Hollings Hill Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Great Malvern

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
Safari tents with en suite loos, hot tubs and views of the Malvern Hills

Way back in days of yore, Malvern was famed as a spa town; it’s water naturally filtered through the rock of the Malvern Hills. The Georgians came ‘to take the water’, the Victorians believed in its ‘cure’ – and modern holidaymakers? They come to jump in hot tubs. Well, they do over at Hollings Hill Farm anyway. This Herefordshire farm, a few miles from town, has safari tents and log cabins for farm-stay guests – each with its own wood-fired hot tub and views of those legendary hills. Add in fresh air, farm animals and friendly hosts and you’ve a healthy dose of holiday fun.

Hollings Hill is a Feather Down farm; part of a network of farm stays offering off-grid holidays in log cabins and roomy safari tents (or ‘tented cottages’ as the Feather Down team likes to call them). Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the rustic but homely accommodation is provided by Feather Down and invariably lovely with log burners, en suite loos and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. Here at Hollings Hill there are private showers outside each tent and, of course, the hot tubs (which are bookable for an extra charge).

Hosting is left in the capable hands of Feather Downs' partner farmers, like Austin and Faye at Hollings Hill. Helped by their brood of four kids, they’ll welcome you to the site and explain the workings of this busy farm, which is home to a herd of milking cows, goats, ponies and chickens. They’ll show you the kids’ play area, the pizza oven (fired up on Saturday nights), the honesty shop and your home for your stay. With just four tents and two log cabins, the site is never too busy.

You may be happy to stay on site all day; with kids kept amused by the animals and adults satisfied by the view but the hills, ever present on the horizon, might prove a little too tempting. The Malverns are an upland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with walking and cycling galore. There are historic sites, pretty towns and country pubs to visit among them but there are no big-hitting, purpose-built attractions nearby. And that is exactly Holling Hill’s charm. It’s just an hour outside of Birmingham but the off-grid, on-farm experience couldn’t be further from big city thrills. It’s all about the joy of the outdoors; something as old as the hills and as pure as the water.

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Facilities

Each family-sized safari tent has three rooms: a double bedroom, a bunk room and the main living space within which is a cute cupboard bed suitable for younger children. The living space also has a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, dining area and a sofa and each tent has a private en-suite, flushing toilet. There is running cold water to both the hand basin and the kitchen sink. A private hot-water shower is not quite en suite but private and just outside your tent as well as a hot tub (available to use for an extra charge). There is also a sheltered veranda outside with two deck chairs, a picnic table and outdoor cooking area with a barbecue. The site also has a pizza oven and a shared undercover seating area, space for games and play equipment.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Big groups, single-sex groups – by arrangement only. Campers, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.

Nearby

The site is on western edge of the Malvern Hills which offer great walking, cycling and horseriding with plenty of footpaths and commons to explore.  Malvern Priory (seven miles from Hollings Hill Farm) is worth a look for its impressive medieval stained glass and, while there, explore the rest of Malvern, a pretty town in three parts, which expanded in the 1800s when it's water was famed for having health-giving properties. Sadly there's nowhere to take the water these days – but there are plenty of tearooms and cafes. Another historic site is Eastnor Castle (01531 633160), home to the annual Big Chill Festival in early August, which is nine miles from the farm. Nearby Ledbury (seven miles) is a beautiful market town; if you tiptoe down Church Street, its cobbled streets and overhanging buildings will make you feel like you've travelled back to the 1600s.

Food & Drink

A great selection of local produce can be picked up in the pretty town of Ledbury; go on a Friday where you can pick up homemade scones and sweet tartlets from the weekly market. No weekend stay would be complete without a Sunday roast and the Red Lion (01886 880318, two miles from site) is regarded as one of finest in the area. Alternatively, The Oak Inn (01531 640954, four miles away) in Staplow is a beautiful conversion spanning across three cosy bar areas with log burning stoves, flagstone floors and an abundance of old wood beams.

Open

Easter–October.

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The Owner Says

Hollings Hill Farm in Herefordshire boasts panoramic views, allowing guests who stay here to feel completely unconfined. You will be able to look a long way out over the landscape and the Malvern Hills. The farm is only about an hour’s drive from Birmingham, belying the gorgeous natural surroundings. This is one of the original, tried-and-tested Feather Down farms. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t stay up to date. Both the log cabins and cottages under canvas here come with hot tubs – booked as an extra.

The farm continues to be the menagerie it’s always been, and the goats, Holstein-Friesian milking cows, ponies and chickens will all be there to welcome you. Why not come and watch the cows being milked? The whole family looks forward to giving you an insight into the way they farm here, and from the moment you arrive, they’ll see to it that you are pampered. Unfortunately, however, dogs cannot be accommodated.

For groups, there is an extra tent that can be used as a party tent/communal gathering area. During your stay, you’ll have unlimited use of the smoke barrel and stew pot! Paying only for ingredients, there are wood-fired ovens in each tent, as well as a rustic outdoor AGA-style cooker for relaxed al fresco meals. The newly built honesty shop is full of delicious stock to dip into.

If you need to break up the rest and relaxation, there’s plenty do to beyond Hollings Hill Farm. Activities include walking and biking in the Malvern Hills, visits to Great Malvern Priory or Eastnor Castle, and to Malvern town itself with its spring water and wells and specialist shops selling antiques, arts and crafts, and old books.

Social Distancing Measures

All available accommodations will have private facilities. Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected, and ventilated for you prior to your arrival.

If you or a family member are feeling sick or have been confirmed, we ask you to contact our booking office as soon as possible and for you to not come to our location. We will rebook your stay to another date.

Arrival and departure times have been amended for an extra cleaning routine

When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host.

During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed.

The pizza evening has been adapted or cancelled

The farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

Accommodation

Four safari tents and two log cabins all with their own hot tubs.

Canvas Lodge with Private Outdoor Shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Sleeps 6. If you’re a nature lover, there is nothing quite sensational as showering in the midst of nature. Located right next to your tent is where you will find our wooden, rustic private outdoor shower.

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Location

Hollings Hill Farm, Hollings Hill Farm, Cradley, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5LY

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Getting There

If coming from the north, follow the signs to Hereford on the A4103. Continue on the A4103 past Bransford/Leigh Sinton/Storridge, then turn left on to B4220 signed Ledbury/Bosbury. Continue straight ahead for one-and-a-half miles along the B4220 towards Bosbury. Hollings Hill Farm is on the right hand side at the top of the hill. If coming from the M5 south, exit at junction 7 and then follow above directions.

The closest railway station is at Colwall (five miles) with another at Ledbury (six miles away). Although there is a bus stop close to the site, services are very infrequent and a taxi (booked in advance) would be the best way to complete the journey to Hollings Hill Farm.

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Lovely place, stunning views...

Lovely place, stunning views and wonderful friendly hosts - great walks and hot tub in the evenings - highly recommend Hollings Hill Farm for a relaxing stay

Why book with Cool Camping?

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