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The Bark House

Oakfordbridge, Bampton EX16 9HZ England
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#2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bampton
Travellers' Choice
If you’re looking for a romantic bed and breakfast in Bampton, look no further than The Bark House. Rooms at The Bark House Hotel provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at The Bark House Hotel guests have access to executive lounge access and a sun terrace. You can also enjoy free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at The Bark House. The Bark House also has a tea room and bar where you can enjoy an afternoon tea or even a beer. The staff at The Bark House looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Bar / lounge
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Tim B wrote a review Sep. 15
Chatham, United Kingdom110 contributions60 helpful votes
We booked this up before Covid started and they owners have been extremely helpful allowing us to change our dates. We booked up for two nights originally then decided to have an extra night. We have just got a rescue dog and were unsure on how she would be as we haven’t travelled far with her before. When we arrived we decided to have a cream tea. Definitely worth having. Our room led on to the garden which was a bonus for us having the dogs. It was bigger than most living rooms. All very clean and light and airy. Nice comfortable bed and really nice bathroom with hot walk in shower. We ate in the dining room on the first night. I had pie and my partner had lamb chops. All fresh from the butchers. Served up hot and well prepared. For stater we had garlic mushrooms and trout. Excellent food. Really friendly nice staff. Full English breakfast is available every morning or cereal and yoghurt. We visited friends while we were here so it was not too far to Plymouth. Just across from the guest house are some lovely fields. The owner has allowed guests to walk around them. Was nice taking the dogs out in the morning especially as there is a river flowing close. Lots of wild life to see. Very peaceful and relaxing stay. Might bring my parents down here when we come back. Thank you for an excellent break. Have been sending pictures to all our friends and family
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Richard wrote a review Jul. 2021
Chesham15 contributions5 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
From the moment we stepped out of the car Rick and Gina couldn't have made us feel more welcomed. Stunning location, excellent, spacious room, and an excellent breakfast. Plenty to see and do in the area, it's a wonderful place to stay and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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John H wrote a review Sep. 15
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a very enjoyable stay at this B&B. Was welcomed by Gina who arranged a booking at a local pub for our dinner. Returned to the B&B and enjoyed a couple of drinks at the bar and met Rick and some of the family. Very friendly environment. Met Barbara the follow morning who cooked our delicious breakfast. Would recommend this lovely B&B.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Elvis123 wrote a review Aug. 2021
Smethwick223 contributions121 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights and was greeted in friendly fahsion by Rick and eventually Gina. We realised via previous e-mails the dinner option was no longer available so Rick had booked us in at the Red Lion. They even took us there and picked us up afterwards which was so kind. Breakfast was fine too. My major problem is the room we had i.e. the thinness of the walls/ceilings where you could hear everything ... during the day and night! I've never slept so poorly but I am a light sleeper. Rooms are also in need of refurbishment which is probably in line with the age of the building. We had a power cut on day two evening which was rectified pretty quickly. WE also thought we'd have access to hot water all day which wasn't the case too. The Guest House is rather isolated which clearly suits a lot of guests but not us. A lovely family feel overall and the other reviews indicate the popularity which I totally get. It's just not for us but thank you Rick, Gina, Barbara and our 'family' lifts anyway. Totally appreciated.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Avoid room one
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Anna S wrote a review Jul. 2021
5 contributions6 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I visited the Bark House for a couple of nights and had the best weekend! Rick, Gina and Barbara are the most friendly and helpful people, nothing was too much trouble! Rick went above and beyond to look after us and although we didn’t spend all of our time in the Bark House we left feeling like we’d made new friends! Will definitely be coming back. Not only was the service so lovely, the food was amazing and our room was perfect. The location is beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful stay, see you again soon Bark House!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bark House
Which popular attractions are close to The Bark House?
Nearby attractions include Dulverton Exmoor National Park Centre (5.8 km), Dulverton Heritage Centre (5.8 km), and The Stoodleigh Inn (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bark House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Bark House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bark House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bark House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Copper Kettle, woods restaurant and wine bar, and The Swan.
Are pets allowed at The Bark House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bark House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bark House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knightshayes Court (8.0 km) and Tiverton Castle (9.8 km).