We have just returned from Kate's Farm this evening, and are already trying to find an excuse to go back.
We visited Devon, on this occasion, to go to River Cottage HQ, and Kate's Farm is conveniently very close. We chose her B&B on the strength of her other complimentary reviews on here; and we can heartily concur with all the good things that people have to say about Kate, her lovely dogs (who Kate makes as visible or invisible as you wish), her unique and welcoming home, and her exceptional cooking.
Our children and rather exuberant puppy were made completely at home, and tended to every bit as attentively and respectfully as we were. Our youngsters were blown away by the huge inglenook fireplace with it's warming and soporific fire (the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine or beer). Add to that a secret cubby/hideaway/den tucked into the side filled with toys for them to play with, and the children simply could not believe their luck. They were then invited to collect the eggs for the following morning's breakfast and meet the cockerel - making two very happy bunnies.
Our room was also unique. The large family room with ensuite was clean and comfortable, and gave us privacy and space for all the members of the family, including the dog. Free Wi-Fi was gratefully received, too.
A good, non-greasy full English can be hard to find, but Kate's was delicious with high quality, tasty ingredients and a large choice of preserves including honey from down the lane and homemade lemon curd. (I'd love to know how Kate cooks her mushrooms - they were juicy and so savoury at the same time!)
With everything you'd expect from a characterful Devonshire farmhouse including original flagstone floors, impressive oak beams, beautiful grounds and carefully-chosen antiques, Kate opens her home to you in a relaxed, generous and down-to-earth manner.
We will definitely be returning soon. Many thanks again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in over 95 acres of rolling Devon hills, 3 miles from the sea, a Grade 2 listed farmhouse over 400 years old, a relaxing base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast. Choose from the large ensuite family room, the double ensuite garden room, or the double room. A traditional full English breakfast ( with eggs from Kate's chickens ) is served in the guest lounge with it's huge inglenook fireplace, real log fires! beams and stone flagged floor. Children and dogs welcome. Ample off road parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kate's Farm Bed & Breakfast Musbury, Devon