We had a lovely 6 days staying in Nuthatch Lodge - our very own wooden cabin with views of Dartmoor and roaming chickens! Maggie and Ian, the owners, were friendly and willing to help with anything we asked, lending us bikes (and a spanner to remove front wheels and get in the car), a map of Dartmoor and so on, and so on... Furthermore, they are both really knowledgeable about ecology and the environment, and were eager and willing to share this when we asked. We came away having learnt all sorts about bees, dormice and the marsh fritillary butterfly and its picky eating habits (only one plant variety will it feast on, which makes it rather endangered)!
The cabin was warm, cosy, clean and well-equipped, with an outside balcony which we took full advantage of, lounging in the sunshine and reading.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend coming here for a peaceful stay, with plenty to explore in terms of walking and cycling - and there's also a jolly nice pub in the village which does good food!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Devon eco lodges offer a tranquil haven for short breaks and longer stays. We're an award winning green business, running our 21 acres for wildlife. But you don't need to be super-green to stay - it's for everyone. Choose from fabulous Balebarn Lodge, with its straw bale construction, upcycled style and amazing view, three well-appointed wooden eco-lodges set amongst trees, or Otter Cottage, a converted stone barn with views over our lakes and to Dartmoor. Booking direct will always get you the best prices. Dogs and children welcome. Close to excellent fishing, traditional pubs, cycle trails and great walks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges Winkleigh, England - Devon