Huxtable Farm B&B – The Farm and what you can do whilst staying here in North Devon and Exmoor
Surrounded with open fields, woods and a stream, nestling in the foot hills of Exmoor National Park, approach Huxtable Farm by ‘Strawberry lane’, in which wild strawberries can be picked in early summer.
This secluded Medieval Devon Longhouse, dating back to 1520 has all the modern facilities amidst it’s many original features, such as oak screen panelling and beams, open fireplaces with bread ovens, uneven floors and low doorways!
It was here that the name ‘Huxtable’ is said to have originated in 1330, please click here for more information on the ‘Huxtable’ name.
The eighty acres of woodland and pasture are home to Jacob sheep (Jacobs ), lambing in Spring, chickens, guinea fowl and much wildlife, rabbits, pheasants, buzzards, badgers and even deer in the early morning.
Click here for a list of animals and plants identified on Huxtable Farm.
Click here to see Huxtable Farm Wildlife Map
Click here to see a video of a badgers finding food at Huxtable Farm B&B and link to other Huxtable Farm Wildlife video’s
Click here to see Visit Devons ‘Get wild about Devon’ information sheet detailing the types of wildlife species and habitats that can be found at Huxtable Farm together with a list of other wildlife places of interest nearby.
Our springer spaniel ‘Bella’, loves attention and is just waiting for attention, happy to guide you around the Devon wildlife farm trail (entertaining you with her hunting skills on route).
Enjoy the ‘Devon Wildlife Farm Walk’ through the woodland, pasture and next to the pond and stream. From the highest point on the farm enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Devonian fields with Exmoor and Dartmoor in the distance.
Awake to a hearty breakfast and plan your day;
Visit wonderful GARDENS; Royal Horticultural Society Garden – Rosemoor, Castle Hill, Filleigh (which backs onto Huxtable Farm) and Marwood Hill Garden, or even take a day trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall two hours away.
Play GOLF at Saunton Golf Club, Ilfracombe Golf Club, Royal North Devon Golf Club Westward Ho! Mortehoe & Woolacombe Golf Club, Libberton Golf Club, Torrington Golf Club Click here for more information on the Golf Courses in North Devon
Go HORSE RIDING on Exmoor
Visit NATIONAL TRUST properties ARLINGTON COURT, WATERSMEET & KNIGHTSHAYES
Spend a day at the BEACH, surfing, swimming or building sand castles at Woolacombe (voted the UK’s number 1 beach by Trip Adviser), Putsborough, Saunton Sands, Croyde, the unique Tunnels beach Ilfracombe or Westward Ho!
Visit the historic Market towns of BARNSTAPLE and SOUTH MOLTON (with their weekly pannier markets) or historic harbours LYNTON, LYNMOUTH and CLOVELLY
Go PAINTBALLING or GO KARTING near Barnstaple
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO WHILST AT HUXTABLE FARM;
Feed & collect the hens eggs after you’ve had your breakfast
Our beautiful Jacob sheep will be lambing in the spring, so do come and see a lamb or two being born and feed the tame sheep!
Have a go yourself at spinning the beautifully soft wool from the Jacobs fleece and start knitting.
Enjoy walking across our land via the waymark Devon Wildlife Farm Trail, taking you through woodland, pasture and next to the stream & pond (littered with tadpoles in spring and dragonflies in summer and abundant other pond creatures).
Use one of the many leaflets, available for your use, with circular walk routes starting from our doorstep, mostly incorporating a pub on route. Enjoy a picnic next to the pond or elsewhere on the farm. There is a fridge, cutlery, plates etc. available for you to use.
If you have your own gun & license ask Antony about going rough shooting on the farm.
As Huxtable Farm is situated on the edge of Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve (Europes first night sky reserve) we have wonderful stary skies for identifying star constellations.
Or make use of Huxtable Farms; SAUNA, CROQUET, Devon Wildlife FARM WALK, MULTI-GYM & GAMES ROOM.
During the winter you can enjoy brasing brisk walks and return to a warm crackling log fire. In spring the glory of the flowers, summer balmy evenings enjoying the view and in autumn the warm colours of the changing leaves of the woodland.
Do come and experience North Devons breathtaking sunsets any time of the year.