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Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Luppitt B&B and Inns
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this fantastic bed and breakfast and would highly recommend to anyone. Our room was great, massive bed, although the memory foam mattress was not to our liking, but this is purely a personal thing. Bathroom spotless with good shower and plenty of hot water. As someone else has said, a lovely touch with the chair in the bathroom and coat hooks on the bedroom wall. Masses of space in the wardrobes too. This really is a quality b & b and we will not be going anywhere else when visiting our relatives close by. The breakfast was superb, on the first morning I mentioned I did not like smoked bacon and the next morning Jonathan had got some in especially, which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The homemade bread was to die for as was all the food. The only thing missing for us was a TV in the room, but can understand the reasons that TV's were not in the rooms (in case other guests came in late and had the sound up high to disturb other guests). Although maybe a polite note would suffice?

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JonathanSoar, Owner at Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 December 2012
Thank you so much for your comprehensive appraisal. Jane & I are delighted that you plan to return to Dolish. Sorry that the memory foam mattress in Hartridge didn't suit you. If there's one thing we've learnt after 35 years in tourism it's that in B&B the bed is important and so is the breakfast... but there is no bed that suits everyone! We've based our furnishing choices on what we believe suits most visitors most of the time and try to offer some choice. e.g. our 6 foot super-king link bed with memory foam mattress, which nearly all our visitors find supremely comfortable, and two regular double beds with good quality pocket sprung mattresses, one a bit firmer than the other. We've made sure that all these details are clear on our website. We've found that most people prefer smoked bacon too..but understandably not everyone! We use best dry-cure back bacon but one or two prefer streaky..some like it fleshy. some prefer it so crispy it pings off the plate! We just aim for the best quality we can afford, in everything. Yes, TV in rooms is a tricky one. I know you understand that this is a deliberate decision on our part (not of course out of meanness!) - we do market Dolish specifically as a rural 'retreat' where you can expect tranquility & peace, surrounded by nature. We've tried using polite notices re TV volume late at night & early in the morning at past establishments with mixed results I'm afraid. It could be very upsetting for guests that have come for a complete rest to be disturbed by a TV in an adjoining bedroom, so to avoid this risk our compromise is a guests' dedicated TV lounge downstairs. Many of our guests find this arrangement a relief. Our new Self-Catering "Cider Loft" apartment does have a TV, as this is further away from our B&B rooms.
Very helpful to have raised the issue though and thank you for your understanding on this.
(P.S. I've noted your bacon preference ready for your next visit!)
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

We were served with tea and biscuits on arrival, a gesture much appreciated after several hours on the road. Our room was a delight with an enormous and very comfortable bed. The bathroom was pristine. The additional small touches of a chair in the bathroom, coat hooks on the bedroom wall and fresh milk in a thermos to make your own tea were very thoughtful. Breakfast was excellent. Jane and Jonathan were the perfect hosts, friendly and charming to chat with. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay one night.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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JonathanSoar, Owner at Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Jane is also a 'dab hand' at making really delicious lemon drizzle cakes and chocolate cakes. She always offers guests on arrival either warm cakes or at least tea and biscuits. (This is why I'm often found hovering hopefully near the kitchen around 4pm!) Thank you very much for all your helpful feedback. It's the mention of the smaller details that helps paint a picture for other potential guests. We hope you'll be able to stay longer on your next visit.
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South Godstone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Some of the best B & B accommodation we have ever stayed at: we felt almost part of the family with Jane and Jonathan's warm friendly approach. Lovely, comfortable and airy bedrooms, good size bathrooms with modern fittings and powerful showers in a large old farmhouse renovated to a very high standard. Comfortable lounge with TV and selection of DVDs and books. All this in a peaceful rural setting. Excellent tasty breakfasts using locally sourced produce where possible.
They offer self-catering too with a huge kitchen. Can Google it for more info. We enjoyed it so much we have stayed twice in succession.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christian P
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JonathanSoar, Owner at Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 5 October 2012
..and we hope you will return again soon for your 3rd visit! We'l have to line up another Bollywood DVD for you! It was a great pleasure to have you stay once again and thank you for helping to give future guests some first-hand insights. Glad you liked our home-pressed apple juice..despite the poor year for apples, we nearly have enough for another pressing. We also plan to replant the old apple orchard this winter.
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St Austell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

