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The Haven
Ranked #15 of 20 Woolacombe B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I found them accidentally since they have no website, but I was surprised at the price, really down to earth, I will say even cheap, so I wasn't expecting too much. We arrived late in the evening about 9:30 PM, but since agreed with Ted before, that wasn't a problem at all. The room was perfectly clean, and they where very welcoming. Parking space available, so that is also good. Beach is 5 minutes away, perfect, you don't need a car to get to the beach so no need to pay any pricey parking at the beach. Room equipment is good, not that I have used the TV too much, and they where happy to fulfill all our wishes. A bit of downside is that you cannot pay with card, so that makes booking a bit more complicated, but trust me it worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Felt very welcome in this clean and restful B&B. Our well-behaved young dog was fussed over and given treats, and we definitely appreciated the calm and flexible attitude of the proprietors.

Breakfast was a very traditional Full English and I was provided with an alternative to baked beans, which I really appreciated.

Overall: friendly, no-frills, lovely hosts. Only downside is the short but steep walk back from the beach.

Room Tip: They do have a family-type room with garden access. If you want it, just ask!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

A big thank you to Rita & Ted for making us so welcome. We travelled to Woolacombe to attend a funeral & they went above & beyond to make a not very pleasant time so much easier for us. They are perfect hosts & so friendly it's like visiting family. Our room was bright & comfortable & the view from our window that overlooked the bay was lovely. The tea tray was well stocked & the towels fluffy. The whole guest house is spotless & Rita's cooked breakfast did just what she said 'set us up for the day ahead' & Ted's waiting talents must not be left out & if you don't fancy a full english then Rita will accommodate requests (I'd like one of her at home!). The Haven is a stones throw away from the hub of the beach life but as it's up a lane it's so peaceful & quiet you couldn't help but feel relaxed, we wished we could have stayed longer but would not hesitate to go back or to recommend The Haven to anyone wanting a relaxing break.
Trudy & Dave from Hampshire.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Thankyou to Ted and Rita for a lovely break at The Haven.
A fabulous cooked breakfast, comfortable and cosy beds and a warm welcome.
This B & B is overlooking gorgeous Woolacombe Bay and has lovely views over the sea and national trust land. Within minutes walk of Woolacombe village with lots of shops and amenities.
We can recommend this 100% and will definitely return.

Toni & John

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

The Haven is well presented although a little dated .... our room was clean, fresh and bright. The only downside is that we were not asked how we liked our breakfasts i.e. with our full English breakfast we wanted poached eggs but were not asked about our choice and so very underdone fried eggs were served to us and we had to ask for them to be done a little more ...... didn't have the heart to ask for poached although on saying that we heard a lady on the next table say she wanted poached eggs and was met with an answer of "well your eggs are now being fried" .... not very good customer relations Ted !! The poor lady just accepted it as we did. Also Ted got the order wrong again withour drinks ... ordered coffee and promptly got tea !! A lot of mistakes made.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank mollymagpie
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Having stayed before on Sunnyside Road we knew the location was great for Woolacombe and the elevated bay/sea views are lovely. The B&B we had stayed in previously had since shut down so I tracked down The Haven which was opposite.

We arrived into Woolacombe for the early May bank holiday weekend at around 10am and rang ahead to see if we could park at the B&B but were pleasantly surprised to find we could get into our room straight away. Ted warmly greeted us and showed us to the room on the ground floor. Although the decor is dated the room size was fantastic and had been set up for us as a family of three. A large room with a double and single, a room off this for sitting/dining with a TV and patio doors opening onto a private patio area with sea views and a family bathroom with large bath/over shower.

We were offered the option of breakfast in our room which was a nice touch but we opted for joining the other guests in the dining room. Parking on the drive outside the patio area was also offered which we took as we had lots of beach toys/coats we kept in the car.

Overall a great stay; the room worked really well for a family, the hosts were very friendly and accommodating and the beds comfortable. Breakfast was nice, the only slight negatives were unsmoked bacon and mushrooms on second day instead of beans - which disappointed my husband! Ted and Rita made us feel very welcome and when asked what her favourite part of the weekend was my daughter said meeting Ted!!

We would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We had pencilled in this weekend to go camping in Mortehoe but the weather was dreadful. Decided to head up to Woolacombe and find a B&B. Went into the tourist info centre and were given details of the Haven. We headed up to view the only available room. Spotless accomodation, great location with sea views. We met with the owners Ted and Rita and decided to book in for a couple of nights. Really enjoyed our stay, 2 min walk into the centre of Woolacombe, close to coastal and hill walks too. Breakfast prompt at 8.30am, hearty enough and they are sooooo friendly and hospitable. Good value and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: The Haven Sunnyside Road, Woolacombe EX34 7DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Woolacombe
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Ranked #15 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Woolacombe
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The Haven Woolacombe, Devon

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