Fowlescombe

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Two Five Star Self Catering Holiday Cottages

 
Swallow cottage (sleeps 4) and Barn Owl Cottage (sleeps 6) are part of an award winning architect designed barn conversion, set in the lovely Fowlescombe Estate in South Devon,
with easy access to the A38, South coast and Dartmoor

Adult Felt Workshops and Childrens Parties


At Fowlescombe

 

Worshops include:-

  • Painting with felt
  • Felt Animals
  • Felt Jewellery
  • Cushions with felt patterns
  • Hearts and Flowers etc

 
 
Come along to a felt workshop and leave the same day with a unique piece of craft work that you have created yourself, under the expert tuition of Roz 07975 847328.

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Mosses and Lichens Day

SCHOOL VISITS

  Why not come on an exciting school visit on our delightful organic farm? Contact Barbara on 01548 821000

Educational Visits

Champion sheep at Devon County Show 2014

Devon County Show Champion

We won Champion and reserve rare primitive sheep at the Devon County show in 2014. We have had champion 10 years out of eleven years of showing - so are very pleased.

 

 

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Fowlescombe is delightful

 

across all the seasons

 


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Autumn

Fowlescombe is a mixed organic family farm of nearly 300 acres in the South Hams of Devon, close to Dartmoor and beautiful South Devon beaches. It is the central part of what was once an important mediaeval estate in the catchment area of the River Erme. The manor house was abandoned over a century ago. The ancient field pattern and network of hedges still substantially present is farmed in an environmentally sensitive way – with wildlife habitat a priority and the land is in a higher-level stewardship agreement. Our organic farm has arable land, and extensive old and modern grassland on which we keep pedigree Aberdeen Angus, South Devon and rare Irish Moiled cattle. We also keep several types of rare breed sheep, and a few goats, chickens and ducks. There are several ponds and wetland areas, woodland, ancient pastures and other habitats supporting diverse wildlife and plants. The Fowlescombe team, staff and family, host educational visits, wildlife walks and other events, based from a converted-barn function room designed by a award-winning architect (one of my sons).

Educational Access

Why not come on an exciting school visit to our delightful organic farm? Contact Barbara on 01548 821000
Champion sheep at Devon County Show 2014

Rare Breeds

We won Champion and reserve rare primitive sheep at the Devon County show in 2014. We have had champion 10 years out of eleven years of showing - so are very pleased.

Jan 2013, we acquired four lovely Portland ewes, all in lamb, to start up a new flock. We intend to breed more for this endangered breed and use the wool for felting and knitting with our Manx and Heb wool.

Manx Loaghtan and Hebridean sheep for sale

We specialise in starter flocks, flocks for conservation grazing, for small holders, paddock grazing, and of course for breeding.
We decided in early 2012 to start breeding the very rare Irish Moiled Cattle that were native to Northern Ireland.

Venue for business off sites, training events, educational visits

Our Function Room is available for arranged farm walks, business meetings, school and other educational visits - click here for Function Room details

Wildlife

We spotted three hares having a whale of a time. I managed to photograph one of them - click here for details

We have some lovely Golden Guernsey goats, which we use for clearing the bramble and entertaining our visitors.

Fowlescombe Farm in the South Hams of Devon won The Beautiful Farm Award 2009/2010 for the West and South West region of Britain, presented at the House of Lords by top chef James Martin and Lord Palmer.

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