Farm experience & shop
The big draw is the interaction with the animals, but the Toasting Shack, Games Barn and Play Area are not to be brushed aside.
Stickwick is a working farm, passed down the generations, with fields, trails, woodland, as well as the produce from the farm.
Stickwick offers extensive on-site facilities for all ages and occasions. Children can run and explore after a day-out in the Games Barn, Play Area or enjoy that special family BBQ in the Toasting Shack which carries on into the evening under the stars. There is something for everyone at Stickwick.
Our onsite Farm Larder Room offers a range of both local and homemade produce available for you to pre-order in advance, ready for your arrival, or just pick up anytime and pay at the end of your stay.
We can supply you with expertly butchered, local farm-reared pork and beef in the form of quality bacon, sausages, burgers, mince and joints all freshly frozen for you.
You will also find farm eggs, homemade cakes, delicious crumbles, scones (pre-orders made fresh, otherwise frozen), homemade Devon preserves and chutneys, Dartmoor ice cream, Luscombe fruit juices and a wide range of high-quality, cook from frozen ready meals (all subject to season and availability). Experience alfresco dining and make your own pizzas (kits available to buy) and toast a mashmellow on the fire pit.
Toasting shack –
where friends and marshmallows get toasted together!
Our rustic outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ, pizza oven (Ooni, no less!) and fire pit, offers a magical way to experience the simple delights of alfresco dining, fire watching, marshmellow toasting and watching the sun go down and the stars appear above, whilst you snuggle under blankets with just cosy candle-light flicking all ‘hygge’ style.
Interact with the farm animals
Future farmers (of all ages) are welcome to come and help feed the animals, with farmer Richard, in the morning and get hands on. Offer our three friendly donkeys; Rocky, Max and Duke a carrot, collect the farm eggs, take the goats (Daisy and Juke) for a walk and give a bunny a cuddle. A great chance to chat about your day ahead, get recommendations on places to visit and of course build children’s confidence.
You can visit the animals anytime during your stay.
Loads and loads to do, inside-outside –
we got you covered.
& Play Room.
Activities for all ages in our large rustic play barn – table tennis, a medium sized pool table, table football and darts for the older children and adults. Ride-on toys, play kitchen, a dressing-up box, DVDs, selection of bats, balls, skittles, swingball and puzzles. Borrow some wellies for farming, or buckets and nets for crabbing.
Complimenting the indoor Play Room, we have an outside Play Area. Full of swings, slides, forts, sandpit, large lawn for football, volley ball and badminton (everything supplied). Great area for burning off that kid energy. Did I mention the nest swing!
Flora & fauna through
a woodland jaunt.
The nearby woodland walk (steep and uneven), allows you to discover flora and fauna in our hidden valley with diverse woodland, stream and a pretty meadow. Explore, play and even build your own den!
All three properties share an open plan, pretty front garden with flowers growing in the borders and expansive country views. With teak wooden furniture and shady parasol for each property you can just sit back, relax and enjoy watching the wildlife and listening to the tranquil countryside beyond.
STICKWICK FARM HISTORY
Servant’s quarters, bread ovens, mount steps,
door knockers – Stickwick is seeped in history.
Stickwick Farm was built in 1779 by Robert Hole and the farm has been in the ‘Harvey’ family since 1880. Henry Harvey lived and farmed at Stickwick with his wife Edith and they had four sons John, Frederick, Reginald and Ernest. Richard inherited the farm from his father (Henry Harvey) in the 1970’s and with much support from wife Linda; brought the property and farm back to its heyday. Now, daughter Alison has joined the family business and takes it on into the next generation.
This black and white photo was taken at the front of Stickwick Farmhouse in approximately 1930. Ernest together with his wife Freda (pictured) continued to farm the lands through the Second World War and saw the transition from horses to tractors. Ernest left the farm to his nephew Henry Harvey (pictured) in 1930, when he died and then on to his son Richard in the 1970’s.
Today the Farmhouse, is oh so similar to 100 years ago. Built and constructed with materials from the local area; sand from river Bovey and nails from the blacksmith in Hennock. We even have the deeds showing how much was spent on this majestic house. Many of the original features exist today and show us how life existed 200 years ago.
Stickwick Manor & Cottages
Stickwick Farm, Hennock, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9PR