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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children 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


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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


Nightly price
from £95
Cot available.
2 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin
From £95



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

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Long Acre Farm. Our room was very comfortable and cosy, with a beautiful bathroom. We enjoyed walking around the beautifully maintained grounds and sitting in the garden, and exploring the villages and landscape of the local area. Joanna’s food was a particular highlight. We ate gorgeous homemade breakfasts and dinners including produce from the kitchen garden, and being lucky with the weather we even had magical meals outdoors. Thoroughly recommended!

Sam, London

Long Acre Farm is absolutely idyllic - such a beautiful spring weekend, the area is charming, teeming with racehorses and wildlife - there was even a blue tit nesting outside the bathroom window. The bedroom and bathroom were like something from a boutique hotel, very luxurious and the hosts very welcoming. Delicious breakfast provided by Joanna with fresh eggs from their own chickens and homemade Bircher muesli and granola. A real hidden gem which I’m very smug to have discovered.

Victoria, London

If you are in search of an idyllic country retreat then look no further - Long Acre Farm is a small but perfectly formed piece of heaven - a boutique B&B. The bedrooms are discreetly tucked away in the coachhouse offering privacy and total peace and quiet. Sumptuous bedrooms are beautifully decorated in an eclectic modern country style, furnished with unbelievably comfortable beds, and plenty of interesting books to read. Bathrooms equally delightful, spacious and with luxury toiletries aplenty! Delicious homemade breakfast is served in a private little kitchen. Couldn't recommend more highly!

Suzannah, London

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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.


Joanna Preston

Joanna ran a very successful catering business in London for many years and still goes up to cook for events. She moved here about a year ago and enjoys cooking for B&B guests. She describes her menus as rustic, seasonal and as organic as possible. 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. Joanna loves being in hospitality.