The Facilities At Lower Elsford Farm
Our 32 acres offer freedom for children to run and play…younger guests will enjoy the fabulous children’s play area, and both young and old will love the table tennis table, plus the fully equipped games room with pool table, table football, and lots more!
Facilities at a glance...
Indoor swimming pool
32 acres of land available to guests
Feed the chickens, and free eggs
Table Tennis Table
Games room with pool table
Golf pitch and putt area
Our Indoor Swimming Pool
Our swimming pool is a stunning, modern, luxurious space for all the family to enjoy. Fully refurbished (winter 2021/22) the heated pool is open 24/7, all year round – perfect for an early morning dip or evening swim following a day out exploring all that Devon has to offer. The pool opens out onto a large patio area furnished with tables and chairs, the perfect spot to enjoy the afternoon sun or a game on the outdoor table tennis. Please note guests are not allowed to swim alone and children must always be supervised.
Our Games Room + Children's Playground
Our fully equipped and ultra-modern games room is packed full of fun for the young and old alike. Enjoy a game of pool accompanied by a few songs on the Jukebox or perhaps a table football or air hockey contest ensuring lots of fun for everyone. We provide a wide selection of books and DVDs to enjoy in your cottage in quieter moments. The games room is well stocked with toys for kids of all ages including everything from a train set to a games console, board games and Freeview TV. Perfect in all weathers, or for an evenings entertainment for the whole family, the games room is open 24/7. In addition information and leaflets about all the attractions in the local area are available in the games room.
Our playground has been refurbished to the highest standard and overlooks the chickens, fields of sheep and the swimming pool. The playground equipment is modern and safe, with matting fitted to meet modern safety requirements. The playground shed is full of outdoor games suitable for all ages. The wendy house (Lola’s House) is a particular favourite for the younger children and has a table and chairs and a play kitchen to keep everyone entertained. The playground patio has a view into the swimming pool and an outdoor table tennis table to enjoy. Or just sit back on the outdoor seating and relax while the kids have fun.
About the Farm...
Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Our interesting narrow and winding lanes help restrict the intrusion of unnecessary traffic. Peace and tranquillity is our speciality, whilst we still remain within easy travelling distance of many local attractions.
So why not take an early evening glass of wine or a picnic to the arbour overlooking Haytor and enjoy the stunning sunset. Wander down to the stone circle to enjoy some toasted marshmallows over the fire pit as the evening approaches.
Or for the golfers get some practice in on our pitch and putt area. Maybe a game of table tennis on the outdoor table. And of course the games room and pool are always open. There is always something to occupy all here at Lower Elsford Farm.
At the height of their productivity, a chicken will lay one egg a day, but will take a break from laying for part of the winter. Guests at Lower Elsford farm are free to help themselves to any eggs they find. Collecting and eating our fresh eggs is great fun and they are delicious poached for breakfast. We feed the chickens once a day, usually in the afternoon. Its great fun and all are welcome.
Our Sprocker Lola loves to chase sticks and is always excited to see you. You will see her around the farm pretty much all day. She is always keen to play, but be careful she may well lick you to death.
We nearly always have some sheep here, and the flock normally comprises between fifty and eighty animals. In the mating season, the Ram’s chest is colour marked to enable a regular check on progress with mating. The colour marking is changed every few weeks so that a prediction can be made of the lambing sequence. Sheep are inclined to be very inquisitive, and tend to assume that everyone has come to feed them. They are therefore quite likely to follow you as a flock, and may even surround you, but only in a friendly way.