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Harbourside 19th Century Cottage With Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, England - Overlooking The Picturesque Quayside Within 50 Metres Of The Beach

Manor Cottage is a grade two listed building originally built in the 1820's. Situated in the conservation area of Ilfracombe Harbour, it provides guests with the opportunity to experience many contrasts; a traditional home with modern features; a bustling seaside town set within the rural beauty of North Devon: the calm of the Exmoor National Park alongside a vibrant surfing and artistic cultural life. With the sands of the Harbour beach only a moments walk away you can while away your hours watching the ebb and flow of the waters from the sun terrace, sample the fresh seafood landed that day or take a stroll across the quay to get a closer view of Ilfracombe's newest and most talked about arrival, Verity. Renovated and decorated to a high standard, Manor Cottage is furnished with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture. Well equipped with the amenities one would expect of the modern home, you can relax and get away from it all, or stay in touch and connected in comfort.


Property Manager
Liz
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Liz

As a family with two young children, we like to spend as much time near to the sea as we can. We always enjoy the time that we spend in Manor Cottage and have made every effort to make it feel like home. We are interested in good design and skilled craft, and feel that the Cottage reflects something of that, and as a result it feels like a good place to be, even on those rainy days we all have.

Why Liz chose North Devon

We have spent many happy holidays on the North Devon coast over the years and have long had an affection for Ilfracombe. A bustling town with its own beaches and close proximity to fantastic coastline and countryside, it still has the feel of a traditional Victorian seaside resort. With a range of local independent shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as the cinema and much loved museum for the children, we have often spent a week here with no need to leave the town.

What makes this cottage unique

Manor Cottage has given us the opportunity to swim before breakfast and dine on the beach. We have eaten fish caught that morning while watching the fishermen unload their boats on the quay below. We have discovered the joy of returning to a place that we and our children are familiar and comfortable with, where we know that we will be welcome. We hope that you will find the same and once you have visited, decide to do so again.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

4

A quirky cool place and clean. What a fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house very quirky at different levels. What a fabulous location with amazing views. I would of given five stars for holiday overall but not many places were open which for half term was a little disappointing. But if that does not bother you this house and the owners are just great.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a great location. A minutes walk from the harbours many shops and restaurants. The property was extremely clean and tidy and had a lovely quirky layout which made the best of the harbour views. The huge balcony is great and it was a shame we couldn't use it more, would love to go back in the summer so we could use it. I can't recommend the property high enough and if it wasn't already booked I would've been back in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Manor Cottage. We stayed with our two children who are 4 and 6 and their Grandparents. The house had everything we could possibly need for a long weekend (including a stove top espresso maker, vital for parents of young children!). It was warm and cosy, but with plenty of space for 6 of us and had really brilliant views over the harbour. The layout of the house is great. There were lots of children's books and games to keep the kids entertained. We didn't use the car for the three days we were there as everything was right there on the doorstep including lovely walks, beaches, pubs and shops. The booking process has been really straightforward and Liz the owner has been great at replying to any questions we have had. I would definitely recommend this property as a brilliant place to stay and we hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage overlooking the harbour.

  • 5 of 5

A great location with a big balcony at the front overlooking the harbour close to some great pubs and restuarants.

The cottage was clean beautifully furnished and had everything you could possibly need a real home from home.

The garage was a bonus as parking can be tricky and the shower room was amazing.

Perfect cottage to chill with a book and watch life slowly go by or use as a base to explore the area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect holiday home for the entire family

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Manor Cottage.

The house is perfectly located to get onto the beach or go into town.

Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday is available in the house. We particularly liked the huge shower room downstairs. And were amazed to be able to watch Netflix on the big TV in the cosy living room.

A couple of go-to-know things:

- We weren't able to park our monovolume car in the garage because of the awkward angle. And there wasn't always parking space in front of the house. We ended up buying a week parking permit.

- Though the terrace is lovely to sit out on, it was covered in shade this early in the year (April).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Harbourside Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Manor Cottage following a fantastic week in the summer. We were so impressed we booked again for a pre Christmas treat! The location is second to none with the terrace overlooking the harbour.. it is a great place for watching the world go by. We were lucky to have a full morning of the RNLI training in the harbour on the Saturday morning watched with a coffee on the cottage terrace! The accommodation is superb with everything you need for a family stay , we went with a family of 3 plus our parents in the summer and this time with our daughter and partner and there was plenty of room for us all. The configuration of two bedrooms on the 1st floor with a bathroom and a ground floor bedroom with its own spacious wet room and separate toilet are ideal family accommodation. The decor is beautiful and the owners have done a fantastic job in making it a real seaside getaway with all the home comforts. With all the facilities and attractions of Ilfracombe straight from your doorstep our car never left the property (which comes with a garage..bonus!). Gorgeous restaurants, bars, traditional pubs , shops and cinema all a short walk away...it truly is a relaxing holiday. The coastal walks are also straight from the property, as are the many little coves and beaches to explore...all dog friendly (apart from the Tunnels beach). I cannot recommend this place enough ...bravo to the very friendly owners who have made this a real home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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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 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£660
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,010
for 7 nights
£1,010
 
 
Early June 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
Late June 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£825
 
 
Early July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£970
for 7 nights
£970
 
 
Mid July 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 7 nights
£1,320
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
Mid Autumn 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£580
 
 
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£935
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£455
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to confirm booking.
A refundable security deposit of £150 will be required in addition to full payment eight weeks prior to stay.

Please contact owner for further details

Changeover Day:
Friday is the preferred changeover day. Please contact owner for more details.

For the Christmas and New Year period the changeover day will be Sunday 20th and 27th December

Notes on prices:
Part weeks and rates can be discussed with owner.

A 20% deposit will be required to guarantee booking, with remainder paid 8 weeks before your holiday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ilfracombe in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Wet room
  • First floor; A Family Bathroom furnished with period suite, refurbished brassware and antique cast iron claw foot bath. Reclaimed slate floors and splashbacks. Downstairs, a modern wet room, with multi-function drench shower and reclaimed slate floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - Adult sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has views onto the quayside, with ample built in storage, a double bed and a daybed. Bedroom two is situated on the ground floor, contains a double bed and has built in storage. Bedroom three with adult size bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Manor Cottage is a unique property equipped for the whole family. Mobile phone coverage can be poor in the area, but there is a landline at the cottage for incoming calls and secure wifi provides excellent communication links. For young children, travel cot and high chair are also provided. We are happy to accommodate a well behaved family pet. Outside: The cottage has three outside areas. On the ground floor, french windows from bedroom 2 open onto a small paved garden planted with perennials and hardy seaside plants, with bench to relax on whilst watching the world go by. On first floor level a sun terrace is accessed from the lounge. With unrestricted views of the harbour, quayside and the sea beyond, this space has a large teak table and chairs to allow you to enjoy the view whilst enjoying an alfresco meal. At the rear of the cottage there is a small sheltered courtyard accessed from the kitchen. Utility Room: Downstairs utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and reclaimed butler's sink. Reclaimed slate floor. Access to garage and secure parking. Access to separate WC and to the Wetroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Property serviced at changeover or weekly. Other: Below the Cottage in former boathouse is a garage which provides off road parking, storage for all seaside essentials and which can be accessed from outside or through the utility room

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