Four eco lodges and a cottage at Wheatland Farm
Our Devon Farm has wonderful places to stay whether you’re holidaying on your own or with friends and family. Our Otter Cottage (by the farmyard pond) and the smallest lodges (Honeysuckle and Nuthatch Lodges) are comfortable for a couple and cosy for a family, sleeping up to four. Larger Beech Lodge sleeps six, while fabulous Balebarn Lodge sleeps 8, with an amazing view over the wildlife pond. And of course you get bikes, boats, BBQs, birdsong etc thrown in!
Balebarn Lodge | Beech Lodge | Honeysuckle Lodge | Nuthatch Lodge | Otter Cottage | Search availability
Balebarn Lodge is our most up-market and largest lodge, and is our flagship eco project. Built from a cow shed it is ultra-low carbon, with straw bale insulation (hence the name), huge bifold doors opening onto a phenomenal view, extremely efficient insulation (made from recycled bottles and newspaper), a stylish woodburner. Balebarn has four bedrooms (a double, a twin/triple, a bunk and an single/double). Level access throughout and a wet room shower make it particularly accessible. Sleeps 8, prices from £308 to £1100. Read more about Balebarn Lodge…
Beech Lodge, the biggest of our three wooden lodges, currently has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bunk room. However, improvements into 2018 may combine the double and bunk rooms into a super luxurious family room. The bathroom has a generous bath with over-bath shower. There’s also a large open plan kitchen/living area. Beech Lodge has three steps up and one internal step (to the bathroom), but is otherwise level inside. It has a large veranda, big south facing windows overlooking a meadow, and is a comfortable place to holiday as a family or with friends. Sleeps 6, prices from £165 to £722. Read more about Beech Lodge…
Nuthatch and Honeysuckle Lodges offer smaller accommodation, and each have a double bedroom and a cross-over bunk room, with a good-sized open plan living/cooking area. The bathroom in Honeysuckle has a shower, making it more accessible. In Nuthatch there’s a short bath and over-bath shower. Both lodges look onto grassland, managed for butterflies in summer and hunting owls in winter. Sleeps up to 4, prices £160 to £550. Read more about Nuthatch and about Honeysuckle Lodge…
Otter Cottage is a charming farm cottage. Its double bedroom has a lovely view across the ponds to Dartmoor, while the twin looks over the old farmyard. There’s a standard bathroom with an over bath shower. Downstairs, the cottage has an open plan living /kitchen area with a wood burning stove, and a stable door to a patio and enclosed garden. Otter Cottage is the most traditional of Wheatland Farm’s holiday homes, but also the least accessible, because of stairs and steps. However, you can park by the door! Sleeps up to 4, prices £160 to £550
Click on the links above for more information and pictures about each lodge or the cottage. You can search availability through our online booking system.
Everyone is welcome at Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges, and we’re here to help. Some people just want to borrow cots and highchairs, others need toilet surrounds or have queries about wheelchair access or hire. You’ll find more information throughout our website, but also gathered together on our Wheatland Farm access page (and each of our accommodation units has an individual access statement). But please ring us on 01837 83499 if you have any specific queries. We’re happy to help.
Wake up and look out over farmland and set your own timetable – self catering is a lovely way to ensure your Devon holiday is a truly relaxing break. But you don’t need to do all the catering yourself! Why not order Devon pies and quiches ahead to save yourself some cooking while on holiday? You can have local produce delivered to your accommodation from the farm shop up the road. You’re assured of top quality meat and seasonal veg, produced with excellent environmental and welfare standards. You can get a local grocer or a supermarket (Waitrose / Sainsburys / Tesco) to delivery to the cottage and lodges too – or treat yourself to eating out at one of the lovely nearby Devon pubs.
Wheatland Farm is at the edge of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, so you’ll be well placed for exploring glorious Devon countryside. Dartmoor is to the south, with Okehampton just 11 miles from the farm. You can hire or borrow farm bikes, explore Devon’s Tarka Trail, relax at RHS Rosemoor, shop at nearby pannier markets, or take a break from self catering and enjoy great local food at nearby pubs and restaurants. Back at the farm have a go at fishing, maybe play a game of outdoor chess, try badminton or volleyball on the mown pitch or just take the paddle boat out on the wildlife pond. See our things to do pages for more on entertaining the kids or just concentrating on some relaxing ‘me time’, and check for local events on our Facebook page.
We have kids ourselves, and it’s lovely to see children enjoying the farm. In the school holidays, you’ll often find other children here. See our page specifically about coming with kids, and see our Trip Advisor reviews.
Our lodges and cottage are pet friendly – which means your dog can come on holiday too (max 2 per accommodation unit, there’s a charge of £20 per dog in Balebarn). There’s about 14 acres for dog walking!
Away from it all breaks for couples and singles
Some of the best times in Devon are reserved almost exclusively for adults, simply because they are outside the school holidays. Our wildlife is at it’s absolute best in late spring and early summer. But every season has something. Daffodils will be out in March, beautiful moths fly in September, barn owls are regular visitors in late autumn and winter. When the weather is good Devon is fabulous – and empty. And if it’s not so kind, put your feet up with a book or take a trip to a traditional thatched pub for local beer and cider and a good Devon meal.
Most of the year we offer short breaks. Why not book last minute when the weather is set fair and escape to Devon for the weekend! Devon has great walking (we can lend you maps) and there is cycling for all abilities nearby.
There’s no green wash here – we are a genuinely sustainable business. But we’re not eco warriors, fanatics or hippies either. We hope you’ll be impressed at how comfortable and easy a green holiday can be, and perhaps you’ll find a few ideas for cutting costs at home.
Wheatland Farm has won many awards for sustainable tourism. We run the whole farm for wildlife, and one third of it, Popehouse Moor, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its culm grassland habitats and rare plants and animals. We take great care over the environmental impact of both the business and our own lifestyles – if you want to know more, see our environmental policies, read our greening blog posts or ask us a question.
By staying here you help make this management financially viable – Thank you!