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“Heaven On Earth”

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The Duck Smith House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Seagrove B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lumberton,NC
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heaven On Earth”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 5th marriage anniversary on June 8, 2012 with a 3 night stay at The Duck Smith House. We were always greeted kindly, everything was super clean & neat, the breakfast was always delicious & filling, & the other guests friendly. Barbara & Suzanne are the perfect hosts & ever accomodating. The nightly turn down service & the chocolate dipped strawberries left on our bed made our st ay even more memorable. The tea tree oil bath products were a nice splurge. We enjoyed visiting the local potteries in this charming town, rocking on the porch surrounded by pretty flowers, and visiting the state zoo that is only 10 minutes away. An added bonus was visiting the Pisgah covered bridge. By far this was the nicest place we ever stayed. Simply Divine!

Room Tip: All the rooms are super nice. We stayed in Bertie's Room. Carolina's Room is easily access...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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ontheroad80
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is without doubt the cleanest and best B&B we have ever stayed in. The owners (two cute little old ladies from NY) are totally sweet and make your stay something special. The rooms are exceptionally well decorated and they have wi-fi too! The grounds are beautiful!

The breakfast was awesome blueberry pancakes. When we arrived the previous day with a bottle of wine, they brought out a cheese and cracker platter and crystal glasses for our wine. Definitely a place we will stay again!

Room Tip: Every room is a good room
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Perfect in every detail, Barbara and Suzanne have thought of everything in decorating, amenities, comfort, breakfast. They are warm and friendly, and the B&B is in the perfect location for potterying in Seagrove and visiting the zoo in Asheboro. Asheboro has several good restaurants they can recommend. And you get a preview of some of the pottery in their bright and cosy breakfast room.

Room Tip: only 4 rooms as this is a small B&B. one room has two beds, the others have one.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

The sisters Barbara and Suzzanne are wonderful hosts and helpful with their knowledge of the area.

The home is historic with all wood walls and ceilings. We stayed in the charming Waverly bedroom on the second floor. Several windows provide warming morning light. Cable TV and internet access is available in the room. The private bath is well appointed.

For a pleasant visit to the Seagrove pottery area of NC, I recommend Duck Smith B&B.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

The Duck Smith House B&B is a very clean and quaint place to stay. The sisters have put a lot of work into restoring this house and transforming it into what it is today. The breakfast was delicious.

It is located on a main road through Seagrove, so you can expect some traffic noise. Although there is not a ton of traffic in Seagrove to begin with. The quietest most private room is The Summit Room.

This is one of the only B&Bs that I am aware of that has a room with two single beds. This is great for siblings traveling together.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2011

Words don't capture the magnificence of this wonderful gem of an inn. The hosts go out of their way to make you feel welcome and cared for. If you are headed anywhere near Seagrove, NC, you can't pass up this one-of-a-kind B&B. It is immaculate, tastefully decorated, the breakfasts are beyond description, and Barbara and Suzanne even offered us late afternoon snacks to accompany the wine we brought along to enjoy after a long day browsing pottery shops and visiting the zoo. What a treat it was!

Room Tip: Every room is gorgeous and comfortable. Just visit the website and view them, as the photos are acc...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Walnut Creek, CA
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

Sisters Suzanne and Barbara Murphy are the best owners of a B&B and we have been to many in the US and Europe. The B&B is spotless and the beds are so comfortable. All of the accessories whether linens or glassware is top drawer. The breakfast room is charming and the breakfast is delicious. We would return in a minute. The backyard is a great place to relax after a day of seeing the potteries on 705, the pottery highway.

Room Tip: Everyone of the 4 rooms are outstanding.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Duck Smith House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 465 N Broad St, Seagrove, NC 27341-8582
Location: United States > North Carolina > Seagrove
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Seagrove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 1914 farmhouse has been completely restored by sisters Barbara & Suzanne Murphy and reopened Feb. 2006. New furniture, mattress, bedding, linens make these 4 bedrooms complete. Each room has its own bathroom. First floor king size bed bedroom is handicap accessible and pet friendly. Seagrove is the pottery capitol of North Carolina. Step back in time. ... more   less 

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