August 5, 2022
Broad Down Yurt
We had a lovely time staying in Ben’s yurt. The yurt itself was clean and cosy with supplies of candles and wood and it was so Lovely to sit by the fire pit overlooking the great view of the farm below. The campers barn kitchen was fully equipped with dishwasher, fridges and all cooking equipment and the games room kept the kids amused. A very reasonably priced getaway.
April 17, 2021
We spent 4 nights at Summerhill farm. The children loved spending time feeding the cows and collecting the chicken eggs. We cooked over the camp fire, studied the night sky, and ate marshmallows.
The atmosphere is relaxed, the kitchen well equipped, and the shower is lovely and to the temperature you want. The experience was everything I had hoped for. We hope to return in the future.
We loved the quiet site (only 2 of the 3 yurts were occupied) and the gorgeous view of the Devon hills from our yurt. The first night we sat in the doorway, wrapped up in blankets with the candlelit yurt behind us and my 5yo fell asleep against me as we gazed at the stars. It was windy but, with the log burner, we were toasty inside the yurt and we even managed to have a campfire in the field.
The kitchen has everything you might need, the toilet/showers are clean, and the lounge is comfy.
Ben and Alice and Bracken the dog were so lovely and welcoming. We hope to come back sometime.
August 1, 2020
Excellent time. Ben and Alice are lovely. Fully equipped and fantastic for the kids
Following a previous week of ‘proper’ camping in neighbouring Cornwall, we decided to try out a yurt in Devon and Summerhill Farm came up in our search. The weather was a bit mixed but the yurt, together with the wood burner, fully kitted kitchen and games room (plus the wonderfully hospitable Ben and his family) made the week really special!
We keep coming back to Summerhill Farm because it's just a great family holiday. Our children, 8 and 6 years old, love the open space and "helping" with the animals. Egg collecting is a big favourite, but they also loved sitting in Ben's tractor - for city kids this was very exciting. For us adults it's been lovely to meet other families and to see children of all ages all playing together and running off loads of energy outside. It's also nice to be able to have an open fire outside the yurt and to cook and eat outdoors (weather permitting). But even if the weather isn't great, the communal kitchen and family activity room are brilliant - the log burning stove really makes it cosy on colder days. We've had some great day trips to the north Devon coast and the Eden Project was a big success too. But if you want to just spend a relaxing day in a beautiful corner of the world, I can't think of anywhere better than just staying at Summerhill Farm and going on local walks. We'll be back very soon I'm sure.
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March 11, 2015
An extended weekend at the Summerhill Farm once a year has become a bit of a tradition with our family and is by far the most relaxing holiday destination with kids. Our 4,5-year old son loves exploring the farm, helping out with collecting the eggs and seeing what all the animals are up to. My husband and I enjoy the comfy beds, the beautiful scenery and the fresh countryside air. Alice and Ben are great welcoming hosts and the farm is the perfect place to have a breather from our busy London lives.