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Vintage Furnished Garden Apartment, Pets Welcome! BBQ on Large Patio & Seaviews!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Ilfracombe offers all ages the perfect break whether active or leisurely. Enjoy!

In 1790 Seaview Cottage, was a simple fisherman's residence, and is now a cosy and delightful one bedroom garden apartment with a spacious garden patio offering you superb sea views and alfresco dining. This well maintained and fully equipped property is a short walk to Ilfracombe's busy harbour still with an active fishing community. The Harbour is home to Damien Hirst's famous statue, Verity. A SUPERB piece of Craftsmanship which is a subject of conversation with everyone who has seen her. It is ours for 20 years, loaned by Damien Hirst who has a fondness for this beautiful North Devon area, and who now lives locally. Damien has a harbour side wine bar/restaurant offering great food and the best of views too. Relax with a coffee and watch the activity of the sailing enthusiasts working on their crafts.

Ilfracombe's aquarium is also a unique spot to enjoy a coffee on the balcony and all the comings and goings of The Oldenburg Ship on it's daily trips to Lundy Island. If island life appeals, perhaps you may be tempted too, or take a trip along the stunning coastline in one of the local boats. Don't miss out if you enjoy fishing, you can fish from The Quay or from the well equipped vessels manned by experienced local fishermen. Be sure to take a woolly jumper as it is always cooler on the water.

Seaview Garden Apartment is tucked away in a secret garden away from the main road and yet so very near to everything that will give you access to anything you want to get involved in. For example; The High Street and Fore Street restaurants are just two - three minutes walk away, with interesting shops and art galleries, the Seafront Tea Gardens offer tempting choices for lunch with of course, a scrumptious Devon Cream Tea later on. If you have a very special date to celebrate, Ilfracombe now boasts a new Michelin Star Restaurant in Fore Street, The Olive Room, alongside the other specialised seafood restaurants, but if Italian, Indian, Spanish, Chinese or traditional local food are on your list, this is the town to tempt you to enjoy locally caught fresh fish! The new Black Sands onThe Seafront is so popular that booking is essential. Check it out before you arrive on your break.

Boat trips are available every day to view this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the coastline, and great fishing trips are available daily too. The Catch of The Day is on offer in local pubs and restaurants, and Maddy's is very popular for good old fish and chips.

THE PROPERTY: Newly refurbished and all on one level it has a large patio, a pretty garden, super BBQ, and a selection of garden furniture including a new and inviting garden swing. The spacious patio garden now overlooks our reclaimed orchard with a surviving 100 year old (plus?) apple tree which was exposed when 20 plus years of neglect and overgrown shrubbery was cut away revealing the walls with their Victorian Training Wires still in place.

The pretty double bedroom with vintage furniture, has good storage and a very comfortable bed. All linen is supplied including towels and if you stay more than a week, your linen is changed of course.

The newly decorated lounge has a very comfortable Knowle sofa, cosy leather armchair; and the attractive feature fireplace is useful for cooler evenings; round pine dining table with dining chairs; a large flat screen TV with Freeview and good choice of DVDs; radio and CD's, and a bookcase offering a varied selection of books and novels for whiling away a relaxing afternoon on the garden swing!

Wi-Fi available free.

The kitchen has everything you need for self catering, with a fast Ceramic Hob; fan oven; coffee maker; fridge/freezer; microwave; dishwasher and washing machine. Fully equipped with crockery, pots and pans plus utensils. Should we have missed anything, please do ask.

The Cloakroom and separate Shower Room have heated towel rails.

SEAVIEW is the perfect Winter break accommodation to chase away the cobwebs! ENQUIRIES TO OWNERS 01271879593)


Seaview offers good access to local Blue Flag beaches, with Woolacombe Beach just 4 miles away and voted Best Beach in the whole of Europe in 2016. The Tunnels Beach in Ilfracombe offers safe sea bathing with a great cafe for coffee, snacks and ice cream. With good Coastal Walks and Exmoor on the doorstep you will be spoiled for choice. A day spent in the lovely soft, North Devon sea air, rated among the best in England, is often claimed by our guests as the answer to a restful night's sleep! The lovely comfortable bed helps too we often hear!

Pay a visit to our local theatre on the seafront, The Landmark, with full entertaining programmes of Summer shows, and with the multi screen cinema on the High Street offering all the very latest movies there is entertainment for all tastes.

