Monday 19 December 2022

Westland Farm, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon (Sleeps 1-6)

Westland is a small working farm, 5 miles from the coast, in North Devon, on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Enjoy a unique opportunity to escape the stress and strains of everyday life. We look forward to helping you relax and refresh during your holiday in the stunning, unspoilt surroundings of the countryside.

Mongolian Yurt:
Walk over the handmade oak bridge to the yurt, which is set privately at the bottom of the farm in our 3 acre field. Enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding North Devon countryside. Children can have fun running around the field and playing the stream.

The yurt is a great place for couples and families to relax and unwind, to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of country life. Enjoy a dip in the hot tub and look out for shooting stars, we are on the edge of the Exmoor dark sky reserve. On a clear night, the view of the stars is amazing!

Lit with candles and lamps and heated by a wood burning stove, the yurt has a double bed, a single and a 4ft futon. All bedding is supplied, you just need to bring towels (a torch and wellies are also a good idea.) Although let for four the yurt can sleep more comfortably. Extras are charged at a small fee per person per night.

During your stay, you will have exclusive access to your own wood fired hot tub and sauna. Sit back and unwind to enjoy the hot tub with a view, a great experience rain or shine.

Finish your evening drying off in the sauna and enjoy a glass of wine. The glass is tinted on the outside for privacy, however you can still enjoy the sight of the livestock grazing in the surrounding fields.

Use the fire pit to cook up your favourite BBQ treats, or sit around the fire to share stories whilst cooking marshmallows.

The Yurt has a private bathroom with a flushing loo and a hot shower. Kitchen bothy with everything you need to cook your meals, including pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and a gas hob. There is also a small Belfast sink for washing up.

Thinking of having a party, reunion or family get together? You can hire the yurt and the whole field and facilities for your party for a very reasonable price.

Shepherds Hut:
Our handmade shepherd's hut is ideal for an unforgettable break in the countryside. The views from the stable door toward Wistlandpound Reservoir are truly breath-taking.

Outside the hut you will have your own fenced garden with a private fire pit, picnic bench and hot tub.

Inside there is a comfortable king-size bed and a child’s bunk above the memory foam mattresses. The kitchen area comes with a range of appliances: a Belfast sink with hot and cold running water, double gas hob, pretty china crockery, kitchen and cooking utensils.

Stay warm and toasty in front of the wood burning stove, sit outside and enjoy seeing the livestock grazing in the surrounding fields, or relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine.

Drovers Hut:
This ex-army ammunitions trailer has been beautifully renovated to offer luxurious accommodation. The hut sleeps up to 5 people in a king size bed, single bunks and a trestle bed with pull out from under the main king size bed. All beds have memory foam mattresses. The superb country kitchen has a Belfast sink, solid oak worktop, dresser top, two-burner gas hob, a table and benches and a wonderful wood burning range stove with oven and hobs.

The drovers hut is set in a lovely peaceful corner of the field, with a decking area which has two gates to secure it for dogs or children. You will have your own outdoor seating, outdoor seating and private wood fired hot tub. Adjacent to the hut you will have your own bathroom with a toilet and shower.

There is access, via a style to a wild garden with the stream running through it. Perfect for, just sitting quietly with nature, exploring, bear hunts or searching for fairies!

Visiting Kentisbury & exploring Devon:
We are a geocaching hot spot and you can visit a range of excellent attractions in the local area. Wistlandpound Reservoir has been carefully developed into a countryside site with wheelchair and pushchair accessible trails, activity equipment and sensory-stimulating interpretation facilities. These enable people of all abilities to discover and enjoy Wistlandpound.

There are a variety of attractions in the local area, such as:
Exmoor zoo
The Big Sheep
Arlington Court
South West Coastal Path
Woody Bay
Youlston Park
Combe Martin Wildlife and Animal Park
North Devon Wake Park

There are many beaches within easy reach from the farm. Some are brilliant for long walks, some are dog friendly, some have great surf, others have great rock pools, and some are rather secret and difficult to find, which are great for those who love exploring.

There are many good pubs around the area that serve lovely, locally produced food. We advise that you pre book your table to avoid disappointment.

We have a small supply of home produced burgers, sausages, steaks, chops and bacon for sale. All our beef and lamb is grass fed. Our beef, pork and lamb have a total of 10 food miles.

All of our accommodation has its own private hot tub, to enjoy and evening under the stars, a great way to relax and unwind. We look forward to welcoming you to our farm, for a well earnt break and tranquillity of country life.

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