We have stayed in many B&B's and have just come back from spending a wonderful 2 nights at Dolish Farmhouse and it is the best B&B that we've ever stayed in! The owners - Jane & Jonathan were charming, friendly and extremely hospitable - you felt as if you were staying with friends.
We arrived after a 5 hour drive, to some delicious, freshly made, lemon drizzle cake (still warm) and some lovely tea & coffee.
The farmhouse has been renovated to exceptionally high standards and is really tastefully decorated. We stayed in the Hartridge room and had the best nights sleep that we've had in a very long time. We had a superking sized bed - perfect for my 6'4'' husband! The mattress was memory foam - the first time we've slept on this and it was extremely comfortable. The bedroom was large, with plenty of wardrobe & drawer space. There was also a sofa and little table, which was great, so we didn't have to just sit on the bed. There were tea & coffee making facilities and Jane would frequently bring us little flasks of fresh milk up to the bedroom.
The bathroom was a really great size, with a fabulous large shower, sink & toilet. There was also the welcome addition of a chair in the bathroom too. There was always plenty of hot water, no matter what time of day or night.
The entire farmhouse is warm and cosy and it's spotlessly clean and there are lots of little personal touches throughout.
Jane's breakfasts are to die for! The best cooked breakfast that we've ever had. Not greasy, full of flavour and cooked to perfection, all of which I believe is sourced locally. They have their own hens and you can really taste the difference between their hens eggs and the supermarket eggs that we're used to. Jane also makes fresh bread each morning, which is delicious and the preserves are locally produced. She also provides cereals, yogurt and fresh fruit.
Dolish Farmhouse is in blisfully quiet surroundings, down a really quiet country lane with nothing to hear but birdsong - a perfect location to get away from it all. We have certainly come away feeling really refreshed & relaxed.
Jane & Jonathon also showed us around their other rooms available to book in the future, including self catering accomodation, which we're considering about using in the future if we come again with our children. All the rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated to as high a standard as our room was. So which ever room you book - you will not be disappointed.
We booked the farmhouse as a base to stay at, whilst we attended a wedding in a nearby village and our only disappointment was that we couldn't have stayed at Dolish Farmhouse longer. We really didn't want to leave!! When we are next in the area, we will without doubt book the Dolish Farmhouse to stay in again.
We cannot recommend it highly enough....Book...You will NOT be disappointed! We initially booked it, after reading the previous glowing reports on here. Just check out all the previous reviews - we can't all be wrong!!!!
Thank you Jane & Jonathon for making us feel so welcome & providing us with a wonderful slice of much needed rest and relaxation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality Farmhouse B&B and Self Catering retreat in tranquil Devon valley. Set in 4 acres traditional barns and land. Lovely gardens.Tasteful comfortable warm en-suite rooms. Beautifully restored using traditional materials. Dining Hall with flagstones, inglenook & woodburner. Guest's Sitting Room & small terrace.Delicious home-made bread and our own free-range eggs! Renewable energy sources. Wonderful walking. Wildlife. Winding lanes. Village inns. World Heritage Jurassic Coast 25 mins. Honiton and A30 10 mins. M5 20 mins. Exeter Airport 25 mins. Eco-aware friendly relaxed hosts. ... more less