Mill Farm Glamping in Wiltshire takes luxury camping to a whole new level with their high end luxury accommodation, set on an organic farm in the heart of the glorious Wiltshire countryside.
Organic Glamping Pioneers
As glamping pioneers, Joe and Izzy Dyke have been welcoming guests to Mill Farm in Wiltshire since 2007. They know exactly what it takes to deliver exceptionally comfortable, unforgettable holidays. This makes Mill Farm Glamping breaks a top choice for families, couples, group holidays, and corporate outings.
If a farm glamping experience staying in a fully-equipped canvas lodge doesn’t quite whet your appetite, then perhaps a stay in the luxurious King Arthur’s Willow treehouse, Belle Vue Farm shire houses or the traditional self-catering Mill Farm House might be more your style. Our treehouse, shire houses and self-catering accommodations are available to book all year round.
Chris Dyke (Farmer Chris)
Joe and Izzy’s fun and hugely hospitable son shares his infectious enthusiasm for good food, farming and the local Wiltshire countryside with guests. A skilled mechanic, he is, however, slightly less keen about emptying the site’s septic tank!
“We love sharing everything about Mill Farm with our guests – from feeding the calves and chickens or just enjoying a walk along the stream. We’re passionate about organic farming and there’s something here to delight every guest.
It’s a very special place and a very special experience.”
Owner Joe’s passionate commitment to organic farming began in 2000, when his sister fell ill. She convinced him that natural methods offered a healthier, happier way to grow food. Now Joe loves sharing his organic knowledge with his guests, as well as his keen interest in woodland. He also loves the fact that Mill Farm Glamping offers guests a rare chance to enjoy a simpler way of life, without compromising on any home luxuries.
A keen football fan, Joe lives life with gusto by his personal motto: work hard, love much and laugh often…
Farmer’s daughter and mother-of-four Izzy shares her husband Joe’s passion for organic farming and living life to the full. She loves mixing family with farming, and enjoys meeting guests who come to stay at Mill Farm Glamping in Wiltshire.
She also enjoys rare moments of relaxing in front of a good film or cooking! A talented artist, Izzy used to paint miniatures on goose feathers, but now fulfils her creative passions around the farm.
Our Organic Farms
The Dyke family own the flourishing Mill Farm, along with neighbouring Belle Vue Farm. Both farms are run organically and certified by the Soil Association since 2000. Belle Vue is home to a herd of 100 organic dairy heifers, alongside a small gaggle of organic geese, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Belle Vue is also a recognised Freedom Food producer. This means that the wellbeing of the farm’s livestock is governed by the UK’s strict welfare standards, ensuring all animals enjoy the best quality of life.
Joe and Izzy Dyke are the third generation of Dykes to tend this very special corner of the British countryside. They passionately believe that organic farming is a more natural choice that is better for the health of their cattle and the consumer.
“Our baby calves stay with their Mum much longer than non-organic dairy cattle. This results in lower vets bills, happier cows and more contented calves,” says Joe.
Removing chemicals from the soil has also greatly improved the variety of birdlife at Mill Farm. This is something Joe takes great pleasure in showing on his farm tour.
Mill Farm and Belle Vue Farm are surrounded by swathes of idyllic green pastures and woods, situated near the village of Poulshot in Wiltshire. The market town of Devizes is located just 3 miles away, offering a great selection of independent shops and cafe. Devizes also boasts one of Britain’s best authentic breweries, which still uses horse drawn drays.
Guests who visit Mill Farm Glamping in Wiltshire can stay in luxurious accommodation situated in the farm’s Top and Bottom Water Meadow. The meadow is a true haven of tranquillity and home to our lovely chickens. The carefully considered facilities include a handy honesty shop, straw play area, alpaca walking and much more.
Mill Farm is famed as the birthplace and home of Wiltshire’s notorious 18th Century highwayman, Thomas Boulter. In 1774, Boulter made a legendary escape on horseback from Staines, situated on the outskirts of London, to Poulshot; riding across two counties in under one day. He completed the 70 mile journey from London to the Mill in just 7 hours on a mare called Black Bess – rumoured to be descended from highwayman Dick Turpin’s horse of the same name.
Thomas Boulter was born at Poulshot Mill in around 1748, to a poor and lawless family. His father was a horse thief who was sent to the plantations. Meanwhile, Thomas worked at Poulshot as a miller until 1774, when he took to the road as a highwayman. After numerous daring hold-ups and escapes, he was eventually caught and jailed. He broke out of prison, but was finally recaptured, tried on a number of counts and sentenced to death. Hanged at Winchester on 19th August 1778, his execution was attended by large crowds, many of who regarded him as a People’s Hero.