New Barn Farm

UK England South East England Bedfordshire Bedford

  • Groups welcome
New Barn Farm has a surprisingly remote feel considering its proximity to London and the M1.

Part of the hugely successful Feather Down Farms concept, New Barn Farm is camping for those who like their creature comforts – rustic decor and outdoor living but with comfy bedding and all mod cons thrown in including a hob, wood burner and coffee grinder. Feather Down takes pride in the details, making sure you always get a jaw-dropping view, the eggs are always ready to be collected from the chicken coop; and fresh bacon and milk is only a larder trip away. This leaves you more time to concentrate on enjoying yourself and making the most of your surroundings. You don't need a tent, as they come pre-erected, fully furnished and look somewhat close to a rural pop up palace. Feather Down use redundant land from farmers, build the tents, and then let the (more authentic) farmers look after you.

New Barn Farm has a surprisingly remote feel considering its proximity to London and the M1. Alive with the usual farm residents – pigs, pygmy goats, horses, ponies, donkeys, ducks and chickens – here you'll get a proper farm education. Offsite, the gentle undulations of the Ouse Valley provide a scenic backdrop to off-road cycling and walking for the whole family, and you can start both right outside your tent in Blackwell Hole. There are also dedicated areas of open-access forestry and lakeside country parks nearby.


Prices from £265 for 4 nights.

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New Barn Farm, New Barn Farm, Carlton, Bedfordshire MK43 7LX

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Getting There

From the M1 northbound:
Leave at junction 14 and take A509 towards Newport Pagnell. Follow the signs for Olney A509, once you pass through Olney, turn right at a roundabout on the B565. Continue until the A428, then turn right towards Bedford. After 1 mile, take the first left after the Three Cranes pub, then left again past the shop. Follow this road to Carlton. The farm is opposite the playing field and bus stop, on the right-hand side. The farm is one mile up the hill.

From the M1 southbound:
Leave at junction 15, turning left onto the A45. Follow for 2 miles until you reach the turn off for the A428, Bedford. Once you reach Turvey, follow the directions above.

From east:
Leave Bedford on the A428 to Northampton. At Turvey, take the first right to Carlton, then follow directions above.

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