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:
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)
If you are staying in Northlew, the local pub, The Green Dragon Inn, does a good hot supper Tuesday to Saturday.
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.
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
If you fancy some super-luxury surroundings to contrast with getting down and dirty on the farm, you might like:
The Old Inn (19 miles, 35 minutes from South Yeo)
Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QR. Stunning, extraordinary food from Duncan Walker, (rooms available if you have dinner there, and you really should)
Tel: 01647 281276.
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
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