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Escape to the FarmCoast and Stay Awhile

Crackling hot breakfast, breath-taking water views, and rolling farmland as far as the eye can see… this is what travelers looking for a quiet get-away might call heaven, and what the inns along the FarmCoast call home. Tucked away amongst the lush forest-laden land of Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport, and Dartmouth are a variety of accommodations to host you during your visit to the area. Some are old, some are new, and all have something unique to offer. From large-scale historic elegance to small home-style rooms, peaceful lodging on the FarmCoast humbly awaits you. Beauty and solitude are among the many reasons to find one of these charming establishments, and hunker down for a relaxing stay.

The Henley House– Dartmouth
Derrick and Margret Jones from Oxfordshire, England brought a little of their English heritage to the FarmCoast when they decided to re-open The Henley House in South Dartmouth nine years ago. “We are a little oasis here,” says Margret, even though they sit steps away from the busy streets of Padanaram Village, known for history, shops, and views of the Apponagansett Bay. The house fits well alongside this seaside colonial village with remnants of old area houses, and pieces of “The Wanderer,” (the last known Whaling Ship) built into the walls. Outside, walkable gardens adorn the landscape, reflecting the gentle marriage of the home’s English and New England roots. The three guest rooms have private baths and are accompanied by a delightful homemade hot breakfast such as quiche or crepes each morning, along with fresh fruit, homemade granola and breads, coffee, and tea. The hosts are especially accommodating to guests’  special diets, and, you can rest assured, they know how to make an excellent cup of tea.

Paquachuck Inn– Westport
This 9-room, harbor-side inn overflows with area history and charisma. Popular, and predominantly positioned at the far end of Westport Point, The Paquachuck Inn is an authentic sailor’s lodge, a historic building that once a welcomed weary travelers, and now serves as a respite for guests from around New England. Each room grants a gorgeous view of the harbor, and sunny, large common rooms give a warm sense of home. The Paquachuck is minutes to Horseneck Beach and The Back Eddy, and also has a private dock for fishing.

The Edith Pearl– Little Compton
An established residence on the side of West Main Rd. in Little Compton, The Edith Pearl is central to all points on the FarmCoast and most importantly, it’s dog friendly. After all, dogs love free open space just as much as we do, and there’s plenty of that on the FarmCoast. The colonial home itself is surrounded by 200 acres of farmland. 3 comfortable guest rooms are lovingly cared for by Deborah LeLevier, and amenities including a guest-raved-about hot breakfast, wireless internet, and all the accouterments of your own home (beach chairs, books to read, and a pet if you didn’t bring yours) are on hand. The Edith Pearl was awarded Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for the Best of New England in 2010.

The Stone House– LittleCompton
Regal and rural, The Stone House sits atop a Gastby-esque estate overlooking a gorgeous and private view of Round Pond. The house was originally built as a private residence in 1854 and re-opened in 2009 after renovations were completed to reflect modern design and efficiency.  This is the largest and most luxurious accommodation along the FarmCoast boasting designer bathrooms, i-pod docks in each room, organic linens, and an onsite spa. The main house has 9 rooms and their “Wood Barn” has an additional 3 suites. The Stone House is the perfect size, and location, for hosting wedding parties, and family reunions.

Ferolbink Bed and Breakfast- Tiverton
Settled out in the country on the beautiful acres of Ferolbink Farm sits the old farm house decidedly planted right where it belongs. It’s a family-run establishment with a wrap around front porch where you can, if you’d like, sit in a rocking chair, close your eyes, and be transported to a simpler time. If you’re looking for a little more adventure, take a bike ride to Four Corners or short drive to one of the nearby shopping villages along the FarmCoast. The farm is fully operational and supplies a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables for their breakfast each morning.

 Wherever you end up, we hope you enjoy your stay! Be sure to let us know your favorite Bed and Breakfast experience, and please visit FarmCoast on Flicker for more images of FarmCoast lodging.

Rambling, and Other FarmCoast Jargon

Recently, the name FarmCoast New England was adopted to denote an incredibly beautiful and unique stretch of land from Tiverton Four Corners to Padanaram Village– the towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport, and Dartmouth. These four towns and the many villages in between share a common rural lifestyle rooted in art, food, farming, and exploration of the natural world. The name FarmCoast gives the business in this area a chance to connect with one another, and invites visitors from New England and beyond to explore the towns together, as one picturesque, farm-loving unit.

While many people are familiar with parts of the FarmCoast, the name as a travel destination is still gaining popularity. The best way to navigate the area is it’s customized map, but here’s a little help with the lingo…

SEASONAL RAMBLE: This is a visit, drive, or gallivant through the four towns of the FarmCoast stopping at designated or self-designed stops. A grown-up road-trip of sorts. The Farmcoast website has suggestions for different rambles…or you can design your own….maybe a farm ramble, arts ramble, ice cream ramble? Whatever suits you, and your traveling companions.

CLAM JAM, SMOKE & PICKLE: Two delicious catering options you don’t want to pass up. Besides offering vacation and local area things-to-do, the FarmCoast offers an array of gorgeous wedding accommodations, including catering, places to stay, photography, flowers, and stunning event locations.

FEROLBINK: A bed and breakfast set amidst farming pastures of Feroblink Farm, a charming, generational family establishment. Many of the businesses on the FarmCoast are family-run, or otherwise preserved to honor the history of the land. Ferolbink is one of many places to stay along the FarmCoast.

WEETAMOO: A perfect place for solitude. Weetamoo Woods boasts over 5 miles of hiking trails perfect for walking the dog, spotting wildlife, and becoming one with this historic nature spot.

MACOMBER: It’s a turnip, a specially-bred turnip right here on the FarmCoast. Macombers were “discovered” in Westport in 1876 when two young farmers crossbred radishes and rutabagas resulting in a delightfully sweet new veggie. Macombers are in season and a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes.

To learn more about what the area has to offer pick up our map, available at business along the FC, or downloadable here. It might take a a few visits to familiarize with the names of villages, and business, but it will only take a minute to fall in love with the enchanting New England destination known as the FarmCoast.