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6 Bed Regency Townhouse With Sea & Harbour Views - Perfect Family Holiday Home

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

House in Ilfracombe, North Devon, England - Perfect House For Family Party Or Celebration. Pets Welcomed. 5 Minute Walk From Harbour And Beach

A wonderful North Devon family holiday home, sleeping 12 + in 6 bedrooms it is perfect for families and large groups, with ample living space, stunning sea and harbour view, sheltered garden and private parking. Located on the edge of Ilfracombe town you are an easy walk from shops, great pubs, restaurants, take-aways and bistro. Pets welcome.

Private parking in Coach House next door to house.

Kate Collet-Fenson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Kate Collet-Fenson

We are the Collet-Fenson family - Kate & Duncan, Lucy and Charlie. We live and work in Buckinghamshire but love to escape to North Devon at any opportunity. In Bucks we live in a shared house with my parents, who being retired spend much of the year traveling and looking after Lantern House on our behalf. As a family we love to ski but have found that surfing is a great deal more affordable and practical to do on a regular basis. We love Ilfracombe and North Devon for its quirkiness and opportunities, there are some many unexplored areas, secret coves and adventures to be enjoyed, we can't keep away and love to share it with friends and family. We have set up the house with family and friends in mind, so all you need to do is turn up!

Kate Collet-Fenson purchased this house in 2007

Why Kate Collet-Fenson chose North Devon

We bought Lantern House in 2007 because as a family we love surfing, paddle boarding, sailing and dog walking. We have spent many happy holidays at Lantern House and my brother and his family have re-located to Ilfracombe because we have had so much fun there over the years.

We are a 3 generation family and have kitted the house out to suit all ages, it is a great party house and works really well for self catering groups. Ilfracombe is perfectly located for a mixed group holiday. There is access to rock pool, bucket & spade beaches in the town and then a short drive away you are at the award winning surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde and just a few miles from the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park.

What makes this house unique

Being on the edge of the town, we have the convenience of shops, cinema, swimming pool, tennis court, crazy golf, pitch and putt and seaside fun all within a short walk. We have on-site car-parking, right next door and a bus stop outside the house. We often find that we park the car and don't move it for a week!

The house is kitted out for big family groups and we pride ourselves in the how well equipped the house is. We aim to ensure you can cater for up to 18, with big pans, dishes and plenty of crockery and cutlery, plenty of storage, fridge space etc. We also have filled the house with fun, so that should you have the "odd" wet day there is plenty to keep all generations amused and happy.

Dogs are very welcome - dog walking in the area is amazing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ilfracombe in Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor
    Large Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 1st Floor
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , 2nd floor
    Toilet - Toilet , 3rd floor
  • 1st Floor - Very large family bathroom with wc, bath & shower 2nd Floor - Cosy family bathroom with wc, bath & shower 2nd Floor - WC 3rd Floor - WC
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Rose Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sea View. 2nd Floor. Next to WC and Bathroom. Sink.
    Family Suite - Dbl - 1 Double Bed , 2nd Floor. Adjoined to Family twin room. Next to Bathroom
    Family Suite - Twin - 2 Single Bed , Adjoined to Double room. Ideal for child
    The Capstone Room - 1 Double Bed , Sea View. Close to WC. Third floor.
    The Harbour Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Sea View. Third Floor. Near to WC
    Attic Twin - 2 Single Bed , Third floor. Sink in room. Near WC
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - super king with sea views and sink in room Bedroom 2&3 - adjoined family suite with room with double bed and twin bedded room adjoining. Bedroom 4 - double with harbour views Bedroom 5 - double with sea views Bedroom 6 - twin with sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Outside: Private, enclosed garden with sea and harbour views. Outside tables and chairs, BBQ, patio and lawn. Use of the "Coach house" for parking, surf board storage. Utility Room: Washing machine and separate tumble dryer, airing cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels included. House is prepared for your arrival, extra linen provided for additional week stay. House managers live in town should help be required. Other: Parking provided in "coach house" next door to house. 3 cars. Shared with local business - access required at all times

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

South West

Wonderful 60th celebration for friends...

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the owners were extremely helpful and accommodating: friendly and supportive throughout the booking. Thank you. The house was really well equipped and worked brilliantly - great location, loads of parking, great dining table and games room. Good to be able to walk easily into town and down to see Verity - but still quiet. Great combination. The views to the sea are lovely, and a good spot for getting to coastal walks.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie thanks so much for a glowing review. We enjoyed helping you sort out your weekend out and Sue and Mel were very pleased to help with your extra accommodation needs. We hope to welcome you back one day - if so, drop me an email and we can make sure you are offered our friends and family discount. Hope you and your friends have a wonderful 60th year x
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Great location and very helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with the most accommodating owners. I could not fault this accommodation in any way and would most definitely stay again. The house itself is very spacious with lovely views over the harbour and walking distance to shops and harbour.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Value for money

  • 3 of 5

We were a party of 12 with a mix of all age groups from 9 to 85. The house is spacious and in a good position with car parking, and the harbour is only a 10 minute walk down hill through the park. The games room was a plus for the kids making use of the pool table. The house though is 'tired' and needs updating but to be fair this is reflected in the price.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect family house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Lantern House and as brilliant as our first. The house is ideally located, just a short walk to the harbour and the views from the house are amazing. It is well equipped for catering for 12 people and the playroom is perfect to keep young children occupied. I have no hesitation in recommending Ilfracombe and Lantern House for a perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted when you rebooked and are so pleased Lantern House worked so well for you. I also hope you found what we find - the more you get to know Ilfracombe and North Devon the better they get. If you follow us on Facebook- we will often promote certain weeks at great prices to 'Friends of Lantern House' https://www.facebook.com/lanternhousedevon/ Thanks again Kate and Duncan
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! So much space! And the views were stunning. We took the RIB out from the harbour for an exhilarating tour around the coast, surfed at Woollacombe and had a lovely meal for my birthday in a restaurant,The Habit, two minutes walk from the house. We had clean, fresh linen and the huge bed was so comfortable I slept beautifully. The 'through' bedroom was perfect for my daughter and her three girlfriends; they could chat until the early hours of the morning from their own beds.

The parking was a real bonus in the coach house and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. Kate was lovely to deal with and went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. I can't wait to go back, I really found it hard to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House is perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped house especially for children. Plenty of space for everyone and good location. Very impressed and would love to stay again xx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Special FB Offer
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for confirmation
Please contact owner if you wish to request an alternative rate - such as repeat bookings and 'Friends of Lantern House Discount'

Changeover Day:
Check in from 16:99hrs
Check out by 11.00hrs
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