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Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property


Farthings Nest provides a great holiday base for those looking to explore this part of North Devon. The annexe is located half a mile up the hill from Ilfracombe's main High Street, with its wide choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, the harbour and other town attractions are just beyond this. A trip out in the car will be a must for those looking for spectacular coastal scenery, sandy beaches, rugged coves and inspiring coastal and Exmoor walks. The ground floor annexe was completed to a high standard in July 2014 and its elevated position provides garden views across the town and coastline towards the National Trust Torrs. A short level walk through the garden gate takes you to the private entrance. Inside feels calm and welcoming with a coastal theme throughout. A short corridor off the main living area leads off to the bedroom and around the corner is the very spacious split-level bathroom. There is also a storage cupboard provided. Part of the garden directly in front of the living room window is set aside for guests use. Here you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine and plan your next day's adventure, out and about in this beautiful part of Devon.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open plan living/kitchen/dining/ area with 40" flat screen Smart WiFi TV, Blu-ray disc player. Kitchen area with electric ceramic hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher. Living area with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping arrangements). Bedroom 1 with King and Smart WiFi TV/DVD. Bathroom with shower over bath, heated towel rail, WC and basin. Storage cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Controllable gas central heating. Regret no pets. Highchair and travel cot. No smoking. WiFi. Short breaks available. Garden furniture. Use of part of shared garden and patio area. £50 refundable security deposit. Driveway parking for 1 car. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Stephanie

No need to use the car as there are a number of attractions within walking distance including the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, the unique Tunnels Beaches, fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park, Hele Cornmill and Chambercombe Manor, one of Britain's most haunted houses.

If it's entertainment you are looking for, you will find numerous events and festivals throughout the year, many based on the quayside at the historic harbour and at the prestigious Landmark Theatre on the seafront.

There are many fine and award winning beaches, from secluded coves to the wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. For a unique beach experience visit 'The Tunnels' in Ilfracombe, holders of a blue flag and seaside award or Hele Bay to the east of the town also award winners, for good bathing and rock pool exploring.

You will find plenty to do in and around Ilfracombe with a terrific range of activities available to suit all tastes including walking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, horse riding, cycling, surfing, walking, sub-aqua diving or simply exploring.

Stephanie purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Stephanie chose Ilfracombe

Explore North Devon

A short distance by car or bus are the spectacular golden sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Saunton Sands, a mecca for surfing and a children's paradise.

Ilfracombe is ideally situated for you to explore the spectacular coastline and the delightful moorland reaches of Exmoor with its rolling hills and quaint villages. South of Ilfracombe is Barnstaple with its famous Pannier Market and Butchers Row and a mixture of recognisable chains and independent retailers. Further South and you come to Torrington, a quaint Devon town with cream teas galore. To the west are the beautiful Hartland Peninsula and the market town of Bideford. On the coast and estuary you will find Appledore, Westward Ho! and Clovelly, one of the last feudal villages.

What makes this apartment unique

Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor National Park you will find the scenery spectacular. Words somehow cannot fully capture this natural beauty, this 'great outdoors'.

The North Devon Coast path stretched from Hartland in the West, to Lynmouth in the East and encompasses such a variety of countryside, from the mighty hogback cliffs of Great Hangman, to the sweeping golden sands and wild surf at Woolacombe, to the calmer waters of the estuary of the Taw and Torridge rivers.

The coast path between Woolacombe and Lynton with Ilfracombe at its heart is breath-taking in more ways than one. Why not base yourself in Ilfracombe, walk a section of this path each day and be at one with nature.

Ilfracombe is also perfect for a wide range of different walks using your car or public transport. North Devon offers rolling Devon countryside inland and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) hugs the spectacular coastline to Cornwall. Along this coast you will find vast sandy beaches, impressive headlands, the International Biosphere Reserve at Braunton Burrows, quaint fishing villages and lighthouses.

In the other direction you will find one of the most beautiful and challenging National Parks, Exmoor. It is a walker's paradise. Hundreds of miles of quality footpaths and bridleways await you to take you away from the crowds and into tranquillity and stunning scenery. Open moorland, deep wooded valleys and high coastal cliffs can all be included in one walk. Rushing rivers pass through untouched villages and farmsteads. Red deer and Exmoor ponies roam freely across the moor. Even returning to Ilfracombe will be a shock to the system after experiencing this peace and solitude.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a beautiful apartment with no expense spared to make it very comfortable. A lovely outside area and parking made it ideal, thank you.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Heated Towel Rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Travel cot available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Flexible stays - 3 nights 75% of full cost, 4 nights 80%, 5 nights 85%, 6 & 7 nights full cost. Ask owner to confirm cost for you. They'd be very happy to help.


