Here at Huxtable Farm, we would like to thank our customers and followers for your support during the past year and wish you & your family a very Happy Christmas from us, Jackie, Antony & our family. May all your wishes come true XXX
With a reduced number of B&B rooms (2 en-suite family bedrooms) and select few secluded camping pitches (3 pitches, each with their own wash room), we’d like to remind you to book early so that you don’t miss out on the dates you require. We’d love to welcome you to this special place, we are lucky enough to call home.
May all your wishes come true XXX
The first signs of Spring!- Snowdrops and catkins are out whilst daffodils are peeking through the ground. As we watch nature coming back to life, it’s a wonderful reminder that spring is on the way and, we hope, better and happier times for us all.
As Huxtable Farm is situated within North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Beauty and close to Exmoors Dark Skies Reserve, on clear crisp days we are experiencing some stunning sunrises, sunsets and starry skies, like in the photograph above.
Hazel tee flowers and catkins
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the B&B & camping pitches in April 2022. To help with social distancing etc. the number of B&B bedrooms on offer have been be reduced to two en-suite rooms; one family bedroom and a twin bedded room and each of the three camping pitches have their own private wash rooms.
Elephants with removable outfit, Hand Knitted with Huxtable Farm Jacob Wool £19 each
Don’t forget if you are looking at finding aunqiue gift, card or print for some one, please do have a look at what’s available made from our Jacob sheep wool, including these gorgeous hand knitted elephants with removeable clothing, Jacob wool throws, cushions, knitting kits and hand knitted hats – All made with Devon love.
If you’d like to receive ‘Huxtable Farm’s Newletter’, I don’t send many, with the occasional offer please sign up here ‘Huxtable Farm’s Newletter’.
From our family to yours with warm regards Jackie & Antony
Happy Christmas from all at Huxtable Farm B&B, West Buckland, Devon, Exmoor
National Trust Knightshayes Court at Christmas
Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas from Huxtable Farm B&B Accommodation.
We look forward to welcoming you to Huxtable Farm B&B in 2020. Please click here to see what’s on in 2020
May all your wishes come true XXX
Gift Vouchers to stay at Huxtable Farm B&B, from £50, please e-mail email@example.com or telephone 01598 760254 to find out more.
‘Huxtable -The Story of a Devon Farm’ book £7.50 per copy plus £3.50 postage & packing within the UK
Huxtable Farm Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Medieval Farmhouse and converted barns, West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon. Situated near Filleigh, South Molton and Exmoor National Park on the Tarka Trail, an ideal base for visiting North Devon’s Gardens; RHS Rosemoor, Castle Hill, Marwood Hill and National Trust Arlington Court.
Christmas dining room at Huxtable Farm B&B , Devon
Now that the summer days are longer and warmer camping at Huxtable Farm is available as alternative accommodation or in addition to B&B accommodation for other members of the family. With the farm to explore via it’s Devon Wildlife Trail the family have a chance to get back to nature, here’s a link to some ideas of FREE things you can do on the farm
In addition to Jacob wool items; throws, cushions, made from the fleeces of our ewes Jackie now has some prints of her water colour painting available to purchase too
The orphan tame (Romney) lambs are growing well, enjoying their bottles of milk
The wildlife on the farm are busy too; The Tawny Owl chicks have left their box, the Blue tit is busy feeding it’s chicks and bees are collecting nectar. Do come enjoy Huxtable Farm’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail around the farm.
There are so many beautiful gardens to visit in North Devon; Castle Hill only 2 miles from Huxtable Farm B&B, Marwood Hill gardens just the other side of Barnstaple, Tapeley Park at Instow and National Trust Arlington Court 12 miles away.
The warm sunny weather this summer has been great for the butterflies
Shorn Jacob sheep
Fruit; Raspberries, Gooseberries and Logenberries
The ewes are pleased to have been shorn on the 2/7/18 and we now have Jacob fleeces available to purchase for spinning or felting. We also have some brown fleeces, a perfect natural material for when the weather gets colder and your plants e.g. Dalia’s need some protection from the frost.
Fruit picking is going well; the redcurrants are now Redcurrant Jelly, delicious with our Huxtable Farm Jacob Lamb. The gooseberries ‘Elderflower & Gooseberry Jam’ to have at the breakfast table with a warm croissant or some toasted homemade bread. The raspberries and loganberries as fresh fruit for breakfast.
June 2nd & 3rd – Devon D-Day Saunton Sands Beach – 75th Anniversary – Historic vehicles and re-enactments, live music – 40’s disco, bar tent, picnic on the beach, Military Wives Choir & Spitfire fly past.
June 2nd & 3rd – South Molton Vintage Rally, Steam engines, vintage cars, motorbikes, military vehicle and much more…. Comsland Cross EX36 3NW
Now available at Huxtable Farm B&B – Cards – Water colour painting prints by Jackie
The wildlife on the farm are busy; The Tawny Owl chicks have left their box, the Blue tit is busy feeding it’s chicks, bees are collecting nectar and mother Roe deer has two fawns in the woodland (haven’t be able to photograph they’re so quick off the mark!) Do come enjoy Huxtable Farm’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail around the farm.
We’ve just enjoyed this years first rhubarb at breakfast and soon I’ll be able to plant out the various seedlings from the greenhouse too. With so much to do in the garden at this time of year it’s always great to have a break and visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens and see what the experts are doing and get inspiration from the other glorious Gardens of North Devon; Castle Hill Gardens (just down the road from Huxtable Farm) is looking good this month with it’s camellias in flower. Marwood Hill Garden with it’s beautiful wisteria archway.
If you enjoy a walk in the countryside, Huxtable Farm’s Devon Wildlife farm trail has a variety beautiful wild flowers and foliage to enjoy in its variety of habitats; woodland, pasture, pond, bracken slope and hedges. To make it even more interesting we even have a ‘Treasure Trail’ for you to enjoy!
Events taking place during May;
The Devon County Show, takes place this month on the 17th, 18th & 19th May, near Exeter. With something for everyone from prize winning animals, new vehicles & machinery to beautiful crafts & scrumptious food & drink, this is a great day out for all.
RHS Rosemoor Gardens Spring Design & Living Fair 5th – 7th May, Plant Heritage Spring Fair 12th – 13th May & future event – RHS Rossmoor’s Flower Show 17th -19th August.
Lambing Live here at Huxtable Farm B&B – The ewes have started to have their lambs and will be for the next three weeks.
With a variety of eggs are in the incubator now – We’re hoping to have some chicks hatching on Easter morning, making your Easter stay at Huxtable Farm eggstra special – We look forward to sharing this special Spring Bank Holiday weekend with you.
Here are a few snowy photographs from around the farm for you to enjoy – Hopefully you can find the various locations around the farm without snow when you visit Huxtable Farm B&B in warmer weather conditions.
Lambing has started we’ve had a triplet and two doubles today, the daffodils and primroses are brightening up the garden, Easter is next week, the sun is shining so it’s starting to feel more like Spring 🙂