Like a lot of visitors to Spillers farm; my wife and I were in for dinner at River Cottage.
Although my journey from London that evening was a nightmare; the welcome from Bridget and Keith was exceptionally warm and welcoming, allowing me to forget my day instantly.
Given my nightmare journey they helped us with a very quick turnaround, organising for the taxi to return to pick us up after we had missed the original run (the taxi driver seemed to know Bridget and Keith well and was a good laugh!!)
River Cottage itself was amazing, just 5 mins by taxi and we returned to Spillers Farm full and content, for a peaceful nights sleep.
Breakfast the next morning was a full English, with home-made sausages, bacon and fresh eggs. We only felt slightly guilty when after breakfast we went outside to meet the pigs, ducks and chickens, with a tour of the land given by Merryck (their gorgeous dog). Wellies were available for me to borrow which helped me explore properly!
The room itself was nice, plain and simple with some really thoughtful touches like the make-up removal wipes and the refreshments. Our room also had a fantastic view over the neighbouring countryside, which looked glorious on a clear, bright October morning.
After just one night at Spillers Farm, we both felt relaxed and refreshed, full of the clean country air...if only city life was that relaxing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in some of East Devon’s most spectacular countryside, Spillers Farm B&B accommodation and holiday cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Nestling in the beautiful village of Musbury, near Axminster, in the Axe Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Spillers Farm B&B is a working smallholding, ideal for those going to Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. A recommended bed and breakfast and accommodation provider for River Cottage HQ and The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, Spillers Farm is one of the closest B&B's to each, being just a a five minute drive away from both. It is also ideal for those wishing to explore the East Devon countryside and the coast, being just a few miles from the Regency seaside town of Sidmouth and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis where celebrity chef Mark Hix has recently opened Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House. Spillers Farm offers the visitor numerous options for a relaxing break. Stay for one or two nights' B&B in our comfy bedrooms, or for a week in Cassie's Cottage, the spacious, self-contained Devon self-catering holiday cottage. All our own produce in our breakfasts - home-reared rare breed sausages and hand-cured bacon, free range eggs, organically-grown tomatoes. We also sell the best quality pork, sausages, bacon and ham from our own rare breed pigs, succulent roasts from our own lambs and fresh eggs from our free range hens or ducks, so why not take some home with you?Working smallholding on the Devon and Dorset border. Five minutes from River Cottage HQ and 10 minutes from Lyme Regis. Gorgeous unspoilt views, private lake. Farm Shop and Tea Rooms on site using and selling own produce. Also self-catering cottage sleeping six. Guests are welcome to row round or picnic by the lake or help out feeding the animals(hand-bottle feed our lambs in the spring), or just relax in the comfy en-suite rooms. Dog friendly in cottage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spillers Farm Musbury, Devon