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My husband and I have just spent a gorgeous weekend at this lovely little B&B .. amazing hosts, fab location, great food .. 48 hours of R&R - heaven !
Sam and Jo made us feel incredibly welcome . The rooms are spacious and perfectly designed - i loved the cosy window seat - reading my book looking out at the view ! Small details well thought out that make all the difference ! Highly recommend x
By far the highlight on our first visit to the UK was our stay at Weeke Barton. The grounds were stunning with a surprise table/chairs, landscaping art, Coco, or breathtaking view around literally every corner on this piece of property. Our weather was perfect, so we spent most of our time outdoors, but inside was a fabulous treat as well. I think you could take a white glove across every surface and not find a speck of dirt or dust, the trendy-chic-yet comfortable decor and vibe was homey and yet also a treat. Every detail is thought of (bubble bath!? yes please! comfy robes?! sure!) in the rooms. The breakfasts are outstanding....and if you are lucky enough that they are serving dinner while you are there, definitely take advantage of Jo's amazing cooking! I could go on and on about Weeke Barton, but I have to sum it up by saying that Jo and Sam have the GIFT of hospitality. They are great to talk with about the area, or about America :), they truly love what they do and it shows. They offer their personal HOME to others, and that involves a lot of trust on their part, as they welcome strangers into the beauty they've created and make you feel like a friend. Jo and Sam- congratulations on using your true gifts to welcome us to your home, and for sharing your Big Country Love with the world. We hope our travels bring us back to Weeke Barton some day! THANK YOU!!!
Have you ever been anywhere where there's no need to lock any doors, where you're greeted like an old friend, where the bar is self service and it all gets worked out at the end, where the owners give you directions and a proper OS map to enjoy your adventures, where you sit with other guests to enjoy a glass of wine and supper as the sun goes down, where the rooms are filled with character and charm? Well if you decide you want those things then go to Weeke Barton. Sam and Jo do an amazing job and balance chic intimacy with leaving you in absolute blissful peace! I only have one complaint and that's my fault - I didn't book to stay longer... but I'm sure I'll be back.
We booked this wonderful house for my wife's special birthday celebrations and were joined by family and friends. The house is very spacious with 5 impressive bedrooms, all with On-suite bathrooms. It is set in a spectacular location, with excellent views over countryside. The garden is huge, with plenty of garden space and chairs and tables where you can sit an enjoy a glass of wine or two!. Final 2 words - "Just perfect!"
I stayed with my two young children (aged nearly 2 & nearly 4). Great, simple, delicious meals served which both myself and the children enjoyed. I liked the communal eating and we met some very interesting people. The kids fell in love with the dog Coco, and spent the whole time in the garden playing catch with her. The decor was luxurious, but very comfortable. The area beautiful and I loved the absolute silence at night. Thank you for our wonderful stay.
“Wonderfully comfy bed, amazing shower and our dinner was lovely which was specially catered for us as we let them know we were vegetarian. The owners are super friendly and care about their guests and their comfort. Highly recommended, we'll be back!”
“Fantastic hidden gem. I could not rate this beautiful place highly enough. I only stayed one night on business would love to return in the future. Stunning place.”
Come evening, we gathered around the huge slate-topped table for a laid-back dinner with other guests. I have to admit that I’m not normally a fan of communal dining on holiday, but the relaxed vibe meant conversation flowed easily and we all ended up lingering in the bar long after our meal. And the food was delicious: simple, home-cooked fare such as Dexter beef pie and warming damson crumble, packed with seasonal flavours. Jo has a penchant for all things local and organic, and if it’s not homemade then it’s sourced nearby; she’s even creating a biodynamic kitchen garden, and she rears her own pigs..”
Keeping in touch with faraway friends when you have small children isn’t always easy. Zero energy to host and usually not enough space to accommodate.
A self-catering weekend seems the only sensible solution but is that really a break for anyone? What usually happens to us is the girls in the group, keen not to leave anything too last minute, end up doing the food shop, meal planning, cooking… Basically running a hotel for a weekend.
Not my idea of fun. Especially now I have two toddlers demanding my attention 24/7.
What you need is some kind of magical place: big enough to accommodate a few families and friends but small enough to be exclusive. A place where you can eat, drink and relax without worrying about cooking and mess.
It just so happens we’ve found this place…a couple of miles down the road: Weeke Barton.
Fantastic place to stay. Kids loved the garden space and they didn’t want to leave. Bedrooms were gorgeous and bed so very comfy. A wonderful holiday for us and our friends
Weeke Barton is simply stunning. The property itself is excellently furnished - modern touches yet retaining its character. We rented out the whole property for a family holiday and it was perfect. There is a lot of space for ball games and it comes with a pétanque pitch. Jo is a wonderful host and is very helpful. Thoroughly recommended!
What a fabulous place. The house is spacious and interesting; with all of the rooms being decorated to the highest standard. We loved the excellent bedrooms; dining room and bar. The gardens are to die for and with 2 children and 2 dogs in our party we were able to experience most of the areas and all have come back exhausted. Whilst it is in a secluded location it is easy to find and the roads aren’t too narrow (unless you take a wrong turning). Even with a party of 10 there is lots of space here to relax in small groups or come together. Thank you Jo.