Enjoy a day out sightseeing and return to Seaview for that BBQ, a glass or two on the patio and the beautiful sunsets we are blessed with here in North Devon, end your day perfectly.

Seaview Garden Apartment is available all year round for those hardy folk seeking fresh invigorating walks on Exmoor and the lovely coastal walks around here!! Of course there is always the opportunity to snuggle up after that walk, catch up on your reading,and just relax. (or chill and watch our collection of DVDs!) Don't forget this is a COSY cottage with efficient gas central and a feature fireplace for cooler evenings.


More Details

About Us

Anne Symonds
43, Portland Street
EX349NL Ilfracombe
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Anne & Graham Symonds.
Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Anne & Graham Symonds.

As I have always loved the coast, retirement seemed the right time to make that longed for wish and I moved to North Devon. Every day looking out across the water never ceases to delight with yachts and ships sailing back and forth. The signal from Saint Nicholas lighthouse strikes it's blue light all night long telling sailors they are almost home. The lively pretty harbour is a constant hive of activity with the catch of the day unloading and boat owners working on their sailing craft in readiness for another busy season.

I have lived here in North Devon for 18 years and in that time my husband and I have rejuvenated a sad, forgotten fruit orchard neglected for over 20 years, but now bearing an Autumn harvest. We furnished cosy Seaview Garden Apartment with antique and vintages pieces and it now accommodates 2/3 guests.

Without fail holidaymakers marvel at the view across to the Welsh Coast as I still do, and enjoy the wonderful sunsets. I have made my dream a reality to live by the coast and Ilfracombe has so much to offer all age groups so we have friends of all ages now.

Anne & Graham Symonds. purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Anne & Graham Symonds. chose Ilfracombe

Seeing that view when I turned the corner from Portland St, made up my mind before even viewing the property. The garden was drowning in weeds and so un-loved, but the worst was the orchard as it had disappeared from view under huge brambles and was being used as a local dumping ground by lazy people!

It HAD to be rescued and the view was priceless, so it became a project of a lifetime. There is always something calling for needy attention, but that is why I have a retired builder for a brilliant reliable maintenance man. It Also Helps That We Happen To Be Husband and Wife!!

What makes this apartment unique

The surprise of a hidden garden with stunning views and the orchard below was just too tempting to ignore. The lovely sunsets were such a bonus and you can't put a price on a STUNNING view!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets most welcome. Let owners know what type/size of dog please. Pets can access orchard too! Low Rental Garage available nearby please enquire.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Separate Toilet.
  • Shower Room with, new for 2017, powerful adjustable Sports Shower and for super hygiene the shower cubicle is lined with the latest Aqua Board. Separate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , KING SIZE BED AND EGYPTIAN COTTON BEDLINEN.
  • Vintage furniture with lots of storage and hanging space for all your personal belongings. Comfortable King Size bed with Luxurious Topper and Egyptian Cotton bedlinen for a great night's rest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sporting types are well catered for in the Ilfracombe area from a choice of deep sea or line fishing, diving, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, bowls, golf and swimming from Blue Flag Beaches in the local area. Coastal walks and beautiful Exmoor beckon walkers of all abilities. Our great local bus services take you around the area at your ease. Barnstaple is easily reached in 20 minutes and THE PANNIER MARKET has daily market stalls to tempt you. Wednesday is popular with hunter for Antiques and Collectables, but get there before 3pm for the best on offer before they get snapped up! So garage the car in our low cost rentedl garage and use the bus to explore! If you have a bus pass too,you are on a winner!


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Vintage Furnished Garden Apartment, Pets Welcome! BBQ on Large Patio & Seaviews!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. So much so that we have booked to stay again next year. The property is very well equipped and beautifully furnished, and the view from the terrace is stunning. Anne and Graham made us and our dog feel really welcome, adding to a very relaxing break. 10 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you all here enjoying the fine weather and seeing you relax with your lovely dog, 'Noble' Alfred! Ilfracombe is named after King Alfred (Ilfra), and combe means valley, so Ilfracombe is Alfred's Valley steeped in history from the Iron Age Fort on the top of 'Elephant Hill' all the way through the centuries to The Tunnels, dug out by Welsh Miners in the 19th Century giving access to the 2 separate beaches used by Victorian ladies and gentlemen which is now a fantastic Wedding Venue! Great to hear you have booked again for next year and we look forward to welcoming you both and of course ALFRED!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location , beautiful view owners are lovely very helpful.

