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Varley House
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“ANNE DAVE BRANDON Fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

we had lovely time at Varley House The place was spotlessly clean and large room for us and ensuites breakfast was lovely too .Host could not do enough for us . Great views would stay again if in Ifraombe

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments that you have made about Varley House.
It was nice to meet you both, and we are glad that we were able to make your stay a pleasant one.
If ever you are back in the area again we would love to see you
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Glastonbury, EnSogland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovely B & B , spotless, lovely character home, great lounge and games room, ensuites large, lovely hosts and awesome breakfast with everything available. Hosts could not do enough for you, close to the town and harbour, but far enough away to not have noise, lovely views, great for all types of visitors

Room Tip: Any one, nice views, and large ensuites
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for the great comments that you have made about Varley House. It was nice to see you both, and if ever you are back in Ilfracombe again, we would love to see you
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed here for three nights at the end of July and were very impressed. We were met on arrival by Rod, who made us feel right at home, even extending a warm welcome to members of our party who weren't even staying there. The place is very well maintained, the rooms spotlessly clean, the breakfast lovely, the lounge is huge and very comfortable, and the bar is well stocked. Rod's local knowledge was excellent and we must recommend Hele Billy's for an superb dinner, and the Corn Mill Tea Rooms for the best cream tea you'll ever have. Would recommend Varley House to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for the great comments about Varley House, and other local places. We are glad that we were able to help you enjoy your stay on your return from your wedding on Lundy Island.
If ever you are down this way again we would love to see you
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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Positioned on a hill, overlooking the harbour, Varley House is a good B&B. A friendly and knowledgeable host provided a cheery welcome. We stayed in a lovely en-suite room with a superb view. A filling breakfast was provided - cooked to order - as well as cereal etc. We would definitely stay there again. Wifi reception was hit and miss.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for the good comments that you have made about us and Varley house. It was nice to meet you both for your short stay with us.
Yes wifi is a bit hit and miss in some of the rooms, but works very well in the Guest Lounge.
We have been promised that in November the whole superfast broadband is going to be upgraded for this area???, so we are looking forward in anticipation, and will also look at improving our Wifi reception
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We spent one night at the Varley House and we sure would recommend it further. We enjoyed our short stay and the owners are
very nice and welcoming. They also offer great breakfast.
From the Varley House, you can easily walk to the harbour and the town center (approx. 15 minutes).

Stayed July 2014
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
It was nice to meet you all, and thanks for the nice comments about Varley house.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around the South West of England
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2014

A small, family-owned hotel, with private parking, in a quiet suburban location overlooking the Bristol Channel. About 15 minutes walk to the harbour area. I've been a regular guest here for several years and, as long as Rod & Helen remain the owners, I shall return. Airy rooms with well-appointed en-suite bathrooms incl. "power" showers. All spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfast (choice of menu). I can highly recommend this hotel and look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
It was nice to meet you again, even though the circumstances could have been better.
We look forward to meeting you again, and thanks for the great comments about Varley House
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We recently stayed at Varley House for one night whilst on a motorbike tour of Devon & Cornwall. Rod, the owner was very helpful, providing us with parking for our bike,a quick route to the harbour & a good suggested route fr our onward journey. Room & breakfast both very good & Ilfracombe was a lovely place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Us at Varley House are glad that we were able to make your one night as part of your South West bike tour, a good evening and we hope the rest of the time away was just as enjoyable
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Additional Information about Varley House

Property: Varley House
Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ilfracombe
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 
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