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Lorna Doone House
Ranked #5 of 15 Lynmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Everything has already been said about this lovely ' home from home'. Great location, rooms clean and spacious, lovely power shower, food great. Owners are friendly and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. My mum loved them.
Can't get much of a mobile phone signal at times. Also the drive to Lynmouth via Porlock Hill - take the toll road if you can. We have a small car and missed the warning signs, not a pleasant experience!!
Lynmouth itself is lovely, clean, lush, friendly people. Would visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thanks for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and Neil's lovely food. Hope your experience of Porlock Hill on the way home was better than your first journey !
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English first
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Neil and Sharon will offer you a warm welcome to this guest house in central Lynmouth. They have been running the business for some time and just know what they are doing. No messing around, it all just happens like it should. The rooms are clean and lovely without being unnecessarily fussy. Your breakfast order is taken by Sharron and delivered with a smile ten minutes later, just as requested. If you need help with onward travel, the Sharon and Neil super-service comes up with the answers pronto! All in all, an old-style guest house doing good business in today's times. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simon_1350
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thanks your kind words. Its always good to hear that we are getting things right. Hope we may have the pleasure of your company if you are in Lynmouth again.
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Another wonderful stay with Neil and Sharon. It is so lovely to stay where nothing is too much trouble from the minute you walk through the door to a warm welcome to the minute you are leaving. Neil even made a special risotto for my main meal one night as I am lactose intolerant and couldn't have the mushroom stroganoff. Thank you both for another brilliant stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traveldiva54
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. Neil is never happier than when he knows someone enjoys something special that he has prepared. We hope we may have the pleasure of seeing you again.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We spent three nights at Lorna Doone and wished we could have stayed longer. The Proprietors Sharon and Neil are a lovely couple who take the time and effort to ensure everything is to your liking.

The meals would not be out of place in a 5 star restaurant and the menu is varied. Our room was clean, well furnished and very comfortable.

We enjoyed our stay so much, we have booked again for next year. I warmly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Tom_Tait
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our house. We very much enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you next year.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was the first time we had stayed in Lynmouth and we were originally going to stay bed & breakfast but as Lorna Doone house offered a good deal on half board if you stayed 4 nights we decided to go for that option . We are so glad we did as the evening meal choice was excellent and Neil (who is a chef) produced delightful food of the highest quality some of his sauces were mouth watering and complimented the meal brilliantly. The vegetable choice to was excellent with it varying every night & piping hot when it arrived. Also the breakfast were great every one freshly cooked and varied to include smoked haddock if you ordered the day before. Also Sharon was a brilliant host and nothing was ever to much trouble , one night we asked if she had any cider and she had cans which she iced & put in two glasses and served it with some peanuts, a very nice touch. Also if you like Agatha Christies Poirot then they have the full collection on DVD which you can borrow and play on the TV in your room . The room we were in had a Queen Size bed and a bath & shower and was very comfortable . But the highlight for me were the excellent service & the Food , thanks to Sharon & Niel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you your great review. We had a good time in your company and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope if you are our way again that we may have the pleasure of seeing you again. xx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We spent three delightful days at Lorna Doone House. Sharon and Neil could not have been more welcoming. Standards throughout are extremely high. We booked an evening meal on the day of arrival from the point of view of convenience but the menu and cuisine were so superb that we ate there very evening. Lynmouth is an excellent place to visit with many places to visit an things to do.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeanne J
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and Neil's lovely food. The area, as you say, is a great base and we hope we may have the pleasure of your company again in the future. xx
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Once more we visited Lorna Doone House. We have stayed here many times since Sharon and Neil took it over, and not once has the standard slipped. This long weekend that we stayed, weather wise, was bitterly cold but dry, but that didn't matter as the welcome we received was, as always, warm and friendly.
The rooms are well appointed and as it was so cold outside it was lovely to return to a cosy warm room and make a hot drink and have a biscuit, before getting ready to go down for dinner.
The menu changes daily with a good choice of meals and there is a 'being spoilt for choice' wine list.
We have booked again for another holiday in August.
If you decide to go to Lynmouth for a holiday then book your accomodation at the Lorna Doone.
The only disappointment you will have is if no room is available.The Lorna Doone is so popular
I would advise you to book early.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank margaret p
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HOBBSFAMILYDEVON, Owner at Lorna Doone House, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
As ever it is a pleasure to have your company. The weather may have been cold but your company was full of warmth. Looking forward to seeing you again
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Property: Lorna Doone House
Address: 4 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lynmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lorna Doone House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a friendly service in a great location. Guests can enjoy a four course evening meal as well as a great breakfast. We are licensed so you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun go down. ... more   less 
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