We booked to stay her for 3 nights, a family of 2 adults a 3 year old girl and 5 month old puppy having done lots of research and read the website - we wanted a posh camping experience on a farm for our little girl and although I wouldn't call it posh it's certainly a big step up from standard camping. The pods are exactly that pods, that's it which we expected and although the bathroom isn't right next to the Pod which I did expect they are a tiny walk away and they are super clean and to a high standard. The reasons it wasn't right for us were that the pods are very close together and face into each other, and you can hear everything going on in and around you so much so they we could hear the (young couple next door enjoying themselves during the night!) and with an excited 3 year old and puppy who both wanted to be up at 7am being surrounded by people who did not I became very conscious that we were disturbing their peace and quiet. Had we been around young families this would have been different but that's the risk you take. So we got up early and spent the whole day and eve out, our choice but we felt unable to relax at the site due to how we may impact the other visitors. Also apart from some bulls in the adjacent field, the animals are not visible unless you go on an organised trip which was disappointing for our daughter. They had what looked like a great rainy day room but it was locked despite it being wet outside. This would have been useful for us to have access too. There are a very small handful of pubs within driving distance but they were pretty awful everything else is about 15 mins away. We also paid a lot of money - £85 (£25 deposit) to hire a double, single blow up bed and bedding. The pillows had seen better days for sure and the single had a puncture, we genuinely don't know whether we caused it without knowing, I text the owner but had no response, so my husband slept on the floor which was not fun. We decided to leave a day/night early, I emailed and explained, had a brief email back no mention of the air bed and no offer of any refund, which I probably wouldn't have accepted as it was our choice to leave, we didn't get the the beds deposit back either again, could have been us that damaged it without realising but it would have been nice to have been offered something. Just recognition of being mindful of the other guests and sense checking whether I understood what they were trying to create there conservation wise - which I do and appreciate we loved seeing the barn owls on our way back in the car one night. Overall a very impersonal and in my view lacked care for the customer. If you want to retreat but don't fancy a tent and are happy to be left to your own devices in the middle of nowhere with a nice bathroom and don't mind getting up close and personal with others then this is your place. We've learnt that to be able for us to relax our daughter and puppy need to be able to relax, roam, make some noise and have some level of stimulation (animals would do) and we also need a decent food pub selling decent wine within walking distance!
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