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22/07/2015

Huntstile Organic Farm Part 1


barley fields


As some of you may already know, breakfast is our not only our favourite meal but also favourite time of the day. Its like the calm before the store when we all sit down as a family before the business of the day starts and John heads off to work. Then the weekend comes and either pancakes or homemade waffles is a tradition on a lazy Sunday morning along with fresh banana, apple, some seeds and a dash of maple syrup and your off to a winner. So when Dorset Cereals who have recently teamed up with Sawdays asked us to not only celebrate Breakfast but also the best British B&B's serving them up we couldn't wait to be apart of it. Each month 12 shortlisted B&Bs will be posted on Dorset Cereals website where fans can nominate their favourites for the first Dorset Cereals B&B Awards. One of the B&B's up for the award is Huntstile Organic Farm in Somerset and I honestly have to say if your ever looking for a truly stunning and peaceful getaway that is also family friendly and inspiring than bare this place in mind, we spent two wonderful nights here and plan to go back sometime soon.


quiet moment

breakfast room
The stunning breakfast room overlooking barley fields


As John had to work my mother came along which was really lovely as it's been a while since we have had quality time together since Baby G arrived on the scene. We stayed in the Apple Loft which is simply perfect for a family and offers the best of best worlds in terms of having breakfast in the stunning breakfast room but also being able to cook some light meals in the small kitchen within the loft. The Apple Loft is open planned, spacious and has lots of natural light pouring in from the beautiful circular window. The mezzanine floor has a large king-sized bed and en-suite while downstairs has a small seating area and bunk beds which is a real hit with kids.


homemade jam



The setting for breakfast could not be better, in a beautiful summer style house overlooking barley fields. You sit down at beautiful wooden tables with jars of homemade jams, spreads, freshly baked treats, cereals and fresh fruit as well as being able to order a homegrown English farmhouse breakfast. I opted for the organic eggs fresh from the hens that morning with some roasted tomatoes and wholemeal toast. Everything was so fresh and beautifully presented it really made my soul smile each morning and would love to wake up to something like this everyday.



veg garden




What I really love about Huntstile is how welcoming it is, the owners are on hand to answer any questions and they encourage children to take an interest in what is happening on the farm. Each morning we got up early to help feed the ducks, chickens, goats and pigs and learnt a lot about organic farming. You are also welcomed to walk around the property including their kitchen garden, polytunnel, duck pond and wheat and barley fields. You can also pick up a leaflet of walks around the farm and about a 15-20 min walk from the farm house on top of a hill is a little stone circle they have created. The walk is a gentle up hill the whole way but offers you some amazing views of Somerset and when you reach the top their is also some woodland to explore.


hiking

Somerset

Huntstile farm


You could spend nearly all of your stay not leaving the farm and yet still have lots of opportunities to connect with nature, relax or play a game of chess in the communal lounge. We did however spend sometime exploring the local area, which I will share more with you in my next post, but Huntstile is really a special place and provided some much needed calm and downtime as well as simple outdoor fun for all of us. 




 Thanks to Dorset Cereals for inviting us to stay at Huntstile.



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24 comments:

  1. Im not that great with Breakfast, I think I like sleep more than food at that time of the day but this does look so beautiful. Gorgeous pics and waffles sound perfection! x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary...I do love breakfast although everyone is different, my mother prefers lunch...although sleep is always good too :)

      Laura x

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  2. This looks amazing (and beautiful pictures). I love breakfast, it's my favourite meal of the day hands down x

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    1. Hey Gill
      I totally agree - breakfast is my fave!

      Laura x

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  3. Beautiful pics and what a fab way to spend a morning. I love breakfast too it's the best part of the day. x

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  4. This sounds like such a wonderful experience! Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day, and I can imagine eating it in such an idyllic location would make the experience even more enjoyable.

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    1. It totally did - such a beautiful setting - wish I could wake up every morning to that

      Laura x

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  5. Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day, and eating it in such a beautiful environment would've made it even more lovely! Thanks for sharing, and you take such wonderful photots.

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  6. This looks like a great place to go. I normally skip breakfast, but when i do i like to keep it light with just a bowl of cereal x

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah - yes it was a stunning place

      Laura x

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  7. Oh my, this looks such a gorgeous place. Great that the owners are on hand too. It looks idyllic.

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    1. Hey Melissa

      I totally recommend this place for a getaway - so beautiful and want to go back soon

      Laura x

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  8. I always tell my kids how important breakfast is but I'm not very good at doing family breakfast's together. It's sweet that you all spend breakfast together before rushing off to your busy work lives. This looks like a beautiful place to visit you were so lucky to get the chance to go there, I'm sure the kids really enjoyed spending some quality time with Mummy and Nanny too. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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    1. Thanks so much Fiona and always love to join in with Country Kids

      Laura x

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  9. That breakfast table looked heavenly. I love staying on or near a farm with the kids - it's the only amusement they need all holiday (pretty much).

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  10. This place looks absolutely gorgeous, Laura! Looks like you were lucky with the weather too. I am such a breakfast person - can't leave the house without it! x

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  11. Wow this place looks stunning. Would love to go. Where they serve breakfast is to die for x

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  12. your mum is such a glam granny, this place looks wonderful. What a lovely break x

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  13. It looks beautiful - stunning photography too!

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  14. Awww lovely place and not farm from where we are too! #MondayEscapes

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  15. What a simply gorgeous place to visit! And I agree, breakfast is the best....and getting it out is by far the best way! Love your photos. Thank you for linking up with #GlobalKids :)

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  16. What a beautiful place!
    Breakfast is also my favourite meal of the day. It must be lovely to have breakfast in this farm :D

    Thank you so much for joining #MondayEscapes

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