3.4 on July 01, 2017
The lovely older couple are as sweet as their Victorian farmhouse. (We were an older couple too- maybe not as lovely or sweet). Rooms are delightfully decorated in the Victorian manner (lots of stuff), are clean, but obviously maintenance is getting to be a little tough (peeling wallpaper, etc.) They have it for sale because I think it is getting beyond their upkeep abilities. They recommended a great place for dinner. Breakfast was served with cloth tablecloths, lovely china. Food was good- blueberry pancakes, melon, juice, coffee, and fried ham lunchmeat slices ( maybe it's a Maine thing). We were very pleased with our stay and felt it was good value.
5 on June 24, 2017
Nice room comfortable bed great breakfast.To bad they are selling the place will miss John and the blueberry pancakes.
4.8 on January 20, 2017
Wonderful little B&B that's pretty close to the Kittery outlets. Blueberry pancakes were great!
5 on November 11, 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the Farmstead. The room was cozy, charming and clean. John and Marian are wonderful, made us feel very welcome and were helpful with suggestions for things to see and places to eat. John's pancakes are the best!
4.8 on July 27, 2016
Very quaint. Enjoyed my one night there and would stay there again..,
5 on April 14, 2016
Both my husband and I come from old New England families. The minute that we drove into the driveway, we knew we were going to be buried in history. The fact that each room had its own private bath was incredible - especially if you hadn't actually grown up with that convenience. The antiques were real - we have many of them in our own home from long gone relatives. The innkeepers were so friendly and welcoming - we felt right at home! Thank you to them! 1
4.2 on February 05, 2016
Highly recommend staying here. Lovely personal experience staying with this couple. Best pancakes in Maine!
5 on August 23, 2015
This was our first trip to Maine and Farmstead was our first B&B we stayed at. We stayed 2 nights in the gold room. The room was great. Jon was a great host and like others have said made some great pancakes! We'll be back for sure on our next trip to Maine!
3.4 on July 01, 2015
Farmstead was quaint and conveniently located. Not fancy or luxurious but had everything we needed. John was kind and accommodating, and made delicious fruit and pancakes for us every morning.
5 on April 25, 2015
We has a wonderful stay for two nights in April. This is a great place to stay as it's central to many Southern NH east coast sites and shopping. Colonel, thank you for the hospitality, stories and great breakfast.
5 on April 21, 2015
I found very little wrong with Farmstead. The only complaint is that the shower was a little cramped, but if that's my biggest problem then there is no reason to complain. Great value overall.
4.6 on October 25, 2014
The hosts were friendly, the rooms reminded me of grandma's house, and the location is on a quiet farm in the midst of greenery and trees. I had the most restful sleep, and the blueberry pancakes are to die for! I would most definitely stay here again.
4.6 on October 23, 2014
Owners are excellent hosts/chefs and the Farmstead is very comfortable and close to all the things we love to do!
5 on October 11, 2014
Hosts were great, house and grounds were out of a picture post card. The home was decorated to a T. Wished I lived closer so I could go back time and time again
4.8 on June 28, 2014
Close to Portsmouth and Kittery. Spent two nights visiting son at base on way to Quebec.
5 on June 24, 2014
We stayed at Farnstead for 2 nights and had a lovely time. The owners are such warm people and we felt very welcome there. John makes the best homemade pancakes (along with his homemade syrup), and he keeps you entertained during breakfast, it was so great!
4.8 on June 17, 2014
If you are looking for a little quaint inn, this is it! No TV's but very comfy beds in a quiet setting. Innkeepers are such pleasant, helpful people.
4.0 on December 17, 2013
Charming B&B in Maine countryside but close to Maine beaches. Charming room & great breakfast. Couldn't be a better place to end our New England vacation.
4.0 on December 11, 2013
Loved the cozy, most interesting old farmhouse- with its pictures and warm friendly atmosphere.
4.6 on November 02, 2013
It was a quiet, out-of-the-way location but still close to Portsmouth. It felt like staying with relatives (good ones!). Very home-like atmosphere. Excellent!!
4.6 on October 18, 2013
Charming old Inn with very nice hosts - excellent blueberry pancakes and coffee.
