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Georgian Town House With Spectacular Sea Views



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
House in Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, 4 Minute Walk To The Sea Front, 15 minutes walk from The Tunnels Beaches

A fine grade II listed Georgian family home with many original period features including full length windows, open fires and ornate coved ceilings. Sleeping 10 in 5 bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, the property is perfect for families or groups offering spacious accommodation with panoramic sea views. The property has proved to be a popular choice for bridal parties and their guests who are using the nearby Tunnels Beaches for a wedding venue.To the front of the terrace is a raised flagstone walkway where residents often sit and enjoy fine views of sunsets in the summer months. To the rear of the property there is a private south facing courtyard garden and a car park for 4 vehicles. The Georgian House is situated on the edge of Ilfracombe between the Exmoor National Park and the surfing villages of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde. It is surrounded by some of North Devon's most spectacular rugged coastline and offers easy access to the coastal path. Ilfracombe has a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as Damien Hirst's 'Verity', art galleries, The Tunnels Beaches. a cinema, museum. Theatre and swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are two retired teachers who have enjoyed living and working in North Devon for more than a quarter of a century. We love walking, photography and the great outdoors and have yet to exhaust the potential of this area.

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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely period house with great sea views

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located close to the harbour, through steep streets and steps, and shops and restaurants are also very easily accessible on foot. The house is very confortable, nicely decorated and the views over the sea and Ilfracombe coast line from both lounges and from the master bedroom are fantastic. We appreciated both the gaz and the log fire, and also the fact that the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. We were welcome with a bottle of fizzy wine and a nice postcard of Ilfracombe painted by the owner. It was spacious enough for all of us, being a family of ten with children and elderly, and we had a great week. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad your family enjoyed both the house and the wide range of facilities to be found within walking distance of the house.
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Great spacious house well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Great spacious house well equipped clean and maintained. The owners are easy going and the check in at out was painless. Close to the town centre and good views. The only thing that was lacking was a good bbq/fire area (being South African and wanting to braai) otherwise a fantastic house all in all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your review.! The sea views are a particular feature of the house, remarked on by everyone who visits. There is a charcoal firepit/BBQ in the garden. Your comment has prompted us to consider the idea of a gas BBQ for the future. So glad your wedding went according to plan, congratulations and all the best for the future!
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Large, clean, well equipped house

  • 4 of 5

A very comfortable house for our 3 families to stay together (with children ranging from 3 months to 15 years). The property was very clean and tidy on arrival and we all had a lovely week in Devon. Beautiful view of the sunsets.

The only improvement would be blinds at all sides of the windows in the upstairs rooms, as the light coming in led to some early mornings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Georgian House and that everything was in order on your arrival. We have taken on board your comments concerning the window covering in the upstairs rooms and will take these into consideration when refurbishing later this year.
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Beautiful house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We'd like to thank Christine and Paul for an amazing week's stay in June. We were 10 guests visiting Ilfracombe for our wedding at Tunnels Beaches, so the house was to be used for bridal prep in the lead up to the big day.

From the get go - we booked quite a few months in advance - Christine couldn't do enough for us. I had a great feeling about it immediately, I was almost scared it was too good to be true! Chris was prompt with responses, extremely helpful and even offered recommendations for local restaurants.

When we arrived, the house was everything we hoped and much, much more. It's extremely well equipped - my (new) husband who loves cooking was very impressed with the level of kitchen equipment and assortment of glassware!

My bridesmaids and their partners all loved the rooms, and the house and it's stunning views made for some great photos in the build up to the day.

To top it off, Chris and Paul left us a card when we arrived, beautiful flowers and some bubbly which was a really generous touch and got the week off to a great start.

The house is in a great location, only a 10 min walk to the harbour via some paths (albeit steep) with stunning views. The welcome booklet with information on the local area was also really useful.

For a house with 10 people in it we didn't feel on top of each other. There was plenty of storage, parking and the management of keys was made really easy by the use of an external safe.

We're already talking about returning there for anniversary celebrations, and recommend it for anyone looking for a peaceful yet stunning bolthole within easy reach of Ilfracombe and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure working with Charlotte to ensure her big day went according to plan. We are delighted to receive such a positive review and look forward to welcoming Charlotte and Dan back for their Anniversary celebrations.
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A beautiful town house in Ilfracombe

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for our wedding party, very clean, well equipped and within a short walk of restaurants, pubs and The Tunnel's Beaches. A delicious cake was awaiting us in the kitchen, most welcome after a long journey. Nice touch. Christine was very helpful and enjoyed the company of our 'Royal guest'! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to have another positive review from guests attending a wedding at The Tunnels Beaches. A cardboard cut out of The Queen placed in the front window of the house by our guests resulted in many questioning glances and great hilarity amongst our neighbours on the terrace! Great fun!
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We booked The Georgian House for a 60th birthday week with a party of 8 adults and 2 children (2 yrs and a 4 month old).

The house is fantastic. Extremely spacious and well equipped and a very short walk to all local attractions. Despite having some mixed weather, we had a lovely stay and really enjoyed relaxing and cooking at the house.

Most rooms have a spectacular view and the upstairs lounge was really special.

The hosts were so helpful and we loved the paintings around the house, some of which are available to buy.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a group house in North Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that we have another group of delighted guests., We try hard to make The Georgian House something special whilst retaining a comfortable atmosphere. Paul is an artist and enjoys painting and drawing local scenes. In the past we have had requests to purchase some of his work and so we now make this possible.
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From the Owner

We love Ilfracombe and we always have. We have worked in the community for years and think it has so much to offer. As far as the house is concerned it was the views which sold it to us. Waking up and looking out across the Bristol Channel never disappoints - the view changes every day. When we had a family the big house was great and now grandchildren are on the horizon it will come into its own again!

