New Farm Holidays
Ostlers Wood, Folly Lane, West Fen, Stickney, Lincolnshire PE22 8BN
For the campers, a secluded, pondside woodland clearing provides a peaceful sunspot and space for just two privileged tents, two pods and a glamping bell tent. Two further spacious tent pitches are available in the fields overlooking the rolling Lincolnshire countryside.
The camping pods and bell tent (featuring mains electricity) offer a hassle-free camping option. If you prefer to travel light, the Mighty Oak package provides all the crockery, cutlery, utensils and saucepans you need for an additional tenner. You can even enjoy a home-cooked meal of farm-reared produce delivered direct to your tent or pod door courtesy of wonderful host Carolyn. And with no surrounding light pollution, you'll be in for some serious stargazing as you warm yourself next to your own personal firepit.
The 1000 acre farm has been in the family since the 1700s, becoming certified organic in 1988, and producing organic cereals, vegetables and beef. You can see the farm at work by following the footpath that runs through the farmyard and there are lots of woodland walks to explore. You can also try your hand at falconry with the Hawk Walk, taking a stroll through Ostlers Woods while the Harris Hawks follow, flying gracefully through the trees above.
The historic town of Boston lies just down the road. The town's St Botolph's church (affectionately known as The Stump) is said to have the highest non-cathedral tower in the world and anyone with a head for heights should scale the 365 steps and enjoy the view at the top.
With a rich cultural history, vast areas of unspoilt natural beauty and some classic English seaside resorts a short distance away, there's lots to fill your time here. But back at site, New Farm Holidays offers you the chance to enjoy the ultimate in escapism and the opportunity to take life a little more slowly.
The Owner Says
Whether you want a rural holiday that’s truly back to nature or a more luxurious glamping experience, you’ll find the perfect break here at New Farm Holidays. Our tranquil, spacious setting makes us a perfect holiday spot for families and friends whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a few days away from life’s busyness. You can revel in the simple life or indulge in a few home comforts whilst connecting with nature.
For the campers, our picturesque pond provides the perfect pitch for camping pods and our deluxe pod with en-suite facilities. Wander deeper into our 30 acre wood and you’ll find our glamping Bell Tent, more pods, and plenty of space to pitch your own tent. We also offer camping pitches overlooking the open countryside so you can pick the perfect location for you.
We have a hot shower, flushing toilets and a dishwashing area plus all the pods and the Bell Tent have the benefit of mains electricity new for 2017. We can also offer a camping kit package with all the cutlery, crockery and utensils you need so you’ve got one less thing to think about. Each pitch comes with its own firepit so you can sit out underneath the stars, enjoying a glass of wine or a toasted marshmallow, absorbing the peace and quiet.
If you want to use our site as a base to explore the local area we’re just a few miles from the historic town of Boston where St Botolph’s Church boasts the highest non-cathedral tower in the world. If you’ve got a head for heights, scale the 365 steps to enjoy magnificent views from the top. For those who prefer an ice cream by the sea, there are some classic English seaside resorts a short drive away. Whether you choose to venture out, prefer to explore the woodland, or just want to soak up the tranquillity, we’re sure you’ll head home relaxed and refreshed.
We booked a 3 night camping stay (after about 10 years of not camping!) and had the most wonderful time. A truly magical place, even the walk through the woods to the loo was a delight! We loved being able to have a campfire, walking through the woods, walking out to Medlam Drain to watch the sunset. We were visited by "the boys" In the morning munching grass and fluttering their eyelashes, we were visited by the barn owl quartering the field at dusk and disturbed a little owl in the barn when walking along Medlam Drain.
The toilets and shower were absolutely fine, head torches useful for night time visits, washing up in the woods...amazing, the hot water a nice touch.
I'm sure we will be back!
Thank you Carolyn and the New Farm Holidays team.