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“The most Idyllic picturesque sleepy village”
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Excellent
72 reviews
Poppies
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge
Kitchen
Bedroom
Shower room
Double shower
Floor plan
Garden
Garden with decking
Berrynarbor, Village Centre
Berrynarbor, Pub and distant sea view
St Peter's Church, Berrynarbor
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

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Cath R
lancashire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The most Idyllic picturesque sleepy village”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for a week in this little cottage from 6th - 13th August and everything was just perfect. Alison and Andy couldn't have been more helpful, and the cream tea on arrival was lovely. The cottage has everything you need and more, and is very clean and well set out. Berrynarbor is the most beautiful village which was a haven to come back to each day after the hustle and bustle of other tourist villages we visited. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful stay, without all the usual tourist traffic. We also took our two dogs, and just up the road from the cottage is a field the dogs were able to exercise off lead securely. Also scattered around the village are various flower pot men which are lovely to see. You can also purchase these in the gift shop in the village. We will definitely be returning next year its been a lovely week

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing we loved every bit of the holiday
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
We really appreciate your wonderful review and so happy you enjoyed your stay. Let us know your 2017 dates and we'll get the week(s) reserved for you! (with a 10% discount, of course!). Look forward to welcoming you back, x
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Sibridge
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Miss”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a fabulous stay at poppies. A perfect place to relax and unwind. The cottage had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The cream tea on arrival was a lovely surprise. The owners Andy and Allison were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to go back.

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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review, we're pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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ffls
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Five stars are not enough!”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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From booking onwards Andy and Allison went out of their way to ensure we felt at ease and comfortable. All email communications were friendly and helpful and we started looking forward to our holiday feeling we were in caring and safe hands.

When we arrived there was a gorgeous cream tea waiting for us! There was tea, coffee and sugar so we could dive right in and make a cuppa too. Can't tell you how grateful we were for that!

There is literally everything you could need to live self sufficiently and every piece of kitchen equipment you need. Scissors, cling film, washing up liquid, cooking utensils (all clean and plentiful), I could go on but having been on a lot of self catering holidays I can safely say this is the most well equipped and thought out property we've stayed at. It was as if every whim and want had been anticipated - it really made our holiday to have such a lovely place to stay.

The dual aspect bedroom is fresh, clean and so cheerful, lots of space to put your clothes and a bedspread in one of the cupboards if you get chilly... not that you can as the cottage has it's own independent and very efficient heating system. The lovely powerful double sized shower was BLISS in the mornings. We swear the lovely big fluffy towels were brand new and there were spare toilet rolls too.

The lounge / kitchen / dinner is a great size and so fresh and stylish. There were DVD's if you were bored with TV and a few shelves stocked with novels and tourist guides. Even a brolly for two was thoughtfully provided along with a blanket on the sofa for cuddling up to a film. Oh and the delight of always available wifi... yay!

The garden nook has a table and chairs in just the right position to catch the sun and is sufficiently secluded that you feel safe and private.

We found Berrynarbour the perfect base for exploring North Devon and would recommend both the village, and in particular Poppies, to anyone wanting a holiday in the UK.

I cannot praise Andy and Allison enough for the detail and care they put into ensuring anyone staying at Poppies will feel relaxed and happy from the moment they pull up. Well done!

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Liked best: Like a love nest... safe, clean and homely
Liked least: Nothing, it was perfect!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Oh my, what a lovely review (brought a tear to my eye!). We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and Poppies was everything you hoped for in a holiday cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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116jls
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything perfect!”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We could not have asked for better. Accommodation beautifully kept and fully equipped; good to have free wifi and Sky TV for use in the evenings along with a selection of books and tourist information. On arrival we were welcomed by scones, jam and cream plus a bottle of wine and even our dog received some doggy treats. Another lovely little touch was that Sophie and Andy kindly baked me some muffins and gave me another bottle of wine on finding out it was my birthday. Berrynarbotr itself is a picturesque village with its own shop and olde worlde pub, the villagers being very welcoming and chatty. There are lots of things to do round and about, beaches, coastal walks, pubs, sightseeing etc and most places we visited were very "dog friendly" which is a big plus when you are on holiday. We shall definitely be revisiting "Poppies" soon.

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Liked best: Ideal venue for a relaxing holiday
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. So pleased you had a great stay, and look forward to you coming back to us (remember we offer a discount for returning guests!)
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sarah r
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed October 28, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our stay in poppies,very clean ,warm and cosy.On our arrival we were welcomed by the very nice and friendly owners.We enjoyed the cream tea and Pete our greyhound enjoyed his doggy treats,the flowers were a nice touch aswell.Poppies is situated in the lovely village of Berrynarbour,just a short walk to the local shop and the pub.I would definitely recommend Poppies to family and friends as it was one of the best cottages we have stayed in,a credit to the owners.

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Liked best: liked everything
Liked least: everything was a positive
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Poppies again
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Tenor54
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect location to experience the area”
Reviewed September 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A great week in this lovely cottage despite the rather wet conditions. Just the right place to return to each evening and settle down and relax.
Well equipped, friendly hosts and a cream tea at the start!
Want a relaxing week in a lovely location - don't hesitate go for Poppies.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Thank you for such a glowing review - such a shame it was a rather soggy week but glad Poppies was a comfortable haven for you. Really lovely to welcome you to Poppies.
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Helen G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect in every way”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely little cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday and done out to a very high standard. Even the dogs felt relaxed and at home. Perfect position for visiting so many places too. Would definitely recommend it. Lovely friendly owners who live next door if you need them. Cream tea, flowers and doggy biscuits on arrival are a lovely touch. Many thanks to the owners. Hope to visit again one day.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Wow, what a lovely review, thank you. We're delighted you, and your fur babies, enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to Poppies for your holiday, we hope to welcome you back again.
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