Educational Access

Dunsdon Farm – Farm Facts – Educational Access

Address: Dunsdon Farm, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7JW
Tel: 01288 308222

OS Grid Ref:
 SS 30083
Nearest Town: Holsworthy

Directions: From Holsworthy take the A3072 west for 4.8km, turn right to Pancrasweek. Follow this road north for 3.8km ignoring any side turns. Arrive at Dunsdon Farm (8.6km)

The Old Shippon Farm Holiday Cottage at Dunsdon Farm Devon

Suitability for People with restricted mobility: hard surface parking area.

Parking Available for: Coaches and Minibuses.

Other Facilities : Toilets & Handwashing Facilities, Shelter, Classroom.


  • Demonstration site to show a range of field scale techniques to re-create Culm Grassland habitat.
  • Viewing of nesting Barns Owls via tv monitor and viewing of suitable farmland habitat
  • Native woodland re-creation including wildlife pond area, suitable for walks and pond dipping
  • Animals – including donkeys, horses and Highland cattle can all be viewed on the farm.

Habitats available for Study

Species rich grassland, wetland, hedgerows, woodland and rough grassland, wildlife pond, Barn Owl and Dormouse nest boxes.

Species/Features of Interest

Demonstration “hub” showing a range of different habitat restoration techniques on the holding.  Also a venue that can hosts events looking at other habitat restoration projects that lie directly adjacent to the holding at the Dunsdon NNR. Monitoring of nesting/roosting Barn Owls on the site – viewable on monitors via owl box cameras.

On Site Accommodation

Dunsdon Farm is pleased to be able to offer its luxury five star pet friendly cottage in Devon; The Old Shippon, for guests wishing to stay whilst visiting the site.

The Old Shippon Welcomes Cyclists
The Old Shippon Welcomes Families
The Old Shippon Welcomes Pets
The Old Shippon Welcomes Walkers