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“Delightful country guest house in a beautiful location - they've thought of everything!”

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The Spinney Country Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Shirwell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Delightful country guest house in a beautiful location - they've thought of everything!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

The Spinney is a lovely 18th century guest house (it was previously the village rectory) in north Devon, in the delightful village of Shirwell. The location is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing (making for a great night's sleep!) and makes a great base to explore the lovely Devon countryside! The welcome at The Spinney was very warm, the service unobstrusive and very friendly, the accommodation modern and comfortable and the breakfast delicious. The couple who own The Spinney gave us some great tips on where to go locally to see sites and to eat and in their guest house, they have thought of all the little touches that make a good guest house into a great one! We had a wonderful 3 night stay and could not find fault with The Spinney - we definitely plan to go back! It's a real find!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheSpinneyShirwell, Owner at The Spinney Country Guest House, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. We look foward to welcoming you both back and we have more great places for you to see.
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Lovely clean room. Good food. Treated like one of the family. Had a great stay and will definately be staying again.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

30th October 2011, my wife and I have just stayed at the Spinney for two nights and were treated like family. What more can you say, the welcome, room, breakfasts all of which were outstanding. Thank you so much, we will certainly look to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Aulum, Ringkobing, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Cosy room with a great view. Suppose to stay for only one day, but ended op spending 3 days in the lovely B&B.
Thankyou Jo and David for Your hospitality.
We are sure you serve the best breakfast in the UK.
All the best from the 2 danes.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Thankyou Jo and David. The six Aussies had a fantastic time. Great rooms with very comfortable beds. Breakfast was fantastic with everything you needed to start the day. We would recommend anyone travelling to the area to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Spinney Country Guest House
Address: Shirwell road, Shirwell, Barnstaple EX31 4JR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple > Shirwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Shirwell
Price range (per night): $149 - $169
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spinney Country Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just three miles from the historic market town of Barnstaple in North Devon,The Spinney Country Guest House enjoys magnificent views across the stunning North Devon landscape. Recently achieving the AA 4 Stars GOLD award, The Spinney Country Guest House in Shirwell nr Barnstaple, offers first class bed and breakfast accommodation. This charming country house, was once the former rectory of Shirwell. Jo and David Clark welcomed their first guests in June 2011. Since then they have made various modifications and added a snug lounge with wood burning stove for exclusive use and comfort of their guests. They have also introduced many little luxury touches to make a stay with them a memorable one. The Spinney dates from 1750 and sits in an acre of ground. It has five beautifully appointed rooms and mature gardens with seating so that guests can appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the place. There is also a spacious car park. The Spinney B & B offers a warm and informal environment in the heart of North Devon and very close to Exmoor National Park in which to relax and unwind. Tea and delicious home-baked cake is waiting for you on your arrival. Take a break, you deserve it! Jo and David Clark ... more   less 
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