The Farmyard at the Newt opens June 1st

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I was one of the first to let you know of the plans for the Farmyard at the Newt as we heard about it first when staying at the Newt in October 2019.

The lady who welcomed us got talking about their future plans with the Farmyard at the Newt and told us how it would be more geared towards families.

Finally the Farmyard at the Newt is opening

After planning to open it in 2020, the Pandemic stopped their plans but it now looks like the Farmyard at the Newt will open June 1st.

They turned an adjacent farm estate, Shatwell House, into what I would call their own version of Soho Farmhouse. A series of 17 accommodations units, many self-catering with a private garden/space for most of them arranged around a central courtyard with a series of services for guests.

The first photos of the Farmyard at the Newt are now available on their site and you can also book a room. As usual, with the Newt, many of the weekends are booked months in advance so get in there quickly!

Their plans indicate a ‘pool barn’ which I understood from the lady in the Newt would be a spa and have an indoor pool, an activity/play area for children, a croquet lawn, a breakfast room, a games room, a buggy parking.

Book the top of the Farmhouse for your family

The original buildings are Grade II listed and have been restored and improved, with many of them retaining their unique quality and materials.

The rooms have adopted a slight more rustic mood but still look absolutely beautiful. The use of natural materials such as stone, Cornish slate, oak and glass matches the modesty of the original buildings which were a former dairy or barn.

In the original farmhouse, some room are quite elegant with marble bathrooms and original fireplaces. At the top of the Farmhouse via a private stairwell is a floor made for families. Two bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with wet-room style waterfall shower. And then there are rooms with personal steam pods. Finally, up in the eaves you’ll find space to breathe with our two loftiest suites, The Stalls and Apple Loft.

The main public space will be a bar with all day food, more relaxed than the formal restaurant at Hadspen House, the main hotel at the Newt. There is also an indoor pool and a spa.

In the gallery above, I kept the plans and initial photos that I had collected on this post. It’s quite interesting to view the project and the final realisation.

We have booked another stay at the Newt for October half term this year. I’ll make sure to do the 20 minutes walk between the two areas and report back here!

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