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Epchris House
Ranked #7 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We've just returned from a great weekend at Epchris House. We had a lovely Premier King en suite room with views across Ilfracombe. The hosts are really friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, quiet and really comfortable. The breakfast was huge and best of all I had an outdoor swim at the end of September.

Room Tip: We had room 4
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Spending time in North Devon to enable my husband to complete another section of the South West Coastal Path we opted to stay in Ilfracombe for a few nights. When looking for highly rated accommodation my first port of call is always to visit Trip Adviser, so no hesitation when I saw Epchris House rated number 1. Luckily I managed to book 3 nights as their website looked so tempting, even a lovely pool can you believe. Lovely warm welcome from Nicky & Rob & our room was beautiful we were in room 4 which overlooks the terrace & lovely garden. So much love & effort has been put into Epchris House it is a joy to behold, Quiet & peaceful so a good nights sleep guaranteed. Breakfasts were beautifully cooked & presented & so much choice, set you up for the day.

Another great bonus is not only is there an Honesty Bar but our room also had a "Mini Bar" fridge the prices of all the drinks were very reasonable too.
It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to stroll down into town for an evening meal, but taxi's are plentiful & not expensive should you decide not to walk. We ate in some lovely restaurants, the first night in The Olive Branch, second night in Basil's both of which are down in Fore Street. & our last night at Giovanni & Luca Italian restaurant, the details of these restaurants are shown in Nicky's Eating Out Guide, excellent food in all establishments. Just a tip, do check their opening times as some were closed on Mondays & Tuesdays when we were there.

So don't hesitate, do stay at Epchris House you will have a lovely time.

Room Tip: Room 4, overlooks the Terrace & Garden, lovely views & very quiet
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Part of our wedding party (including the groom the night before the wedding), stayed here and everyone agreed it was a fantastic B&B.
Nicky was incredible from the moment of booking to checking out - nothing was too much trouble.
The house itself is beautiful and the swimming pool is great!
Thanks again to everyone at The Epchris for making us and our guests feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Part of a large party staying here for my friend's son's wedding and her subsequent 60th birthday bash! Nothing was too much trouble for Nicky, Rob and Jack all of whom made us feel very welcome and relaxed for our entire stay. Rooms were of high quality and the breakfasts excellent. Patio and pool areas made it all perfect for such a large group and the weather in the early part of the week was the icing on the cake! However, my husband and I stayed on for the rest of that week and, despite the rain, had a great time - thanks to vg recommendations on coffee shops,places of interest etc - oh, and a great golfing umbrella loaned by Epchris House!! We would definitely return to Epchris if we were in Devon...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

A large party of us stayed at Epchris house in August in the run up to my son's wedding at Tunnels Beaches. Nicky and family are so welcoming and provide a very comfortable home from home atmosphere in the most beautiful surroundings. The day after the wedding (magical day) we had my 60th birthday celebrations which Nicky helped to organise by arranging for caterers to come in, while husband Rob manned the bar. We were very lucky with the weather - in spite of forecasts to the contrary - an added bonus as the grounds of the house are stunning and we were able to relax by the pool and enjoy the gardens and patio to the full. All in all a most memorable stay with Epchris house providing the perfect backdrop for two special family occasions.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Booked the Epchris House on the strength of the reviews here and weren't disappointed.
A really warm welcome by perfect hosts, beautiful rooms throughout and a breakfast to die for. A pity the British weather didn't allow us to take full advantage of the outdoor pool and lovely gardens, but hey, you can't have it all.
If you couldn't enjoy a stay at Epchris House, well,...perhaps it's best you stay at home.
Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We have just returned from our holiday touring Devon and Cornwall. Our final stop was in Ilfracombe, staying at the Epchris House bed and breakfast and it proved to be a really lovely place to stay.
Our “garden” room was only completed in May and was outstanding. It was a very large room divided into sleeping and living areas. It had a superb bathroom and had its own veranda which looked out over the extensive gardens which contained many beautiful plants and a lovely swimming pool. The breakfasts were very good and the walk in to town took only about 10 mins (slightly longer back as it is uphill).
Nicky and her family made us very welcome and we really enjoyed our stay at Epchris House.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Torrs Park, Ilfracombe EX34 8AZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $105 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Epchris House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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