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Varley House

13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Ranked #3 of 22 hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our expectations were high due to reading reviews and we were not disappointed. The rooms were very well-equipped, the beds were comfy and the bathrooms/facilities were very good too. Rod and Helen were very friendly, great for helpful advice and accommodating (they would have got us soya milk had we thought to request it) and breakfast was excellent too. Leaving... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rod and Helen were very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast, lovely house and the view from the comfortable, light and airy bedroom was fantastic. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely visit again. Rod and Helen made us feel at home and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable. Liz and Keith

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the good comments about us and Varley House. It was nice to be able to help your stay go well and look after your boys either side of their trip to Lundy Island. If ever you are back in the area again we would love to see you all again More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cleanliness was top of the list! Good location plenty of nice views. Hilly area maybe but Ilfracombe is! Nice breakfast comfortable bed quiet area. Full Marks! Ideal for back packer walker bird watching. Exmoor on your door step. If the sun shines you have Woolacombe Sands close by if cloudy a host of places to go From Watermouth - Combe... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the good comments about Varley House. We are glad that we were able to accommodate you both for the 1 night whilst you were baby sitting your grand child. We would love to see you both again, whenever you are visiting your family again, so just give us a call More

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

13.8.14 Very comfortable room, excellent shower - I think the shower basin alone was bigger than some of the ensuites we had in other B&B's during our week in Devon! Rod made us very welcome and 3 road bikes stored securely for the more active of us on the holiday. Very obliging as I needed an early breakfast, I was... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent comments that you have made about Varley House. We hope that the cyclist's had a good time and were not to weary after the exercise. If ever you are back in Ilfracombe again, we would love to see you again More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rod the owner was very helpful and prompt when arranging the booking, especially considering only staying for one night. Easy to find, and lovely views. On arrival, again very helpful and gave me free use of landline phone (as my O2 signal was flakey). Room was clean, bathroom was spacey and clean, shower was powerful and hot. Only 5 min... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the good comments about Varley House. It was nice to meet you both and help you enjoy and prepare yourself prior to the Wedding at the Tunnels beaches. Re the room your friend was in, the bathroom will be refurbished in the winter, and a power shower installed to counteract the water pressure problems More

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we first arrived we were treated to a warm welcome and were taken on a tour on the hotel facilities. The hotel room was stunning including a 4 poster bed and modern bathroom striking the right balance between functional and classic accommodation. Varley House was our base to visit the surrounding areas of this beautiful part of... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review on Varley House. It was good to meet 2 people who came from our old home town, and glad that we were able to make your short stay with us enjoyable More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights as went to a wedding at The Tunnels. Lovely people, lovely room overlooking the sea with stunning views. Good service and breakfast. Didn't use the bar but only one problem was that the lounge needs updating. Too old. As they have only been there 4 years it looks as if they are gradually modernising the premises.The bedroom... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Varley house. We are pleased that we were able to help your stay whilst you were at a wedding at the Tunnels beaches pleasant. As you rightly have highlighted we are in a programme of refurbishing the building, and are concentrating on the bedrooms first. The lounge is OK, but the bar is in... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful stay at the Varley House, both Rod ad Helen were very welcoming. They told about the best places to visit and eat. The room was lovely, with an amazing view, the little touches they add makes all the difference, especially having cotton pads, cotton wool and ear buds, not forgetting the chocolates on the pillows. The... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments on Varley. It is always nice to get these comments, and that we are doing the little things to help make your stay enjoyable More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was excellent with a really nice en suite shower room. The breakfast was good but the lounge and dining room were a bit dowdy and old fashioned and in need of a facelift. The owners were very helpful and friendly

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about Varley House. We are aware that the bar area is now dated and needs updating, but we are concentrating on getting all the bedrooms done first, so you can probably understand, only so much can be done each year. Thank you once again More

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful few days, stayed at the lovely Varley House, lovely and clean and very friendly host. We will certainly return and would recommend this hotel to people who are looking for a quiet break

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Thank you for your review of Varley House. It was good to meet you and glad that we were able to help you enjoy your stay More

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Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 
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