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Luxurious Detached House With Sea Views In Ilfracombe, North Devon

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Victorian Villa, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, 1/2 Acre Gardens, 5 Mins To Beach

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, a handmade wendy house & small lawn. 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.

Bedrooms:

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.

Bathrooms:

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.

Kitchen:

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.

Utility Room:

Laundry room with butler's sink, washing machine & tumble dryer.

Living Rooms:

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). 3 large sofas, 2 armchairs, log fire, dining table to seat 13.

Other:

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.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All linen & towels are included (but please bring your own beach towels). These are changed each week, along with a full clean.

Amenities/Facilities:

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

Accessibility

I'm afraid The Quarry isn't suitable for wheelchair users.

Outside

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

On our first viewing of The Quarry Paul and I fell in love with the incredible views, wonderful sunny aspect and the large garden that backed onto the coastal path. The house had been in the same family from 1890 to 1965, when the previous owners purchased it. They installed electricity & a few bathrooms - but nothing had been altered since. All the beautiful Victorian features were so well preserved. We spent 4 years restoring the house, but also adding many modern touches. I moved to Devon in 2003 from London/New York where I was working as an events director. Paul, who moved from London in 1999, had opened a DJ bar and restaurant in nearby Woolacombe. We lived at The Quarry until 2008, when we moved to Bath to run our nightclub.The nightclub has now gone, and we have an interiors shop (Pencil Tree in Bath) selling our art, midcentury furniture & vintage lighting. We adore returning to the house whenever we can.

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Location

From the Owner

Ilfracombe remains an unspoilt Victorian seaside town. The landscape is dramatic & inspiring - huge cliffs & hills sweeping down to the sea. We love the town for its quirkiness. So many other places on the coast have become identikit towns - the same shops and restaurants. Ilfracombe is resolutely independent. The Quarry has the best of both worlds. Walking distance of the picturesque harbour with its cafes, restaurants, boat trips & freshly caught seafood; but also a garden that leads onto the wild cliffs & secret beaches found on the SW coastal path. This area boasts many diverse experiences, all in close proximity. Long, golden sand beaches with perfect surf at Woolacombe, vast expanses of moorland on Exmoor and pretty Devon villages with traditional pubs.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 63 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cafe Blue Bar @ Tunnels Beach at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Saunton Sands Golf Club at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple Train Station at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : A361 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Espresso seafood bar and grill at 0.75 Miles Nearest Beach : Tunnels Beach at 300 Metres Car: recommended

North Devon has so much to offer - the surf of Woolacombe & Croyde, wild Exmoor with quaint pubs & dramatic scenery, pretty Ilfracombe with cafes around a working harbour (and great boat trips to explore the coastline), Saunton Sands with the UNESCO Braunton Burrows & the highly regarded Saunton Sands links golf course.

Coast/Beach

Just a 5 min walk brings you to the privately owned Tunnels Beach. There's a beautiful cafe with sun trap courtyard & a tunnel to the secluded beaches beyond. As well as the beach you can enjoy the Victorian tidal pool carved out of the cliffs & replenished with fresh seawater each day. Woolacombe Bay is a 10 min drive. This is a jaw dropping beach with 3 miles of golden sand, clear waters & good waves. Learn to surf here. Both beaches boast blue flags. Croyde & Saunton are nearby.

Golf

Saunton Sands Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the top links courses in the country. The magnificent course follows the dramatic UNESCO protected Burrows site along the shoreline. This is a 15 min drive.

Ilfracombe Golf Club – a beautiful course set into the hills with magnificent views out to sea. 5 min drive.

Willingcot golf course - 10 min drive.

How to get there

Nearest airport is Exeter (1.5 hr drive) or New quay (c.1.5 hr drive)

Distances

Ilfracombe town is a 5 min walk

Barnstaple - lovely local town with historic pannier market selling great Devon produce

Woolacombe - 10 min drive

Croyde - 15 min drive

Saunton - 20 min drive

Lynton/Lynmouth - 1/2 hour drive

Further Details

The artist, Damien Hirst, has a beautiful restaurant overlooking Ilfracombe Harbour. The 3 floors are filled with his artwork, and the food is wonderful.

