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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first visit to The Old Vicarage and certainly not my last! I cannot recommend highly enough. Instantly felt welcomed by the lovely hosts, my en-suite room (Room 1) was stunning, especially the spacious and elegant bathroom. On arrival, there was delicious cake waiting for me along with a range of teas with fresh milk. Breakfast was amazing also. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This B&B was recommended and the overall stay was brilliant!! Very nice people and very comforable rooms and the breakfasts were very good. We found the owners very friendly, polite and helpful. We could not have wished for a better place to stay.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just got back from a 3 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were in Room 1 which was very spacious, lovely comfortable bed, settee and lots of storage space. The bathroom is HUGE with a great shower and a beautiful freestanding bath. The breakfasts were delicious, nice and hot and very tasty. It was nice to... 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 such a kind review. It was nice hearing about the cycling each morning and made me look forward to getting out and about on my bike again very soon. It would be nice to see you again though we can’t guarantee that the weather will be as sunny as you had it... More 

w. australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first stayed at the Old Vicarage in January 2013 and thought then that it was definitely the best. We had another stay in November last year and it was even better, if that's possible. We had room 1 this time, very comfortable and with such a huge bath and excellent shower. Great breakfasts and we were well looked-after by... More 

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

Thanks Mary and Mal; you are most welcome. It was lovely to see you again Mal in happier circumstances and to meet Mary this time. We hope you return again soon. All the best. Sandi and Bryan. More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here twice now while away in business in Barnstaple. It is pretty much the best B&B I have stayed in. Luxurious room, comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and the friendliest most gracious hosts. Can't praise The Old Vicarage enough. Worth every penny and more!

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

Thank you Julian for taking the time to post such a lovely review. It was nice to see you again and we hope that you’ll be back in Barnstaple again soon. More 

Birmingham UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Old Vicarage keeps getting better and better. This time we stayed in room 1, which has had the bathroom updated since the last time we had that room. Wow! The bathroom is very large, has a beautiful free-standing bath, very spacious shower and lovely toiletries and towels. The bed is very comfortable, and tastefully furnished with high quality linens.... More 

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

Thanks Andy, it was lovely to see you all again. You were the first guests to stay in Room 1 who had stayed in it before the refurbishment, so we’re pleased that you appreciated the changes. Looking forward to your next stay. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Old Vicarage is a haven of peace and quiet and good taste. A great find when having to work away from home, always welcoming and comfortable, very tastefully decorated with stylish pieces of art. Best place to stay in the area.

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

Thank you Nicky, we hope you will be back to stay again soon. More 

Hobart
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Old Vicarage is everything you could hope for in a B&B and more. Our room was spacious, attractive and very comfortable with an equally spacious and spotlessly clean ensuite bathroom. The shower was fabulous! We also appreciated the feather duvet which was much more comfortable than the synthetic duvets we have encountered in other accommodation. Breakfast was excellent, served... More 

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

Thanks for a great review, it was lovely having you stay as our first guests in the New Year and we’re pleased that the weather was not too harsh and you managed to get a good overview of North Devon. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Old Vicarage in July, 2014. We traveled exclusively by public transport, so arrived in Barnstaple by train. The directions to the B&B sounded walkable from the train station. The distance was very reasonable and once we found the walled site, we were set. The house is beautifully appointed. Our suite was cool, with... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely Christmas present; your first review and our 90th written on Christmas day. We do appreciate the time taken to register and write a review and wish you the very best for 2015, here’s hoping you have many happy travels to write about in the next 12 months. More 

Crediton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Everything really great. Lovely building, well decorated and clean. First class hosts and great breakfast. I have stayed in many, many places in Europe and this is one of my favourites. The B and B is really close to the town yet peaceful.

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

It’s great you enjoyed your brief stay with us so close to your own home. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. More 

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