Long Acre Farm

Lambourn, Berkshire
Bed & Breakfast


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

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

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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Home truths

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

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

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.
2 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin
From £95

Reviews

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

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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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 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.