Mellstock House

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Overview of Mellstock House

Mellstock House

3.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Woodlands, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, England, EX34 0AR

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCombe Martin Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationNewberry Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWild Pear beach15 min walk

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About this area


Mellstock House is located in Ilfracombe. Arlington Court and Watersmeet House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at North Devon Coast and Exmoor National Park. Exmoor Zoo and Marwood Hill Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Combe Martin Beach - 3 min walk
  • Newberry Beach - 3 min walk
  • Wild Pear beach - 15 min walk
  • Broadsand beach - 4 min drive
  • Hele Bay Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 24 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 71 min drive


  • Castaway Café & Takeaway - 4 min walk
  • Galleon Tea Rooms - 4 min walk
  • The Black & White Fish and Chip Shop - 5 min walk
  • Pack of Cards - 15 min walk
  • Snacking Kraken - 5 min drive

About this property

Mellstock House

Beach guesthouse with free breakfast and restaurant
Mellstock House is a beautiful Edwardian property dating from 1907 and has been run as a Guesthouse since the 1950s. Situated on the scenic North Devon coast in the village of Combe Martin, Mellstock is the ideal spot for walkers and holiday makers alike.
Mellstock House offers 5 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Ilfracombe guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe, Clean and Legal (Quality in Tourism - UK)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed


  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
An early check-in fee will be charged
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Mellstock House Ilfracombe
Mellstock House
Mellstock Ilfracombe
Mellstock House Guesthouse Ilfracombe
Mellstock House Guesthouse
Mellstock House Guesthouse
Mellstock House Ilfracombe
Mellstock House Guesthouse Ilfracombe

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 35 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 35 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 35 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 35 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 35 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
it was clean but very dated breakfast was poor
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Small and Friendly
Lovely small guest house in a great location. The place was nice and clean and room comfortable. The owners were very helpful and made time to chat to guests at breakfast were not interrogators as mentioned in a previous review. Parking was a problem at times, there were some empty spaces just up the road from the Mellstock but if you had to pay as I did on one occasion it was just 5£ for 24 hours. Overall a lovely stay in a smalll and friendly place.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort misleading regarding parking on site.
First problem was told no parking but public pay & display car park a few hundred meters down the road. This turned out to be full. The owner advised us to park on the double yellow lines outside the b&b!!. states that there is on site free parking. It was only on the strength of this statement that we booked this b&b. We moved our car to a friend's house who then ran us back and forth. The owner told us that he had asked Expedia to change their website regarding the carparking situation. The bed was lumpy, hard and very uncomfortable. We slept on top of the duvet for comfort and used the towells to cover us! The best part of the stay was the breakfast which was excellent. As we had a 300+ mile journey to make, we were certainly not refreshed after our 1 night stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean, Good location.
The accomodation was very clean, which was brilliant. The breakfast was fabulous and cooked very fresh on the morning with a wide choice of options. Covid 19 measures were great and it felt very safe. The reason for not a top rating was the overall stay was a little bit let down by an uncomfortable bed, a boiling hot room and a broken window which would not close properly and the room was situated next to a loud road which kept us awake at night. I also felt a bit interrogated by the owner when I came down for breakfast which unfortunately did not leave a great first impression.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021