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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
All reviews fresh local produce north devon friendly hosts home from home homemade marmalade on arrival home made excellent breakfast both mornings places to visit very comfortable room wonderful stay full english stayed here for two nights no hesitation in recommending little touches mini break
A really lovely countryside location, but close to Barnstaple. Wonderfull countryside views from the rear of the property and a traditional English breakfast with fresh local produce. Cosy rooms and very homely.
We absolutely loved our stay at The Spinney at the beginning of August. We stayed in room 5 (a family room) Such a beautiful room, a large bay window on the front of the property, well decorated, beautifully clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Our...More
What a nice place! Hosted by some lovely people, a most comfortable room, an excellent breakfast. Can't fault it. I recommend this place and would certainly stay there again if ever I were in the area.
We were warmly welcomed by Jo and David with freshly baked fruit cake, shown to our comfortable, spacious and well appointed room and treated more like friends than paying guests.
The breakfast was excellent with locally sourced food stuff, you know it’s going to be...More
My Husband Kevin booked The Spinney as a mini break and somewhere to stay whilst we viewed properties around North Devon. We had a beautiful room with a separate private bathroom, the owners Jo & David showed us to our room, booked us a table...More
Date of stay: August 2018
Thank June D
Response from Jo C, Owner at The Spinney Country Guest HouseResponded August 18, 2018
Dear June and Kevin,
Thank you so much for your review, I'm glad we were able to assist in your property search and delighted to hear you have found something. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Spinney very soon. With very best...More
I am sorry not to have spotted your question earlier. The Spinney does not take pets. We do have our own but she is kept to our part of the house. Honey would not rest with another dog in the house and we are... More
I am sorry not to have spotted your question earlier. The Spinney does not take pets. We do have our own but she is kept to our part of the house. Honey would not rest with another dog in the house and we are also aware not all of our guests enjoy the company of a dog. :-)
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"Room 4 at the back - lovely views and very quiet."