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Harbourside 19th Century Cottage With Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

25 Reviews

4.8
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great property fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The property has fantastic views overlooking the harbour and has a great terrace for sitting out. Inside it has a quirky layout which adds to its charm. The property is well equipped and has high speed broadband with a large smart tv.

The property has a garage which is useful as parking is at a premium in Ilfracombe..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Manor Cottage, it could not be in a better location the view is stunning. The cottage is wonderfully welcoming, we spent hours on the terrace admiring the view and enjoying the odd glass of wine.

Ilfracombe is a lovely town and has some great restaurants, it was a shame we only had a weekend to explore it. We will definitely return to manor cottage but next time for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quirky Cottage in fantastic harbour location

  • 5 of 5

This property is a lovely home from home, all the mod cons and great facilities in a characterful cottage. The terrace is a great place to people watch, you can even catch the RNLI on their practice evening (Thu). It really is in the ideal location right in the harbour area, you won't get a better view unless you are up one of the surrounding hills looking back to Verity. We recommend and hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great with a capital G

  • 5 of 5

It was a fantastic cottage and had everything you need and more. View and harbour fantastic. Service from owners first class. I would not visit many places twice as there is so much of the country to see, but I will be going back here. Really relaxing and lovely place to be

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Loved staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Great house to stay in and excellent location. Quirky layout and we loved the terrace over looking the harbour. Facilities were A1 and the wet room was a nice touch too. Bottle of wine, biscuits and milk on arrival were much appreciated. There were only 3 of us and a dog, but a large family or even 2 small families would feel comfortable here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, comfortable, superb views

  • 4 of 5

This is a quirky but well-equipped cottage, especially the kitchen and the excellent walk-in shower/wetroom.

The first floor terrace is a particularly attractive feature providing superb views across the harbour, which includes both leisure craft and commercial fishing boats.

The integral garage is another really useful feature.

Boat trips for both sightseeing and fishing are available nearby.

There are number of decent restaurants and pubs in the immediate area, some offering locally-caught seafood. Ilfracombe town centre is a short, walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 11
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£520
 
 
Rate 12
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£850
 
 
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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront

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

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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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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