My husband and I have recently returned from a delightful two night stay at Challow Farm House! The Farm House is situated a short walk away from Corfe Castle in a quiet secluded location. As we approached the property along the driveway, we were very privileged to see a deer grazing by the side of the gate. This beautiful creature allowed us to quietly take several photographs before darting into the nearby woodland!
We received a warm welcome by Kate and after escorting us to our lovely room (above the barn), we were invited back into the house for Afternoon Tea. The Garden Sitting Room is light and airy. An eclectic fusion of subtle shades of colour, rustic textures and soft candlelight makes it a relaxing and calming environment. Our tea was served along with a large slice of Kate's delicious homemade Victoria sponge - the portion being as tall as one of "Old Harry Rocks!"
We found our room and en-suite shower facility tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The layout of the room and country style furnishings far exceeded our expectations! We had all our "creature comforts" - a small sofa, flat screen TV with DVD - (including a selection of dvd's to watch), magazines and tea and coffee making facilities! The bed was exceptionally comfortable with quality bed linen that ensured a peaceful sleep! The shower was lovely and powerful and there was a range of Molton Brown and other luxury skin and hair products! Our view from the room looked across towards the garden and a steep field where cattle were grazing!
Kate's delicious homemade breakfasts were another delight to be savoured! We were served in the breakfast room (outdoors when the weather permits.) On display was a selection of a beautifully presented platter of fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt, homemade granola, Dorset cereals and fruit juices. The menu was varied and the choices consisted of a full English breakfast, smoked kipper or haddock,French toast, pancakes each followed by toast etc! Kate will tailor for specific dietary requirements.
Thank you Kate for making our stay so irresistible and wonderful. As a proprietor and hostess Kate has a gentle, unobtrusive approach, yet is able to anticipate very well the needs of her guests. We loved Kate's "way of being", her charming bed and breakfast accommodation and the surrounding area so much that we could not resist the temptation to return next July to experience it all over again!.
Sue and Jon.
- Also Known As:
- Challow Farm House Bed And Breakfast Corfe Castle, Isle Of Purbeck, Dorset