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9 Bedroom Boutique Villa with Swimming Pool, private bar, movie lounge & car par



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Villa in Ilfracombe, North Devon, England - Lovely Views, Close To Coastal Path, 10 Minutes From Harbour

The Elmfield was built in the late Victorian period for a wealthy mineral water merchant. The house has been converted to provide 9 en suite boutique style bedrooms, complemented by spacious communal areas, a very large semi commercial kitchen and lovely gardens. In the house the large lounge with movie screen, bar and dining room are all adjacent to each other - offering a lovely flow between the spaces for friends and family to get together. Just off the lounge is a children's play room with table football and plenty of toys and books for little ones. The dining room is elegant and well lit, and the tables and chairs are flexible to seat up to 24 guests all together. Next to the dining room is the little cocktail/snug bar complete with glasses, shakers, fridges and recipe books. The large garden is arranged over 4 levels, the top level and gazebo level offer spectacular views over the valley, the middle level is where the private covered swimming pool is located, (N.B. the pool is only open Easter to October), and on the lower level where the babbling Wilder brook provides the boundary is our cosy fire-pit - perfect for star gazing and marshmallow toasting. Within the grounds we have private off street car parking for 10 cars. The Elmfield is in the upmarket Torrs Park area of Ilfracombe, which sits overlooking the town. A couple of minutes from the house and you can be on the South West Coastal path, with simply breath taking views accross to Lundy Island and the Welsh coast. A short walk along the coast path will bring you to Lee, where the you can find a beautiful bay and a great pub. Walking to town takes about 10 minutes downhill, and Ilfracombe boasts some fabulous pubs, bars & restaurants. A few minutes further and you will find yourself at Ilfracombe's picturesque Harbour, here you can while away an afternoon watching the nautical world come and go, or stroll down to where Damian Hirsts impressive Verity can be admired. For experienced and novice anglers - there are plenty of sea fishing opportunities. If you prefer to just take in the beautiful North Devon coastline one of our sightseeing tours will be only too happy to oblige. Ilfracombes famous attraction Tunnel beach is only a few minutes walk from the house, here the rock pooling and family facilities really are excellent. There is also the beautiful Tunnels beach wedding venue, if you are coming to a wedding at the tunnels then our house is a great value option for a group of friends or family. If you are looking for activities we are just a short drive away from the world class beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. Here you can surf, kite surf, paddle board, body board or just take a dip in the Ocean. Coasteering is a wonderfully exhilarating day activity. Exmoor is just on our doorstep where you can find some truly stunning scenery. We're very happy to advise or help you organise all manner of day and evening activities and entertainments.

  • Sleeps 20
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

The Elmfield is a owned by Matt and Zoe Brewer. The couple moved to Devon in 2007 to raise a family. The couple believe that a great holiday involves beautiful surroundings, great food and lovely conversations.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved our time at The Elmfield, as a mixed family group we had lots of room to get together but also space to breath. The oldies loved having the playroom next to the lounge, and the youngsters loved the cocktail bar.' Macdonald family 2014.

'A great time as had by all, we especially liked the coastal walk to Lee and the lovely pub there! We have booked to bring the rest of the family back in the summer so that we can enjoy the swimming pool and the gardens'.Mike Davis, December 2014
Jan 2015
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Ilfracombe the first time we visited. There is something very special about the harbour and the big surrounding cliffs. No matter what the weather the North Devon coastline remain beautiful and dramatic.

Activity and Interests


2 minutes walk to coastal path,

5 minutes walk to Tunnels beach (rockpools),

10 minutes walk to Harbour

15 minutes drive to Woolacombe Bay (surf, golden sand)

20 minutes drive to Croyde Bay (surf, golden sand)

20 minutes drive to Saunton Sands (surf, golden sand)


Nearest airport: Exeter: 1hr drive

Nearest train station: Barnstaple: 20 minute drive


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover

Notes on prices:
Seasonal offers and discounts are available

booking deposit is 25%, 3 further installments due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

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Updated: 27-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Being on the edge of town The Elmfield is a very peaceful location.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 6 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have en-suites. Showers are in rooms 1,2,3,4,5,7 Baths (with shower over) are in rooms 6,8,9


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 20 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 9 lovely ensuite rooms with TVs Room 1 - luxury 4-poster Room 2 - luxury 4-poster Room 3 - cosy double Room 4 - cosy twin Room 5 - cosy double Room 6 - king Room 7 - cosy double Room 8 - family (king + single) Room 8 - family (king + single)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Terraced garden with gazebo/summer house, firepit, mature shrubs. On one of the lower terraces is the pool house - the private pool is open during the summer months only. Utility Room: Large capacity washing machine and industrial tumble dryer. Extra larder fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels. Cleaning of the property during any rental is by arrangement. Other: The bar is a very popular feature, it has a bell epoque feel, and there's comfortable and flexible seating. Many a late night discussion over a glass or two has taken place here!

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