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Norbury House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Never been so relaxed”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Adam, Paula & Bovril the dog did a great job of welcoming us into this beautiful guesthouse.
When we first arrived we enjoyed tea and freshly made biscuits, whilst they gave us some fantastic advise on local attractions that fitted us perfectly. We enjoyed beautiful country walks & lots of amazing food!
Their friendly but non-intrusive nature meant that we could relax and fully enjoy our stay.

Our room (4) was spacious, airy and spotlessly clean. It was very clear that a lot of thought has gone it the decoration of the house & facilities. The best part was a well stocked honesty bar, G&T was just what we needed at the end of our days.

Breakfast is excellent, the fresh and local produce served was a real treat!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of July, when visiting Ilfracombe for a wedding.

From the start, the welcome from Paula was so 'welcoming' - made to feel like you were a member of the family. The property itself is lovely, and has been very stylishly decorated and there always appeared to be wonderful background music. Room was clean and nice. Whilst we didn't use it, there was a TV and DVD player, with a collection of DVDs on the landing, which you could peruse and help yourself to watch a film in your room.

The lounge area was lovely, with an honesty bar, which was a great idea.

Breakfast - what can I say - I don't think I've stayed in any other B&B where the breakfast has been this good. Cereals, fruit juice, tea, coffee and a nice selection of options for cooked breakfast also, along with toast. Adam was a wonderful breakfast host, and we enjoyed chatting to him each morning.

Really enjoyed the stay, and if we are ever in the area again, we wouldn't hesitate to return.

Thanks Adam & Paula for providing such a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed at Norbury House 12 months ago, when concluding a walking holiday from Minehead to Ilfracombe, and had no hesitation in returning this year for the next leg of the S W Coast path to Westward Ho!.
Adam was happy for us to leave our car in the car park for picking up at the end of our walk a few days later, but aside from its close proximity to the Path, there are plenty of other reasons for staying here. It is secluded away from the tourist centre of Ilfracombe, in a quiet, residential setting, yet still convenient for visiting restaurants etc, Contemporary in style, you are assured a warm welcome, and if looking for a good standard of B and B in Ilfracombe, make sure Norbury House is on your list.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We arrived at Norbury House after a long day in the car. Lovely welcome from Paula, Bovril and Adam set the scene for our 2 night stay. The whole experience exceeded our expectations - the room, the views and the proximity to the town, harbour and restaurants.
Breakfasts were excellent on both mornings. Comfy bed meant that we slept well -- I really don't know how it could be improved! We will certainly return, it was just like staying with trusted friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Spent easter weekend at norbury house and I very much enjoyed the stay the hosts Adam and Paula were very welcoming and helpful with any queries. The hotel is in a good place not to far from the town centre. The rooms are great and clean with very comfortable beds.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My partner and I have just spent a wonderful 3 days at Norbury House. Adam, Paula and Bovril have been superb hosts and everything was just perfect. From the welcome through to the beautiful room (5), lovely breakfasts and advice on where to go and what to do,we could not have asked for more. Go there and be welcomed and wonderfully spoiled!!

Room Tip: We had a tour and they're all lovely but we stayed in 5 and its fab!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed here on a 3 night break between Christmas and New Year. We found it very comfortable and our room (7) spacious although probably due for a little updating. The house is impressive and well located for the town (15min walk) and the coastal path (walk up through their back garden). By far the best feature is the couple who run it, Paula and Adam. Welcoming and friendly without being intrusive they gave us plenty of tips on things to do and places to eat all of which turned out to be spot on. It's good. Try it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Norbury House Hotel
Address: Beechwood Hotel Torrs Park, Ilfracombe EX34 8AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Norbury House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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