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Detached Edwardian Villa with Large Car Park Sleeps 16



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Close to Beach and Level Walking Distance to Harbour and Restaurants

Town centre location with parking for 8 cars. Large light and airy house benefitting from maximum sunshine.

Two large lounges, one with open fire; dining room seats 16, with small conservatory offering views of the terrace; large kitchen with farmhouse style seating; utility room with super size washing machine and tumble dryer. 8 bedrooms, two with king sized beds, three with double beds and three twin rooms. One twin and one double bedroom on the ground floor for easy access. All bedrooms have their own bathroom. Huge hall and landing with original stained glass window and parquet flooring.

Landscaped grounds of approximately half an acre. Large level lawned area to one side with all weather barbecue area and picnic tables seating 16. Mediterranean style terrace outside kitchen and dining room offering generous space for al fresco dining. Steps leading to large terraced garden with views across the town.

Adjacent to the award winning Tunnels Beaches, a popular wedding venue, and within short walking distance of the seafront, theatre, harbour and many superb restaurants, including Damien Hirst's 11 The Quay. A 10 minute walk to see Verity, Damien Hirst's unique statue overlooking the harbour entrance.

We offer a pet free environment and so are unable to accommodate dogs.

The bus stop offering regular services to Barnstaple, Woolacombe and outlying areas is just across the road.

Close to the South West Coast Path and easy reach of some excellent walks over Exmoor.

The Tourist Information Centre is just along the road where the friendly staff will give you details of boat and coach trips, and the many local attractions.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We came to Ilfracombe and fell in love with the town and Westaway, which we converted to a guesthouse. When it came to retiring, we couldn't bring ourselves to part with Westaway, so we opened it as a self catering holiday villa.

We don't like rules and regulations ourselves, and so we don't impose them on you. We have always put our guests first, and were proud to achieve a five star rating, the first in Devon.

We invite you to relax and enjoy yourselves in the comfort of a home from home, and we are nearby if there is anything you need.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Myself and my partner got married at The Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe June 2012. Westaway Villa is spacious and homely and a real bonus was its location, literally next door to the Tunnels and a 2 minute walk to Ilfracombe restaurants, bars and harbour. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Westaway Villa.

I stayed here for my daughter's wedding at Tunnel's Beaches. Westaway Villa was beautifully decorated and everywhere was spotless. The grand entrance hall and staircase proved the perfect backdrop for photographs with the bride on the wedding morning. Like a five star hotel with masses of space and everything you could possibly need, and a well equipped kitchen and utility room.

9 of us stayed April/May 2012 for coarse fishing. The villa is vast, and very, very well equipped. If you're looking for a good fishing location, for a large group, then you won't be dissapointed with this gem of a place, it has everything and more.
Feb 2010
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Large family heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We had the most comfortable week ever in this amazing property. We are a large family group of 12 adults,2 teenagers, 1 child and 2 babies. This house met our every need from ample parking space for 5 cars and a large van, to private toilet and bathing facilities for each bedroom. Noise does not carry at all throughout the house so baby night feeding or early morning risers with children did not disturb anyone else throughout the week. The kitchen is superbly equipped with cookware and crockery and there is plenty of fridge and freezer space. My sister in law is a fanatical washer so was in her element in the laundry room which houses a large top loader washing machine and an industrial size drier. The grounds are beautiful and ideal for outdoor eating with plenty of seating and tables in different settings around the grounds. We were given a warm welcome from the owner who made us feel very much at home and there were fresh flowers waiting for us,not to mention the 2 bottles of wine! We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ilfracombe Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous week staying at Westaways. It was a superb house to rent for so many of us. The facilities were excellent and we had no complaints at all. Loved the Tunnel Beaches for the little ones and the beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough for surfing. We hope we may be able to visit again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We're so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at Westaway and made the most of the wonderful attractions we have in Ilfracombe and North Devon. We hope you come back to see us again some time.
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Wonderful seaside gem

  • 5 of 5

From the outset, before we arrived, Lynda offered advice, information, then sorted out the new heating system and answered all of our questions! Thank you. The accomodation and location were perfect for our large, family group coming together from Cheltenham, Leicester, Stafford, Maidenhead and Scotland. A rare occasion for us all to be together for more than a few hours! Our eight Grandchildren decided there was a kid's and adult's lounge! We watched the lifeboat come in from a resue operation, enjoyed good weather, ate out in local restaurants, went to the local beaches daily and visited local attractions. Hele mill, ,cream teas and beach are well worth a visit.

We also had family photographs taken by a local Photographer, recommended by Lynda (who has been Mayor on three occasions! ) Everything was superb and catered for all our needs and ages from 3.5 to 72 years. Thanks to Lynda and Richard for their hard work, welcoming gifts and kindness.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that Westaway Villa contributed to this special get together for your family, and thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review.
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What a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The welcome flowers were a lovely idea.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We all liked having our own en-suite facilities and the house was so comfortable to 'spread out' in.

You have thought of everything and the facilities/kitchen equipment was brilliant.

Ilfracombe is a lovely area and the house is in a perfect situation.

Would definitely recommend this property to others wanting to stay in Ilfracombe.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our own hotel

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Westaway with a group of 16 adults. I can honestly say the accommodation was perfect, the bedrooms are all huge and there are plenty of reception rooms. The location is superb, literally next door to The Tunnels. It was like staying in our own private hotel, we would definitely stay in this property again. The Terrace Tapas bar was also really good.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Easy Living

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the the time we left, West away Villa felt like home.

