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Georgian Manor House With Seaviews - Laston House

Bedrooms 8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Laston House

A lovely Georgian manor house sleeping up to 18. We have 2 additional apartments that are available to rent also, sleeping 5 in one, and 4 in the other.

About the property


Grade 2 listed Georgian manor house can sleep 15 adults in 7 doubles and 1 single room, can sleep more with additional beds/travel cots. NEW- We also have 2 separate apartments onsite which can sleep 4 extra in the ground floor, and 5 extra in the first floor. Set above the harbour in 3 acres of landscaped grounds, with views out to sea, and Hillsborough nature reserve. Shared use of grounds and garden. Guest lounge, separate dining room, large kitchen. Ample parking. With in walking distance of Hele beach.Quaint thatched pub with in walking distance. We also have a wedding licence, so if you are looking for a small intimate wedding venue look no further.

Abigail Landon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Abigail Landon

We took over Laston house back in 2011, and have done a lot of work to this beautiful building. We want our guests to feel at home here in beautiful Ilfracombe.

Abigail Landon purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Abigail Landon chose Ilfracombe

We really love the location of the house. It is close to fantastic beaches, golf courses, and the south west coastal path. It is also in the perfect location to wonder down to the beautiful working harbour, and the fantastic restaurants of Ilfracombe. Its a great house for family and friends to get together and celebrate birthdays, weddings or just have a super holiday all together under one roof.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

You can relax in the lovely lounge and play one of the board games we have here, or explore the 3 acres of shared garden, see if you can find the medieval pig sty! We have plenty of toys for younger children, a wii for slightly older. We have travel cots and high chairs just contact us if you require these (freeing up much needed car space!).

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please enquire for availability by email or telephone. Terms and conditions provided on enquiry. 20% deposit payable to confirm booking, balance is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. We also require a cautionary deposit of £500.00, payable before stay, and fully refundable.

Changeover Day:
Arrival for week and short breaks is Friday/Saturday from 4pm. Departure is 10am.

Notes on prices:
3 nights 80% of weekly stay, 4 nights 85%.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor ensuite shower room
    Room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor ensuite shower room
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Seperate shower room for bedroom 4
    Room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite shower room
    Room 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite shower room
    Room 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite shower room
    Room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Room 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite bathrooms/shower rooms to all double rooms, single room has separate private shower room. Ground floor guest toilet.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Superking or twin bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor kingsize bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom, can interlink with room 3
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , A double bed/ twin bed, can interlink with room 8
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Double bedroom which can accomadate an extra bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Superking or twin bedroom, can also fit extra 2 single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor superking/twin, room 2 ground floor double,room 3 1st floor double, can interlink with room 4 single, room 5 double, can sleep 1 extra, room 6 superking/twin can sleep 2 extra, room 7 double, can interlink with room 8 superking/twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outside: 3 acres of gardens to explore. A nice flat lawn area. A bench and a couple of picnic tables. Barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels included. Please bring own beach towels. Other: The property has wifi available.


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Laston House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

It was the ideal place our large family gathering to celebrate my parents birthdays. The facilities were fantastic for our group aged 4 to 80yrs. We were delighted that the dining room was big enough for us all to eat together and the lounge was beautiful with plenty of sofas, games for the kids, a large tv and lovely views over the bay.We played badminton on the lawn and ate outside when the sun came out. The harbour & shops are just a few minutes walk away. We had some lovely walks and a really good meal at the Quay restaurant in the harbour. The adults and older kids had a fantastic day on Woolacombe beach boogie boarding which is a short car journey and the younger kids loved walking down to the harbour beach for a paddle, building sandcastles and an ice cream. Our hosts were very helpful settling us in and we have already booked in again for the New Year....we can't wait :)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a family holiday! One of the best yet. It's not easy to find somewhere to accommodate our large family. We have five children and with their five partners and all the grandchildren we filled the eight bedrooms at Laston House. Nearly all the bedrooms are en-suite which everyone liked and the communal space was ample to cope with us all.

Abigail and Greg were brilliant, very welcoming and quietly supportive making the holiday very special. The garden could cope with al fresco dining, frisbee and football and the car park managed to hold our seven cars! There are loads of family friendly beaches and restaurants nearby.

This venue is to be recommended for large family holidays or would easily offer a good space for several families combining for a group holiday. I would definitely consider going back in the future. My youngest grand-daughter asked if I would buy the house so we could all live together….forever!! Ummm?

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The thatched Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ilfracombe golf course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Barnstaple train station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Take thyme, Relish, the Quay plus many more.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Raperee and hele beachs
Car: recommended


Hele beach is within a 10 minute walk, its a lovely cove great for rock pooling. Woolacombe is a 15 miunute drive away, as is croyde and saunton, these are all good sandy beaches and for surfing.


Nearest airport Exeter approx. 60miles away. Bristol is approx. 120 miles.


Exmoor 6 miles

Woolacombe beach 6 miles

Saunton Sands and Croyde beaches 8 miles

Barnstaple 10 miles

Arlington Court National trust 10 miles

Damian Hurst's Verity 10 min walk and visible from grounds.

Further Details:

Large number of restaurants and pubs around harbour and Fore street area.

3 art galleries around harbour

Tesco superstore 2 minutes by car.