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Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays
Ranked #8 of 20 Devizes B&B and Inns
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Excellent walking weekend”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Southdown with friends for a walking weekend with friends. The welcome was very warm and sincere and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent accommodation, first class breakfast, great recommendations of where to eat in the evening together with a great selection of walks which they were happy to copy for us. On the first morning of our walk it was tipping down with rain rather than want to get rid of us we were invited to stay in until the weather had improved. Will definitely be back to visit this area again and to stay at Southdown.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Many thanks for your kind review, Geoff. It was lovely to meet you all and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Glad too that you liked our restaurant recommendations.
Hope to see you all again in the future.
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is the second time that we have chosen to stay at The Southdown B & B. Sue and Martyn set the bar very high for B & B's. Rooms are clean, bright, airy, and spacious. Every need that a traveler has is met at check-in. The location is tucked into the woods with lovely access to the Medieval town of Devizes via a charming mile-long footpath. Sue and Martyn are always on hand to offer solutions to the logistical situations that are part of traveling to a foreign country and their warmth and humor naturally transition the traveling stranger into an immediate friend. Mornings begin with excellently prepared large English breakfasts and friendly conversation. Southdown B & B, I love you!

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Green Features: Recycling recepticals are available in the library area and towels can be washed daily or intermittently. Shower water pressure may be variably adjusted for conservation.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
It was great to see you both again - how those 4 years have flown by! It's always so nice to welcome returning guests and we knew your visit would be full of fun and laughter. Good too to be able to show you the improvements we have made over the past few years.
We do hope the cheese survived the long journey home! Also that all your parcels arrived safely.
Sorry there weren't too many crop circles this time around - in fact you just missed one that appeared up on Roundway a day or two after you left. Hopefully you saw it online.
Looking forward to your next visit! Do keep in touch. :-)
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Everything about our stay was perfect. The welcome that we received and the accommodation was of the highest order and we could not praise the hosts more highly for making us at home. Their attention to detail deserves five stars. This was the perfect B&B for us as a family to stay at as we explored Wiltshire for a few days. Such a pleasure to come home to each day and then a short stroll into Devizes in the evening.

Sincerely - Jack.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for your kind words, Jack. It was lovely to meet you all and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. By the way, I looked at your daughter's website - she's a very talented young lady. ;-)
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was my second visit, the first time walking the Wessex Ridgeway and the second cycling the Kennet and Avon Canal, both in dreadful weather.
Sue and Martin are great hosts, the B&b is very well appointed and the perfect place to relax. Martin even went the extra mile and dried our boots, not a task for the feint hearted.
Breakfast was a real highlight, freshly prepared from local ingredients with clearly identified provenance
Just what a B&B should be!

Room Tip: The Green Room is spacious and look over the garden.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you Mike, good to see you again - we hope that one day you will arrive in a non-soggy state! At least the next day was full of sunshine for your last day of cycling.
Good luck to you and the others for the rest of your Wessex Ridgeway walk. :-)
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

A lovely place to stay, so comfortable and great breakfast to start the day! We awoke after a peaceful night in a comfy bed to the sound of birds. Arrived wet departed dry and read for another day in the saddle this guesthouse is thoughtful to the needs of its guests beyond measure. Tim x

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thanks for your kind words Tim. Glad we could help out with boot stuffing to ensure a dry start to the next morning and great to be able to lay on a sunnier day for your departure. Also, thank you so much for the lovely drawing you did in our nature book, much appreciated.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had a very enjoyable holiday in Devizes at this superb B&B over the Easter bank holiday weekend. We stayed for 5 nights in the "Green Room", very well appointed with ensuite facilities. In addition there was a guest lounge with lots of information to help augment our holiday. Sue and Martyn provided a good breakfast with a great variety and choice and gave us some pertinent advice regarding local tourist sights and amenities that enhanced our holiday experience from good to great!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We're glad you had such a good visit and we were so pleased to be able to give you some good recommendations to help you get the best from your stay, Still lots to see and do so we hope you will come and see us again one day. :-)
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Sue and Martyn our hosts were extremely helpful in every resoect. Our room rated among the best we have ever stayed in. The breakfast was varied and excellent in every way possible. if you are walking you have to have the packed linch - wonderful. We can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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WhiteHorseWalker, Owner at Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you so much for your generous review, and also for the lovely card. What beautiful writing! Glad you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
If we're coming up your way at all, we'll give you a call and you can take us for a walk!
All the best from us both. :-)
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Property: Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays
Address: Folly Road | Roundway Village, Devizes SN10 2HT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Devizes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Southdown B&B / White Horse Walking Holidays 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southdown is a 4 star Silver rated B&B in a rural location on the edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB. A short walk from the Devizes Millennium White Horse and a mile from Devizes and Kennet & Avon Canal by footpath or road. Guest lounge, large garden. Walking holidays a speciality - maps and walking books to borrow. On the White Horse Trail, Wessex Ridgeway & Mid-Wilts Way. Packed lunches by prior arrangement.Trip Advisor Green Leaders Silver Award, Breakfast awards from Visit Britain/Enjoy England and Visit Wiltshire, Walkers & Cyclists Welcome awards. ... more   less 
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