal spot for day trips of all sorts and is laid out in such a way that allows a perfect balance of privacy but the chance to be social if you wish. Our children aged 11 and 8 had an amazing time playing football, in the play barn and trampolining, so much so that we didn’t see them other than to eat and sleep.
College Farm is excellent! The hosts are brilliant - Lucy was so friendly and helpful. There's loads for the kids to do independently on the site so we could relax and they made some great friends. Shower block was clean and worked well and the addition of large fridges up at the farm made food storage better than we have had at other sites. As well as the chickens and sheep at the farm, the little walk down to the river was teeming with wildlife and we saw cows, horses, swans, geese, pheasant, deer, rabbits and tons of butterflies! The local area is perfect for exploring with various coastal spots a short drive away and we also visited Bewilderwood and RSPB Minsmere. Would definitely recommend and hope to return ourselves in the future
Relaxed and full of fun!
Such a wonderful place - kids were in their element playing on the farm with all the new friends they had made while us grown ups had time to relax in the fresh air.
Kids have excellent time, pleasant experience on the farm and very kids friendly. Hosts are brilliant.
The best yet. A brilliant farm and host, we had a wonderful time at College Farm.
Absolutely Brilliant holiday. My kids who are 2 and 4 loved it. The kids loved feeding the chickens and playing in the parks and hay barn. Lucy and the family are amazing hosts and we couldn't ask for more. Keep up the great work
An incredible time spent on the farm. Our kids made friends, ran around free and did turn a little feral by the end of it! We haven’t stopped talking about it since we left. Lucy is wonderful. The tent and all facilities immaculate. So much thought has gone into making it the perfect getaway. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages!
Excellent fresh air family fun!
Truly refreshing break
We had a wonderful family weekend. Beautiful site and friendly owners! We all loved looking after our chickens - 'Dotty & Cluck Cluck!' fantastic memories made with our young family - thank you 😊
This was our third visit to College Farm and a much needed break for both adults and children from our own four walls, screens and devices! The children were outside with newly made friends all weekend. Lucy and Marcus are lovely hosts and the weekend was just what we all needed.
An idyllic escape, a place to make magical childhood memories. Our children loved having the freedom to roam, and we felt safe letting them. The park, hay barn and animals were loved by our children. Lucy was a fantastic host, we loved our week at College Farm.
Relaxing, wonderful family weekend away
Wonderful family stay in beautiful settings and friendly owners.