We’ve noticed that almost everyone that comes to Thistledown takes a photo of themselves on our old Massey Ferguson 35 tractor, so we thought we’d create a gallery of these images! If you’d like to add your photo then please email us with the subject ‘Tractor Photos’ and a short message (remember to attach the image!), and make sure that anyone pictured is happy to have their photo published. If you would like then also send photos of yourself on our 4×4 mule.

A little history…

Our tractor was built in the late 1950s. It features a Perkins diesel engine. We used it for a couple of days a week to mow out the camping areas until 2011, when we decided to buy a brand new tractor because the repairs and maintenance work required were costing us a small fortune!

Bernard & Camille

“We are planning our second stay with you and I thought I would send you a picture of the tractor!… (and us!)”


“We had a lovely stay and will definitely be back next year. Thank you!”


“A great place to bring the family, very relaxing & friendly staff, a great mini holiday”