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Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ, England
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The Old Vicarage
Ranked #1 of 21 Barnstaple B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Needed a north Devon base for a couple of days on the SW Coast Path and came across The Old Vicarage partly by reading reviews on here. To maintain such a high standard of excellence over nearly 100 reviews speaks volumes. Everything was spot on, facilities in the room, superb en-suite, cracking veggie breakfast, coast path/ bus number recommendations from... More

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

Thanks for the review Jon, Tripadvisor is certainly good advertising but also excellent for keeping us on our toes to maintain our standards. We have a great occupation though as it is lovely when people appreciate what we do and how we do it. We look forward to welcoming you back to do some more of the coast path, hopefully... More

France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 2 nights at this B&B.It was a delightful stay and Bryan and Sandi deserve to be congratulated with all they have achieved in a short while.The bedrooms are spacious and spotless and ensuite facilities excellent.Tea and coffee making facilities in the room with a huge range of teas! Very impressive were Sandi's home made cakes and scones... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Francelinda and thank you for the words of congratulation as it has been a lot of hard work but well worth it when guests enjoy their stay with us. We are so lucky with the building as it has the large rooms and the top floor lends itself perfectly to... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed a delightful long weekend at this B&B. Our hosts Bryan & Sandi couldn't have been more welcoming and obliging. The charming Vicarage has been meticulously and tastefully restored and furnished. We were comfortable in every way and throughly enjoyed our stay. We shall be recommending it to friends and family alike, and fully intend... More

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

We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the work we have done to The Old Vicarage. We have now got the new lawn seeded and hope for some (overnight) rain to complement the late summer sun we’ve been enjoying. Thank you for making us your first review on TripAdvisor. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This B&B is everything I look for in an overnight stay. Sandi and Bryan could not have been more friendly or helpful, from storing our bikes to providing freshly home baked cake on arrival, to recommending somewhere to eat in town. We had the family room as we needed a twin and that one was already booked. The room was... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Caroline we do appreciate it. Your bike ride sounded like a really good trip and plenty more to keep you going into the future as you go all around the coast. Good luck with the next stage; there’s some great scenery and great roads, the hills on Exmoor are really worth... More

Middlesex
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stayed here the night before my wedding. The place is absolutely lovely. We were made to feel so welcome and special, they couldn't do enough for us.The rooms are beautiful,extremely clean,very tasteful and the beds are so comfortable . Breakfast was wonderful too. They are so attentive towards all their guests and I would highly recommend anyone to stay... More

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

Thank you Sarah, you looked absolutely fabulous as you left for your wedding, it was great to be part of your special day. All the best for your future together. More

Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Needed to spend time in Barnstaple on three separate occasions earlier this year ; short visits each time i.e. disproportionate amount of admin and work for any B & B owners, but Sandi and Bryan never appeared phased by this. Indeed, as we were always in town for hospital visits and then two funerals, we were clearly rather out of... More

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

You are most welcome. We’re glad The Old Vicarage provided you with what was needed when you needed it and we would love to see you both again for a relaxing stay when you can enjoy more of what North Devon has to offer. Thank you and best wishes. More

Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Old Vicarage is a lovely hidden gem in the centre of Barnstaple. A beautiful large old house in beautiful gardens tucked away in a quiet road but with ample parking and only a 5 min walk from the town centre. The rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished and the owners are friendly and welcoming (freshly baked cakes in room... More

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely description and for taking the time to post the review. We trust the ride went well without too many adventures along the way. We must try the second half of the ride ourselves one day; it’ll probably have to be in the winter though! We look forward to seeing you again; the ride... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our third visit and this time in a family room with an older relative. The family room was just perfect, though the fans were certainly welcome on the warm late July nights! It was nice to see Barnstaple and the surrounding area in the Summer. The cooked breakfasts were great, as usual. Planning our next visit, and probably with bikes... More

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

It was great to see you again Peter; you and Sue were one of our very first guests back in 2012, I will always remember how nervous I was serving breakfast. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we will look forward to your next visit. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay. Ideal location to walk around the centre and along the river. Warm friendly welcome, love the little touches ( the chocolate and freshly bake cake). Comfortable room with everything you need to make it perfect. Breakfast with a view of the garden. High standard decor with crisp white linen. Thank you for making my... More

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

Thank you Sharon, you’re most welcome. More

Warragul Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a lovely B and B! From the delicious welcoming home baked cake to the generous extension to our check out time because of the rain, our hosts were indeed wonderful. The recently refurbished room had the most comfortable bath we've ever wallowed in, perfect for us after a long wet walk. The king size bed was very comfy and... More

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

Thank you so much. We’re glad you appreciated the new bath in Room 1 and that it served you well at the end of your walk all the way from Castle Cary on the Macmillan Way. Hopefully it made up for the only wet day! All the best for your next adventure. More

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Address: Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Old Vicarage Barnstaple, Devon

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