Wild flowers at Huxtable Farm B&B Devon this May

May – Soon we will meet again!

The wild garlic has an amazing aroma as I walk the Devon Wildlife Farm Trail with Bella, it’s making me want to cook something garlicy for supper!

We hope everyone is keeping well, safe and have had or about to have Covid vaccines.

I’ve had both injections and Antony’s second injection is soon.

Due to other family commitments, including a long awaited family wedding, we won’t be opening up the B&B  until mid June when we look forward to welcoming you then.

We have reduced the number of B&B bedrooms available to help with social distancing and now have three camping pitches each with their own wash rooms.

Do check availability here

B&B availability

Camping availability

In the meantime we are endevouring to maintain the grounds, look after the animals (sheep with lambs, hens with chicks, peahen sitting on eggs and friendly Bella the dog) to make your experience here enjoyable and as Covid safe as possible.

Here’s some ideas of what to do & see on your visit to North Devon & Exmoor.

If you wish to have a car free day there are so many free things you can do at Huxtable Farm

Enjoy walks from Huxtable Farm, through wooded valleys (Coombes) and enjoy the glorious golden, autumnal colours of the tree canopy.

Visit the fabulous Beaches of North Devon , take a scenic walk (Walking in North Devon) or here is a link to some ideas for days out for the family.

There are so many beautiful Gardens to visit in North Devon;  Castle Hill gardens 2 miles from Huxtable Farm B&B, Marwood Hill Gardens, Tapely Park Instow, not forgetting RHS Rosemoor near Torrington, you will be spoilt for choice.

Don’t forget we also have unique gifts to purchase do have a look at what’s available made from our Jacob sheep wool, including these gorgeous hand knitted elephants with removeable clothing, Jacob sheepskin rugs, Jacob wool throws & cushions, knitting kits, hand knitted hats etc. All made with love.

Hand Knitted elephants with removable clothing £19 each

Hand Knitted elephants (approx 20cm tall) with removable clothing £19 each

Jacob sheepskin rug

Jacob sheepskin rug £95 each

Huxtable Farm Jacob wool throw

Huxtable Farm Jacob wool throws and cushions, only a few dark throws & cushions available now.

Print Nineteen Cards

Print Nineteen Cards

Supporting small businesses, our daughter Natalie’s business ‘Print Nineteen’, has some beautiful unique cards and prints (including personalised), many produced from foliage from around the farm.

Whilst our son, Nigel, has some beautiful bird prints available to purchase – Nige Design  #supportsmallbusinesses

We look forward to welcoming you to Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon with a delicious Cream Tea in the afternoon.

Devon-Cream-Tea-welcome on arrival

Devon-Cream-Tea-welcome on arrival

Spring Bluebells in North Devon B&B

April; Lambs, spring flowers and woodland walks

April; Lambs, spring flower - primroses and daffodils. Woodland walks

April; Lambs, spring flower – primroses and daffodils. Woodland walks

The last of the pregnant ewes has had her lambs, so we now have a beautiful flock of Jacobs with lambs gambling in the spring sunshine.
The frog tadpoles have hatched and the toads are starting to lay their strings of eggs spawn in the pond.
The Spring flowers are brightening up the garden and farm; dwarf daffodils, primroses (Devon’s county flower) and even the odd bluebell is starting to come out!

Bella, the springer spaniel is happy to show you the way on your walk

Bella, the springer spaniel is happy to show you the way on your walk:)

Enjoy the farm Devon wildlife trail, taking you for a walk through the woodland, fields and next to the pond and stream.

It’s such a beautiful time of year made even more special by the clear starry nights we experience as Huxtable Farm is situated within Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve. At night time you may even hear the Tawny owls calling and see a bat or two flying in the courtyard.

We look forward to seeing you soon to share in some of nature’s delights, click on the following link to view  Video’s of Huxtable Farm B&B and its Devon farm wildlife.

April events in the area please click on the links for more details;

15th April National Open Gardens Day RHS Rosemoor (Free entry)

17th & 24th April Hartland Abbey Bluebell Days

1st – 3rd April Spring Quilt Festival Westpoint Exeter

30th April – 7th May North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival

What’s on at North Devon Theatres

Until the 10th April National Trust Arlington Court – Daffodil trail

Easter fun for the first week in April at

Quince Honey Farm, South Molton

The Big Sheep

The Milky Way