We stayed during November which you wouldn’t normally think is the best time to go to the countryside, but as a Londoner, I love getting away all year round. The location of Westley Farm is stunning – rolling hills down to the valley, with views of the village over the other side, dotted with smoking chimneys. It’s quite a way from the main road so you literally hear no traffic. We stayed in Hornstone Cottage, the largest one I think, which has incredible views out to the valley below. It was very clean, comfortable and warm on arrival. Lovely décor - not chintzy in anyway! Hege gave us a pint of fresh milk and a freshly baked cake so we could put the kettle on immediately. The fireplace was stocked with wood and there is a very informative pack to browse through for local tips and recommendations. The bedrooms were all very warm and comfortable.
We had our kids with us who loved exploring the fields and woods below the cottage. There’s a lot of land at Westley Farm so if you don’t need to venture too far afield to have a nice walk. Perfect for smaller children’s little legs!
A pub lunch at the Tunnel Inn at Coates rounded off a very lovely stay at the Farm. We would love to come back in the summer and try another cottage or even a yurt. Thanks Hege and Julian.