Hillhead farm, tractor and lamb
Green Tourism Silver Award 4 star graded farmhouse accommodation Enjoy England Silver Award Enjoy England Breakfast Award

Farmhouse bed and breakfast, award winning B&B on a Devon working farm near Modbury, South of Dartmoor in the South Hams, Devon.

As a real working farm, we are passionate about caring for the countryside and at the same time making the farm a productive business for our family and future generations. We like to share our farming knowledge with guests who wish to learn more about where their food comes from and understand the true meaning of being environmentally sustainable and the real benefits to communities when you buy local.

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We rear cattle and sheep on our 400 acre farm, and our superbly flavoured meat is supplied to Gribbles Butchers in Ivybridge.

 

We're now rearing pigs which are used to make the sausages for your breakfast, you can't get much more local than that!  Our small flock of free range hens provide wonderful tasting eggs, and there are usually some available for you to buy to take home.  The walled kitchen garden is always of interest to gardeners and you are very welcome to have a stroll round it.  We grow all the tomatoes needed for breakfast from about the middle of July until September, as well as the fruit for the breakfast compotes. 

Our fields are traditional in character, small and bounded by thick hedges. Part of the ancient field strip system is visible near to the village and fortunately the old hedges have been left undisturbed for generations making them a haven for wildlife. The hedges are trimmed on a rolling programme every three years; some are allowed to grow for a little longer, we then 'lay' the hedges periodically. This allows the hedgerows to flower and bear fruit or nuts to naturally feed the wildlife.

We believe that these traditional methods of farming will protect the environment for many years to come and we'd like to share our inspiration with you.

Don't forget to bring your wellies for a day of exploration, you are welcome to walk anywhere on the farm to see the animals in the fields, and to look at the ponds and woodland areas. Wildlife abounds - skylarks, buzzards, pheasants and brown hare – have a great day out.

We can provide a picnic if you would like to spend the day here, or walking locally – give the car a break!