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The Old Vicarage

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The Old Vicarage Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ England
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#1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Barnstaple
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The Old Vicarage is a COVID SAFE delightful early Victorian house with many original features giving it plenty of old fashioned charm and spacious guest rooms. Located just a short stroll from Barnstaple's historic town centre, guests have ample free parking and access to a host of amenities and restaurants, yet the large secluded garden provides visitors with the feeling of staying in a peaceful countryside setting.
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Anne K wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom25 contributions46 helpful votes
This is one of the best B & B's I have stayed in, a beautiful large Victorian house with lovely grounds only about ten minutes walk from the train station. Our hosts were very welcoming, and kindly gave us tea with real milk and homemade cake on arrival. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and practical too, including the bathroom which had an excellent bath and shower. It was a very relaxing and uplifting place to stay. Covid precautions were excellent, including an imaginatively presented breakfast with delicious fruit salad.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Bryan Abell, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 1 Nov 2020
Thank you Anne; we have given a lot of thought to how we provide our breakfast choices during these troublesome times. We are pleased that they have been appreciated by our guests, so much so that we may keep the style when things get back to normal. Good luck to you both for the future.
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Mark W wrote a review Oct 2020
Barnstaple, United Kingdom5 contributions
Really lovely B&B. The location is perfect- easy to drive to with off street parking and only a 5 minute walk into the town centre; it was very quiet at night. The room was well appointed and impeccably clean as was the large bath / shower room. Sandi & Bryan were incredibly helpful (especially when I accidentally put in the wrong dates when making the booking online and were able to adjust for me). As everyone else has mentioned, breakfasts were fantastic and a slice of cake magically appeared in our room every afternoon. Why would anyone stay anywhere else in Barnstaple?
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryan Abell, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Thank you Mark, we do appreciate guests taking the time to post a review. We’re glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. All the best.
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jemsilverstone wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom108 contributions74 helpful votes
A lovely spacious room overlooking beautiful gardens in a great location just a short walk from the town centre. Hosts Sandi and Bryan do everything to make sure your stay is safe and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Bryan Abell, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Thank you; it’s always nice to get a five star review from a seasoned reviewer.
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LRFL2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Essex22 contributions29 helpful votes
Booked a late break and came across the Old Vicarage, what a find! From the initial booking, follow up emails all very smooth and easy. A nice touch was the list of recommended eateries in Barnstaple, 3 of which we tried and were very happy with. Sandi and Bryan are great hosts and very knowledgeable about the local area which lead us to explore Lynton and Lynmouth. The room we had was comfortable and had a great bathroom with a fabulous shower. For those worried about Covid, Sandi and Bryan have got this sorted. All very safe. Highly recommended and if we're ever back in Barnstaple, we'll be staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Bryan Abell, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Thank you for your positive review, it’s nice to be appreciated for being Covid safe. It has changed things a bit, but our guests are telling us that we have the balance right. It’s good that we can be open and look forward to meeting more new guests as people feel it is safe to travel.
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Anne E wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed at the old vicarage for 4 nights. It was a return visit, and was as perfect as we remembered. The hosts, Sandi and Bryan are so welcoming, and thought of everything to make our stay as safe and comfortable as we could wish for. Excellent breakfasts, and very quiet area even though very close to Barnstaple town. Looking forward to staying next year.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryan Abell, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 13 Oct 2020
It’s lovely to see all our regular guests returning this summer, and so pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us again. Thank you so much for writing a review, we look forward to your stay next year.
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US$104 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonBarnstaple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Vicarage
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Vicarage?
Nearby attractions include The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon (0.2 miles), Rock Park (0.2 miles), and White Moose Art Gallery (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Vicarage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Vicarage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Vicarage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Vicarage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treat Time, The Boutport cafe, and The Southgate.
Is The Old Vicarage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Barnstaple.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Vicarage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Guildhall (0.4 miles) and Anderton House (2.7 miles).