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Welcome to
Hay Meadow Farm

12th Century Thatched Holiday Cottages.
Quality Boutique Bed & Breakfast.
Permaculture Farm.
Glamping & Camping.
Organic Farm Shop & Café.

A Warm Welcome Assured...

Welcome to Hay Meadow Farm, Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Cottages, Café & Farm Shop. We are a warm, cosy and friendly natural farm situated between Holsworthy and Launceston on the Devon & Cornwall border.

Hay Meadow Farm is a 12th century thatched manor house with origins dating even further back. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book the farm is stepped in history and the cottage with its inglenook fireplaces and exposed wooden beams is brimming with character.

Situated in an extremely rural setting the manor house and meadows are very tranquil indeed. Surrounded on three sides by woodland and with meadow on the other you can really get the sense of privacy and seclusion. With some of the darkest night skies in Britain on a clear night you can see the stars in all their heavenly splendour.

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Holiday Cottage Rental

We have now opened the first of our new holiday cottages. The thatched manor house has been adapted and now used as separate holiday rental cottages. The second cottage will be open in 2021.
(B&B will still be offered and has moved to the new barn conversion)

Cottages are available for hire in three options;

Weekend Break
Friday to Monday
3 nights

Midweek Break
Monday to Friday
4 nights

Full Week
Monday to Monday or
Friday to Friday
7 Nights

Farmhouse Cottage: with 3 en-suite rooms (sleeps 8 max). Each room is tastefully decorated and very loosely themed around wild meadow flowers. (available now)

The Shippon: with 2 bedrooms (sleeps 6 max) very peaceful setting. Open plan kitchen / lounge with log burner. (available 2021)

The bedding and towels are 100% natural cotton, mattress that are organic, luxurious and extremely comfortable, even the curtains are handmade from organic hemp. The carpets are pure wool, light fittings are hand forged iron and combined with the wood and stone of the building the feeling of everything being natural adds to the sense of history.

Tel: 07922 421889

Please do contact us with any enquiries, we will always try to help.

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Every Bed & Breakfast Room and Cottage Rental Features....


Each bathroom comes with 'Faith in Nature' shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap.


Duck down duvets and pillows with Egyptian cotton bedding ensures a cosy nights sleep.


Each Bathroom has white fluffy cotton towels. Bath, face and hand towels. Two sets.


A good selection of 'Clipper' organic black, herbal and fruit teas and coffee in each room.


Bed & Breakfast

We are currently running just 2 B&B rooms. These are beautiful light airy rooms located in the new barn conversion 'Oak Cottage'.  Both rooms are accessed from the grand entrance hall featuring exposed oak beams, stone walls and an oak staircase.  The B&B rooms have individual climate control (via underfloor heating and an air source heat pump) so will always be prefect for you.

B&B Rates
Double - £100 per night.
Single - £80 per night.

The Bluebell Room: Located on the ground floor.  Good size en-suite shower room.  A large light bedroom with a super king-size bed and double French doors leading to a patio area.

The Chamomile Room: First floor room light and airy with double French doors lading to a balcony.  Room has a king-size bed and a good size en-suite shower room.

Each Room Includes:

Includes Breakfast
En-suite Rooms
Natural Egyptian Cotton Bedding
Duck Down Duvets & Pillows
Allergenic Duvets Available
Natural Cotton Fluffy Towels
TV/DVD Player
Access to DVD & Book Library
Digital Radio Alarm Clock
Tea/Coffee Facilities
Ironing Facilities
Hair Dryer

    Tel: 07922 421889

    Please do contact us with any enquiries, we will always try to help.

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    Dining at Hay Meadow Farm.

    Food Ethos

    Local, Organic, Fresh, Fair Trade and Sustainable. Always freshly prepared.
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    Breakfast Menu

    We offer a delicious varied breakfast menu sourced from the best fresh Devon produce.
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    Lunch Menu

    Our café and farm shop will be open soon. Serving delicious homemade snacks & treats.
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    Evening Menu

    Freshly prepared seasonal menu made from our own or the finest local ingredients.
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    Organic Farm Shop

    Please Note: Due to the Covid situation and the absolute mess of everything our government has made of things combined with the increases in regulations and paperwork, increased costs from every direction we have decided to close our farm shop.

