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Reviews - The Belfry at Yarcombe

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Yarcombe , Honiton, EX14 9BD
The Belfry at Yarcombe is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. The Grade II listed building is a former village school situated in picturesque Yarcombe. The resident owners, Neil and Sarah-Jane and their cat Saona, although seldom seen, extend a genuinely warm welcome, creating an atmosphere of friendliness and peaceful relaxation. Modern British / gastro food is passionately created and guests may begin the day with anything from a slice of toast to a whole side of smoked haddock, full English or the winter special of eggy panetoné. Dinner guests are asked to choose 24 hours in advance from the menu and their meal will be freshly prepared to order, from the fabulous range of fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant is limited to just 12 covers and is open to non-residents too, so guests are advised to reserve a table should they wish to dine in order to avoid disappointment. A splendid and reasonably price wine list accompanies. With only six, individually styled luxury en-suite bedrooms The Belfry provides a high standard of accommodation blending traditional features with modern comforts. With guest comfort in mind there are thoughtful additional touches including freshly baked goods, mineral water, luxury bathrobes and top quality towels and linens in every room. Additionally, we have just added L'Occitane toiletteries in all the rooms for your enjoyment. Guests are welcome to browse the owners’ collection of books and music to enjoy in the lounge or with each room’s CD player. Surrounded by rolling countryside with stunning views of the Yarty, The Belfry is ideally located to explore the magnificent countryside of England’s South West from the Jurassic World Heritage Coastline to the wide-open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The Good Hotel Guide 2008 - The Michelin Guide 2008 Please note The Belfry is a non-smoking establishment and does not take children under 13 or pets.
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95% recommended this accommodation to a friend 95% would stay again
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A very good welcome with tea and cake. The room was comfortable but two minor grouses (Shelley Room) The main light needs to be overhead as it dazzles. The widow opening procedure is a little tricky. However these minor peccadillos do not detract from a very enjoyable one night stay and the attention paid by the hosts was exemplary Tim Burnham

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Timothy Burnham

From Ticehurst, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Lovely if brief stopover
A lovely little place with charm and character. We only had a few hours there - 11pm to 8am but the bed was comfy, the room very nice and the breakfast was perfect. Friendly and helpful hosts.

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Jane R

From London, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Warm welcome, friendly hosts
Excellent evening meal
Hearty breakfast
Very quaint, but a little tired & in need of some attention
Would possibly stay again, but unable to recommend until some upgrade is done

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C McAuliffe

From Farnham, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Its lovely but as the pub over the road was closed down it left you a bit stranded - had we of known it was closed we would have booked a table elsewhere for dinner prior to the visit.
Room was nice (bed amazing) but could do with a bit of a lift decoration wise - same throughout the hotel

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V Moseley

From Sutton, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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The Belfry was a treat!
Very comfortable room, with added poetry! Charming and helpful staff; the food was excellent.
This is a great place to stay.

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Eileen A

From Woking, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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sunday
excellent place but hard to find an evening meal in the area

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Edward Newham

From Waltham Cross, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Travelling alone

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Fantastic!
Sarah Jane and Neil were the perfect hosts!
When I arrived on the Sunday evening completely exhausted, the welcome I received was like I was arriving home.
The room was comfy, (bed amazingly so) and the attention to detail was lovely.
Breakfast was cooked to order and was of a very high standard.
Would definitely recommend!!!

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E Baldwin

From St Albans, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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great stay
thanks for a brill stay will be back

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S Drew

From Moreton in Marsh, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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Good service but too many negatives for the price
Looks good in the write up and has 4 stars. But... the bathroom was little bigger than the bath itself and reminiscent of a 1970s housing estate that had not been decorated since. The bed was excellent, but the room layout was poor meaning that there was nowhere to sit while watching TV. We moved the sofa making the room a little cramped but more practical. Sleeping was difficult due to the very loud church clock opposite chiming every 30 minutes, and with a little tune you could get heartily sick of! We didn't eat dinner in, but breakfast was OK. All in all not what you expect at this price.

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A Bracher

From UK
Who stayed in December 2013

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Well worth staying here
Excellent place full of charm and character with great hosts . Location was off min road but worth finding through Late Rooms as well deserved previous ratings.Room was excellent with some really nice touches like pillow spray and nice toiletries which makes a pleasant change from the usual mass hotel group experience.Great breakfast and good quality food. Pub opposite served delicious food as well just a little quiet .Cannot fault this B+B .Would highly recommend and if I am in this area again I will be booking here.

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Gill P

From MANCHESTER, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

Travelling alone

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