We were a party of 4 adults and one 4 year old child. Having had some difficulties finding the B&B (see our useful tip) – we unfortunately arrived at Serene View Farm at around 7pm and having travelled down from Canada all day, were so tired and did not get to see as much of the area as we would have liked. However, what we did see truly lived up to their name “Serene”. The house itself is absolutely beautiful, full of gorgeous antiques but done in such a way as to make it feel homely (albeit a very luxurious home!) and not like a museum. We had all had a very long journey but Maggie and Larry instantly made us feel very welcome. We had picked up some bread and supper items from the shop five minutes from the house and Maggie immediately assorted us out with cutlery and drinks to ensure we could get straight on and eat (interrupting their own dinner to do so). Once we had eaten, Maggie took us on a tour of the house and really did just tell us to sit back and relax and use the house however we wanted. Typically (we’re British so the rain follows us everywhere!) just as we were contemplating an evening walk, the rains came down so we couldn’t go far – however we did take an opportunity to sit on the porch for a while and marvel at the fireflies. The two bedrooms that we occupied were absolutely stunning and everyone had the most fantastic night’s sleep – there really was nothing to disturb you. Breakfast the next morning was absolutely lovely – Maggie’s homemade pancakes, bacon, blueberries and syrup with a never ending supply of tea and coffee for everyone. What was so nice about breakfast was chatting with Maggie and Larry and just really feeling as though you were joining friends for breakfast. Sadly we had to be on our way quite early as we had another long drive ahead of us however, Serene View B&B is definitely the sort of place to spend at least a couple of nights to be able to fully appreciate the area, the house, its grounds and most definitely the hospitality of Maggie and Larry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a establishment which provides a comfortable atmosphere with rooms dedicated to our guests enjoyment. We are located on 128 acres of meadows, woodlands and streams. We provide a full garden to table breakfast and cater to special food requirements. We have 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and air conditioning. There is special two rooms dedicated to our guests use, the Victorian parlor and the Emery Room with tV, games books and puzzles. Our furnishings are decorative antiques as well as useful. We have your home away from home. ... more less