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Varley House

13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW England
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#1 of 12 hotels in Ilfracombe
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TO GET BEST RATES BOOK DIRECT WITH THE HOTEL, As It Does not list With EXPEDIA. 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. Come and enjoy the personal touch from ourselves, where we go out of our way to help you enjoy your stay no matter how short
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English
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Penny B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Such a warm welcome from Rod and Helen … nothing was too much trouble … we were in Ilfracoombe for a family wedding … and we all felt so well looked after. The rooms were lovely and the breakfasts were delicious. Rod let us watch the rugby World Cup final and sent me home with jigsaws - I love doing jigsaws! We highly recommend Varley House - the hosting, services and food were Superb. Thank you for making a joyous family occasion very special
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Date of stay: October 2023
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SarahMarie8788 wrote a review Sept 2023
Poole, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely loved my stay here! Rod the owner is so welcoming and helpful. The room was perfect with everything you need, really comfy bed, and the power shower was fab. Full English breakfast each morning was cooked perfectly and so yummy. Location was great - stayed for a wedding at Tunnel beaches and got a taxi there for £5. Thank you so much Rod for everything and if I visit ilfracombe in the future I will 100% be booking to stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 18 Sept 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. It was good to meet you and glad that we were able to help you enjoy your stay
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Rachel F wrote a review Sept 2023
Caldicot, United Kingdom80 contributions43 helpful votes
Varley House is in an elevated position in a quiet location. It is around a 15 min walk downhill to the harbour area and the bars and restaurants that Ilfracombe has to offer. Rod and Helen are lovely and welcoming, and our room was clean and comfortable. We stayed for 5 nights and found it incredible value for money, especially when you take into consideration the fantastic breakfast. Cereals, pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice followed by a freshly cooked to order full English and toast. My second time staying here and hopefully not my last.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Sept 2023
Thank you for this wonderful review of Varley House. It was good to meet you again, and some way help towards your stay in North Devon
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bobbydok wrote a review Aug 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom82 contributions12 helpful votes
Deserves the previous reviews. Lovely house Rod always on hand to chat or give some eating ideas etc. Stayed in Room 8,great views. Bed very comfortable All you could need provided. Breakfast very good,great selection from fresh pastry to fresh fruit,yoga,cereals etc. We will come back! Bob and Linda
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 29 Aug 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you benefitted from the best rates by booking direct
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Rebecca L wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom54 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for one night after a week in Lundy. We arrived a bit later than we had anticipated but were greeted in a very warm & friendly way. Shown the breakfast room and then to our room. It was lovely to have a hot shower and a comfortable bed after a damp afternoon! The bathroom was lovely, very clean, and the shower was great. In the morning we enjoyed a good breakfast- plenty on offer- fruit, pastries, cereal and a wide range of cooked items. I had some very nice scrambled eggs. Would certainly stay again if in Ilfracombe.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quite steep hills from the town so worth getting a taxi if you’re not driving, particularly if...
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. we are glad that we were able to make you feel comfortable after your damp return from Lundy Island
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Passenger828740 wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
A completely charming and quaint seaside hotel. Immaculately clean and comfortable with attentive and welcoming hosts . The bedroom was well equipped with everything you could need and the breakfast was to die for. Superb value for money
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to make this great review of Varley House. we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would love to welcome you back
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Eddy2Names wrote a review Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom127 contributions94 helpful votes
We stayed here for a couple of nights and enjoyed a very comfortable home-from-home experience with a very personable host. The room was spotlessly clean with a comfortable bed and well provisioned tea tray. The big breakfasts were a great start to the day. A great base to explore the local area.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a sea-view room to watch the world go by over an early morning cuppa.
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Responded 4 Aug 2023
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NeilD_London wrote a review July 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom210 contributions89 helpful votes
Varley House is one of the hotels / B&Bs that are suggested by the Lundy ferry company. It has the advantage of car parking space and is an easy (20 min?) walk down to the jetty. Rod provides a friendly business-like service and the hotel is comfortable and welcoming. And did any other reviewer mention the breakfasts? ;-) They are cooked fresh to order and made with locally sourced ingredients. (But do check how choppy the ferry ride will be before you fill up on a big cooked breakfast!) Varley House will be our B&B of choice on future visits to the island.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 July 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us after your first visit to Lundy Island
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joffie1988 wrote a review June 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are staying in Ilfracombe, stay at Varley House. Rod is the perfect host and has the knowledge to help you enjoy your stay. The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfast was smashing. Will definitely choose Varley House the next time I am visiting.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 1 July 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. It was good to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us
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Belinda P wrote a review June 2023
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We always stay at Varley House because it's so well run, comfortable and relaxing. The rooms are lovely and every care is taken to make sure you have everything you need right down to cotton wool, Q tips and tissues. The breakfast is scrumptious and the views out of many of the rooms are stunning. Rod the owner who runs it with his wife is wonderful - he is so helpful and kind and also is a font of interesting knowledge. We can't recommend Varley House enough. Belinda and Roy.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Rod Chatfield, Owner at Varley House
Responded 28 June 2023
Thank you for this great review of Varley House. It was good to see you again, and glad you enjoyed your stay either side of Lundy Island stay, and saved money by booking direct
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PRICE RANGE
AU$156 - AU$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonIlfracombe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varley House
Which popular attractions are close to Varley House?
Nearby attractions include South West Coast Path Walk - Ilfracombe and the Torrs (0.9 km), Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (0.5 km), and Chambercombe Manor (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Varley House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Varley House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Varley House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Varley House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Varley House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hele's Kitchen, Antidote, and Comyn Farm.
Are there any historical sites close to Varley House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (0.5 km), Chambercombe Manor (0.5 km), and St Nicholas Chapel (1.0 km).
Does Varley House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Varley House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.