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Barnabas House
Ranked #1 of 9 Yelverton B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

A very comfortable and pleasant stay. Lovely room, good breakfast. So much nicer than soulless hotel we stayed in on the way down to Devon. Very relaxing break. Owners were very pleasant and helpful. The silent running fridge was a bonus. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Thanks very much indeed for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed what was an unexpected stay with us, and hope everything went well. Hope to see you again in the future. Carolyn & Ian

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our most recent visit for five nights after Christmas was the third time we've stayed at the Barnabas House. This time was different as we booked the whole house for friends and relatives attending a wedding. Carolyn deals with the admin with great efficiency; booking details were confirmed by email and room allocations adjusted to suit so that elderly friends could have a comfortable stay without coping with stairs. The welcome is always friendly with Ian on hand to carry the luggage. All our friends and relatives commented on how comfortable and well equipped their rooms were. The breakfast choice is outstanding with a wide choice of fresh and dried fruit, cereals, juices and an excellent 'full English' cooked by Ian and served professionally by Carolyn. We will certainly stay again when visiting the area and can recommend the Barnabas House without reservation.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Thankyou so much for writing your review - it was a real pleasure to have everyone here at Christmas for such a special occasion, and thankyou again for the beautiful floral arrangement you gave us.
We're very glad that everyone enjoyed their stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future

Carolyn & Ian

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very friendly welcome by Ian who carried my suitcase upstairs. Excellent well-appointed room with good bathroom. Double bed, single bed, settee, dressing table, tea/coffee/biscuits: home from home with an excellent breakfast every morning cooked by Ian and served by Carolyn. Stayed 3 nights over Christmas while visiting family nearby. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a nice review about Barnabas House, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Christmas, and hope to see you again in the future

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for two nights early September. Great place; quiet but in lovely location. Friendly and welcoming owners and dog! Breakfast freshly cooked and very well presented. To use a cliche home from home. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thanks for your lovely review, we're glad you and your family had a good time here, and hope to see you again in the future

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My wife, teenage son and myself spent a very enjoyable three nights in Barnabas House. We were in room 5 which has a small single room within. This may sound as if the main room was compromised but it was not with a good sized settee, wardrobe and side table, plus a generous amount of space. A silent fridge with a pint of milk was also in the room. The bathroom too was excellent with a 1.8m (6') bath and a large shower.
The breakfasts were very good, the fresh fruit salads were particularly appetising. My son liked the TV that had a DVD built in, we watched some good films in the evenings, Ian & Carolyn have a good selection of films and books that are available to borrow.
First class stay, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us, we're glad you all enjoyed your stay, it was nice to meet some-one with a similar taste for Georgia O'Keefe. Hope to see you again next year

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Barnabas House and were very pleased with EVERYTHING....good
quality furnishings and comfort and can thoroughly recommend that this is the place to stay.
Homely atmosphere and food excellent. Make this your no.1 place to stay.
Margaret Meek.

Room Tip: We were in room number 4 on the top floor....light and airy.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review, it was a pleasure to have you as guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay, in particular the beautiful room (number 7) which had its own patio garden area together with visiting birds! We liked the pictures in the room which were tastefully chosen & full of interest.

Ian & Carolyn were very welcoming & the breakfasts were outstanding & imaginative (freshly-baked scones one morning, spiced plums the next!). The new fire in the dining room made the atmosphere very cosy, even though it wasn't cold during our visit. Having a fridge in the room together with fresh milk was another thoughtful touch. Excellent value for money too! We look forward to our next visit.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Thanks so much for reviewing us again - it's great when one of our returning guests lets us know our standards haven't slipped. We're so pleased you enjoyed the garden room, and liked the new refurbished look of the dining room - which has also given a bit more space. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon, thanks again.

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Address: Barnabus House Harrowbeer Lane | Devon, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6DY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Yelverton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Yelverton
Price Range: $110 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barnabas House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are welcomed to our lovely Edwardian home with comfortable spacious rooms, designed to make you feel right at home. All rooms have modern bathrooms, colour TV/DVD/Freeview, hospitality tray with a large selection of teas/coffees/hot chocolate, bottled water, biscuits. Bathrooms have large fluffy towels, complimentary toiletries and some have a bath as well as a shower. All rooms have a silent-running fridge stocked with fresh milk. In a great location for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall by car, cycle, bus or on foot. You can walk onto Dartmoor National Park in under 5 minutes, cycle straight onto the Drake's Trail, or utilise our great bus service to Plymouth/Tavistock/Okehampton and beyond. We have secure cycle storage and free on-site parking as well as high speed wi-fi in all rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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