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Score Valley Country House
Ranked #24 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

From the very warm welcome, to the wonderful room and the very good breakfast, everything about this hotel is to be recommended. Both Roger and Jenny are excellent hosts both available and unobtrusive.
I would whole heartedly recommend this hotel.
The only advice I would give to other travellers is to ask about the alternative exit from the driveway

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Just returned from a wonderful couple of nights at Score Valley. Jenny and Roger were so friendly and were able to signpost us to attractions in the local area we went quad biking locally and loved it. Our room was very spacious and the bed was HUGE and extremely comfortable - if it wasn't for Jenny's delicious breakfast I wouldn't have left it!! The room and all communal areas were spotless and we were certainly made to feel at home throughout our stay.

Ideal location with easy road access to Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. Ilfracombe is walkable but the walk back to the hotel is mighty steep!! Perfect if you've indulged in fish and chips by the harbour!!

We'll be back!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Thank you very much for your very generous feedback. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable break particularly at this time of year when the weather can be so unpredictable. We believe there is something to do in this area all year round and are always pleased to advise on ideas. Quad biking, with the protective clothing they provide, seemed ideal as the experience is usually enhanced by muddy fields. As it seems fashionable to say these days there is no such thing as bad weather just wrong clothing!
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Never left a review on here before, but this place had to be recommended. Everything about this place was was 1st class, from the welcome to our departure. We spent 2 nights here, over for my sons wedding in area. This is what id missed about England, a real gem this place, service was top notch and friendly, hôtel itself was a beautiful place. My French/ Italian Partner loved it too, made me proud to be English, and thats down to the hard work and effort put into this place by Roger and Jenny the hosts. Hope to stay here again one Day. Terry and Anna

  • Stayed September 2013
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to think of us and your generous feedback. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable weekend and particularly that this fascinating old building was able to add to your wife's experience of this beautiful part of the country.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We spent 3 nights here as part of our ruby wedding celebrations. We were greeted by a very welcoming Jenny who had left a personally written note under the fresh roses in our room. Roger gave us details of places to visit and was both charming and utterly efficient. Jenny's cooking is amazing- the home-made fishcakes were the best I've ever tasted. The location is fascinating and the rooms large and comfortable. We felt that we arrived as guests but left as friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind feedback. We are so pleased you had a enjoyable time and even happier that we were able to contribute to it. For the sake of good order we should point out that the fishcakes were not actually home-made nor do we claim them to be. Much as I am sure Jenny would love to claim them they actually come from one of our excellent local sources.
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Ashcott, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

What an amazing find! The house just does not want to let you go.Fabulous fun with Roger and Jenny. Excellent hosts. the room was absolutely wonderful with subtle charm. Cool and reflective after manically surfing. Tranquility personified!
Now as for the food WELL FORGET THE FULL ENGLISH WHICH IS WONDERFUL JUST GO STRAIGHT FOR THE FRUIT AND YOGHURT!!!!!! There are so many wonderful options for breakfast we needed to stay for longer. Beautiful house in a superb setting and easy to get to incredibly interesting places. Beaches with great surf, historic castles, wonderful country pubs with excellent food for dinner, great ice cream and best of all the WARMEST FRIENDLIEST HOSTS with a WONDERFUL HOUSE.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for having us BEWARE we will return .;) :) :) :) :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
What can we say? Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Do not worry you will be most welcome to come back anytime. The joy of doing this is that we get to meet so many delightful people. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time.
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Had two nights here, perfect location for Woolacoombe and Ilfracombe, hidden away of main road in a valley. Hotel had lots of character and charm, with small bar area down stairs, ideal for getting together with other guests and host. Roger and Jenny make you fell very welcome and always available if needed. Our room was on top floor, with en-suite. Room was cosy and clean, with tea and coffee facilities. You choose what you have for breakfast the night before, we had full English breakfast, delicious, but other choices are available.
Will certainly return for another stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very pleased you had an enjoyable stay and hope you will be able to come back again soon.
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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

My partner and I stayed for two nights at Score Valley. We found the hotel with ease thanks to google maps and previous knowledge from visits to the area. The hotel was very pretty and in a lovely peaceful location, just what was needed considering the week before we had been at a very busy Butlins!!! The common areas were a little chilly, however as we were the only guests on the second night we could appreciate the fact that it was cost effective for the owners to do this. The room was lovely and clean, well serviced, warm and comfy. The bar was opened with no fuss and we were left to enjoy our drinks and play a game or two. Our dog was welcome to stay at the hotel and as she howled the first morning we left her for breakfast she was 'allowed' to lay on her bed outside the dining room!!! Not many places would let you do that!!! The walk to town is a bit of a trek (unless you are a regular rambler) and it is just as easy to drive (25 minutes walk verus. 3 minutes drive??!!) Can't wait to book again for the summer and see just how pretty the garden is then!!

Room Tip: We had room 2 which could be a double or twin. Perfect size, nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roger W, Owner at Score Valley Country House, responded to this review, 15 May 2013
We are very grateful for your very generous review. This area lends itself perfectly to walking dogs as, apart from our own land, there are pleasant walks down the lane to Bicclescombe Park or across the Cairn Nature Reserve opposite. We sincerely hope that if you are able to come we will be able to provide a much warmer welcome and are sorry it was so chilly in Devon when you came.
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Property: Score Valley Country House
Address: Score Valley Country House Hotel St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Score Valley Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Score Valley Country House is a licensed guest house set in its own pleasant grounds in a peaceful secluded valley on the edge of Ilfracombe, making it also an ideal base for enjoying the vast sandy beaches of Woolacombe and the Golden Coast or exploring the wonders of Exmoor. A husband and wife team we take pride in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of our home offering a good nights sleep, a hearty breakfast and are always happy to offer ideas and advice to ensure you get the most from your visit to this beautiful area. We have plenty of free parking. Due to the age of the property and the running streams we suggest that you consider this before bringing very young children. We are pleased to take small/medium dogs in three of our rooms on request. Please check availability of these before booking. Our double rooms are equipped with zip and link beds making us completely flexible to accept single sex groups or couples for walking, golfing or shooting holidays etc. ... more   less 
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