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The important stuff

  • Check in: 3.30 pm
  • Check out: 10 am
  • Bring torches, wellies, and towels
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double sleigh bed

Extra space available

Space for 1 baby no charge. - high chair, cot and changing table can be provided at £10 per stay

Space for 4 children no charge. sleeping on futons (if you'd like bedding, it will be £10 per bed, but feel free to bring your own)

Space for 1 pet from £25 per pet per stay £35 for week long stays. Please clean up after your dog and keep on a lease around farm animals

Kids & Pets

Children and dogs are welcome


  • BBQ
  • Woodburning stove
  • Cool box
  • Shared fridge freezer in shower barn
  • Belfast sink outside yurt and in shower barn


  • Wood-fired bath in bath tent
  • Shared hot showers in barn
  • Private compost loo outside yurt

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Log burner
  • Fire pit
  • Lanterns and solar lighting
  • Central heating, electric lighting and double plug socket in shower barn
  • Bedding provided


  • Guide books for walking and cycling trails, local OS maps, board games, nature diaries, nature identification guides
  • New for 2018: your own private woodfired hot tub! The hot tub is priced at £50 for a regular weekend or midweek stay, and £65 for longer stays (7 nights). Your first basket of logs is included.


At Borough Farm:

Meet the animals, including wonderful rare breed Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep. At Easter, you can help with lambing activities – lambs have been known to be named after guests!

If you are staying in June, you can help to pick elderflowers from the hedgerows and learn how to make delicious elderflower cordial, a popular gift to take home to family and friends.

Devon yurt offer nature guide books to help you with identifying and appreciating the abundance of wildlife seen at the farm, and each yurt has its own bird feeder.

There is a selection of Board games, guide books, novels and magazines for you to borrow, as well as outdoor games to play.

At Easter, Easter egg hunts can be arranged for children.

Massages and beauty treatments can be arranged – advance notice is required.

Places to visit:

Tavistock - ancient stannary town and award-winning market town

Brentor and Lydford Gorge 

The Eden Project

The gardens at The Garden House, Rosemoor RHS gardens and Endsleigh Hotel Gardens at Milton Abbot


Outdoor & Active:

Dartmoor National Park is on your doorstep, and offers an abundance of walks, cycle paths and horse riding routes

In Lydford, walk out onto the open moor – this stunning route, which takes in Bleak House and Widgery Cross, was voted by The Times as one of Britain's best 20 walks.

If cycling is your thing, as well as the trails on Dartmoor there are woodland trails at Tamar Trails, Gulworthy.

The beautiful beaches of the North Cornwall coast are perfect for surfing, rock-pooling and dog-walking.

For those with a head for heights there is rock-climbing on both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.

Waterskiing at Rock

Cycle trails at Okehampton (The Granite Way) and Tavistock (Drake's Way)

Wadebridge for the Camel Trail

The Barn - a climbing barn in Milton Abbot

Treesurfers - Gulworthy

Sailing and kayaking at Roadford Resevoir

Surfing beaches on the North Cornwall Coast

Fishing – the Arundel arms at Lifton (5min) offers trout and salmon fishing and tuition on local rivers including the Tamar.

Historic Interest:

Cotechele on the River Tamar

Buckland Abbey


Castle Drogo



Festivals & events

During the summer, most local towns have their own one day agricultural show as well as the larger county shows of Devon and Cornwall county in May and June respectively. Eden sessions offer live music events during the summer months with a variety of artists.

Food & Drink

At Borough Farm:

You'll be welcomed with elderflower cordial on arrival and fresh farm produce will be available depending on the season.

Each yurt is also stocked with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Evening meals can be cooked for you on request.

BBQ boxes and breakfast baskets can be purchased onsite.

Celebration cakes can be ordered (please give at least two days' notice!)

