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Lighthouse View

(Ref. 1045599)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely period house which was very spacious especially as we had ten people in our party."

    We arrived the day before Christmas Eve and the house had been decorated, and some Christmas treats also left. This was a lovely touch and put us in the Christmas mood. The house had everything we needed and was well equipped with everything you would need for the perfect holiday. Location was great as everything was easily accessible.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house was absolutely perfect for our family getaway."

    Everyone had plenty of space and the proximity to the town centre was wonderfully convenient. The kitchen was very well stocked, the bathrooms were pristine, and the beds were really comfortable. We would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Jul 2023

  • "The back door opens onto a small courtyard with steps leading up to a seating area obscured by an overgrown cordyline tree rendering it pretty useless the garden is virtually non existent and no where for 9 of us to sit and relax and enjoy the sunshine."

    The steps are not suitable for elderly to get up ,the house itself is on an hill with steps up to front door,parking is on the roadside if you can get a space I don't think the outside area is described very well 9

    Hi. Thank you for giving your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. North Devon being a rugged coastline, being so close to the sea, hills are inevitable. We are very close to the harbour and beaches so it isn’t a long walk away. It does state in the description that it is on-street parking which there are always spaces albeit not always directly outside the house. The garden is as described as a terraced garden on three levels with one level being a courtyard. The garden is fully secure for dogs. If you want to exercise your dog then there is a park less than 2 minutes away and the South West coastal path is less than 5 minutes away. Numerous beaches are within a 10 minute walk away, the nearest being less than 5 minutes walk. Indeed if you look at the previous review they exercised their dog on the beach, having the beach to themselves. Perhaps you can refer to the description Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.1May 2023

  • "Good value for money."

    All the basics that we needed. Big table for family meals. Comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. About 10 minutes walk to the harbour beach. Took the dog every morning and had the beach to ourselves! We didn’t use the deck as it wasn’t safe for the dog or my parents.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad you enjoyed the benefits of being so close to the sea Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2023

  • "No designated parking on a steep hill however, we managed."

    Downstairs toilet would have been a bonus and an accessible garden. Nice welcome cake with milk, teabags and coffee provided.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Aug 2022

  • "The house was very comfortable and stayed lovely and cool downstairs in the hot weather."

    All the essential things were there on arrival, tea, coffee milk and most importantly cake! The seagulls made for noisy neighbours, but to be expected near the sea.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house was very clean and comfortable."

    The beds were brilliant we all slept well. There was 6 adults, 1 child and a dog and we had plenty of room. The welcome pack included a lovely Victoria sponge which we ate straight away. The only thing we weren't happy with was the garden, for us it was unusable. The steps were far to steep for my parents to use (mid to late 70's) and my granddaughter (just turned 4). They were also slippy as they were made from wood which was a shame as a garden was important to us. I also think that the very steep route down to the harbour should be mentioned as its made walking back from the harbour really difficult for my parents . I am in my 50's and I found it challenging.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Jun 2022

  • "On arrival there was a lovely welcome pack of tea,coffee,milk and a yummy cake which was much appreciated after a long journey."

    The house was clean and very spacious, there were 10 of us staying 6 adults and 4 children(10-14) the house never felt cramped,the games room was a big hit with the children and Grandparents too. With a short walk to the harbour and local amenities, it was also a great hub for visiting the surrounding areas of Woolacombe and Croyde for surfing and coastering or just to enjoy the lovely sandy beaches. There are boat trips from the harbour and some lovely restaurants nearby. Hele Bay is a lovely cove again within walking distance of the house. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend Lighthouse View to other large groups of families or friends

    Thank you Vicky for your great feedback. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and you enjoyed Lighthouse View, including the little games room. I am glad you agree that there are more than enough things to do local to Ilfracombe to fill your holiday. l would also like to say thank you to you for leaving the property as clean as you found it - this was very much appreciated. I very much hope that you can come back to Lighthouse View again some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Lighthouse Cottage - a beautiful, clean, Victorian house with loads of lovely features, gorgeous decoration and all the appliances and household items that you could ever need to feel like you are in a home from home."

