Book the Holwell "Farm Experience"

Book the Holwell Experience on holiday at holwell dartmoor

We are regularly asked by our guests if they can "help" on the farm when they stay here and to that end we have now put together several options for you and your family, friends or colleagues to come for a week to Holwell and "join in" in some of the following activities;

  • Dry Stone Walling at holwell dartmoor Dry Stone Walling
    we have several miles of ancient dry stone walls around the farm and they regularly need attention where stock have pulled sections down and this is a very theraputic skill to learn, but not for those with bad backs!

  • Hedge Laying & Tree Planting
    another rural skill that is sadly dying out now but very useful to know how to do. We plant thousands of saplings every year and "lay" hedges on the walls.

  • Working Parties
    these are put together at varying times of the year to "attack" certain areas of the farm that are in need of restoration and re-building. This may include for instance clearing sections of our system of sunken green lanes that navigate through the farm. These are so ancient that they even pre-date the cart and were originally designed for pack-horses as they travelled about the moor. Coming up this Summer - The Walled Garden Restoration project (highest in Devon in altitude)

  • Pony Handling at holwell dartmoor Dartmoor Pony Handling
    this is usually conducted in the Autumn after the annual "Drifts" when all the new foals need to be "weaned" and handled and halter broken

  • Falconry
    the ancient art of Falconry is available for all levels and will capitalise on the stunning terrain of Holwell for a range of hunting and pest control experiences
These "Experiences" are available for a minimum of 6 persons and prices start at £850 for a week fully inclusive of accommodation and Welcome Pack. You will be notified on booking of any specific items of clothing that would be recommended. Certain age restrictions apply for obviouisreasons !
We specialise in offering a variety of activities from Holwell
Call us now on 07590 009 751 or email