Long Acre Farm

Lambourn, Berkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7815 782518


There's even a Thelwell pony in the paddock at this pretty farmhouse in a secluded, idyllic valley near Lambourn

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You have your own entrance to a converted pigsty and your hosts are charming and generous so join is as much, or as little, as you want. Joanna is in her element creating organic breakfasts: homemade granola, fresh juice from their apples, often home baked bread and a full English if you want it – eat round the family dining table or in the private kitchen.

She’ll happily rustle up a packed lunch for you so hikers can walk up to White Horse Hill (four miles) or connect with the Ridgeway for 87 miles of glorious downland, secluded valleys and woodland. You’re near to elegant Buscot Park and the Faringdon Collection which includes paintings by Rembrandt and Murillo.

Bedrooms are sumptuous with underfloor heating, speedy broadband and plenty of books but you can also use the Stable barn with a cosy wood-burner and a telly which can play DVDs. The walled garden is yours to sit in on balmy days, you can walk up to the gallops on the edge of the farm to watch the horses train, and Joanna can give you an organic supper – she is an outstanding cook.

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We think you'll love

  • Joanna's cooking
  • The idyllic countryside setting
  • The generosity of spirit
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You should know

  • You can't walk to a pub
  • You're surrounded by animals

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: We are fully booked through to the end of October - please come and stay another time!

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
10am
Closed
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Lunch on request, £5-20. Dinner, 2 courses, £25, 3 courses, £30. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Cot available.
1 Double
From £95
1 Twin
From £95

Accommodation

Reviews

Long Acre farm is one of the loveliest places we have ever stayed. Joanna is a gracious host with a true flair for interiors and food — every last detail was thoughtful and luxurious. Our daughter loved meeting some of the animals on the farm. A perfect visit!

Tracy, London

The epitome of rustic luxury, Longacre Farm is idyllic and the perfect place to escape. Staying here was such a treat, with the cosiest bedroom, roll top bath, Joanna’s totally delicious food (homemade bread, homemade jam, freshly-laid eggs), and dogs and ponies never too far away, there is so much to love about this gorgeous B&B. We’ll definitely be back!

Laura, London

At times when travelling has become so uncertain and dependent on rules, having had the pleasure to stay at Joanna’s and Mark’s has been such an incredible luxury. For us, this small escape has scored 10 on every level of our scale of travel appreciation. Food: Joanna’s simple yet effortless cooking was enhanced by the quality of her ingredients straight from her kitchen garden, unbelievably tasty and fresh. Interiors and comfort: a tastefully curated selection of objects and artwork gave us that cosy home away from home feeling. Hospitality: close to nothing we’ve experienced before. A must!

Pauline, London

Joanna was an amazing host, very welcoming and easy-going. We were treated to banana cake and tea upon arrival and shown to our gorgeously cozy room. As we arrived rather late in the day, Joanna very kindly prepared our three-course supper and catered for our various dietary requirements. Oh....my....word! Not only was the food incredibly delicious (and nutritious)....it was ART on a plates! Our twin beds were a delight and we slept like logs. I would definitely recommend a stay at Long Acre Farm!

Celie, London

Our recent short stay at Long Acre Farm was lovely. Very welcoming and attentive hosts, including their two adorable dogs! Our room was pretty and cosy, and the bathroom luxurious. The idyllic farm setting allows for great walks straight from the door. Joanna's cooking is fabulous, using fresh ingredients from the garden. We had two delicious dinners, with all my awkward food intolerances accommodated, and two lovely, plentiful breakfasts. We felt very Covid-secure during our stay, with accommodation and dining separate from the main house, and hand sanitiser provided. Highly recommend!

Nichola, Rayleigh

This B&B was just right for spending a long weekend in the countryside with our two friends. The bedrooms & bathrooms were spacious and tasteful, the breakfasts classy and delicious, and the small touches like fresh flowers in our room and homemade cake at tea time were well thought out by Joanna, the owner. Being able to relax on a bench in the field and enjoy the views and ponies was an added bonus. I would highly recommend a stay.

Caroline, London

The only problem with my visit to Long Acre Farm was that I couldn't stay longer. I'd planned a mad 220 mile off road cycle ride and the culmination of my last day was to stay with Jo and Mark. Though her culinary reputation preceded her, I was overwhelmed by the extraordinary meal Jo prepared. It looked like an artwork, and tasted sensational. Making a gluten free pastry based dish is not easy, but she evidently had no trouble, it was delicious. My Long Acre Farm stay was my post-lockdown highlight - but next time ... I'm staying longer ... Thanks Jo & Mark.

Adrian, Cambridge

Long Acre Farm was one of our favourite places we have ever stayed in the UK. We can not wait to go back! For us, it was the perfect country escape from the city. Joanna’s beautifully designed rooms, unbelievably delicious meals and stunning property made for a perfect and relaxing weekend in the countryside. We hope to visit regularly. We were enchanted! We also loved all of the great recommendations of things to do in the area and want to come back for some more exploring. Highly, highly recommend!

Leah, London

Long Acre Farm exceeds expectations in every way. We stayed for one night & we will be back. The farm is beautiful, Jo to cooked dinner for us which was delicious. The bedroom was gorgeous, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast in the morning was a delight, sitting in the kitchen with a log fire burning, admiring the views and eating homemade granola, compote, bircher muesli, fresh eggs and bacon. As always it is the little things that make such a difference, the warm welcome from Mark and Jo, the little bottles of sloe gin to try, hot water bottles, the peace and quiet, it was perfection!

Roseanna, London

Wonderful place in a lovely countryside setting, bedrooms are beautiful, cosy, comfortable and well-equipped, Joanna is very helpful, friendly and a great cook. My family and I spent two very pleasant days in the farm and we hope to come back in the future, because this is a place you cannot forget.

