Camping on the farm in Gers!
The Gers is a land of adventure marked by the Cadets of Gascony including d’Artagnan! This region is located halfway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Occitanie region, which includes many charming villages. Many villages are classified as most beautiful village of France: the village of Romieu, the village of Sarrant, the city of Montreal-du-Gers with its country house founded in 1255, the village of Larressingle (the smallest fortified village in France ), the village of Lavardens, as well as the incredible circular village of Fourgès. You can now visit this beautiful region by staying at La ferme du Hitton Gers.
Discover Gers during your next family holiday
During your family holidays in Gers, set out to conquer castles, abbeys and bastide towns. Moreover, whether you are on foot, by bike, by motorbike, by car or on horseback, the tourist website of Gers offers many circuits throughout the area. Make the most of the beautiful villages, vineyards, plains, and valleys!
Country of Art and History
Auch, the capital of Gers is perfect for walks with family or friends. Take a stroll through the Ortholan Garden and then reach the historic center of the upper town by the monumental staircase dominated by the statue of D’Artagnan, a famous musketeer.
The village of Castelnau-Barbarens is a village and in the center, a castle can be found from the 11th century. The village is dominated by the 13th century tower and the Notre-Dame-de-Pitié church, built on the ruins of the castle. Guided tours are available all year round for groups and individuals upon reservation.
In addition, museums covering all periods and all arts, galleries, workshops of local craftsmen will enhance your family holidays in this region.
Local wines and vineyards
The wines of Gers and Gascony are an integral part of the region’s gastronomy. During your holidays on the farm, do not miss out and taste the wines Côtes de Gascogne, the Floc of Gascony, or the wines of Saint-Mont. In addition, do not forget the famous 700-year-old brandy: Armagnac.
The charming markets of Gers villages and towns
Come and wander between the colors and smells of one of the many markets. Local farmers sell their local produce like fruits, vegetables, cheese, honey or country wine. This fresh and local produce you can cook on the stove when you return to the farm. There are many festivals, unique fairs, as well as cultural meetings you can attend. You will always have the opportunity to meet other holiday goers and people of Gers, known for their friendliness and their joie de vivre!
A glamping holiday in Wigtownshire
This beautiful county in South West Scotland is the perfect place for a family glamping holiday. Located on the borders of the Irish Sea, Wigtownshire is a historic county also known as The County of Wigtown or The Shire. Wigtown town is officially known as Scotland’s national book town and hometown to the country’s biggest annual book festival! The town is also the ideal place to explore out to The Machars, a historic peninsula where you will be able to visit seaside towns and spot a number of small lochs like Dernaglar Loch and Castle Loch.
Enjoy a luxury camping experience at Wigtownshire
Although the annual book festival has marked its place in the country, it truly has many more activities and attractions to offer young and old! Garlieston Beach, also known as Cruggleton Bay is set within the Galloway House where you will be able to enjoy the coastal paths and see the ruin of Cruggleton Castle. The Galloway House is a garden house that offers a web of garden paths where you will be able to see a variety of (wild) plants and (wild) flowers due to the area’s atmospheric conditions. Satisfy your sweet tooth by going to the Red Door Gallery! The main house has a beautiful tea room that specializes in making delicious cakes and tea.
Spend your family holiday glamping at Balnab Whithorn Farm
Balnab Whithorn Farm is a traditional working dairy farm. It boasts panoramic views of rolling hills and is the perfect destination for a family that loves a good outdoor adventure. Explore the area by bike or if you prefer to take in the sights on foot, there are plenty of walking routes. There are sheep, cows, chicken, horses, and dogs to meet.
A glamping holiday in North Norfolk
An area of outstanding natural beauty known for its spectacular coastline, fantastic wildlife, miles of glorious beaches, North Norfolk is located in a wonderful area to get peace and quiet away from the noisy city. Visit the picturesque and coastal towns nearby such as Cromer and Sheringham. Stand by the Cromer pier and discover the world’s longest underwater chalk reef! While you’re on it, satisfy your taste buds with a plate of fish and chips!
