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Southern Cross Guest House

High Street, Newton Poppleford EX10 0DU, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions of this cottage was dark and depressing. We were shown to our twin bedded room which was small, musty and looked like it needed a good clean. The shower was tiny and the bed linen very tired with linen headboards. We had travelled a long way and were very disappointed. We did not stay. On the positive side... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I always wanted to sleep in a thatched cottage and now I have. There are low ceilings, steep stairs and uneven walls - everything you would expect from a very old cottage. The rooms are basic but clean and you get free Bronte biscuits as well as tea, coffee and bottled water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have enjoyed staying at the Southern Cross very much. We received a warm welcome and so did our dog. He was made to feel part of the family. Our room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and well prepared. The attention paid to our needs was excellent. I was asked if I would prefer... More 

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Devon, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We can't comment on the B&B facilities, but as a cream tea stop - it is without doubt the best we have sampled in Devon! This is from a walking group who have visited very many over the years. The scones are huge and warm and cooked to perfection, the jam and clotted cream plentiful, tea in china cups and... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stayed overnight with my son. Beautiful house but décor was very tired, and there was a weird smell - wet dog/musty smell everywhere. The shower was not powerful enough to wash my hair properly, and the toilet had a macerator which was very noisy. There was no wifi. The welcome was good, and the breakfast was nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went for a short break and all in all quite disappointed. Rooms and décor are very tired and yes we know it is an old timber framed building etc.etc.but have stayed in similar which would knock this into a cocked hat. Had a damp musty odour throughout and felt as if it needed a good airing. Welcome was mediocre, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just got back from a relaxing 2 day stay in Devon. Southern Cross, Tim and his brother, made us feel very welcome. It's just what you would expect from a classic beamed, country B&B. Lots of character and an ideal base for exploring the area, in particular the amazing Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Started off each day with... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went down on a whim to see a friend who was having a rough time, called the owner who was a very nice person and booked a double room with a shared bathroom. Due to reasons i didn't ask i was the only one staying at the hotel and because of the timing of the events i could only get... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked last minute on 29th December whilst house hunting in the area. Tim was very welcoming and provided coffee and biscuits for us when we arrived. Excellent coffee btw! The room, unfortunately, ended up being two singles because, apparently the shower had broken in the double room, and this meant sleeping in a very small single bed. It was comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful building in quant grounds. This is a real old true building with wonky floors and original features . The breakfast was excellent and the owners were very nice and welcomed us and our dogs with good old fashioned warmth. Would definitely recommend staying there.

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