The view from the front door of Glebe Home is of rolling, ruched-up fields, concealed ha-has, evergreen forest, ancient plantations and their flocks– and a garden enthusiast riding a sit-on lawn mower, thoroughly clipping the front yard. It’s a scene that hasn’t altered in all the years Hugo Visitor has actually understood it.
Hugo matured in this Location of Exceptional Natural Charm prior to leaving for university and a life in London. In 2020, when his moms and dads recommended offering up, the lure of the valley showed too strong. Hugo and his spouse, Olive, went back to rural Devon with a view to changed his youth house into a guesthouse and dining establishment. The couple had actually invested a long time abroad, discovering motivation in Italian “agrotourismos”, working farms with lodging and a food offering that showcases the very best of regional fruit and vegetables. Hugo had actually likewise invested the previous 2 years working as a chef in a few of London’s leading dining establishments. With the world in lockdown, the couple started changing the 15 acres surrounding Glebe Home, planting a veggie and cutting garden, developing an area for pigs and chickens, and transforming an old garage into an on-site bakeshop and temperature-controlled aging space for salumi production, a craft refined by Hugo in Italy.