updated 21 May April 2020
Staying At Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges
We look forward to welcoming you again at Wheatland Farm’s Devon Eco Lodges. You can book ahead for the summer and autumn – we’ve made booking easier, final payment due dates later, and refunds better.
Continue reading “Wheatland Farm’s Current Corona Virus Statement”
It’s summer proper when damselflies make way for dragonflies at Wheatland Farm’s wildlife pond.
Continue reading “Dragonflies emerge”
With fewer guests and dogs, the Wheatland Farm birds are nesting all over the place this spring…
Continue reading “Thrush chicks nesting near the lodges”
May sunshine means it’s time to jump in the Wheatland Farm pond, and get up close and personal with some dragons and damsels.
Continue reading “Making the most of wild swimming”
George and 2 friends undertook to walk 55 miles ‘around their gardens’ in full Dartmoor Ten Tors kit, replicating the cancelled event and raising money for MSF’s corona virus appeal. And you helped keep him going. Thank you!
Continue reading “Thanks to everyone who supported George”
updated 30 April 2020
Staying At Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges
We’re using the lockdown period to stay ready to welcome you back. When and if the restrictions are lifted, we look forward to seeing you again at Wheatland Farm. You can still book ahead for the summer and autumn – we will be here.
Continue reading “Corona Virus – Wheatland Farm’s Current Statement”
It was on our 2020 Charter List – to upgrade some more of the double glazing in the eco lodges. So we’ve started with Beech Lodge.
Continue reading “Upgrading the eco lodge windows”
Ian has made a beautiful new coffee table for Nuthatch Eco Lodge – from our own Wheatland Farm timber.
Continue reading “Upcycled coffee table for Nuthatch Eco Lodge”
Yesterday we took the Wheatland Farm brush cutter mower and hedge trimmer to the community biodiversity area near Winkleigh sports centre.
Continue reading “Mowing grass at Winkleigh’s ‘community trees’”
It had to come, and we’ve been waiting to celebrate with our annual cake…
Continue reading “Swallows Flying Over the Eco Lodges Again, 2020”
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.
Continue reading “Corona Virus Update 23 March”
Five more bird boxes have gone up at Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges this March. It’s just one part of our Pledges for Nature.
Continue reading “Bird Boxes Going Up”
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.
Continue reading “Corona Virus Update 19 March”
It was the Bideford Half Marathon today, and Ian and a couple of our guests from Wheatland Farm were there.
Continue reading “Bideford Half Marathon”
A batch of bird books have arrived for the lodges, as we promised in our ‘further greening‘ plan for 2020.
Continue reading “Bird Books For The Eco Lodges”
Spring is around the corner, at Wheatland Farm with these thrushes and blackbirds singing in the Devon dusk…
Continue reading “Devon Dusk Chorus”
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.
Continue reading “Regional Recognition And Renewed Commitment”
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.
Continue reading “Double Locks Pub, Exeter Canal”
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.
Continue reading “Boatyard Bakery, Exeter”
After all that Christmas cheer it’s time to take in a bit of late afternoon sun and stretch our legs on Dartmoor.
Continue reading “Stretching our legs on Dartmoor”
Today we all got an extra second of daylight. At Wheatland Farm we got some Devon sunshine too, and leapt for joy! What did you do with your extra second?
From about the beginning of December, there’s a Christmas Market around the Cathedral in Exeter.
Continue reading “Exeter Christmas Market”
Devon’s RHS Rosemoor, 11 miles from Wheatland Farm, has it’s winter sculpture exhibition, running until 31 January.
Continue reading “Rosemoor’s Winter Sculpture Exhibition”
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!
Continue reading “Winners in the Devon Tourism Awards!”
It’s time to begin Wheatland Farm’s winter conservation work, starting with a bit of bramble bashing by the fishing pond.
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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.
Continue reading “10 Tips To Act on Climate Change”
Half term often means holidays for families with young children. So Ian has been making copper dragonflies…
Continue reading “Making Copper Dragonflies With Ian”
Ian was at the Crediton Repair Cafe this morning – in their new and improved venue at the Methodist Church.
Continue reading “Helping at the Crediton Repair Cafe again”
Guests coming to Wheatland Farm this summer are asking where they can get a vegan cream tea. So we’ve started the search…
Continue reading “Afternoon tea for vegan guests staying at Wheatland Farm”
OK, so no actual elephants at Wheatland Farm, but how about these elephant hawk moth caterpillars, found a few days ago near the wildlife pond?
Continue reading “Huge elephant hawk moth caterpillars”