About Hele Farm

Self-Catering Accommodation on the edge of Dartmoor

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Hele Farm seen from the airThe farmstead at Hele dates from 1780 and ancestors of the Steer family have farmed the land from that time.

Hele Farm's organic practices make it a haven for wildlife. The younger members of the family have successfully reared both grey and red legged partridge into the wild. Mallard ducks breed successfully on the wild ponds as do moorhen.

Through the woods which end at the River Tamar, during the season, nightjars and nightingales can be heard, kingfisher can also be glimpsed. The family keep a record of the many different songbird to be seen. Swallows, swifts and house martins return year after year to nest in the farm buildings. The woods are home to many different owls and barn owls can be seen in the twilight hunting the hedgerows. Deer, foxes and badgers abound.  The farm is also home to the rare Greater Horseshoe Bat. Surveys have been done on the farm and the old organic pastures are rich in flora, which is provides an ideal habitat and feeding area for the bats.

An old mine chimneyMiles of walking along the Tamar Trails where one can discover more about the mining heritage of the area through diverse landscapes.

Doomsday and Medieval place name evidence indicates that there was a medieval settlement at Hele. Mining activity commenced in the vicinity of the Devon Great Consols Mine in 1198.

The Devon Great Consols Mine was the last great copper mine in the West of England and for twenty years (1845-1865) was the richest in Europe. There are many remains of the mine's heyday to be seen and plans are well on to make it a World Heritage Site.

Mines or "Wheals" as they were referred to in bygone days were normally named after a member of the Mine Captain's family.

Children welcome All rooms en-suite Tea and coffee making facilities Hairdryer in all rooms Ironing facilities Television lounge Phone available Non smoking facilities Dogs welcome by arrangement

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