The advantage of staying in a b and b is the option of staying somewhere just a little bit "different", and this is what Harvest House offers. Amanda and Jon have excellent raw material to work with. The house itself comes with its own character and is elegantly furnished. Our room, Hurst, was of generous proportions, overlooking the landscaped grounds, which in turns take the eye across open land to the sea. Just like the house, the garden is large, and provides the view from the breakfast table in the conservatory. Breakfast is just what one would hope for - plenty of choice, well prepared, using locally sourced produce, and with the option of freshly ground coffee.
It was unusual to find that our room did not have a television. However, this turned out to be an advantage - a peaceful respite from the customary onslaught of the "box". The guest lounge had it's own TV but we found we were able to live without it. When we wanted to stay in touch with the outside world we made use of the WiFi in our room.
Amanda and Jon are engaging hosts, with a wealth of knowledge of the region, and will generously share their passion of classic cars, with their very own "toy box" in the grounds.
We followed the recommendation of our hosts to try Milford on Sea's fish restaurant Verveine. Along with our walks this was one of the highlights of our break. David Wykes, the Chef Proprietor, has an enviable enthusiasm for his craft and deserves to be successful.
All in all, we couldn't find fault with Harvest House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harvest House - luxury B and B in the coastal village of Milford on Sea. A 1900s rectory set in tranquil grounds of over an acre backing onto arable farmland; stunning uninterrupted views from all guest accommodation to the Solent and beyond. Large bedrooms (en-suite) guest sitting-room with wood burner; library; guest breakfast room; ample secure gated parking. If walking!!!Village 5 mins, sea 10 mins, forest 30 mins, footpath network 250 yds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harvest House Milford On Sea, Hampshire