Tucked away on the Haytor road from Bovey Tracey is the charming Ullacombe Farm. This family run farm business has a lot to offer from stunning views over the country side to luxury afternoon teas.
First of all the café offers great food nearly all from locally sourced produce. Great coffee is served by fully trained baristas, delicious cakes and pastries form their own kitchen can all be enjoyed either in the café or taken away. For those who also like a tipple they have a wide range of local ales in their beautifully presented and well stocked shop. These can be enjoyed in their spacious outdoor seating areas.
There is also loads to keep the children busy. They have a large red tractor in the play area, which has always been a firm favourite with my girls. Along with a play house, swings and other ride on toys. My children also love going to see the ducks, chickens and all the other friendly farm animals. The baby changing facilities are fully equipped with wipes, nappies and bags… very handy on those baby brain days when you have forgotten something!
You can then purchase some of the local meat from the on site Butchers to enjoy at home. All the staff are very friendly, helpful, attentive and have great local knowledge.
Recently they have added an outdoor cinema to one of their barns, regularly showing family friendly films, something we will certainly be going along to very soon. They also have another barn available to hire for any occasion. I can personally recommend this as we had our daughters fifth birthday here last year and we were incredibly well looked after. We had children’s food including sandwiches, fruit, popcorn and some homemade scones for the adults. I also must mention the homemade delicious jams which you can also buy in the shop, the marmalade is a huge favourite of mine!
Overall I can’t recommend this café and farm shop enough, we recently moved further away from here than we may of liked and my daughters still regularly ask when are we going to go back. My partner also swears by their full English breakfast! We have had many great times with family and friends here, whether it has been a Sunday roast or a quick coffee and cake it has always been wonderful.
For any enquiries be sure to ask for either the lovely Debbie or Lucy and they will be more than happy to help you.
And if you haven’t been here yet, what are you waiting for!
About Maid in Dartmoor
Maid in Dartmoor Here is a little about me and why I started to blog. For me it became clear very quickly that a few sentences on a status somewhere, just wasn’t going to be enough. I wanted a larger platform to share our thoughts and memories, so blogging seemed like a great idea!
Although I wouldn’t consider myself as a parent blogger, obviously being a mummy is the biggest and most important thing in my life. This is our family Dartmoor lifestyle blog. Mainly it is just my diary, a space where I can share all our trials and tribulations, and maybe even make a few people laugh along the way…
I am very much looking forward to the partnership with Dartmoor Accommodation and writing about all the great family friendly activities and accommodation there is to offer on the Moor.