Moorbath Farmhouse is not an hotel but it is jolly comfortable and well-equipped. Connie and Ed aren't keen to change the centuries old interior rooms much so not every room is ensuite. However, bathrooms are big and shared by no more than two rooms. The vibe is very much comfy country house with lots of character. There is also the bonus of an indoor lap pool and a traditional bowling alley! Take a look at the Moorbath Farmhouse site to see more pictures and to read the reviews. See Floorplan below.
Moorbath Farmhouse is 400 years old and there are cobbles and steps/different levels outside and stairs and different levels inside. Sadly, it is not able to accommodate anyone with access/mobility issues.
You'll be living very much as a community...a family. Participants really enjoy this relaxed atmosphere of mucking in and sharing as it builds a real bond and enables everyone to get the max out of the experience. In fact, one guest said that the 'family living was one of the best things' about his visit. Lunch and supper are prepared ready for whoever's in charge that day to heat up following instructions. Catering is by Symondsbury Kitchen, who are just up the road.
Food is, as far as possible, homemade and locally-sourced. A typical day might look like this:
Breakfast: No set time! Just be ready for your morning session which starts at 10am! Help yourself to Dorset Cereals, local milk, yoghurt and butter, homemade jams and marmalades, Marmite (of course), locally-baked bread and a selection of fruit (no… not so local). Juice. Good ground coffee and Dorset tea.
Lunch at 1: Fresh bread (sourdough etc), local cheeses and a nice bowl of homemade soup. Maybe a salad. Depends on the season.
Supper at 7:30pm: Emphasis on freshness and flavour. Example: cannelloni of leeks with a rich cheese sauce; Thai green curry with mangetout, peppers and thai sweetcorn.
Throughout the day, tea/coffee/water and a cake at teatime.
Booze: We don't have a licence so you can bring your own or order from the Waitrose run and we'll bill you at cost.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: We can accommodate coeliacs and specific allergies. We cannot cater for strict vegans, I am afraid. The menu is vegetarian, partly out of consideration for the planet, partly because it eliminates issues with catering for a comparatively small number ( being very honest here!). You won't feel deprived; in fact, vegetarian is where it's at, flavour and innovation-wise...and it's not for long, if you are a real carnivore!