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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 1 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
14 February, 2018

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 Ilfracombe

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 North Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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


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6 Bed Regency Townhouse With Sea & Harbour Views - Perfect Family Holiday Home
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Great 4 Days

  • 5 of 5

we all enjoyed staying at Lantern house there was plenty of room for the 3 families and the play room was a great hit with the children the kitchen was well equipped the room were all clean and very comfortable. there was ample car parking and we would not hesitate to recommend a stay here

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased your stay at Lantern House worked out. We do hope we can welcome you back one day soon. Always remind us of your previous stay so that we can ensure you are offered a ‘friend of Lantern House’ discount. Thanks again Kate and Duncan
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Spacious, lovely views

  • 4 of 5

Spent a lovely weekend here - plenty of space for the whole family (12 of us) to spend time together and apart!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are glad everything worked out for your weekend in Ilfracombe. We hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes Kate and Duncan
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Beautiful house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Lantern House is huge, there was 11 of us (ages 61 to 2) holidaying for a week, we weren't under each others feet at all. The playroom was used by all of us at some stage during the week, with so many toys for the smaller children and the billiard table for the bigger ones !! The position of the house in Ilfracombe was perfect for walking to the harbour or straight down to the town, saved a fortune of parking !! Will certainly be returning

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Overall a lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property with stunning views just needs a little attention here and there, mouldy shower curtain, had to clean patio furniture before use, loose tap in bathroom, cobwebs on chandeliers but overall a lovely house with a spacious homely feel with lots of indoor activities for all ages. We all had a lovely holiday and would come back again

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had our families staying here for our wedding at Tunnels Beaches. it is huge! worked great, loads of room, toy rooms, to either sit together of have your own time.

We had a post wedding BBQ which it was ideal for.

Stairs are really steep and there's lots of them, 66 i think the kids counted numerous times. Only say this as had my 87 year old Nanna there at the BBQ, not staying, but it is difficult for toilet access which is up a flight of stairs. Just in case you have less able bodied people with you. All of Ilfracombe/ Devon is like this really though.

But it was ideal for us. We loved it. Great communication and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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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Special interest holidays:




House Party

Hen and Stag Parties


5 minute walk to harbour

5 minutes walk to local beaches

5 minutes walk to Promenade

15 minute walk to Victorian Tunnels beach

20 minute drive to Woolcombe Beach (surfing)

25 minutes drive to Putsborough Beach (surfing)

30 minutes drive to Croyde Beach (surfing)


Ilfracombe - 0 miles

Woolacombe - 6 miles

Croyde - 10 miles

Barnstaple - 11 miles

Bristol - 103 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £200

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
Please contact owner if you would like an early check-in or late check-out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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