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The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast

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Fallowfields, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5LX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#8 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Totnes
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A warm welcome at The Great Grubb B&B -Accommodation that reflects the unique flavour of Totnes. We use local produce to create excellent breakfasts. All rooms are ensuite. We have free private parking and free wi-fi access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
Umbrella
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Jul 2022
Peterborough54 contributions16 helpful votes
This is a fairly modern house about 10 minutes' walk from Totnes High Street. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and made sure we were enjoying our stay. We were there in a very hot summer period and our room was delightfully cool, with our own front door, attractively designed inside with all the facilities we wanted. A highlight was the patio and garden behind, where we were able to eat breakfast each day. If the weather was cooler, breakfast would be in the conservatory overlooking the patio. Everything was cooked just as we wanted it, nothing too much trouble. On site parking.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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TVR52 wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions17 helpful votes
John and Sandra were exceptionally gracious hosts who made us feel so welcome with a sumptuous breakfast and helpful local advice. To add to this, John provided a walking stick fashioned from local wood for me to use on our local walks! The room we had was also very convenient in that we did not have to lug our luggage up stairs.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available within the premises - with the town a few minutes’ walk from the location,...
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Grumpy SUP Dad wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic B&B . BEAUTIFUL ROOM Friendly owners really went the extra mile to make you feel welcome. Amazing breakfast and a piece of cake waiting for me when I got back from the race Can't recommend another
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Donna Y wrote a review Dec 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom105 contributions87 helpful votes
John and Sandra are the nicest couple,so friendly and welcoming, room is spotlessly clean,had a bath with bubbles provided, breakfast done to order served by them both, highly recommend a stay here, nothing is too much trouble for them, such lovely accommodating hosts
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Date of stay: September 2021
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RachMS wrote a review Sep 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I can’t recommend this fabulous B&B enough. We were greeted with the warmest of welcomes by John and shown to our room which was immaculate. John gave us some tips for getting a bite to eat that evening and, we had a fantastic meal out. The bed was amazing and we had the best sleep ever. We went to breakfast the next day and was greeted by the lovely Sandra who couldn’t do enough for you and, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast which appeared to be endless and more than enough to keep you going for the day. John and Sandra were so good with our daughter and took great interest in talking to her. My daughter thought the place was fabulous and still mentions how lovely John and Sandra were. John went above and beyond to help us out and, even ended up giving us a lift so that our daughter could visit the otter sanctuary for the feeding times. Such a gem of a place and I would highly recommend a stay if you are looking for somewhere in Totnes. 😁
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Donna wrote a review Sep 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
John & Sandra are the nicest couple , so friendly & welcoming , room is spotlessly clean, had a bath with bubbles provided, breakfast done to order, served by them both, highly recommend a stay here, nothing is too much trouble for them, such lovely accommodating hosts
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jack Shepherd wrote a review Aug 2021
Dudley, United Kingdom2 contributions
Our room was extremely comfortable, clean and modern with a big spacious bed. We brought along our dog who was catered for by allowing him to join us for breakfast including outside on the terrace. The breakfast was superb and very filling with a wide range of choices and very well cooked and presented. Finally our hosts John and Sandra were extremely warm, kind, welcoming and helpful with recommendations for the local area. We really enjoyed our stay and would gladly return should we be in the local area again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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James M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Having stayed hear regularly whilst visiting my extended family, I have enjoyed every one of my stays, the rooms are spotless, the garden is divine and the breakfast choices are awesome. John and Sandra obviously work very hard to make every guests stay enjoyable, a fact agreed with those I was fortunate enough to chat to whilst we shared breakfast. Despite the issues of Covid, the extra lengths they have gone to ensuring guests safety cannot be faulted. A very short walk to Totnes town centre to enjoy this bohemian oasis of quirkyness, it is such a joy that apart from visiting family I would return again and again just to enjoy the ambiance, and definately would continue to stay at this B&B.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms 3,4 5, 6 and 7 are fantastic
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Vicky S wrote a review Aug 2021
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I had booked 2 nights first night in single room downstairs, smelt musty and smelly and very dark no room to swing a cat and windows looked out on dark dingy walls. The second night noisy plumbing, the room stunk to high heaven from the previous occupants. I think the same sheets and duvet had been used as there was no top sheet between the duvet and the bottom sheet. Opened windows and noisy traffic as well as noise from the downstairs occupants, could hear everything and loud TV. Plumbing noisy and only allowed a shower up t 9.30 a.m. Breakfast at 8 am or 9 a.m. no choice told what time and where to sit like being a school. The worst was yet to come not only trying to recover from trying to sleep with the smell of the room I slept on top of the duvet. But I asked the landlady to look after my case whilst I went out for the day then to catch my train on my return. I asked to use the toilet and told No we dont have a toilet for you to use they are all in the rooms and they have been cleaned. Yet I saw the key to the room I had used in the door so no-one was in there and it would have taken two minutes to clean toilet bowl and sink with a bit of flash. I am a pensioner and needed to go. I would not recommend staying with these people it was the worst experience ever and definitely not worth £92 for the smell dingeyness and meaness. What is wrong with people when you dont allow someone to use the toilet when they need it and paid for the privilege of giving them money for 2 nights,
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms smell musty and doggy and body odor
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Response from Sandra Houghton, Owner at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Vicky, We are astounded and hugely disappointed by the number of factually incorrect statements included within your review. All guest bed linen has ALWAYS been thoroughly washed and changed between guests and the rooms are spotless - something you actually commented on at your first breakfast with us and which is remarked upon in almost every review left by literally hundreds of our guests! on various platforms. On your check-out day, we kindly let you leave your bags with us whilst you headed out for your day of leisure despite the fact your stay with us was officially over. This is a service we are always happy to offer guests who have arrived by train. Your bags were kept safe and secure until your return which is why I came to greet you when you re-appeared at gone 5pm to make sure the luggage was safe in the correct hands. Where guests are returning for their luggage by 1pm, we have always endeavoured to leave the cleaning of their room until last so that they can still use those ensuite toilet facilities before heading off on their homeward journey. We had every right, when you returned after 5pm, to focus on our arriving guests and decline your request the use of one of their toilets. Once rooms have been vacated and cleaned they are for the sole use of our next guests, not the general public. This has always been our policy and has become even more essential in order to keep our guests Covid safe. To ensure the highest standards, I had spent from 11am until 4:30pm cleaning and disinfecting the vacated rooms ready for the new guests who had either already arrived or were due to arrive (check-in time is between 4pm and 6pm). Any keys in room doors at that time indicated rooms which were ready for guests just about to arrive. The room you had occupied (which was not Room 6) was made up with brand new floral white bedding completely unlike the pink bedding which was on the bed during your stay. Edit Remove
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Triciavj wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights in Room 7 on the ground floor with our own front door. The room was well furnished with a kingsized bed and a good powerful shower Great choice of breakfast ,I'm gluten and dairy intolerant and i was well catered for without being made to feel a nuisance. Its a 10 min walk to town and about the same to Totnes station. There's free parking right outside in their own car park. We ate in Rumours ,William the 4th and Cafe Mumbai ,all good. Loads of real ale in town ; We drank in the Bayhorse ,The Beer Vault ,The Albert and best of all the Watermans. I highly recommend The Great Grubb.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$127 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonTotnes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include THE TIMEHOUSE (1.0 km), Totnes Museum (1.0 km), and St Mary's Church (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delphini's Gelato, bianca e massimo, and Pie Street.
Are pets allowed at The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great Grubb Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totnes Museum (1.0 km), Totnes Guildhall (1.0 km), and The Waterman's Arms (4.3 km).