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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, spacious ground floor accommodation, patio and WiF

An extremely spacious victorian townhouse with beautiful views over the National Trust Torrs, this property makes the perfect family getaway.

The bustling town centre of Ilfracombe is within easy walking distance and offers an array of shops, pubs and award winning restaurants. Further attractions include the quaint harbour where you can enjoy fishing trips, a visit to the aquarium, theatre, cinema, swimming pool, art galleries or Damien Hirst's spectacular Verity statue.

There are stunning cliff-top walks over the Torrs within 5 minutes of the property.

A trip to the nearby spectacular sandy / surfing beaches i.e. Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands are a must and are all within a short drive of Primrose House.

Alternatively visit Ilfracombe's Tunnels Beach just a 5 minute walk. Or enjoy a round of golf at Ilfracombe Golf Course which boasts a sea view from every tee.

The accommodation is perfect for families and friends to share, as it is arranged over three floors with beautiful Torrs views from the front of the property.

Primrose House has FIVE bedrooms.

~The top floor comprises of one double bedroom, one bunk room and large family bathroom with roll top bath, shower and WC.

~The first floor comprises of the master double bedroom, additional double and single bedroom/TV room, along with a second family bathroom also with roll top bath, separate shower and WC.

~The ground floor comprises of large lounge with sunny bay window, feature fireplace, chandelier, chesterfield sofas, Satellite TV/DVD/BT You View, stripped floor, Persian rug etc.

The spacious and well equipped Kitchen/diner features a handmade oak kitchen, granite worktop, range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, hi fi and large dining area.

~Outside guests can enjoy the sunny courtyard garden with garden furniture and BBQ.

Bed linen, towels, gas/electric, central heating, travel cot and high chair are included in the rental price. The property also has the benefit of an extensive book, CD and DVD library, Play Station 2 with games and numerous board games for all the family to enjoy.

BT Wi Fi & BT Sport

Ample roadside parking, dogs are welcome by arrangement (ground floor only) regret no smoking inside the property please.

Perfectly located for weddings at the historic Holy Trinity Church and Tunnels Beach.

Sorry we can only accommodate Saturday changeover dates. During June to September all stays will be charged at the full 7 day rate.

Please feel free to email or call if you need any further information about the property or local area.

More Details

Caroline Oliver
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Caroline Oliver

I'm a married mother of two who grew up and lives in London. I'm also looking forward to enjoyment my retirement in North Devon in a few years time.

Caroline Oliver purchased this house in 2010

Why Caroline Oliver chose Ilfracombe

My family and I have taken holidays in Devon and Cornwall for many years.

We love the great beaches, scenery, surfing and friendly people, so North Devon was the perfect choice for our dream seaside home.

The towns amenities and facilities are all within a short walking distance (5 -15 minutes) of Primrose House. This includes several supermarkets, theatre, cinema, indoor swimming pool, a range of pubs and award winning restaurants including Damien Hirst's 11 The Quay, located in Ilfracombe harbour.

There is a wide selection of tea shops and enjoying freshly cooked fish and chips whilst watching the boats at the harbour is a must.

There are numerous fantastic beaches within a 10 minute drive of Primrose House, including the award winning Woolacombe Beach

What makes this house unique

Primrose House has lots of original features, including fireplaces and tiled floors.

Repeat visitors will also benefit from a discounted rate during the off peak season, please contact me for more details.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Primrose house was in good location close to town and amenities but with lovely few views of the Torrs. It was well equipped and felt like home from home with all the little extra touches. Decorated and finished to a high standard with spacious double rooms and two lovely bathrooms. Our granddaughter 3 years old loved her single room as it had a fireplace which meant Santa could deliver her presents directly even if she was 9 months early! Had a lovely stay the only detraction was the parking but during the day we were able to park outside for loading and unloading. Overall highly recommended though people with physical disabilities would have trouble with access and stairs.
Mar 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud music after 10pm please, we have nice neighbours and we trust our guests to respect them too
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Family bathrooms located on the first and second floors of Primrose House
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot , Travel Cot Available (including bedding)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - Adult bunk room
  • 5 bedrooms - 3 Doubles, 1 Single and 1 Adult Sized Bunks located on the first and second floors of Primrose House
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful house with everything you need and perfectly located

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We booked this property in Ilfracombe as we were at a wedding at Tunnel Beaches. There were 7 in our party including 2 kids and the layout of the house was spot on for us, plenty of room on each floor, modern spacious bathrooms and lovely double bedrooms. The kitchen/diner and lounge areas were perfect, with modern units but maintaining the period features. A nice outside area to the rear too - really felt like home from home!

We would recommend this property highly to anyone visiting the area and if there again will re-book!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback Duncan. So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Primrose House and appreciated the 'home from home' feel we've created. We'd be more than happy to welcome you back to stay next time you're visiting the Ilfracombe area :) Thanks Caroline
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Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Tunnels Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

1. Prices are subject to change until the booking has been confirmed.

2. Bed linen and house towels (as provided) is included in the rental charge, however the use of additional bed linen and towels will be charged at the rate of £50 to cover additional laundry costs. This will be with held from the security/damage deposit.

3. The security/damage deposit may be used for any repair and/or replacement of the Property, furnishings, fixtures and fittings that are necessary after your stay. We will return the security/damage deposit to you following a full property inspection, less any deductions in accordance with the conditions listed above.

4. If you need to cancel or amend your Booking you must email us as soon as possible. A cancellation will not take effect until we receive confirmation in writing / via email from you.

5. If the booking is cancelled less than 28 days before the stay is due to start then the full rental amount is still payable and there will be no refund made.

6. Sorry we cannot accommodate midweek / short stays during June - September. All stays will be charged at the minimum 7 day rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.