Winkleigh Farm is a traditional mixed farm and has been owned by the same family for at least five generations. To be able to stay on one of these rapidly disappearing ‘little-gem’ farms is a real treat that will provide you with long-lasting memories. Chestnut is fitted with a double bed, 2 single futon beds, and storage furniture. Outside/inside table and chairs are provided as well as a basic supply of crockery and cutlery. Guest are welcome to wander to the cleared areas adjacent to the stream (small pebble beach) for al-fresco dining and lazy evenings – a haven to enjoy calm and peace. A brand new shower/WC room is available in the corner of the farm courtyard – there are three separate, spacious wet rooms, each with deluge shower, basin and WC.
The farm is situated in undulating countryside between Exeter the East Devon Jurassic Coast. Although still a working farm, a few bell tents have been introduced; these are situated in little corners of the farm that are difficult to graze. Each is off grid, powered by solar energy and each is individual. You could choose to spend your entire break on site, exploring the fields and the brook, seeing the animals and enjoying farm life. Alternatively the farm makes an ideal base for exploring Devon – there are countryside walks, cycle routes, water sports, historic sites and leisure parks all within a short drive.
At the farm there are plenty of places to sit out – the shallow stream meanders through the fields and provides a wonderful outside playground for children. Breakfast hampers and farm produce is also usually available on request.
Families are particularly welcome – as well as group who would like to cycle, hike or learn rural skills/crafts. This is a working farm and we are sorry that we cannot allow guests’ dogs on site.
About the farm – The farmyard contains the farmhouse, and a number of traditional brick-built barns, one of which contains the new shower and WC block. The farm is just under fifty acres divided into fifteen small but charming fields, the fields have existed as they are for hundreds of years – the animals graze the same meadow grass that livestock grazed in Henry VIII’s time. This type of stock control provides an important eco system for a wide variety of wildlife and with just a short stroll around the evidence is clear – an abundance of wildlife everywhere! The farm is home to a herd of Devon Ruby cattle, hardy sheep, hens and pigs and there are also three charming Alpacas (Alan, Alfie and Albert).
NB – pictures show interiors of three bell tents – individual items of furniture may vary.