May 2018, Michelle
fantastic place to stay, with lovely views and many
interesting walks to nearby towns. The owners were absolutely amazing - really friendly and went above and beyond to make our stay a great one. The tent was perfect and well appointed with supplies,
and they even arranged for a selection of delicious meat from an outstanding local butcher.
The site itself was quiet and well maintained and we were able to really feel that we were getting away from our normal lives yet in style! This isn’t glamping in a frivolous or flamboyant sense, this is top of the range camping where you can still cook over an open fire and hear the birds in the morning and wake with the sun. But with a nice roomy tent and plenty of supplies to take the worry away. Excellent toilet and shower facilities meant we were covered. Our seven year old son absolutely loved it and we can’t wait to come back. Thanks Abi and family for our time there. You were so kind.
May 11, 2018 by Karen
Watkinsons Farm Glamping is set in beautiful countryside in a pocket of woods at the far edge of a working farm. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely host Abi and her family who couldn’t have been more helpful. We drove a short track to the tents and were suddenly transported into a tranquil setting which felt miles from anywhere. The tents are well furnished and comfortable, and had everything we needed and more. We had a fire pit and tripod hot plate and the bbq pack from the local butchers tasted mighty fine cooked on it. A bit of exploring in the woods followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows for the kids, a beverage for me and hubby and we were treated to a glorious sunset before bed. Just perfect.
via Cool Camping
We can honestly
say our favourite mini break with the children to date. We booked only a few weeks before and everything was straight forward and we were well informed. Our first time Glamping and we enjoyed every
minute of our escape from the rat race. There is something very therapeutic about stepping out into fresh air first thing, in your PJs and wellies and having only the sounds of birds and a stunning
Everything was provided - literally everything .. even loo roll! We were up and running with a campfire and wine cooling in the provided cool-box within half an hour of arriving at the tent and the children were exploring and running around the mini woods behind us. This remained the theme of our few days. The children loved being imaginative with dens, sticks, cones and leaves and joining in the cooking on the fire. Our last evening was our anniversary: we enjoyed glorious sunshine eating tea in the fields, watched bunnies skipping across the freshly harvested field and once the children were asleep, we star gazed.
We are planning our return trip, there is plenty to do locally and have several friends who want to try glamping now too.
Well done to the Watkinsons, we wish you continued success and look forward to seeing you again.
Mike, Laura, Louis and Ariella xx
September 2017 via FaceBook
August 22nd , 2017 by Chris
Aug 30, 2017 by Chris Lean
Had a lovely 2 day break glamping. not done so before. Abi and Ian were very welcoming and helpful. Grandchildren, daughter and myself loved the glamping experience, woods and fields surrounding. As well as the outdoor cooking we had lots of fun.
Everything you need for a great camping experience. I can't fault anything here, we had an amazing time. Thanks
Susan, August 2017 via FaceBook
Loved this time to reconnect with family away from distractions. Abi and family are welcoming hosts. The plot is lovely and the facilities are great. Loads to do in the area too. And smores on the campfire. Kids thought they were being given the best treats ever. Biggest now wants to join Boy Scouts and spent more time in forests. For people reading this review, the site has a dedicated wood. Very cool.
Beccy, August 2017 via FaceBook
Arrived home today after a fantastic weekend here with my 2 children, Abi and her son George was very welcoming and the little touches didn't go un noticed, down to the boy and girl bedding on the kids beds (the kids where very impressed)everything provided was very clean and tidy, the area Is so quiet and the kids loved playing the woods. We would defiantly recommend a stay here
Zoe, August 2017 via FaceBook
Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to enjoy the great outdoors in peace and tranquility. I received a very pleasant and informative welcome by Abi and Ian and I will definitely be looking to visit again. Keep up the good work.
Chris, August 2017 via FaceBook
Our son loved exploring the woods and we were surrounded by wildlife, including many birds, brown hares and foxes. The location was perfect; far enough from the farm to feel secluded but close enough to pick up bits and pieces as needed.
And cooking on the open fire using the tripod etc was brilliant! Surprisingly simple too, considering we never had before. It is the ultimate way to bbq and we loved having a fire in the evenings.
Would recommend this to couples and small families looking for a glamping experience that is comfortable and special and still totally connected to its outdoorsy location.
Pete, May 2017 via FaceBook
Just home from two nights here with my fiancé and 5yo son. My first experience of glamping, we absolutely loved it, the site is great and has literally everything you need. Abi, Ian and their family are great. We will definitely be back.
Louise, May 2017 via FaceBook
Great little spot
Apr 20, 2017 by Emma
We stayed here in April and had a fabulous time. I arrived on the first night with our tow boys (age 4 and 6) with my husband getting the train up on the Friday. Abi, Ian and kids were very welcoming, great facilities, loads of lovely little touches and a lot of fun! I have written a full review here http://minitravellers.co.uk/glamping-at-watkinsons-farm-ormskirk/ Highly recommended.
Alan and Family
Jun 10, 2017 by pwicke9513
The location, the glamp, the farm and family was all marvellous I stayed for 3 nights with my 2 children aged 8 and 11 and we all had a brilliant experience and will not hesitate to book again. It really was a great place to be and the organisation of it all was very good.
Jan 29, 2017 by Anne F
We took over the whole site with my 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren last summer. The whole experience was amazing. The children absolutely loved running and hiding in the woods from the 'Granny Annie Monster'! I can't wait to return this summer.
Oct 27, 2016 by Sarah
Thank you so much Abi and Ian for such an amazing hol. We didn't know what to expect from glamping but we were amazed by how easy and fun it was. The meat from the butchers was gorgeous and we loved cooking on the open fire. The kids loved it. Looking forward to coming back next year. Sarah, Ant, Jack, Isi and Harry.
"Would really struggle to fault this place. Booked last Friday to arrive same day for 2 adults & 2 children for the weekend. Abi was amazing from the initial phone call, so welcoming and friendly. We arrived and was shown around and then allowed to enjoy every second. Every detail has been thought of in the tents will all of the amenities you need, the fire pit, swing grill and furniture outside were perfect so within an hour of arriving we were chilling by the fire and literally could have been anywhere. The beds were really comfy and Abi even organised a meat delivery from the local butcher - delicious quality meat delivered to your tent first thing in the morning. Cannot wait to return and couldn't recommend highly enough. Thanks Abi & family - Emma, Aaron, Amiee & Leah"
September 2016 via Facebook
"We had a great time staying on the farm, great tent and lovely setting. The children loved staying outdoors and exploring the woods looking for rabbits, and dad enjoyed sorting the campfire and grill! Excellent hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended"
Damian - September 2016 via Facebook
"Had a wonderful weekend just gone at the farm, great to have some quality time with my daughter, get her away from wifi and electronic
Matthew - September 2016 via Facebook
"Oh my goodness what a fabulous place!
Absolutely gorgeous and the surroundings are incredible. Glamping at its finest xxx"
Sarah - September 2016 via Facebook
"We had a fab Bank holiday weekend xx Glamping as a family of 4 xx we were so warm and cosy in our bell tent Xx Abi was amazing and couldn't be more helpful and friendly xx we loved every minute and would definitely come back xx"
Carolyn - August 2016 via Facebook
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