We stayed at Spillers Farm last weekend as part of a visit to River Cottage - it was one of the local places recommended on Hugh F-W's website. Really handy location, close to the coast at Seaton and handy for Lyme Regis. Lovely site overlooking the River Axe and Devon hills beyond. The owners Keith and Bridget were really welcoming and helpful with arranging taxi transfers etc. The bedroom/bathroom were cosy and well-appointed - the bed in particular was really comfy and I slept very well. Breakfast included homemade sausages and home-cured bacon, along with a range of homemade preserves, which was a real treat. Spillers Farm is a working smallholding and Keith very kindly gave us a walking tour of their land after breakfast, introducing us to various animals including the pigs, chickens and ducks. Their big, shaggy golden retriever Meyrick also enjoyed following us around and I can imagine this being a really great place for families with young kids who want to experience a bit of the Devon farming lifestyle during their stay. Keith is clearly also really passionate about animal husbandry and the whole place felt sort of like a mini River Cottage-style set-up, with hams curing in the kitchen and a big vegetable patch out back. All in all, I really enjoyed our stay and would love to return sometime. The only minor downside was a rather fiddly front door lock so if you're planning a late one, make sure to get a quick tutorial so you don't have to wake Keith and Bridget up in the wee small hours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in some of East Devon’s most spectacular countryside, Spillers Farm B&B accommodation and holiday cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Nestling in the beautiful village of Musbury, near Axminster, in the Axe Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Spillers Farm B&B is a working smallholding, ideal for those going to Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. A recommended bed and breakfast and accommodation provider for River Cottage HQ and The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, Spillers Farm is one of the closest B&B's to each, being just a a five minute drive away from both. It is also ideal for those wishing to explore the East Devon countryside and the coast, being just a few miles from the Regency seaside town of Sidmouth and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis where celebrity chef Mark Hix has recently opened Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House. Spillers Farm offers the visitor numerous options for a relaxing break. Stay for one or two nights' B&B in our comfy bedrooms, or for a week in Cassie's Cottage, the spacious, self-contained Devon self-catering holiday cottage. All our own produce in our breakfasts - home-reared rare breed sausages and hand-cured bacon, free range eggs, organically-grown tomatoes. We also sell the best quality pork, sausages, bacon and ham from our own rare breed pigs, succulent roasts from our own lambs and fresh eggs from our free range hens or ducks, so why not take some home with you?Working smallholding on the Devon and Dorset border. Five minutes from River Cottage HQ and 10 minutes from Lyme Regis. Gorgeous unspoilt views, private lake. Farm Shop and Tea Rooms on site using and selling own produce. Also self-catering cottage sleeping six. Guests are welcome to row round or picnic by the lake or help out feeding the animals(hand-bottle feed our lambs in the spring), or just relax in the comfy en-suite rooms. Dog friendly in cottage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spillers Farm Musbury, Devon