rural | quirky | comfort

About The Owners

We fell in love with the farming history, the scenery, stunning views and breathtaking wildlife. From birdsong in the mornings, ancient woods, wildflowers, meadows, wild red deer, hares, cuckoos, swifts, stone chats, barn owls, and birds of prey just for starters! The estate is the epitome of tranquillity, a truly peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life that we have lovingly restored to bring it into the 21st century.

We now showcase Hawke Barn, our beautiful former threshing barn, ideal for exclusive use special celebrations and weddings for up to 60 guests. Two former farm buildings have been converted into open plan luxury holiday cottages. Hayloft, a former stable and hayloft with three bedrooms (two in the rafters). Farm Office, the former office for the farm, with ground floor with two bedrooms, boasting stone walls, vaulted high ceilings and rafters.

We also train 50 beautiful thoroughbred racehorses from Thorne Farm. They are nearby within the same valley and encompass state-of-the-art training facilities. Nigel, himself a Grand National-winning jockey (Seagram, 1991) who also found and produced Tiger Roll, the historic little horse that won two back-to-back Grand Nationals and six wins at Cheltenham Festival. Nigel is on hand to show the horses and visitors can even see them at exercise on the gallops – you only have to ask!

We are both excited to tell you that we are currently enlarging our offerings.

• Retreats – to nurture health, wellbeing and mindfulness. From one day, two day and three days.

• Experiences – from a day at the races including Newton Abbot, Taunton and Exeter Racecourses with Nigel Hawke and Simon Nott, Laser clay shooting and casino nights ideal to add to a special celebration or wedding.

• Bring your Horse – stabled within your own private courtyard, we have three stables available on a DIY basis with private turnout. Use of the extensive road free hacking. Use of our amazing facilities can also be timetabled into your stay from our arena and all weather and grass gallops to private or group tuition (which can also be arranged) to cover flat work and jumping for all abilities and confidence levels.

We invite you to escape to our Devon idyll. It is a place to relax in ‘Rural, Quirky, Comfort’ and to make memories with your family and friends.

Hope to see you soon.