We have been offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our beautiful home, formerly
the Hemyock Rectory, for ten years. The house is not just a family home but a small,
working farm with Dexter Cattle, Jacob Sheep, sometimes pigs and always chicken.
There are horses too.
Built in 1855 the house is more Georgian than Regency and sympathetic renovations
have brought the house into the twenty-first century in an understated and comfortable
Rooms are spacious and light, the sitting-room is at your disposal, the boudoir grand
piano awaits musical fingers and there are stacks of books to browse through. This
is a house to relax in, to rest and to soak up the peace and tranquility
Guests are offered breakfast in the huge, farmhouse kitchen or, if the morning is
sunny and warm, by the tall window in the sitting-room or even outside on the terrace.
The bread is always homemade, the marmalade too and when in season fresh raspberries
or strawberries will be on the table. The eggs are laid by the six chicken who live
in the old, cobbled yard with ‘Booster’ the rooster. The bacon is locally sourced
and tomatoes will be from the greenhouse.
Hemyock is within The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) blackdownhillsaonb.org
and the surrounding, hilly countryside is a patchwork of small fields and woods,
criss-crossed with footpaths and streams. The River Culm flows through the village
giving its name to the neighbouring village of Culmstock and the hamlet of Culm Davey.