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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Varley House was a great 2 night stop-over for me and my terrier and the owners couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. The double room was a good size and the ensuite was very swanky! (and very clean!). A great place to stay out of the centre as it was nice and peaceful with the charming Hele Bay nearby.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments about us and Varley House. we are glad that we were able to hep you enjoy your 2 night stay with us

Radlett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our stay was delayed a night at short notice by bad weather, but they were able to accommodate us nevertheless - no problem. Very helpful over onward travel. Good bar and breakfast. Lovely accommodation, lovely people!

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about Varley House. we are glad that we were able to help moving your booking due to bad weather on Lundy Island, and surrounding areas. It was good to meet you both, and glad that you got back alright

Dawlish, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great hosts, v helpful with directions to the town and cycle path, provision to store bikes, Good ground floor room with massive ensuite. Lovely breakfast and all at a v reasonable cost. Perfect for our needs

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about Varley House. we are glad that we were able to help you in your short stay for your cycle tour

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The host was very polite and helpful the rooms are nice and clean and tidy. The breakfast was well cooked and presented but only one bottle of each sauce between all guests. The décor is a bit outdated and there does not seem to be much of a theme going on a bit of everything.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Varley House. Varley House is an Edwardian Guest House, and as such the decoration in the main part of the building has been kept or returned to this former glory, with tiled floors in the entrance hall, parquet floor in the bar, and a few added extras. All the bedrooms have been updated with...

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Could not be faulted in any way. Lovely decor, wonderful breakfast, power shower, comfy bed, excellent location, good views from our room window, and an easy walk to the harbour - what more do you want!

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about Varley House. It was good to meet you, and glad that we could help you in your stay

Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Rod really made my family feel at home. I would recommend it to anyone. Ilfracombe is a great place to visit. Woolacombe is a great place for surfing. Cracking beach. There are numerous places to eat in town too.

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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 all, and glad that we were able to help you enjoy your 1 night stay with us

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

As good as a lot of 5 star hotels I have stayed if not better. Well worth the money. Could not do a enough for you. It has kept a lot of its original charm but the facilities are modern Within 15 mins walk of the historic harbour. .

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Thank you for your lovely comments about Varley House. We are glad that we were able to help you all in your 2 day stay for the wedding you attended

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night - Would of preferred longer! We stayed for my birthday weekend and Rod was very accommodating with an early check in time so we could make the most of our time in Ilfracombe. Very friendly staff on arrival, quick tour of the hotel so you knew where you were going if you...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about us and Varley House. Yes pity you could not stay longer, but it was good to meet you for the 1 night, and if ever you are back in the area again, we would love to see you

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was an extremely friendly, comfortable and accommodating stay. Early breakfast to enable sailing times for trip to Lundy, looked after our car for the week and comfortable, clean and friendly night.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about Varley house. It was good to meet you all and help in your trip to Lundy Island

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

One of the best if not THE best guest houses my wife and i have stayed in...everything was absolute faultless from the freshly cooked excellent breakfast to the very very comfortable beds.Rod (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful in advising us of places to eat and visit and he really was a top notch host.The shower in the room...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review on us and Varley House. we are glad that we were able to provide the service that you would have expected from a Guest House, and if ever you are back in North Devon again we would love to see you

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  • 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: €73 - €125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We had room on first floor with nice sea view.”
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“Front of hotel gives best views to the sea.”
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“Room 1 had a great view”
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