The medieval city of Norwich offers many activities that will occupy visitors young and old – there really is something for everyone to enjoy! Travel back in time by visiting the romanesque building of the city’s Cathedral or one of the many exhibitions held at the Norwich Castle Museum! From guided tours, seeing the North Norfolk railway to boat trips, hop on to this glamping holiday and experience the stunning landscapes North Norfolk has to give!
Discover Heydon Grove Farm in North Norfolk with Feather Down
Heydon Grove Farm is the latest addition to Feather Down Farms. Located in a town that is steeped in history, the farm is set on 320 acres of arable farm that produces malting barley, sugar beet, haylage. Only half an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Cromer, treat yourself fresh seafood after a day at the beach. The little ones can explore the play area or the indoor arts and crafts room for the wet days. Surrounded by its countryside nature, this farm will offer you a glamping holiday you will never forget!
Book your North Norfolk glamping holiday today, and look forward to experiencing a place of true natural beauty by the countryside.
Discover Suisse Normande with Feather Down!
Enjoy a stay at Feather Down and discover the beautiful landscapes of the Suisse Normande. La Roche d’Oëtre and the Gorges de la Rouvre are symbolic sites that attract more than 100,000 people every year. Here you will be able to find the oldest reliefs in Europe that emerged several million years ago! Enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views and the greenery is as far as the eyes can see!
The Marais du Grand Haze is one of the most remarkable biodiversity sites of the department of Orne! It is a place of discovery and guided tours can be organized – as well as nature rallies.
Mont de Cesiry is the ideal place to relax and stroll around. Culminating at 276m above sea level, it is at the top of the tower of the castle and you will have the best view of Norman Bocage. This natural forest site of 100 hectares is known for its thousands of Azalea flowers and offers many activities to practice in the countryside (mini-golf, petanque, hiking trails, etc).
Family holidays in the heart of the Normandy mountains
In order to make the most of what Suisse Normande has to offer, we advise you to do one of the many tours offered by the tourist office of the Suisse Normande: circuit of forges and mines, circuit Marcel Pierre, the circuit of religious monuments, etc. Find all these tours on the site suisse-normande-tourisme.
Take the time to stroll through one of the many parks and gardens in the region: Boisnerie Manor Garden, Parc Barré-Saint, Ridrel Garden or Flers Castle Park.
Activities during your holidays in Suisse Normande
This hilly region gives way to many sports in nature ; from hiking, Nordic walking, cycling, horseback riding, golf or acrobranche, your family holiday in Suisse Normande will definitely please you!
During your holidays at Suisse Normande do not miss out on the local markets! Fulfill your foodie desires by tasting local cheeses, Pommeau and honey.
Luxury camping along the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel
The stunning island of Mont-Saint-Michel, located 3.5 from Paris, lies between Normandy and Brittany. This rocky island with its feet in the water, is one of the most beautiful sites in Normandy. The islet and bay are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, a must see for all. The stunning abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is visible from our Feather Down Farm at La Ferme de la Moricière. What a joy it is to wake up to this stunning sight!
The Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is the scene of the largest tides in continental Europe. You can observe the phenomenon from the mount on the west facade. Crossing the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is a unique experience that we advise you to experience (accompanied by a guide of course). Even today, crossing the bay barefoot is still a tradition! Sylvie, who manages La Ferme de la Moricière, is also a guide to the bay! She will help you discover the incredible flora and fauna with love and care, while entertaining you with tales of legends and about the famous quicksand!
The Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel
This exceptional historical monument was once a famous pilgrimage destination. The Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is a glorious exhibition of both religious and military architecture from medieval times. Throughout the year, visits, activities and concerts bring this historical building to life. In summer, night walks are organized in the heart of the abbey. Inside the Mont, there is the Grande Rue with museums, shops and houses from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and a Parish Church of the same period. But the highlight of the experience appears after you ascend the 350 steps that is the Grand Degré, with the discovery of the Abbey and its superb cloister. A position that offers a complete panorama of the stunning eighth century medieval architecture.
