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“Wonderful stay in peaceful location”
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Bracken House
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Burton on Trent
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“Wonderful stay in peaceful location”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a stay at Bracken House. We received a warm welcome from Guy and Sue who couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was excellent and the rooms comfortable. Beds were superb and the bathrooms have been refurbished to an extremely high standard this year. A big thumbs up and wholehearted recommendation.

Room Tip: The main double overlooks garden, countryside and (at an angle) the north Devon coast. It is also hu...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Howard Many thanks for the great review and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back here at some point in the future. Uy and Sue
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The welcome at Bracken House was really great - Guy and Sue made us very welcome in their home, especially over dinner! The evening meals were beautifully cooked, and breakfast was lovely, with home-made bread, beautifully served fruit salad - a choice of whatever you wanted. All meals are served in the lovely Georgian dining room. The house - including bedrooms, is full of really tasteful antiques. Surrounding Devon countryside beautiful, with lots of walks nearby. This is a family home and you feel truly a guest in it.
Well sign-posted too!

Room Tip: just tell Guy and Sue what you'd like and they've probably got it! (We slept in a very comfo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Steve and Karima Thank you for your very kind review and very pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to make our guests feel at home and relaxed. Hope to see you again soon. Guy and Sue
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Springfield, Ohio
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Bratton Fleming was the hub of our overseas vacation. Bracken House provided a relaxing respite while researching local family history & visiting friends. Located across from the original parsonage, Bracken House sits adjacent to 'the glebe', a common garden area great for taking a morning stroll or walking pets. A walk to the center of town isn't far at all and the entrance to one of the public footpaths is a few dozen meters down the drive. The kids had a lot of fun exploring the grounds and seeing the horses.

We were a few minutes early for check-in but Guy was there making us feel at home before we even set foot across the threshold. The rooms were well furnished, clean and cozy. After getting settled we were greeted with afternoon tea & some lovely harp music. I'm embarrassed to admit that I thought the music was coming from a sound system but quickly discovered Susan playing an actual harp in the next room! After having dinner in town we returned to relax in the library where we found a few books & maps to look over.

Breakfast was delightful. Guy successfully pleased two normally fussy boys, and it was nice to see a well-cooked over-medium egg. Needless to say breakfast gave us the energy to disappear for the day and see the local sights. Although Devon experienced one of its most rainiest seasons we still had an enjoyable time staying in Bratton Fleming at the Bracken House.

Room Tip: We stayed in the upper front room which had a spectacular view facing south. Our two boys stayed in...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

From the off, the owners bent over backwards to make one feel welcome and were very flexible in regard to check-in time and nominating a time for the delicious cooked-to-order breakfast, including bread freshly baked on site, and preceded by a tasty fruit salad.
The house is a characterful and historical delight both inside and out, with picturesque views.
Lottie the pet Labrador is sweet, loving and obedient (the perfect dog?!).
I shall, without doubt, be returning!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Staying at Bracken House is everything you could wish from a B & B experience. Absolutely lovely house. Delightful, warm and thoughtful hosts. Beautiful, clean and comfortable room. Tea served in a pot with proper cups! And the breakfast truly puts the B into B & B - we can't recommend it highly enough. Don't hesitate, just book it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Bracken House. We were made very welcome by our hosts, Guy, Susan and Lottie( the lab) Our room was of a particularly high standard - comfortable and clean. Breakfast was scrummy and I think Guy could have rustled up anything we asked for! It was a treat to be offered a flask of milk for our morning coffee - no wrestling with those UHT cartons at Bracken House. It was lovely to hear the harp being played - and wonderful to be invited to play too. Our hosts gave lots of helpful advice as to places to visit and excellent pubs to eat at. We would highly recommend Bracken House - a beautiful example of Old English charm.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Helen G
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Dear Helen Thank you so much for your very kind review and we were delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us and also the breakfasts. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Guy and Sue
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

During the two weeks of our stay in the bracken House, we enjoyed the silence, the warm and perfect support. It is a place which invites to stay longer than two or three days. It's a place the burn out to outsmarting.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daniel K
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Dear Daniel Thank you so much for your kind review and is was a delight to have you here for two weeks in August. Lottie has grown a great deal since you were here! Thank you for the photo of Lucerne in the snow, winter has come early! Best wishes to you and Isabella Guy
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Property: Bracken House
Address: | Nr Barnstaple, Bratton Fleming EX31 4TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bratton Fleming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bratton Fleming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bracken House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury bed and breakfast with 4 en-suite rooms, one on the ground floor, with stunning views from the first floor rooms down to the sea in the distance with grounds to explore as well as the coast and beaches for surfing and swimming, Exmoor itself with lovely walking and riding and numerous gardens open to the public as well as RHS Rosemoor. One room has a four poster bed. ... more   less 
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