Butterfly tortoiseshell in garden

Covid-19 Update

Antony & I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during this Covid-19 pandemic.

After much discussion, deliberation, studying government & tourism authority guidelines on how to open our farm B&B accommodation, we have come to the difficult decision to remain closed until May 2021. This difficult decision was not made lightly; Paramount is the health and well-being of everyone who stays at Huxtable Farm, we also feel that we will not be able to offer you our usual hospitality/experience under these guidelines.

Rebook for a future date; We very much look forward to the day when we can welcome you to Huxtable Farm B&B again. With this in mind, if you already have a booking with us and I have not contacted you already please do contact me jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk or by telephone 01598 760254

Right now, it’s essential that we all continue to follow government advice, stay at home and support our dedicated front line service personnel. We would like to thank them all for the incredible work they are doing keeping this country going. We would also like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this extraordinary time.

Antony & I miss all of you and look forward to welcoming you back to Huxtable Farm in 2021, in the meantime please take care, keep safe & well.

Availability

CORONAVIRUS Action Plan for 2021 at Huxtable Farm

Existing 2021 Bookings

  • All existing bookings from May 2021 onwards stand. We will contact you via email with arrival details nearer your arrival date.
  • Should the regulations or Covid-19 situation change we will email you to update you and provide you with any additional information regarding check in procedures and expectations during your stay.
  • Contact details of the primary guest will be held for test and trace purposes.
  • The NHS Test and Trace QR code will be displayed for guests to scan using the NHS Covid-19 App should you wish.

Cleaning

The health and well being of our guests and family remains our top priority. Our usual high cleaning standards have been updated to include a new risk based approach.

  • Our rooms including all surfaces, seating and curtains will be cleaned, disinfected and sanitised after each stay using cleaning products compliant with EN 14476 standards to kill any enveloped viruses.
  • All linen, towels and bedding including the protectors will be washed at 60 degrees.
  • All crockery and other items from the dining room and bedrooms will be washed at a high temperature in the dishwasher.
  • Any other items that cannot be washed will be isolated for 3 days.
  • All other public areas will be cleaned, disinfected and sanitised on a daily basis.
  • In the short term we have removed all soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, magazines etc. to minimize the risk of contamination.
  • Your room will not be serviced during your stay. On arrival we will advise you as to how you can obtain refills of your complimentary items should you require.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and visible at the entrance to the B&B and the entrance to the dining room.  Please use the sanitiser on entering and exiting these areas.

Social Distancing and Wearing of Masks

  • We ask that you adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rules throughout your stay.
  • We ask that guests will be required to wear masks on arrival and in all communal areas.  They are not required once seated in the dining room.
  • We have reduced our occupancy to aid social distancing.

Breakfast Service

  • Breakfast times will be staggered to ensure social distancing is maintained. This will be arranged with you upon arrival.
  • We aim to provide our extensive menu as before, however, to minimize risk there will not be a help yourself cereal/fruit buffet. These food items can be ordered from a printed menu and will be brought to your table.
  • Tables will be cleaned and sanitised following service.

Check In and Check Out

  • To ensure social distancing is maintained with other guests, it would be helpful if you could advise us of your estimated time of arrival.
  • The keys for your room and the front door will be in your room and will have been sanitised before your arrival.
  • During your stay if you require our assistance please ring the bell located at the bottom of the stairs.
  • Any outstanding payments due will be processed via card upon departure using a sanitised card machine.

Farm & Local Amenities

The facilities available to you at Huxtable Farm B&B;

Your bedroom.

The farmhouse dining room at a designated breakfast time.

Please do explore the farm via its Devon Wildlife trail but we’re sorry the treasure trail will not be available.

Feeding of the farm animals will have to be observed from a distance, rather than being able participate.

Facilities not available to you at Huxtable Farm B&B during Covid-19;

Until further notice you will not have access to the farmhouse lounge and information room, you will only have access to the dining room at a designated breakfast time.

The games room with sauna & wash room, the childrens swings, wendy house, table tennis table, children’s outside toys, board games & magazines will not be available to use.

.Please bring your own gloves, masks, hand sanitising gel & antibacterial wipes to use; on the farm (when opening gates etc), when shopping and visiting places in North Devon.

If you require any of the following please bring them too; your own wellington boots, board games, books, magazines, fishing nets, buckets etc. as NONE of these will be available to borrow during the Covid-19 pandemic .

Guests’ Health

  • It is essential that you or anyone in your party do not travel if you are unwell or are showing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • You should not travel if you or anyone on your household has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 within 14 days of your arrival.
  • Current NHS guidelines for checking symptoms and requirements for self-isolation can be found here; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • If you develop suspected symptoms during your stay we ask that you immediately get tested and if positive you should return home to self isolate. Telephone 111 or using website
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ to find out where the nearest testing station is.
  • The result of this test must be shown to your host Jackie, by telephone messaging or Whats app i.e no contact.
  • If you are unable to return home and need to extend your stay, you will be restricted to your room for 14 days. Food can be delivered to your door, however, nothing can be removed from the room until after departure.  The room will then be sealed off for 72 hours before being deep cleaned.
  • You will be charged for the additional stay and services and any affected bookings.
  • Any other guests staying will be notified.

