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 :)
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Huxtable Farm Bed & Breakfast West Buckland, Devon