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Donkey Shoe Cottage

21 High Street, Clovelly EX39 5TB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and this little B&B takes you back in time and i have to say we loved it. We didnt miss the fact that there was no tv in the bedroom and didnt mind sharing the bathroom. We stayed in bedroom 1 which was very spacious and had lovely views across the main street and of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A wonderful, quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of Clovelly's main (only) street. The B&B has all you need and feels like home as soon as you arrive. Debbie and her husband were more than helpful, with a flexible check-out, storing our bags, providing dairy free options for breakfast and even lending me a hair dryer. Also they gave... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely little B&B in perfect location in Clovelly; unique situation. Unfussy and basic but quaint. Wifi available. So lovely to have no TV in room for a change. Excellent delicious breakfast with gluten free sausages! Good for coeliacs. Very friendly host.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Arriving here was like arriving at a favourite Aunt's house. It is not scrubbed up and shiny but just a real homely feel and lovely hosts. Breakfast was fabulous and when I wanted it. I really could have done with a bath but no plug. However the shower was fine. It was not ensuite, the bathroom was across the hall.... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

A lovely stay we were made to feel part of the family, we will be returning next year! The Donkey Shoe Cottage was ideally situated half way up on the famous cobbled street. Breakfast was served at a time that suited us- we are early risers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The twin room that we got (at a pretty good price too) was actually beter than a twin, as the second bed was in its own, separate little room, with its own window overlooking the charming cobbled street and a glorious sea view. Due to traffic we unfortunately arrived there quite late (10.30pm), which the very friendly hosts kindly agreed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Easy to find, on the left, as you go down the hill. Shower across the hall. There is a bath, but there is no plug, and the hot water dribbles out anyway. There is a washbasin in the room, and a heater, which was already switched on (nice touch), having booked in advance, but no TV, and no bedside tables... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

staying in car-free Clovelly overnight is a unique experience. Avoid paying the entry fee and be there when the coach trip crowds aren't! Donkeyshoe Cottage is as charming as the name suggests, a friendly B&B. The double bedroom is surprisingly spacious, but the accommodation is a bit scruffy and the bathroom is shared not ensuite. But the price is reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

You can get a travelodge for the same price per night but you won't get the warm welcome, the comfy beds and the decent breakfast that you get here. Situated on the steep Clovelly High Street, Donkey Shoe Cottage is a quaint Oldy Woldy building that has so much (good) character. Yes the bathroom on the first floor is shared,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Lovely little cottage B&B right on Clovellys steep high street. Comfy and cosey with a very warm welcome from the young couple in charge. Got a real old fashioned feel to the place. Had a superb breakfast.

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