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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 2 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Ilfracombe

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The Haven, Ilfracombe

The Haven sits some way up the slopes of a wooded combe overlooking the small coastal village of Lee scattered along a verdant valley. Approached by a steep (6'6"wide) tarmac road the location offers wonderful views overlooking the beautiful Lee Valley and is surrounded by National Trust coastland. Built in the 19th Century, its appealing and characterful appearance offers a delightful family holiday home from home for large groups. In the village centre, less than half a mile away, the popular 14th Century Grampus Inn is a friendly meeting place and tranquil Lee Bay is just a little further along the path. From the house walkers can join the scenic coast trail leading to Ilfracombe or across Lee beach to Mortehoe and Woolacombe. The surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde are all within a short drive.

This spacious property offers plenty of room for extended families. There are two lounges, both of which feature beautiful valley views, a dining room with seating for ten and a well-equipped kitchen and utility area. A small rear courtyard is a handy spot to store surfboards and bicycles. Traditionally decorated and comfortably furnished, The Haven is charming and pleasantly homely. The large garden is terraced with flowers, shrubs and a furnished, brick barbecue area. The level front lawn with garden furniture is a delightful spot to soak up the stunning views.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Living room with multi-fuel stove. Satellite TV/DVD. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Second living room with Satellite TV/DVD. Dining room with coal-effect fire and dining table for ten. Kitchen with electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and walk in larder with fridge/freezer. Utility area with washing machine and condenser tumble dryer. First floor: Bed 1 with Double + single with washbasin. Bed 2 with Double and washbasin. Bed 3 with Double with washbasin and interconnecting cupboard to Bed 4 with Twin (also has its own entrance) Bed 5 with Single with basin. Bed 6 with Twin. Bathroom with bath with shower screen and wall mounted shower attachment, WC and basin. Separate shower room. Separate WC.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Storage heaters, thermostatically controlled electric radiators and electric fires. Initial supply of logs. WiFi. Highchair. Family parties only. Garden furniture. Barbecue area. £150 refundable security deposit. Private parking for 1 family car (short wheelbase) beside the house and further parking for 2 or 3 medium sized cars adjacent to the house and in narrow pull-in fifteen yards below. Ref: N1317

The HavenSpacious triple aspect sitting room with multi-fuel stove in stone fireplaceTerraced garden with delightful valley viewsSpacious double with lovely matching light wood furniture and wash basinHigh quality fully fitted kitchen with dining table for those less informal mealsALternative spacious sitting room with bay window and views over the gardenDelightful dining room with coal effect fire in feature fireplace. Double plus single roomDouble with handbasin and comfortable chair for those quiet momentsThis terraced garden has a vegetable garden. Beautiful views of the surround countryside from the Master Bedroom. Lovely 19th Century character house  Driveway for 2/3 carsDriveway to the right for addtional carsThe Haven has magnificent valley views. Delightful dining room with coal effect fire in feature fireplace. Double with handbasin and comfortable chair for those quiet momentsNeed space, this is the room for you, quiet comfortable single room
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


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Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


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.


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 3 miles Nearest pub 0.3 miles


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