Welcome to Westyard Farm
Our smallholding farm is set on 22 acres in Devon's beautiful rugged and rural countryside. Nestled into the landscape at approximately 550 feet above sea level, Westyard Farm sits between Devon's two major National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor. Although remote, we have easy access to the major trunk roads, M5 and A30 in the south and also the North Devon Link road.Learn More
Our holiday accommodation has been architect designed and purpose built specifically for self-catering holiday makers. We offer you the opportunity to enjoy a simple slice of Devon life and relax in our quiet and peaceful environment. Our booking system will allow you to book for 7-day blocks, please contact us if you require more or less than this; we will try to accommodate your request.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do welcome dogs at Westyard Farm. We are a working smallholding farm with stock in the fields including sheep, and lambs, at certain times of the year. Dogs must be kept under control at all times whilst on the property. You are kindly asked to clean up after your dog.
We offer the start day (the day you arrive to start your holiday) on either a Friday or a Saturday depending on which property you book.
In Nine Pines and Old Orchard properties we have both a bath and a shower. In Westyard Cottage there is an en-suite shower for both bedrooms.
Yes. Both towels and bedding are provided for your stay. If you require more, or a change, please contact us and we can arrange to have them delivered to your property.
Yes. There are hairdryers in all of our properties. If more are required please contact us and we will drop one round.
Check in is at 4pm. Departure time is by 10am. This is so that we can get the property cleaned and ready for the next guests.
Yes. Each property has its own woodburner (this is in addition to a bio-mass heating system that provides underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, and hot water.) We provide logs. If you have burnt through the pile of logs provided, we can show you where the log stack is and you can help yourself – wheelbarrow provided. Please show consideration and don’t burn more than you need.
NO there is no extra charge for electricity. We have an array of solar panels that provide electricity for the farm. Most of the electrical equipment is low energy and the lighting is LED.
Yes you can. Please contact us to make arrangements for this. We can provide a separate paddock and stable, however you will be responsible for your pony care.
Dogs are welcome to accompany their human families on holiday at Westyard Farm – so long as the humans understand we have livestock here and the dogs must be under control at all times. This year we have had number of holiday dogs ranging from Milo the West Highland Terrier to Leo the Maltese X.Read More
2019 Lambing at Westyard is well underway. Here we are at the end of March and almost all of our ewes have passed through the lambing barn. Just a few of our older more experienced ewes are left to lamb, and as I write they are enjoying the sunshine in a paddock close to theRead More
I am so pleased with my Christmas present from Wilco’s, requested from my daughter and hubby. My camera is now permanently adorned with my 55-250mm zoom lens and in grabbing reach of the kitchen window. This has enabled to me to capture this young chap recently, a young male Great Spotted Woodpecker I believe. SoRead More
Lucky B&B guests will be sampling our own home reared pork sausages for their breakfast from December onwards. Our pigs are paddock grazed and have spent the summer and autumn enjoying snuffling in the outdoors. The Westyard Farm shop now sells pork sausages, pork mince, pork chops & legs, lamb mince and either a wholeRead More
Ed our Wiltshire Horn ram is off to pastures new. We’ve had him over two years now and his daughters are ready for tupping so we can’t use him. We need some new blood and have found a replacement. Watch this space for news on the arrival of Harry… (above, Ed and his son –Read More
As part of our eco-credentials we shred all our junk mail and office paperwork. Most of the shreddings go into the hen house and are used in their laying box – they find this very snuggly and comfortable, and as a result produce delicious eggs every day. Sometimes, we get a message on an egg….thisRead More
Announcing the arrival of Marcos this autumn…..he’s a pedigree Dexter bull. Looking at his paperwork he doesn’t spend much time at home these days. He’s a busy chap, sewing his seed around the farms and smallholdings in Devon. We are hoping he’ll make friends with our two lady Dexters, Little Miss and Sorrel, and nextRead More