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Visit Inspiration Behind Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl Day

Thursday, 09 September 2010

Those looking to celebrate Roald Dahl Day on 13th September can experience something special with a stay at the property that was inspiration for the recent Fantastic Mr Fox film. 


Hindon Organic Farm is a working farm, situated in a West Country valley where Exmoor meets the sea.  The farm is located within Exmoor National Park, with many farm animals and wildlife such as Exmoor ponies and red deer on the moor.


The farm is the gateway to a perfect Exmoor holiday. Accommodation at Hindon Organic Farm is situated in either an 18th century self catering holiday cottage  or  the traditional farmhouse B&B, and includes a fantastic breakfast with the farm's award-winning produce.


The Fantastic Mr Fox production team visited the farm which provided some inspiration for the film's settings.


Penny Webber, from Hindon Organic Farm comments: "Before Fantastic Mr Fox was made, the production team came to visit the farm to see where Mr Fox would live in the countryside, and to see a real farmhouse kitchen. 


"After their visit, they sent us a drawing of our farm kitchen accompanied by a letter which said that it helped with  their inspiration for the kitchen in the animation"


Roald Dahl Day takes place annually on 13th September, on the birthday of the World's No.1 Storyteller, where people celebrate the life of Roald Dahl and appreciate his works. 


Hindon Organic Farm is listed on accommodation and tourism website www.iknow-somerset.co.uk which offers those looking to holiday in the UK with a wide range of accommodation and attractions across the region.


Marcus Simmons, managing director of www.iknow-somerset.co.uk, said: "A stay at Hindon Organic Farm would be a unique way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day".


"Kids and adults alike can discover the inspiration behind the latest Fantastic Mr Fox film and see where he would live.


"Hindon Organic Farm is the perfect weekend break, with many great attractions nearby, including Minehead for beaches, shops, pubs and more, and Selworthy Village for 'scrummy' cream teas.  You can also enjoy award-winning produce from the farm for breakfast, including home made sausages, own free range eggs, fresh baked organic bread and Penny's organic muesli, or you can purchase the produce in the Farm Shop to take home with you - the perfect reminder of a great British holiday."


Rooms at Hindon Organic Farm cost from £38. For more information visit www.iknow-somerset.co.uk or http://www.iknow-somerset.co.uk/accommodation/22506-hindon_organic_farm_bed_and_breakfast-porlock_minehead.htm.




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