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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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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 

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We hesitantly booked this potentially wonderful country house in August 2014 due to a mixture of reviews. Many excellent 5 star comments but oddly around 1 in 8 giving absolutely terrible 1 star ratings. What would cause such stark disparity? Are some guests just stuck up? How could this be, should we book anyway and take the chance as it’s... More 

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

This is unbelievable. 'Josh647' was 'Umar A' last week when he left a review which he decided to uplift when he saw my management response. Is this the sort of integrity which TripAdvisor encourages? How many more aliases does he have? I shall repeat much of my earlier response and let readers make their own minds-up. I shall add other... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fantastic, really hospitable staff and beautiful setting. Swimming Pool is an unexpected charm, very well appointed and great for the kids. The accommodation is particularly perfect and ideal for self-catering family holidays. The wildlife and grounds are fantastic to explore. I cannot rate this place highly enough.

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

Dear Andi O Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself here and likewise the children! We've now introduced a Treasure Hunt for them around the grounds incidentally - so that's for the next visit! I shall make sure your kind words are relayed to all the staff too. We enjoyed having you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked this hotel at very short notice for 1 night as a more comfortable extension to our camping trip...what a find. Our party was 2 adults, 2 children (5 & 8 years) and 2 16 year old lads and while it was not cheap we certainly got great value. On arrival our family room wasn't ready due to us... More 

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

Dear Rich C Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased you had a good time with us and that the whole family enjoyed its stay. Thank you for confirming that certain prior reviews may not quite reflect the reality as you really ,experienced here! That does say something about 'the system' and its integrity sadly. We... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in June 2014, our room was adjacent to the main building. The hotel is in a nice country location, but just because it is in the country is no excuse for letting the place go! I wasn't expecting the Ritz butI had to kill at least 30 spiders before going to bed, there were webs... More 

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

Dear Mrs Pontski We were surprised to read your review. Surely this can't be the delightful lady who stayed with the vintage car group can it, a lady who has waited almost two months to scribe her rather snide comments? Was this the couple who chose to stay an extra night after they originally booked? No, it can't be! Frankly,... More 

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