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“Fantastic Hotel in a fantastic location”
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Laston House
Ranked #15 of 52 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic Hotel in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Our family spent 4 fantastic nights at Laston House. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, Abi and Greg, from the moment we arrived.

Our room was a massive family room with views over the sea and Ilfracombe.

The hotel is situated in a great spot with the harbour area being a short 5 minute walk way.

Breakfasts at the hotel were superb, with the homemade pancakes being a major hit with our son and the croissants with our daughter.

Ilfracombe is a traditional seaside town with loads to do for both adults and kids. There are many bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. We would especially recommend a trip to 'The Terrace' tapas bar.

We would thoroughly recommend Laston House as the perfect hotel for spending time in Ilfracombe and North Devon.

We hope to go back very soon!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We have just spent a week at Laston and found it as good as previous reviews. We arrived earlyier than expected but were greeted by Greg and Abi with a pot of tea and coffee even though they had just finished serving breakfast.
Our room (room 6)was far larger than we expected and the view of the garden and sea landscape was just superb. The place was spotless and the food spot on.
Nothing seemed too much trouble from our hosts.
Locally a visit to the Italian Restaurant Giovanni & Luca is a must.
The stay was totally enjoyable and if we are ever in Devon again this will be our place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Just returned home after a lovely weekend in Ilfracombe, and a great stay at Laston House. The owners have only been there for 6 months, but they have created a wonderfully warm and welcoming home from home. Abi and Greg made every effort to make sure that we enjoyed our stay, and from the fab little touches such as homemade brownies on arrival, to the delicious breakfast and recommendations for what to see and do locally Laston House ticked all the boxes for a great base for a holiday expoloring North Devon - we'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

A lovely period house which retains history within its spacious walls and gardens. Our hosts Ali and Greg did everything possible to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable.
The position allows the easiest walking possible for Ilfracombe to the shops, promenade, and harbour.
Take the costal path directly opposite through Hillsborough park and within 15 minutes you are looking down over the Town and can continue on to the next bay called Hele Bay.
In the other direction you walk along the Promenade past Tunnels Beach and take the costal Path to Lee plenty of seats in both directions and the views are spectacular.

Room Tip: The rooms are well proportioned with most having garden or sea views.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Had a great three days at laston House, the place has been refurbished by the new owners and is of a very high standard. A great touch is being met with a coffee when you arrive after a long drive, and the couple who run the place could not be more helpful. Room was big with views of the sea in the distance. Just a short walk to the harbour of Ilfracombe, and a nice local pub very near. Breakfast was great and very good quality and the place was excellent value for money.

Room Tip: ask for a sea view when booking
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winchester
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

An inviting property with fantastic features, sheltered almost secluded location with the most amazing views of the coast. A receptive and accommodating stay is guaranteed from hosts Greg and Abi, with a generous and heartening breakfast a certain winner, wifi was a pleasant surprise and therefore suitable to business users and holiday makers alike. Minutes walk from all the amenities and harbour. Cleanliness and attention to detail is apparent throughout, I congratulate the pair of you for the obvious hard work and the high standards achieved as a result. Hope to see you again soon. Darren Meharg d.meharg@yahoo.co.uk

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We travelled with our boisterous 2 year old son,having not stayed in a B&B before as a family were a little nervous, but we were greeted with the perfect place to stay. A stunning house, grand hallway and large guest sitting room with TV, books, guides,wifi that has calming views over the lovely garden.tastefully decorated, with childrens books and small basket of toys around. Our room was superb, huge windows overlooking the garden and sea beyond, incredibly spacious and travel cot ready made, with toys and books in the room made us all feel very welcome. Lovely fluffy towels, crisp bedlinen and stylish room decor made it feel a real treat; those homemade biscuits are wonderful and lots of tea and coffee is great. Breakfast was delicious, fresh local fruit, cereal and choice of full english and the scrumptious Nigella Pancakes!
Greg and Abi were the perfect hosts and the house is amazing, the views and location make it a must for visiting Ilfracombe, walking distance from harbour, beach and town and having a relaxing holiday. We would love to come back!

Room Tip: Room 6
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Laston House
Address: Laston House New Barnstaple Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Laston House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run, Grade 2 listed Regency property stood in 3 acres of woodland overlooking Hillsborough headland and the sea. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, and a single bedroom with separate shower room, we also have a number of family/interlinking rooms. Open all year. Onsite parking. Easy access down to the harbour, just a 10 minute walk. ... more   less 
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Laston House Ilfracombe, Devon

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