Huxtable Farm B&B is an idyllic hideaway for photographers & artists – With its 16th Century Medieval Devon Longhouse (Tudor panelling, oak beams, log fires, uneven floors and low doorways!), situated between Barnstaple and Exmoor National Park, within North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An 80 acre secluded Jacob sheep farm, lambing in April, with a Devon Wildlife farm trail to explore its wildlife; – woodland, valley with stream & pond and pastures with panoramic views of North Devon countryside. A great base for exploring the stunning beauty of Exmoor, North Devon’s dramatic coastline, historic harbours (Lynton/Lynmouth and Clovelly) and market towns (Barnstaple & South Molton) or attending a photography day at Exmoor Zoo.

HUXTABLE FARM JACOB SHEEP WOOL PRODUCTS FOR SALE:-Fleeces for spinning or felting, yarn for knitting with, hand knitted hats and machine woven throws, knee tugs, cushions and scarves. Huxtable Farm Jacob wool products Our beautiful flock of Jacob sheep are shorn in June and the colours in their fleeces are sorted into light and dark, whilst the lamb’s fleeces create grey wool, producing a variety of natural, un-dyed colours.

Hand knitted Jacob wool booties

Hand knitted Jacob wool booties

Roger Cockram Ceramics and Ros Cockram paintings, Chittlehampton

What’s on at North Devon’s Theatre’s, The Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple & The Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe

North Devon Book Festival 15 – 24 September 2022 – North Devon has a history of authors from Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) who lived in Clovelly, author of ‘The Water Babies’ and ‘Westward Ho!’ to Henry Williamson, who lived in Georgeham, author of ‘Tarka the Otter’

Ruth Bateman's hare sculpture with the view from her Art Studio

Ruth Bateman’s hare sculpture with the view from her Art Studio

Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde 17, 18 & 19 June 2022

Dartington Crystal North Devon largest glass producers

Broomhill Art & Sculpture Gardens – displays one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary art and sculpture in the South West.

Patchwork Quilt Centre – Step by Step – Patchwork Centre, courses and supplies for making your own patchwork quilts

Lyn Valley Arts & Crafts, 50 local traders producing high quality goods from Devon and Exmoor.

Anni Hart's Collage bird print by Annie Hart

Collage bird print by Annie Hart

John Hoar Watercolours – An exciting Watercolourist, inspired by the great impressionist watercolourists. Paintings, courses and DVD’s

Ilfracombe harbour is home to VERITY, a stainless steel and bronze statue created by Damien Hirst. The 20.25-metre tall sculpture stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour in Ilfracombe, Devon, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales

Damien Hirst's Verity at Ilfracombe harbour, North Devon

Damien Hirst’s Verity at Ilfracombe harbour, North Devon

Tony Williams Oil Paintings – Oil paintings and courses available.

Annie Hart – Collage bird prints and lino prints of the local area now available to purchase Annie Hart’s website

Ruth Bateman – Contemporary Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator and Teacher – Enjoy wire and painting workshops with Ruth in her Art Studio, only two miles down the road from Huxtable Farm at Swimbridge. Bespoke workshops can be designed, from 1-2-1 individual and small group workshops to hen and birthday party groups allowing each individual to explore their creativity talent whilst Ruth offers assist, support and encourage in an energetic, fun and supportive way.  Speaking from experience a fun, liberating, relaxing day of total escapism – I’d recommend you to have a go!

Here at Huxtable Farm, thanks to Annie Hart and Ruth Bateman I have taken up acrylic and watercolour painting and have some of my pieces for sale as prints and cards

Two Moors Gallery – Witheridge, is a lovely gift shop, art gallery and café all in one. Stocking local artists; paintings, prints, cards (including some of mine), jewellery, wood crafts, handbags, scarves, some Italian clothing and serving delicious cakes, coffee & tea.

Cards painted by Jackie

Cards painted by Jackie

Bespoke art day with Ruth Bateman

Bespoke art day with Ruth Bateman