4.2 on October 18, 2013
Great location just outside Potsmouth, NH and close to Portland,ME. The old farm house was quiet and comfortable. John was very helpful and a great cook,
4.6 on October 09, 2013
Very friendly hosts. Would definitely stay there again.
3.2 on September 04, 2013
Our first time staying at a B&B. We enjoyed our stay, it was close to the beach and shopping. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming. We will come back and try other B&B's again.
5 on September 04, 2013
This B&B is in a structure built over 200 years ago and has surpassed my expectations for such a B&B. It is very well kept and well attended to. Both John and Marian are a pleasure to interact with, as are the general areas outside the room. The upkeep of the individual room was thorough and daily, and the breakfasts were outstanding and filling. (btw they do have wifi, which another posting may have missed). It has plenty of outside space for stretching, relaxing on a hammock or even buying live lobster and cooking them in a pot provided by the proprietors! I believe this B&B is a beautiful example of a B&B in a home built centuries ago, away from the tourist traps, but with modern comforts. I will liken it to a particular wine - which grape/flavor may not be for everyone due to individual tastes, but this B&B is a benchmark in its class (just like a Château d'Yquem is a benchmark for a Saternes!)
4.6 on September 03, 2013
Charming house, nice rooms and friendly owners. A lovely and delicious breakfast - all of which make this B&B a must stay, even for locals.
3.0 on September 02, 2013
The room we occupied was a good size with comfortable beds and beautiful quilts. The bathroom was large and also had a microwave! The only thing missing was a hair dryer. Breakfast was wonderful and our host kept us entertained with great stories/jokes.
5 on September 01, 2013
Rooms are so pleasant, setting in country wonderful and breakfast spoils you. John and Marian do a great job.
4.6 on August 28, 2013
Clean rooms, great hospitality, fantastic breakfast.
4.0 on August 27, 2013
Great overall experience.
5 on August 20, 2013
Had a lovely stay. Breakfast was teriffic. Would defiantly stay again.
3.8 on August 15, 2013
Useful pitstop. Charming bedroom, although a little crowded for the four of us. Very useful dinner suggestion and coupons given. One of the most delicious breakfasts we have ever had...
4.4 on July 26, 2013
rooms were clean service great more than enough serviced for breakfast
4.6 on July 15, 2013
We were looking for a B&B in the Portsmouth NH area that wouldn't cost an arm and leg. We found the Farmstead B&B met all our needs and exceeded our expectations. The rooms were interesting, the food was good, and the owners were friendly and interesting people. We enjoyed ourselves during our stay at this peaceful, quiet place.
4.2 on July 15, 2013
We stayed one night, to be in Portsmouth early the next day for a boat trip to the Isles of Shoals. The hosts are very gracious and friendly. The place is just like home.
3.6 on August 27, 2012
Loved the setting & the dear people who cooked delicious breakfast. Man had delightful sense of humor!
5 on August 13, 2012
Wonderful rooms & decor, peaceful setting, courteous hosts, delicious dining. Highly recommended.
4.2 on May 06, 2012
In a 1900 decor, we had a nice time with a very welcoming host. The breakfast, with blueberry pancakes, was delicious.
4.2 on May 02, 2012
John & Marian are excellent hosts. John serves up a delicious breakfast & Marian is very interesting & entertaining.
5 on November 07, 2011
This Inn is so warm and inviting. The perfect place to go to get away from everything, but close enough for shopping and dining. The rooms were charming and the hosts wonderful! Breakfast was definitely a treat. This was our 2nd time staying and looking forward to going again! The perfect place with the perfect price!
3.6 on October 17, 2011
I stayed here October 2011 to view the fall foliage. The price was very competitive compared to just about everywhere else. Modest rooms, but quaint and down to earth, which is what I was looking for. John, one of the proprietors, is a former Air Force pilot with a no-nonsense attitude. Excellent cantaloupe appetizer and blueberry pancakes! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
3.4 on June 01, 2011
Farmstead is in a rural area but is not far removed from Portsmouth NH and Kittery ME. The rooms are small but more than adequate. Breakfast was lovely in a very pretty setting. We were looking for a quiet place to bunk down after touring the very busy cities nearby and we found what we were looking for. It is not luxurious. On the other hand the rates are very good. The property is lovely.