The Foody Traveller Reviews Alkham Court Farmhouse
Alkham Court Farmhouse: It was dark when we drove up the country lane and turned into the courtyard of Alkham Court Farmhouse. The lane was obviously winding its way through deep countryside. However, it wasn’t until the next morning when walking the few yards across the courtyard from my room to the main building and the lovely Oak room, with its exposed beams and big windows, for breakfast that I realised just how glorious is its location. The view was idyllic –obviously great walking or horse riding country – yet the coast is only a couple or so miles away.
Wendy and Neil Burrows owners of Alkham Court can be justifiably proud of their five star certification and even more so of being awarded the accolade of 2013 Gold Winner of Visit England’s Best Bed & Breakfast. Unfortunately we had arrived somewhat later than planned so had to decline our hosts’ tempting offer of a complimentary drink in front of the cosy wood burner in favour of quick unpack and change for dinner.
I was staying in Pheasant Room, one of the four self-contained guest rooms each with their own private entrance. The rooms have a traditional air of comfort but with stylish modern touches. Mine was decorated in restful shades of creamy beige with accent points of turquoise provided by two armchairs, plus to my delight, a vase of fresh white roses on the table. On the sideboard stood a Nespresso coffee maker, goodies and still and sparkling mineral water. In my very modern bathroom which was equipped with Gilchrist & Soames goodies -a big wet-room style shower.
The three ground floor rooms offer disabled access with a ramp and are wheelchair accessible with good-sized bathrooms. Also in the grounds is a building has been converted to accommodate a sauna and hot tub which is complimentary for guests. Other facilities include fresh milk, fruit and homemade cake available at any time, packed lunches can be provided as can homemade soup with crusty bread for anybody requiring a light lunch or an evening snack.
As with Magnolia House, the breakfast the next morning was a sumptuous affair. A side-table groaning with goodies and again there was absolutely delicious bacon, beautifully cooked scrambled eggs and excellent bread. www.alkhamcourt.co.uk
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