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Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“An 80th birthday treat. :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

Five of us stayed here at the end of April for three nights to celebrate my Uncles 80th birthday. Huxtable Farm is a beautiful small holding set in a pretty,peaceful location. Jackie and Anthony were lovely hosts and made you feel very at home-nothing was too much trouble-we were able to decorate the breakfast room and Jackie gave us plates and forks for us to have the birthday cake in our room. We were also made very welcome by their beautiful dog Lupin who was willing to show us around ! On arrival we were greeted with a delicious cream tea with homemade scones and homemade strawberry jam which was enjoyed in the comfort of the lounge along with a roaring wood burner .. The farmhouse has many old features and is full of character. We stayed in the converted barn just opposite the farmhouse which we found perfect for us as our two rooms were right opposite so we could chit chat outside and go between the two rooms easily. Breakfast was another fabulous treat infront of another roaring wood burner with fresh eggs from their hens, local sausages and bacon and homemade bread and jams..and a delicious Prune,apricot and sultana compote-we certainly didnt need to eat again until the evening! We found 2 wonderful pubs for dinner The Grove Inn and The Exeter Inn - again lovely hosts and excellent food with generous portions!- we ate twice at The Exeter Inn we enjoyed it so much! The only negative I would say is that you do need to drive to find somewhere to eat..so you'd need a designated driver ! My sister and I shared it!
We were able to freely wonder around the farm and saw the chickens and their sheep along with the recently born baby lambs - my sister even went and fed the lambs with Jackie early one morning which she thoroughly enjoyed. We would definitely recommend Huxtable Farm and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again..Thankyou for letting us celebrate with you :)

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review and for sharing some of your photographs of the farm animals. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Huxtable Farm; from the Devon Cream Tea & Lupin’s welcome through to appreciating our freshly cooked to order breakfasts of farm & local produce. We feel very privileged to have been part of your 80th Birthday Celebration. We look forward to seeing you again… :-)
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

Having stayed in many BnB's around the country over the years this is possibly the best yet. From the warm welcome with a home made cream tea, to the magnificent breakfast, to the cosy charm of the rooms & decor it all felt so right. Breakfast was like spring watch (didn't see Bill Oddie though) with live cam views of the baby Tawny Owls nesting in the wall of the house and the camera shots taken at night of the badgers on the estate. The frolicking lambs and the Buzzards circling overhead all combined to make this a very special stay. With the sun shining after weeks of grey & rain it accentuated the primroses & daffodils in the hedgerows making the spring feel so fresh and like a new start to the old tired year. We will be going back. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we're so pleased you enjoy your stay at Huxtable Farm; from the Devon Cream Tea welcome, the décor of the rooms, to the wildlife photographs & videos (some of which can be viewed on our website). Its great to know that our attention to detail and encouragement of wildlife is appreciated and of course, we loved sharing our special place with you too! 
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

What a wonderful place! Our stay here was excellent. The rooms were comfortable with extra thoughtful touches. The welcome was warm and we were served tea and scones on our arrival which was just what we needed. The breakfast was one of the best we have experienced. Lots of choice and all freshly cooked to order. The situation is stunning. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night but wished it could have been longer. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Huxtable Farm and appreciated the Devon Cream Tea welcome & our freshly cooked to order breakfasts. We thought about you all day doing the Exmoor Run and look forward to seeing you again when you’re next visiting West Buckland School. :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

. . .for five stars. There is really nothing not to like, or love, about Huxtable Farm and its owners. (Except sometimes the weather!) The farm complex is attractive and flowered. There are friendly dogs. The rooms are very well furnished (including bathrooms) but have kept a period feel; somebody has very good design sense! The welcome was warm, the cream tea delicious, and breakfast excellent. I'm only sorry that due to drizzle and a schedule, I didn't have the chance to take the "farm walk" which is marked and has an accompanying informational leaflet--it would have been so nice to have learned what I was seeing in the hedgerows, for example. I would highly recommend this place for a stay of any length.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 September 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review and recommending Huxtable Farm B&B as a place to stay :). We're pleased you enjoyed your over night stay with us whilst walking the Tarka Trail and hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your time walking through Exmoor National Park & around the North Devon coast, with their spectacular views.
Enjoy your travels :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Huxtable Farm rightly deserves the 5 star rating that most reviewers have given it.
It is surrounded by fields and woods on all sides and is accessible by a lane that leads only to the farm. This makes for a very tranquil setting, peace and relaxation is guaranteed. The surrounding woods and fields are ideal for delightful strolls; you can sit by the pond in the valley and and take in the great views whilst looking out for dragonflies which dart over the surface of the water. .
The Devon cream tea welcome is a very nice touch and sets the standard of care that was maintained throughout our three night stay The rooms are beautifully presented, with generous tea making facilities.
The breakfast was excellent with lots of locally produced fare.
Jackie and Antony were perfect hosts.
We will return.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Huxtable Farm and appreciated the care we take in providing locally sourced food for breakfast and the Devon Cream Tea welcome. It was lovely to walk around the farm with you and share our special hideaway with you. Please do come again soon and take some more beautiful photographs :-)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

We could not find fault with this stay. The welcome was warm and Devonshire scones and tea were served up on our arrival without asking. Our room was cosy and warm, with the old buildings a delight. Breakfast was a proper home farm one and the best of our walking holiday staying in some 12 different places. Recommended without hesitation

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cream tea welcome and your over night stay at Huxtable Farm :) We hope that the breakfast set you up for your final days walk and look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Jackie and Anthony go that extra mile to make your stay memorable. We stayed over the Easter week-end. Nothing is too much trouble and if you are interested in the animals they will happily show you around and answer questions. They even made sure we got to see a lamb being born and chicks hatching. The family room in the barn was clean and very comfortable. The food was delicious and there was even an easter egg hunt for the children. Walking around the farm is delightful and relaxing and I would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Huxtablefarm, Owner at Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Easter weekend stay with us. Splish and Splash, the orphan, tame lambs are growing well as are the chicks. The broody hen has hatched 6 of her own chicks and Polly, the sheep dog, is starting to look pregnant now! We do hope you'll come and visit us again :-)
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Additional Information about Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast

Property: Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast
Address: | Barnstaple, West Buckland EX32 0SR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > West Buckland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in West Buckland
Hotel Class:4 star — Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to this beautiful, Medieval Longhouse (beams, log fires & low doorways!) with quality en-suite accommodation, near Exmoor. Free Wi-Fi, tennis court, sauna, games room and Devon Wildlife Trail (with panoramic views & abundant wildlife) to explore the farm. Enjoy delicious home-baked bread & preserves. A Devon Cream Tea awaits your arrival! ... more   less 
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