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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I spent one evening at The Old Vicarage. It is a very quick journey from Barnstaple station and easy to find. I was very warmly greeted by Sandy and Bryan. My room was so comfortable and homely. Delicious West Country cooked breakfast. I have booked to come back in January! Thank you.

Thank 939juliab
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely clean, modern rooms and bathrooms. Very homely. Friendly and caring hosts that can't do enough for you, even offered to tumble dry our wet work clothes. Unfortunately didn't get chance to try breakfast as we were up and out very early, but the daily home baked cake in the room at the end of a long day sure made... More 

Thank Lee S
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Lee. You guys certainly worked really hard and in all weathers; I’m sure that they will be very pleased with the results. Maybe you’ll get back with your partner sometime on holiday an be able to enjoy all the delights that North Devon has to offer. More 

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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have just spent 4 nights at the best bed and breakfast we've stayed at and would not hesitate to recommend it. Room 1, overlooking the large garden, was spacious with a comfortable bed, tastefully decorated and had a generously sized en suite. The owners are nice people, friendly and helpful but also unobtrusive. The freshly made home made cakes which... More 

Thank Abalancedreview
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You certainly had a good day weather wise for the wedding you attended at Saunton Sands Hotel on the Saturday. Sandi was kept on her toes during the time you were here as one of the other guests (staying for a week) was both gluten and dairy free, so a different cake each day... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was our second visit and it was as memorable as our first. This time we stayed in Room 3 which was tastefully decorated and had a fabulous bathroom with a lovely large shower. Yet again Sandi's cakes were absolutely delicious as was the cooked breakfast. Bryan and Sandi are the perfect hosts - very interested in their guests but... More 

1 Thank 728Rosie
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

It was great to see you and your mum again; we’ve had a great year for returning guests without a single week going by when the breakfast room doesn’t have at least one person in who has stayed before. Hopefully your final day shopping up at Atlantic Village in Bideford went well, after having exhausted Barnstaple and Ilfracombe on the... More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Shared the suit with two friends while travelling with work. Brilliantly looked after, with lovely breakfast, amazing cake and tea. The room was great: really comfy beds, great shower, really clean and tidy, good wifi and nice big velux windows. The hosts are lovely too! Great advice for local walks and beaches! A little slice of heaven.

Thank Brother M
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us be your first review Brother M, and for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your colleagues to stay with us. We were impressed with how you made the time to explore North Devon whilst you were also working hard. The Thursday evening especially comes to mind; when we saw... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stayed for four nights. My room was spacious, comfortable and clean. I was made to feel very welcome by Sandi and Bryan. My veggie breakfast was delicious and the daily portion of cake was a treat, Sandi should be awarded the "Paul Hollywood handshake". Would certainly stay again. Thank you.

Thank Bessie D
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed the breakfasts and cakes, and found the room to your liking. Thanks so much for posting a review; hopefully you’ll visit Barnstaple again in the future in which case it would be lovely to see you. More 

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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was our second stay in the Old Vicarage and we were not disappointed. The room was delightful-calming and tastefully decorated. Everything was spotless. And Sandi's cakes,provided each afternoon in the room are delicious. As are the copious breakfasts. We would recommend this B&B without hesitation and hope that we will be able to return one day.

1 Thank Francelinda
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

It was very nice to have you to stay again Linda and to hear about all your travelling – the price of the Isle of Wight ferry was a real shock-. We trust your onward journey was safe and uneventful. Thank you for another kind review; there are still two more double rooms for you to try out if you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent. Brian & sandy very welcoming. Rooms very clean & tidy. Bed very comfortable. Superb breakfast menu. Home made cake delivered to room daily. .. A nice touch. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. A really enjoyable week.

1 Thank Paul H
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thanks for making us your first review Paul and for being so kind. It was a nice week having you, your sisters and mother to stay. The four of you certainly covered some miles as you got out and about; we were very impressed with your advance planning and organisation (down to Jean I seem to remember?) Good use was... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a one night stop only, wish it could have been longer. The old vicarage is right in the heart of Barnstaple but don't be put off by its location. Its a very large Victorian building with a huge garden right next to the church. Inside its spacious and airy with modern and original features blending well. Your hosts... More 

Thank irishrover42
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We’re pleased you enjoyed your brief stay with us; thank you for the lovely compliments and for sharing them in your review. All the best. More 

Emsworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a lovely stay at The Old Vicarage whilst we were visiting Devon for a friend's wedding. Bryan and Sandi were very accommodating and welcoming during our flying visit. Room number 4 was beautifully decorated and home made cake greeted us on our return. Delicious breakfast, only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the local area.

Thank Sarah S
Sandi_and_Bryan, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review Sarah, we do appreciate them. Hopefully we’ll see you another time when you can explore more of North Devon. You mentioned an interest in gardens and vegetable growing; you may well enjoy a visit to RHS Rosemoor in Torrington; it is very inspiring. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Vicarage is a delightful early Victorian house with many original features giving it plenty of old fashioned charm and spacious guest rooms. Located just a short stroll from Barnstaple's historic town centre, guests have ample free parking and access to a host of amenities and restaurants, yet the large secluded garden provides visitors with the feeling of staying in a peaceful countryside setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Vicarage

Address: The Old Vicarage Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range: ₹ 2,052 - ₹ 5,472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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The Old Vicarage Barnstaple, Devon
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“Room 1 has a nice view over the large garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Abalancedreview, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be a pleasure to stay in.”
 of 5 bubbles 728Rosie, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a top floor room again-quiet and very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles Francelinda, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Number 4 was spacious and had a stunning view”
 of 5 bubbles 359SarahS, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“In the summer, it may be hot at the very top.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonmQ7413HY, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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