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“Nice people/ great reception” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barnabas House
Ranked #1 of 7 Yelverton B&B and Inns
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice people/ great reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Very Clean,Tidy, all you could need, I would happily return with my family and highly recommend this place to all my friends and family.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Thanks very much for your nice review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay, despite having to work hard and leave so early in the morning. Hope to see you again if you return to this area.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Heading for Cornwall we decided to break the journey from Staffordshire.
We were given a warm and friendly greeting by Caroline and Pumpkin the Cat,
I had booked Room 8(Annex).The room was Lovely,Crisp bedding,smelt fresh and immaculately clean.
The on suite was spotless,well stocked with individual cosmetics and beautiful towels.
Hospitality tray was well stocked with quality goods.Room was perfection.
We ate locally and enjoyed the night air before retiring to our room.The bed was very comfortable and the we both slept beautifully,enjoyed a lovely shower.Only thing missing in the shower was a shower radio..bit quirky i know but i love my music in shower.
Breakfast selections were very good,lovely fresh fruits, cereals and yoghurt.Breakfast cooked by Ian was very nice,good quality produce which is what we love.
Barnabas House is a wonderful B&B.Run with love and attention to detail.
This an establishment that should be recommended to one and all.
Kindest regards
Gaynor & Stuart Fowlie.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
Thanks very much indeed for writing such a nice review, we're so glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us, and we hope that next time you'll be able to stay longer. The shower radio is a good idea - we'll keep an eye out for one. Thanks again, Ian, Carolyn and of course ... Pumpkin
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed at Barnabas House for a few days and we had a great time. Our room was large, pleasant and clean with comfortable beds and a large comfy sofa, (such a blessing for tired feet at the end of a busy day) our modern bathroom was spotlessly clean and well equiped.

Breakfast was great, expertly cooked by Ian and served with care and friendly attention by Caroline.
There is also a pub just across the road that does good food in the evening.

Also there is plenty to do and see in the area.

All in all a great place to stay, thanks Ian and Caroline

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this review, 14 October 2011
Thanks very much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay - especially as part of it was a gift !
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We arrived at Yelverton after a wet and windy ride over the moors to be greeted by the owner. It was such a relief to find somewhere and to top it off the place was wonderful. Friendly, professional service, rooms very clean. We had a top floor double room which was very comfortable. The local pub is just over the road and a great place to sit and relax over a pint of real ale and very good food. Breakfast at the B&B the following morning was excellent. The owners have a good sized secure bike shed. The cycle down to Plymouth from Yelverton is beautiful so this place is a great place to start or finish the Coast to Coast cycle route (No. 27).

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FreoOz
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this review, 10 October 2011
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to write such a nice review - it certainly was a nasty old day when you called but we're glad we could offer you a warmer welcome than the weather did. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and had a good journey back to Oz.
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

Very well maintained accommodation in good location. Ideal for walking/cycling the moors and also within 15 mins of Plymouth & Tavistock. Good pub just 5 mins walk away, and other options within a few minutes drive. Friendly hosts and plenty of info available regarding local amenties etc. Our room was very comfortable and quality of furnishings was very good. The reason that we did not give a 5* rating was purely due to the fact that we both felt that our cooked breakfast(s) fell short of our expectations. Still good but did not meet the quality of many of our previous 20+ B & B's that we have stayed in over the past 3 months. However, I would return and would recommend accomodation to others.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carolyn T, Owner at Barnabas House, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Thanks very much for your review, we're glad that you liked your room and overall you enjoyed your stay, but sorry that your breakfast was not as good as you had hoped. Our breakfast quality is obviously very important to us and our guests - we use good quality local ingredients and all breakfasts are cooked to order. However, we are always aiming to improve and would have been very happy to have heard your comments on the day. Thanks again for your review, we hope to see you again in the future.
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Additional Information about Barnabas House

Property: Barnabas House
Address: Barnabus House Harrowbeer Lane | Devon, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Yelverton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Yelverton
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,883 - ₹ 7,786
Hotel Class:4 star — Barnabas House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are welcomed to our lovely Edwardian home with comfortable spacious rooms, designed to make you feel right at home. All rooms have modern bathrooms, colour TV/DVD/Freeview, hospitality tray with a large selection of teas/coffees/hot chocolate, bottled water, biscuits. Bathrooms have large fluffy towels, complimentary toiletries and some have a bath as well as a shower. All rooms have a silent-running fridge stocked with fresh milk. In a great location for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall by car, cycle, bus or on foot. You can walk onto Dartmoor National Park in under 5 minutes, cycle straight onto the Drake's Trail, or utilise our great bus service to Plymouth/Tavistock/Okehampton and beyond. We have secure cycle storage and free on-site parking as well as high speed wi-fi in all rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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