Large completely refurbished Victorian terraced house with a wealth of original features and sea views from all front rooms. Modern insulation on walls and ceilings, thermal solar water heating system, Cat 6 wifi to all rooms, TV. Large sitting and dining area with beautiful fireplaces and open fire. Modern fully fitted kitchen. First floor has1 kingsize 4 poster bedroom with handbasin, twin beds bedroom and large family bathroom with cast iron slipper bath and shower. Second floor has 1 double bedroom OR twin beds bedroom with bathroom with shower and sea views. Landscaped rear garden with wisteria covered pergola, dining for 6 and BBQ. Off road parking space and no parking restrictions in road
- House1162 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 8 nights
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms,close to beach and a swimming pool. Outside dining, BBQ
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Aug 2018
My husband and I love restoring houses. We both come from art and architecture backgrounds with a wealth of experience in the antique and restoration trade. My husband had his own London based landscape business before moving into property renovations. He has lovingly landscaped the rear garden, creating an intimate yet spacious eating area in our south facing garden and surrounding by pretty, fragrant planting.
Alison purchased this House in 2013
Why Alison chose Ilfracombe
We love this house. It has high ceilings, tall windows and full of light. South facing rear garden dining area that has been carefully landscaped to include brick built BBQ. The three storey house has sea views from all floors too! We have carefully restored original architectural features and flooring to a high standard, decorated with Farrow and Ball paint and selected comfortable mattresses. We have chosen new and antique furniture, modern and traditional original artworks. We have created a most energy efficient home, without spoiling the Victorian structure.
What makes this House unique
Ilfracombe was established as a Victorian holiday destination and built in the 19th century. It holds the charm of the 'Victorian holiday' with an active fishing harbour but with all the expectations of a 21st century holiday. It is full of life and with lots to do. The house is 4 miles from the popular surf beach of Woolacombe, 8 miles from Croyde and in shooting distance to masses of amazing attractions or activities. Unlike the surf beach locations, Ilfracombe has lots to see and do on bad weather days and in the evenings-all within walking distance and for all ages.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Well thought out with everything you need for a family to stay. All items generally up to date and the property/contents do not look tired.
A Great Holiday in a lovely house for a special occasion
The property was wonderful and loads of space for our group of 4 adults and 3 children. The views from the house are great and you can see the house from down in the harbour looking up as well. The extra touches like a the lemon drizzle cake, box of tea bags and real coffee waiting there for when you arrive makes you feel like you are checking into a hotel. We were there to celebrate my mum and dad's 50th wedding anniversary and they loved it. Thanks for sharing you lovely home with us.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. I have a week in august I can offer at discount
Lovely house and location
The house is lovely, well laid out and all rooms are beautifully decorated. It is in a good location but it is quite hilly, so if walking up hills is difficult, this could be an issue! My only small criticisms are that the bath towels provided are quite small and although the bathrooms, kitchen etc were very clean, the rest of the house was dusty and didn't look as if it had been cleaned for a while (lots of dust, dead insects etc on the window ledges). I only mention this in case the owner is paying for a company to clean, as I don't think they're doing a particularly great job! But other than this, I would recommend the place and I would return. We had a lovely week!
Walk to the harbour to view Damian Hurst's sculpture "Verity" or eat in his excellent restaurant. Hike along the Tarka Trail or Exmoor. We are 500m from the beautiful South West coastal path. Experience walking the National Trust coastal Torrs . Lyndon has views over the harbour and ocean from every floor and overlooks the ancient site of an Iron Age fort. Ilfracombe has a cinema, theatre and active fishing harbour. There are dozens of fine quality restaurants, galleries and a thriving craft shop community. Visit the wonderful 'Tunnel Beaches'- a Victorian private beach with safe, enclosed sea swimming area. The surf beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde are minutes away by car or a regular bus service. Locally - shooting range, golf, fishing, walking and biking in the surrounding fabulous countryside. For the younger children- visit Ilfracombe's eccentric collection at the museum, Aquarium and crazy golf. Ride on a mini train from the end of our road to tunnel beaches, swimming pool 200m away, Watermouth family theme park and castle,Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Ilfracombe sea safari. Day trips to Lundy island
We do not accept hen/stag parties or same sex groups. If the property is left in an unreasonable condition, cleaning charges will be deducted from breakages deposit. Check in 4pm, check out 10am. £150 breakages deposit. 4 date bookings 80% of weekly rate, 3 day bookings 70% of weekly rate. Ask for quote for smaller groups