Emma Bridgewater in the breakfast room!

We decided that our breakfast room needed a little lift after serving us very well for six years, so invited Emma Bridgewater into our lives by hanging new blinds at the windows, and lining our dresser with a complimentary fabic, again by Emma Bridgewater.  What do you think?  Better still, visit us and tell us in person!!


Thanks Hotels.com

This was a pleasant surprise in this morning’s post.  Thank you very much Hotels.com for recognising us as “outstanding”!!  We really appreciate the accolade and look forward to welcoming many more folks to our B&B in 2015.  Just give us a ring or book online.

Tomorrow’s breakfast special

Tomorrow’s featured bread just out of the Aga and cooling down, ready for breakfast in the morning.  Yum Yum  – better book your room soon otherwise I will eat the lot!!  The smell of fresh baked bread is irresistable?

Rosemary and Rock Salt Bread

Happy New Year!

As we now launch ourselves into 2015, we would like to wish all our guests, both past, present and future, the very best health and happiness for the New Year.  We are looking forward to a busy season, with four super rooms to delight you.  Come along and visit us this year and make 2015 one to remember.


New look for the breakfast room!

Saw this wonderful settle at OldStuff’s Barn Antiques in Bishops Frome and thought “I know just the spot for that little beauty” – and here it is.  Pride of place in our breakfast room.

Yummy breakfast!

One of our breakfast specials is a ‘Baked Egg’.  Thought you might like to see how yummy they look and indeed, you can try one when you visit us!  One of our guests was so impressed, he went running for his camera!!

Baked Egg 3


Trip Advisor

Tuesday 20 May brought us good news from Trip Advisor. We discovered that we have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2014. Brilliant news and thank you to all those fabulous reviews received over the past twelve months. We have enjoyed meeting all of our guests and have had a great year.

AA Awards

Today we were assessed by the AA for the first time, having moved from VisitBritain. We are thrilled to be able to announce that we have been awarded 4 stars and to cap it all, a breakfast award. The breakfast award was attributed to the selection of fruits and specials, plus our home made bread and our own honey. (Well done girls!). We continue into the season with our heads held high!

Blooming garden!

This is a photograph of my Japanese tree peony in full bloom taken a couple of days ago.  It was accidentally chopped back two years ago and didn’t flower last year.  However, I think we may have inadvertantly given it a new lease of life as the blooms are just stunning!



Perfect overnight stay!

This was the review we received from the first guests to use our new Up Stairs suite.  You can imagine how pleased we were to receive such a super review.  They also said they would like to come back to The Steppes to stay with us again.  Even more pleased……!If you are viewing this website for the very first time, please take time to look at the Trip Advisor reviews as well, and also follow some of the links we have included for the surrounding countryside activities on our doorstep.  Come along and enjoy this wonderful county for yourselves and top it off with a good night’s sleep at The Steppes.  If you have stayed with us before, you might like to try out the new suite – just give us a ring direct and we will reserve a relaxing break in Herefordshire for you.