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Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel

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Trimstone | Nr Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 8NR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trimstone Manor is comfortable, has lovely gardens and the friendliest staff. If you travel with kids and/or dogs you will not find a more ideal place. At the same time you and your family can be pretty independent.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trimstone Manor is located in a beautiful country setting between the villages of Braunton and Ilfracombe. It is I/2 mile off the main road so it is quiet and peaceful. The staff is helpful and gracious. The rooms are furnished beautifully. A pool and sauna are available. We stayed in the East Down room and had a four poster bed... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gail728 Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a delight to meet you both and I hope we were able to share some of Devon's beautiful countryside with you! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and indeed for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your English Country House... More 

Tunbridge wells
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented several of the cottages for my brothers 40th birthday and had a wonderful time. The cottages were ideal with a pool and outdoor area to entertain the children, whilst the adults were happily entertained in the games room. Trimstone manor is peaceful but so close to many wonderful places. the only down side is, for big self catering... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jarretty Thank you very much for your review of our cottages. We were delighted to have you stay with us and are so pleased you all had a good time. Sorry, yes, the kitchen is designed for a certain maximum number for its accommodation but naturally each cottage has its own fridge and utilities as well. We do have... More 

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

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a lovely relaxed break. After reading some of the reviews on our return we agreed it was a 3 star, and we were very happy with this, please don't go there and expect a 5 star, ( if we had wanted a 5 star we would have gone to one and paid... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claire Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a delight to have you stay with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and that it was relaxing for you. Your room has been enhanced further since you were here with a Four-poster bed so, for the next time! You are right... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Six relatives and I spent a two day break at Trimstone Manor in January. It's a delightful place in a beautiful setting and the owners and staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, though never intrusive. 'Manor country house hotel' is a very accurate description.

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate P Many thanks indeed for your kind review. We enjoyed having the family and friends stay with us for the special birthday celebration in Georgeham and are so glad that you all enjoyed the stay with us. Thank you fore taking the time to leave a review - always appreciated. We shall look forward to a repeat visit... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am constantly astounded by the vitriol trotted out by Philip Milton, the owner of Trimstone to some of the non 5 star reviewers on Trip Advisor. Having stayed there last summer, I have to agree with other reviewers, that some aspects of the place are not cleaned properly. We hired one of their cottages for all our family and... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lipsock (whatever that is meant to mean though 'put one in it' comes to mind!) I shan't thank you for your review as you seem to have some self-appointed sense of agrandizement for your opinions, something which is seriously undeserved. I think you must be too carried-away with self-importance from singing your own ballads looking at your image. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I recently stayed at the Trimstone Manor on a business trip. The owners were absolutely wonderful and helpful and even took me to where I needed to be the next day for no charge. The food was excellent and the rooms wonderfully in keeping with the gorgeous surrounding countryside. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting and will... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah M Thank you very much for your review. It was a delight to have you stay with us and we are so pleased that everything was to your satisfaction. I am pleased too that you found the food good - our Chef tries hard and we prepare the menus every day to accommodate the bookings we have that... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed a great lunch at Trimstone Manor for a business meeting. Firstly I was impressed by the staff asking if I would like a drink on arrival. The lady behind the bar asked if I would like my bitter room temperature or cold, which was really nice to be asked, as any bitter drinker would know. We then went... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ed M Many thanks for taking the time to post a review - we really appreciate that. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience for lunch - we are open all year but for pre-bookings with a minimum party size to warrant full Restaurant service as you enjoyed and we are delighted to provide. Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

At the heart of the Devon, this region is a delight. You arrive at the manor hotel by a charming typical path lined with hedges. The rustic sight since the hotel is extremely beautiful and peaceful. The bedroom is very comfortable and spacious. The owners and the staff are admirable of kindness and helpfulness. The swimming pool is magnificent, I... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Yves G Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a delight having you here as our guests. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy some of the super Devon countryside whilst you stayed with us too. We shall look forward to seeing you return again and meantime, thank you again for taking the time... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited Trimstone for a business meeting over breakfast. The food, service and surroundings were all second to none, but the breakfast itself is what really stands out. I don't eat any sort of egg, and after explaining this to the waitress, my plate arrived piled high with extra bacon as a bonus. There was bacon, sausage, hash brown, black pudding,... More 

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QualityControlNDevon, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jo-ent Thank you very much for your kind review. It is very good of you to spend the time to leave your comments and we are very pleased that you had a good time with us and that your breakfast was up-to-scratch! We shall very much look forward to seeing you another time soon! Thank you again - we... More 

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