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Kilbury Manor
Ranked #2 of 10 Buckfastleigh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wantage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great hospitality and superb style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

How wonderful to revisit Kilbury Manor and once again enjoy the genuine hospitality of Julia and Martin Blundell. All of the rooms are beautiful, I had a little peep around the house and cottage whilst we were there this time. So stylish yet comfortable and welcoming. Fluffy towels, freshly ironed bedding and some extra little touches of luxury in our room made our weekend away into a real treat. We were impressed that Julia makes her own compotes, marmalade and conserves and they source their meats, eggs, vegetables and breads locally, all delicious!
Its great to meet people who truly care about the quality of their service and the comfort of their guests. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

Room Tip: All rooms were to a very high standard.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - your kind comments are much appreciated.
It was lovely to see you again and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The winter compote is a new recipe we have just started using so we are really pleased that you enjoyed it.
We hope you decide to stay with us again should you be in the area.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here. The rooms were beautifully decorated with excellent facilties. Quality products to use in the bathrooms and soft white towelling robes for that little extra. We were impressed by the standard of their breakfasts, which were also excellent.The owners were very kind and helpful. We will definitely be keen to return to this treasure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Wend L
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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The location of this B&B is located pretty close to other interesting sightseeing points like the Dartmoor National Park or Exeter. We had also a nice trip to the butterfly and otter farm in Buckfastleigh.

The furnishing of this accommodation is brilliant and comparable to a beautiful four star German hotel. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately we had only a reservation for two nights :-(.

Thank you so much for the lovely time we could spent in your accommodation and for the delicious self made orange marmalade which I will always keep in mind!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daniel S
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us - your kind comments are very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the UK and Kilbury Manor.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

On our arival we were made to feel welcome and relaxed
We were shown to our room whch was perfect for us and exeptionally clean
We took a strole around the grounds which we explored later in our stay and they were fantastic (take some wellies so you can walk down the river)
The breakfast were great (the marmalade was the best I have had
The dogs were fantastic as im nervous around dogs they put me at ease so much so I forgot my fears around them
We will return

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Julesandgaz
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Thank you both for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your kind comments and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and especially the breakfasts.
Thank you also for the doggie treats which the boys are enjoying - it was most thoughtful of you.
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed there to accompany a friend who had made the booking and we were not ware that they had already received a well deserved award from Trip Advisor. We stayed in the loft room a generously sized and well appointed room reached by a few stone steps from a cobbled ante room. The large bed was comfy with excellent pillows and sheets. The generous bathroom had a separate bath and shower. Breakfasts had lots of variety and was freshly cooked. You did have to agree your breakfast time the night before however. A friendly well run comfortable bed and breakfast. The road to reach it is however quite narrow.

Room Tip: Would recommend the loft as the best of some very nice rooms
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian_Cathy_10
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that your expectations of Kilbury Manor from previous reviews were met.
Just one point to clarify, is that we do not require guests to tell us the night before what time they will come down to breakfast. On this occasion we asked simply because we were aware that one of the party had to travel and she had been coming down to breakfast earlier during the week.
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Kilbury Manor. Owners very nice people. Dogs very pleasant too!
Place is clean, warm, cosy, peaceful and it was a pleasure to stay in an authentic period house. Excellent breakfast. Lovely rural location within walking distance of Buckfastleigh. A good base for a holiday in Devon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David R
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Many thanks for reviewing us - especially as you stayed with us way back in January. We really do appreciate your kind comments and are delighted that you enjoyed the facilities that we offer.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed whilst on a touring holiday of the more rarely visited parts of Devon and Cornwall and spent two nights at Kilbury Manor. It is tucked away and at the end of a narrow lane but once found is an excellent old country cottage. First the lane which others have mentioned...don't panic..it is narrow but then it is also only 300 metres long and appears to be rarely used so we never met anybody. Do not let that put you off because what you do get is a lovely location in nice gardens, very quiet and a very warm welcome!

Julia and Martin make you very welcome and offer well decorated bedrooms, all you could need and a most excellent breakfast with home produced ingredients wherever possible....it was 30C when we were there and she was in the kitchen making marmalade...that's dedication!

On a practical level, there is safe parking and there are plenty of walks that you can do right from the front gate.

In summary...a first class place to stay and perfect as a base for exploration!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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JuliaBlundell2013, Owner at Kilbury Manor, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind and practical review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here at Kilbury Manor. We appreciate your comments on the narrow lane, as you say it is only 300 metres long with two passing places.
Unfortunately my marmalade making that day was not so succesful and had to be reboiled - I will blame the weather!
Thanks again for taking the time to review us - we would love to see you again should you be in the area.
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Property: Kilbury Manor
Address: Colston Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Buckfastleigh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Buckfastleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilbury Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming 17th century Grade II listed Devon long house offering four beautifully appointed rooms,stylish and individually decorated. Situated in the beautiful Dart valley on the outskirts of Buckfastleigh, mid-way between Exeter and Plymouth. We are an ideal base from which to explore both the Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams area of Devon.* AA 4 Star Highly Commended rating* WiFi * Off-street parking * Gardens * Quality bed linens* Excellent choice of breakfast using local produce ... more   less 
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