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Be sure to visit Croyde during your stay…..

Tell people you live in North Devon and they will invariably have heard of Croyde, even if they don’t know anywhere else in the area. Probably best known for its surf, when the conditions are right Croyde produces steep, powerful

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, pets, Pubs, walks

The dreams and reality of a running a farm based B&B!

My dream… to have wonderful children staying at our farm enjoying what they would normally only see on the television or Xbox – real fields, grass, sheep, cows, bullocks, chickens. Before moving to Yellingham we knew that the farm would

Posted in Calves, chickens, Cows, Farm Dogs, Member Farms

Follow in the footsteps of a literary heroine…

Lovers of English literature will know that RD Blackmore’s  19th century romantic novel Lorna Doone was set on Exmoor, in and around the villages of Oare and Malmsmead.  The valley below Oare is now widely known as Doone Valley and

Posted in Beach, Church, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Retail, walks

The magic of Lundy Island………

A day spent on Lundy Island during your holiday will be a day well spent.  Escape to this magical island by ferry from Ilfracombe or Bideford.  It is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all – incredible scenery all around you, nothing between you

Posted in Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Wildlife

Saunton – everything you could possibly want in a beach!

A fabulous beach to visit at any time of the year and just a short drive from Little Comfort, Saunton’s three and a half mile stretch of unspoiled golden sand is backed by the dunes of Braunton Burrows, which have

Posted in Beach, Member Farms, pets, Restaurants, Retail

Managing the poultry at Devon Eco Holidays!

Our blog photo shows Jim and wonderful Workawayer, Elle building a duckling run last May.  The ducklings and Mother Duck lasted in that run less than one day before they found a way out and ran from there to the ponds

Posted in Member Farms, pets

Snowdrops abound!

It’s the start of the snowdrop season here at Fowlescombe.  It’s always so uplifting to see a carpet of these beautiful delicate flowers declaring spring is on its way! Last year’s lambs are looking very happy and healthy.  The two

Posted in gardens, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep

Suggestions for your Valentine’s getaway…….

We love Devon and with Valentines Day approaching we thought we’d share our top romantic ideas with you! 1. Beach strolls There are plenty of beaches, sheltered coves or romantic clifftop walks to choose from. Walk along the sandy shore

Posted in AONB, Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping, walks, Wildlife

A new website for Hele Payne Farm – a truly family affair!

  Over a year ago I read an article in a marketing magazine advising that all websites should be updated every 3 years.  This made me question my own website, which had been in place for 8 years, and my

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Sheep, Wildlife

In search of the willow tit………

We were delighted to be contacted by the ‘Devon willow tit project’, an ambitious but much needed project, which has been developed in partnership by Devon Birds, Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon Biodiversity Records Centre. The willow tit (kleinschmidt) is

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