Beautiful Barley Close Farm Bed & Breakfast Hawkchurch Axminster East Devon B&B

Barley Close in bloom
View from the table
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"This must be the loveliest view from the breakfast table ever, thank you for your hospitality"    S Evans Cheltenham
View of the farm from the top field
Lyme Regis is only a short drive from the farm, famous for it's sandy beach and sheltered swimming.
The view from the breakfast table
Near by woodland walks
Quiet and beautiful barley close

Hello, Welcome to Barley Close Farm, We believe there can be few better places to visit than the West Country. Why not enjoy a night or two or perhaps a week, staying in East Devon on our quiet farm.

The Farm and the village of Hawkchuch

Barley Close is perfect for country walks along nice quiet footpaths through the surrounding countryside and it is a pleasant walk up to the village of Hawkchurch 3/4 of a mile away.

Hawkchurch is known as the village of roses and in Hawkchurch church there is a beautiful stained glass window of roses. Also there is the “Old Inn” pub where you can enjoy some local ales or a meal after a long day or walking or sight seeing.

Places of interest to visit locally

Axminster, 6 Miles away. The locals market town, and famous for the well known, Axminster Carpets, still made at the local factory. Visit Axminster on a Thursday and browse around the market stalls, which sell anything from clothes to cakes, pots to pans. There is a main line station in Axminster. We are ideally suited for visiting Axminster Power Tools showroom suppliers of everything for woodworking, hobbies, crafters and general use. Axminster Power Tools hold enjoyable and informative wood working and turning skill courses for all levels.

Axminster also boasts Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls Canteen where you can sit and enjoy eating lunch, dinner or just a cup of tea as the world passes by or even travel a few miles more to their River Cottage HQ and book a meal or take part on one of their many exciting courses about many different foods, Game, Mushroom picking, Curing meat to name a few..

Lyme Regis, 6 Miles away. Famous for the setting of the film “ The French Lieutenant’s woman” Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside town with a harbour and a promenade. With a safe beach for swimming, why not go off in search of fossils as the local cliffs and jurassic coast shoreline are famous for the fossils found here.

In Devon, for coastal towns visit Seaton, Budliegh Salterton, Exmouth, with a 2 mile sea front, Beer and Beer Head with 400 ft chalk cliffs, Torquay or Plymouth . Or try the north Devon coast with Clovelly, Barnstaple , Bude , and spectacular Lynton and Lynmouth. Drive inland to Dartmoor , visit Two Bridges, Dartmeet, where east and west Dart rivers meet in a spectacular valley, look for Dartmoor ponies. Call at Buckfastleigh and see Buckfast Abbey, take a ride on the Dart Valley Steam Railway. Visit Exeter and its beautiful Cathedral.


Walking in East Devon

walk out of the door, turn right or left and you have miles of great country walking...

view maps and walking ideas ...

previous guests comments

don't take our word for it, take a moment to read some of the comments left by our guests...

One word -  Fantastic                       
FO Denmark

This must be the loveliest view from the breakfast table ever, thank you for your hospitality       
S Evans Cheltenham

Thanks for another wonderful stay,   
L Carey Shoreham-by-sea  

What a wonderful view - what a quiet place to live   
MR Italy

Nothing compliments a healthy breakfast better than a beautiful view, thank you       
K Tuck USA

A true haven for the weary walker, many thanks       
P Hawker Glos  

Loved the fresh air, beautiful fields, flower garden, lovely views. this is a heavenly place       
S Jones Arizona

Yes we did feel home! in the garden of eden, thanks for the warm hospitality       
M P Netherlands  

So peaceful and relaxing, excellent food and hospitality, look forward to returning       
MM Wiltshire  

Outstanding hospitality- thank you Janet                    
F White Ireland




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