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West Down Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Atherington B&B and Inns
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great place, great company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Arrived not knowing what to expect and, having only spoken to Brenda on the telephone, she told me, "We are like a family here."
Oooh I thought, but I needn't have worried, they are indeed like a family and we soon met the other guests who have been visiting Roger and Brenda for many, many years. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and yes, Jethro was definitely there!
We didn't know what we were getting for dinner each evening but were surprised with a wonderful 3 course dinner which was delicious.
Beautiful flavours and simple, fresh vegetables, grown by Roger, from their garden.
We soon fell into the routine of coffee and mints and chat after dinner and by the end of the holiday Brenda was even giving us lessons on how to use our iPads!
70% return visitors must mean something!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We enjoyed out stay at West Down's immensely. The very warm welcome we received from Brenda and Roger from the moment we arrived was outstanding and we felt part of their family from the onset. The cuisine was first class with fresh vegetables from their garden and superb and inspired menus for each day. West Down is a dream find in a beautiful setting where we could relax and enjoy the abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscape which stretched for miles. Brenda and Roger are unique hosts with a great knowledge of Devon, and never ending laughter!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

The was our first visit to West Down but hopefully it won't be the last. We had the Swallow room which was a disabled room on the ground floor, it had all the facilities one could ask for. Brenda and Roger were the most wonderful hosts one could wish to meet and nothing was to much trouble. The food that Brenda cooked was exceptional and included vegetables which were grown by Roger and was fresh every day.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

A Very Relaxing 3 day break at West Down. Brenda and Roger were very welcoming and chatty from start to finish.Brendas cooking is Delicious.Roger is indeed North Devons answer to Jethro.We would highly recommend your beautiful home at West Down to all our family and friends and anyone reading this review.Look forward to coming back in the near future.Thanks again to both of you for a Superb breakaway.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We were truly amazed about the quality of our stay at West Down. Brenda and Roger have created a superb holiday experience. The rooms are superbly fitted out, the welcome was the best we have had in a very long time. Brenda and Roger have created a unique holiday experience that ensured we were all included in the party atmosphere.

Room Tip: All are excellent, two on ground floor, two with stair access.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Our second visit to West Down. This time we took a friend as well. Brenda and Roger are fantastic hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. Brenda always provides lovely food and Roger provides the laughter. Room was spotless with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Seaton Delaval, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Our first stay here and we found the room (Swallow) well adapted for my wife who has limited mobility.
We had a delightful time, very relaxing location and atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to photograph birds feeding.
A convenient location for discovering the delights of North Devon. Brenda and Roger are excellent hosts.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Down Guest House
Address: Little Eastacombe, Atherington, Umberleigh EX37 9HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Umberleigh > Atherington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Atherington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — West Down Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Down is an AA award-winning guest house which offers friendly, exceptional value B&B accommodation for your North Devon holiday or short break. We are AA **** Highly Commended with the AA Dinner Award every year since 1997 and recently awarded the North Devon Super Service Award and Best Guest House Award. Our meals are freshly prepared using produce from our own gardens wherever possible, and produce from trusted local West Country suppliers. West Down are happy to cater for your dietary requirements. We have recently added a wheelchair accessible room with full wet-room facilities and another room with ramp access from the car park. ... more   less 

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