In Italy this would be accurately described as an agriturismo. It’s the centrepiece of a working farm run by Katy Taylor and Joey O’Hare with serious dedication to their environment and to cooking. Joey is a professional chef who has appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals and both have wine qualifications.
At their popular weekend supper parties they host around a dozen, both locals and overnight guests, house party style at a long, carved oak table. Monday to Thursday they are at work on the farm, producing sustainably grown fruit, vegetables and other crops. Their food is very good indeed: inventive, fresh home cooking of the highest quality. Our reporter’s main course was a cabbage leaf stuffed with pheasant, all the ingredients home grown.
The rooms are comfortable, home like, individual and thoughtfully equipped. Ours, £260 including breakfast as we went to press, amounted to a suite, with a separate living area. No TV.
The location is in unspoiled, but not outstanding countryside, close to several east Suffolk places to visit including Minsmere bird reserve and Aldeburgh.
Husk is just what we look for: a cross-over between private home, guesthouse and B & B. It’s not a hotel, but it has the comfort and convenience of a good one.
The name is the collective noun for a group of hares – the countryside here is full of them – and Joey’s surname is O’Hare.