Collaton Farm is situated in a quiet valley just outside the villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo in a special and lesser known corner of South Devon. It was formerly a dairy farm specialising in Jersey cattle and clotted cream; part of the farm is still used for the production of hay and other areas have been planted out with deciduous trees. Wildlife is plentiful and includes a barn owl which may be seen most evenings hunting for food whilst buzzards, woodpeckers, swallows, rabbits, pheasants and many other species inhabit the farm.
There is a small area of ancient deciduous woodland with a stream, glorious in Spring when the bluebells are out, shady and cool for summer picnics. This is the place for leisurely strolls whilst listening to and observing the wildlife. The fields provided further space for walking and taking in distant views of Dartmoor to the North East and to Noss Mayo church to the South West. Collaton's more recent history is evident from the fields as they adjoin former MOD land where wartime barrage balloons were sited as defence against the air raids on Plymouth and where rumour has it cold war underground bunkers still exist.
All kinds of water sports are available nearby from surfing at Bantham to kayaking and sailing on the River Yealm or just relaxing on the beach at Wembury or Mothecombe. For walkers the South West Coast Path is nearby and it is served by a passenger ferry linking Newton Ferrers, Wembury and Noss Mayo during the season.
The wild landscape of Dartmoor is easiliy accessible and there are many convenient National Trust properties. The diverse attractions of Plymouth such as the Barbican, the National Aquarium and the historic Hoe are nearby whilst further afield in Corwall the Eden Project, and Tate St Ives and the National Maritime Museum are a day trip away.