Breakfast Week 2016

Farm Stay UK Launches Ultimate ‘Breakfast Breaks’ Collection

- New collection highlighting the best farm-based B&B breakfasts across the country ahead of Breakfast Week (24-30 Jan)

To help celebrate Breakfast Week (24-30 January 2016), Farm Stay UK- specialist in farm-based breaks across the UK- has launched a new collection of Breakfast Breaks showcasing the finest breakfasts on offer at farmhouse B&Bs across the UK; ideal for foodies with a penchant for all things brekky.

From whiskey marmalade, plates piled high with waffles and farm-reared bacon and porridge with clotted cream and heather honey, to fry-ups sourced right on the farm and homemade jams and curds, the new collection includes delectable dishes to suit all travelling tastes, celebrating two great British institutions: the traditional fry-up and Great British B&B.

Farm Stay UK’s Breakfast Breaks start from just £75pp for a two night trip in January. The full collection can be viewed here, with highlights below:

Start your day the Kentish way - Brenley Farm House, Faversham, Kent

This traditional working Kentish farm, surrounded by paddocks and orchards, grows hops, pears, apples and cereal crops. Owner Maggie has won a Visit England award for her breakfasts and although the menu changes to reflect the seasons, there’s always home pressed apple juice, eggs, cherry jam and lemon curd from the farm served up to guests at the breakfast table. Sausages and bacon come from local farms and there are delicious fry-up alternatives on offer, such as smoked salmon and bagels, mushrooms on toast or homemade muesli and bread. Accommodation comes in the form of a large, elegant room in the Georgian farmhouse- complete with 6 foot bed to set you up with an excellent night’s rest for the day ahead.

2 night stays available from £185 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

Scottish specialities, ranch style - Ashcroft Farmhouse, Nr Edinburgh, Scotland

Just 10 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre sits this ranch style farmhouse set in award-winning landscaped gardens, and the owners have been running their B&B for 50 years- so they really do know a thing or two about what makes a great Scottish breakfast. Whether you’re off for some sightseeing or a round of golf, the owners- finalists in the AA’s ‘friendliest B&B’ awards in 2012- ensure you take time to enjoy a hearty and varied start to the day; Scotch pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and banana, Loch Fyne kippers, smoked Scottish salmon, award winning black pudding and haggis, homemade sausages, whiskey marmalade and porridge with Scottish heather honey are all on offer.

2 night stays are available from £160 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

Breakfast in bed - Dairy Barns B&B, Hickling, Norfolk

Deep in the Norfolk Broads and just 5 minutes from the beach, this 360 acre farm of grazing marshes and arable land serves a wonderful breakfast in the barn, or, for those who fancy a lie-in, a breakfast hamper with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, bread, cheese and ham delivered to your bedroom door. Make it to the barn and there’s a dresser piled with Emma Bridgewater bowls and groaning with fresh fruit salad, local apple juice and jams, toasted seeds, granola and yoghurt. Next up, take your pick from a traditional full English or try the homemade waffles- piled high with fresh fruit or eggs and bacon, for savoury lovers.

2 night stays are available from £150 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

Breakfast trifle heaven in Devon – Smallicombe Farm B&B, Colyton, Devon

Set in idyllic rolling Devonshire countryside between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, this smallholding sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; brimming with wildlife and offering a selection of impressive guest rooms, each boasting exposed beams, muted hues and comfy beds. On the breakfast menu there are sausages and bacon from the farm’s own prize-winning pigs and eggs from Buff Orpington chickens, as well as clotted cream porridge and a breakfast trifle packed with fruit and Devon dairy cream or yoghurt. As much as possible is ‘home-grown’ on the farm, and in the summer months fresh tomatoes are served from the garden to your plate, with glasses topped up with locally pressed apple juice.

2 night stays are available from £180 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

Yorkshire tea round the farmhouse table – Pickersgill Manor Farm , Nr Skipton, West Yorkshire

Within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Bolton Abbey, Harrogate, York and Brontë country, this family-run working farm serves up award-winning breakfasts around a giant table in the kitchen, creating a fantastic, sociable morning atmosphere for all guests. Fry-ups comprise of all locally-sourced produce, using sausages, black pudding, bacon and eggs from neighbouring farmers- sometimes made on Pickersgill’s own farm. Owner Lisa is striving for Gold at the World Marmalade Awards in 2016, having won Silver so far, whilst notching up an impressive AA Breakfast Award in 2015. Guests stay in a selection of the farmhouse’s en-suite rooms, all bright, comfy and emitting a ‘home away from home’ vibe.

2 night stays are available from £150 based on two sharing on a B&B basis.