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Velwell House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 5 Dartington B&B and Inns
Hampshire
1 review
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“Perfect B&B”
Reviewed 6 July 2008

We have just spent the weekend at Velwell House and have found it just lovely. We came to Devon from Portsmouth for a family wedding with our 6 month old baby, his first big trip away from home. We were a bit aprehensive about the trip but we needn't have been. Val welcomed us with tea and cake after a 5 hour car journey, just what we needed! The long bedroom was a great size to put our travel cot up one end while we had the other and plenty of floor space for the baby to roll around in. We all slept very well. The breakfasts were delicious. After a noisy wedding it was lovely to come back to somewhere peaceful. The views are spectacular. Val and Gareth are great hosts, the house is stunning. All in all a perfect weekend.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2008

This is a truly excellent Band B. The location is tranquil, the views stunning. The house itself is light, airy, a perfect example of modern decor and furnishings in an elegant older house. The beds are great, the breakfasts better. Velwell House is a very good base for a visit to this attractive part of Devon.Highly recommended.

  • Liked — The modern design, comfort and food
  • Disliked — No negatives
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2008

We stayed here on our wedding night, and it was brilliant. Our room was very spacious, with a chaise longue in the window and fresh flowers. Big comfy bed, wet room, fantastic views and the best breakfast we have ever had. Fresh fruit, bread that Val had made that morning, full cooked breakfast, quails eggs, croissants, orange juice, tea... We couldn't do it justice.

It was also really good value - £70 a night. You can pay a lot more in totnes and get a lot less.

  • Liked — Great room
  • Disliked — 2 night minimum stay policy on weekends
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ArturoLondon
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Colchester
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Reviewed 12 May 2008

Velwell House is a real find. Val and Gareth work very hard at their business without being intrusive and it is very difficult to find fault. We stayed in the square bedroom which is extremely comfortable and has marvellous views of the South Devon countryside. Val provides an excellent breakfast with homemade bread and preserves as a bonus. We wanted to visit Totnes, Dartington, SE Dartmoor and Riverford Organics and couldn't have a chosen a better base.

  • Liked — The warm welcome
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2008

Beautifully situated on a hillside with excellent views, this B&B is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Val & Gareth were friendly and welcoming. The room was very spacious - it had an enormous bed with an exceptionally good mattress (so rare) and views over the countryside. There was more storage space in the room than many hotel rooms offer, and the bathroom was spotlessly clean with an excellent shower.
Breakfast was served at a large wooden table in a room that overlooks the kitchen garden. Bread was baked freshly for us on both mornings and we could help ourselves. There was a choice of fresh fruit salad, cereals, yogurt and fruit juice followed by a very good cooked or continental breakfast with toast and freshly brewed coffee or tea, all in plentiful quantities.

The house has many of Val's etchings and paintings on display and they are very good (take your cheque book!) and her artistic eye is very much in evidence in everything from the crockery to the decor.

We don't recommend many places unreservedly (and have never written one of these before) but Velwell House deserves to be the exception.

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 26 January 2008

We had a fantasic stay at Velwell House and would recommend it to all our friends.
The bedroom was large with great views and a huge and very comfy bed. The bathroom was really luxurious.
The breakfast was fantastic with home made bread, yoghurt and jams, and really good quality ingredients, well cooked.
This is one of the best places we've ever stayed and certainly the best value.

  • Liked — Comfort and luxury
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Velwell House Bed & Breakfast
Address: Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes > Dartington
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dartington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spacious and luxurious Victorian country house with a contemporary atmosphere and magnificent Dartmoor views. Velwell House is conveniently placed for the A38 but close to Dartington Hall and Totnes. Boutique hotel style comfort at B and B prices. ... more   less 
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Velwell House Bed & Breakfast Dartington, Devon

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