The drive between home and Cornwall is a long one both as a driver and passenger so the family decided that we should break the journey and stop en route. The difficulty was that we had our dog with us and therefore were limited to places that would take him. My wife had identified a Travel Lodge but quite frankly I do not like staying in such impersonal places. I came upon the Greenwood B&B through doing a Google on places near the M5.
We arrived mid afternoon and the imposing Georgian building and its front garden were bathed in sunshine. We were greated by Penny the hostess who was very welcoming and had a family room for me, the wife and 2 grown up offspring (plus dog) and a separate room for Granny. Having settled into the well appointed rooms we noticed that Penny served afternoon tea and we disembarked to the seats on her front lawn. The afternoon teas themselves are worth the trip, Penny makes her own scones and warms them prior to serving. They were light and very tasty. Different varieties of home made jam and clotted cream accompanied them (jam made from home grown fruit), I was in heaven and in danger of burning in the sun!
Penny will serve home made evening meals if arranged in advance and althogh we did not have one I have every confidence that they are wonderful. Instead we had supper at a local pub called The Huntspill which was extremely crowded and the food adequate (but nothing more).
Breakfast was freshly cooked by Penny with every item tasting as if it was freshly picked or had been farmed free range.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough and will not hesitate to return and be greeted by Peny's obvious care and attention and wry sense of humour. Her dogs are also welcoming to strangers!
Additionally the guests can book a massage (which my daughter took advantage of) to really start the holiday in a relaxed frame of mind.
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