We moved to Halsbeer Farm in March 2016 with our children Mia and Felix, after searching all over Devon to find the right property to share with holidaymakers wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
After falling in love with the Blackdown Hills, we quickly realised that this beautiful, untouched valley, standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty would be a haven for wildlife and plants.
We take our role as custodians of this beautiful landscape seriously, and will not use any chemical sprays or pesticides. So called ‘weeds’ can help bring more wildlife for people to enjoy.
A wildlife habitat has been created on the side of the hill behind the yurts, called ‘the steeps’. There is just one yurt up there, Buzzard, and if you are lucky you might spot deer, fox, owls, buzzards and the occasional badger.
Katie has a wealth of wildlife knowledge, having studied zoology and later specialising in bats (ask if you can borrow a bat detector). Mark is an adventurer who has travelled all over the world creating programmes for television.
Blackdown Yurts has deliberately been kept as a small site, and we realise that people need time to relax in such peaceful surroundings. Children can roam free in a safe environment, make camps, play games and make new friends.
Most people like to just sit by the fire and watch the moon and stars while enjoying a glass of wine.
We look forward to meeting you,
Katie & Mark
PS If you fancy a change from a yurt, why not take a look at our cottages and barns, set around a pretty courtyard on the other side of the farm. Visit www.halsbeerfarm.co.uk.