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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets 1 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Ilfracombe

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Comfortable Family Retreat, Ilfracombe

Lyndon is a completely refurbished Victorian terraced house with accommodation on three levels and ocean views from all front rooms. Lovingly restored by the owners, they have retained a wealth of original features together with modern facilities such as solar hot water and Cat6 WiFi throughout. The interior design is a thoughtful, attractive mix of contemporary and antique furniture. Outside, steps lead up to the landscaped rear garden that benefits from being south facing with a sun deck. A wisteria-covered pergola surrounds the circular wooden table and chairs. There is a brick built barbecue making the rear garden ideal for al fresco dining.

The home has high ceilings, tall windows and is full of light. On the ground floor the Victorian mosaic tiled entrance hall leads through to the living/dining room with a large bay window and soft seating in front of the grand open fireplace. The open fire makes Lyndon just as appealing for an autumn break or festive gathering. The dining area has a matching ornamental fire surround. To the rear of the house is the modern fully fitted kitchen, with floor to ceiling glazed doors leading out to the small courtyard with the garden inviting you up the steps to enjoy the fragrant planting and pretty surroundings.

Upstairs are four bedrooms all with wooden flooring and set over two levels. The master bedroom has a king size four poster, a handbasin and offers extensive sea views. Also on the first floor is a twin room with garden views. The large bathroom with Victorian slipper bath and shower is just down a few steps and accessed from the half landing. The second floor features a double bedroom with views over Ilfracombe Harbour and 'Verity', together with a twin room (with garden views) and a shower room.

Ilfracombe has a wide variety of attractions including the famous Tunnels Beaches and the Landmark Theatre. You can walk to the picturesque harbour in 10 minutes, home of Damian Hurst's sculpture 'Verity'. Boat trips to Lundy Island and fishing trips can be taken from here and you will also find a good choice of shops, pubs and excellent restaurants. Opposite the house you can walk across the field and down to Rappery beach, an enclosed pebble and sandy cove, great for sunbathing and rock pooling. Only a short walk away, keen ramblers can access the South West Coastal path that meanders around the stunning coast line to Exmoor in one direction and towards the area's wonderful golden sandy beaches, in the other direction. Woolacombe Beach, voted the UK's best beach, is a 10 minute drive away. The beach stretches along the coast for 3 miles to Putsborough sands. Woolacombe has a dog friendly section and rolling surf, a big attraction for surfers, water sports and hang gliding. If you fancy a dip closer to your holiday home, there is also an indoor swimming pool at the end of the road. Ideal for large families or groups of friends, Lyndon truly has an all year round appeal.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Living/dining room with SmartTV and open fire place. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. Half landing: Large bathroom with Victorian slipper bath and separate corner shower, WC and basin, heated towel rail. First floor: Bedroom 1 Master with four poster Kingsize bed and hand basin. Bedroom 2 with Twin . Second floor: Bedroom 3 with Double. Bedroom 4 with Twin. Shower room with WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Solar thermal hot water. Wi-Fi (Cat 6 cabling throughout). No smoking. 1 pet welcome. Stairgate. Garden furniture. Brick barbecue. Private parking for one car plus additional roadside parking. Short breaks available. £150 refundable security deposit. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Water Views
  • Beach
  • Parking, Private

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationIlfracombe

A picture perfect harbour with plenty of sandy beaches and hidden coves to explore. This key fishing port of North Devon also hosts food and beer festivals, bandstand music and yachting events throughout the year. Based on the pier the Sea Safari boat trips are ideal for travelling along the coastline to spot dolphins and seals.

Ideal for day trips across to Lundy Island or along the coastal paths to Combe Martin, the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is also worth a visit. Within walking distance are several attractions such as the aquarium, museum and the stunning Landmark Theatre on the promenade hosting cabaret shows and various exhibitions. Tunnels Beaches has a fascinating network of carved tunnels and tidal pools for bathing. The gardens at Larkstone Park have lovely views out to sea, with tennis, bowls and putting on site.

Near Hele Bay is the working watermill Hele Mill, with demonstrations of the working machinery and tours available, also tearooms offering cream teas. Watermouth Park & Castle is a great day out; this Victorian fortress has collections of historical displays, a theme park, maze and landscaped gardens to wander in. For something different visit Chambercombe Manor which is said to be one of the UKs most haunted buildings.

Devon

From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 0.7 miles Nearest pub 0.2 miles

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