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Review of Primrose House

Views from Primrose House over National Trust Torrs
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Views from Primrose House over National Trust Torrs
Primrose House elegant victorian townhouse Original victorian features
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Views from Primrose House over National Trust Torrs
Primrose House elegant victorian townhouse
Original victorian features
Elegant and spacious front room
Front room with views over the Torrs
Elegant and spacious front room
Relax and enjoy Christmas celebrations in the large cosy front room
Lots of space to cook and socialise
Spacious kitchen area with granite worktops
Great space for socialising with family and friends
First floor master bedroom with original feature fireplace and great views to wake up to
Master bedroom
First floor double bedroom
First floor double bedroom
Single  / Children's room on first floor
Lots of books, Play Station and traditional board games for all the family to enjoy
First floor family bathroom and toilet
Top floor double bedroom also with lovely views
Top floor bedroom
Top floor bunk room (adult bunks)
Top floor bunk room (adult bunks)
Luxurious top floor family bathroom
Luxurious top floor family bathroom
Sheltered courtyard garden with BBQ
Ilfracombe harbour - great views and lots to do
Historic Tunnels Beaches only a 5 minute stroll away
Croyde Bay, another beautiful beach within a short drive from Primrose House
The massive Saunton Sands great for surfing and a short drive from Primrose House
View from Torrs coastal path towards Bulls Point
Damien Hirst's Verity watches over Ilfracombe Quay
Stroll to the charming Fore Street full of lovely pubs, restaurants and bistros
Ilfracombe harbour at night
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Ilfracombe, Devon, England

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Lizzb49
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great house”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

happy to recommend Primrose House to any one looking a large spacious house that is really well equipped to a high standard. Caroline, has added lots of nice touches and thoughtful help- eg bread and milk on arrival, fresh flowers, games and books ,wi fi. The house is spotless with lovely linen and kitchen items. The harbour is a 15-20 minute walk . No real problems parking outside house . would be happy to go back

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Liked best: the quality of the property
Liked least: the up hill walk !
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thanks for your feedback and I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Caroline
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Thanks for your feedback and so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Primrose House. We'd love to welcome you back to stay again in the future. Caroline
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: A well-equipped kitchen and comfortable beds!
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
Thanks for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Primrose House
We believe it's important to provide the little extra's for our guests . Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Caroline.
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Blakie198...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing House with everything you need for a great holiday stay”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We visited Ilfracombe for a friend’s wedding which was being held at the Tunnels Beach which is only a 5 minute walk away from Primrose House. We were also keen to make a week long holiday out of our visit so we were looking for a nice, comfortable place to stay in the area and make the most out of our time in Devon - with that in mind we were so pleased that we chose to stay in Primrose House.

The house itself is in an excellent location with the beaches, harbour, local pubs and restaurants all on its doorstep. Upon arrival the house was immaculately clean and our first impressions were that we had walked into a beautiful, fully functioning family home. The layout of the house felt really spacious and depending on your mood; there was plenty of room to socialise with or escape from the group. The Kitchen had everything you could possibly need from a Dishwasher right through to a hand blender. The same attention to detail could also be found throughout the rest of the house with DVD movies and boxsets to watch, CD’s to listen to as well as toys and games for the children to play with.

The house is only a short drive to Woolacombe beach which we would highly recommend visiting as it must be one of the most beautiful beaches in England. We also had a great meal in the Relish Bistro which is only a short walk away in Ilfracombe town centre but we would advise booking as it seems to be full every night.

All in all we had a great stay in Ilfracombe and by the end of the holiday everyone from our group had fallen in love with the house. After a week of living in a spacious 5 bedroom House, the thought of heading back to a cramped 2 bedroom flat was not so appealing. A big thanks to Caroline for providing us with an excellent, stress free place to stay and we honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.

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Liked best: The attention to detail
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jul 2015
I am delighted that you and your group had a lovely time in Ilfracombe and enjoyed your stay at Primrose House. We do endeavour to create a home from home and make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible.

Thanks again for choosing to stay at Primrose House. Caroline :)
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ElJWillia...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic accommodation to accompany a fantastic holiday!”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We were a group of 6 adults and 2 children (2years and 10 months old) and the accommodation was excellent. We had a lovely stay. Fantastic views and lovely walk into Ilfracombe. The walk up the hill past the church kept us fit for the most part of the week as well as the stairs (we stayed on the top floor).

Well equipped kitchen (just needs a rolling pin and a lasagne type dish ; ) ) nice that the little things were included (hand soap, cloths, tea towels etc....)

Lovely to be greeted by some flowers, milk, bread and biscuits - nice touch. Our eldest daughter locked herself in the bathroom one day! All the neighbours were very helpful with the offer of ladders and taking the door off but in the end she managed to unlock the door!

We had a weeks stay and would recommend: woolacombe beach, croyde beach (weather permitting!) and the big sheep (for kids).

If you get chance for a meal out....Take Thyme (fish restaurant) is very nice.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Jun 2015
Thanks for your feedback and i'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at Primrose House and it's always helpful to get visitor suggestions for improvement and i'll arrange for these to be added to the kitchen utensils.
I'll also add some detail into the house book re the bathroom lock to make other parents aware.
Thanks Caroline
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
17 Jun 2015
Thank you for your feedback, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Primrose House and Ilfracombe. Caroline.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Bushey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Size of house
Liked least: Only the hill on the way home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
1 Jun 2015
I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time at Primrose House. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Thanks again Caroline
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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