The Breakfast Basket awaiting your arrival in The Retreat and Acorns Apartment.
Guests in "Acorns" or "The Retreat" have a Breakfast Basket full of goodies waiting for them on arrival - ample supply for your visit.
Taste of the West The Overall Winner of "Best in the South West" Guest Accommodation 2013
Food Miles and Local Produce
We take our food seriously here in Devon, this area of foodie heaven. We would like to tell you where we source our produce so you can be reassured that we know the provenance of all our food and drink.
Local Fairtrade and Clipper Teas & Coffee & Miles refreshments: Food miles are important to us so we try to use suppliers who are close to Hedgehog Corner. Some of our suppliers are nationally known now such as Clipper Fairtrade Teas from Beaminster (Gold Taste of the West 2012) just 9 miles away. Introducing Miles Cafetiere coffee & hot chocolate, a local family run business in Somerset - 53 miles from us. Their coffee beans are rosted in Porlock since 1888 - imported from all over the world.
Local milk and free range eggs: Our milk comes from the Yarty Dairies at Yarcombe (Silver Taste of the West 2012), a little village just over a few hills and delivered by John Ody. John, a neighbouring farmer, provides us with his very own free range eggs. He is passionate about preserving the old farming ways and the abundance of flora and fauna on his farm has just been mapped by Dorset Wild Life Trust.
Local Apple & Orange juice: We enjoy a day out to Four Elms Fruit Farm 20 miles away at Newton Poppleford to collect bottles of apple juice. They have won numerous prizes in the Taste of West, including non alcoholic drink Winner 2014.
Frobishers delicious orange juice with no artificial preservatives, colour or sweeters, pasteurized to keep the freshness and taste, all produced in nearby Exeter.
Home Made Bread
Our freshly baked homemade bread is made using a variety of flours from the family run Wessex Mill: Strong White, Six Seed, Wholemeal, Sunflower Seed, Gluten Free and Apple & Cinnamon. (Please request Gluten Free prior to arrival or if you have a preferred choice from the above). Butter is also locally sourced from Wyke Farm, Bruton.
Olive Oil: We use the very best olive oil from Elanthy for our bread. Their cold pressed olive oil comes from the Koreniki olive tree from their own mill in Kalamata, Greece with fresh oil delivered monthly to the Elanthy base in the Cotswolds. Cornish Sea Salt is also used in the bread making process with Doves Farm yeast.
Ganesha, the natural wholefood shop in Axminster, just 2 miles away, provides all the ingredients for our extremely popular home mix, fruit filled muesli, including jumbo organic oats and malted organic wheat flakes. (Note: nuts & peanuts).
Local Moores biscuits: The delicious biscuit selection found on your tea tray are from Moores in the neighbouring village of Morecombelake. They also have a retail shop – well worth a visit to purchase pretty tins of biscuits and cakes as gifts to take home.
Preserves: We have our very own Hedgehog Corner preserves in Marmalade with Whisky & Finest Extra Strawberry to accompany our freshly baked homemade bread.
Selection of individually boxed (32g) Kellogs cereals, including porridge in individual Quaker pots (who hold the Royal Warrant) are also in the basket with useful kitchen foil, kitchen roll, cooking oil and condiments.
We recommend guests visit "The Old Watch House" fresh wet fish shop at the Cobb in Lyme Regis and "Moore's Biscuits" also have a well stocked shop, ideal for gifts, in nearby Morecombelake on the A35.
"Millers Farm Shop" just 3 minutes drive along the A35 in Kilmington is superb with a huge selection of locally produced meats, jams, cakes, fruit and vegetables as well as other groceries. Thoroughly worth a visit
Overall Winner Hospitality Guest Accommodation Taste of the West 2013
5 Star Food Safety Grading EDDC 2015