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Character Victorian House, Tunnel Beaches At End Of Road, Very Quite Location

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 10. 5 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.

Beautiful very Large Victorian Property, large hallway, Queen Anne staircase, with high ceilings and ceiling roses, open fire, uniquely quiet setting yet near to all amenities.

Comprising of a 25 ft Lounge Room with 12ft ceilings, Sky TV, Wifi, a 35 ft long Kitchen and Dinning Room, Range Cooker, Dishwasher and handmade kitchen with larder, a Laundry Room with Washing Machine, Dryer and Victorian Dryer. There are 5 Bedrooms, comprising of, 1 King Size with Double Shower En Suite with Sky TV , 1 King Size with Bath and Shower En Suite, 1 Double with Double Shower En Suite,1 Twin En Suite Bathroom, 1 Twin with Separate Toilet.

The house has a long Victorian driveway with room for 4 cars by the house and is set quietly with approximately half an acre garden with Wilder Brooke at the bottom, the garden has ample room for barbecues and playing room, with part level lawned, large trees and a very natural terraced garden setting leading to Brooke.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About The Owner

A ceramic artist former trapeze artist , who has taught meditation for some 30 years, now a passionate disabled artist

Instagram rachwellbeing

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose North Devon

This is a very calm and relaxed home, with all the comforts of home away from home, the house has character and charm especially suitable for those wanting to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle but close to all amenities and beaches, No pets so good for animal allergic people but still very natural and suited to nature lovers.

What makes this house unique

The house is very private but accessible, with a very calm feeling ideal for those wanting to get away and relax, it has a natural feel with wooden ground floor and very high ceilings, large windows and a beautiful staircase.


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: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Character Victorian House, Tunnel Beaches At End Of Road, Very Quite Location
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

It was the house I was looking for, and hoped for, easily accomodating nine adults and two children

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasant an happy stay for my wife and me, three grown up children and two granddaughters. The house is generously proportioned and well appointed. Could do with a few more cereal bowls perhaps, but really our only complaint was the owner not following through, or perhaps not noticing that I had not responded to the directions she says she emailed me before we departed our home in Adelaide, Australia. I don't doubt her word, but surely it is incumbent on

Owners to ensure that their tenants have been briefed before they leave home. I feel sure most people would respond with a thanks or even OK at the very least. Even if there is no response, it only takes a couple of minutes to follow up with the appropriate querie -that directions and key location have been received. Because of that absence of follow up, I managed to clock up nearly £100 in mobile international roaming charges in trying to contact the owner and three sons who were reluctant to leave their respective homes without reasonable prospect that they would have a roof over their heads!

Fortunately the agency was very helpful in tracking down the owner, who fortunately was not herself away on holiday and we received a very timely phone call and all was well.

It may seem fussy, but aside from the telephony charges, we were subjucted the unnecessary levels of stress, following an early but complicated departure from Seville earlier in the day.

As well as liking the house, we enjoyed Ilfracombe and surrounding area and the family holiday was adjudged the success we had hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Timothy As I already said snd apologied the site already has all details and sends an automatic e mail with all my details I give permission for , I gave the permission some 2 weeks before and had no idea you did not receive, I also thought you had my phone details as I put in my e mails, and can only again apologise for you lack of mail and have no idea why this failed even after asking Ownersdirect and sorry for your extra costs. I often get no responses from mails I send. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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An interesting and attractive house, although in need of some TLC in places.

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean and well maintained, and as described in the details. The owner and her housekeeper were friendly and helpful when we had queries. We had problems with the heating on arrival, but this was quickly resolved by Kaz, although some radiators remained temperamental throughout our stay. One twin room didn't warm up at all, and the children ended up sleeping in their parents' room instead, as it was far too cold for them. The kitchen / dining room provided a good social space, and making a fire in the lounge created cosy evenings.

It was a shame that garden was locked, as the children would have benefited from somewhere outdoors to let off steam, and it looked lovely on the website. We weren't informed that it wasn't accessible.

We loved being able to walk to the beach and the town; the beach was great for scrambling over rocks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sad to hear now that the family were cold still as I offered a plumber to come out and look at heating and see if needed anything, I was told it was not needed and the guests were happy after Kaz had been and not a problem any more. Since the guests left I did get the plumbing checked and it was found that a radiator had been turned off on the pipping by a previous guest possible. I am bewildered that you had an issue with what you call the garden and were you seemed to think the garden was is not intact the garden but a courtyard not for guest use as there is a half acre garden at the front of the property which cannot be locked and has a steam in as show. In the pictures on the site? I have no idea why this was not mentioned to myself or Kaz as I could have explained the garden is at front of the property and delightful for. Gold ten to play in and can be used fir ball games etc. I am happy to help with any guest issue but do need to know if any to help especially with directions or services. I am perplexed Steph did not ask and has written a negative report about these two pionts whenboth could have been avoided easily especially not seeing where the garden was. Regards Rachael
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A Few Days in the Surf

  • 4 of 5

The house is nestled into the hillside down a quiet leafy lane and can easily accommodate 10 people - even at the dining table. It used to be a B & B so each room has its own facilities, which is always a bonus.There is a brook at the bottom of the garden with decking area over the water and the whole setting is very pretty.

We surfed at Woolacombe and dined at The Quay, Ilfracombe, both of which I would recommend, along with a swim in the sea bathing pools at The Tunnels. We all had a fabulous time in this house and wished we had stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family retreat away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the size and location of this house, it’s a little difficult to find (down a private road) so take note of the owners directions, the house plentiful space for all ages (we had 75 - 7), and importantly lots of bathrooms! Even though we were there in November, the house soon warmed up, and in the evening we all enjoyed the real fire. The house is about 10 minutes’ walk down a steep hill to the town and 20 minutes to the quay. We really enjoyed walking off our excessive eating. The house was well equipped with all you need in the kitchen for cooking at home. We appreciated the dishwasher, Wi-Fi and especially the Sky movie channels we don't have at home. Locally we were very impressed with the choice of quality restaurants in the town, even though the high street at first glance looks a bit weary, an afternoon wonder round the shops produced interesting and unique Christmas gifts and some great customer service. Adele's cafe was our favourite for breakfast (near the lifeboat station) a few of the restaurants had closed until mid-November.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, I am really glad you and your family enjoyed and had a fantastic time at Wellbeing, Ilfracombe and the surrounding area, you were delightful guests. All the best Rachael
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ilfracombe golf course, Saunton
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many quality restaurants
Nearest Beach

Very close to some of the best beaches in Europe , Woolycombe , Saunton, croyde, great surfing and walking a unspoilt part of the U.K.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ilfracombe, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn Break 2015
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half Term2017
15 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
8 night minimum stay
Winter Break
23 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
27 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
31 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,000

10 % Discount is offered now for early bookings before May

A cleaner can be arranged daily or at request of guest at a rate £15 per hr

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.