Cafe Espresso offers simple fresh seafood, grilled meats & chilled champagne. Enjoy on a terrace watching the sunset.

The Terrace Tapas is a long standing, family run restaurant serving Spanish favourites.

For great Modern British food visit The Gendamerie.

Further afield - The Electric in Woolacombe, wonderful fish & other dishes cooked by Andy Bird (who featured in Rick Stein's food heroes).

Shops - Ilfracombe is an old fashioned seaside town with a long established butcher, local greengrocer, many bakers & a seafront fish shop selling the day's catch. There is also a large Tesco slightly out of town. The high street has a lovely cinema, banks & shops. The Landmark is a theatre & cafe by the sea.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
November & Dec 2016
31 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£550
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Christmas week
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 7 nights
£3,400
 
 
Jan, Feb, March
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£600
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
April
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£350
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
Easter week 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
April, May
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£740
for 2 nights
From
£370
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
May Half Term 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£740
for 2 nights
From
£370
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
Early July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£860
for 2 nights
From
£430
From
£975
Fri,Sat
£3,000
 
 
late July & August 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 7 nights
£3,600
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£740
for 2 nights
From
£370
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
October 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£300
From
£750
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
 
 
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£740
for 2 nights
From
£370
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
October 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£750
Fri,Sat
£2,100
 
 
Nov & Dec 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£550
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Christmas & New Year Weeks
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 7 nights
£3,600
 
 
Jan, Feb, March 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£514
for 2 nights
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£1,800
 
 
Early Easter week
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Easter week 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
April, May 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£743
for 2 nights
From
£875
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 
 
May half term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£543
for 2 nights
From
£950
Fri,Sat
£1,900
 
 
Early July 2018
2 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£914
for 2 nights
From
£1,100
Fri,Sat
£3,200
 
 
Late July & Aug 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,800
for 7 nights
£3,800
 
 
September 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£950
Fri,Sat
£2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£300
From
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,000
£9,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

OUR WEEKEND RATE IS FOR FRI & SAT NIGHTS, WITH SUNDAY NIGHT INCLUDED FOR FREE. EVEN IF YOU DON'T STAY OVER THE HOUSE IS YOURS ALL DAY & YOU CAN CHECK OUT AS LATE AS YOU LIKE.

Exact prices can be found on our own website I'm afraid our pricing structure doesn't fit into the generic Homeaway calendar. We offer week, weekend (Fri & Sat with Sun thrown in for free) and 4 night midweek stays. Its week stays only in peak season.

Changeover day is usually Friday or Monday. Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10.30am. Outside of peak season we may be able to offer a different changeover day, and a bespoke length of stay.

We do require a fully refundable damages deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Quarry was our home for a number of years, and so was furnished and equipped as this - rather than as a holiday let. In this way everything is provided, the kitchen is expertly equipped and no expense has been spared on appliances. Many guests remark on the comfort, quality & homely nature of the house and its contents. Paul and I are both artists, and the house is filled with our artwork, that of our favourite Cornish artist Brian Busselle and some wonderful vintage originals bought at auction. All the furniture is either antique, or handmade by Paul. Don't worry - we have kids and so have chosen robust pieces! The house also stands in 1/2 acre of gardens boasting wonderful views, perfect for kids to play or adults to hide away.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Business Center
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Groups
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Family bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Big room with great views.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Sunny room, views & a sofa (NB not a sofa bed).
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Cosy single room, NB no space for another bed alongside.
  • Bedroom 4 en suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King size room, en suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed, Sunny room with pretty views up to the hills.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, Light room with good views. Double bed & single futon bed.
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Big en suite room, TV/DVD, good views, single futon bed.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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 feet! NB WEEKEND RATE IS FRI & SAT, SUN IS FREE. 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.

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