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“Lovely bed and breakfast with helpful owners” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Lovely bed and breakfast with helpful owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed here the night after a trip to the nearby Lundy Island. I was allowed to leave my car at Varley House during my entire week on Lundy for no extra charge. The owners remembered that I was heading to and coming back from Lundy, and knew what time to expect me in light of this. On getting back from Lundy, late on Saturday evening, boy was this a great place to rest the night!
I was welcomed by Rod, who led me straight to my room for a rest. The room was spacious and well equipped, with storage space and an ensuite shower room.
Breakfast the next morning was very good.
In short, a very nice B&B, efficiently run by a couple who are very helpful when needed, but also good and giving you your own space. I will be back!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Thank you very much for the nice comments that you have made about us and Varley house.
We have only provided the service to you, as we would expect to receive for ourselves.
We are glad that your trip to Lundy Island proved fuitful, and we would love to see you again if ever you are in the area
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed here the night before and the night after a holiday to Lundy Island. We were able to leave our cars at Varley House while we were at Lundy which was a big plus.
The rooms were comfortable and nicely presented.
Of our breakfast was excellent and served quickly. The hosts were brilliant, very friendly and very helpful.
Good location, only a short walk into the very centre of Ilfracombe (even if it is a bit of a climb on the walk back).
Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments on Varley House. It was nice to meet you all and especially for you all to be enjoying our Lounge and bar on the night before your trip to Lundy Island.
Hope you all had a good journey back, and we would love to see you again if ever you visited Lundy or North Devon again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for one night at the end of a very wet camping trip. We received a warm and sincere welcome.
The house itself is lovely with loads of period features. The room was clean and comfortable, with a lovely en suite shower room. The breakfast was delicious.
Whilst near the top of the hill, the walk down to the harbour was quite short and easy.
Would definitely recommend this place to others!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Thank you for such lovely comments about Varley house.
It was nice to meet both yourself and the cheeky little bell ringing Luca.
he brought a little light to our day and makes me chuckle a bit. I like characters in children.

If ever you are back in the area again we would love to see you
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Feltham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Varley house lies just outside of ilfracombe and the harbour. On arrival Rod was extremely welcoming and showed us to our spacious room which had everything we needed and great sea views!! The lounge and bar are very comfortbale to relax in after a long day or drive. Breakfast was very good and we continued on to cornwall having had a lovely stay!!!

Room Tip: Room no 1 has great sea views!!! The thatched pub (2 min walk) really good food and drink!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Thank you for the great comments about Varley House. It was nice to meet you both on your trip down to Cornwall, and we hope the festival after was up to your expectations.
If ever you or your friends are down this way we would love to see you
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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 our car there whilst we went to Lundy Island was so handy. The B&B is close enough to walk to the High St and harbour (unless you have below average fitness). The icing on the cake was having a games room available: with darts, a small pool table, exercise bike and lots of board games and a drinks bar. If we go back to Ilfracombe, we will definitely stay there again. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
We wanted to say thank you for the good comments that you have made about us and Varley House.
It was nice to meet you all and that you had a good time before your short break on Lundy Island.
As you say if ever you are back in the area again we would love to see you all again
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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 Martin Hunters Inn Lynton and Lymouth Exmoor and so on. Golf at Ilfracombe and Saunton.

Room Tip: Sea view to most rooms
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
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
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Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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