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“Epchris House has it all” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Epchris House
Ranked #8 of 55 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Epchris House has it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

Great views, clean room and only a five minute walk from the town centre. Epchris House was a very comfortable place to stay in. The breakfasts were well presented and tasty and we were impressed by the friendly staff, who would give help and advice if needed. Next time we return we will stay for longer.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

We have just spent 3 days at Epchris House for a family wedding at Tunnels, taking 6 of the rooms for our wedding party of mixed ages, including a 92 year old! One of the few guest houses in Ilfracombe with disabled access. Nicky & her family made us all so welcome it was like being at home and nothing was too much trouble, including all the usual bridal arrangements for make-up and hair etc. Breakfast was superb and all local produce. Rooms were all spotless and comfortable. We really can’t praise this place enough and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

Had a fantastic short break at Epchris. Nicky and her staff were so very friendly and could not do more to make us feel welcome.

The hotel was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was of a high quality and service very friendly. A good location, a steady 10-15 minute walk from the Quay (or a cheap taxi ride). WiFi access was included whch helped us check out the cinema and local restaurants.

Ilfracombe feels like it is on the up, some really good restaurents.

We will definately return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2011

We used Epchris House as our accomodation for wedding at the Tunnels, we used 4 of the rooms available. All the rooms were very comfortable.
Tunnels are a 5 to 10 min walk downhill to get there.
We all enjoyed an excellent breakfast with plenty of choice.

Room Tip: Telephone, Epchris house they are very helpful
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mickrout
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Somerset, UK
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

We booked our 1 night stay through booking.com however we booked it on the day and didn't receive a confirmation through, however this wasn't a problem as when we arrived Epchris were ready for our arrival and did not worry that we weren't able to produce our confirmation, which was excellent news as to this day we still haven't received the confirmation!
As Epchris were not fully booked we were offered a choice of rooms and went for the Superior room which was available. We weren't disappointed. The room facilities were excellent - a flatscreen TV with freeview channels, DVD player, a comprehensive guide to the area, nice toiletries which although were not a name I am familiar with were good quality and smelt lovely & fresh. I was especially impressed that there was a selection of cotton wool balls & cotton buds!
We walked into the centre of Ilfracombe for dinner & were given a good recommendation for the fish & chip restaurant by the green, which is a good find. However, other than this we were disappointed with Ilfracombe itself and found it to be quite rough with lots of young people generally making a nuisance of themselves. I would imagine that the town had its hey day around 20 years ago and has slowly gone down hill since.
Epchris was fantastic though and a real gem of a find and excellent to base yourself in if you want to visit nearby Woolacombe, Croyde or Saunton.
My only gripe with the guesthouse is that the bed was quite uncomfortable and squeaked everytime either of us moved. I would have also liked to see black out curtains, however that is me beign picky as I work in the hospitality industry!
Breakfast was also fab, with a great choice and a huge cooked brekkie if you go for 'the works' - it filled me up for the rest of the day!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Doms-travels
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

Nicky & Rob gave us the most warmest welcome you could ever wish for. Faultless, extra clean rooms and nothing was too much trouble will definately return. Breakfast was made with quality ingredients again nothing was too much trouble. would strongly recommend.
Colin & Alison

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ali0763
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Somerset
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2011

Great location 5 mins walk to the town, some great restaurants near by recommended by Nicky.

I stayed here with my husband and 2 other couples. All rooms were large, spotlessly clean and comfortable some with great views

Fantastic cooked breakfast, nothing too much trouble :)

Lovely, friendly, family run guest house

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Epchris House
Address: Torrs Park, Ilfracombe EX34 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Epchris House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Epchris House is set in 1.5 acres of gardens with car parking & outdoor heated swimming pool ... more   less 
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