About the Owners!
As well as being joint owner of Woodlands with Steve, Lesley is a health and fitness professional and is a fully qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist. (Her claim to fame is that Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford numbered among her many clients!)
She is also passionate about healthy eating and, as an independent Natural Juice Therapist, encourages and demonstrates to people how to include nutritious juices and smoothies as part of a healthy lifestyle. This is why the highly acclaimed Woodlands breakfast menu (check it out!) is no ordinary B&B affair.... it is bursting with healthy, vibrant alternative options including Lesley’s famous “Woodlands Supergreen Smoothie” made fresh every day from organic raw vegetables and fruit (drink your 5 a day in a glass!)
Lesley is also a keen hiker and Nordic Walker instructor and is very knowledgeable about the fantastic local Exmoor walks, so whatever type or length of walk you are looking for be it coastal, river, woodland or moorland (or a combination of all!), ask Lesley and she will find the perfect walk for you and massage your aching muscles afterwards!
We are also very proud Grandparents!
Steve loves to cook, socialise and laugh a lot. He also loves Lesley - a lot!
Having enjoyed a successful previous life in industry and commerce he is of the opinion that the most important things in life are good health, a loving family and inner happiness.
No one knows better than Steve just how lucky his life has been and continues to be.
He and Lesley moved to Devon to fulfil many ambitions and elected to make Woodlands the base for the latest chapter in their long and loving relationship.
He is an accomplished cook, loves all things creative. He loves to sing and paint and is an enthusiastic supporter of his local hostelries.