WELCOME

We are open for camping, glamping

 'alfresco' dining and drinks in our rustic cider garden.


We also offer tables of six for dining indoors so come 

and see us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner! 


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Boveys Down Farm      |      Farway      |      EX24 6JD      |      01404 871436

Chester the Dog

Boveys Down Farm is a quiet, rural retreat located 
in the tranquil surroundings of the Devonian countryside. 

We offer a unique glamping area (March to September) and camping all year around. Situated in the heart of East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the farm offers our campers and visitors a relaxing break enhanced by the breathtaking views of the rolling Farway Valley. 

Our campsite is secluded and beautiful yet we are not more than 15 minutes from all you might need - such the local beaches on the jurassic coast, shops and local attractions.

We offer hearty home cooked breakfasts, Devon cream tea's and suppers from our farm kitchen. 


Opening hours:

Monday 8.30am - 6pm

Tuesday - closed

Wednesday 8.30am - 6pm

Thursday 8.30am - 10pm

Friday 8.30am - 10pm

Saturday 8.30am - 10pm

Sunday 8.30am - 6pm


Cream teas, lunches, evening meals and

Sunday roasts start from 12 noon. 

A little bit about the farm...

Our working farm is situated in a rural area and is home to a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, producing the finest beef. 

We are a private camp site so you don't have to worry about being a member of the 'Camping and Caravanning Club'; all are welcome. You and the family can enjoy the various sights of country living on our working farm. Young calves suckling their mothers, a great diversity of bird life plus possibly the occasional fox or badger can be seen.

There are ducks and geese for the children to see or help collecting our free range eggs! 


Our farm produce

Try our delicious homemade cakes, Pam's secret recipe pies, traditional East Devon pasties, or rib-eye steaks, handmade Aberdeen Angus burgers and our very own gluten-free sausages.

We invite you to relax and enjoy the serenity of nature at your leisure with a picnic. 



Gerald and Cow

Farm Gallery

The campsite, and our farm is always a hive of activity so learn a bit more about us and daily routine...

Farm History...

Boveys Down is derived from the name of the field in which the farm is now located 'Bovehay Down'. 'Bove' is an Old English word meaning "land above the village" and 'Hay(e)' is another Old English word meaning "land enclosed by hedges" and hence Boveys Down Farm was born!

Originally the farm did not exist in its own right however its land was once a part of several other local farms.  In the 1800s the ground, which houses Boveys Down Farm today, was owned by two of the area's most notable land owners: Reverend Thomas Putt (d. 1844), of Combe House, Gittisham; and Sir Edmund Saunderson Prideaux, 9th Baronet (1793–1875), of Netherton Hall, Farway. 

The current owner of Combe House is a relative of Thomas Putt and Lord of the Manors of Honiton, Farway and Gittisham.  Combe House itself is presently a prestigious country hotel. 

With no direct descendants Sir Edmund Prideaux took his baroncey to his grave. Netherton Hall remained in the Prideaux family, though mostly unoccupied, until the early 20th century and today is a private residence. 

Another note on local history: as you enter the track, from the main road, straight opposite the signpost, directing you to Southleigh is a small copse which is where the old Roncombe Gate Tollhouse used to stand in the days before car tax!

About the Sweetlands....

Gerald and Pamela Sweetland have lived at Boveys Down Farm for the past 25 years and come from a long line of local farmers, who date their ancestry in the Colyton area, back to the 1600s.

Our 80 acre farm is home to cows, geese, chickens and various breeds of ducks.  Fresh eggs, steaks, pies, pasties, cakes and other farm produce are available on site.

As part of our working farm we diversified into providing a rural retreat camp site in 1993 and have been welcoming visitors ever since.


Customer Reviews

  • "Cream Tea Treat"  
  • "As we came in through the gate we were saying it was a idyllic camp site with such views!"

Rate us or read some more of our testimonials on Trip Advisor

                                                  

Certificate

 

Our farm was recognised as 'Devon's Hidden Gem' in 2014


Boveys Down Farm, Farway, Honiton, Devon | 01404 871480

 

 

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