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“Perfect rural retreat in order to break our journey up!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Widefield Farm

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Little Widefield Farm
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Northlew Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 3DA, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Okehampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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“Perfect rural retreat in order to break our journey up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

My husband and I stayed here on the 24th June 2011 as we were on route to Port Issac for a family wedding. We did not book the room until about 4 weeks prior but we had the choice of rooms and decided as it was only a 1 night stay to opt for the cheaper of the rooms. We arrived a little later than expected, so as a courtesy we phoned ahead. When we landed we were met by a beautiful restored farm house building, will roving fields, friendly chucks and a beautiful garden with furniture, however it was the weather for ducks!! We were warmly greeted and shown to our lovely room, it was paradise after a long journey. The room had already been warmed and had the heating on, the bed was lovely and comfortable with a good mattress, the sheets were luxurious and crisp and clean. We had a lovely set of tea & coffee facilities and even had the use of fresh milk if required downstairs in the fridge where breakfast is served, a lovely jar of cookies and an abundance of fruit teas also.. It doesn't end there, we had beautiful waffle type robes awaiting us after our shower, the en suite facilities were immaculate a lovely stand alone shower cubicle with a lovely modern wash basin and toilet, all had been finished to a high standard and comfortable to use. They even had lovely Body Shop products to use such as handwash, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner and a more masculine 3 in 1 for the boys!!! The towels were lovely, thick and fluffy of which you were provided with a generous bath sheet sized towel, hand towel and face towel each along with the usual bath mat for the floor. There were fresh flowers both in the en suite and bedroom which again was a lovely touch. We also filled in a breakfast sheet of what each guest wanted in the morning and also what time we would like it served. Breakfast was gorgeous, freshly cooked and lots of other offerings such as cereal, fruit and yogurt. Fruit juices, homemade preserves for the toast. Both the owners have put so much effort and thought into their business, they ensure there guests are well catered and pampered and to be honest this goes a very long way. In fact we were spoilt as when we reached our final destination in Port Issac I wanted to beat a hasty retreat back as the B&B we had booked was so awful, Port Issac however is very beautiful...

You will not be disappointed staying at Little Widefield Farm, you be afforded a very warm welcome and looked after very well indeed... A cracking place and find and one that I would love to hopefully visit again!

Many thanks for a pleasant stay...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Sometimes you don’t want to write a review on a place, out of selfishness to keep it secret and all to yourself. This is one of those times. From our very first contact with Little Widefield Farm, we knew we were in for a treat. Although we had a bit of a round about journey (don’t trust the sat nav, keep driving on the main road and you’ll see the B&B clearly signposted on the road!), Danielle’s helpful navigation got us there in no time.

The approach to the B&B is a narrow tree-lined road, which then opens up to beautiful rolling hills, far reaching views of the moors, and a charming farmhouse which one can see has been lovingly restored to provide modern, spacious accommodation, but still keeps its character. Stepping out of the car, we were greeting by hens happily scratching around the lawn, which we found so quaint, being city folk!

Danielle, our hostess, was very warm and welcoming and gave us the tour. The main lounge/breakfast room is gorgeous: inviting, big, comfy chairs to sink into, after a hard day’s walking, overlooking a beautiful wood burning stove set in a restored, recessed chimney breast. There is a lovely big breakfast table with views out to a very well maintained lawn and garden area, and also a sideboard well stocked with refreshments to help ourselves to. Normally I would feel self-conscious sitting in the B&B lounge area, but not here. I immediately wanted to plant myself in one of those chairs, light the stove, pour myself a glass of wine and put my feet up for the rest of the evening! Sadly couldn’t do that as we were on our way to a family party!

We stayed in the Inwardleigh room during our stay. This en-suite room was extremely spacious, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated and had all the modern amenities we needed. The bed was actually huge. We are used to sleeping in a king size bed at home, and sometimes find the beds in B&B accommodation on the small size. However we almost needed megaphones to talk to each other in this bed, such was its vastness! Covered in crisp, fresh linen, cosy duvet and big fluffy pillows, I slept like a baby that night.

The room is well thought out, and provided a lovely space to get ready for our party. Full length mirror and the all-important hair dryer socket well located nearby, room for my make up bag on the dresser, and plenty of wardrobe space and wooden hangars, oh what a treat! How I hate those plastic/wire hangars some places provide. Bathrobes were provided, and the beautiful smelling towels were thick and soft. So many touches in this B&B made us feel like we were right at home, down to the toiletries in the bathroom. Nothing was a bother for our hosts: when we needed an iron and ironing board to press our evening wear, one was supplied immediately.

Breakfast was also a real treat. Chatting with Chris, we learned that their ethos is to support as many local businesses as possible and also to become self-sufficient. As such, the eggs are from their own hens, the sausages are from the local butchers, jams are homemade and tomatoes, when in season, from their vegetable garden. There was a nice range of healthy options, fresh fruit salad, and muesli to help ourselves to, and the quality of the cooked breakfast was superior. I especially loved the Denby crockery, a dream of mine to own a complete set like this!

After breakfast we took time to explore the farm. We petted horses, were chased by hens, soaked in the glorious 180 degree views of the moors, breathed in lungfuls of fresh air, but the absolute highlight was meeting Rosie, Chris and Danielle’s golden retriever puppy. Warning: not for the faint hearted. A play with the puppy is sure to cause a huge does of the “I want one of those!”. Parents beware! We also had a lovely chat with Chris and Danielle and found them to be warm, gracious and immediately likeable people.

Overall, The Little Widefield Farm is the kind of place I’d dream to live in if I had a country home. Character-filled and full of charm, mixed with luxury touches, all with a view to die for. The farm is located in such a peaceful and relaxing place, after only one night, we felt our “city stress” evaporate completely. A complete pleasure to stay in and can’t wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Little Widefield Farm

Address: Northlew Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 3DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Okehampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Little Widefield Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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