The Quarry is a stunning, detached, Victorian house built for an Admiral. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment, and now boasts beautiful spacious & sunny rooms with magnificent views.
Situated up a long drive, and nestled into the hillside, the house commands a perfect position. Detached & in its own extensive grounds its quiet & private, yet near to shops & cafes & of course the beach (just a 5 min walk).
There's a seaview front terrace (off the sitting / dining room) with table & chairs, and a large decked area with views. Off the kitchen is another terrace, great for late afternoon sun, and steps up to the detached Victorian vine room (full of sweet nectarines & juicy grapes in the summer). There is another large terrace here with seating for 16, a charcoal barbecue & great views out over Ilfracombe towards the sea.
Half way up the drive is a quiet, leafy, secluded garden with benches. Perfect for escaping with a book. The large back garden, which leads onto the SW coastal path, is full of pathways, tall trees & plateaus with outstanding views. Its a beautiful wild space & great for older kids to have adventures.
The interior has featured in Real Homes, Conde Nast Traveller, Red Magazine, 25 Beautiful Homes, The Guardian, The Daily Mail & Grazia. It's individual, colourful & full of stunning vintage finds. Comfy beds, good duvets & pillows & quality linen add to the appeal.
The library is full of good books to read in a deckchair. There's a selection of DVDs, games & kids toys. We have a full sky package for rainy days, and WIFI.
The house is perfect for a relaxed holiday. With the original wood or tiled floors, and robust furniture its an easy place to come back to after the beach. Rinse off your wetsuits outside, leap into a huge vintage tub & warm up by the log fire if you're feeling chilly. We do accept well behaved dogs.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 (en suite) with king size bed, Bedroom 5 with double bed, Bedroom 6 (en suite) with King Size bed, Bedroom 7 with King Size bed.
First Floor: Family bathroom - huge antique claw foot bath, separate drench shower, loo & sink. En suite to bedroom 4 - loo, shower & sink.
Second Floor: En suite to bedroom 6 - loo, sink & shower. Family bathroom - bath with shower over, sink & loo.
Large room opening onto a terrace. 2 oven AGA (always on), extra wide Miele oven with Miele 4 burner gas hob, Smeg dishwasher, huge Siemens stainless steel American fridge / freezer (ice & water dispenser), separate larder with microwave.
Laundry room with butler's sink, washing machine & tumble dryer.
Beautiful, 36 foot long living / dining / library room opening onto a very big, child friendly sea view terrace. 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD, full sky package, ipod dock, stereo (radio/CD). Large sofas, log fire, dining table to seat 13.
Kitchen has a spacious dining area to seat 6, with French doors to the side of the house. There is an additional small kitchen on the top floor.
The detached Vine Room, with abundant grape vine & nectarine tree, is a lovely place to take afternoon tea.
All linen & towels are included (but please bring your own beach towels). These are changed each week, along with a full clean.
Barbecue, Parking for 3 cars, 1/2 acre gardens.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Log fire in sitting room (logs provided) Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, TV
I'm afraid The Quarry isn't suitable for wheelchair users.
The 1/2 acre gardens offer numerous terraces & shady spots.
2 sets of French doors from the dining room lead to a huge sea view terrace. This is completely enclosed by fences (therefore totally child friendly). It has a lawn, table & chairs for 6, garden bench, additional table & 2 chairs & a handmade wendy house.
We have 2 high chairs & 2 travel cots. The house is perfect for children. Most of the floors are original Victorian tiles or stripped original floorboards - perfect for sandy children! There's a big toy cupboard in the sitting room.
There's loads of hot water (all the plumbing was replaced during the refurb) & amazing water pressure.
We have hosted many family reunions, with ages from 0 - 90, surfing weekends with friends, wedding groups (Tunnels Beach at the end of the road has a licence), lots of fun summer holidays on the beach, and many out of season walking weekends. Each age group has loved the original design, comfort & friendliness of the house. We have 2 highly regarded caterers who regularly work at The Quarry. They can simply prepare food to you to bung in the AGA, or fully cater a 4 course meal - and everything in between (including deliciously indulgent picnic hampers to take to sandy coves).
We do accept (well behaved) hen parties, and can help with all aspects of your stay.