Organic veg boxes and breakfast baskets can be ordered 

Local shops:

Lifton Farm Shop is a five minute drive away

Pubs & Restaurants:

Dartmoor Inn - 20 minute drive away - great bistro style food

The Arundell Arms - 5 minute drive away - brilliant service and food

Peter Tavy Inn - 10 minute drive away - great Dartmoor pub

The Elliot Arms - 10 minutes

The Little Bakehouse Café - 10 minutes

The Elephant's Nest - 20 minutes

The Horn of Plenty - 5 minutes

Meet your hosts

Meet Julia & Andrew

Hello, I am Julia and I taught in Devon, Hampshire, London and Hong Kong for several years before returning to West Devon with my children. I grew up in this area of land between the moors of Dartmoor and Bodmin moor in the Tamar Valley.  As a young girl, I used to ride past the gates at Borough Farm and was always intrigued by what lay inside.  I couldn’t believe my luck when its previous owners decided to retire after living at Borough for over 60 years - and so our adventures at Borough began! Our idea to start a glamping business here was formed in 2006. Our stunning views give our holidays the wow factor. Previous guests have called it the prettiest farmyard in England! 

Photo of owners

When I am not looking after guests and my three children Jack, Izzy and Oscar, or renovating or farming, I adore being in the garden. Andrew, my partner, loves nothing more (well, apart from fishing) than being up to his elbows in organic soil in the garden; planting, weeding and most excitingly harvesting delicious produce which is available for our guests both as fruit and veg boxes or prepared meals. Oh, and Andrew is also a very good cook! So if you get a chance, try his cooking. Nothing pleases him more than producing a plate of food which was all grown on our farm.

The children have their own expertise which completes our team. Jack is an expert in design and video production and is the brains of the team. Izzy is our medic and expert cake baker and breakfast maker. Oscar is our tour guide, keen driver, and fire maker and is endlessly patient and informative with young children – oh and pretty good at catching the animals too! Together with Laura who is our expert cleaner, flower arranger and wonderful bed maker, and Geoff and Brian who tend the gardens, we are all here to welcome you.

Wildlife & Environment:

A lot of my inspiration at Devon Yurt comes from the natural world.  I studied wildlife and natural history photography and am often absorbed with photographing the changing seasons and wildlife. We are blessed with an abundance of wildlife here at Borough – buzzards soar overhead and swallows visit in the summer nesting in the barns. We hear owls at night and being in a remote location means we get the most amazing starry skies.  There are badgers to watch for and we often find stoats and hedgehogs in the hedgerows. 

We share the 18 organically farmed acres here not only with our lovely guests but also with our much-loved animals. These are our rare breed Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep, our three Connemara ponies and gorgeous chickens which supply beautiful fresh eggs all year round – and not forgetting two gorgeous cats and the latest addition, our Labrador puppy! You can also bring your own horse along to ride on the moors and beaches!

Getting there

Borough Farm, Kelly, Lifton, PL16 0HJ

*Please do not use sat. nav for the final part of your journey as you will end up in Kelly village which is not where we are located! Around ten properties share the postcode and they are widely spread in this rural area!

By train:

The nearest train station is Bere Alston 7 miles way. Pick ups can be arranged for £10.

By bus: 

The nearest bus stop is in Lifton 3 miles away. Pick ups can be arranged for £10.

By car:

The parking is no further than 100 m away from the yurts

From the East - Exeter, Bristol and beyond …

Take the M5 to Exeter and then follow the A30 past Okehampton and Sourton to Lifton. Exit the A30 at Lifton, you will pass our local farm shop – Lifton Strawberry fields on your left, continue through the village of Lifton passing the Arundell arms hotel on your left. At the bottom of the hill after passing over a bridge take a right turn to Chillaton/industrial estate, continue over a small bridge and you will see a house straight in front of you, ( you will carry on up this hill for a few miles), bear left and follow the road up the hill, do not turn off this road the road levels out before dropping down a hill prior to the final ascent to a crossway signposted to Kelly, that is Borough cross. Do not turn here, but continue along the same road for 50 metres more and Borough Farm entrance will be on the left through black iron gates. There is a viewing mirror opposite the gates and red gingham cloths on our free range egg stall by the gate.

Proceed past the house and through the yard where you will find a parking area. Further instructions will be posted at the reception door.

From Cornwall to the west

Take the A30 past Launceston, exit at the Lifton junction and turn right, follow signs towards Lifton village, then follow the instructions as above.

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;


  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.


The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.4 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.5 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.