Balebarn Lodge

Winkleigh, Devon (Ref. 905863)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Wheatland Farm Cottages

Winkleigh 2 miles. Two welcoming holiday homes situated on an attractive nature reserve, on the owner’s farm near the picturesque village of Winkleigh. The owners of these cottages near Winkleigh are passionate and knowledgeable about conservation and their eco-lodge and cottage have won various awards for Green Tourism, including the top award for sustainable tourism in England in 2012 and again in 2015. Overlooking the wonderful mid-Devon countryside and with distant views of the Dartmoor tors, these Winkleigh holiday homes offer a peaceful retreat for families or friends, with extensive outdoor facilities including free bikes, a boating pond and 21 acres to explore. The cottage has been beautifully restored from an old Devon farm building and provides a charming holiday home with plenty of character. The Scandinavian-style wooden chalet is set in a peaceful meadow where owls often hunt at dusk. Each property has its own garden area and free access to the farm, where the owners are only too pleased to give hints on how and where to spot the abundant wildlife, birds and flowers. Winkleigh has a grocery shop, Post Office, thatched cottages, two pubs, a vineyard and lovely footpaths. The dramatic landscape of Dartmoor is only 20 minutes in the car, where there are stunning walks amongst the tors and ponies. Okehampton, 12 miles away, has a useful range of shops, banks and supermarkets. The surfing beaches of north west Devon and north Cornwall are 40 minutes by car, while the fabulous RHS garden at Rosemoor is 20 minutes’ drive. You will definitely be inspired by the unique approach to tourism at these friendly Winkleigh cottages.

The property

Balebarn Lodge is a fabulous example of an eco design, refashioned from a cow shed and offering accommodation which is spacious, modern and full of light. This detached Winkleigh cottage is an ultra-low carbon building, with an interesting construction and a host of energy-saving features. The huge bi-folding doors of this Winkleigh cottage open onto a spectacular veranda with a splendid view over the largest wildlife pond. This Winkleigh cottage has open plan living area with woodburner and offers a very special and stylish year-round base. Note: This property is near Refs. 905860, 905861 and 905862, together they sleep 26.


All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


Eco central heating with underfloor in bathroom and woodburner. Electric double oven, induction hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Shared laundry facility available at additional charge. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private patio with furniture. Shared use of grounds including fishing and wildlife ponds, swing, mown badminton pitch and campfire area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.6 miles. Note: One double bedroom can convert into a single room with access for wheelchair users. Note: A ladder from the living area leads to an open mezzanine floor with reduced head height, a day bed and storage for solar PV.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Okehampton 10 miles; Torrington 13 miles; Exeter 23 miles; Barnstaple 20 miles.

Winkleigh is a small rural village in the heart of Devon's rolling countryside and offers a shop, post office, butcher and a cafe, plus two pubs which offer food and the chance to sample traditional ciders and scrumpy from the Winkleigh Cider Company. Winding lanes, high hedgerows and a more gentle pace of life characterise the area. The open tors of Dartmoor are a big attraction for nature lovers and walkers, while the hills of Exmoor and the surfing beaches can all be reached in 40 minutes by car. Historic Torrington, home to RHS Rosemoor and an arts centre is just 13 miles away, whilst the Cathedral City of Exeter with its Roman city walls, shopping centre, theatre and restaurants makes a great day out.

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