Torwens badger faced sheep at tupping time on South Yeo Farm West, Devon


We don’t provide overnight accommodation on the farm but there are some lovely options very close by, ranging from comfy, friendly B&Bs to camp sites and seriously luxurious retreats. Distances and approximate drive times are given.


Most people do travel to us by car, but it is possible to reach us by public transport and taxi. Our nearest station is Okehampton which you can travel to from Exeter St Davids. From Okehampton station you can hire a taxi which needs to be booked beforehand. Your accommodation hosts may be able to make these arrangements for you or advise.  Okehampton based taxis include Okehampton Taxis or Ed’s Taxis or Amethyst Taxis. There is also an Exeter taxi company you might find useful: Exeter Taxis. The accommodation options below give distances from the farm and in most (not all) cases you will probably want a taxi from where you’re staying to reach the farm, again booked in advance as there are not large numbers of taxis serving the local area.

As local as it gets:

Elmfield B+B (1.5 miles from South Yeo)
B+B in our local village of Northlew, EX20 3NP. Call Martin Perry on Tel: 01409 221376 or 07843 678732

Hof Hut & Hof Cottage (1.2 miles from South Yeo)
Self catering cottages. Siobhan Williams, Hillside Old Forge, Northlew EX20 3NR. Tel: 01409 221754. Course participants get a 10% discount (quote voucher code: south yeo guest)

Becket’s Barn (1.5 miles from South Yeo)
Self catering holiday cottage (2 dble bed/2 bath). Morwenna Hortop. Book through Sykes Cottages.

Pear Tree Cottage (3.2 miles from South Yeo)
Self catering cottage and Old Cob Barn b&b studio. Howards Gorhuish, Northlew, Okehampton EX20 3BT.
Tel: 01837 658750

Coachmans Cottage (3.4 miles from South Yeo)
Airbnb (2 adults, 2 children), hosted by Catherine Campbell. Ashbury, Northlew, EX20 3PE.

Gratton Farm (2 miles from South Yeo)
Airbnb for up to two people. Hosted by Roy Northlew, Okehampton, EX20 3ND.
Tel: 01409 221797  Mob: 07909600537

Old Barn (2.3 miles from South Yeo)
Self catering cottage sleeps up to 5. Chris & Emma. Northlew, Okehampton, EX20 3NE.
Tel: 07957383250

If you are staying in Northlew, the local pub, The Green Dragon Inn, does a good hot supper Tuesday to Saturday.

The George (4 miles from South Yeo)
Pub in the nearest town of Hatherleigh with food and smart accommodation.
Tel: 01837 811755

Self Catering in Devon The Threshing Barn & The Milking Parlour (4.7 miles from South Yeo)
Self catering on a Grade II* listed medieval farmstead owned by Paul and Penny Mills.
Three night stay minimum, 10% discount when booked directly mentioning you are course attendees.
Tel: 01409 231636

Devon Dens (6 miles, 15 minutes from South Yeo)
Eco-friendly off-grid beautiful timber cabins run by Jo Henderson and Ben Ranson, Germansweek, EX21 5AL.
Tel: 01837 871417 or 07969948631

Oak Tree Lane (8 miles, 20 minutes from South Yeo)
Cabins, camping and glamping run by Phil and Sera.
West Headson Farm, Bratton Clovelly, Devon EX20 4JP.
Tel: 01837 871407 or 07931 521252

Highfield Barn (10 miles, 20 minutes from South Yeo)
Luxury Airbnb hosted by past course participants Georgie & Robin, Shebbear, Devon EX21 5RR.
Tel: 07734 957857

Half Moon Inn (5 miles, 12 minutes from South Yeo)
16th century inn, Sheepwash, Devon, EX21 5NE.
Tel: 01409 231 376

Middletown Farmhouse B&B (11 miles, 20 minutes from South Yeo). 16th century thatched cottage B&B in an acre of grounds, Sampford Courtenay EX20 2SZ.
Tel: 01837 880300 or 07591 529548

The Old Stable (10 miles, 23 minutes drive)
Two lovely cottage apartments. The Old Vicarage, Dowland, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8PB. Call Claire and Keith.
Tel: 01805 804358

The Long House, Sheepwash (15 minutes drive).
The Linhay, Sheepwash
The Long House is a lovely thatched holiday cottage, and The Linhay are both on a 25 acre smallholding.  Booking is via the links above.

Webber Hill Farm Cottages (10 miles, 22 minutes drive).
Self catering holiday cottages, just outside Okehampton, Crediton Road EX20 2RU Normally week long breaks but 3 night stays from Oct/Nov through to end of March and 2 night stays in December and January are available.
Tel: 07519 710740

Slightly further afield

Stanbury Wharf Holiday Cottages (13 miles, 21 minutes from South Yeo)
Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LU. Tel: 07908 213356

The Rams Head Inn (12 miles, 24 minutes from South Yeo)
South Street, Dolton, Devon, EX19 8QS. Tel: 01805 804255

Oxenham Arms(16 miles, 27 minutes from South Yeo)
South Zeal, Nr. Okehampton, Devon EX20 2JT. 01837 840244

Gooseford Farm B&B (20 miles, 31 minutes from South Yeo)
Gooseford, Whiddon Down, EX20 2QQ. Tel: 01647 231444

Coombeshead Farm (29 miles, 40 minutes from South Yeo)
Farm guesthouse with stunning restaurant & bakery
Lewannick, Cornwall, PL15 7QQ. Tel: 01566 782009

Luxury retreats

If you fancy some super-luxury surroundings to contrast with getting down and dirty on the farm, you might like:

Lewtrenchard Manor (12 miles, 25 minutes from South Yeo)
Lewdown, Near Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN.
Tel: 01566 783222

The Dartmoor Inn (23 miles, 24 minutes from South Yeo)
Moorside, Lydford, Nr Okehampton, Devon EX20 4AY.
Tel: 01822 820221

Gidleigh Park (we’re talking 2 star Michelin) (20 miles, 41 minutes from South Yeo)
Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8HH.
Tel: 01647 432367

The Arundell Arms (15 miles, 29 Minutes from South Yeo)
Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA.
Tel: 01566 784666

Hotel Endsleigh (19 miles, 39 minutes from South Yeo)
Milton Abbot, Tavistock, PL19 0PQ.
Tel: 01822 870000

Camping and Caravanning

Hideaway Camping (6 miles, 15 minutes from South Yeo)
(also gypsy caravan, shepherd’s hut & bell tent)
Higher Melbury, Broadbury, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3PG. Tel: 01837 871777
Mobiles: 07952318382/ 07940044764/07944224968

Ashbury Caravan Park (6 miles, 14 minutes from South Yeo)
Caravan Club members only
Moorland View, Thordon Cross, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4NE.
Tel: 01837 52051 Mobile: 07775432109

Sourton Down Camping and Caravan Park (10 miles, 20 minutes from South Yeo)
Sourton Down, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4HT.
Tel: 01837 861747

South Breazle Farm (8 miles, 20 minutes frmailto:bundu@btconnect.comom South Yeo)
Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4JS.
Tel: 01837 871752

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park (11.5 miles, 28 minutes from South Yeo)
Lydford, nr Okehampton EX20 4BE.
Tel: 01822 820497

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