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Balebarn Eco Lodge

Balebarn Lodge with spring flowers
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Winkleigh, Devon, England
Balebarn Eco Lodge was the main reason Wheatland Farm won the Gold award for Sustainable Tourism from VisitEngland in 2015. It is a gloriously welcoming low impact dwelling, fashioned from straw bales and many upcycled materials. But don't think it's hippy or basic - it's cool, stylish and luxurious.

Enormous bi-fold windows open onto the veranda and give you a fabulous view out over a large pond (take the boat out for a spin...). You'll love the quirky detail, like the microwave turntable portholes in the bathroom and the coronation mug downlighters. There are 4 bedrooms: a master bedroom with a 5ft bed, a smaller room with a double, a twin room and a room with ultra-sturdy bunks (not just for kids). There's a large family bathroom and also a wetroom shower (with loo). Everything is on level access, with a ramp to t...
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Listing #HL6792547
About the Owner
Maggie W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: 
We live on the farm and offer a free guided nature walk plus delight in talking through local walks and bike routes and other things to do.
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Sheffield, England
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile


Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our special place. Balebarn is amazing. Stunning views, lovely, comfortable lodge and the hosts are great. Sitting admiring the scenary is a must. Fantastic place to stay 😄

Thank Simon G
rippa700, VR Owner at Balebarn Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks and it's always great to welcome you here. We might have the outdoor pizza oven ready for next time....

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Balebarn on Wheatland farm is a great place to stay. I almost don't want to mention how good it is in fear of it becoming to overbooked for us to stay again. The barn itself has been beautifully restored/converted into a great accommodation. Perfect for...More

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rippa700, VR Owner at Balebarn Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

We really enjoyed you all being here and delighted you had a good time. Every visitor helps us to manage the land in a wildlife-friendly way, so thanks for choosing us for your holiday and really hope we can welcome you all again. Ian &Maggie

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please see full terms and conditions. Max 2 dogs welcome, £20 per dog.
Parties only with prior agreement.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
    1 Bunk
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  • Hot tub charge per stay (opt out is possible - please contact us): AU$45 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Winkleigh, in the middle of Devon, is ‘proper English countryside’. In summer the fields are full of old fashioned stooks of wheat (now grown for thatching). In autumn there's the renown display at the Sticklepath Fireshow, and nearby Hatherleigh holds its festival, complete with flaming tar barrels. Come winter, there’s wassailing in the orchards and crackling fires. Come spring again and orchids bloom among the hedgerow flowers. Explore the Devon countryside described so beautifully in the famous book Tarka the Otter, perhaps by cycling or walking the nearby Tarka Trail. Or visit the town of Torrington, site of the last major battle of the English civil war in the south west. You can experience a re-enactment at Torrington 1646 - complete with musket firing! If that's too dramati... more
Getting around
2 miles from the bus stop in Winkleigh. Stagecoach 5 runs regularly from Exeter to Barnstaple through Winkleigh.
Eggesford is the nearest train station, 5 miles from here and we offer free arrival / departure transfers for guests.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter airport: 50.0 km
Railway: Eggesford: 8.0 km
Most guests come by car -- but you don't have to. It's possible to have a lovely holiday using the buses and trains and the owners will be delighted to help you plan this. However, assuming you're driving, Winkleigh is in the middle of Devon, about 45 mins drive from Exeter and about an hour from the M5 at Tiverton. You'll be sent detailed directions when you book.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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