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“A high class B and B” 5 of 5 stars
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Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6AD, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Dartington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
UK
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“A high class B and B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

This is a truly excellent Band B. The location is tranquil, the views stunning. The house itself is light, airy, a perfect example of modern decor and furnishings in an elegant older house. The beds are great, the breakfasts better. Velwell House is a very good base for a visit to this attractive part of Devon.Highly recommended.

  • Liked — The modern design, comfort and food
  • Disliked — No negatives
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

We stayed here on our wedding night, and it was brilliant. Our room was very spacious, with a chaise longue in the window and fresh flowers. Big comfy bed, wet room, fantastic views and the best breakfast we have ever had. Fresh fruit, bread that Val had made that morning, full cooked breakfast, quails eggs, croissants, orange juice, tea... We couldn't do it justice.

It was also really good value - £70 a night. You can pay a lot more in totnes and get a lot less.

  • Liked — Great room
  • Disliked — 2 night minimum stay policy on weekends
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2008

Velwell House is a real find. Val and Gareth work very hard at their business without being intrusive and it is very difficult to find fault. We stayed in the square bedroom which is extremely comfortable and has marvellous views of the South Devon countryside. Val provides an excellent breakfast with homemade bread and preserves as a bonus. We wanted to visit Totnes, Dartington, SE Dartmoor and Riverford Organics and couldn't have a chosen a better base.

  • Liked — The warm welcome
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

Beautifully situated on a hillside with excellent views, this B&B is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Val & Gareth were friendly and welcoming. The room was very spacious - it had an enormous bed with an exceptionally good mattress (so rare) and views over the countryside. There was more storage space in the room than many hotel rooms offer, and the bathroom was spotlessly clean with an excellent shower.
Breakfast was served at a large wooden table in a room that overlooks the kitchen garden. Bread was baked freshly for us on both mornings and we could help ourselves. There was a choice of fresh fruit salad, cereals, yogurt and fruit juice followed by a very good cooked or continental breakfast with toast and freshly brewed coffee or tea, all in plentiful quantities.

The house has many of Val's etchings and paintings on display and they are very good (take your cheque book!) and her artistic eye is very much in evidence in everything from the crockery to the decor.

We don't recommend many places unreservedly (and have never written one of these before) but Velwell House deserves to be the exception.

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2008

We had a fantasic stay at Velwell House and would recommend it to all our friends.
The bedroom was large with great views and a huge and very comfy bed. The bathroom was really luxurious.
The breakfast was fantastic with home made bread, yoghurt and jams, and really good quality ingredients, well cooked.
This is one of the best places we've ever stayed and certainly the best value.

  • Liked — Comfort and luxury
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Velwell House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes > Dartington
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dartington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spacious and luxurious Victorian country house with a contemporary atmosphere and magnificent Dartmoor views. Velwell House is conveniently placed for the A38 but close to Dartington Hall and Totnes. Boutique hotel style comfort at B and B prices. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Velwell House Bed & Breakfast Dartington, Devon - Totnes

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