Family glamping holidays by the sea in France
From La Ferme de la Moricière you are only twenty minutes away from the beach. Take some time to relax on the beach of Jullouville or Saint-Pair-sur-Mer. The city and seaside resort of Granville is also worth a visit. Stroll on the port, visit the high city installed on the peninsula on the edge of a cliff or visit the Christian-Dior Museum and visit the beautiful English garden.
Lötschental – The perfect destination for your glamping holidays
The Lötschental region, where the idyllic Lonza River winds its way from Langgletscher to the Rhone, is surrounded by numerous mountains over 3,000 meters high. People who live here are called “Lötscher” and they enjoy keeping the traditions of their region alive. There are many churches and chapels in the Lötschental and culture vultures will love visiting Blatten, Ferden, Kippel and Wiler, all of which have plenty of history to offer.
Family holidays in the Lötschental
This is the perfect place to unplug and switch off from your phone and the stresses of life. It is impossible not to feel relaxed waking up in a tent amid a Swiss meadow far from the crowds of tourists and the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Lötschental is the largest valley in southwest Switzerland, it has managed to remain completely unspoiled and in doing so it offers complete relaxation. The main activities are hiking and skiing. As you stroll across the land and alpine meadows you will find a wide variety of wildflowers and herbs growing.
Luxury camping in Switzerland
Karin and Dani Ritler welcome you to Wallis Collection. The sheep farm is located in a small hamlet of 14 inhabitants in a totally preserved slice of paradise. You can access the village of Blatten in 15 minutes on foot. If you prefer to stay completely immersed in your glamping experience, you will find plenty to keep you occupied. Book your stay now and experience the life of a Swiss mountain farmer.
A luxurious family holiday in Westhoek!
A glamping holiday in Westhoek, Belgium always takes place in the grounds of a farm where people still work hard every day. Here you can experience the life that the farmer and the farmer’s wife have been leading for years. This way you can enjoy fun activities in the great outdoors and the fresh air in a relaxed way!
Experience life on the farm in the Flemish Westhoek!
Westhoek is a Flemish region in Belgium and France. The famous cities such as Poperinge and Ypres offer various activities! Activities include large network of walks, interesting museums, and plenty of terraces to enjoy the sun and local cuisine! Just outside the city of Poperinge, you will find Hoeve den Overdraght Collection.
Hoeve den Overdraght Collection has been part of the landscape for many years. It was built around 1850 and has the distinctive Flemish roof. With their own farm wool production, their Holstein cows, and the eye they have for rare and special breeds of sheep, the farm has built up much that is worthy of sharing. Rest, de-stress and simply enjoy yourself here!
Discover the good life of Belgium
A visit to the Belgian Coast can certainly not be missed during your family vacation to Belgium. The length of the coast is approximately 67 kilometers, which makes for a nice long walk on the beach to get a breath of fresh air. It is also the ideal place for water sports such as (wind) surfing! If you want to make a less active visit to the beach, there are several beach pavilions that are at your disposal so that you can enjoy the sun while enjoying a drink.
A glamping holiday in Westerwald
Secure yourself a place on a Feather Down farm in Westerwald, Germany for your spring or summer family holiday Venture out into the historic cities of Mainz, Frankfurt, and Koblenz and return at night to a real working farm to count stars in the clear rural sky outside your well appointed canvas home.
The beauty of springtime in Germany
One of the benefits of spending a family holiday glamping on a farm is that you get to wake up each morning to a real treat: gorgeous spring flowers, new born lambs, and friendly cows for the kids to get to know by name. In the daytime, why not venture out to one of the many attractions nearby? Such as Mainz with its majestic St Stephen’s church?
A summer treat with a Westerwald glamping trip
Summer is one of the best times to visit Germany. Don’t forget to sample this country’s famous cake and ice cream. Koblenz, Frankfurt, and other cities in this region all have several great Eiskafes or ice cream cafes for the whole family to try. Summer in the rural regions is also a memorable mix of rolling hills, new made hay, and warm breezes. You will be set for an unforgettable experience!
