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3 Bedroom Cottage With Stunning Sea Views, Close To Heart Of Ilfracombe

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bed Cottage in Ilfracombe, N Devon with sea views

No. 2 Castle Terrace is a small 3 bedroomed cottage which has an attractive enclosed garden with two terraces a summer house and a decking area at the highest level offering views out to sea and across to Wales. There is also space at the rear for private parking.

There are 3 bedrooms, one double, one small with bunk beds and a back single bedroom. The cottage is ideal for family holidays and could just accommodate a family of 6 as an extra bed can be provided in the back bedroom, but it is not large enough for groups of more than 4 adults

We have just had a new kitchen installed and some decorating work carried out, so the property has been closed until end May.

The garden to the rear is tiered so supervision of small children is advisable and unsuitable for ball games but hey, you have the beach nearby!

A short (steep) walk takes you directly to the harbour where you can walk around the sea front amenities, including Damien Hirst's statue Verity. There are plenty of local attractions a short drive away to cater for all tastes, plus of course the beautiful coastline with the exciting Atlantic waves crashing in on the beaches.

More Details

Jim/Alice St. John
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Jim/Alice St. John

We live in Bristol with our 16 year old son Joseph - all the other childern have fled the nest! I work in construction, and Alice is currently studying British Sign Language.

Jim/Alice St. John purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jim/Alice St. John chose North Devon

We bought the cottage in 2008 as we fell in love with Devon especially Ilfracombe and the surrounding area. No matter what time of year, it is always an absolute pleasure to be there, even in the winter months.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with 3/4 bath and shower over, plus wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: The garden is stepped providing several patio areas and a summer house. There is wooden garden furniture which can be arranged at any level, plus a charcoal barbecue and chiminea. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer Cleaning / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen is included plus towels..


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3 Bedroom Cottage With Stunning Sea Views, Close To Heart Of Ilfracombe
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews

Fantastic location, lovely little property.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, the photos of the sea view do not do it justice, it really is stunning. Perfectly based in Ilfracombe, can walk down into town easily. Steep walk back but invigorating! House has everything you need and was very comfortable. I will miss it, had a great week. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Cute, charming and quaint!

  • 4 of 5

The little house with a big heart and character!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

10 - 15 minute walk from the harbour and beach and with a parking spot which is handy in Ilfracombe. I would recommend this as an ideal base to explore North Devon as there is plenty to do. It is a steep walk back to the property but this is Ilfracombe which is mostly hilly and we soon got used to it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely family holiday

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and well presented - and it felt more like a home than a holiday cottage due to the nice decorative touches. It was well stocked with everything we could need. Jim and Alice were very helpful and easy to communicate with. We had four days of gorgeous weather so were able to eat out on the patio in the back garden (the sunniest bit is half way up, so we moved the furniture to make the most of the evening sun). The walk to the Harbour front going down only takes 5 minutes, but it's a rather more strenuous walk coming back up. Great to be on a hill, though, to make the most of the lovely sea views. The only downside was the damp smell in the bathroom, so we had to keep the window open constantly. A very enjoyable stay, though, and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, this is exactly how we like guests to feel about the cottage. Also thanks for the comments on the bathroom which I assume has arisen from recent guests who had a flood in there. I will address that damp odour as soon as I can.
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Overall very good impression except for the fridge in the kitchen

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Ilfracombe, our only reservation about the property was

The size of the fridge. We had expected it to have been replaced but it was a small fridge with the old fashioned built in freezer, no good for keeping ice creams frozen or for cooking meals in advance and freezing. With a family of six you definitely need a bigger fridge/freezer. Also it might be a good idea to mention that the cottage is not really suitable for a disabled person. I couldn't manage the many steps from the parking at the back of the property to the back door and there were also steps from the front down to the road. I managed with a lot of help but I can still walk a little, a lot of disabled people can't manage any steps.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We only have a small fridge with freezer compartment as they cottage is only intended for small groups and we always inform groups of 6 that it is a bit cramped. However if this is an issue for guests we can provide a separate freezer. We also mention in the details that due to the terrassing the cottage is not suitable for elderly or infirm.
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A home from home Devon delight

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at the cottage it is a home from home had everything you needed and was clean and tidy. The sea views were fabulous as was the weather we had ,very peaceful location. Gary did forget the low ceilings and bang his head a few times .Also Jim is very helpful and supportive. Would recommend a visit to the smugglers for food it was excellent

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks really glad you had a great time. Hope they head isn't too sore!
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The beach is a short walk or drive away and provides plenty of interest for all ages with beach combing, fishing and numerous crabs to be found hiding beneath rocks at Hele bay nearby. You can take boat trips around the bay to investigate the coastline and local wildlife, or out to the beautiful Lundy Island.


Barnstaple is approximately 1/2 hour drive away with its famous pannier market. Woolacombe beach is 15 minutes drive, as is Croyde Bay providing plenty of surfing opportunities.

Further Details:

Ilfracombe is the largest local town offering shopping facilities with many varied restaurants and cafes to suit all appetites.

The famous Victorian tunnels and swimming pools are on the front, along with the Aquarium, crazy golf. The Landmark Theatre provides live entertainment throughout the year.

There is plenty to see and do around Ilfracombe, including the Sculpture Gardens and restaurant, and numerous Manors with sweeping Landscaped Gardens. To be found close to the cottage is Chambercombe Manor and Tea rooms with gardens leading down to the picturesque Hele Bay.

Nearby Lynton and Lynmouth with its water powered cliff railway.

Walkers can follow the coastal paths and enjoy the fabulous views and wildlife including basking seals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Term
7 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring half term
27 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer term
3 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn term
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required to secure your holiday dates. The balance should be paid 6 weeks in advance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, can be negotiated out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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