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Abbey Farm Review

Abbey Farm is situated in the heart of England on the border of Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Near enough to the motorway to be useful and far enough away to be peaceful. This is a quiet, comfortable base in the heart of the Midlands, whether you’re on business or a holiday, and within easy reach of Midland towns, cities and motorways. Abbey Farm

Dog friendly Abbey Farm, WarwickshiireI must confess that there are a small number of places where I have stayed which I am, selfishly, reluctant to let others to know about. So good are they that I am afraid that when I try to book again they will not be able to fit me in. This is one of those places, and so, although Abbey Farm needs to be experienced, I certainly hope not to find it fully booked for my next visit! The farm has been renovated in keeping with the style of the original buildings, using recycled materials wherever possible. The farmhouse is full of beams, brick walls and stone floors and its rooms are en-suite, comfortable and tastefully decorated.

Abbey Farm has two self-catering units, converted from a brick and slate barn. They are light and airy with exposed brick and wooden beams. These consist of a bed-sitting room with twin or double beds. Each unit has a wood-burning stove, television and chairs. The bathroom is en-suite with a shower. A separate kitchen is well fitted with the necessary equipment and has room for a small table and chairs.

The bed and breakfast rooms are in the main house. One room has twin beds and the other a double and a single, making an ideal family room. They have television, and tea and coffee-making facilities are provided. The rooms are en-suite with a shower, and also have wireless network access if you need to keep in touch with the outside world. The delicious full English breakfast is cooked using local food as available. Breakfast is not something I usually take but this was well worth the experience, even if I didn't find it easy to do my agility runs afterwards!

Abbey Farm pond Returning to Abbey Farm at the end of a busy day was a real pleasure. We walked through the farm, passing fruit bushes with raspberries just begining to show, rhubarb at its best and gooseberries producing juicy-looking pale green fruits. Taking in the sound of silence after a noisy and hot day, I sat by the pond while the dogs took a well-deserved dip to cool off and relax. Equally enjoyable was the walk back to our room for something to eat for the three of us, and a glass of chilled wine (for me)!
Departing for home at the end of our visit and clutching bunches of freshly picked asparagus, I look forward to my next visit to Abbey Farm, this time with my husband - yes, these gems really are worth sharing.


wildlife and walks

Abbey Farm Jon and Sally, the owners, have been here for about 30 years and they farm sympathetically with the countryside. Diversity of wildlife is encouraged and nest boxes attract a wide range of birds, including barn owls and little owls. Buzzards hover around the farm and perch on the telegraph poles. Harvested rainwater is used for irrigation.

A planned walk will take you through the fruit orchards, past the asparagus beds to where the sheep graze by a small lake. Alternatively, you can relax in the walled garden and enjoy the flowers and sunken pond.



Abbey Farm, Warwickshire
Walkers can join The Fosse Way, which was one of the principal roads of Roman Britain, at Fosse Meadows Nature Reserve or enjoy Burbage Common and Woods which is around 4 miles away. Further afield, Warwickshire has some lovely walking which includes trails along disused railway lines and walks along canal towpaths. The Shakespeare Way is a 146-mile route going from Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare's Globe in London.

The Setting of Abbey Farm

The farm is a 25-acre smallholding set at the end of a half-mile lane, bordered by hedges, trees and fields. The owners grow asparagus and soft fruits, and an orchard of cherries, plums, apples and pears is also now in production. The gently undulating countryside surrounding the farm is punctuated by woodland and attractive villages. The main house and the self-catering units are set around an attractive cobbled courtyard, reminiscent of an Italian country house. There is a most beautiful walled garden to one side, which guests are welcome to enjoy, absolutely packed with flowers, climbing plants and interesting objects.

Location of Abbey Farm

Centrally located off the M69 and within easy reach of places such as Stratford, Warwick and Rugby.

 



Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Abbey Farm Map
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Abbey Farm
Hinckley Road
Wolvey
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 3HQ

Telephone: 01455 220322
Email: abbeyfarmbandb@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.abbeyfarm.org.uk
Abbey Farm Walled Garden
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