"We cant wait to come back!"

Miss K Bainbridge - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

15/11/2018

We have recently stayed at Herding Hill Farm and we loved it. We stayed in one of the ‘Running Water Wigwams’ and had originally booked it for three nights however we received an email asking if we... Read more.

We have recently stayed at Herding Hill Farm and we loved it. We stayed in one of the ‘Running Water Wigwams’ and had originally booked it for three nights however we received an email asking if we wished to alter our dates or stay an extra night as they were having a Halloween/ Bonfire get together and wanted to give us the option to be part of it.

As we were staying with our five year old son we opted to stay another night as we had the time off work anyway and it was so worth it.

When we arrived we were greeted by Sue who was very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed regarding our wigwam and the site. Our wigwam was very clean and they had already put the heating on for our arrival which was a nice touch. The amenity block was immaculate and warm which was great! They had all the facilities needed as well as a wash up sink/ food prep area for those without the running water. They also had baths in the Women’s block which is handy for younger children. There is also a dry room for any wet towels/ clothing and a vending machine which offered hot drinks and confectionary; they do have a small amount of items including milk which you can purchase at reception also.

Sue had already mentioned the feeding times for the animals they have on the site and so we wandered up to have a look and much to our son’s enjoyment he was encouraged to help with the feeding. He had so much fun feeding ‘Bubbles’ the pig and the rest of the animals and Sue and Phil were great with all the children.

During the day we ventured out to the near-by attractions in particular the Roman Army Museum and Hadrian’s Wall but come the evenings we enjoyed a fire pit which you can purchase from reception which includes all you need to get it started and then ended the chilly nights in the hot tub. The hot tub was a dream and was maintained daily by Phil; even our son didn’t want to get out. We were lucky to get one night where the clouds disappeared and we sat as a family and watched a sky full of stars in the hot tub.

On the Friday they cooked Pizza’s which you could buy and were delivered to your Wigwam which was something different and fun for the kids. We sat outside wrapped up with a cold drink (beer*) and ate our pizza which was delicious.

On the Saturday we enjoyed the Halloween/ Bonfire celebrations where there was face-painting, a bon fire and some fireworks to end the evening. The children all received a goody bag too which they all seemed thrilled with.

I’d also like to note that after we had stayed our first night my father and step-mother decided they wanted to join us for one night; I approached Sue and she made it so simple to sort out. There are options to add other people to your accommodation but they wanted to stay in their own wigwam and I was able to sort it out with Sue on their behalf which was hassle free for my father too.

There are lots of places to go and things to see in the surrounding areas; Herding Hill farm is in an ideal place and central to a lot of visitor attractions.

We loved every minute of our stay here. When we booked this kind of get-away, we wanted it to be real family time- no TV, no social media and that’s exactly what we had. It was great to get outdoors again and enjoy quality time together; all thanks to Herding Hill Farm. We are 100% staying here again in the next school holidays and can’t wait. A big thanks to Sue and Phil for being so welcoming and helpful; they really made you feel more like an honoured guest rather than just a visitor stopping by. Herding Hill Farm has a real friendly atmosphere and gave us a memorable time. See you again in 2019!

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