Otter Cottage, Wheatland Farm
This delightful Devon self catering cottage offers peace and quiet on our award-winning farm. It sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms.
Otter Cottage at Wheatland Farm is open plan downstairs. The front door opens to the old farmyard (with the ‘turbine room‘ indoor garden, bikes to borrow, and parking by the cottage door). A ‘stable door’ opens to the south-facing garden and a view over the pond. Upcycled features and hand-crafted fittings add style. There’s even a small library under the stairs.
An Eco Friendly Cottage
Otter Cottage is the most coventional of Wheatland Farm’s eco accommodation, but still uses 100% renewable energy, solar hot water (with immersion back up) and has excellent overall efficiency. So yours will be a green Devon holiday: almost as green as Devon’s countryside – with free bikes to borrow, extensive recycling facilities etc, all of which has won Wheatland Farm numerous environmental awards.
Cottage with woodburner
This Devon cottage with woodburner makes a lovely cosy retreat all year round. We supply a start up basket of wood, then refills are £2 per basket. Of course, there are radiators too.
Otter Cottage’s well-equipped kitchen
The kitchen at Otter Cottage has all you’ll need for your Devon holiday, including:
- Induction hob
- Standard oven
- Fridge freezer
- Cafetiere and hob-top expresso maker
- Kettle and toaster, crockery, pans etc
Cottage With Hot Tub?
Local Devon food
When it comes to food, Devon treats stand out. Plenty of good pubs nearby offer meals, including take outs, (2 pubs within 2 miles of Wheatland Farm, in Winkleigh and Wembworthy). The fish and chip van is in the village on Thursdays. You can have groceries delivered, and even whole meals from the farm shop up the road, a get supplies from local online grocer (localfarmbox.co.uk). And if you fancy a few bottles to help you unwind on holiday, ring Bruce, our friendly wine merchant from Grape and Grain in Crediton (01363 777719). He’ll advise and drop off for you on his way home through Winkleigh.
Cottage with 2 Bedrooms
Of course, a good night’s sleep is crucial to a great holiday. The cottage bedrooms are upstairs, with a double room looking out over the ponds (one of the best views on Wheatland Farm). There’s also a twin room that can be made up as a superking (access one side only in that orientation).
If you need something without full stairs please consider one of our one-level lodges. Honeysuckle Eco Lodge (sleeps up to 4) would be good for a couple, or Beech Eco Lodge for a small group (sleeps 6). For an even bigger group consider our gorgeous Balebarn Eco Lodge, which sleeps 8, is on one level throughout, and has a wheelchair friendly wet room. Please also see our access section. Balebarn Lodge and Otter Cottage also work well together for groups of up to 12, as they are nearly next door to each other.
Cottage with bath
Otter Cottage at Wheatland Farm has an upstairs bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and basin.
A Wildlife Friendly Cottage
Named after the otter seen pilfering the pond one morning, Otter Cottage at Wheatland Farm has a fenced garden and glorious views over the fields and to Dartmoor. Watch out for the resident moorhen family in the back garden and the occassional emerald flash of a kingfisher on the perch over the pond… In summer dragonflies hunt here and butterflies abound. Best of all, you’ll rest easy in the knowledge that it’s your stay that funds Wheatland Farm’s conservation project.
Explore our nature reserve (or take a free guided tour), borrow a bike or walk to the nearby farm shop, or just relax! Dogs (max 2 in this cottage) are welcome. There are lots of other things to do nearby too.
Happy to Help
Want to know more? Ring us on 01837 83499 with any questions. Here’s our Terms and Conditions (pretty standard stuff) and an access statement for the cottage. Please let us know if you have any specific needs, such as mobitlity equipment, or even just a vegan alternative to our welcome scones. We’ll always do our best to make yours a hitch-free Devon holiday.