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Lanscombe House
Ranked #90 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Friendly, comfortable and very professional standards”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had 5 of the rooms for an annual get together of 9 old friends and were looked after very well, all of the rooms were well appointed and extremely well equipped. We had room 2 which was light, with double aspect windows and a brilliant shower room with a heated floor, so cosy. The bed was very comfortable and good hanging facilities in the wardrobe. The dressing table was of a good size and well lit, which is very important of course. The TV and WiFi stuff all worked very well no problems getting on line. The cooked breakfasts were superb and very good sized portions, and not a sign of frying, great ingredients and extremely well cooked and presented. It is also a very could location for several National Trust properties to visit. It will help if you follow the instructions on the website for locating Lanscombe House, as sat navs can take you down some very small lanes. Our first trip to this area but I feel sure we will return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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LeonButler, Owner at Lanscombe House, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you here and would welcome all of you back anytime. Paula
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I have been using trip advisor for years but never felt compelled to review anything myself, Lanscombe house was worthy of my first....

Myself and my fiancé stayed in this fantastic guest house in early June and cannot recommend it highly enough.

We are both 27 and prior to staying at Lanscombe House had never really considered the guest house / B&B market, concerned that it would not meet our usual expectations of the '5 star' experience abroad but also fearful of overbearing owners. How wrong we were!

Lanscombe House is set in a beautiful village just outside Torquay, although within walking distance you could easily be in a different part of the country! Great to step away from the tourism in Torquay to the tranquil setting of Cockington village. The guest house is so peaceful you really do feel you are the only ones staying.

We stayed in room 5, superb room with 4 poster bed (which was so comfortable) and beautiful bathroom. As with a few other reviews only slight gripe would be the pressure on the shower, by no means a reason not to come here but something to be aware of.

A special mention to Paula and Leon, they really are great at what they do. Paula provided us with some great advice regarding where to visit and what restaurants to eat at. The Church House Inn in Marldon was a fantastic recommendation serving a fantastic steak. Leon cooks incredible breakfasts to order, defiantly worthy of the awards they have won. The fresh bread provided every morning was also fantastic.

So, if Lanscombe House is on your short list, book it - you will not be disappointed.

Have already recommended to many and will look to visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

5 star presentation and comfort with friendly personal service and interesting conversation from our hosts Leon and Paula. Nothing was too much trouble and Leon's breakfasts were to die for! Thankyou for the lovely memory of our visit to Lanscome House. We would love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to any visitors to Devon. Graham and Isobel - Australia.

Room Tip: Duel aspect and presentation of Room 2 is highly recommended.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balmain, Australia
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Have stayed in Torquay Hotels for years but wanted a location close to family. Trip Adviser was correct in suggesting this lovely B&B. It was our first time in a B&B so not sure what to expect.
Comfortable rooms, whisper quiet, breakfasts of choice and an honour bar that was ideal given the location. Next booking made already.

Room Tip: Room 3 & 4 overlook the garden.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in May & couldn't have wanted for more. Like most other reviewers, we agree that Paula & Leon are excellent hosts, showing you just the right amount of attention. Recommendations for evening dining were perfect, as we made reservations early based on Lanscombe's web site. Room 7 was comfortable & quitet, although the shower was a bit lacking in power (sorry Leon, meant to mention this whilst we were there, but forgot). Wonderful breakfasts with good quality food. Location is great, with Torquay being a relatively easy 40 minute walk away, down the water meadow path. We even succesfully negotiated it back in the dark! Very convenient for pleasant strolls in Cockington Park.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Benissa, Spain
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Found this on Tripadvisor looking for somewhere in Devon for a short break. I am always a bit concerned when reviews say how welcoming the hosts are as its a fine line between welcoming and intrusive...well I needn't have worried as Paula and Leon have it spot on and really are perfect hosts, welcomed with tea and delicious shortbread which after a 5 hour drive was most welcome. They are there when you need them and have all the local knowledge you would need. Room 2 was absolutely spotless ,decorated to the highest standards and tastefully done. It was double aspect so lots of light. Breakfast superb and loved the availability of bottled water in the landing fridge. Honesty bar a great idea and we had a bottle of Cava at a price we would have paid in a supermarket. We have returned thoroughly refreshed and would recommend this to anyone looking to recharge their batteries!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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LeonButler, Owner at Lanscombe House, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Oh, thanks for your lovely review. So glad you were happy with everything. Great to meet you both. Paula
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We received a warm welcome from the owner on arrival and we appreciated the accompanying cup of tea and shortbread biscuits which were served in the lovely residents' lounge. Leon and Paula gave us much useful information about the local area, places to visit and also places to have a good evening meal and were always willing to look information up for us. Our bedroom was spacious, very clean and the 'memory foam' bed really comfortable. The breakfasts were very good, plenty of choice (including the most wonderful pancakes) and served in a large pleasant dining room overllooking the garden.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and fully intend to return to Lanscombe House in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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LeonButler, Owner at Lanscombe House, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks for your review. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Property: Lanscombe House
Address: Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lanscombe House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five star Lanscombe House is in a stunning location within Cockington Village and Country Park yet just a few minutes walk from the sea and Torquay beyond. The listed property has just 7 refurbished individually furnished rooms with quality en-suites and the personal attention to detail from the owners Leon & Paula Butler you would expect from a five star boutique country house. Lanscombe House has their own car park, a cosy bar, elegant guest lounge and spacious sunny breakfast room leading out to the walled Victorian gardens. The world famous preserved thatched village boasts a number of tearooms,a pub/restaurant as well as the extensive crafts studios at Cockington Court and 450 acres of park with rural walks. ... more   less 
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