Cinzia, Udine, Italy

We had such an amazing stay. Joanna was so helpful and getting everything planned out and set up before we arrived and the farm is just stunning. She helped with recommendations for local pubs and things to do in the area as well. We had all three rooms, all are beautifully appointed and it is the little touches like the homemade flapjack with tea when we arrived and the homemade rhubarb vodka that made the whole trip extra special. We had dinner in and the meal was fabulous- such a lovely setting in the main farmhouse. I would highly recommend a stay here and can’t wait to go back!

Sarah, London

Had a wonderful stay at Joanna’s place together with my girlfriend. Although having stayed at quite a few b&b’s across England this was by far the most authentic and hospitable place I have had the pleasure of spending a weekend at. I recommend anyone who enjoys a proper British country experience, delicious food and exquisite wine to visit Joanna’s - it is a truly unique and authentic place, and Joanna and her family’s hospitality is second to none.

William, London

We loved everything about our visit to Long Acre! It's set in the most beautiful surroundings, with a lovely short walk around the farm. The accommodation is done to a very high standard but feels homely and cosy. And the food is exceptional! We paid for the 3 course dinner cooked up by Joanna using ingredients from the farm and garden, and we can't compliment the chef enough! Joanna herself was super warm and friendly, and made sure we felt completely at home. Can't wait to come back!

Naomi, london

We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend stay at Long Acre. The accommodation is set in the most stunning surroundings and our beautiful room was incredibly comfortable. Joanna is a very generous hostess and we enjoyed her fantastic home cooking at supper and breakfast. Should we be in the area again, we would not hesitate to come back.

Claire, London

Beautiful, clean, stunning location and very comfortable. We didn’t want to leave!

Camilla, London

We had a lovely stay at Joanna’s property, everything was immaculate, the breakfast was incredible, and we had booked the evening meal not to be missed. We hope to return and stay longer. Mary and Tim Norfolk.

Mary, Sheringham

We had such a wonderful stay at Long Acre Farm. It was honestly perfect and felt extremely luxurious. I adored the decoration, the flowers, the food, the books and most of all Joanna's generosity. The homemade food and drink (Elderflower, banana ice cream scones, mint tea, apple & grape juice etc) was delicious and I really wish we had stayed for dinner. I will definitely be coming to stay again and couldn't recommended Long Acre Farm enough.

Jemima, London

I stayed here the night before my wedding, with my bridesmaids. Joanna was a wonderful host, and very kindly allowed us a late checkout so we could get ready for the wedding the next morning. Eating breakfast outdoors under the trees with a huge vase of wild flowers on the table was a highlight. The stay felt truly luxurious and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Long Acre. A little piece of heaven!

Rosa, Falmouth

We really enjoyed our stay in this amazing B&B. Beautiful and idelic setting with fantastic food cooked by the owner. They use a lot of their own produce. We will definitely be back!

Claudine, London

Long Acre Farm is a wonderful spot, with just the right mix of privacy and guest interaction to make you feel like a welcome addition to Joanna and Mark’s country lifestyle. The rooms are fabulous - the most comfortable and well appointed we’ve stayed in, Jo’s cooking is delicious, and the surrounding landscape is a perfect backdrop for long morning meanders. I came across this new listing by accident and what a fortuitous accident it was. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

Claire, Sydney

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're just outside Lambourn, affectionately known as The Valley of the Racehorse. It's a country pursuits sort of area with walking on the Ridgeway, riding at Little Hidden Farm (18 mins in the car), studying the gallops from Joanna's garden, and helping to feed the sheep or collect eggs. Racing at Newbury (30 minutes), antique hunting throughout the county and Highclere castle is near. The excellent Childrey Stores is ten minutes by car and has fabulous groceries – you can also have coffee or lunch there. Pamper yourself at Staddle Stone Spa – highly recommended by Joanna.

Local points of interest from Joanna Preston

  • White Horse hill is a family favourite and is only 5 minutes drive to the Ridgeway. Park up and walk along one of 'Britains oldest roads'. A 25 minute walk, with stunning landscapes to the north and south you will approach the Uffington White Horse.
  • Visit the wonderful Ashdown House, a 10 minute drive from here. A most unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs. The woodland is open all year as is King Alfred's Castle, a small iron age hill fort.
  • Hungerford is hive of activity for those keen on antiques, check out the Emporium next to the quirky but fabulous 'Hungerford Bookshop'. There's a super silver shop, 'Styles', amazing jeweler, 'Furr& Co', and delectable cafe, 'Eliane'.
  • The picturesque village of Childrey with duck pond and geese is worth a drop in, particularly as Childrey Stores is divine. It's so much more than your local store, with thoughtfully sourced produce, coffee, brunch and lunch, flowers, books and lots more.
  • The farm is situated in the famous 'Valley of the Racehorse'. With gallops that border our land you are never far from spying these exquisite animals. But it's not just horses, we regularly see deer and you can set your clock by the hooting of the owls.
  • This was the home of Noel Carrington, brother of Dora, who was famously involved with Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury set. The farm house is featured in 'Living in Vogue' 1984, and also in 'English Cottages' by Tony Evans and Candida Lycett Green.

Introducing

Joanna Preston

Joanna ran a very successful catering business in London for many years and still goes up to cook for events. She bought the property in 2007, moved here with her family in 2017 and now enjoys holding cooking presentations and cooking for B&B guests. She describes her menus as rustic, and seasonal dinners are foraged from their organic vegetable garden. She breeds her own Jacob sheep and cooks with locally sourced game. The farm has its own bore hole and all water is provided in carafes or jugs, not plastic bottles.