Activity and Interests


5 minute walk to local beaches - Rapparee and Wildesmouth, small, sandy coves.

5 minute walk to harbour - coastal trips, pleasure boats, fishing trips, Lundy ferry.

10-15 minute walk to Tunnels Beaches - Famous Victorian beaches. Historic seawater swimming pool. Wedding venue.

10 minute drive to Woolacombe - glorious sandy beach, ideal for family and great for surfing.

25 minutes drive to Putsborough - far end of Woolacombe Beach.

30 minutes - Croyde and Saunton - both wide expanses of sand.


Regional airports are located at Exeter (60 miles) and Bristol (100 miles).

Nearest ferry port: Plymouth (100 miles)

Nearest train station: Barnstaple (13 miles)

Nearest motorway: M5 Junction 27 (50 miles)


Woolacombe - 6 miles

Croyde - 10 miles

Barnstaple - 13 miles

Lynton and Lynmouth - 17 miles

Braunton - 8 miles

Combe Martin - 5 miles

Further Details:

Ilfracombe has something for everyone and a week’s stay has photo opportunities around every corner.

Take a trip down to the harbour to see Damien Hirst's 'Verity' and while away an hour to people watch in one of the cafes or wine bars on the Quay. For the children there is a sandy beach at low tide, the aquarium, or crabbing off the pier, and of course the penny arcades are always a bit of a holiday treat! A pony trap or the land train can be a fun way to see the sights. Check out what's on at The Landmark Theatre, the cinema, or one of the many pubs which offer live entertainment. The Tourist Information office at The Landmark and the 'Visit Ilfracombe' website will provide more information on all festivals and events. Fore Street is renowned for its choice and variety of restaurants and there are many other eateries dotted around the town. Ilfracombe is a creative centre. A large number of artists live and work in or around the town. As well as art galleries on the High Street, seafront and around the harbour their work is exhibited at festivals and events during the summer season. A great souvenir to take back from your holiday. For more active pursuits why not try your hand at surfing, pony trekking, quad biking, coasteering, or simply walk the coastal path and drink in the beautiful scenery around the North Devon coastline. For those wishing to venture further afield a trip to Lynton and Lynmouth will not disappoint. Known in Victorian times as the English Alps the Lyn Valley offers excellent walking and is the gateway to The Exmoor National Park. No visit to the seaside would be complete without a boat trip. You can pick up cruises of varying lengths from the harbour or for the more adventurous a day trip to Lundy Island aboard the Oldenburg comes highly recommended.

What next? Maybe a day at Combe Martin Wildlfe Park, or Exmoor Zoo or The Milky Way, or Watermouth Castle, or The Big Sheep, or Tarka Tennis. Maybe a week is just not long enough!


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We require a 30% deposit between 3-5 days of booking. Dates are provisionally held until funds are cleared and then confirmation will be sent via email. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival or in the event bookings are made within 6 weeks of arrival then full payment is required. Bank transfer preferred payment method. A security deposit of £150 is required. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure provided booking conditions have been met.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is after 4pm and departure is by 10am at the latest unless by special arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are calculated using price band of the first nights stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

This is a comfortable family home. It is well equipped with everything you could or would need to make your stay special. Over the years the needs of our family have changed and we have found that this area has been great at each and every stage. from bucket and spade, rock-pooling, crabbing, and paddling in the sea to skate boarding, climbing, surfing and coasteering - it is all here and more. It is just a short walk to everything in the town so you do not need to use the car while you are here to shop, eat or be entertained!

Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Situated on a half landing between the ground and 1st floor
  • Ground floor cloakroom En-suite shower rooms to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 Large family bathroom, spa bath. Third floor: separate shower room and WC shared by bedrooms 4 and 5


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, First floor. Twin room. Garden facing. En-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2nd floor. Garden facing. En-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Master. 2nd floor. Spectacular sea view. En-suite shower.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 3rd floor. Sink in room. Next to shower/toilet. Garden view.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, 3rd floor. Sink in room. Next to shower/toilet. Sea view.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - twin, en-suite. garden view Bedroom 2 - Double king size, en-suite, garden view Bedroom 3 - Double king size, en-suite, sea view (master) Bedroom 4 - Double with sink, sea view Bedroom 5 - Double with sink, garden view All bedrooms have wardrobes (with plenty of clothes hangers) and drawers. There is a cot which is currently on the top floor, but this can be moved if necessary.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We are sorry but we do not allow pets. We ask guests to respect our non-smoking policy. Outside: To the rear of the property there is a lock-up store for bikes. There is patio furniture to make the best use of the south facing garden which on fine days is a real sun trap. A fire pit doubles as a BBQ and there is garden lighting if needed. The terrace at the front of the property overlooks a large field, grazed by sheep. Residents watch the fabulous sunsets during summer months, often with a bottle of wine, or two. There is a bench and cushions for this purpose, but we often just sit on the steps! Utility Room: Washing machine and separate condenser drier. Large upright freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Changed weekly. Beach towels not included. Other: First floor spacious, formal drawing room with full length Georgian sash windows offering panoramic sea views. Open fire, ornate cornicing, ceiling rose and chandelier, polished wood floor. Flat screen HDTV with Sky-box and Blue Ray. Hi-Fi.

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