Myself and various members of my family stayed at Handley Farm for a nearby wedding. It was on a list of places to stay near to the venue, it suited us as my sister was looking for a room for both her, her partner and their 2 children, but wanted breakfast and not self catering.
It wasn't the easiest place to find due to most sat navs sending everyone through loads of tiny country lanes with grass growing in the middle, however is located right on the B3227. The is a very uneven drive that passes in between 2 fields one of which had some massive cows in. This then becomes a small courtyard for parking, there is also a children's play area there. Watch out for the free range chicken "Maud" who wonders round the place.
I stayed in the Nuthatch room which was a really good size, containing a very comfy bed. There was loads of storage for items. There was a tv and dvd player and a fridge in the corner that had a small jug of milk in, perfect for keeping bottles of drink cold. Upon arrival in the room there was a fruit basket with a bottle of apple juice, s packet of homemade fudge and some freshly baked macaroons, what a lovely welcome.
Attached was a good size shower room, the shower was fine, nice towels and robes for use while there. There is also a games room that can be used containing a table tennis table, pool table and dart board, one tip make sure you've got some ping pong balls as I think the other group staying had either trodden on them all or stolen them :0)
The best reason to stay here however is the breakfast... what a fantastic farm house breakfast. There was a selection of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, freshly made croissants, and then a cooked to order breakfast. The full English is cooked to perfection, and accompanied by loads of toast and fruit juices.
Daniel and Catherine are the perfect hosts, there are incredibly welcoming and friendly, they are really easy to talk to, and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. One issue, the mobile phone reception is rubbish in the whole area (nothing to do with the farm itself)
I would return in a heartbeat and we are thinking of holding a family get together there in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Handley Farm offers a top quality self-catering cottage and bed and breakfast accommodation. Set in a stunningly beautiful rural location you are ideally placed to enjoy the natural delights of Exmoor, the rugged North Devon coastline and the countryside of Devon and Somerset. Set in 40 acres of beautiful farmland, woods and ponds, with wonderful walks, beautiful sunsets and endless views. We also have an abundance of natural wildlife to observe. On the farm we have horses, sheep, chickens, ducks and goats. A stunningly beautiful rural location you are ideally placed to enjoy the natural delights of Exmoor, the rugged North Devon coastline and the countryside of Devon and Somerset. Guests have free use of our course fishing pond please bring your own rods. We have many friendly farm animals that are happy to be made a fuss of. Set in a pretty south-facing courtyard, all our accommodation is equipped and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, which is matched by our hospitality and commitment to customer service. Enjoy a truly memorable holiday - treat yourself to a stay at Handley Farm and you may become one of our many visitors who come back again and again. ... more less