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Althea Library

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27 High Street, Padstow PL28 8BB, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had to write this review to make sure everyone realises how fabulous this place is ! Top quality all the way from the fabulously furnished and luxury feel to the Puffin Suite to the amazng breakfasts served up each morning. Worth every single penny and then some!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been taking short breaks at Althea Library for the past sixteen years and we have never been disappointed. We have recently returned from a three night break in the 'Puffin Suite', a very comfortable roomy accommodation, but our favourite is the 'Green Room' where we have stayed many times before. Geoff and Jane are continually updating the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place exudes charm and character by the bucket-load, comes with great hospitality, boasts an excellent location, serves marvellous breakfasts and, vital in Padstow, has private off-street parking. Cheap it isn't, but if your budget is not tight, then it's not to be missed.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Geoff & Jane were excellent and made every effort to make you welcome and enjoy your stay. The room was fantastic, beautiful decor and nice personal touches. Breakfasts were superb. Gentle 400m walk into Padstow.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is without doubt the best B & B we have stayed in. We booked the Puffin suite and it was a delight. The furnishings were just right with lots of nice touches. The bathroom was wonderful with black sparkling tiles and underfloor lighting. Our every need had been thought of and because we were in a suite we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed here for four nights in July. Our room was really lovely (The Yellow Room) with a nice bathroom, and really big comfy bed. There were lots of nice touches too - a fridge, with water replaced daily, fresh milk and chocolates, complimentary newspapers, bath robes - things that you often don't get even in posh hotels! There is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Althea Library is a great place to stay. Geoff & Jane are the perfect hosts. Nothing is ever too much trouble. The rooms are lovely with everything you can imagine, fresh milk, bottled water, biscuits and choccies in the fridge. Great selection of tea/coffee. There isn't anything that hasn't been thought of from the torch to the bottle opener. Every... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A little bit of heaven at Althea Library. We are return guests and stayed for a week in The Puffin Suite. It is so well equipped you want for nothing and the breakfasts are wonderful. There is such a range of choice for breakfast and all is cooked and presented wonderfully well. Location is perfect just a short stroll to... More 

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Walton on Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As ever Jane and Geoff never disappoint. The welcome, level of cleanliness, and quality of breakfasts were superb. Always a joy to stay (just wish I didn't keep forgetting to return the key; that's twice now! Sorry) :)

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed at this lovely B&B at very late notice. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent within an easy walk to Padstow Harbour. The room was very clean and well furnished, with a lovely bathroom. The breakfast was of the highest standard and facilities in the room, including tea & coffee, were very generous. We... More 

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