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Mellstock House
Ranked #6 of 15 Combe Martin B&B and Inns
Newquay, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Comfortable and friendly”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying with Penny and John at this venue. We were warmly greeted by John. We were very well treated and enjoyed Penny's home cooked food, which was excellent. The room was very clean and comfortable. We were celebrating our golden wedding and they were able to spend time with us in the evening. Delighted with the service and food, would definitely return. Thank you Penny and John.

Room Tip: We had room one with the bay window so we had lovely views of the sea.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mellstock, Owner at Mellstock House, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments, they are very welcome. We remember you celebrating your golden wedding; your lovely family arranging chocolates, flowers and wine in your room. We are glad you enjoyed the evening meals and we enjoyed the chats in the bar over a glass of wine. Hope you can "escape" from Cornwall again and travel all the way to North Devon to visit us again sometime!
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I booked a three night stay at Mellstock House and was a little apprehensive as I planned to go alone to relax after a hectic few months of preparing for and then taking my university exams. However, I didn't need to worry as Penny and John are lovely and made me feel very welcome! By the end of my stay, I felt like I was staying with friends rather than being in a B&B. I booked the two room suite which was a lovely space with a equally as lovely view! I didn't have any of the evening meals as I ate out in the day time but the breakfasts were very nice. I would highly recommend a stay at Mellstock House and hope to return myself sometime soon!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Mellstock, Owner at Mellstock House, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to relax following your exams. I think they were to do with marine biology but may be wrong! hope you did ok. You were working as well as uni but hope you were able to recharge your batteries while you were with us at Mellstock.
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed as a group, having 4 rooms, we were surprised to get such a good quality, clean guesthouse which is excellent value. The evening meals were excellent and such good value. After dinner we were treated like old friends in the bar by Penny & John. We would definately stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Mellstock, Owner at Mellstock House, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Hi to the group who descended on us from the "country" of Cornwall! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Mellstock which included evening meals and a few drinks! we thoroughly enjoyed your company. Maybe you will venture out of Cornwall again at some point on one of your road trips
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We spent a long and rainy day walking the south west coast path between Lynmouth and Comb Martin. Soaking wet we arrived at Melstock House to be welcomed by Penny who promptly took the situation in hand and had our wet clothes drying in no time. Nothing was to much trouble. We enjoyed a home cooked meal and a glass of wine from their bar .Our room was comfortable the breakfast had the same attention to detail as everything else in this lovely B&B.
We would definitely recommend this place to other walkers and holiday makers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed a week in May at this delightful B&B. Penny & John were excellent Host’s. Nothing was too much for them. Having tried some of the local eateries we ate most of the time in Mellstock House as Penny’s cooking and menu were better than anything else in Coombe Martin. Our room was comfortable and the ability to sit on the balcony in the evening with a glass of wine just made it for us. Thank you Penny & John and we would stay again.

Room Tip: Go for a room overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mellstock, Owner at Mellstock House, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the trouble to comment following your stay with us at Mellstock. We are glad you enjoyed the evening meals and it was lovely to make the most of the weather and sit on the balcony with a glass or 2 of wine. That must have been the start of the warm weather as we had such a cold Spring. Hope your journey back to the Isle of Wight wasn't too tiring. Hope to see you again.
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Mellstock House which was just as other 'excellent' reviews described - very clean and comfortable, good home cooked food all provided by hosts who genuinely make you feel welcome. I recommend the half board option (B&B with 2 course dinner) which was excellent value and very convenient ... the restaurant options in Combe Martin seemed quite limited/basic so to have the option of eating in was great. A well stocked 'honesty' bar was also very welcome!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mellstock, Owner at Mellstock House, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
thank you for taking the time to write a review which is so favourable. So glad you enjoyed staying at Mellstock and were pleased you chose the half board option and that you enjoyed the food. The honesty bar is quite popular!! hope to see you again soon
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Uplyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Delightful overnight stay. John and Penny both very kind and helpful - John even came out in his car to rescue us from the elements on SW Coastal Path. Delicious meal and wine - very welcome after a day's walking from Lynton. Very comfortable rooms. A haven. Thank you again.

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Property: Mellstock House
Address: Mellstock House Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Combe Martin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mellstock House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An ideal base for short breaks in North Devon we are situated in Combe Martin on the Edge of Exmoor. Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a beautiful 4 star guest house, 6 bedrooms, all en-suite, most with countryside and sea views. One minute from the beach, fully licensed, serving home cooked breakfasts and freshly prepared evening meals. An ideal base for all outdoor activities including walking holidays, horse riding and golfing. ... more   less 
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