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Bristol
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is a beautiful B&B in Beer, with great hosts. The rooms are beautifully presented and very clean, with great breakfast options. It is also very well located, and I totally recommend it. I also had a specific incident, where I had forgotten a pair of trousers after the checkout, but the owners located them and promised to post them...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Durham House, Martin and Shelley made us feel very welcome, they were always available when we needed information. We felt like it was home away from home, the rooms were clean, cosy and very comfortable. Attention to detail was fantastic, breakfast was delicious with lots of choice.I definitely recommend this B&B.

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Hamshire
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Beer is a very nice village with some very pleasant hostelries in the area. Masons Arms in Branscombe is worth a visit. Location excellent, hosts excellent, rooms excellent, breakfasts excellent and bonus parking included in price which was very reasonable. Nothing to criticise, enough said!

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Iswr53 Thank you for your great review. What can I say... It is great that you found Durham House met your expectations in all departments. We are constantly trying to keep the Guest House in excellent condition for guests so when we receive a review like this it feels like we are getting things right. Again thanks so much for...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Our room at the back of the building was quiet and comfortable. It was very clean when we arrived and cleaned daily. The ensuite was large. The breakfasts were great. There is no booking in at arrival - a note is left for you in the hallway with your room number on it. In...

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear Vich 156 Many thanks for your review and for coming back to stay at Durham House - there is no better proof than guests returning to indicate that we are getting things right. Sorry we were not here to greet you personally on arrival and sometimes, if we are out, we do leave notes for self-check-in. As you know...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The four of us plan to go back in future, home from home. Thanks to Martin & Shelley. Rooms are clean and well decorated ,lovely old house with history. We had rooms on 1st floor nos 8 &10 which were towards back of house. Breakfast was spot on.

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Deckchair_13 Thanks so much for your review. We are so pleased you and your friends had a good stay with us. Sound like the breakfasts were a hit! We have tried to offer a varied menu so I am really pleased you were so satisfied. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you come back to visit...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Such a lovely stay last year, we decided to return again. Lovely hosts very welcoming. Arrived early but keys to room available. Excellent breakfasts. Relaxing clean rooms and decor. Free car parking pass to Beer. Plenty to do in surrounding area ....so cant wait to return!

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear TerryP Many thanks for your great review. We are so glad that you returned to stay at Durham House this year and had another enjoyable stay with us. It's brilliant that you can't wait to come back and Shelley and I look forward to your next visit. Thanks again Kind regards Martin

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2013

As Martin & Shelley know, there's 2 things we can count on, Beer and Durham House. This was probably at least our 4th visit to Durham House as we usually try to escape ther at least 2 weekends a year. We are never disappointed. All the rooms are lovely, we are working our way through all of them! Breakfast in...

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear Lisa S Thank you so much for your great review. It is lovely that you keep coming back to stay with us and still enjoy your visits. You are working your way through our rooms and it lovely that you have enjoyed all of them so far! We are also pleased you like the new dining room which is...

Bedford, England
Reviewed 12 March 2013

No one there on arrival but very clear and easy to follow instructions left (not sure why others seem to struggle with this!) and Martin did pop up to introduce himself on their return. Our room, number 6, was very clean and well decorated, bed was very comfortable and plenty of wardrobe/drawer space. Tea/coffee and even the biscuits were replenished...

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear PlodderPete First of all congratulations to Sue for her Grizzly run. I still can't get over how anyone can run that far in such conditions over such terrain! It really is a great event and one which Shelley and I love being involved with (on a very sedentary level of course!).It was very mean to sit and eat a...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This was a lovley B&B, the place is immaculate and very welcoming, our room was cosy and freshly decorated, The breakfast was great, with good quality ingredients, will certainly be back, to visit again, only stayed one night but we felt really relaxed and chilled out when we left,

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear HeathrAngel48 Thank you for your lovely review. It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and that you left feeling chilled and relaxed - even after only one night! We look forward to welcoming you back to Durham House again in the future. Thanks again Martin and Shelley

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2013

A wonderful warm B&B! The dining room was gorgeous, didnt want the the breakfast to end! Perfect location! Wonderful Hosts! Perfect all round! We will be booking very soon for my son and partner! Great location for Devon!

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MartandShell, Owner at Durham House, responded to this review

Dear Emma W Thank you for leaving us such a great review. We are so pleased that you like the new dining room - the responses we are getting for it certainly seem to indicate that guests love to dine there. In fact the other morning we had trouble getting some to leave! Thanks so much for coming back to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of the idyllic fishing village of Beer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Durham House

Address: Durham House Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Seaton > Beer
Price Range: $94 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Durham House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Top floor not very good if you're taller than average. Quieter rooms at the back.”
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“Two rooms on the second floor are really nice, a lovely bright airy room at the backand at the front is a room with separate seating area”
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