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Varley House
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Rod and Helen were so helpful when we stayed before and after our son's wedding on Lundy. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast excellent. They contributed to what was a memorable week. Thanks.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

It was nice to meet you all prior to your wedding on Lundy Island, then to meet the 4 of you on your return and the 3 nights you spent with us as you came down on a high from your sons wedding.
Also the weather helped to make this short stay with us really good, and glad we could help in a small way towards your son's big day

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Stayed for one night at Varley House. Spotlessly clean accommodation with nice bedroom and large modern bathroom. Breakfast was lovely and arrived quickly. View from our room was very good with a great sunset thrown in for good measure. Will probably make a return trip soon. 10 minute walk up the hill but a small "train" runs during the day (I think) which takes you up most of the hill.

A great stay!

Room Tip: Room number 1 had a good view and a massive bathroom
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Thank you for the nice comments that you have made about Varley house. It was good to meet you both, and if ever you are back in North Devon again we would love to see you.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Warm welcome, excellent comfort, quiet, sea view and fine breakfast: to be utterly recommended. One of the best hotels during our 3-week family tour of England and Scotland. I would certainly return there.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

Thank you for the great comments you made about Varley House. We are glad that we were able to help you enjoy your 1 day with us whilst on your 3 week stay in the UK.
If ever you come back to North Devon, or Ilfracombe in particular we would love to see you again

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We came down to see the Eagles tribute band play in Ilfracombe but the stay at Varley House was the icing on the cake. Clean Friendly Welcoming and so enjoyable that we booked another stay there ... I think that says it all. Best Breakfast in the County

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Joyce S
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Like the nice touch of an Eagles song to use as the title for this review. It was nice to meet you all, and help you all enjoy your one night with us, especially helping to make your mum's time here.
we look forward to seeing you again at the end of August, and hope the weather keeps up it's sunny disposition when you are back again

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Really can't fault this accommodation,lots of nice touches,clean ,good breakfast,a very accommodating owner and good location ideal for day trips around North Devon. Could be an uphill walk from the centre but the £3 taxi remedied that!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you for your good comments on Varley House. It was nice to meet you both, and glad that we and the weather helped to make your 2 day stay enjoyable.
If ever you are back in Ilfracombe again we would love to see you.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Varley House is still as charming as ever when last year we spent a long weekend there on holiday exploring the North Devon countryside.
My room was clean and tidy, had good WIFI reception and a stonking breakfast which was washed down by endless cups of tea.
Varley House is a short walk from the town centre and the owner Rod is very knowledgable about what is happening locally. He recommended a new restaurant to me whereby I enjoyed some lush Torbay Sole.
Later in the evening I enjoyed the World Cup with some other guests in the large lounge.

Room Tip: I found out the owner can help with trips to Lundy Island and you can leave your car in his car park...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Seuke8441
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

It was nice to meet you again but for only the 1 night. Thank you for all the kind words said about Varley house, and we look forward to meeting you again if ever you are down in this neck of the woods again
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed for two nights on the way to and back from Lundy. The B and B is perched high above the town and has excellent views. The room we had was large and the en suite bathroom was modern and clean. Free wifi was useful although didn't work well we were. The breakfasts were excellent. All in all, this was a very good choice of accommodation and there was much to praise and virtually nothing to find fault with.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank David B
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Thank you for the good comments that you have made on Varley House.
as you may have seen from previous posts, there is a problem with not strong broadband in the area, but we are looking at trying to improve the signal over the winter period, especially when superfast broadband is due into the area in October.
If ever you decide to go back to Lundy again, we would love to see you

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Additional Information about Varley House

Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range: £75 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 
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