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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I worry when I book guest houses that they will be dated... naff... a bit crap... Most of them in my experience are. Varley House is dated, perhaps even a little naff but it certainly isn't crap. It was excellent. A good location - up on the hill overlooking Ilfracombe. A pleasant walk down into the harbour and a £5...

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Thank you for your lovely review of Varley House. You could say we are dated, but that is because we are restoring the open parts of the property to it's original Edwardian splendour, but as you say the bathrooms have all been modernised with great power showers. We are thankful that you enjoyed your short stay and the views

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clean and comfortable, warm and friendly, breakfast to die for and reasonably priced, this place could show some of those supposedly upmarket hotels a thing or two that charge double the price of this place. Spotless bedding, gleaming shower tiles, snowy white towels and a generous hospitality tray are just a few of the nice things about this place. There...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Varley House. we are glad that we were able to be of service to you during your 6 day stay with us

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed the night before and 2 nights after our week-long trip to Lundy. Accommodation very good; we had 2 different rooms both with lovely views from high above Ilfracombe. Welcome very warm and friendly and happy to recommend restaurants and places to visit. Very good breakfasts with porridge, fresh fruit salad and warm pastries as well as the usual...

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Thank you for your wonderful comments about Varley house. It was good to meet you both ,and provide the service that you would expect from a B&B

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely two night stay at Varley House. Was made to feel very welcome. Rod the owner was friendly and very helpful with great local knowledge. Breakfast was excellent and the room was big, clean and had lovely sea views. Will definitely return next time we visit Ilfracombe

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about Varley house. It was good to meet you and glad that we were able to help you enjoy your short stay with us.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This came highly recommended by fellow visitors to lundy Island & we wanted somewhere nice to stay before driving back to Sussex. We were warmly greeted by the owner and shown to our room which was wonderful, nicely decorated & a Four Poster bed. There were evne mints on the pillows and ample tea & coffee making. I had the...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing report on us and Varley House. we are glad that we were able to make your one night an enjoyable one, and that you got back to Sussex refreshed

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A very friendly welcome and enjoyable breakfast before our trip to Lundy. We were able to leave our car there for the week which saved money but on our return we were unable to get a taxi back to collect it. A long walk uphill after a rough boat trip

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Thank you for your nice comments about Varley House. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Lundy Island

Reviewed 1 October 2016

I stayed at Varley House for three nights in mid-September. I found it very welcoming, clean, comfortable, quiet and relaxing: everything I look for in a guest house. The breakfasts are perfect especially if you intend a day exploring the steep streets of Ilfracombe. I particularly liked the guest lounge for reading in but I seemed to be the only...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about Varley House. Sorry that you were the only guest at the time using the lounge, as this week a number of guest's have been using it

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Regrettably we only had time for one night in Ilfracombe at this nice B & B. We had a large room at the front of the property with a big bay window giving views (over the top of the houses across the street) of the sea and countryside. Varley House is a substantial property built with large rooms and high...

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Thank you for the wonderful comments that you have made about Varley House. we are glad that we were able to make a little part of your stay here in England enjoyable, and hope the rest of your tour went well

Tavistock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Apparently an officers convalescent home from the Boer War.....hence Varley (Transvaal!). Many bedooms, lounge, bar, Dining room. Car parking in the drive and / or on the road. We walled into harbour are in the evening and ate at the "Asian foods restaurant", part of the Royal Britannia Hotel. The food was excellent with very obliging service.

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Thank you for your lovely comments about Varley House. It was good to meet you both ,and glad that you enjoyed your stay on Lundy Island

St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We returned to Ilfracombe (where we were married a year ago), the night before our anniversary and Rod and Helen greeted us in the morning with an anniversary card. They were both very hospitable and gave us some great suggestions of places to visit along the coast including Clovelly. The walk down to the harbour is really scenic and you...

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Thank you for the Lovely comments about us and Varley House. It was good to meet you both and glad that we were able to help you enjoy your anniversary

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Varley House

Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: €72 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“When booking ask for a Sea view room.”
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