The first room they offered us was quite nice but there was a not very pleasant smell in the bathroom and there were no armchairs to sit while watching the TV. The second room was very much better with 2 armchairs .
This is an outstanding hotel. It stands in a commanding position on the edge of Ilfracombe, with good views over the town to the sea. Our room was very well appointed, large and comfortable. Much detail had clearly been carefully thought out during the complete and extensive refurbishment of the hotel in 2011-12. The owners, Anne-Marie and Barry were extremely helpful at all times, and very hospitable. We felt that our stay represented very good value for money.
We only stayed just over 12 hours as we arrived late and left early before embarking on the Tarka Trail. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, the rooms spotlessly clean and comfortable and the breakfast delicious.
What a lovely spot, overlooking the harbour in Clovelly. Peaceful, beautiful and full of history. The hotel has plenty of room in its bars and produces some lovely food and serves some lovely real drinks. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the village and walks around the area. They will also provide a Land Rover to take you to the start of the walks or the top of the village so you can walk back down to your lodgings perhaps stopping off at the New Inn for a drink on the way or one of the many tea houses for a cream tea.
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The east of this varied coastline features the deep 'combes' (wooded valleys) of Exmoor, which plunge down to the sea, most dramatically at Lynton and Lynmouth. Westward are traditional English seaside towns with long sandy beaches (Ilfracombe, Woolacombe). Beyond the characterful towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, Clovelly is a picture-book, whitewashed fishing village, while Hartland Point is known for its dramatic, storm-battered cliffs.
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