This fabulous 4 Star "visit England" certified first floor apartment is conveniently situated just off the High Street within a few minutes walk of the bustling heritage harbour area, Landmark Theatre and the fascinating Tunnels Beach. Beautifully renovated throughout, the open plan living room is light and airy with comfy leather sofas, glass topped table and white fitted kitchen area giving a contemporary feel which will appeal to all age groups. Large bay windowed French doors open onto a spacious patio terrace having wonderful far reaching sea and harbour views including a great view of world famous Damien Hirst's "Verity", its just perfect for leisurely breakfasts while making plans for the day ahead. The cosy bedrooms are stylishly presented with fresh crisp Egyptian cotton linen and pocket sprung luxury mattresses are served by a pristine modern bathroom, Belle View is a perfect choice for couples or small families looking for a central location in this popular seaside town with a great choice of pubs, restaurants and shops just a short stroll away.
Belle View is owned by father & son duo John & Luke, who are builders and developers originally from Birmingham. After a lifetime of holidays in Devon, both as a child and young man, John fell in love with the area & in 1994 John and family finally made the move down!
It was in 2009 that John & Luke purchased the building which was in need of extensive repair. The building was split into 4 apartment units, finished in 2011, with Belle View comprising of the whole of the first floor.
Luke takes care of the majority day to day management of Belle View and has so far enjoyed preparing for & meeting the guests reminding him of the feeling he got when he too used to come down & enjoy Devon! He looks forward to & takes pride in ensuring your stay in devon is comfortable, enjoyable & memorable
Luke Bullivant purchased this apartment in 2009
The property was initially a large house, called 'Belle View House' (hence the name of Apartment 1!) before being turned into 'Portland Apartments' in 2011.
It was brought as long term investment with the view to achieving 4 long term rental apartments. Because the development was to 'keep' and not just to 'move on' the level of finish was that much more personal than you would expect, this becomes apparent when staying at Belle View.
Late on in the development Luke & John, both previously holidaying in North Devon saw that Apartment 1 with its large roof sun terrace and stunning views was perfect to be offered out as holiday accommodation, it was for that reason that in the 2011 Belle View first became available for short term breaks on part of England's stunning coast line.
Contemporary Apartment ~
Stunning Views ~
Light and Air ~
Modern Living ~
High Level Large Sun Terrace ~
Convenient Access To Local Shops, Restaurants and Bars
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"We found the property perfect for us and would book again - fresh and comfortable" ~ Mr M Ellis, Apr 12
"Beautiful apartment with loverly views. Very clean and well equipped. Ideal location too! Perfect for our honeymoon." Lyn & Ant, (Nottingham) Oct 12
"Had a great week, perfect views & apartment great for our needs & spotlessly clean. Views amazing & great location! Thanks" ~ Vickie, Aaron, Isaac & Reuben Parhshead (Bristol) Aug 12
"We had a great weekend. The apartment was perfect, just what we were after. Absolutely amazing views. We'll be back again in a flash! Thanks" ~ Paul & Hannah Jun 12
"Property was to a high standard of cleanliness" ~ Mrs J Patel 13 Sept 2013
"We had a great stay, love Ilfracombe. Very Comfortable flat. Great views. Lovely landlord. Gorgeous Place" ~ The Egan Clan 2014
"Fabulous panoramic sea views from the balcony very easy access to town, beach and local shops. Well placed, good location, Excellent, Highly recommended." ~ Mrs B Coates 2014
"All had a great time, would recommend to others. Wish we could of stayed longer and didn't want to go home. Loverly time and would come again! Thanks for the stay and hope to come next year if poss! Again thank you!" ~The Daglish Family 30th May 2014
"Very nice place to stay. A week full of sunshine and wonderful walks along the coastal path. We felt very comfortable. Nice View." ~Astrid & Sabine (Germany) 14th Jun 2014
"First time in Devon, really enjoyed it! Weather great! Visited lots of overly places- Clovelly, Woolacombe and Lynmouth. Hope to come back! P.s. Try SURFING!" ~ George, Louise & Jacqueline (Bad Duerrheim, Germany) 21st June 2014
"Loverly apartment, good outlook. We had a loverly time" ~ Mr. Coleman 25th Jun 2014
