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“Perfect ... Almost :)”
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Wildercombe House
Ranked #1 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect ... Almost :)”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stay quite frequently in ilfracombe as we have friends their so we try and stay at a variety of places but wildercombe by far tops the lot! Welcoming hosts, immaculately clean in every room, modern but cosy... Our room was fab! We loved the slate wall in the bathroom. The only thing we had trouble with was the plug in the bath (didn't work) but the hosts were very accommodating and resolved this as soon as they could. Breakfast was lovely a huge range of fruits, breads, cheeses etc as well as a delicious range of cooked foods. This was yum! Bar the bacon being a little under done for my taste. Already we have recommended to friends and family to stay at this hotel and we plan to book another stay in the summer months :)

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

After travelling from Portsmouth to Ilfracombe, i was welcomed better than any of the places i have been before, the room was big, it had a talking shower that created steam. I slept in peace. Breakfast was unique, warm milk for my weetabix (nice touch) fresh fish.. the sitting area look out on to the harbor. I felt prepared for the meetings with companies i had to see.. What a place . If you after a place of no contact this is the place. my mobile didn't work (this isn't there fault) Improvement to the place is the WiFi, it was poor.

Room Tip: Room 6 this the room, 50" TV - Free sat and DVB - Interactive TV (Iplayer)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I fully recommend anyone heading down to the north Devon area to stay at Wildercombe house. A beautifully kept building throughout, with a very welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and clean, and the food was top notch. All in all what would have been one of my many standard trips away, will be a memorable one, and hopefully one I will repeat.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Having just spent the Christmas week on Lundy Island, we were looking forward to spending the New Year in Ilfracombe and were blown away from the very minute we opened the front door of Wildercombe House.

Anne-Marie and Barry have lovingly restored this building and the care and attention to detail feels very personal indeed; they should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.

Our room was extremely comfortable and up there with some of best boutique hotels. Breakfast was excellent but again this is down to care and attention to detail. Two of us had the Eggs Benedict and one the poached haddock, all of which was faultless.

We spent the New Year's Eve with friends but enjoyed a lovely Prosecco in the bar before venturing out for the town celebrations. Those who enjoy craft beer should take a look at the range of local beer, Lundy's Gold comes highly recommended.

Breakfast the next morning set us all up for the day ahead and rounded off a perfect festive holiday. We hope to visit Lundy again in spring and will look to stay at Wildercombe before, after or maybe both. Wildercombe is by far the best place to stay in Ilfracombe and we would strongly recommend you take a look.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Groton, New York
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

My three day visit felt like being at home. Newly rennovated the building exterior and interior are the best I have seen in an Guest House or B&B. Ann-Marie and Gary are very welcoming and call you by name at every instance. My room was spacious, very neat and full of light. Breakfast and dinners were delightful - very well presented and quite tasty. I certainly will recommend to others and will be back!

Room Tip: My room was #6. It was 6 large windows with tremendous views of the hills, sea and city. Plenty of...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights as I was attending a wedding nearby. By far one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in, rooms were clean, tidy & well equipped. The owners were fantastic, they made everyone feel very welcome, easy to see why they are rated so highly by everyone on here. I would go out of my way to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was my Third Visit to Wildercombe House and it certainly wont be my Last,as usual Anne Marie and Barry where the fantastic hosts and breakfasts and rooms as perfect as my last visit,
this time they had installed a massive Christmas tree in the Lobby for the festive season which
only adds to the ambience of this Great little hotel.

Being a fan of real beers I must compliment Barry on his fine selction and if you like good wines you wont be disappointed and the Breakfasts where as Hearty as ever.

Well done to you Both and look forward to seeing you next year

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Wildercombe House
Address: Wildercombe House St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Wildercombe House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wildercombe House is a fully restored former Victorian Gentleman's residence, in the coastal town of Ilfracombe, North Devon, England. For the second consecutive year Wildercombe House has been awarded a 5* accredited rating as Guest Accommodation, a Gold Award for 'exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service' , and Level M3A under their National Accessible Scheme by VisitEngland. Wildercombe House offers luxury family-run guest accommodation, with panoramic sea and countryside views offering 10 en-suite bedrooms, including 3 disabled friendly (DOC M) compliant suites, all with luxury fixtures and fittings, secure hardwired internet access and free Wi-Fi, and HD Freesat TV (including 'BBC iPlayer/On-Demand' TV). With private car park, level access throughout all public areas, and stairs and/or lift access to bedrooms, choose from super-king to a single bed, with options of travel cots and pull-out beds for the children, or our family suite. Evening meals are available if required, together with a full range of services to suit the needs of the discerning guest. ... more   less 
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