Ramble Guides Field Notes, January 17, 2018:
Local Charm in the Quantock Hills - A Stay at Parsonage Farm, Somerset
Nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills in Somerset, in a little village called Over Stowey, you will find the delights of Parsonage Farm - a traditional 17th century farmhouse complete with log fires, beautiful gardens, cosy bedrooms and delicious food, with rambles into the countryside beginning right from the front-door. Run by Suki Lilienthal and Richard Ince, Parsonage Farm is the perfect place to escape and relax amidst the rolling hills and purple heather fields of the Quantocks. And that is exactly what I went to do earlier this month, spending two nights at the farm and becoming accustomed to slow-living and the peace and quiet of the hills - it was somewhat difficult to leave.
Athena Mellor, view the full article.
The Guardian, Saturday 24-01-09, Travel Feature:
This eclectic farmhouse with a 'go slow' attitude to food and hospitality is the perfect antithesis of boutique B&Bs.
"Hooves clop past as I descend for breakfast at a long table beside a fire and Suki's mini shop-on-a-windowsill. This is piled with multi-coloured socks from Vermont, handcrafts from Malawi, and a few bits of her own pottery (there is more in her studio outside). How fab, I can combine the mutual pleasures of swigging organic home-pressed apple juice and a little light shopping...
... I’m totally relaxed in this place, it’s slightly hippy, eclectic and wonderful. It’s not for you if you want giant wet rooms and Frette linen, but what’s on offer here has made a more lasting impression on me."
Sally Shalam, The Guardian, view the full Guardian article.
Go Slow England, by Alastair Sawday:
“The delight in being here comes from many sources- the family, their house, the garden , their values, the sheer beauty of it all....”
Country Homes and Interiors, August 2008:
“Food is so fresh here, it practically walks off the plate...”
Country Kitchen, September 2008:
Click here to see the article on Suki's Porridge.
We have also been in the May 2008 Guardian booklet:
Bed and Breakfast Directory, More than 1,000 of Britain’s Finest B&B’s