Our first farm, Nethercott House sits overlooking the Dartmoor National Park deep in a stunning rural location. Deep in Devonshire farming country, Nethercott House is a grand but homely Victorian manor house with sweeping lawns and steeply-banked hedgerows that lead down to the serene River Torridge. It is an oasis of peace and calm and it can welcome 39 young people and 5 accompanying teachers.
Working with our partner farmers, the Ward family at Bridgetown, children will travel via tractor trailer to take care of their cattle and sheep, and back at Nethercott children will tend to poultry, pigs, sheep and an assortment of donkeys and ponies. They will work in the kitchen garden and polytunnels and cook meals in our specially designated food production area and creamery. Birdwatching, biodiversity walks and beekeeping sessions are complemented by time in the spinney building dens and enjoying woodland arts and crafts and storytelling sessions in the roundhouse. Visitors like to engage in a countryside walk, navigating the lanes up to village of Iddesleigh, the inspiration for the novel War Horse by our founder and neighbour Sir Michael Morpurgo.