With a little help from Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer and the researchers from Relocation, Relocation, we have found the perfect home and business. It took us five years of searching – both on our own and with help from specialist home search companies. During the filming of the programme, Kirsty and Phil took us to four properties, the last of which was East Bowerland Farm. Although not quite in the area we were searching — and definitely far above budget — it was the perfect fit. It literally had it all.
The farmhouse is such an interesting period property and the cottage apartments are delightful. We’ve stayed in them ourselves and guarantee you’ll love them!
Bowerland has a long and varied history — in 1254 it was known as ‘Borland’. By 1578 — when it changed hands for fifty two pounds twelve shillings and six pence — it had become ‘Bowerlande’.
The heart of Bowerland – or Boerland as it was known in the 13th century, is an ancient Devon farm courtyard set on Dartmoor’s doorstep. It is located just two miles from the spectacular Meldon Reservoir. East Bowerland Farm was a large, thriving farm, with some 400+ acres, and numerous farm buildings. But the land was sold off and the remaining 8 acres is all that is left, alongside the existing developed buildings and of course some of the old original farm buildings.
Bowerland is now a period style farmhouse with two unique and individual 4-star courtyard cottage apartments. We have our very own borehole, providing both our human and doggy guests with healthy spring water. We also have solar panels to help with electricity demand, and we recycle plastics, glass, papers, etc. Click HERE for more information about our cottages.
Bowerland Dog Training Arena
What makes Bowerland so unique are the excellent dog training facilities available to you during your stay. Step out of your cottage and come and train in our fully equipped indoor training barn right on the premises. See our custom-built Dog Training Arena pictured here to the left.
Furthermore, you can combine your stay at Bowerland with the purchase of one of our bespoke Dog Training Packages. We also have a huge variety of other workshops to choose from, working with our very talented Devon Dogs trainers. Your dogs will love it! Click HERE for more information about our Special Dog Training Packages.
Lauren & Devon Dogs
Devon Dogs was started many years ago by our very talented daughter, Lauren Langman, who has since become one of Britain’s top trainers. She competes in Agility at Grade 7, the highest rank of competition in the British agility arena. Lauren regularly competes and wins at top agility events in the UK including Crufts and Olympia. She has also represented the UK at World Agility Championship level on many occasions.
Many of Lauren’s customers come from far and wide to train with Lauren, from all parts of the UK and all corners of the world! Lauren heads up Devon Dogs and is ultimately responsible for the design and development of classes, workshops and events.
Devon Dogs is the home of the Naughty But Nice phenomenon, providing you with the games and strategies you need to bring out the AWESOMENESS in your dog. Dog training starts when you bring your puppy home at 8 weeks old. We offer help and support to start you off from the very beginning of your new life together. Or if you are feeling a bit stuck with your dog training, or have some specific goals you want to achieve and need some help to put together a plan to get there. See the Devon Dogs website for further information.