Combe Estate News


August 7, 2023

We are pleased to say that our barn seasoned hardwood logs are back in stock, give us a call to book in your deliveries!

Open Garden

July 20, 2023

We were very happy to present Hospiscare with a cheque for £1366! This was raised through cake & plants sales at our open garden in May.

We also raised over £2000 on the gate with the National Garden Scheme!

Thank you to everyone that helped out and everyone that came along & supported on the days. The weather was perfect & we were so happy to share our beautiful garden with everyone.


February 20, 2023


Due to unprecedented demand for our barn seasoned logs we are now sold out until further notice.

We do have plenty of processed logs in store but these have not yet been in store long enough to be ready to burn and, due to our own self imposed quality control, these will not be sold until such time as they are ready.

It is likely that these logs will be ready from August onwards.

Many thanks to all of our customers old and new – we look forward to supplying you ahead of next winter.

Charity Boxing Day Swim

January 26, 2023

We were very lucky and on a beautiful, sunny Boxing Day the Combe Estate team (Richard, Karissa, Justin, Myles, Ava and some other brave friends) ventured down to Sidmouth to take a dip. Refreshing is the word I think we will use but we did it, pink speedos & all! Apologies to those that witnessed that!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, all our supporters that cheered us on, on the day and The Bedford Hotel for the hot chocolates afterwards.

We have raised over £4500 for Hospiscare, which is amazing!

Barkchip back in stock!

May 17, 2022

Our barkchip nuggets are now back in stock.

A long lasting, versatile, high performance mulch, suitable for a wide range of professional and domestic landscape applications, including prestigious sites. Particularly effective when a high quality, decorative finish is required. Made in the UK from sustainably produced pine bark, Douglas fir and larch.

Get in touch to place your order – 01404 45576

Barkchip & Woodchip

February 28, 2022

Unfortunately we are no longer able to sell our barkchip nuggets, this is due to supplier problems, we are looking into an alternative. In the mean time, Combe Garden Centre has a selection of barkchip. please feel free to contact them on 01404 515600.

We are still selling our well graded British, sustainable woodchip. Please get in touch to order this.


Christmas Opening Update

December 13, 2021

Stock up on your Christmas Logs!

The last day for log deliveries is the 22nd December and the will resume again on the 5th January.


Christmas Opening Office Hours

The Combe Estate office will be closing at midday on the 23rd December and will reopen on the 4th December.


Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

A Big Welcome to Fresh Fish at Combe!

December 13, 2021

Just over a week ago we welcomed the newest venture to the Combe Estate…..Fresh Fish at Combe!

Fresh Fish at Combe, located at Combe Farm Shop, is run by Barry and Darcy. Barry is a local fisherman who works his boat out of Lyme Regis, after the success of direct fish sales over the last 2 years he has decided to team up with stepson Darcy to open a fresh fish shop here in Honiton. Barry will be supplying the fish shop direct from his own boat as well as supporting other Lyme Bay fisherman by offering their catch as well.

Feel free to pop down and meet the boys & see what they have to offer!

The Air Quality (Domestic Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

May 24, 2021

As a result of The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 introduced on the 1st of May this year we have changed the way we sell our firewood.

The regulations are designed to prevent the sale of wet firewood and reduce the release of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.

We have always strived to ensure that our firewood is properly seasoned and, aim for our barn seasoned wood to be sold at around 20% moisture content when an average reading is taken.  This is done by splitting a log, taking two readings from the inside surface and one from the outside to give an overall average.

The new regulations prevent the sale of non-certified firewood with a moisture content of less than 20% in quantities of less than 2 cubic metres.  Whilst our aim is to sell our wood as dry as possible, we cannot guarantee that our barn seasoned fire wood will consistently give moisture readings of less than 20%. This is because we do not force dry our barn seasoned wood and rely on air circulation under cover to bring down the moisture content. As a result of the new regulations we will be unable to sell our barn seasoned firewood in quantities less than 2 cubic metres.

Please find guidance below on how to further dry your logs at home.

Advice Sheet for drying logs

We will continue to sell our klin dried firewood in 1 cubic meter units.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01404 45576.


New milk vending machine at the farm shop!

March 1, 2021

You asked and we listened, following lots of requests for a milk vending machine and organic milk we decided to partner with Hollis Mead Organic Dairy Farm so we can offer delicious, organic milk any time of the day.

Milk is a daily staple for many people.  By choosing locally supplied organic milk through our vending machine your choice can have the following benefits:-

·         Enjoy the taste of delicious grass fed organic, non homogenised, milk high in nutrients and natural goodness.

·         Support local producers and retailers by cutting out the large processors from the supply chain.

·         Avoid lengthy supermarket queues when all you need is milk for you morning cuppa, cereal or cooking ingredient – our vending machine is operational 24 hours a day.

·         Reuse your own glass bottle or recyclable container to reduce waste and plastic pollution.

·         The machine is refilled daily so you are always getting the freshest of milk direct from the farm where it was produced.

The vending machine will be positioned outside of the shop so it can be accessed at any time and you can use our 1 litre glass bottles or use your own re-usable receptacle so it couldn’t be easier to fill up on fresh milk without having to go into a busy shop.

Call the shop to find out more – 01404 519093


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