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“A little piece of Heaven in North Devon” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bracken House
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Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A little piece of Heaven in North Devon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Bracken House. We were made very welcome by our hosts, Guy, Susan and Lottie( the lab) Our room was of a particularly high standard - comfortable and clean. Breakfast was scrummy and I think Guy could have rustled up anything we asked for! It was a treat to be offered a flask of milk for our morning coffee - no wrestling with those UHT cartons at Bracken House. It was lovely to hear the harp being played - and wonderful to be invited to play too. Our hosts gave lots of helpful advice as to places to visit and excellent pubs to eat at. We would highly recommend Bracken House - a beautiful example of Old English charm.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen G
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
Dear Helen Thank you so much for your very kind review and we were delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us and also the breakfasts. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Guy and Sue
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

During the two weeks of our stay in the bracken House, we enjoyed the silence, the warm and perfect support. It is a place which invites to stay longer than two or three days. It's a place the burn out to outsmarting.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Daniel K
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
Dear Daniel Thank you so much for your kind review and is was a delight to have you here for two weeks in August. Lottie has grown a great deal since you were here! Thank you for the photo of Lucerne in the snow, winter has come early! Best wishes to you and Isabella Guy
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Warm welcome, charming comfortable room all in a secluded quiet rural location.
Our hospitality included a satisfying and flavoursome supper with hosts and magnificent breakfasts with fruit platters that Monet himself would find hard to match in artistry. Guy's bacon and crepes make for a salivating experience.
Occasional strains of live harp music were added ethereal experiences to this happy four day stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MidlandMarcus
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BrackenHouse, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, 20 August 2012
Dear Marcus Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you both again when you are next down here. Kind regards Guy
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Thetford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Bracken house is a lovely place to stay. Our room was very nice with a lovely comfortable bed and a superb view. Drinks making facilities included a cafetiere, real coffee and fresh milk as well as the usual selection. Everything was spotless and well maintained. There was a useful welcome book of information on things to do in the area. The outstanding feature was the welcome we were given, starting with the cream tea on arrival. Sue and Guy are excellent hosts and like other guests before us the experience was that of being entertained by friends. Admittedly none of my friends have Sue's talent on the harp. She was kind enough to play a little for us on being asked which was lovely. Guy kept us amused and well fed. All in all it was a very happy visit and we shall hope to return in the future.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Bracken House, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Thank you Margaret for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again here in the future. Best wishes

Guy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Bracken House is a wonderful home full of charm and character.
The dining room,lounge,library are together with the beautiful bedrooms all spacious and extremely comfortable.
But above all Bracken House has two of the most friendly and welcoming hosts Guy and Sue.
Staying with them one thinks that you have known them for many years.
A must stay if visiting a lovely part of the world in North Devon.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank traveller255118
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

We have travelled extensively in the UK, as my husband is English and we visit family frequently. I can honestly say that Bracken House (and it's host family) are one of the shining stars we will never forget. Bracken House is like something out of an old Agatha Christie book, you know, the "lovely rose-covered country house". We were warmly greeted by Guy, our host. A cream tea was quickly provided out in the garden patio. On real china. His beautiful wife, Sue, was a joy as well. She is a concert harpist and the "music room" had the loveliest harps in it. We caught a few minutes of her practising. I kept waiting for Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple to appear.
Our room was spotless and decorated with stunning antiques. We had a TV as well as full internet service. The bed was extremely comfy and we both slept very well. The VIEWS from our room looked like something out of a travel magazine. Breakfast was provided as part of the package and was cooked to order by Guy. Delicious! They also have two beautiful children, Katy and Tom. We stayed for two nights, as we were visiting friends in the village. I was sorry we didn't stay longer, just to enjoy the warm hospitality and delightful accomodation of Bracken House. I wish we could give it more than the five stars provided. Would stay here again in a minute!
One quick PS. Their rates, for what they provide, are almost embarrassingly reasonable.( We paid a good deal more to stay at an absolute DUMP previous to arriving here!)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank L and S H
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Bath
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

I stayed with 3 teenagers and although Guy was away, Sue and her 2 children were most welcoming. After surfing each day, Sue offered to dry our towels and wet suits - nothing was ever too much trouble.
The rooms were spotless, with crisp white bed linen and sumptuous towels. Each furnished with interesting antiques, books and artefacts.
This is very much a relaxed family home offering B&B with style.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank NormanBath
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Property: Bracken House
Address: | Nr Barnstaple, Bratton Fleming EX31 4TG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bratton Fleming
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bratton Fleming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bracken House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury bed and breakfast with 4 en-suite rooms, one on the ground floor, with stunning views from two of the first floor rooms down to the sea in the distance with grounds to explore as well as the coast and beaches for surfing and swimming, Exmoor itself with lovely walking and riding and numerous gardens open to the public as well as RHS Rosemoor. One room has a four poster bed. ... more   less 
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