About the Farm
In its beautiful valley location folded in to the Devon hills and approached by a grass tufted lane, Little Comfort Farm occupies 70 acres of beautiful Devon countryside. We are passionate about our special piece of North Devon and love to share its delights with our holiday cottage guests.
Little Comfort Farm is hidden away in a beautiful valley created by the River Caen which runs enchantingly through its centre. Traditionally managed, flower rich fields of unimproved and semi-improved grassland are bordered by dense berry, flower and nature rich hedgerows on both sides of the valley. These are interspersed by areas of ancient woodland and a traditional orchard. The river feeds a secluded and peaceful lake and series of ponds.
The farm is owned by ecologists, Jeremy and Jodie who are passionate about the outstanding wildlife the farm supports. Their priority is to conserve and enhance the farm for nature, and grazing livestock is integral to this goal. Managed organically to Soil Association Standards (without the use of artificial pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals), the grassland is grazed by a suckler herd of native ruby red Devon cattle and a flock of Lleyn sheep. The orchard is tended to by a pair of rare breed west of England geese and a small and varied flock of laying hens (and their guardian cockerel) provide the farm with delicious eggs.
Idyllic farm trails give our guests the opportunity to experience nature and the farmed countryside as it should be. A refuge from damaging and intensive farming techniques, Little Comfort is a treasure trove for wildlife. Whatever your interest, birds, butterflies, bats, otters, flowers….prepare to be astounded.
Read more about the farm and its wildlife here : Get wild at Little Comfort Farm