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Wildercombe House
Ranked #1 of 52 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The building was totally refurbished a year ago and it shows. No cost was spared in the decor or the facilities and fittings while retaining the quality feel of a spotless country house. The couple who own and run the hotel provide an extremely efficient, while not too obtrusive, service with an eye on detail throughout.

The property is accessed by a short, narrow and quite steep driveway which proved challenging, although not impossible, for our motorbikes. The hotel is set back a little and well above the main road providing privacy and security.

We have nothing but praise for our 1 night stay in Wildercombe House. It was a very pleasant and totally relaxing stay at a very reasonable price. If we were to stay in the area again, we would not hesitate in booking early at this hotel to ensure a reservation.

Room Tip: We overlooked a small central courtyard which acts as a laundry drying area This didn't detract...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very pleasant staff, comfortable stay, no complaints at all. Staff have really placed the comfort and convenience of guests as their utmost priority. Very immaculate lodgings as well. And they offer triple rooms for a very reasonable price, breakfast included. Thank you Wildercombe house, best wishes, Dilane!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Family trip for our daughter's wedding and from the moment we first made our booking enquiry Anne-Marie and Barry could not possibly have been more helpful and accommodating. Initially chosen for excellent disabled facilities but needs of party age range 2 to 87 all taken into consideration. Stunning setting and beautifully renovated property.

Room Tip: All rooms fantastic, amazing en suite facilities. Stunning views from room 6
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at Wildercombe House for 2 nights at the end of June 2013 for a friends wedding near by. The building has been tastefully done up to a very high standard and the owners should be very proud with what they have achieved. The owners were incredibly pleasant, helpful, considerate, chatty and nothing was a problem or too much effort.
The cooked breakfast was excellent and i was impressed they remembered everybody by their first name.
I was even more impressed with the new pool table and a beautiful 6 month old german shepherd...
It was a fantastic stay and i would recommend to anybody to stay here.

Room Tip: We (2 lads) stayed in the triple room which is also a disabled room. Really good size, excellent fac...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We loved our stay at Wildercombe house, it's a beautiful building and is done up to such a high standard. The hospitality was fantastic and the owners were so accommodating. We travelled with a 6 month old baby and booked an additional room for the baby sitter. Anne-Marie provided everything from the travel cot, changing mat, baby bath, baby monitor, high chair, she even prepared a baby friendly breakfast. The breakfast and dinner was delicious too. They couldn't do enough for us, we haven't experienced such brilliant hospitality for quite some time. Highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: I emailed in advance to find out more about the rooms and Anne-Marie was very helpful in helping me...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wildercombe House, starting with the warm and personal welcome from our hosts, who were most helpful and informative without ever being intrusive. Lovely property, every comfort thoughtfully provided, great view from the dining room; we also ate dinner there - super steak and strawberries at a reasonable price. We would highly recommend.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I stayed at Wildercombe House as part of a wedding party in May and can honestly say that it was outstanding. The house has been sympathetically restored, the standard of accommodation was excellent but above all Anne Marie and Barry are terrific hosts, making sure every one of our party had everything they needed in a such a welcoming and friendly way. There's nothing more to add, apart from 'thank you', Anne Marie and Barry and to everyone reading this ... stay here!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Wildercombe House

Address: Wildercombe House St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $73 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wildercombe House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set high upon an idyllic spot in the seaside town of Ilfracombe, Wildercombe House enjoys sweeping views across the valley, out to sea, and Ilfracombe town, which has the added bonus of being a working fishing harbour. A former Gentleman’s Residence built in 1885, Wildercombe House offers award winning Bed and Breakfast accommodation with light, spacious rooms which have been completely refurbished throughout providing our guests with the highest levels of quality and comfort. Free, super-fast Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire building and outside areas. Whether your choice is to walk, cycle or drive, Wildercombe House is here for you to enjoy a luxurious stay and as a base for exploring the delightful countryside, local beaches, historic sites, and Exmoor National Park. Maybe you just want some ‘time out’ away from it all, time for you…… Wildercombe House is the ideal place to stay; a perfect retreat to rest and relax. ... more   less 
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