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New Farm Holidays

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Organic farm-based, off-grid camping with individual campfires
Tucked away within the 30 acre Ostler's Wood in deepest rural Lincolnshire, New Farm Holidays awaits those looking to really get-away-from-it-all. Comprising two stunningly-located sites, the first, catering for tents and timber pods, is a tranquil, tourer-free zone, while its sister site (six miles coastwards) offers easy access, electrical hook-ups and even an Indian takeaway that delivers to your door.

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.

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Facilities

1 shower, 2 flush WCs, washing-up facilities. Individual firepits with each pitch (logs can be purchased for £5).  The pods have a solar panel which enables USB device charges and LED lighting. Become a falconer for a morning on the Hawk Walk.

Suitable For

Tents, dogs, small groups – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, large single-sex groups – no. Team and corporate events are also welcome. See website for options available.

Nearby

The historic market town of Boston, 9 miles away, is home to the fabulously retro Bubblecar Museum (01205280037) with a collection of '50s and '60s mini cars and scooters. Climb the tower of St Botolph's Church (01205 354670) and gen-up on the local history at the Boston Guildhall (01295 365594). The National Trust-run Tattershall Castle (01526 342543) is an impressive red brick castle rising up from the rolling Lincolnshire countryside. This is an area with a rich military history and flying enthusiasts will enjoy the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (01790 763207), home to the Lancaster Just Jane. Get back to nature and discover the wildlife of the Wash at Frampton Park Nature Reserve (01205 724678), while bird lovers will relish a visit to Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve  (01754 898057). For some beach action the classic seaside resort of Skegness is 16 miles away while a bit more off the tourist track is Chapel St Leonards. If you venture further afield to the county capital of Lincoln pay a visit to the impressive Lincoln Castle (01522 792040) and Lincoln Cathedral (01522 561500).

Food & Drink

New Farm will deliver a home-cooked meal to your tent door but if you fancy a pint or want to eat out you'll need to drive to one of the many village pubs or to nearby Boston. There are plenty of friendly locals serving good food and a decent pint, including The Angel Inn (01205 870315), The Bell House (01205 364478), The Mill (01205 352874) and The Barley Mow (01754 820883). If you're in Boston The Haven Cafe (01205 837575) is a good stop for breakfast, coffee and cakes, Bombay Brasserie (01205 359944) dishes up tasty curry, Bizzarro (01205 353007) for authentic Italian fare and Los Burritos (01205  837100) for Mexican food and cocktails. For a fish and chip supper head to Suttons in Wainfleet.

Opening Times

March – October.

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Accommodation

5 tent pitches (3 with EHU). 3 camping pods, 1 deluxe en suite pod and 1 bell tent also available.

Location

Contact New Farm Holidays, Ostlers Wood, Folly Lane, West Fen, Stickney, Lincolnshire PE22 8BN

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Getting There

Leave Boston on the A16, follow the road for just over 10.5 then take the second left signposted Hagnaby Lock, onto Drain Bank. Pass the Jolly Sailor pub on the right, around the left hand bend then turn left over the river. Carry on for about a mile until the road bends sharply left. New Farm Holidays is straight ahead through metal gates up a farm track.

Boston (0845 748 4950) is the nearest train station (9.2 miles away).

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★★★★★

Summer getaway

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.

Jul 22, 2015 by sharonrushin

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