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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Ilfracombe

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Pretty Big Cottage, Ilfracombe

A spacious and contemporary, architect designed, holiday home located in a lush green valley at Higher Slade between Lee Bay, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the popular coastal town of Ilfracombe with its heritage harbour.

The Fernery offers a complete escape for guests and is within a few minutes' drive of some the UK's top beaches at Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde. The rock pools and smugglers path at Lee Bay provide hours of enjoyment for everyone but especially the kids. There's a cosmopolitan atmosphere at Ilfracombe's quay where pubs, restaurants and shops provide a place to watch the world go by, while boats carry visitors to Lundy Island. The Fernery is close to the Tarka Trail cycle route making use of the old railway line from the town. The stunning Southwest Coast Path is located to the rear of the property just up the hill.

The entrance to the property is particularly interesting, and features a covered area which creates a true holiday feeling from the moment you step out your car, and start to relax! The heart of this stunning, eco-friendly holiday home is the fabulous main living space where the bespoke and inviting kitchen / dining area combines with the contemporary open plan living area, with double height ceiling and luxury leather settee positioned in front of the warming wood burner . Glass bi-folding patio doors stretch the entire width of the living area encouraging the warmth and sun light which is enjoyed throughout this wonderful property. The south facing private raised patio surrounded by glass balustrades is accessed via the patio doors. This outside decked area offers plenty of seating and furniture for al-fresco dining. The contemporary and well equipped kitchen has a range style cooker and offers two seating areas, a breakfast bar and a large dining table, perfectly positioned alongside the full length glass patio doors, perfect for absorbing the tranquil setting.

The Master bedroom on the ground floor offers guests a luxurious space with a king size bed, open plan dressing area with feature twin basin unit. This bedroom also offers the privacy of an en-suite bathroom with feature roll top bath, walk in wet room shower and stylish basin with feature waterfall tap.

The washing machine and dryer are situated in the utility room - providing extra storage facilities and drying area. Also downstairs is the seaside themed WC.

Set on an open mezzanine above the lounge area is the galleried style second lounge with two sofas, TV, DVD. The perfectly appointed upstairs Master bedroom with king size bed features a unique curving room with plenty of warmth and 5 windows boasting valley views. The bedroom has ample wardrobes plus the luxury of a ensuite walk in 'wet room'. Bedroom 3 is a spacious, double height bedroom with twin beds and ample storage, benefitting from panoramic views over the back garden and a large Velux window with blackout blinds, ensuring plenty of light and warmth. Bedroom 4 is a characterful room with high ceilings and twin beds, ideal for children. The upstairs family bathroom has a freestanding bath and separate shower.

To the rear of the property you will discover the three tiered levels of the garden with a private hot tub providing the perfect place to "chill out". The elevated garden above provides valley views and additional seating and a pleasant summerhouse.
Luxury is highlighted throughout the holiday home from the internal design to the hot tub set amongst the tiered decking and personal touches throughout create a beautiful home from home experience at the Fernery. Welcome to North Devon.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Kitchen/Dining/Living area. Kitchen area with Blue range style cooker with 6 ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer. Living area with log burner, TV, DVD and Hi-Fi system. Bedroom 1 with King and ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in wet room shower, WC and basin. Utility room with washing machine and dryer. Separate WC. First floor: Second lounge set on an open mezzanine above the main living area with two sofas, TV, DVD. Bedroom 2 with King with ensuite 'wet room'with shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 3 with Twin (note: family bathroom can be used as an ensuite for this bedroom). Bedroom 4 with Twin, ideal for children. Family bathroom with freestanding bath with feature tap, basin, toilet and separate shower. All bathrooms feature heated towel rails.

Facilities and Services: Eco friendly design using free solar water heating, PV generated electricity, and rainwater recycling for flushing. Underfloor heating. No smoking. Hot tub. 1 or 2 well behaved pets welcome. Short breaks available. Patio/garden furniture. Barbecue area. Good selection of DVD's, CD's, books and games. Highchair. Travel cot. Stairgate. Private allocated parking for 2 cars in the double garage with electric doors and one further off road space plus on street parking if required. Barbecue area. Small pond on upper terrace so please be aware for children and pets. Storage for bikes and surfboards in garage. £200 refundable security deposit. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Wet room
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room

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 2 pets are 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 1 miles Nearest pub 1 miles

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