green holidays made easier
These Victorian self catering cottages nestle in a sheltered valley on a secluded and unspoilt peninsula in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are a 3/4 mile walk from the sea at Beesands on South Devon’s heritage coastline between Dartmouth and Salcombe.
Situated on the edge of Beeson, a quiet, attractive hamlet Beeson Farm offers five cosy stone farm cottages in recently refurbished Victorian barns and self-catering accommodation in a self contained part of the Georgian stone farmhouse.
The accommodation is furnished, centrally heated and equipped to a high standard and comes with en suite bathroom and shower room, king size four poster bed or feature beds, oil fired central heating, tv, DVD and radio.
The cottages are extensively equipped with laundry and cooking facilities. There are also stairgates, cots and high chairs. They have their own patio areas and some have their own garden and sundeck.
There are picnic tables, barbecues and shared lawns in the grounds, a table tennis table in an unconverted barn, a bike store and a dog exercise area.
Beeson Farm tries to manage its business in as sustainable way as possible. It belongs to the South Hams Green Tourism Business Scheme and has gained a Gold Award for its environmental work. Traditional methods are used to manage hedgerows and field boundaries and new native tree and hedge planting and traditional building products and methods in the conservation and renovation of the farm buildings.
A wildlife nature reserve has been established with two fenced ponds. Local labour and suppliers are employed and environmentally friendly and traditional products are used.
Energy, waste and water consumption are monitored and energy savings are made through insulation, use of energy efficient appliances and lighting and "hippo bags" in toilet cisterns. There is a rainwater harvesting system. Glass, paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminium, iron and food and garden waste are recycled.
It supplies surplus home and organically grown fruit and vegetables to customers and sells local products. The farm promotes and supports local environmental organisations such as BTCV and Devon Wildlife Trust.