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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Very hospitable host, she told us about the sights to see. Was very helpful. Clean and comfortable. They had everything that one would need for a comfortable stay. AC in the room was a plus, seeing it was a hot day.

Thank Janessa B
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

"Cowichan" (as in Cowichan Valley/ Duncan) actually means "Warmland". So, we feel that offering quests individual choices about Air Conditioning is the way to go. thanks for mentioning it!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed for four nights and found that this was the best place of our trip. Hospitable host, comfortable home, good breakfast and convivial stay. Will book this b&b again next time we are in the country

Thank handcreamgirl
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You were a pleasure to serve. See you next time!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 May 2016

An enjoyable, comfortable, clean, relaxed, and low-key place to stay on a quiet dead-end street within walking distance of downtown Duncan. We will go there again the next time we are in Duncan. Also a nice option for anyone visiting Glenora Farm. New WiFi system works well. Cassandra was friendly and helpful, giving useful tips about things to see and...

Thank fairbao
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that your stay with us enhanced your trip to the area and your research about the Glenora Farm Community. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are up this way.

british columbia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Hair dryer not functional. Bathroom not spotless. No choice for hot breakfast. Parking in tiny cul-de-sac. Cost too high for what is offered as Luxury Stay in an Historic House at $150.00 per night for 1 senior person. The bed was comfortable. TV 18" have to use up and down button on remote and not number pad to seek channel....

1Thank Victoria19
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We regret that your experience did not match that of all our other guests. You shared with me that you were coming to Duncan for an emotionally difficult reason. I know myself that when I am upset it can seem like everything is going wrong around me. For example, the hairdryer in your room has 2 settings (both of which...

Reviewed 29 April 2016

This home is very pleasant with its old woodwork and sense of history. A great respite from the intensity of life. The gracious hostess, Cassandra, was happy to answer all my questions about the house and property. Her frittata was great, too.

Thank OHMS98
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for asking all your questions. Sharing about the oldest house in Duncan is part of the pleasure of running this business!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We had a lovely time exploring the Cowichan Valley based at Cassie's B&B. We were fortunate to be able to book the entire place for our small party; it was such a bonus having the second floor sitting room to relax in! The breakfast was lovely. Also, Essex the poodle was such a sweetheart!

Thank BigPnk01
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I am so glad your group was able to fully enjoy the property. Guests like you are why I love this business!

Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This house is steeped in tradition - apparently the oldest house in Duncan! Finding it was easy and the neighbourhood is so quaint and peaceful. Wonderful sleep, great food, fascinating history! Thanks, Cassandra! the Crossleys'

Thank Colleen C
Kolbotn, Norway
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A wonderful B&B. As soon as our booking went through, the hostess got in contact with us by e-mail and made us feel welcome, so we started to look forward to our stay long before we arrived. Cassandra is a very accommodating and understanding hostess - we had booked for three persons, but our daughter ended up spending time at...

Thank Ildri
New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I recently stayed one night and chose this B and B because of the location to the Queen Margaret School, on advice from locals. The bed was comfortable, the house warm. I loved the Christmas decorations and enjoyed chatting to Cassandra and the breakfast. Duncan has a limited range of accomodation and I would recommend the Holmesdale Bed and Breakfast.

Thank kiwi47
Gibsons, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Went to Island Folk Festival held in Providence Farm, July 24-27 2015. A 10 minute drive from Holmesdale House B&B. Even though we arrived earlier than the appointed arrival hour, Casandra accommodated our early arrival request. This allowed us to have a long rest before the start of the Festival. Our room was on the first floor and the room...

Thank jackiealfred
Holmesdale, Owner at Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Duncan BC, the Holmesdale House is a Victorian residence build by Rev. David Holmes in 1881, but fully upgraded modern luxuries! Nestled in the Cowican Valley, the Holmesdale House provides an excellent launching pad to see vineyards, totem poles, lakes and sea side, walk the Canada trail, try some golf and much much more. Close to Queen Margaret's Private school, and the Cowichan Hospital, the Holmesdale House offers a charming luxurious accommodation whether visiting loved ones or enjoying the abundant recreational opportunities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1058 Holmesdale St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 4Y7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: $150 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holmesdale House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“All the rooms were great”
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“May be ok for young families”
Victoria19, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“hostess chooses the right room for her guests”
colleenc171, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The room descriptions on the website gives you a very good overview of your options.”
Ildri, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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