He didn't train professionally, but instead studied at Oxford and travelled to Africa to do conservation... Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage headquarters, near Axminster, was damaged in a blaze on 7 February. On Monday night he held a party to thank firefighters and the local community who helped to tackle the fire and cope with the aftermath.
Slape Manor comes with four cottages, including the delightful River Cottage made famous by chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who rented it from the owners before going on to buy his own farm in... The original River Cottage, the former headquarters of celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall, is up for sale. Located in the stunning Devon Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team of talented chefs now reside at the River Cottage HQ in Axminster, Devon.