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West Down Guest House

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Little Eastacombe, Atherington, Umberleigh EX37 9HP England
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West Down is an AA award-winning guest house which offers friendly, exceptional value B&B accommodation for your North Devon holiday or short break. We are AA **** Highly Commended with the AA Dinner Award every year since 1997 and recently awarded the North Devon Super Service Award and Best Guest House Award. Our meals are freshly prepared using produce from our own gardens wherever possible, and produce from trusted local West Country suppliers. West Down are happy to cater for your dietary requirements. We have recently added a wheelchair accessible room with full wet-room facilities and another room with ramp access from the car park.
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Mary H wrote a review Oct 2018
Slough, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
Just returned from a week at West Down and are already looking forward to returning next year. Roger and Brenda are great hosts and we shared many laughs in the evenings. We were served excellent food nicely presented, perhaps the highlight was the dessert trolley where the choice was so extensive it made deciding what to have a bit of a struggle! I must also add that I have never seen such a magnificent display of hanging baskets and tubs filled to overflowing with colour. I didn’t count how many but there must have been well over a hundred. Our adapted room had everything necessary for my disabled husband which went a long way to making our stay stress free. Don’t delay, book today.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from devon_life, Owner at West Down Guest House
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed the week
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Jane H wrote a review Oct 2017
Tarifa, Spain24 contributions2 helpful votes
A perfectly run guest house. Our room was excellent The service was excellent The food was excellent Any one wanting a break in Devon should pay this a visit. The charming and amusing hosts look after your every need. Can’t praise it enough
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I think everyone would be perfect, lovely 360 views
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Response from devon_life, Owner at West Down Guest House
Responded 28 Oct 2017
Thank you for your kind words it was great having you both, hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday
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Nigel M wrote a review Sep 2017
Reading, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the Swallow Room which was comfortable and had the huge bonus of a large wet room suitable for a disabled person. On our arrival we were greeted with a welcoming hot drink and cakes in the conservatory. With hindsight the home made cakes were probably a mistake because we had to make room for the lovely dinner in the evening, not to mention the pre-dinner drinks at 7pm. Brenda is a wonderful cook and her dinners are amazing. Everything stands out but the deserts are exceptional. The dilemma is always going to be which sweet to choose, because they always look so tempting. You will have a similar problem with the breakfasts. There is always a good selection of fresh fruit available with a prepared fresh fruit salad with blueberries, raspberries, kiwi and other fruit. The muesli was excellent. Cooked breakfasts included the option of smoked haddock, which was so good I had it for 3 days running. Attention to detail was very noticeable and included high quality preserves and specialist honey. This small guest house put to shame our previous 'posh' hotel in Cornwall. About a quarter the cost but the breakfast, good as it was, soundly beaten into 2nd place! There is so much to commend this place, with good views and colourful gardens surrounding the conservatory. Even the birds are well looked after and they regularly eat at the feeders which are strategically placed around the garden. When we left we carelessly left behind a pillow. Brenda posted the item to us before we had even realised it was missing. No wonder this place is so popular receiving so much return custom. Thank you both for such a lovely break.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from devon_life, Owner at West Down Guest House
Responded 2 Oct 2017
Hi Nigel, Roger and I are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for all your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you both.
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Peter A wrote a review Aug 2017
Bedworth, United Kingdom34 contributions21 helpful votes
Our second visit to West Down and certainly was not disappointed! Food was first-class and Brenda and Roger were on 'top form'! There are so many places to visit round about including RHS Rosemoor and it's great to have such a lovely accommodation and hosts to return to after a day's sightseeing.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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Response from devon_life, Owner at West Down Guest House
Responded 31 Aug 2017
Thank you for your review we had a great week with you all
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tibsmum wrote a review Jul 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom18 contributions14 helpful votes
A very short break to the area. A warm and friendly greeting on arrival, followed by the lightest scones I have ever tasted, sitting outside admiring the stunning views and magnificent gardens. Breakfast and Evening meals were substantial and very tasty. Brenda and Roger's hospitality went beyond the extra mile, thank you both for a great, relaxing stay. I hope to visit again next year to explore the area more
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Response from devon_life, Owner at West Down Guest House
Responded 16 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for your comments, we enjoy the evenings chatting with everyone and look forward to seeing you next year
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Down Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to West Down Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Cobbaton Combat Collection (3.0 miles), Southdown Adventure (3.0 miles), and Survival Laser Games (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Down Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at West Down Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at West Down Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Down Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bell Inn, The New Inn, and The Chichester Arms.
Is West Down Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Atherington.
Are there any historical sites close to West Down Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castle Hill Estate (6.7 miles), Torrington 1646 (5.9 miles), and St. Michael & All Angels Church (5.8 miles).
Is West Down Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.