Camping with goats

We say
Of all the squillions of places to glamp these days, The Dandelion Hideaway stands out because of the enthusiasm and attention to detail of its owners Sharon and John. This is a working goat farm; and they have around six tents, but Sharon has made them all so appealing with roll top baths, stoves and hideaway places for kids to sleep. Some have treehouses and wood-fired hot tubs. Guests can collect eggs in the morning and milk the goats.

Recommended place to stay: The Dandelion Hideaway

The Dandelion Hideaway says

We are John and Sharon and this is our beautiful dairy and arable farm, in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. It’s been in the family for almost 100 years and we’re passionate about it.

  • Back to nature
  • Luxury tents
  • Working farm

In addition to our dairy cows, goats, horses, ponies and rare-breed hens, we are home to award-winning glamping accommodation.

Our six luxury canvas cottages are about as far removed from the idea of camping in tents as is possible to get. You’ll find a leather sofa, butler’s sink, kitchen dresser, Farrow & Ball heritage colours, fabulously comfy beds and sexy en suite bathroom with roll-top bath. Each has two bedrooms plus a double bed in a secret wooden cabin – your kids will love it, trust us. What you won’t find is electricity – and what better way for your family to really escape together and get back to nature.

Bluebells Cottage has an even more dreamy and romantic feel plus its own wood-fired hot tub. We bet you weren’t expecting a mahogany sleigh bed!

Most of our guests rarely if ever leave during their stay. Children and adults alike just love to get involved on the farm – milking the 1,000+ goats, collecting eggs, grooming the Shetland ponies, touring the farm with Farmer John and sharing evenings around the communal fire.

Delicious local goodies and store cupboard basics are always available at the Old Cow Shed, which works on an honesty system, whilst the Relaxation Stable is where a local therapist works her magic with wonderful treatments you won’t want to miss.

Find out more about The Dandelion Hideaway.