I wanted somewhere small in a great location with lovely food, and I couldn't have been more delighted with Lower Greenway Farm. I read the other reviews and they were spot on. From the initial enquiry and booking to the service whilst there, you couldn't want for friendlier more accommodating hosts. Nothing is too much trouble whether it's dietary requirements, tips for things to do locally or information on the assorted livestock in the grounds.
The location is simply beautiful, a Grade 2 listed house which has been refurbished and furnished in soft, natural tones. There are assorted hens, geese, ducks and turkeys that wander about the grounds, which along with the pigs and cattle add to the ambience and provide a lovely soundtrack to the stay. We stayed in Room One which has beautiful views over the grounds and river. The bed is extremely comfortable and adorned with lovely crisp bedlinen. The bathroom is large with a lovely large shower and a sumptuous bath with a view.
However as glorious as the surroundings are, they are met and perhaps even superceded by Paul, the chefs culinary talents. I had booked tea for the afternoon, and it was simply lovely; cake and the lightest, fluffiest freshly baked warm scones accompanied by jam and clotted cream. But great though it was, it was nothing compared to dinner. A starter of beautifully cooked scallops, chorizo and pepper followed by meltingly tender fillet steak, asparagus, truffle mash, maple carrots and roast beetroot with mustard seeds was concluded by a trio of puds; chocolate fondant, sticky toffee pudding, pear and almond tart each having a dollop of ice cream or cream to accompany it. It really was a fantastic meal.
As if we could face more food for breakfast (we managed it somehow) there was a choice of cereals, a platter of prepared tropical fruit, fruit compote, yoghurt then followed by a lovely full English incorporating homemade sausage and cured bacon.
So, if you want fabulous food, surroundings and a great welcome Lower Greenway Farm is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lower Greenway Farm is a beautiful bed & breakfast hotel located on the banks of the river Dart on the National Trust’s Greenway Estate, (home of Agatha Christie). At the end of the lane guests can hop on a steam train or ferry to Dartmouth or Totnes, with their wealth of independent shops, restaurants and activities for all. A walk along the adjacent public footpaths offer spectacular panoramic views down the Dart or you can hire a boat for the day to explore the river and the nearby Sharpham Estate with its renowned cheeses and wines. Children can be entertained with an afternoons crabbing down on the pier or feeding our piglets Marilyn and Audrey. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic getaway, family break or just base for exploring local attractions everyone has a great time at Lower Greenway Farm! ... more less