July 24, 2021
The Hare Lodge
We stayed at Gravel Pit farm with our nearly 2 year old son and our brother and sister in law with their nearly 1 year old daughter. It was perfect for all of us but I can see it would also be just as perfect for couples or groups of friends.
The attention to detail in the tent was amazing and everything and more had been thought of. We could easily have stayed longer! The children enjoyed meeting the horses and chickens and especially enjoyed the fresh eggs for breakfast!
We were having such a great time on the farm that we didn’t actually leave. We ordered a lovely meal from a local Indian one evening and made good use of the bbq provided on the other.
Annabel and Simon are fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and we’re already planning our next visit!
Thanks so much for a really fabulous stay.
July 18, 2021
The Hare Lodge
I stayed at Gravel Pit Farm with a few friends for a couple of nights and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The glamping site was better than we had imagined, immaculately clean and included absolutely everything we needed. The hosts are lovely people; extremely accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure we were all comfortable. The farm is a short walk from Marden high street, where there isn't masses to do, but this was not a problem as we didn't feel the need to leave the glamping site at all. However, there are a range of nice places to eat around Marden, and some lovely walking routes. I would 100% recommend staying at Gravel Pit Farm. It is suitable for anyone of any age, and I really hope to visit again in the future!
April 16, 2021
The Stag Lodge
We have just spent an utterly magical 4 nights at Gravel Pit Farm. My son, who turned 4 the day we arrived, was in heaven. We didn’t leave for the first 48 hours to go anywhere else - we didn’t feel the need. Lighting the log burner first thing in the morning to warm up was fun and I loved getting that done before my son woke up, in his super king size sleeping cupboard, all toasty and warm with electric blanket, snuggly pillows and duvet. The paddock in front of the lodges gives the sense of freedom and expanse. We had close friends in the other lodge and the kids ran around together making up games for hours. Story time in the cosiness of the tent early evening, after long bbqs and marshmallow toasting around a camp fire, Gator rides with Simon for the kids and dogs, who were sweet and gentle. Feeding Marley the horse with apple pieces, collecting eggs from the chickens in the mornings, with light frost on the grass, dressed in PJs, dressing gowns, coats and hats! I can’t describe enough how amazing this holiday was. I took an iPad with me, and realised when we got home that I hadn’t watched a single thing, and my son only a few minutes here and there, and it was almost on full battery still!
The bedlinen was amazing, the kitchen absolutely ample and had everything we needed. Water was hot, towels aplenty, and enough lighting to be practical yet magical, and it was great to have those luxuries whilst also feeling at one with nature.
I can’t think of anything I would change. We certainly didn’t scrimp on logs etc as I wanted us to be warm! It got down to -1 a couple of nights and whilst getting up in the morning was a shock, being in the bed itself was amazingly warm.
Last - the welcome pack was very well thought out, and Annabel also made us the most delicious sweet treats on a couple of the days.
Thank you Annabel & Simon for one of the most memorable trips I have ever made, and we will be back as soon as possible!
October 23, 2020
The Stag Lodge
We had a great weekend after not having any holiday all of 2020. The glamping lodge was really nice and Annabel was really friendly and helpful with recommendations. I'd definitely go again!
This was a lovely trip. Everything was exactly what we expected from the pictures and the safari tents were far enough apart to have privacy. The owners were also very welcoming and even made us some delicious cookies for our stay! Honestly couldn’t recommend this place enough, it was the perfect little escape from the real world.
First time glamping and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Tent is cozy and has everything you need, location is good, owners are friendly. We recommend Gravel Pit Farm!