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Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very comfortable stay here, with a marvellous breakfast. Very warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere. We chose to get a taxi to the town centre as we'd cycled all day and didn't want to walk the one mile back along the way we'd come. Getting a return taxi wasn't that easy, however. It was a very quiet...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, good to know you enjoyed your stay and we hope the rest of your cycle ride went well. It's a shame about the wait for a taxi. Devizes can be very quiet at times but we're always happy to book for guests in advance.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A welcoming, comfortable, immaculate B&B on the Wessex Ridgeway. The rooms were very comfortable with many extra items eg plenty of hooks on the doors, fresh milk and fruit, selection of good teas, great beds and all very clean. Sue and Martin made us very welcome and provided superb, freshly cooked breakfasts with a 'special' every day. A superb B&B...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Barbara, it's good to know the little things (like the door hooks) all go towards making a stay extra comfortable! We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope the rest of your walk went well (and that Geoff's leg held up OK).

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our first visit to the area was made more enjoyable by the warm welcome from Sue and Martyn. We stayed in the garden room for 5 very comfortable nights and were pleased with the high standard of housekeeping and well appointed room. This room had a lovely view of the garden and over the fields to Devizes. Breakfast was delicious...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to know we're 'doing it right' and that you enjoyed your stay so much. There's so much to see and do in the area that even 5 nights isn't long enough so we hope you'll return to see yet more.

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the best B&B I have stayed in. The booking process was easy. The welcome was warm and the hosts helpful each day. The room was comfortable, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully equipped. The breakfasts were just amazing. They do the usual full English but also offer a "special" each day which are not to be missed. Sadly they are...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words, they mean a lot to us. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope you will return in the next year. We won't be closing until late September 2017 so there's plenty of time!

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Rooms were very comfortable and to a high standard. Cleanliness outstanding. Breakfast perfect every morning. Walking distance to town. If you needed local knowledge the owners would gladly take the time to talk with maps printed if required. Would highly recommend.

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for your kind review. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. You certainly made the most of it and had some good walking during your stay. Hope to see you again sometime.

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great and gracious hosts. Out of the ordinary, with excellent local knowledge and walking suggestions. Brilliant, peaceful, quiet - they quite definitely go the extra mile! And all this for no-notice drop in yanks! (But do make a reservation so they can help your planning!) Great breakfast too!!

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We don't often take guests at the last minute but we're very glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and are really pleased you enjoyed your visit so much. As stated in the review, we are very happy to help out with trip planning - I really should have been a...

North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Two Welsh speculators visiting Wiltshire only for 3 days and what a wonderful and refreshing location this is.Breakfast was well presented with a good selection and options(home made preserves are a must,not forgetting the in house honey).There is so much to see and do and will have to return. Southdown offered immaculate facility's and was a total pleasure staying there,highly...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thanks Jill for your kind review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope you'll be returning to Wiltshire very soon. Keep in touch and let us know how it all goes. (PS It's Sue not Dee, very possibly a typo/predictive text!)

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I spent a week at the Southdown B&B walking the White Horse Trail. The warm welcome and level of service, care and attention to detail provided by Sue and Martyn was exceptional, it really felt like home from home. The rooms are very comfortable with everything you need. There was a great choice for breakfast, always fresh and tasty. It...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, Barb. We both really enjoyed meeting you and helping plan your walks. Shame we couldn't provide wall to wall dry weather. By the way, a friend of mine will be in touch with her local ramblers to see what they can do about the overgrown paths on your last walk. We're looking forward to taking...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights for work. Sue and Martyn couldn't have been more helpful or hospitable, even leaving me a mini croissant selection to take for breakfast on Sunday morning as I was leaving very early. My room was spotless and the breakfasts were delicious - all the jams were homemade and I wish I had thought to ask...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

That's such a lovely review, thank you! It's a shame we didn't have more chance to chat due to your very long days working - maybe next time. :-) And I'll make sure we have plenty of strawberry jam........lots of strawberries in the garden at the moment but probably not enough for much jam.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stayed with Sue and Martyn for 2 nights while walking in the area. The accommodation was outstanding, with good facilities and a wealth of information on the surrounding area. The breakfast was excellent with the standard options, all locally sourced, as well as ‘specials’ including strawberries from the garden. They are excellent hosts, interested in their guests’ ideas and...

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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review

Thank you Dave for your lovely review. As you know, we really enjoy having walkers stay with us - great for swapping ideas and routes. Hope you managed the rest of your walk in dry conditions. We very much look forward to seeing you both again in the near future.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southdown is a 4 star Silver rated B&B in a rural location on the edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB. A short walk from the Devizes Millennium White Horse and a mile from Devizes and Kennet & Avon Canal by footpath or road. Guest lounge, large garden. Walking holidays a speciality - maps and walking books to borrow. On the White Horse Trail, Wessex Ridgeway & Mid-Wilts Way. Packed lunches by prior arrangement.Trip Advisor Green Leaders Silver Award, Breakfast awards from Visit Britain/Enjoy England and Visit Wiltshire, Walkers & Cyclists Welcome awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays

Address: Folly Road | Roundway Village, Devizes SN10 2HT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Price Range: £45 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The room overlooking the garden at the back of the house is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles tcsunbounce, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden Room has a king size bed, shower room and good views of the garden and fields. Set in quiet rural area on outskirts of Devizes.”
 of 5 bubbles shirleybE7639OI, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Green Room overlooks the garden with great views south.”
 of 5 bubbles MTgon, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great view from the upstairs rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryGraser, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Green Room is fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles croxholden, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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