We were a group of 14 family and friends who were all holidaying together for the first time. We chose this house because we felt that there would be enough room to accommodate us yet have enough space so that we didn't feel as though we were on top of each other. That box was well and truly ticked.

As we all trundled into the expansive hallway trying to decide which room to check out first , we all thought that the photos didn't do it justice. It looked like it did in the photo but what you couldn't have anticipated was the homely feeling - and it was everywhere. From the clean and we'll equipped kitchen (miraculously for me, I didn't feel the need to put the contents in the dishwasher before using anything - I can be a little OCD) to the cosy second reception room which we fondly called The Ladies' Lounge. (We had log fires in there most nights. Amazingly, there were no arguments about who would have which bedroom because they were all great! Everyone said their bed was comfy!

After relaxing at the beach ( which really was just next door)- on the second day there, the rain abated long enough for us to enjoy the multi - levelled gardens and patios by having a barbecue. There wasn't a single room or area of the home that we didn't use.

When we got back from quad - biking covered in mud, it was easy to go in through the utility room, leaving our muddy clothes in the washing machine en route to our own bathrooms! (What a relief that was - no waiting for a shower.) Hallelujah!!

The weather in Devon was changeable but I wouldn't have changed anything about the villa we stayed in, it's proximity to the local attractions (We hardly used the cars ) or the great customer service provided by the owners Lynda and Richard.

I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the proximity to the town and all the amenities. When you see Westaway Villa you will understand why we bought it. Quite apart from the house, it's a wonderful place to live, and to spend a holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wetherspoons at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Ilfracombe Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Angel at 300 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tunnels Beaches at 20 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal location for accommodation for wedding parties attending weddings at The Tunnels Beaches, fast becoming a very popular wedding venue. Gig racing, kayaking and canoeing are all popular sporting activities in Ilfracombe. Walking the South West Coast Path and Exmoor National Park, with a fine choice of restaurants in Ilfracombe to relax after a day's exercise, makes Westaway the perfect choice to stay. Several clay pigeon shooting clubs within easy access; gun safes provided for secure storage of guns.


The award winning Tunnels Beaches, now featuring their fantastic new wedding venue, is next door; the seafront at Ilfracombe is 5 minutes walk and the harbour a further 5 minutes. Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands with their surfing beaches are approximately 10 to 20 minutes drive away.


Exeter Airport approximately 60 miles. Bristol Airport approximately 90 miles.


Ilfracombe town centre approx 200 yards. South West Coast Path passes Westaway. Exmoor National Park less than 10 miles. Clovelly, The Eden Project, Bideford, Bude, Rosemoor RHS Gardens, numerous theme parks, attractions and zoos, all within a day's outing.

Further Details:

The Landmark Theatre 5 minutes walk and The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple 20 minutes drive - both stage top of the bill performers. The Lidl store is nearby; there is also an excellent high street 5 minutes walk away supporting individual retailers. Tesco store is on the outskirts of the town and for shopaholics Barnstaple is 20 minutes drive away, or you can leave your car in Westaway Villa's large car park and pop across the road and catch a bus.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 23
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 24
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 26
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 27
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 28
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 29
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 30
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 31
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 32
23 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 33
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 34
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 35
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 36
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 37
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 38
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for 30% deposit, with the balance payable six weeks before arrival by cheque or bank transfer, or by cash on arrival. Confirmation will be given on receipt of deposit. If booking is within 6 weeks of date of arrival full payment is required at booking stage. We advise you take out holiday insurance in case of cancellation as full payment will be required.

We don't take a security deposit, but we reserve the right to charge for excess cleaning and damage

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day, check in from 4.30pm; check out by 10am. Flexibility where possible by agreement. Short breaks available on request, diary permitting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It has a bathroom for every bedroom, and lovely landscaped gardens. It is ideally located close to the town centre and all the amenities. There is an abundance of fine restaurants - English, French, Italian, Indian, Spanish, as well as excellent pub food, all within walking distance. The Landmark Theatre offers a variety of shows. There are boat trips from the harbour along the beautiful Exmoor coast and to the island of Lundy, as well as sightseeing and fishing boat trips. Getting married? The Tunnels Beaches next door has been voted top wedding venue, and you can walk there from Westaway. Swimming, surfing, kayaking, golfing, horse riding, theatre, walking, dining, cycling, shopping, sightseeing - there's something for everyone.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1, 2, 3 en-suite with wc, wash basin and 4 foot wide shower. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 en-suite with wc, wash basin, with bath/shower over. Bedroom 7 en-suite with wc, wash basin, shower, bath Bedroom 8 with separate wc, wash basin, shower.


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds bed. Bedroom 4 with king size bed. Bedroom 5 with king size bed. Bedroom 6 with twin beds. Bedroom 7 with twin beds. Bedroom 8 with double bed.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Westaway is a member of the Walkers are Welcome network, and a member of the National Campaign for Courtesy. Ideal property, and location, for corporate bonding and team building activities Children are welcome. Visit our website www.westawayvilla.co.uk for further photos and details Outside: Level lawned enclosed area to one side with all weather barbecue facilities close to back door, outside wc, Mediterranean style terrace adjacent to kitchen and dining room with tables and chairs, steps lead off to south facing terraced lawns and gardens overlooking the town. Utility Room: Super size washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, sink and drainer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels (1 bath sheet and 1 hand towel) and bath mats included, all changed weekly. Property is cleaned weekly or between each visit. Hairdryer in most bedrooms. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Small study with desk area with books and children's games; large landing with seating area; large hall with seating area.

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