"ABSOLUTE BLISS"

"It says something about the first impressions of a place, when after five minutes of arriving you are planning subsequent stays but this was exactly what we were doing.

 

The farm itself is quite secluded. The yurts are tucked away in a quiet, sheltered spot in the orchard, overlooking fields as far as the eye can see. From the moment we arrived the feeling was one of total relaxation. This was helped by the fact that John and Heather seem to have thought of everything, from thoughtful touches in the kitchen, to plastic free handmade soap and shampoo in the well appointed shower room. Fluffy, soft towels are also provided meaning you really can make a weekend of it here with very little packing. There was a welcome pack containing the best of locally sourced produce, from the kind of bacon that does not shrink one bit, to local cloudy apple juice and even some rather nice wine.

 

The yurt itself is spacious and thoughtfully decorated in a style reminiscent of a Bedouin Tent. As darkness falls, the solar lights come on and it all twinkles and glows magically. There are extra candles if you wish, or brighter lights for reading. The small burner is easy to light and warms the yurt as well as lending a cosy glow.  Outside, you can either cook on the gas rings, or choose the fire bowl or barbecue. We chose the fire bowl, and stayed out late listening to the radio and roasting marshmallows under the stars. The only thing we wished we’d packed was our telescope when we realised how dark the skies were. Our hosts thoughtfully lent us one which just about sums up how helpful and welcoming they were.

 

At night, tired from all the fresh air, we retired to one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever had the pleasure to sleep on. A feather mattress topper and quality cotton sheets made this a truly luxurious stay. I wished we’d thought to ask where the pillows were from as they were amazing.

 

Farway itself is a scattering of thatched cottages with weeping willows, pleasant lawns and colourful borders. There are little wooden bridges that climb over streams and even a stream to drive through. Around every corner, is one delightful view after another. I think it’s simply one of the most breathtakingly picturesque areas of England."

 

K - May 2018