We are taking these precautions to protect you and our family.

We’re sorry to say that your stay will be quite different than usual but hope you will still be able to enjoy your time here safety at a distance!

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Availability

To book either telephone us on 01598 760254, email us at jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk or use our online ‘Book Now’ button on the website www.huxtablefarm.co.uk

Whether you are visiting family or friends in the area or are here for business or holiday, we look forward to welcoming you to our home at Huxtable Farm.

Painting of West Buckland School

Painting of West Buckland School

Cards & prints of West Buckland School

painted by Jackie – May 2020

A4 Prints and cards are available to purchase;

Card of West Buckland School

Card of West Buckland School

 

Cards £2.50 each (include an envelope).

Mounted A4 prints £20 each.

Contact jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk

 

 

Progress photographs of the painting 🙂

West Buckland School painting 1

West Buckland School painting 1

West Buckland School painting 2

West Buckland School painting 2

West Buckland School painting 3

West Buckland School painting 3

Covid-19 Update

We hope you are keeping well and staying safe as we enter our nineth week in lockdown.

Antony & I have been staying at the farm, looking after our stock, carrying on with the upkeep and maintenance of Huxtable Farm’s accommodation, gardens and farmland so that we are ready to welcome you back when the time comes.

We are monitoring government advice and bearing in mind the welfare of everyone who visits Huxtable Farm B&B, we are now closed until the 4th July 2020. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely,  take advice from the appropriate authorities and we will only reopen when it is confirmed that we have the ‘all clear’ to do so. If this means that we have to extend the temporary closer further, we will keep you updated.

Rebook for a future date; We very much look forward to the day when we can welcome you to Huxtable Farm B&B again. With this in mind, if you already have a booking with us we very much hope that you will postpone your booking and rearrange for a later date. Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk

Please have a look at the fantastic variety of events due to take place in North Devon during 2020 by looking at Huxtable Farm B&B’s local Events/Farm Calendar so that you can plan your next stay to coincide with an event that interests you. Click or the button below to Check available dates at Huxtable Farm B&B.

Availability

Right now, it’s essential that we all continue to follow government advice, stay at home and support our dedicated front line service personnel. We would like to thank them all for the incredible work they are doing keeping this country going. We would also like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this extraordinary time.

We hope you enjoy this month photographs of the sheep getting shorn  and guinea fowl chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B. For more videos & photographs please do not hesitate to connect with us via our social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Blog (News) on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Huxtable Farm B&B just as soon as we are able to do so.

In the meantime, please take care, keep well and stay safe.

Guinea Fowl Chicks

Guinea Fowl Chicks

Newly hatch Guinea fowl chick

Newly hatch Guinea fowl chick

Jacobs before shearing

Jacobs before shearing

Shorn Jacobs in May

Shorn Jacobs in May

Shearing Jacob

Shearing Jacob

Shearing Woolly

Shearing Woolly

Wild English Bluebells at Huxtable Farm B&B

May at Huxtable Farm B&B Devon & Covid-19 Update

We hope you are keeping well and staying safe as we enter our sixth week in lockdown.

Bluebells Pinkbells-&-Whitebells

Bluebells Pinkbells-&-Whitebells

Antony & I have been staying at the farm, looking after our stock, carrying on with the upkeep and maintenance of Huxtable Farm’s accommodation, gardens and farmland so that we are ready to welcome you back when the time comes.

We are monitoring government advice and bearing in mind the welfare of everyone who visits Huxtable Farm B&B, we have decided to close Huxtable Farm B&B until the 4th July 2020. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the appropriate authorities and we will only reopen when it is confirmed that we have the ‘all clear’ to do so. If this means that we have to extend the temporary closer further, we will keep you updated.

Bee on Blossom

Bee on Blossom

Rebook for a future date; We very much look forward to the day when we can welcome you to Huxtable Farm B&B again. With this in mind, if you already have a booking with us we very much hope that you will postpone your booking and rearrange for a later date. Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk

Please have a look at the fantastic variety of events due to take place in North Devon during 2020 by looking at Huxtable Farm B&B’s local Events/Farm Calendar so that you can plan your next stay to coincide with an event that interests you. Click or the button below to Check available dates at Huxtable Farm B&B.

Availability

Woolly - last years tame orphan lamb

Woolly – last years tame orphan lamb

Right now, it’s essential that we all continue to follow government advice, stay at home and support our dedicated front line service personnel. We would like to thank them all for the incredible work they are doing keeping this country going. We would also like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this extraordinary time.

We hope you enjoy the videos below of this years lambs at Huxtable Farm B&B. For more videos & photographs please do not hesitate to connect with us via our social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Blog (News) on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Huxtable Farm B&B just as soon as we are able to do so.

In the meantime, please take care, keep well and stay safe.