Corona Virus Update 23 March

Despite spring sunshine, the storm is almost upon us. This page outlines our current planning for the coronavirus outbreak, and will be updated as appropriate. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Corona Virus Update 19 March

Daffodils are blooming, bumble bees are bumbling, frogs are singing at the pond…. but we’re all worried about corona virus. Here’s our latest thoughts at Wheatland Farm.

This page outlines our current planning, and will be updated as appropriate. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Regional Recognition And Renewed Commitment

Wheatland Farm receiving the bronze award for sustainable tourism

We’re delighted Wheatland Farm was been awarded Bronze across the whole south west region (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol…) for Responsible Ethical and Sustainable Tourism in this year’s South West Tourism Awards.

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Double Locks Pub, Exeter Canal

Some pubs are for escaping to when it rains, some are for enjoying the sunshine with family and friends, and the Double Locks Pub on the Exeter Canal is one of those.

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Boatyard Bakery, Exeter

Here’s a tip for a Devon eatery you might not otherwise find – the Boatyard Bakery on the western side of Exeter Quay. Exeter is the nearest big town / city to Wheatland Farm, and makes a good day out by train, bus or car.

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Winners in the Devon Tourism Awards!

Celebrating the Devon Tourism Awards 2019

Silver award logo, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable, Devon Tourism Awards 2019

Yesterday the Devon Tourism Awards were announced. We’re delighted that Wheatland Farm has added to its trophy collection: the Silver in the Ethical Responsible and Sustainable Award (and commended in the Self Catering Category). It was the 10th Anniversary awards – and we were reminded that we were there at the beginning too, winning Silver back in 2009/10 (and some Golds in the intervening years). We’ve just checked, and in the past 10 years we’ve won over 10 awards for green holidays. So we’re thrilled to celebrate a whole decade at the top of genuinely sustainable tourism!

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10 Tips To Act on Climate Change

Shows the wind turbine at Wheatland Farm's Devon Eco Lodges

Winkleigh has joined many other Devon parishes in declaring a climate emergency. As a starting point, Winkleigh’s environmental action group has asked its members to list their top ten tips for taking action. So here’s Wheatland Farm’s suggestions.

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Afternoon tea for vegan guests staying at Wheatland Farm

Vegan chocolate cakes - an alternative to Devon scones at Wheatland Farm

Guests coming to Wheatland Farm this summer are asking where they can get a vegan cream tea. So we’ve started the search…

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Make a Splash at the North Devon Wake Park

Rain or shine (well, you’re going to get wet anyway…) the inflatables or wake boarding at the North Devon Wake Park are great fun for kids and adults.

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An Independent Trip Into Exeter

Sometimes not everyone on holiday wants to do the same thing. Sometimes kids are growing up and want a bit more space. So we thought we’d ask the boys to do a series of short videos about their independent Devon days out. Here, they go into Exeter to the cinema.

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Marbled White Butterfly

We spotted this stunning marbled white butterfly in front of Balebarn Lodge this morning. We think this is a male. We’d rather it was a female so we got some more butterflies… So here’s to hoping he finds a mate.

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Peacock butterfly caterpillars munching nettles

We promise this clip isn’t speeded up! The peacock butterfly caterpillars are munching their way through the nettles near the Wheatland Farm wildlife pond. Soon we’ll have fresh adults flying in the lodge field.

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Bumblebees Revelling In Poppy Pollen

Each sunny morning, more poppies flower by the Wheatland Farmhouse, and the bumblebees seem to be almost drunk with delight! The buzz in this video clip is the glorious sound of our Devon summer.

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