About Property Manager
My family and I took over this National Trust Farm at the beginning of 2015. Broadclyst has many National Trust properties all apart of the Killerton Estate. Killerton House is just a few miles away and offers a wide variety of things to do for all ages. When we arrived at this farm we had lots of exciting ideas to transform and enhance the place. The biggest challenge was the renovation of the 17th century farmhouse which the whole family (and any friend mad enough to offer ) set to work....it would take 18 months (non stop) of hard laborious work to complete. Meanwhile our heads were together for ideas on farming the land, we already had the pet pigs and sheep, a few ponies, ducks geese and chickens so to do something different we decided on buying alpaca and have been breeding them ever since. Guests enjoy the interaction with these (usually aloof) animals, the young offspring are more like puppies desperately clambering to be the first cuddled......they are happy to just be with you. We have been known to have walked to the pub (1 mile) with a variety of animals in tow. We feel privileged to live amongst this amazing countryside and to be able to share it with our guests.
The property is accessed from Elbury Lane, a quiet country road via a farm track leading to Paynes Farm and then directions to the cottages own private driveway. With no immediate neighbours the farm is very quiet and peaceful and is only surrounded by countryside.There is a village store and a pub within a mile or so, its a nice walk on a fine day, there is also a Doctors surgery in the village and a good bus service to the city of Exeter