It wasn't just the digital Roberts radio by the bed (distinctly posh) nor the bath so luxuriously lengthy that if one stretched out one couldn't see the cows in the field outside the bathroom window (a happy dilemma, really, because ideally one wanted to enjoy both) nor the cake at tea-time (squishily delicious) nor the seductively generous breakfasts (locally sourced and very tasty) - we appreciated all these things, but they were all symptomatic of an underlying commitment to the highest standards of hospitality which made our stay at Hay Barton unusually enjoyable. Jill and Blair shared the various duties of looking after us, and despite its being a working farm Blair was on hand to meet us and to refill the kettle so that our first cup of tea was made with freshly boiled water and came in to alert us on our first morning that a brand new calf had been born in the early hours and that we were welcome to go to see her if we liked to. Jill made some special purchases when I mentioned in passing that I was diabetic, and the next morning low-sugar jam and marmalade and even peanut butter was on the breakfast table, and this typified her notably attentive and thoughtful concern for her guests' comfort and welfare. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was lovely, with nourishing views over the countryside from both.
The guest sitting room has guide books and maps (including four copies of the OS large scale walking map of the area around Tregony) which were available to be taken by guests. Jill and Blair gave very helpful advice about places to eat in the evening.
We enjoyed breakfasting around a large table with the other couple staying at Hay Barton - there's a lovely, informally friendly atmosphere.
So this is an outstanding B&B - we couldn't remember staying at a nicer. It's definitely a place to return to, and we hope that we shall.