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Laston House
Ranked #14 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fine”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

A mixed establishment- we never got the warm welcome earlier reviews indicated and we left the room immediatly as it was so cold and felt damp. Later on it did warm up. The reading lamps were so eco friendly they were a little dull. The bed was excellent and warm duvet. Breakfasts were large and extra tea and coffee offered. Scrambled egg was excellent. No fruit available. No light on dressing table. The sitting room looked lovely but when we came to watch TV the family were in there so we retreated to our bedroom.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We have just returned from a lovely reviving new year break in Ilfracombe. We stayed at Laston House during the summer and this was just as enjoyable in the winter. The house looked beautiful and welcoming with lovely festive decorations and a roaring log fire in the guest lounge. Breakfast was spot on, We had the very spacious room 6 with amazing views and a massive bed which makes our kingsize at home now seem small!
There was plenty of exploring to do and we enjoyed some lovely walks on Woolacombe beach watching some pretty hardcore/mad surfers.We were very impressed with the 'Play Hut (indoor soft play area) and the tunnel beaches in Ilfracombe.
Thank you Greg and Abby for another relaxing stay xx

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Sussex, UK
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Just stayed 2 nights here but enjoyed the spacious bedroom and the huge sitting room which is available to guests to relax together if they wish. Great breakfast in yet another huge room with a view out over the lawn and down to the sea. Laston House is just a few minutes walk from the harbour but feels quite rural because of the large gardens in which there is a secure large parking area - which is unusual in this town. In 2 days in Ilfracombe I saw nowhere else that I would have preferred. The harbour is a much shorter walk than it is to drive because you can walk straight down a road which is one way (upwards). there's a fair slope coming back up, but is not far. The hosts are still working on redecoration but this is not disruptive at all, and they are most friendly and hospitable. Wifi was pretty weak in ground floor room, but fine in the sitting room. A stronger router might sort this.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Stayed 24th -25th October 2012.Would highly recommend this hotel.We were greeted with a warm welcome(and a cup of tea) from Greg the owner and his good lady.They were most helpful with local knowledge(restaurants ,Taxis etc)during our stay.Great quality breakfasts with plenty of tea.Hope to return in the summer 2013

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Sandy,Bedfordshire.
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We first stayed at the Laston House Hotel about 25 years ago so was returning to see what its like today. Well it changed hands about 2 years ago and is now run by Abi & Greg and there children.They have embarked on a refurbishment which is progressing well and with there friendly personalities and the service they are happy to provide customers they will do very well.
Perfect for families.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

.I was looking for somewhere very special. That allowed the mind to ponder, the feet to wander and the body to shed all life has thrown at it..... A tall order.... but as we saw the beauitful Georgian building came into view and the tall windows looked welcomingly out and we made our way into the huge hall...I started to shed.
No rush up to your room and shut you away, but given time to feel the place, to ask of one's journey as if old friends and then when having assended the stairs to the room we booked, (which is exactly as the picture shows). Which I highly recommend, for its spaciousness, its comfort and even in these grey days of October the absolutly stunning views (triple room with sea view).
Our Hosts were just that, true hosts. Curteous but not in that hushed way that is scared to crease the cushions, nor in the over attentive manner. They have got it just right, the ambiance is of a home, a loved home. Take a moment to look at the work that has gone into detail of it's restoration, take a book to bed of the shelves or should you have a younger ones let them discover the small toy box provided as your curl up on one of the several sofas in the lounge.
It's situation allows you to wander into Ilfracoombe with it's sea side shops and harbour and to look at the statue that has had the Marmite effect on many. My lips are sealed on that issue but not on this hotel and neither do I think it will ever have the Marmite effect, for you can only love it.
We pondered, wandered and shed all lfe had thrown at us and a week back in life's runway and we still have the restorative powers of Laston House upon us.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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UK
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

The drive has now been filled and is beautifully smooth... the rooms are big and very comfortable, the breakfasts are delicious, the views are beautiful and the family in charge are delightful, friendly and helpful. Ilfracombe's best -thank you!

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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 #14 of 53 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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