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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Ilfracombe

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Cosy Family Retreat, Ilfracombe

Craigmore is a spacious period property situated in an elevated position just a short walk from the delightful rock, sand and shingle beach in the popular seaside village of Combe Martin. With five bedrooms over three floors, offering flexible sleeping arrangement, this elegant Victorian house is an ideal base for families and groups of friends. Two ground floor living rooms (one with sea glimpses) and both with TV & DVD as well as a study on the first floor provides ample space for different generations to relax and unwind. The spacious and modern kitchen/diner with a good size dining table for 6 to 8 and a breakfast bar for 4 is ideal for enjoying leisurely breakfasts or a family meal at the end of the day. The first floor has two double bedrooms both served by a bathroom with bath and a separate shower cubicle. With plenty of space and lovely sea views from either the large bay window or delightful balcony the larger double provides an ideal place to relax whatever the season. Terraced rear gardens can be accessed from the ground or first floor and offers attractive areas with patio and delightful sea views. Combe Martin is steeped in history and has much to offer for the young and the young at heart. Why not try rock pooling, kayaking, fishing and riding all available locally or a visit to the local silver mines or the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. With the heart of the Exmoor National Park just a short drive and the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and the large surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde all within a 30 minutes scenic drive Craigmore is an ideal property for all the family.

Accommodation:Ground floor: Living room with TV & DVD and seating for 7, lounge with TV & DVD with seating for 4 and open fire. Kitchen /Dining room with range gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. Cloakroom/WC. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with King, balcony and sea views. Bedroom 2 with Double. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin. Separate WC with wash basin. Second Floor: Bedroom 3 with Double with sea views. Bedroom 4 with Bunks with sea views. Bedroom 5 with 4' Single. Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi. No smoking. Regret no pets. Highchair and stairgate available. Garden furniture. Private parking at the rear of the property for 2 cars only. No short breaks. 3pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday

Wonderful period property situated in an elevated position with lovely sea views. The lovely period style sitting room with ornate fireplace and comfy leather sofas.Bedroom 2 with DoubleThe very large contemporary kitchen/dining room - a great place for entertaining.Situated in an elevated position the property has lovely views.The second sitting room with open fire place, cosy on cooler evenings. One of the double bedrooms with King size bed, balcony and fabulous sea views.The front garden with wooden bench, a perfect spot to read the morning papers.Very spacious double bedroom with King size bed, wonderful balcony and magnificent sea views out of the huge bay window.The compact shower room.The third double bedroom with feature fireplace and lovely sea views.The brightly decorated bunk bedroom also has lovely sea views. The view of the rear garden.One of the wonderful views from the property.The rear terraced garden with garden furniture, great for outside entertaining.
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Water Views
  • Beach
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.

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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 0.2 miles Nearest pub 0.2 miles

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