Farm fresh, locally grown
Christmas trees
and real reindeer!

Opening times

Our Farm

Opening times

10:00am – 6.00pm everyday
from 29th November to the 23rd December,
closes 12pm Christmas Eve.

We welcome you to our family farm overlooking Whimple to enjoy a more traditional Christmas experience away from the glitz of the high street.

Choose a quality homegrown Christmas tree from the tree barn with plenty of choice of sizes. Visit the ‘Reindeer Lodge’ to see the Reindeer and our other farm animals and the Nativity area with all the animals of the stable, including Mary’s donkey!

Our shop is filled with delicious locally produced festive foods, hampers and lots of Christmas decorations. We support and source local producers and you will find delicious puddings and cakes ,chocolates, honey, jams and pickles to name just a few. Turkeys are available to order and we also have beers, juices and ciders to make your Christmas a foodie fantasy!

On weekdays we have a cosy tearoom with delicious homemade cakes and at weekends we provide free mulled wine and mince pies.

There is no charge for admission but we do appreciate donations to our chosen charity ‘Send a Cow’ which does a great job at training farmers in Africa to lift themselves out of poverty. Find out more about our charity here.


The Cotley Farm Christmas Story started about 19 years ago when our farm was badly affected by the foot and mouth crisis, prompting a need to diversify our farm business.

We began growing Christmas trees and from our first year of selling 30 trees we now have 25 acres devoted to growing them. Taking between 6 and 10 years to grow a Christmas tree, this truly is a growing business.

Hand in hand with the growing of the trees has been the development of our family farm site at Cotley Farm into what we hope is a very special Christmas experience. The farm nestles on the hillside with amazing views overlooking Whimple and we are passionate about keeping a very traditional feel to our Christmas destination.

Our shop proudly promotes the best of West Country produce, and is overflowing with unusual gifts and decorations to give a truly festive feel to your visit.
We are also livestock farmers and bring the animals into our barns for you to see at Christmas. In 2008 the introduction of our real Reindeer added a very special magical touch. We now have several reindeer on the farm and also hire them out  for visits.

We take our social responsibility seriously and so we  do not make any admission charge to see our animals at Cotley Farm but instead ask for donations for our chosen charity ‘Send a Cow’ which trains Africans to lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable farming methods.

We are very proud that Cotley Farm Christmas won the John Neason Diversification Award at the Devon Farm Business Awards in 2018 at the Devon County Show. We want to say a big thank you to all the people who have helped us to create a special place to come for your Christmas tree. We are very proud that many customers have made it their family tradition to visit the farm to see the reindeer and other animals. So thank you to you too!


Cotley Farm, Whimple, Exeter EX5 2QR | Tel: 01404 823193 Email: [email protected]

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