Norbury House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... allotment keeping him very busy and Rose is showing her age a close to 90.
Sharon has organised a family reunion dinner for Saturday night which will see a cast of thousands with all of John and Maureens kids and grand kids,not sure of numbers but it will be a crowd.
Today the weather vis a bit grey looking, but dry!!
Dave & Lona.
... Castles have to be up so high! We then headed off to Washford to see the medieval Cleeve Abbey that dates back to 1191. www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/pro perties/cleeve-abbey/ We caught up with Leonie and Glenn who we're also looking at the Abbey then they were heading off to Lands End. After looking over the abbey, Rod and I drove 150 yards down the road to the White Horse Inn and had a bite to eat, nothing like the ...
Accidents will happen
The day started off ignominiously. I have been observing the rule fairly religiously that we use Dora's toilet only for a number one visit, except for dire emergencies. I wish I could say the same for Giuli, who conjures up such emergencies and I have to do the emptying as you will recall. Most mornings I manage to get that cup of tea in bed, before nature’s call. This morning, I realised I wasn’t going to even have time to put ...
... of Heddon’s Mouth but opted to scramble up the scree. This time I stuck to the path; that was tricky enough. In Woody Bay there is one of the nicest waterfalls I think on the path. And, randomly a signpost to New Zealand!
Approaching Lee Abbey there is some of the most beautiful woodlands too. At the entrance to the path there is a sign “Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving” But underneath a notice had been stuck there, ...
... and came home despite staying on the poshest site we had ever used in Croyde.
As I reached Saunton I was able to unzip my cag to breathe a little, and suddenly a group of walkers called to me. "You going back for something? Dropped your car keys? You’re going the wrong way" It was the 15 year walkers again to whom I had to explain my direction of running!
Giuli in the meantime had had a successful shop ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Norbury House Hotel Ilfracombe
Paula and Adam are fabulous hosts who made the stress of London simply drift away, they even let us take Bovril their labrador/newfoundland cross for a lovely walk on the beach Saturday afternoon followed by tea, cake, wine and beer - perfect!
If your looking for somewhere to stay in and around devon/ilfracombe, I highly recommend Norbury House. It's without doubt the best place we have ever stayed. Our room was amazing, with beautiful views overlooking the sea and the gardens. Our host, Paula, was incredibly friendly, helpful, and made us feel very at home. The coastal path is a 5 minute walk away and the 10 minutes to the town/harbour. We definately intend on returning to Norbury house in the future as we enjoyed our stay so much!We especially loved the owners dog...Bovril!! Me and Nathan would love to thank paula for a lovely stay :)
Kimberley and Nathan
Seaside and Country Coolness!
We were in the search for fresh air, sea and have not been disappointed by Paula, Adam!
Though Ilfracombe is not St Tropez, it certainly has a lot potential as a very suitable alternative for a long weekend less crowded than the beaches south of London.
Being so close to Woolacombe as a beach haven is a great plus.
Also we only have praise for the personally lovingly cooked breakfasts by Paula.
We found a cool hangout for our future seaside trips.
We wish Paula and Adam all the success they deserve in their venture!!!
Fab Stay at Norbory House
We have just come back from a wonderful weekend stay in Devon. We stayed at Norbury Hose and it was just fabulous!
Paula & Adam, the owners are extremely guest friendly and you feel welcome before you even arrive. Breakfast was lovely and the whole service 5-STAR! The hotel is superbly decorated and the' thinking corner' and the slot machine are brilliant!
The hotel is located near the sea and there is a very easy acces to the forest and the walking pads along the sea front. The views are magnificent. The town offers lots of nice wonderful restaurants and shops, so you don't have to go far.
Really fantastic place for a nice weekend away!
Fantastic stay - thanks
We had a fantastic stay, thanks primarily to the warm hospitality of Adam & Paula.
The Norbury is a cut above other B&Bs we have stayed in. It modern, yet relaxed. They were very welcoming to our family (incl 2 children - 7 years & 10 months old), and made to feel at home.
Our room was very clean and newly decorated. Breakfast was great too - all locally sourced produce, served promptly with a smile.
Really would recommend Norbury House to anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Loved the chilled atmosphere and the breakfast
This hotel is really sweet - not your traditional grotty seaside B&B where you are ushered straight to your room and not allowed to show your face until breakfast time. Its got a lovely living room wtih a bar where we had drinks before going out and a conversatory that overlooks the town. Bedrooms were super comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. I would definitely stay here again - in fact i am staying here again in 2 weeks time and am looking forward to it!
We went to Norbury House with my partner and two nephews for a long weekend. We had the family room which was fantastic as I could keep a close eye on the two boys. Paula was fantastic, she organised so many activities for the kids and myself, they included:- Mackrel fishing, quad biking and horse riding, not to mention all the information about the wildlife park and beaches in and around the area.
A little gem
Paula and Adam have certainly taken Norbury House and made it their own, from the stylish lounge to the faultless hospitality this hotel HAS to be stayed in.
I look forward to spending many more happy stays at Norbury House - you would be fools to miss out!
friendly proprietor, great breakfast, lovely room...what more could you want, we'll be back.
Lovely Guest House
We stayed here in July and loved it. The owners were really friendly and greeted us with a pot of tea on arrival.
The rooms were spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was very clean and had decent complimentary shower gel, shampoo etc.
Breakfast was great and well worth the money - notting was too much trouble.
The Norbury House Hotel is up a hill a little way out of the centre of Ilfracombe but we enjoyed the walk into town.
There is parking at the hotel but can be difficult to part as it is on an angle up a slope - suggest parking on the road.
The hotel has a bar and it was not too much trouble to request some drinks on the terrace outside.
We will definately go back.