what the papers say
The Dandelion Hideaway has been featured in many National newspapers and magazines. Here are a few examples of "what the press says"
The Telegraph - Travel Supplement (January 2018)
...our all-time family favourite is The Dandelion Hideaway, glamp-site on a dairy goat farm in Leicestershire. Boho chic interiors with comfy sofas, Aga’s, showers and four-poster beds keep mum and dad happy. Our kids, aged 13 & 10, got to feed chickens, collect eggs, milk goats, groom ponies, build fires and go a bit feral in the woods. Perhaps most important, we had the luxury of being able to relax enough to let the children get bored enough to start making up their own fun. And isn’t that what family-friendly holiday memories are made of?
Jane Anderson, Travel Writer, The Telegraph January 2018
The Best Farm Stay Destinations In The World (September 2017)
It’s not very often that we feature in international choices of destinations but here we are this month alongside Colombia, Portugal & Bali. Featuring in CP lifestyle magazine, a monthly English/Arabic in Kuwait! Thank you José Berrocoso for a wonderful write up and mention.
VisitBritian’s Countryside Guide (February 2017)
If you like the idea of living deep in nature but with cosy home comforts, head to The Dandelion Hideaway. Available from April to October, these six three-bedroom ‘canvas cottage lodges’ are set on the edge of woodland within the farm’s acres of peaceful countryside……
Family Traveller magazine – “This place is glamping with bells on……!”
(Spring & Summer 2017)
Admired travel writer, photographer & editor, Jane Anderson, enjoyed a wonderful holiday with Zoe aged 24, Scarlet age 10 and Finlay 7 at The Dandelion Hideaway. Read all about it here…
“A Rural Escape” Pukaar (April – June 2017)
A magazine celebrating Leicester, featured The Dandelion Hideaway in their April - June 2017 issue.
The Telegraph – How to be a happy glamper (21 May 2016)
Delighted to feature in The Daily Telegraph’s annual roundup of 40 crème de la crème glamping places in UK & Europe! Our beautiful “canvas cottages” and “roll top baths” feature in the headline for the editorial story. The Dandelion Hideaway is picked in the ‘Family Sites’ category, alongside four other places, with just two of us in the UK. Wow!
The Times - Wi-fi free breaks: 20 great places (April 2016)
Wonderful that we were featured in The Times at the weekend. [download]
The Telegraph – Best British Farm Stays (February 2016)
“Who wants to stay in a conventional cottage when you can stay in a canvas one?”
Mumsnet - 10 Best UK Glamping Sites 2016
"We travelled with DS 5 and DD 2, I fear we have ruined the future of camping holidays for them; unless there’s a log burner and a roll-top bath (yes, really) my two will be quite put out."
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Evening Standard (January 2016)
Sharon has used Farrow & Ball heritage colours and linen curtains, while the en suite bathrooms have roll-top baths and plentiful, instant hot water.
The Sunday Mirror (March 2014)
Top 10 farm breaks for all the family.
The Guardian (January 2014)
Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: UK
The Guardian (September 2013)
“Days float by and by the end of the week we have pared down daily life to that of a natural hedonist, enjoying the simplicity of living in a field – albeit in a luxury canvas cottage. We gather at dusk in the fading light to spy on deer, foxes and badgers emerging from their daytime cover, reclaiming their native realm.”
The National Forest Guide
The Dandelion Hideaway lies on the fringes of The National Forest, a new forest for the nation spanning 200 square miles of the Midlands. The Forest is packed with family-friendly attractions and activities that will complement any stay at The Dandelion Hideaway. Explore nine miles of safe off-road cycle trails at Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre, or discover Stoneywell, a new National Trust property, complete with a fort in the garden and train set in the roof. Look out for the Enchanted Forest, try the Barefoot Walk or tackle the Hi-Ropes course at Conkers Discovery Centre. The Forest is a perfect backdrop to The Dandelion Hideaway.