|Huxtable Farm Barnstaple Huxtable Farm, West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SR|
"Surrounded by open fields, woodland and a winding stream, Huxtable Farm nestles in the foothills of Exmoor, and is approached by Strawberry Lane where wild strawberries grow on the high banks in early summer."
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|Welcome to Huxtable Farm|
Surrounded by open fields, woodland and a winding stream, Huxtable Farm nestles in the foothills of Exmoor. Situated in a secluded, peaceful position (away from public roads) approach Huxtable via 'Strawberry Lane' where wild strawberries grow on the high banks in early summer. Huxtable Farm is an ideal hideaway for exploring Exmoor National Park's spectacular scenery and North Devon's beautiful coastline with it's historic harbours Lynton/Lynmouth and Clovelly and the golden sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton.
Huxtable is a medieval Devon longhouse, lovingly restored, retaining many of its original features - oak screen panelling and beams, open fireplaces with bread ovens, uneven flagstone floors and low doorways, with décor and furnishings in keeping with the house's age and style.
The farmhouse, built in 1520, is a listed building as is the carefully converted barn. All six bedrooms offer every comfort: well-appointed with en-suite facilities (except one with a beautiful private bathroom), free Wi-Fi, freeview TV & DVD player, a selection of toiletries tea and coffee trays.
Three double bedded rooms are in the farmhouse, whilst the two spacious family rooms and a twin bedded room are in the renovated barns. Cots, high chairs and baby monitors are available.
|Jackie and Antony welcome you to Huxtable Farm...|
...with a delightful Devon cream tea, served either in the colourful garden or in the attractive drawing room.
This lovely 80 acre farm supports mostly woodland and Jacob sheep, usually lambing in March/April. Children are welcome to make friends with and feed the tame lambs, sheep and chickens. The sheep dog, Polly, attempts to keep all in order whilst, Tigger, the Springer Spaniel just waits for attention!
Much wildlife can be observed whilst you explore the Devon Wildlife walk around the farm; wild flowers, rabbits, pheasants, partridge, buzzards, bats, owls, badgers and even deer in the early morning. From the highest point on the farm there are wonderful panoramic views of the beautiful Devonian countryside with Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks in the distance.
In the fourteenth century, Huxtable Farm is where the name 'Huxtable' is considered to have originated!
During the winter enjoy a bracing walk before returning to the crackling log fire. In the spring witness the glory of the flowers and in autumn the warm colours of the changing woodland. Do come and experience North Devon's breathtaking sunsets and starry skies any time of the year!
|Awake to a hearty breakfast...|
...freshly cooked breakfast, served in the beamed, medieval dining room with the warmth of the log fire. Help yourself from the buffet table to the selection of cereals, fruit juices, home-made compote, fruit and yoghurts. Follow this with a traditional English breakfast, freshly cooked to order using only the best of local and farm produce. Our large fruit garden supplies the breakfast table with home-made jams to accompany warm buttery croissants and toast from our home-made bread.
After breakfast plan your day, using Antony and Jackie's knowledge of the area or the vast amount of information, books and maps available.
Visit the wonderful gardens of RHS Rosemoor and Marwood Hill, the fascinating National Trust properties, Arlington Court and Knightshayes, or family attractions such as The Big Sheep or Coombe Martin Dinosaur and Wildlife Park. Walk parts of the spectacular South West Coast Path and go horse riding across the breathtaking landscape of Exmoor.
Play golf at one of many excellent courses in the region, including the Royal North Devon and the championship course at Saunton Sands. Discover the historic market towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton or take a day trip on the Tarka Line Railway to the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter.
Make use of the many facilities at Huxtable Farm, which include guests' own drawing room, small library, sauna, multi-gym and games room with table tennis. Outside play tennis on the all-weather court, croquet on the spacious lawns, or stroll along the Devon wildlife farm walk and find the tree house, whilst the children enjoy the play area with its swings and wendy house.
|How to find Huxtable Farm|
If travelling via the M5, come off at Junction 27 (approximately 32 miles from Huxtable) and follow the A361 west. Take the right turn signposted West and East Buckland (approximately 30 miles from the M5 and 2 miles after the North Aller roundabout).
Drive through West Buckland village in the direction of East Buckland.
The entrance to Huxtable Farm will be seen on the right, opposite West Buckland School, halfway between the West and East Buckland villages.