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Spotlessly clean, everything we needed in the property and lovely garden with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week. We are keen walkers but the property is very elevated, hence the wonderful views from the property, but well worth the extra effort for us. The less mobile would need transport up and down, to and from Ilfracombe town/harbour. Lovely hosts, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean & Bob for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Farthings Nest. We will continue to work hard to offer the best accommodation with attention to detail in all respects. Glad you enjoyed the birds around the garden and our amazing views across Ilfracombe, The Torrs and the coastline. Summer solstice is very special here; with the sunset straight opposite our property; can't wait to see it again this year!
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Fantastic Farthings Nest.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week long stay in Ilfracombe at Farthings Nest; an ideal base for a walking holiday for my partner & I. The apartment was beautiful, very comfortable and well equipped with stunning sea views from the lounge. Great range of restaurants and bars in town to cater for all tastes, from fish and chips to a Michelin-starred restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Gary and Jackie for choosing Farthings Nest and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in beautiful North Devon. We've made more fantastic improvements including a king-size solid oak bed and cloud-like mattress. Decorated throughout and new curtains, blinds and soft furnishings to make it even more sumptuous. We hope this lovely area calls you back and you will visit us again. Best wishes from us both.
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Excellent quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

A very stylish, spotlessly clean and well-maintained apartment. It is very well-equipped with everything you would need - a home from home. We particularly appreciated the attention to detail, like the provision of a good make-up mirror, a heated towel rail, plenty of good quality hangers and fresh flowers in the lounge. The welcome hamper with everything for a cream tea was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick and Helen for this great review. It was a pleasure having you to stay in Farthings Nest and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We will continue to work hard and offer the best experience we possibly can to holidaymakers. We hope you will consider returning to North Devon with its magnificent scenery, charming coastal towns and beautiful beaches. We would be delighted to welcome you back here at Farthings Nest.
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Perfect bolthole, beautifully equipped with stylish decor.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend a week in North Devon ! Farthings Nest lived up to all expectations and more !! Greeted by a cream tea , the atmosphere only got better as we explored the well planned apartment . Everything was pristine and the decor was superb -echoing the sand and seashore. We were blessed to have such glorious weather and to open the curtains to see the sea in the distance was magical . Mitch and Steph our friendly hosts were on hand to help with any queries.

When we plan our next trip to Devon , Farthings Nest will be our top choice !!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hazel and Eric. It was a delight to meet you both and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The weather was glorious and we also enjoyed the amazing sunsets. As we head for mid-June, the sun moves around to absolutely opposite our property which is breath-taking as the sun shines across the sea. We look forward to welcoming you here again. With our best wishes.
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Our stay at Farthings Nest 31stDecember 2016 - 7th January 2017

  • 5 of 5

This Property is part of the ground floor of a lovely Modern house with a view over the town of Ilfracombe to the sea. We found it to be perfect for us for a short winter break and as a base to get around to the coastal villages including Lynton/Lynmouth and to explore parts of Exmoor. We arrived in the afternoon and found the cottage was complete with some Christmas decorations and a lovely welcoming Cream Tea. It was warm, comfortable and also completely as described. In fact, it is the best we have ever experienced anywhere. Perfect in every detail:-

spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, modern, equipped with absolutely everything.

We really enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend Farthings Nest.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. Your comments are heartwarming and very much appreciated. It makes all the hard work and commitment of providing such a high standard of accommodation and customer service worthwhile. We are encouraged to continue to offer holidaymakers the best experience we can and are extremely happy with your wonderful review. Our very best wishes to you both, Steph & Mick
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The property was everything you need and more

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely had everything you need it was well maintained lovely views nice coastal walks around that area would recommend this property to friends etc

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Annette & David, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Farthings Nest. It is always great and encouraging to get such positive feedback. This North Devon coast is so beautiful around Ilfracombe and the town has plenty of quality restaurants and pretty harbour. We are so glad you experienced the coastal walks and enjoyed the wonderful scenery the area has to offer. All the trees are changing colour on The Torrs now and the sea and sky are never the same from one day to the next. Such a diverse place and we are delighted you chose it for your holiday. Thank you and our very best wishes, Steph & Mick
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Discover Ilfracombe No need to use the car as there are a number of attractions within walki...
Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
M5 Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Michelin Star
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Day Holiday
14 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
Whitsun Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term Holiday
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year 2019
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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