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The Spinney Country Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Shirwell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had a lovely couple of nights at the Spinney. Made very welcome, charming and comfortable room with views across the countryside at the back, spotlessly clean, fresh home made bread and fabulous breakfast. Great attention to detail. Lovely...hope to be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Warm welcome, spotlessly clean, comfortable, David & Jo go out of their way to be helpful and informative, their excellent reputation is spreading, we would recommend this guest house to everyone visiting Devon, and we look forward to visiting again.
Mark & Sandra Levene, May 2014.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

If You are looking for a quiet, nice and serviceminded b&b; this is it!
Best beds ever, clean, homecosie and modern. Anything You want for breakfast? Just ask for it and David and Jo bring it on! It's also possible to dine and be served by the nicest couple ever! They help You with any kind of information needed, and have really good recommendations for activities or places to see. Hartly recomended.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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TheSpinneyShirwell, Owner at The Spinney Country Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

It was a pleasure having you stay with us again and we do hope you visit the UK and us again soon. A warm welcome, comfy bed and a freshly cooked breakfast await.
David & Jo

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This is without a doubt one of the best B & B's we have stayed in. Jo and David are wonderful hosts, with plenty of local knowledge to help you make the best of your stay. Jo kindly booked dinner for us on the first evening at a local pub which was delicious. Everything had been thought of from hot water bottles under the bathroom sink to fresh milk in a guest accessible fridge for tea and coffee in the room. The views from Room 1 were fantastic and we enjoyed watching the birds nest making in the garden. Everything was spotless, the bed was comfy and the breakfast delicious and plentiful. We will definitely be adding The Spinney to out list of successful finds and recommending to anyone who is visiting the area.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheSpinneyShirwell, Owner at The Spinney Country Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Jo and I are so glad you both enjoyed your stay with us. We both love this part of North Devon and enjoy sharing our knowledge of great places to eat and beautiful places to see.
We both hope to see you again at The Spinney.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We were welcomed as if we had known one another for years. A pot of tea and some scones with cream & jam made us feel at home straight away and the beautifully warm,spotless room had a view over the fields for miles. Jo and David have put plenty of thought into their house, maintaining a "period" look yet modernising whatever was needed, so the bathroom, the decor and furnishing fitted well. Fluffy white towels were kept warm in the modern- style en suite and the beds were really comfortable.
We both slept very well and the delicious food at breakfast set us up for a day of long walks in the area. We took advice on places to visit & David produced some maps each day, but we shall be back to see some of the many places we still must visit.
Both of us would recommend this as an ideal place to stay in Devon!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheSpinneyShirwell, Owner at The Spinney Country Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

We are so pleased you enjoyed the tea and home made scones on arrival. It was a pleasure having you both stay at The Spinney and are glad you felt at home. We have recently discovered a new walk starting right from our front door, so we will print off a map ready for your return.

Enjoy your travels wherever they maybe

David & Jo

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

After 5 weeks of travelling the UK we can honestly say Jo and David have provided the best experience so far in helping to make our trip a truly memorable one. Individually and as a team they have a natural easy going style and manner that puts their guests at ease and ready to relax and enjoy what the local area has to offer.

We were looking to use Barnstaple as a centre and explore from there and The Spinney is literally 10 minutes away and in a beautiful rural setting where our room looked over green hills and grazing sheep. This is well worth considering if you're looking for quiet country environment just outside the centre of town.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of August 2013.
This guest house has been beautifully restored and maintained in the last 2 years by the present owners. It is an old building, so don't expect all the floors and walls to be plumb; that's part of the charm. It is spotlessly clean.
Good variety and quality at breakfast in the bright conservatory.
One of the many little touches I appreciated were the wicker chairs in the bedroom, so that one could relax without having to perch on the bed.
This guest house is located a few miles outside Barnstaple, beyond the hospital, on the outskirts of a village. A car is essential to reach it.
We hope to stay here again next time we're in the area.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Spinney Country Guest House

Address: Shirwell road, Shirwell, Barnstaple EX31 4JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple > Shirwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Shirwell
Price Range: £89 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spinney Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just three miles from the historic market town of Barnstaple in North Devon,The Spinney Country Guest House enjoys magnificent views across the stunning North Devon landscape. Recently achieving the AA 4 Stars GOLD award, The Spinney Country Guest House in Shirwell nr Barnstaple, offers first class bed and breakfast accommodation. This charming country house, was once the former rectory of Shirwell. Jo and David Clark welcomed their first guests in June 2011. Since then they have made various modifications and added a snug lounge with wood burning stove for exclusive use and comfort of their guests. They have also introduced many little luxury touches to make a stay with them a memorable one. The Spinney dates from 1750 and sits in an acre of ground. It has five beautifully appointed rooms and mature gardens with seating so that guests can appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the place. There is also a spacious car park. The Spinney B & B offers a warm and informal environment in the heart of North Devon and very close to Exmoor National Park in which to relax and unwind. Tea and delicious home-baked cake is waiting for you on your arrival. Take a break, you deserve it! Jo and David Clark ... more   less 
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