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The Poplars Rumsam Road, Barnstaple EX32 9EW England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Barnstaple
A warm welcome, 3 gorgeous rooms, all en-suite, and a hearty breakfast all set in the beautifully restored Poplars B&B. The Edwardian house is set in the leafy area of Rumsam in Barnstaple giving easy access to the bustling pannier markets and the stunning coastline.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Pocket60 wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
We are regular visitors to this area to see family. On this occasion our visit was timed to coincide with the Appledore Book Festival. In order to comply with Covid requirements we decided to look for separate accommodation close to family. The Poplars proved to be an ideal location for our purpose. The Poplars occupies a beautiful Edwardian house in a quiet residential area of Barnstaple. Maggie and Saul (along with cheeky "Westie" Pearl!) are friendly and fairly laid back hosts, and guests are free to roam and linger in the beautiful garden. The breakfasts use locally sourced ingredients, and in my view easily out perform those served up in larger establishments. The super sweet black pudding was quite a revelation and is worth a 5 🌟 in its own right!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karin M wrote a review Sep 2020
Bracknell, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
Welcomed by hosts with home-made lemon cake! Very comfortable and spacious room. Beautiful and relaxing garden. Good choice of breakfast. Excellent location for sight seeing as very close to main A361 road. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lauren T wrote a review Aug 2020
London 8 contributions1 helpful vote
Would highly recommend this B&B. The rooms are spacious, chic and comfortable. Lovely short countryside break vibes, a fab home cooked breakfast, and friendly, helpful hosts. Maggie was very welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Eileen S wrote a review Aug 2020
Bromborough25 contributions85 helpful votes
Just got back from a five night stay absolutely fabulous Maggie and Saul are great hosts Saul cooks the most amazing breakfasts local produce and lots of choice with Maggie homemade jam . Maggie even made us a beautiful marmalade cake when we arrived . The house is amazing and their garden which we sat out most afternoon was lovely . We had a garden view room very spacious very comfy bed and had everything you needed. Before we arrived had an email from them with a list of local restaurants to book which we did and was not disappointed. We will definitely be back next year cannot recommend this place enough would give more than 5 stars if we could .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil S wrote a review Jul 2020
Angmering, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Highly recommended. We stayed for two nights, the property itself is exemplary with a beautiful garden which can be enjoyed by guests. Breakfast is all locally sourced and cooked freshly. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and they even allowed us to charge our car :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$95 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Poplars
Which popular attractions are close to The Poplars?
Nearby attractions include Rock Park (0.5 miles), Funderzone (0.7 miles), and North Devon Leisure Centre (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Poplars?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Poplars?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Poplars?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Poplars?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ganges, Portmore Golf Park and Restaurant, and Station Masters Cafe.
Is The Poplars located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Barnstaple.
Are there any historical sites close to The Poplars?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Guildhall (1.0 miles) and Anderton House (2.7 miles).
Is The Poplars accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.