When we first purchased Burrow Wood Farm in January 2009, it was a terribly run down Georgian farmhouse. We had all fallen desperately in love with it, and the far-reaching views of rolling Devon landscape that it overlooks. So began the extensive 3 year restoration project to make it the wonderful family home that it is today. We hope that our guests will fall just as much in love with the timeless, rural lifestyle we enjoy, surrounded by nature and stunning scenery, and winding down to our pace of life, away from all the hustle and bustle.
The Burrow was previously one of the pre-war farm barns, which had been used as the old corn mill. We have tried to retain the scale, style and materials of the local modern vernacular. In doing so we hope we have created a very contemporary barn conversion, which is an individual and special place. We are very proud of the level of comfort and design we have provided for our guests use.
We (Claire, Ben, Avril, Jonty and Jago) are on hand across the driveway to The Burrow, in the main farmhouse, and are very willing to help in any way we can, should the need arise. If you want to keep to yourself, that is fine too!
We have a myriad of animals that live here with us – all, even the farm animals, are pets. Llamas, pigs, chickens, rabbits, tortoises, geese, parrots, dogs, cats and probably our most famous resident, Mini the sheep, who lives in our garden, and thinks she is somewhere between a dog and a child! They are all pets, and will come if you shout their names. You can read all about them in the “Our Farm” section.
We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of Devonshire paradise.
The Read Family