    We would like to thank all our customers and wish you all the best for the future.

    We will continue to run our organic farm and offer our other services.


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      Service Matters...

      The service we provide here at Hay Meadow Farm is as important to us as the quality of rooms or freshness of the food.

      Our small team works to ensure that the time spend with us is relaxed and enjoyable.

      From the luxury of the boutique b&b to the hiring of our camper vans we continue to strive to improve the already high standards of customer service.

      If you have any questions concerning our services please do not hesitate to contact us, we welcome all enquiries.


      If you are looking for a cosy, very comfortable B & B with attentive hosts and a large breakfast look no further-you've found it! Don't hesitate to stay here.

      The other reviews on Hay Meadow Farm have said it all and they are all right - it is as good as they say.

      If you are looking for a base to explore Devon and North Cornwall this is an ideal place to stay. And if you like beautifully restored cottages in the Old English style this is one of the best I've ever seen, complete with large fireplaces.

      5 of 5 stars - Trip Advisor
      Reviewed March 2017
      Bristol, United Kingdom

      “A lovely break”

      What an idyllic place. The cottage is cosy and perfect for a break.
      We loved our room Clover, on the ground floor. It had a log burner and jacuzzi bath.

      Very comfortable bed and immaculate room. Duncan and Jane were wonderful hosts and our dinners and breakfast's were superb. Storm Doris raged around us but we were in our own cosy world. Thank you so much for a great stay.

      5 of 5 stars - Trip Advisor
      Reviewed February 2017
      Hordle, United Kingdom

      Trip Advisor Reviews

      of them Excellent!

      of them very good!

      A Haven of Peace...

      Hay Meadow Farm nestles in 20 acres of truly peaceful west Devon countryside, bordered on 3 sides by 250 acres of woodland, there is an amazing sense of seclusion and connection to nature.

      The meadows have (as far as we can tell) never been intensively farmed so we have an abundance of wildlife and an incredible variety of flora and fauna.

      A little haven for wildlife and humans to share.
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      Events, Courses & Workshops

      Workshops for 2020 have been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. We are currently arranging dates for 2021.
      Please do email us, let us know what course you are interested in and we will let you know what the course and workshop dates will be.

      Landscape Photography Tours

      • West Cornwall
      • East Cornwall
      • South Devon
      • Dartmoor
      • North Devon
      • Dorset
      • Somerset & Wiltshire

      Permaculture Courses

      • Permaculture Design
      • Plant Companions
      • Sustainability
      • Water Management
      • Edible Gardens
      • Forest Gardens
      • and more

      Green Building Workshops

      • Straw Bale Building
      • Lime Rendering
      • Grass Roofing
      • Reed Bed Systems
      • Rocket Stoves
      • Clay Oven Building
      • and more

      Professional Photographer/Guide
      Hire of a VW Camper
      All Meals, Drinks & Snacks
      All Camping & Parking
      Insurance & Diesel

      Permaculture tackles how to grow food, build houses, create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world in very different climates and cultural circumstances.

      Our eco building courses cover a wide variety of subject matters, from every aspect of requirement and function including construction, heating, drainage, water collection and power. We also offer workshops on other creative subjects such as how to build a clay oven.

      Become a Friend of Hay Meadow Farm

      • 10% off Room & Cottage Bookings

        Can be used in addition to all other offers, only valid on bookings made via email or telephone.

      • Friends Only Special Offers

        We will, each season run an extra special offer open to 'Friends of Hay Meadow Farm' only.

      • Offers to Friends Only Events

        Receive invitations to special events open only to ‘Friends of Hay Meadow Farm’.

      • Quarterly News Letter

        We will email you only once a quarter giving you news and information on the next seasons offers.

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