The children have broken up from school and the August summer holidays are here!
Explore the farm via it’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail or Treasure Trail and get back to nature;
Count how many teapots are hanging in the teapot tree and
See how many fairies you can find in the quiet corner of the farm next to the stream
Build a den in the woodland
Fish for frogs in the pond
or just watch the sunset
Here’s some other suggestions of ‘Free things to do on the farm’
With so many beautiful places to visit in North Devon there’s so much to see and do:
Spot majestic Exmoor ponies on Exmoor
Cycle the Tarka Trail
Go swimming in Westward Ho! sea pool
Walk parts of the South West Coast Path e.g Morthoe Point, North Devon
Link to family attractions to visit in North Devon
We look forward to welcoming you to Huxtable Farm B&B and Camping, North Devon and helping you decide what to do each day.
Events well worth visiting during August
3rd August 2022 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple
19, 20 & 21st August RHS Rosemoor Flower Show
During June, the sheep get shorn and we start to pick fruit & make homemade jam.
Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam
Elderflower & Gooseberry jam is first, followed by redcurrant jelly, blackcurrant, loganberry and raspberry jams. Not all the fruit is made into jam, to have on your warm buttered toast or croissant, some is served fresh and/or as a compote to add to yogurt, at breakfast time.
June and July are great months to visit the beautiful gardens of North Devon to see what they do with their fruit or enjoy their summer plants; Castle Hill Gardens are only 2 miles from Huxtable Farm B&B, Marwood Hill gardens just the other side of Barnstaple, Tapeley Park at Instow, National Trust Arlington Court 12 miles away and RHS Rosemoor to the south at Torrington with its Festival of Roses 18th June to 17th July
During June, the sheep are shorn and the fleeces are sold to spinners & weavers but I always keep one to spin my own wool too. Please do look at what else is available to purchase made from the wool of our Jacob sheep. In addition to Jacob wool items; throws, cushions, knitted hats and toys, we also have some prints and cards of my water colour paintings available to purchase too, please do have a look at some of them here – Gifts from Huxtable Farm.
To celebrate Huxtable Farmhouse being 500 years old we are giving everyone who stays at Huxtable Farm a free copy of our book ‘Huxtable The Story of a Devon Farm’. Do check availability for when you can stay either in the B&B rooms or camping on one of our three secluded pitches, each with thier own wash room;-