Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Elvan Farm based?
Elvan Farm is nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, just outside the quaint village of Throwleigh. Our farm is spread across 400 acres and has been in the family for 2 generations. We farm sheep, cattle and ponies, running across 4 commons of Dartmoor. Being a busy working hill farm, there is always plenty to see, with animals and tractors coming and going.
The farmhouse & shepherd’s hut are located on the edge of an old blue elvan granite quarry, hence where the name of the farm comes from.
Before you arrive
Once we’ve received your payment, we will send out your booking confirmation & a welcome pack, this will includes places to visit & dine out. The Pack also covers additional things like maps and useful numbers plus the little extras that make your stay in The Elvan hut unique, relaxing and enjoyable.
Arrival & Departure
The hut will be ready and waiting for you to arrive any time after 3pm - late arrivals are not a problem for us – so if you need to complete a day’s work and then drive here, just let us know and we’ll make sure everything’s ready for your arrival time. We understand that there is nothing worse than rushing around when you have to leave early so you don’t have to leave your Elvan stay until 11am on the day of departure.
Places to Explore
We are surrounded by beautiful villages that each have, charming country pubs for you to discover.
The nearest town is Okehampton, a short 15 minute drive, where you can get all your essentials. Within an hours drive, you can be on either North or South coast – the choice is yours.
The country lanes and trails are perfect for bumbling along or you can visit the beautiful National Trust areas such as Castle Drogo, Fingle Gorge and on to a perfect picnic stop at Fingle Bridge or take a longer stroll around local resoviors such as Fernworthy, Meldon & Hennock.
How accessible is Elvan?
Please note that the Shepherd’s Hut has 4 steps leading up to the door and the nature of the accommodation means that it may not be fully wheelchair accessible – please call us for further details and we can talk through your access requirements. Please call to discuss access requirements, if needed.
Oh yes, we love to help with surprises! If you are coming to Elvan for a special occasion and need to arrange any secret surprises, just let us know and we’ll help you to make someone’s day very special.
You can add on flowers and balloons when you book or if there is anything else you would like us to arrange, we are always happy to help.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What if there is a Lockdown?
If there is a government lockdown in force and you can’t get here or we are unable to provide your break, then we will move your break to an alternative date or refund for you.
We follow all the latest government guidance on cleaning for guest accommodation and use recommended cleaning materials.
Our priority is to make sure that your stay is as safe possible.