If you are looking for a weekend camping IN COMFORT look no further than Aller Farm Glamping – We go camping in Europe every summer, and have been doing so for the last ten years – it’s hit and miss, the drive to France, the sometimes inclement weather and the blow up beds let us down in more ways than one. So the idea of driving just a couple hours away from London, to Aller Farm in Devon, owned by farmers Emma and Nigel Parris, and sleeping, under canvas granted, in amazingly comfy BIG PROPER beds, with fluffy pillows and duvets, with your own log burning stove AND your own hot shower, wins out!
We had an amazing weekend, the kids were happy, the adults were happy – we love it and will definitely be back. Great location on the Jurassic Coast, with Lyme Regis, gorgeous beaches, and wonderful walks… When it did rain, we took ourselves off to Exeter for the day and found, on Emma’s recommendation, the most fabulous vegetarian cafe – The Plant Exeter, gorgeous chocolate cake, and the kids were happy as Hannah the owner very kindly let them redesign her chalkboard!
Then it was back to the warmth and comfort of the big sofa and log burning stove in the Safari Tents, drinking tea and eating some of Nigel’s amazing lemon drizzle cake.
Did I mention, I LOVED the wood burning stove? – really easy to light, and keep burning, perfect for brewing our morning coffee, sitting on the veranda admiring the amazing view (of our own chickens for the weekend!)
The boys loved their ‘cupboard bed’, the hot tub (!) and looking after the chickens, and finding and cooking and eating their own eggs!
We had a really informative farm tour with Nigel on the Saturday, really interesting to see the well loved cows being milked, and pet the adorable calves too… Followed by the most delicious home cooked pizzas baked in Nigel’s Pizza oven, what a fun experience!
There is a small shop at the farm which is well stocked with everything you need for a fab weekend away… (including organic jam, bread, Emma’s delicious chocolate brownies – a bargain at £1 a slice, logs, firelighters and marshmallows)
we will be back! – Follow Aller Farm on Facebook and Twitter too. and Emma has a special offer for week of 3-7th August 2015 10% OFF with a complimentary Breakfast Hamper when you quote offer code *incredibusy* if you email her firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are lucky enough to have been to Aller Farm Glamping in Stockland, Devon, please share your photos with the hashtag #allerfarmglamping and Emma is picking them up and sharing them!