Ecofriendly holidays on a working organic farm

Whether it's a family holiday, a quiet weekend break for that special occasion, or a few days away from it all in the tranquil surroundings of mid Devon, Summerhill Farm provides the perfect place to stay.

We offer camping with a difference. Mongolian Yurts provide a hassle free alternative to staying in the great outdoors. Just bring yourselves and your spirit of adventure and we provide the rest. Our small farm is tucked away, providing a quiet haven with stunning views by day, stargazing at night. The barn is equipped with all the necessary facilities to make your stay comfortable. And to make things easy for you, we offer hampers for campers providing a nice selection of organic food and drink waiting for you on arrival.

yurt front hawkham yurt

 

Yurts

A Mongolian yurt (or ger) is the traditional portable home of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. A simple design of a lattice wall connected to a central crown wheel by wooden spokes, covered by canvas and felt to ensures it is snug and warm and able to withstand the elements. The crown wheel lets plenty of light in through the top of the yurt and is supported by two wooden posts painted with traditional designs. A double door gives access to the outside world and the wide open spaces of Summerhill.

yurt yurt yurt interior

Our yurts are genuine Mongolian yurts, furnished to give a cosy, rustic feel with comfortable beds, rugs, cushions, chairs and storage. All this surrounds a central wood burning stove that helps keep the yurt warm and snug. The yurt will sleep 4 to 6 people, ideal for a family or a real treat for a couple. Each yurt is positioned in its own secluded spot with plenty of space and privacy and has its own outdoor seating area with barbeque facilities. back to top

campfire yurt with viewyurt dinner

 

Enjoy the farm

picnic on the farm

Grab a stick and roam free and explore the farm. Follow the farm trail down to the river, along the old drovers road and discover the farm's wildlife, an abundance of wild flowers, grand old oak trees, butterflies and birds. There are plenty of quiet spots ideal for a picnic or just to take a breather in the long grass. Meet the cows and their calves, sheep and other animals on the farm. If you want to get involved you can help collect the eggs or herd the geese. There is always something going on.

collecting eggs exploring the farm

How to find us

Click here for a map and directions if travelling by car. You can also travel by train via Exeter to Yeoford (2 miles from the farm). Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple line (the Tarka Line). Buses are available from Exeter to Whiddon Down. We offer a free pick up service to any campers travelling by public transport to Yeoford or Whiddon Down.

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