Westcountry's Hidden Gem
The Blackdown Hills form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateaux, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. This special place is home to wildlife and people, with valuable habitats existing alongside living, working communities. Unique geology creates an exceptional environment where rare plant, insect and invertebrate species can flourish.
About The Alford Family
Melanie and her family have lived and farmed in and around the Blackdown Hills for generations, raising prize-winning pedigree cattle and sheep. The acquisition of the neighbouring farm and modern Wayside farmhouse in 2010 enabled Melanie to realise an ambition and share this beautiful part of the Blackdown Hills, by starting Blackdown Luxury Lettings.
For many years, both Wayside and Millgrove House have catered for family holidays, stag and hen parties, corporate meetings, large groups and relaxing breaks, with many happy guests returning year after year. Blackdown Luxury Lettings has since added Foxhill Lodge, a modern barn conversion set on the Alford family farm.