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Harbourside 19th Century Cottage With Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Prime position with large terrace overlooking the picturesque quayside. Two minute stroll to 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, take a stroll across the quay to get a closer view of Ilfracombe's newest and most talked about arrival, Verity or you may be lucky enough to catch the lifeboat station personnel running through their launch drills. 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

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 at 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 Ilfracombe

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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: The master bedroom on the 1st floor has fantastic views onto the harbour, with ample built in storage, a double bed and a daybed. Bedroom two is situated on the ground floor, has French doors with a view out to the harbour. It contains a double bed, an antique pine wardrobe plus built in storage. Bedroom three is at the rear of the Cottage with adult size bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
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. There is a landline at the cottage for incoming calls & super fast broadband with 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 roo

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Harbourside 19th Century Cottage With Sea Views
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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: 21-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Great house in an ideal location.

Everything you needed for a great stay with a wonderful view over the harbour. The garage was a bonus for easy trouble free parking. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, lovely setting, lovely town.

  • 5 of 5

House was everything we wanted and needed. Well equipped and very warm and cozy. It’s a unique place. We would stay again no problem.

We did have a few maintenance issues, the owners were straight on it and couldn’t do enough to remedy the situation. Something’s can’t be helped.

Overall we had a lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great position and view

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable relaxing cottage with all you need.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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5

The most idyllic cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a perfect location. Very well equipped with everything you might need.

Enjoyed walks along the coastal path with the freshest fish & chips for tea, followed by the wine & chocolates very kindly left by the owner.

Would love to return in the future. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A characterful cottage, well equipped in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, comfortable and roomy. Warm and with wonderful views across the harbour. Attentive owners who think of everything like water bottles, books on the area etc. We hope to return .

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Manor Cottage overlooks the Quay, with Harbour Beach less than a minutes walk. Tunnels Beaches is 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Woolacombe is about a 10 minute drive away. Croyde and Saunton Beaches are approximately 20 minutes by car.

The North Devon coast is scattered with secluded coves and inlets

Travel:

Exeter airport is 64 miles away, with a park and ride available in High Season, taking you to Ilfracombe High street and the Harbour.

Regular and convenient Bus services run to Barnstaple, Braunton, Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe.

The nearest train station is Barnstaple. Tiverton Parkway is approx an hours taxi ride away, with a regular service to London Paddington.

Distances:

Distances:

Barnstaple is 11 miles away. Bideford, 22 miles. Lynton and Lynmouth, 17 miles. Croyde, 8.9 miles. Woolacombe, 6 miles. Braunton, 8 miles. Exmoor, 10 miles.

Further Details:

The cottage is a few minutes walk from Fore Street and Quayside, the site of a number of excellent restaurants, bars and pubs. High quality independent butchers, bakers and grocers provide a courteous and friendly service for those days when you may wish to cook for yourself, and you can even walk down to the quay to buy fresh fish landed that day. It is quite possible to meet all of your needs without leaving the town as it is still intact as a small town of independent retailers and a regular farmers market, with a minimal presence of big chains. With cinema and theatre in the centre of town and a burgeoning artistic/gallery community there is opportunity enough to while away rainy days, should you have any.

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Prices & Availability

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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.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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