"A wonderful, sunny 5 days in Ilfracombe- Not nearly long enough! Fantastic apartment to come back to each day. Breakfast on the terrace with those wonderful views will be badly missed!! Thank you." ~ Diane & Brian Stevens (Whitchurch, Bristol) 3rd Jul 2014
"Had a great time here. loved the local pubs, especially with the real ales. Great views from the hills. patio was great for catching the sun and having a few wines!!! :) Nice to see dusk with seagulls lined up on roofs in the distance from the living room, can't fault the apartment, really nice" ~ John & Donna (Derbyshire) 2nd Aug 2014
"A loverly comfortable flat which felt like home! Loved the view. Lots of loverly places to go and see or walk to. Great week with fab weather!" ~ Owen, Pat and Michael (redding) 30th Aug 2014
"What a place you have here! Thanks for the wonderful time! Enjoyable base for our third wedding anniversary break! Would definitely recommend!" ~ Carl and Claire Freeman Sept 2014"
"Despite the weather we enjoyed our time in Ilfracombe, will defiantly book again during the sunnier season. We found the apartment more than comfortable and what a fab little town!" ~ Mickey & Lynda (London) January 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Belle View. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. It was chilly on arrival but once we switched on the central heating we were very warm. The shower was excellent. We didn't use the oven as chose to eat out in the town. Great choice of pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. Enjoyed Woolacombe and Saunton Sands. Perfect walks for our very loved dog. Barnstaple was a lovely town to visit. Would definitely recommend.
We booked the apartment last minute as my husband was working in illfracombe and suggested that I went with him for a break . We were pleased to find out that we were allowed to take our dog as well . On our arrival we met John who gave us the keys and showed us to the apartment . The place was very clean and smelt fresh the apartment is modern and light and airy and the view to the sea is a bonus . Having the balcony was a godsend as it meant the dog had freedom to watch the birds at the same time being safe . Any problems we had like the front door not locking properly the second day was rectified as soon as we told John. The place felt a little cold to start with although the heating was on it was a cold week but yet again after mentioning it a heater was provided which was lovely . Luke and John are very friendly and more than happy to help where they can , we would definetly use the apartment again if we are that way
Mike and Kim
A lovely apartment which was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Beautiful views from the terrace and we were very glad we went for an apartment with a terrace as the weather was sunny and warm. The beds were very comfortable as was the lounge furniture. Definitely worth its 4 star rating from the Tourist Board. Although on a main road, we didn't find it particularly noisy and certainly heard no loud noise from the other apartments. The basin had two plugs and the toilet flush was not broken. Easy walking distance to the Theatre and Harbour and many lovely restaurants. We really liked the rooftop restaurant at the Admiral Collingwood on the seafront, a great place to eat, drink and watch the lovely sunsets. We would definitely stay in this apartment again if visiting Ilfracombe and would thoroughly recommend it. Would just say that the terrace furniture was not to the same very high standard of the indoor furniture but that is just a minor point!
Didn't realise the apartment is right on the A399! Traffic noise until late at night. Woken in the early hours of Friday morning by a couple in a neighbouring apartment having a drunken "domestic"! Also frequent thumps and footsteps from the flat above. Still no plug in bathroom wash basin and toilet flush still broken, as reported by the previous reviewer last Autumn! Balcony furniture could do with being replaced.
Bit of a building site next to the property. Other than that... the property was clean, the large TV was nice and the sofa and bed very comfy. Good location (but limited parking nearby) with some excellent restaurants in Fore Street and High Street, especially Combe Cottage, The Olive Room and Relish Bar and Bistro. Would recommend Belle View but would suggest bringing earplugs, especially if you're used to silence at night, as we are!
The flat was clean recently renovated but with minor glitches :the oven was unreliable the bathroom hand basin lacked a working plug reported but not rectified toilet flush broken bin liners not provided.
Local facilities were good plenty of quality restaurants close by stunning coastline and countryside.