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Springfield House
Ranked #1 of 3 Instow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed here for three nights B&B when we attended a wedding in Appledore. Everything about it was just lovely. Lucinda and Edward open their house to visitors as if they are old friends - they are so generous. Our room was comfortable and the views are amazing as the tide comes in and out. Breakfasts excellent. I won't repeat but will endorse the detailed remarks made in other reviews about being welcomed with tea and cakes etc. We would certainly return if seeking accommodation in that area again.
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Room Tip: Note that one room has a bath but not a separate shower.
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Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had the apartment for 5 nights and we loved it. Even though it was very hot we were able to open up all the windows and get a lovely breeze through. The area is wonderfully quiet and in the daytime we liked hearing the ducks and hens in the garden. The beds are very comfortable.
Lucinda and Edward are wonderful hosts, extremely welcoming. We brought our bikes to ride the tarka trail which is easy to access, except for the hill on our return!
There are several restaurants about 10 minutes walk away in Instow, we liked The Boathouse best, but also had very good meals at the Commodore and The Bar.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Just had 2 nights at Springfield house with another couple. A great Victorian house. We had the two rooms on the first floor both of which had separate bathrooms for our use only. The bedrooms are large and the beds amazingly comfortable, Greeted By Lucinda with tea and cake in the garden .A decanter of sherry in the rooms and biscuits and tea available .Breakfast was a typical English with personal preferences catered for in a lovely dining room.

Springfield House is in an excellent position and just 5 minutes walk from the main street that has the restuarants and a couple of pubs to dine out at. Our recommendation is The Commodore Hotel (best to book for restaurant and my hint is you can book the window seat in the bar area which is pleasant and overlooks the estuary.The puddings are heavenly!!

There is range of other holiday accommodation ie a top floor flat but we didn't view that but met a couple who were booked in there and they were very happy with the spacious accommodation.

In conclusion, Springfield House offers quality accommodation, a first class welcome from Lucinda and Edward in a great location in Instow.
An excellent place for cyclists and keen walkers too.( my brother and wife walked from Westward Ho to Clovelly whilst we did a walk around Hartland Point on the coast which offered amazing views)

We hope to return soon!

Room Tip: Both first floor rooms are great/ clean. spacious and have own separate bathrooms. The larger room...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We have just come back from a wonderful weeks stay at the delightful Old School Room Cottage.
The cottage was superb with everything you could want and our host Lucinda & Edward were some of the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever met.
From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with a fresh out of the oven loaf and fresh eggs from the Lucinda chickens.
The cottage has its own private contained garden which was ideal as we had our little dog Odie with us. This a real dog friendly place .
But don't let this put you off if you do not have a dog as there was no signs or smells that a dog had ever been near the place as the place was spotless.
All I can say if you want a luxury place to chill or explore which is within minutes walk of the beach and bars you will struggle to do better than this.

Thank you Lucinda & Edward you made our holiday truly special . Hope to see you both soon.

Scott , Jan & Odie

Room Tip: Only one tip and that is to go and see it you wont be disappointed
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had two nights here and were treated extremely well, hospitality great. Our room was superb and facilities very good. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. Lovely situation. Will try to return!
Would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sue b
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We recently stayed in the self catering cottage and had the most wonderful time! 5mins away from Instow beach with local pubs, restaurants -all (but one) dog friendly which was really important to us.. Cottage top notch - loved the roll-top bath and the bed was so comfortable, plus the garden was a real sun trap! Edward and Lucinda are warm, friendly hosts but not intrusive... Welcome pack was a lovely touch - plus extra eggs - yum!!! If you want a relaxing break then this is the place to book.. Especially if you have a four legged friend that you want to bring along :-)

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Lucinda and Edward were fantastic hosts.

Rooms were Clean, facilities was sufficient, Breakfast was amazing, what more do you want from a B&B.

If we ever return to Instow we will defiently be coming back :)

Paul/Anna/Mason

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Springfield House

Address: Springfield New Road, Instow, Bideford EX39 4LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford > Instow
Amenities:
Beach
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Instow
Price Range: £90 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Springfield House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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