Bed and Breakfast

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 manner.

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.

Distances

M5 - Junction 26 - 5 miles

M5 - Junction 27 - 8 miles

A303 southbound - 10 miles

A303 northbound - 9 miles

Hemyock pub

‘The Catherine Wheel’ - ½ mile

Culmstock pub

‘The Culm Valley Inn’ - 2 miles

Clayhidon pub

‘The Half Moon’ - 2 miles

All serve food

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