Cottage have everything you need and it’s very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great Hosts

Great Cottage

Great View

Great Everything 😄

Thankyou Anne & Graham xx

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ........and Great to have you all here enjoying the sunny weather and lovely views, plus so glad to hear you slept "like a log" after your days out in the fresh Devon air. You are welcome back any time!
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Beautiful fully equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely hosts Anne and Graham. Beautiful cottage central to all amenities. Close to beaches and lovely to see they welcome dogs too.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved our recent guests and they brought the most gorgeous Dachshund with them, Gino was his name and 'look at me' was his game. Delightful! We loved his owners too and after they all left, Seaview was so clean and tidy it looked as though no-one had ever been in there! Thank you Sian & Mike. Come back any time! We have a great space on the patio plus down in our restored orchard which now has an additional area for you to relax, take in the view and enjoy the lovely sea air. Time to plan that BBQ!
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Beautiful position

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic few days. Great place and very helpful owners. The accommodation is very comfortable (especially the bed and sofa!) Home from home. My dog really enjoyed herself and was made to feel very welcome. Lots of fantastic walks too.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is all one level everything you need is available lovely views on the patio over to the Harbour and out to sea. The hosts Anne & Graham were lovely to meet very freindly not in your face but on hand if you needed anything. Spotlessly clean very cosy lovely bedroom with really comfy bed a lot of attention to detail in the Kitchen, lounge and Bedroom will definitely be recommending to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed just chilling out here in North Devon! We love meeting people here at Seaview Garden Apartment and Angela and Roy were perfect guests. Little Tigger was a darling! XX We would love to see you all again. If you are looking for comfortable easy to use accommodation, we have it here, plus the stunning views are a bonus. There is always so much going on in and around Ilfracombe you will be spoiled for choice, but if you just want to enjoy a quiet spell that is on offer too. Parking is easy now that we have secured a garage nearby, but anyone with a Blue Badge can park free at all times in the street.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
High St and Harbour
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Ship to Lundy Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ilfracombe Links Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Choose from Tapas,Fish,Asian,Italian,Fine Dining!
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

There are many super beaches in the area. Surfing is popular as the most invigorating of water sports at Saunton Sands,Putsborough, Croyde and the beach voted the best in Europe in 2016, Woolacombe, less than 5 miles from here. There is also an indoor swimming pool less than a half mile from our holiday cottage.

A great farmer's market every week offers superb local produce and is highly recommended.

Walking on beautiful Exmoor beckons, or do an easier Coastal walk. Stunning.

There are so many good restaurants here in Ilfracombe offering local produce and fresh-caught catch of the day fish, plus The Olive Room is a Michelin Star restaurant in Fore St. People travel from other parts of Devon because of the choice and quality of our restaurant menus! Got to try local food on holiday! Our locally brewed cider is a must try. You will want more of this amber liquid, such a delicious and refreshing drink.

Try a trip to Lundy Island and see the puffins that have now returned to the island. A welcome sight. There are many local trips available along this protected coastline Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to spot seals, and dolphins if you are fortunate.

A local 11th Century Manor House, stunning CHAMBERCOMBE MANOR is an absolute must is you enjoy history, antique furniture and stories of a rather spooky nature involving this famous haunted house. I personally have experience of it! Don't forget to say "you cannot come with me" or you may find you have a spirited visitor around!!! (FACT.)

Many of the local restaurants are just a short walk away so you will be spoiled for choice from Tapas to Michelin Star, and Fore Street is where it's at!!! The oldest pub in the area in the George and Dragon, in use by the locals long before the Tudor or Elizabethan age. A Great Atmosphere and just a minute's walk to the harbour area.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Seaview Garden Apartment offers the benefit of efficient Gas Central heating at the flick of a switch on demand. The Autumn Rates are tempting and competitive for this cosy one bedroom property plus the bonus of a lockup garage nearby at a small charge of only £3 a dayfor rental.

The Christmas and New Year celebrations in Devon are traditional with superb local food served in nearby pubs and inns. Also Ilfracombe boasts a Michelin Star Restaurant at The Olive Room. The local lobster is reputed by all who appreciate fine cuisine to be the most delicious ever tasted. Indeed, a very special meal for very special occasions, for very special people!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.