Winter has certainly arrived, and Christmas is fast approaching – a day full of festive cheer and celebrations, spent with our closest loved ones. But 2020 has been a strange year; with many of us experiencing periods of furlough, redundancy and/or national lockdowns, we have spent so much time at home already! Why not end this year on a happier note and celebrate this Christmas in your own “home away from home”?
Whisk your family away for a seasonal staycation at Redbrick Barn and Studio. If you’re a keen cook like me, our luxury barn conversion is ideal for cooking a tasty Christmas dinner for all the family to enjoy. Situated within the picturesque Exe Valley, we are perfectly placed to explore the sights and sounds that mid Devon has to offer; so, why not cook up a storm this Christmas at Redbrick Barn?!
Local Devonshire Delicacies
Devon is home to some of the UK’s favourite foods, with our fertile pastures, temperate waters and an increasing responsibility to the environment ensuring for various tasty local delicacies. Tourists flock from near and afar to enjoy our rich clotted cream, sweet amber cider, freshly-caught crab and tender, flavoursome beef.
For many centuries, the county has been a chief exporter of quality dairy produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, and meat and fish. Several high-profile restaurant owners have relocated to Devon over the years, in order to take advantage of the region’s superior produce - so, we highly recommend that you take advantage of Devon’s delicious delicacies during your wonderful winter break.
Festive Foodie Favourites
The enchanting Exe Valley boasts a wide variety of festive food producers, such as local greengrocers, farms, butchers and dairies. We would really appreciate it if you could help support our vibrant community by purchasing some fantastic locally-sourced produce during your stay here!
Exe Valley Farm Shop is a family-run farm shop offering delicious farm produce, dairy and ready-made meals. They are currently taking Christmas meat orders which can be collected up until 24th December. Find out more at http://exevalleyfarmshop.co.uk/.
Good Game is a specialist supplier of game meats. All their meats are cured by hand and contain no artificial nitrates or nitrites. They are also offering some spectacular festive hamper boxes, which are available to order via their website. Browse their meats at https://www.good-game.co.uk/.
Halberton Court Farm Shop is a family-run farm based in Tiverton, mid Devon. They sell a selection of meats, dairy products, fresh fruit & vegetables and beers & ciders, all of which have been either home-grown on their farm or locally-sourced. They are currently taking festive orders for Christmas meats - discover more at https://www.halbertoncourtfarmshop.co.uk/.
Willie’s Cacao is perfect for all you chocoholics out there. They are Britain’s oldest bean-to-bar chocolate factory, and all their products are made from the world’s leading single estate cacaos. They also offer a wide variety of Christmas gifts and hampers - order now at https://www.williescacao.com/.
Beers & Bubbles
Why not try some delicious Devonshire tipples during your relaxing Christmas break? Whether you’re a beer, spirit or wine lover, there is something to suit everyone here in the Exe Valley…
Barnaby’s Brewhouse produce a wide range of unique organic beers that are suitable for all, including vegans and vegetarians. They are a completely sustainable business, made from renewable energy sources and made using only organic ingredients. Browse the range at https://barnabysbrewhouse.com/.
Smith Hayne Orchards is our local apple orchard, producing fine ciders and delicious apple juice. This family business dates back to 1333, and they now offer 11 varieties of cider, home-grown within their 12 acres. Discover more at https://www.smithhayneorchards.com/.
Two Drifters Distillery is the world’s only rum distillery to have a carbon negative footprint. Their range of delicious smooth rums are made here in Devon, with their Spiced Rum being a firm festive favourite year after year. Order yours today at https://www.twodriftersrum.com/.
Sharpham Vineyard produces classic English wines and tasty cheeses at their vineyard in Totnes. Their wines have won countless international awards, with their cheeses picking up prizes in the Great British Cheese Awards. They are offering delivery until 22nd December - order at https://sharpham.com/.
Celebratory Christmas Cooking at Redbrick Barn
Here at Redbrick Barn, we truly believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home; even more so at Christmas, as it becomes the focal point for all activity. The spacious open plan design and fully-equipped kitchen will entice you to put on the apron, fire up the electric oven and fix up a feast fit for a king.
Our lovingly-crafted kitchen contains everything you could possibly need to cook up a tasty turkey dinner with all the trimmings; including an induction hob, electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, as well as crockery, glassware and cutlery. Let those sensational scents fill your nostrils and tantalise your tastebuds as you sit around the traditional farmhouse dining table and tuck into your festive feast. Make sure you follow the main course with a delicious dessert - personally, we are big fans of home-made Christmas puddings and meaty mince pies…
Redbrick Barn has been thoughtfully-designed to entertain and celebrate, with plenty of room for festive games and activities. The open plan living area is the heart and soul of this unique rustic property; it is generous in space and flooded with plenty of natural lighting, making for a spectacular social setting. End the day by snuggling up on the sofa with your favourite film, or sitting out in your own private courtyard with a glass of wine or two. The possibilities are endless!
Click here to book your cosy Christmas break at Redbrick Barn and Studio. We look forward to welcoming you to our homely hideaway!