What an excellent place to spend the night. A very warm welcome to this beautifully renovated farmhouse. Our room was spacious, spotless and very tastefully decorated. The recommended pub for dinner did not disappoint and the breakfast was lovely. Would definitely rate this 5 star!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JonathanSoar, Owner at Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
So glad you enjoyed your overnight stay with us and thank you so much for reviewing your experience. We're finding that we're pretty ideally situated for a peaceful stop-over for those en route to or from Cornwall or West Devon..as you now know, once in the Luppitt valley, it's hard to believe that you're just 10 minutes from the A30 at Honiton and 20 minutes from the M5 at Wellington!
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Northwich Cheshire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

My Wife and I have stayed in many B&B's all over the UK. Dolish Framhouse is "SIMPLY THE BEST"
we have ever stayed in. Starting with a warm welcome from Jane and Jonathon. The accomodation is superb. Comfortable beds in immaculate,airy bedrooms,a beautful private bathroom with rolltop bath and luxurious shower cubicle. The whole house is pristine. It has a comfortable lounge with TV (for those who dont wish to leave the busy world behind for a while) and the dining room is very homely.
The typical English breakfast can be rather large, with bacon, blackpudding, tomatos,sausage, beans, mushrooms and last but not least fresh eggs (from Jane's own free range hens) which can be cooked to your preference. The breakfast is served in any combination of the above items to your own requirements. There is a choice of cereals etc, fruit juice, fresh fruit and fresh homemade bread plus jam and marmalade made locally. Scrumptious food.
Dolish Farmhouse is located in a beautiful and quiet valley. You can hear the silence. It's a central location for East Devon whether you want to visit the coastal towns or local villages or have a fly fishing holiday on the Rivers Otter, Axe or Yarty. We spent six enjoyable nights with our wonderful hosts Jane and Jonathon and will without doubt go back again.

Room Tip: We liked Hensemoor it was located at the front ofthe hous over the lounge area and was very quiet
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Word of mouth recommendation led us to stay here for one night on way to our holiday destination. However, we could easily have stayed for a week!! Jane was a very welcoming host and looked after us as if we were close friends or family. The beds were comfortable and the food delicious-even for non meat eaters like us! The area is lovely and quiet which helped with a good nights sleep. If we return to this area we would look Jane and Jonathan up again.

Helen and Tony Collins

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

My husband and I stayed for two nights in this lovely farmhouse. We received a warm welcome from hosts Jane and Jonathan and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was luxurious, comfortable and pristine. We were treated to a tasty, wholesome breakfast cooked to perfection. Beautiful part of the Devon countryside for anyone wanting a peaceful break. We would highly recommend this B & B it was just wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon H
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JonathanSoar, Owner at Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 August 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your appraisal of your visit last week. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to have you stay at Dolish Farmhouse and we look forward to your next visit!
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Property: Dolish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Address: Luppitt EX14 4RT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Luppitt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Luppitt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Farmhouse B&B and Self Catering retreat in tranquil Devon valley. Set in 4 acres traditional barns and land. Lovely gardens.Tasteful comfortable warm en-suite rooms. Beautifully restored using traditional materials. Dining Hall with flagstones, inglenook & woodburner. Guest's Sitting Room & small terrace.Delicious home-made bread and our own free-range eggs! Renewable energy sources. Wonderful walking. Wildlife. Winding lanes. Village inns. World Heritage Jurassic Coast 25 mins. Honiton and A30 10 mins. M5 20 mins. Exeter Airport 25 mins. Eco-aware friendly relaxed hosts. ... more   less 

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