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Beachborough Country House
Ranked #3 of 3 Kentisbury B&B and Inns
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“YUK”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Have just spent the weekend here and Shabby "yes" Chic "no". Would not recommend it at all.

Hygiene standards were non-existent.

The bathroom still had the previous guests hair in the sink, towels never changed over the three days, sweat stains on the pillows with no protectors, sugar provided in the bedroom for drinks had probably been there since August 2013. Bleach and cleaning fluid bottles were left on a shelf near the bath (not child friendly), the base of the toilet had not been wiped around.

Downstairs in the dining room boxes of cereals were stored on a table by the window in full sun and all left open, jam left on table overnight, glasses still had lip marks and were not removed daily and cleaned, salt and pepper put in open dishes (yuk), chipped cups, plates, the list just goes on.

In fact, I could not wait to get home - ruined our holiday with friends.

Would not rate this B&B as standards of cleanliness were non-existent.

Room Tip: Book somewhere else!!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a really lovely stay here with our 5-month old daughter. House and garden is gorgeous. We had a large comfortable room and Vivianne, our very relaxed and friendly hostess, supplied a travel cot. We found it very valuable being able to eat dinner in - we had 2 3-course meals, including local venison and vegetables from the garden. House is in a quiet part of Devon close to some super walks.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank JJ07076
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england
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Beachborough Country House in Kentisbury, Devon is English B&B its best.
On arrival we were served tea by the owner, Vivianne, on the terrace of this beautiful house overlooking the gorgeous garden and the uninterrupted Devon countryside.
The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture and knick knacks which adds to the homely and relaxed atmosphere. Our room was light and spacious and very comfortable. The garden is a delight and reflects Vivianne’s artistic talents in the imaginative way it has been laid out.
Her hospitality was warm and welcoming and we soon felt as if we were staying with old friends even though we’d never met before.
The tennis court was an added bonus.
Our only regret is that we hadn't booked to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Rachael H
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed in the flat attached to the main house. Mrs Clout is lovely and very welcoming. The flat is quaint and kitted out with furnishing from bygone days. It was very clean and reasonably comfortable. Being close to farm land there was always the aroma of the farm in the air. Its location in just 10 minutes from Combe Martin and the beach. Good base to explore Northeast Devon and Exmoor. Not at all modern, so if you are looking for state of the art fixtures and fittings, this is not for you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

OK, first things first; not everyone will like this place. If you are looking for 21st century boutique-style accommodation, all metal and glass, smart ceramics and high-fashion soft furnishings then you are going to be disappointed. However, if you are attracted by setting, style, a touch of faded grandeur, eccentricity, sheer class, and above all the most beautiful of gardens in which to drink tea and soak up the sun then this is the place for you. It is all the work of the remarkable Viviane and her husband and for you to share and enjoy while you stay here. Once immersed It's the kind of place which you find very difficult to leave. Having discovered this paradise in a secluded part of North Devon we will go out of our way to return whenever we can. In the meantime we are happy to recommend it wholeheartedly, albeit with the above caveats.

Room Tip: The big room with the three windows overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Just comeback from our second stay at Beachborough and once again enjoyed every minute. The house is full of character and the grounds are beautiful. Viviane is a charming host and cooks a mean Full English! No doubt we will be back again soon.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here for a family party and loved it. Viv and Bob made us very welcome and couldn't do enough to help us. My Wife is disabled and they have a downstairs bedroom that is perfect.
The house is amazing and the gardens lovely, with a great view out over the countryside.
The whole time we stayed the food was exceptional and the full english breakfast definately sey us up for the day.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank NomisL
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Property: Beachborough Country House
Address: Kentisbury, Exmoor National Park EX31 4NH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Kentisbury
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kentisbury
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Number of rooms: 6
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