Dartmoor - Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Devon

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Great Sloncombe Farm

Great Sloncombe Farmhouse B&B
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8QF
01647 440595

The Farm  

 

The farm runs a herd of Aberdeen Angus and South Devon Suckler Cows. We farm in a very sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The farm is extensively managed and is part of Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS) due to the special habitats that we have present on the holding

Ancient woodland we have a small area of ancient woodland, old oak woodland with hazel under storey.  Part of the HLS agreement includes more managing the woodland and planting new trees

 

Species Rich Grassland We also have species rich grassland which are unimproved and have not been ploughed, fertilised or re-sown in recent years. They provide a habitat for a great variety of small herbs, fungi and grasses that cannot thrive in improved swards, as well as for invertebrates, birds and small mammals.

 

Devonshire hedgerows The hedgerows that we have on the farm form an intrinsic part of the Dartmoor farmed landscape.  We manage them to maintain shelter and food for the many species of farmland birds, insects and small mammals. We are currently in the process of restoring some of the hedges and significant by product of this is wood which is harvested providing you with heat from the wood burner in the sitting room and also runs a Rayburn which heats most of the water in the house.

There is an abundance of birds and wildlife to see. We regularly see buzzards, sparrow hawks, kestrels, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers are a regular sight & sound. We also get the occasional Barn Owl.  Around the farmyard swallows & swifts nest.  As the light fades bats put in their appearance and the night sky is something to behold without light pollution.

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Green Policy....  

 

We run both the farm and the Bed and Breakfast in an environmentally friendly way. Where ever possible we try to

  •   Support the local shops in Moretonhampstead and Chagford
  •   Use home produce or source goods locally
  •   All cleaning products (Ecover) and washing powders are environmentally friendly
  •   Where possible we recycle all our waste
  •   We use low energy light bulbs  All the wood we burn is sourced on the farm.
  •   The wood fired Rayburn heats the majority of hot water for the house and a wood burning stove heats the sitting room
  •   The natural spring water supply rises at the top of the farm

 

 

 

 

 

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