Norbury House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... Way better than the majority of hotels. Warm welcome, lovely room, very comfortable bed and a great breakfast with interesting conversation (at 7.15am!) Perfect. The first part of the day was along the Taw and Torridge estuaries as we walked from Barnstaple to Bideford. The Southwest Coastal Path (SWCP) route follows the line of the old railway- flat and tarmaced, so easy walking. In the drizzle, there was little to see apart ...
The definition of a rest day: A) Zero miles walked B) Sleep C) Wake and get up whenever D) Large cooked breakfast E) Copious amounts of coffee drunk F) D) and E) accompanied by newspaper G) Watch cricket (or any sport) on TV H) Graze as appropriate during the day taking full account of A) I) If unsure at any stage, return to A) Today was the definitive rest ...
Hi everyone, I arrived back in the UK yesterday after a very long journey about 26 hours total - fortunately I didn't feel too bad after it, just a little tired! I've had an amazing trip, thanks for reading the blog, it's been nice knowing that people have been keeping up with what I've been doing whilst I've been on my adventures. Even whilst I've been travelling I've planned a few more trips - I've well and truly caught the "travel bug"! I hope to see you all soon and show you the ...
... certainly noticed the "downs"! From Goodleigh, the walk into Barnstaple was easy. The suburbs of Barnstaple incorporating the ubiquitous Tescos, Asda and Homebase are nothing to write home about so I won't. We received a very warm welcome from Maggie at the Poplars bed and breakfast: a welcome that included a big slab of cherry cake. We are going to enjoy our day's rest ...
... mile walk across the moor to Warren Farm which is situated on the moor, at 410m. With the sun shining this afternoon, it has an idyllic outlook but it must be bleak in the winter. Our hostess, Trudi, is delightful. Made us tea on arrival, drove us down to/from the pub, stopping to show us a herd of Red Deer and being a farmer's wife, is completely unfazed by a request for an early breakfast! In theory, 25 miles tomorrow to Barnstaple and then a rest day! My feet can't ...
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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!
Paula really has the personal touch and its like going to your best friends place for the weekend, having people to stay is Paula's speciality subject - something so rare to find at so many hotels, you actually feel incredibly welcome!
Breakfast at Norbury House was delicious, you can walk into town and have a great meal at Damien Hirsts place or jump in the car and visit the beautiful countryside. Paula and Adam can recommend great places to visit, some of the girls went to spa, horse riding and the boys took to the quad bikes.
I can't recommend it highly enough, give yourselves a treat, if you go give my love to Bovril!
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!
I came across Oscar
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.
The hotel was really comfortable with the great idea of an honesty bar. The bedroom we stayed in had everything you could possible need, and the bed was super comfortable. The full English breakfast has everything you could imagine from a great quality hotel. This B&B is the very best I have come across in all my travels and I wish the owners Paula and Adam the very best with their business.
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.