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The Old Vicarage

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Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ, England
The Old Vicarage
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the very first email I received from Bryan and Sandi, I knew I had made the right choice for where to stay in Barnstaple whilst attending a family wedding. Their warmth and willingness to please shone through well before we even set foot inside what is a splendid building set in a delightful, tranquil setting. The rooms are spacious... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you Gill: We really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the wedding went well. The choice of sausages came down to our sons having a taste test from the local butchers, so well done to them, and to Withercombes (the butchers) in Barnstaple. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Vicarage is a wonderful building which Sandi and Bryan have personalised in a way that makes it feel that they are welcoming you into their home - not only with the wonderful cakes that Sandi makes each day and the fresh milk for your drinks in the room but with beautiful fresh flowers throughout mixed with wonderful ornaments... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We’re pleased the post arrived safely for you and sorry that the gales prevented your trip to Lundy; hopefully another time. Thank you for posting a lovely review, it is appreciated, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Vicarage is an absolute gem, and Sandi and Bryan clearly work exceptionally hard, with the result that it is quite the best B&B I have ever stayed in (and definitely the only one I have ever bothered to take photos to show my family how nice it was!!). Gorgeous rooms, really well thought out, down to the lovely... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you Tina, you are most kind. It was nice to have you and the others here on the Mango Beads course. Everyone seems to enjoy them so much and get to make such beautiful things. We look forward to seeing you again when the next course is on. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Mum and I stayed in one of the family rooms and it was lovely. Very well decorated and having both a double and single bed was perfect for us. It was large and spacious and we were welcomed with delicious home made cake. We were provided us with a lovely vegetarian breakfast and Bryan was happy to make suggestions... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Charlotte. We were glad you enjoyed exploring a little that North Devon has to offer and hope that you may be able to stay again to see all the other bits. All the best. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stayed at 'The Old Vic' on 18th July for 2 nights. All the previous comments were spot on. Sandi and Bryan were wonderful hosts. Room was great. Breakfast was delicious. The slice of homemade cake on arrival, and the following day, and fresh milk for your coffee/ tea was a really nice touch. So, forget the rest, and book the... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you Kevin. Your 31 mile walk from here to Ilfracombe on the SWCP was a great achievement; a slice of cake was the least we could do. It’ll be great to see you again for the next stretch. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed for three nights in June using rooms 1 & 4. The welcome was excellent - pot of tea and home-made cake. We thought that this would just happen on the first night, but Sandi produced fresh home-made cake each evening. The rooms were spacious, well appointed and the decoration was tasteful - obviously a great deal of care... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments, reviews and feedback are very much appreciated. Sandi’s been trying a few new recipes recently and has got a great brownie recipe from a good friend of ours which was today's offering; luckily there was a piece left for my supper! More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed in May 2015 and all I can say is all the other reviews have said it for me! Sandi and Bryan have been meticulous in the decoration and maintenance of the Vicarage. The huge family rooms sleeping a double and two singles in two rooms with super bathroom and, joy of joys, a separate WC. Bryan was working to... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed our refurbishments; all the lovely comments have made the last 3 years hard work so worthwhile. “Doing the garden” is now just the hobby and how we enjoy using our time off. More 

Helston
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed for one night as we were running the next day, had a lovely big room, very clean & quiet. A nice piece of home made cake on arrival which was very welcome! Only had a continental breakfast but returning later this year for 2 nights to try the cooked breakfast. Guesthouse is walking distance to the town. Overall a... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thanks for the review; we hope the training goes well for September and the cooked breakfast lives up to expectations. Take care and enjoy the summer. More 

West Sussex
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed here last year & were very pleased to return as the very high standards were maintained. Sandi & Bryan are great hosts & made a memorable stay with their generous hospitality & attention. We were on the second floor with a view of the lovely garden. The bedroom was very clean & comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent with a... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

It was lovely seeing you both again, and hearing about how your family have settled in and are making a good go of it in Loxore. It has been a nice couple of months for returning guests and it is always good to catch up with everybody. Hopefully we’ll see you again in the future. Thank you for taking the... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A real gem - spacious, beautifully decorated bedroom, immaculate en suite, super breakfast and the friendliest welcome. A really nice touch is the little flask of fresh milk for the in room tea/coffee to say nothing of the cake to go with it. The location is excellent - within easy walking distance of the High Street shops and restaurants -I... More 

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Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you to stay Carol and nice to hear each day that the Mango Beads course went so well. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. More 

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