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The Bark House
Ranked #2 of 10 Bampton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2011

my partner and i have just enjoyed a 2 night stay at the bark house hotel. on arrival we were met at our car and shown to our room. we had the suite on the top floor which was very spacious, bright and airy. the bed was extremely comfortable and bed linen and towels immaculate.martins cooking and mels baking were excellent.a lovely walk along river opposite bark house. easily accessible to many routes on exmoor. hospitality very good. will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Stayed two nights in this hotel over the weekend in glorious April sunshine.
Were met by the owners on arrival who showed us to our room, then provided tea and homemade biscuits sitting overlooking the river at the front of the hotel. The setting was idyllic, helped by the warmer than usual weather.
The Bark House is situated in a perfect spot for exploring Exmoor and the surrounding area. We had two superb days of walking and Martin was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.
We ate in the hotel dining room the first night - first rate locally sourced food made to order and very good choice of wines. We ate at a local pub the second night which was again very good and excellent value for money. There are plenty of other local places to eat.
The room was fairly compact, but had everything you needed and was tasteful and clean.
Breakfasts were first rate - plenty of choice, and you could choose what you wanted which was cooked to order.
A really fantastic break and we'd thoroughly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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riverexe, Owner at The Bark House, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2011

Thank you very much for your kind comments, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay and the walking on Exmoor

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Reviewed April 10, 2011

We originally planned our time at The Bark House as early season break, but we came away feeling as if we had had a great holiday. Melanie and Martin are wonderful hosts, caring, interesting to talk to, but not intrusive and very, very helpful. The pretty and spacious room we had was fantastic - as we had our small dog with us and we had a separate exit direct into the garden should he have needed it. There was a welcoming fire in the evenings in the guests' lounge where we enjoyed pre dinner drinks and after dinner coffee in a convivial atmosphere. The food was absolutely sublime, tasty breakfast set us up for the day and the delicious dinner, using locally sourced produce was fantastic - don't even think of going anywhere else to eat if you stay at the Bark House!!! We loved our visit and hope to return again to explore more of this interesting area and simply to enjoy the Bark House hospitality .

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Reviewed March 27, 2011

When we arrived we were met by Martin who immedietly made us welcome by taking our case & offering tea & cake.What a welcome! Our room was large, airy, comfortable & spotless. Food was deliciuos & the breakfasts plentyful.Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Martin & Mel. An ideal stopping off place for the many attractions & sights Devon has to offer. We would definately recommend The Bark House to any one.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

We booked a 2 night break after reading the reviews here and have to say we were not disappointed.From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home with the friendly service provided by the owners.Our rooms were spotless,large and airy and the bed was very comfortable.Our breakfast was excellent,the food was hot,freshly cooked and tasty.We also booked 2 evening meals and again the food was first class and much appreciated by us both.It was our first stay at The Bark House,but if we are in this area again it will not be our last.Many thanks for a much enjoyed short break.

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Reviewed March 15, 2011

We stayed at the Bark House last weekend through Buy-a-Gift and can thoroughly recommend it if you want a weekend away, especially if you like walks in a lovely setting. No complaints at all and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 29, 2010

If you want a few days away from the hectic fast paced life, this is the place for you.
Set in the beautiful countryside of Devon, a short drive away from the quaint town of Dulverton and surrounded by the Ex Moor, The Bark House hotel is simply delightful. The owners are lovely and hospitable and their food is exquisite!
Our room was a good size with emailer shower and felt really cosy and homely.
After dinner, sit in the living room by the fireplace and have a cup of tea. It is genuinely relaxing.
We would most definitely visit again!
Thanky you for a lovely experience.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Additional Information about The Bark House

Address: Oakfordbridge, Bampton EX16 9HZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bampton
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bampton
Price Range: $107 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bark House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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