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Varley House
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Cleanliness was top of the list! Good location plenty of nice views. Hilly area maybe but Ilfracombe is!
Nice breakfast comfortable bed quiet area. Full Marks! Ideal for back packer walker bird watching. Exmoor on your door step. If the sun shines you have Woolacombe Sands close by if cloudy a host of places to go From Watermouth - Combe Martin Hunters Inn Lynton and Lymouth Exmoor and so on. Golf at Ilfracombe and Saunton.

Room Tip: Sea view to most rooms
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Thank you for the good comments about Varley House. We are glad that we were able to accommodate you both for the 1 night whilst you were baby sitting your grand child.
We would love to see you both again, whenever you are visiting your family again, so just give us a call

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

13.8.14 Very comfortable room, excellent shower - I think the shower basin alone was bigger than some of the ensuites we had in other B&B's during our week in Devon!
Rod made us very welcome and 3 road bikes stored securely for the more active of us on the holiday. Very obliging as I needed an early breakfast, I was especially delighted to find a huge bowl of fresh fruit salad and yoghurt available and didn't bother with the cooked option. I ate so much of the fresh fruit, they prepared another lot - without any complaint or comment. One of our party had the kippers, others the full English - all good.
Would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for the excellent comments that you have made about Varley House.
We hope that the cyclist's had a good time and were not to weary after the exercise.
If ever you are back in Ilfracombe again, we would love to see you again

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Rod the owner was very helpful and prompt when arranging the booking, especially considering only staying for one night. Easy to find, and lovely views. On arrival, again very helpful and gave me free use of landline phone (as my O2 signal was flakey). Room was clean, bathroom was spacey and clean, shower was powerful and hot. Only 5 min taxi ride back from Tunnels, bed was very comfy (but had had a couple of drinks!!) Breakfast included usual choices, and the full english breakfast was prompt and very satisfying. Enjoyed my stay and may well go back sometime.

Room Tip: West facing will give great views out to see. Friend had water pressure issue in their room, so check it's resolved.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for the good comments about Varley House. It was nice to meet you both and help you enjoy and prepare yourself prior to the Wedding at the Tunnels beaches.
Re the room your friend was in, the bathroom will be refurbished in the winter, and a power shower installed to counteract the water pressure problems

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

From the moment we first arrived we were treated to a warm welcome and were taken on a tour on the hotel facilities. The hotel room was stunning including a 4 poster bed and modern bathroom striking the right balance between functional and classic accommodation.

Varley House was our base to visit the surrounding areas of this beautiful part of Devon, with Ilfracombe just a short walk into the high street and the harbour area just a little further on, where you will find some excellent shopping and restaurant areas serving the best in local produce.

In the morning breakfast was served made to order and it did not disappoint with a excellent choice to cater for all needs, although the cooked breakfast is what I'd recommend.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would have no reservations about returning here.

In terms of pricing we felt that the accommodation represented excellent value for money.

To summarise, it was an exceptional location and Varley House should be strongly considered as your place to stay.

Best regards to the team from Jon & Yvette

Room Tip: The room with a 4 poster bed (room 6) is stunning.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for your glowing review on Varley House. It was good to meet 2 people who came from our old home town, and glad that we were able to make your short stay with us enjoyable

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stayed 2 nights as went to a wedding at The Tunnels. Lovely people, lovely room overlooking the sea with stunning views. Good service and breakfast. Didn't use the bar but only one problem was that the lounge needs updating. Too old. As they have only been there 4 years it looks as if they are gradually modernising the premises.The bedroom was bright, modern, a good size with lovely modern ensuite bathroom. Good extras like tea making facilities and Freeview tv. Breakfasts cooked to order, however we couldn't get any wifi to work at all. Situated on a steep hill so needed the car or strength to get up the hill! Parked in the street easily but a couple of bays on the premises are available.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for your comments on Varley house. We are pleased that we were able to help your stay whilst you were at a wedding at the Tunnels beaches pleasant.
As you rightly have highlighted we are in a programme of refurbishing the building, and are concentrating on the bedrooms first. The lounge is OK, but the bar is in need of updating.
We are also looking at the wifi in the building with the view that in the winter with the promised introduction of superfast broadband, we will be able to produce a stronger signal for all our guests. But at least it works well in the Lounge

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