Quiet holiday lodge, sleeps 4, dogs welcome

Nuthatch lodge, comfortable, cosy, quirky

  • Exterior view of Nuthatch eco lodge at Wheatland Farm
  • The veranda swing seat at Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Lots of light comes in from the bedroom 'skyscraper' window at Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Double bed in Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • The kitchen area at Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Details of the quirky upcycled and hand crafted beds in Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Quirky coffee table made from a tree trunk at Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • The bathroom at Nuthatch Lodge, showing small bath, basin and toilet
  • Sign on the outside of Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Muttley, from Wheatland Farm's dog friendly holiday lodges in Devon
  • The kitchen area at Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon
  • Inside Nuthatch Eco Lodge, Wheatland Farm, Devon

Nuthatch Lodge is very similar to Honeysuckle Lodge, having big sliding windows and a veranda overlooking a meadow with views towards Dartmoor. It’s a great place for your relaxing self-catering holiday in Devon. Trees on three sides give you privacy (there’s even a tree growing up through the veranda deck) and bring the birdsong to your window. Nuthatch Lodge has a good sized living room and fully-equipped kitchen. The bedrooms aren’t huge, but Nuthatch offers much more space than glamping pods, and proper walls rather than safari tent canvas. There’s a good-sized kitchen and living area, and the veranda is capacious. Read on for more details, or check availability.

Inside the Lodge

Unobtrusive on the outside, inside Nuthatch lodge is cosy and warm. The solar hot water has immersion back up, and your power (included) is 100% renewable from our 11kW wind turbine (and green grid backup). Nuthatch Lodge has a wrap around veranda, with a swing seat. Steps down lead to the meadow and a picnic table. This eco lodge has gates on the veranda, making it easy to have your dog with outside without needing to phaff about with a lead or worry about dogs running off.

Nuthatch Lodge sleeps 4 people in a double room and a cross-over bunk room. A sofa bed in the living room means everyone can be a ‘single’ if they want to (let us know if you need this). The beds will be made up ready for your holiday.

In the kitchen you’ll find everything you need. There is a microwave and conventional (electric) oven, induction hob, sink, kettle and toaster, workspace, kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery, and a full sized fridge freezer. If coffee is your thing, try the hob-top expresso maker.

The living area has comfortable chairs and a TV. This eco lodge has free WIFI. Bear in mind that we are rural. So although we never have more than 26 guests across the whole of Wheatland Farm, if everyone wants to stream something different speeds will drop.

The bathroom has a short bath (good for young kids) and an over-the-bath shower. Wheatland Farm provides a towel for each guest.

Want something more conventional? Try stone-built Otter Cottage (sleeps 4). Or if you need more space try Beech Lodge (sleeps 6, and has an optional hot tub) or even more luxurious Balebarn Lodge (sleeps 8, optional hot tub).

Eco Lodge With Electric Car Charging

You can charge your electric car while staying at Nuthatch Eco Lodge – just arrange a time at the old farmhouse. Wheatland Farm has an untethered PodPoint 7.5Kw, where you can charge and pay with the PodPoint app. Most of the time we can provide a cable, but do bring your own just in case. It will give you more flexibility elsewhere too. We also have a 2Kw three pin socket outlet available, so please bring old style three pin cable as a back up.

At And Near Wheatland Farm

After a great day exploring Devon, relax on the veranda, watch the birds, play volleyball / badminton on the mown court, challenge someone to a game of outdoor chess, or just enjoy a BBQ at your eco lodge or near the communal camp fire site. If you’re staying with us in the summer holidays, we usually do a pizza night once a week where we fire up the Wheatland Farm pizza oven and everyone brings their own. (The oven is also available for exclusive hire).

Your dogs are welcome with us! Two dogs can come on holiday with you. There’s no extra charge in Nuthatch Lodge. However, we do ask you to keep dogs on leads when outside. This is because Wheatland Farm is a nature reserve. Ground nesting birds and field voles etc don’t mix well with dogs off the lead. Plus, some children are scared of dogs, no matter how placid they appear to be. However, there’s plenty of great walks nearby – just ask us for suggestions or browse our things to do web pages.

A short walk up the road (or borrow a free bike) takes you to a great farm shop and small cafe on the neighbouring farm (Fiona’s Farm Shop). Winkleigh village is a mile and half away, It has a post office and general store, two pubs and two cafes. Our current favourite coffee haunt is the lovely florist and coffee shop Catkin Blooms (vegan options available). You’ll find it on Exeter Road. If you want an evening meal we recommend the Kings Arms. If you need a caffeine fix on a Monday when Catkin Blooms is shut, venture along the Hatherleigh Road and find the Winkleigh Cider factory where the Tallet Cafe will be open.

Bookings for Nuthatch Lodge include all your electricity, beds made up and a towel supplied. We like to bake you some scones (or a vegan alternative) on arrival. And your holiday will be almost as green as Devon’s countryside – with free bikes to borrow, 100% renewable power, extensive recycling facilities etc, which have all helped Wheatland Farm win numerous awards.

Want to know more? Ring us on 01837 83499 with any questions. or check out our access statement for the lodge. Do let us know if you have any specific needs – we’ll do our best to help out. We have some equipment you can borrow on a first come first served basis (extra bins, perching stool, adult walking frame, cots and highchairs, baby carrier etc). Please note that Nuthatch Lodge has steps up to the door and is a short walk (about 35m) from the car park.

That just leaves the small print to mention. Here’s our terms and conditions (pretty standard stuff).