My wife and I stayed here in the summer and had a terrific time. We looked for a peaceful place to switch off for a few days and we certainly found it here. Our warm welcome (with gorgeous home-made oat cookies!) was something we haven’t experienced before. We instantly felt at home and just lazed around in the lounge for a few hours before heading out for the day.
The breakfasts were fantastic and there was nothing we wanted for. We even had fresh eggs from the chickens outside. The service was friendly and relaxed and nothing was too much trouble. We ended up eating all of our evening meals here as well, which was unusual for us as we normally like to try different places to eat. But when the food is this good we thought ‘Why bother going elsewhere?’.
Our room (The Hayloft) was lovely and we slept very well indeed. Mobile phone coverage is patchy, but to me that was a good thing, as we just wanted to get away from it all. Having a pool was a nice option, even though we didn’t use it ourselves.
The local village of Sheepwash is lovely and the pub is very welcoming.
Highly recommended for a quiet getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Erica and Gary warmly welcome you to their home in the heart of rural Devon. Lake Farmhouse is a traditional bed and breakfast where you can get away from it all and luxuriate in the surrounding peace and quiet, with rooms starting from £37.50 per person. We serve hearty breakfasts and optional evening meals, all freshly cooked on the AGA and ingredients are either home grown or locally sourced. We offer comfortable beds in spacious bedrooms, luxury bathrooms, a guest sitting room with inglenook fireplace for chilly evenings, free Wi-Fi, use of an outdoor heated swimming pool during the summer months, plenty of free parking and space in the stone barns for bikes and surfboards etc. Garden design courses can be arranged to suit guests, where you can create a truly individual and beautiful plan for your own garden with the help and expertise of a professional garden designer. Guests are welcome to wander around the property and see our smallholding of traditional breed chickens, lambs and pigs. Lake Farmhouse is an ideal base to explore the unspoilt areas of Devon and Cornwall, to discover picturesque villages, pubs full of character, dramatic coastlines and traditional market towns. Come and stay and experience a slice of real Devon life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Farmhouse Sheepwash, Devon