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Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel

Trimstone, Ilfracombe EX34 8NR England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 16 hotels in Ilfracombe
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Trimstone Manor is a traditional country house offering 4 star guest accommodation 2.5 miles from glorious Woolacombe. Set in 48 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside & landscaped gardens, it is perfect for a peaceful & relaxing break. Easy access to the A361 makes Trimstone perfect for those who want to explore North Devon. Sandy beaches and the rolling surf of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton are just a short drive, ideal for beach lovers and surfers alike. We have famous Lynton & Lynmouth, Exmoor, the South West coastal footpath and Arlington Court (NT). Whatever the weather there's always something to do. Guests can use the games room, tennis court, seasonal indoor heated swimming pool, gym & sauna, walk or simply relax in a quiet spot with a drink. Why not book Breakfast or an Evening Meal at our Tyme Restaurant (Friday or Saturday nights) to make your stay even more special? We can cater for children and special dietary requirements too but booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Tennis court
Highchairs available
Parking garage
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Chris F wrote a review Jun 12
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Hotel is very dated and needs tlc, we stayed in a pet friendly room that smelt damp, had a noisy bathroom fan that had a sign asking you to leave on to prevent setting fire alarms off and was just generally a pretty bleak experience. Maybe the other rooms are better but after seeing the state of the room we decided to skip exploring the pool or any of the other listed amenities. My main concern was we were woke at around 2am to the sound of squeaking rats running around in the ceiling which is pretty alarming. I mentioned this to the lady on reception when I paid and checked out, and she mentioned somebody had mentioned something previously but thought it could of been bird's.... I advised it absolutely wasn't bird's that we heard scurrying around and squeaking, she then replied to say it's what you expect being out in the country side..... Agree to disagree on that one. I'm not in the habit of leaving reviews, especially ones that aren't great but feel it's needed here as the hotel just doesn't live up to expectations or cleanliness of a £120 per night rated room.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Philip Milton, Owner at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ChrisK Thank you for your review though disappointed that you did not enjoy your one night stay in your dog-friendly room and felt that all we deserves was 'poor'. We are bemused that you say last weekend was damp as it has been so dry and hot recently so that makes no sense. The sign in your room does certainly NOT say leave the bathroom fan-on all night! How daft. It says clearly 'please ensure you use the fan when you USE the shower to ensure excess steam doesn't activate the heat sensors of the alarm (some guests seem to shower with the door open too, not confining the steam to the shower!) I do wish you had asked us about that if you did not understand. We are an historic building with roots back to Domesday. Since we have been here have spent over seven figures on refurbishment, upgrading and improvements. We are still what we are and it appears we were not for you. We level ourselves at three star and are priced accordingly and not five star which we don't want to be, but a comfortable homeliness which most guests really welcome and enjoy. We have old and antique furniture and surroundings where we can and these are appreciated by guests. If you want Ikea - that's not us. I am very sorry if you were awakened by any creatures in the roof space (well above your ceiling) - we are in the middle of the country and despite keeping on top of the problems from a hygienic perspective, unfortunately occasionally we do suffer visits but that is par for the course wherever you go sadly. We are also very nature conscious so try to encourage wildlife as well (I hope you noticed how many wild birds there are around the Place for example) so a delicate balancing act. It could easily have been jackdaws which seek-out any possible opening for their nests too. Everywhere was full that weekend (as most weekends are these days) so I am not quite sure what you will expect for what you pay but clearly please ensure you choose a modern property next time and also not one in the Countryside - which the vast majority of our guests enjoy instead. Yours sincerely
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Chris Moorewortho74 wrote a review Jun 10
Loughborough, United Kingdom2 contributions
The Manor is set in lovely grounds with gorgeous views of open countryside in an away from it all location but within easy reach of local attractions. I would describe the manor as shabby chic, but that is meant as a compliment, it has lots of character. The couple who manage the hotel are very helpful & try their best to look after their guests but I do think more staff are needed. The food is plentiful ( especially the breakfasts ) & the dinner menu is mostly fairly typical 'pub' type but of good standard. We enjoyed our stay &definitely hope to return to enjoy the special ambience
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Date of stay: June 2021
Chris keen wrote a review Jun 9
3 contributions
Fantastic weekend break here wonderful location friendly staff good food excellent facilities will be booking again in the future would highly recommend this hotel. Wonder location so relaxing and peaceful 5 stars
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Date of stay: June 2021
Jo W wrote a review Jun 8
1 contribution
We stayed in Jacobstowe which is a dog friendly room, it's in the courtyard so we were able to park right outside which was a bonus as our dog is young and sleeps in a crate so not far to carry it!. There is a field to exercise your dog right outside the room which was perfect. This was our puppy's first trip with us and it was great fun, the amazing Woolacombe beach is a short drive away which we all thoroughly enjoyed. All in all a lovely welcoming hotel in a great location to explore north Devon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Kate W wrote a review Jun 5
Somerton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic location for exploring north Devon. Room was clean and Cosy. Bed very comfortable. Gardens and grounds beautifully maintained. The swimming pool is small and a little chilly but had a few nice swims my daughter really enjoyed the pool. Games room had a vintage feel reminder of my child hood holidays. Staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely be booking again as soon as I can.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$92 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays (1.4 miles), Walk - Morte Point Trail (2.7 miles), and Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Biffen's Kitchen, Antidote, and Nelly May's Parlour.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (3.4 miles) and Chambercombe Manor (2.9 miles).
Is Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.