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Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Trimstone | Nr Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 8NR, England
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Ranked #15 of 23 hotels in Ilfracombe
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel and then read some really bad reviews. I really cannot understand how this can be the case. The hotel is quirky and no it's not the Hilton or the Sheraton. If that is what you want this hotel is not for you.What it is is a gorgeous ,English, homely,country hotel. The gardens and views are stunning.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sorry, but i'm afraid this place needs a heck of a lot of investment,more staff and a good clean. We arrived and saw that the pictures do not really represent these lodgings. Food served is OK for a low end pub, so compliments the interior. Lovely surrounding countryside, just a shame this 'hotel' is being left to slowly... More

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

Oddly enough, we have not had any families stay in our Hotel for quite a long time, so so much for the truthfulness of your 'review', discrediting all that TripAdvisor stands-for. Happily we welcome children but as it's not been the school holidays that's just the way it has been. This so-called 'review' smells very fishy indeed - first time... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Although we didn't stay in the hotel we had one of their extremely well furnished and spacious apartments. Without exception, everyone we met was lovely and treated us all as friends. As the hotel is next to the accommodation we were able to use all of the hotels facilities. This included a beautifully warm swimming pool, tennis courts, an excellent... More

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Chiltern Hills UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a well lived in family run home/hotel, glitzy and flash it is not - but all the better for it - home cooking and friendly atmosphere made for a comfortable and enjoyable break. A tranquil and rural idyll in tucked away in a fold of Exmoor but within easy reach of Woolacombe, Croyde and Ilfracombe. Last minute booking... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Okay so you have to arrive by 7:15am to join this Breakfast meeting which can last until 9am+ if you chose to stay that long. Interesting subjects with an interesting mix of people. Good breakfast too

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

Dear Wiselady Thank you very much for writing a review! Yes, 'BusinessBreakfastTyme' is for Business early birds. However, it is habit forming and I really look forward to each week! We have great discourse and at only £8.50 for the meeting including a hearty breakfast, it is a great way for those in business and with a wealth of experience... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

I got married here last year. The most amazing day. The staff was wonderful, they were so helpful. Made me feel calm. The food was lovely. The bedroom was old and calming. The room fitted in with the theme of the house. We Partied hard and that was no issue for the staff. I know that a lot of our... More

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

Dear Jessica Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really do try hard here and are so pleased that everything went well for your very special day. The gardens have been lovely here this year and so you can imagine the photographic back-drops for bridal parties! We continue to add as we can to enhance what we offer... More

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The wife and I got married here in June 2012. The grounds are stunning and have some lovely views. Everything was very clean and the hotel was incredibly quiet (after the party stopped that is!). Very, very friendly staff. They were there for our every need!

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

Dear MCarts265 Just a short note to thank you so much for your kind review. We were so pleased that everything about your day went well - and indeed trust married live is treating you both well too! We shall look forward to seeing you again! My very best wishes Philip J Milton - Owner Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned home after a wonderful week away in the Granary, self catering at Trimstone Manor. We are a family of 7, my wife and I and our 5 children and our black labrador Saphie. The granary was very comfortable and was clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and l must single out... More

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

Dear GBS Thank you very much for your kind comments which I shall relay to the staff. We are all very pleased you had such a great time here with us and shall look forward to seeing you again! I am sorry we could not accommodate you in our Tyme Restaurant either - we'll have to remind you to pre-book... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A family get together at Heanton Punchardon (5 miles down the road) got my wife and her cousin looking for a hotel. This was selected from Trip Advisor. An older home/estate that dates back to the 12th century. We found the rooms to be very clean, the water very hot, beds comfortable and service extremely good. The bar was opened... More

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

Dear AR Thank you very much for your comments. It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us. Yes, the Main Road route is only 300 yards up our lane so if anyone doesn't like the narrow lane back towards Woolacombe, it is easy to use the main roads and no great diversion for anyone. We always use... More

Dorset, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Located down a barely used North Devon lane, Trimstone Manor is located in the most delightful rural location, surrounded by bird song or the occasional cries from the poultry that are kept in the adjoining paddock. I was there with a number of colleagues and we enjoyed a delicious dinner before entertaining ourselves in the Games Room with table tennis,... More

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

Dear Dorset Wanderer Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - & that we could share the history our North Devon literary roots! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us for that very special occasion & I am glad all the party had a good time.... More

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Address: Trimstone | Nr Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 8NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Green Hotel in Ilfracombe
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Our Three Star Hotel, the only one in the greater Ilfracombe area (and only three miles from glorious Woolacombe), is set in 44 acres of landscaped gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside and provides the perfect location for those who want a peaceful and relaxing break. With easy access to the A361 Trimstone is also perfect for those who want to explore North Devon. The fine sandy beaches and rolling surf of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton are just a short drive as are the secluded coves and cliff paths around Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. Other attractions include the famous twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor, the North Devon coastal footpath, Arlington Court for the National Trust's Carriage Collection or the delights of a working sheep dog and falconry demonstration a mile away. Whatever the weather there is always something to do at Trimstone. Nearby we have clay shooting grounds, golf, quad-biking, horse-riding, you-name-it! Guests can use the games room, tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna, walk in the grounds or simply relax in a quiet spot with a drink and a good book. Concessionary evening rates for Three Star Tyme Restaurant apply for pre-arrival bookings. ... more   less 
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