Discover the outdoor delight of glamping in Veluwe, Holland
Book now to secure your luxury camping holiday in the Veluwe and breathtaking Gelderland. The Feather Down glamping experience offers a wonderful retreat for the whole family. Relax in a rural idyll and live for a while in the grounds of a family run farm. Whether you choose a ‘Canvas Frills’ camping holiday, complete with a veranda and a hot tub, or a ‘Canvas Lodge’ destination you will find plenty to enjoy.
Outdoor living in Gelderland
Glamping in Holland offers the perfect family holiday. Your children will love this opportunity to watch the cows being milked or just to pet a donkey. Or you may prefer to simply luxuriate in the peace of outdoor living. All of the Feather down lodges are spacious and well equipped. As there is no electricity they are lit at night by candlelight, firelight or simply by starlight.
Cycling, paddling and hiking
The Veluwe is a beautiful region, perfect for a walking or cycling. There are many pretty villages and towns to discover. In the National Park De Hoge Veluwe there are free bikes available for exploring the forests and sand dunes. The Kroller-Muller Museum has an extensive collection of Van Gogh paintings and the largest sculpture garden in Europe.
Camping in glorious countryside
Whether paddling in a stream, cycling in glorious countryside or just gazing at the stars beside an open fire, you can all be at one with nature.
Go camping in Holland in a Feather Down lodge for an exciting experience for the whole family.
Glamping in the heart of Normandy
It is in Normandy, on a land full of history that you will find La Folivraie Farm, in Louvière, just 2km from the famous landing beach Omaha beach.
For lovers of history and nature, the surroundings of La Ferme de la Folivraie offers endless possibilities. In Colleville-sur-Mer, just a 12-minute drive away, you will find the famous American Cemetery honoring the fallen soldiers from the Battle of Normandy. But also, a little further, there is the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanche, as well as the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux. All along the coast you will find monuments, museums and memorials of the landing.
Finally, there is the Caen Memorial, the most visited museum in France outside Île-de-France. It is part of the International Network of Museums for Peace, it offers an immersive experience in
commemorating World War II, the Battle for Caen, the history of the twentieth century and the fragility of peace.
Family holidays between land and sea
The beaches of Normandy
Take bikes and pedal along the coast, enjoy the beautiful beaches of Normandy: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Ouistreham…
Even further are the coastal towns of Cabourg, Deauville and Honfleur. These cities are renowned, including the city of Deauville, which hosts the annual American Film Festival. Honfleur is also famous for being the subject of artists such as Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet. Its picturesque harbor and quaint house with slate-clad facades are worth travelling for!
Cities of art and history
Inland, the cities of Caen, Falaise and Bayeux are also marked by history. Indeed, half of the city of Caen was destroyed by the WWII bombings.
But the two abbeys from the eleventh century have been preserved. This city nicknamed “the city with a hundred steeples” was also the city of William the Conqueror. In 1060 he founded the Château de Caen which is one of the largest castles in Europe! The Museum of Normandy lies within the castle and every it relives its history with a magnificent medieval banquet. Today the city of Caen is a very dynamic cultural student city. Take time to visit the abbeys, the castle and the city hall, stroll along the cobblestone streets of the city center and eat in one of the vaugueux restaurants.
The city of Bayeux is also rich in history, including that of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, an eleventh century embroidery that is inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register. The Tapestry describes the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror.
Finally, in Falaise is the Castle of William the Conqueror – one more! – that you can visit using virtual reality from a bygone era. Using a tablet, you will instantly see the interiors of dungeons, luxury and real estate in virtual reconstruction. You can’t help but feel transported back in time, walking along side history’s great characters. This immersive experience is accompanied by projections of images, stories and soundscapes that appeal to both children and parents!
To go further:
If you love the story and especially that of William the conqueror, know that you can also stay in the Hastings area of England!
You can experience true 1066 country at Lunsford Farm, a half hour from Senlac Hill where the battle of Hastings took place in 1066.