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The Old Vicarage

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Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ, England
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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth stay at The Old Vicarage, and I am already planning my next! The only 'problem' with this beautiful B&B is that it is just TOO good and is therefore sometimes booked out now (although of courseI am glad of this for Sandi and Bryan's sake, and they are very good at juggling the accommodation around if... More 

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

Thank you so much Vivienne, it was great to see you again and to catch up on all your news. Your reviews continue to keep us on our toes each year, and presently we still have plenty of vacancies for this year. More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent B&B spotlessly clean, wonderful welcome, room very very comfy, large shower and lots of hot water. Great choice at breakfast, well cooked. Good secure parking and within walking distance to town. Thank you Sandi and Bryan. We will be back. 5 Stars.

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

You are most welcome Mrs C, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melton Mowbray
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best b&b we have stayed in excellent service, lovely big room very well decorated, little added touches chocolate and home made cake on arrival and greeted at the door, you could not ask for more.

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

Thank you Jo, we appreciate you taking the time to write our first review of 2016. Best wishes for the rest of the year. More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the fourth time I have visited and it won't be the last. Sandi and Bryan look after you so well. The rooms are refurbished to a high standard and are imaculate. The breakfast is delicious and varied. We look forward to the homemade cake in our room everyday. It is in an ideal location for visiting lots of... More 

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

Thank you Gaynor, it was lovely to see you both again; we’ve had a great year for returning guests which has been really nice. We’re now looking forward to a Christmas break with the house full of family. More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was so glad I found this place and changed my planned hotel, it had everything plus extra's! I was met by Sandi who took me up to my room which I think was room 5, it was a large suite at the top all to myself! everything was spotlessly clean and the room was welcoming and cosy, clean towels... More 

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

Thank you so much for a great review and recommendation. Yes you did have Room 5, one of our family suites: They offer so much versatility to accommodate different parties, and yes, sometimes you can get one all to yourself. We look forward to seeing you again next time you visit your grandson in Barnstaple; when hopefully more animals will... More 

somerset
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Just a short two day break and found this small B & B close to Barnstaple town centre. Beautifully kept, immaculately clean, and run by a very nice couple, Brian and Sandi. It ticked all the boxes for us and heartily recommend it to all.

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

Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely having you both to stay. Sorry the weather wasn’t a bit better; though it didn’t seem to hold you back at all. More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Arrived to find a slice of cake under glass bell, along with fresh milk in thermos for hot drinks. Well-maintained with lots of useful equipment (iron, ironing board etc.) to hand. Hearty breakfast sets you up for the day. Excellent overall with only gripe being the early morning sound of a macerator grinding away.

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

Thank you for your review and we hope your meeting in Barnstaple went well. We appreciate the feedback about the noise of a shower pump (we don’t have any macerators) from unusually early rising guests and will take the opportunity to improve the soundproofing around it. Best wishes. More 

England
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120 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Wow, we have been to Barnstaple so many times, staying in either a Premier Inn OR Travelodge and this time we thought to do something special ... well, this place is so lovely. The owners are absolutely so wonderful. We stayed in room 1 which was beautiful and had absolutely everything we needed. They leave you with milk and cake... More 

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

Thanks for the kind review Englandwings; we are very lucky with the location of The Old Vicarage. You’ll keep us on our toes now to ensure we don’t disappoint. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

After spending 4.5 weeks travelling through the UK with my husband our pick of accommodation was The Old Vicarage Barnstaple. Bryan & Sandi were great hosts. Bryans knowledge of Cornwall & Devon was very helpful as we were traveling from Australia. Sandi is a wonderful cook, our breakfasts were delicious & the freshly baked cakes that were left in our... More 

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

We trust your return journey “down under” went without any snags, and you arrived home safely. Thank you for the nice review; we’re pleased that we were your pick of the crop from your travels. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

They say that good quality Bed and Breakfast and hotels are going closer together, Well the best hotel will need to work harder to match this wonderful place. Everything is right: the quiet location close to the town centre, beautiful room and perfect breakfast. All the details are right. The hosts are friendly and welcoming without being intrusive and give... More 

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