    The house is in a great location just a few minutes walk from the harbour and also Hele Bay, plus a short drive from a well-stocked Tesco. All the bedrooms are lovely and beds are super comfy, and the games room with table football and console is a nice bonus. We were initially slightly disappointed that the fire was gas and not a real log fire, but it certainly kept the whole place lovely and warm and didnt matter at all in the end. Communications with the owner were great throughout and we simply had a wonderful time - highly recommended.

    Thank you Jennifer for your great feedback. I am so glad you feel the same as I do about the house and agree how well situated it is. I have tried to keep the house as authentic as possible but the fire is just more convenient for most people. I would have loved to have a real fire but it would be too much hassle for some. I have tried to keep it as authentic as possible and kept it a real flame to keep it toasty. Glad you had a lovely relaxing time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely week stay at Lighthouse View."

    The split level house was perfect for 4 generations of family. 8 of us in total. The house had everything you needed. Plenty of towels for a large family stay. The upstairs terraced garden was lovely for eating breakfast outside. But not suitable for children under 3 due to steps. The location is perfect if you want a walk into Ilfracombe. Be prepared to walk up hill on your return. Also convenient to drive to other beaches Lovely house and would definitely recommend it and hopefully visit again.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We’ve recently had a family holiday at Lighthouse view Ilfracombe."

    It was a coming together after a strained and difficult 18 months for the whole family and we were so looking forward to making more memories of happy times. Lighthouse didn’t disappoint! It was home from home ( but bigger) , beautifully decorated,comfortable, well equipped , we settled in immediately. It is convenient for many places & activities, quite a lot within walking distance , although often uphill , which suited us , we were fitter by the end of the holiday! I would definitely recommend it , we certainly have lots of wonderful memories of a lovely time & place . The Parry family.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, home from home."

    The owner was very friendly and the extra touches such as cake and bread on arrival was well appreciated.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely house within walking distance of Ilfracombe and a few minutes drive from Woolacombe Beach."

    House had everything we needed and was really comfortable. Parking is street parking and sometimes difficult to find a spot but we managed. Playroom was a great hit with the kids. Pub at the end of the street and harbour a couple of minutes walk. Lovely home made cake left for us along with some essentials, milk etc which was a welcome touch. We visited Exmoor Zoo, Watermouth Castle, Croyde Beach, Woolacombe Beach, Hele Bay all were within a short drive of the house.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely house to base yourselves from in Ilfracombe."

    Great to have somewhere that comfortable to get back to especially when weather was on the wet side- to be expected in late October. Steep hill outside was the only challenge for on street parking- not for the less confident driver.

    Reviewed by William4.4Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lighthouse View."

    The location was fantastic and the facilities were exceptional. We felt right at home which was nice when the weather wasn’t on our side. Thanks again!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a lovely spacious Victorian terraced property."

    We found it to be very clean and comfortable. For a large property having only two bathrooms was tricky although they were both well equipped. The only downside to this property is that it is on a steep road out of town which is not suitable for those who are not fully mobile as well as being difficult to park on a daily basis.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lighthouse view had everything - spotlessly clean, very comfortable and great location."

    The welcome cake was much appreciated too.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Lighthouse View."

    It is beautifully presented, well equipped and homely. There was plenty of room for us and our kids loved the table football! The house is in a fantastic location. A short wall to both the harbour and Hele bay. Great views too! We would highly recommend Lighthouse View.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2020

  • "We booked this holiday relatively last-minute due to the fact that we were not able to go on our original foreign holiday due to the coronavirus situation."

    House was spacious, newly decorated and with brand-new equipment in the kitchen which I do not think had previously been used. The owners had left home-made cake , milk and some other basic essentials which was very thoughtful of them. There were 2 bathrooms both of which were exceptionally clean and modern ,one of which had a bath. We were there is a nice seating area at the back of the house but this does have to be reached by some quite steep steps which again could cause some problems to anybody with mobility issues. extremely pleased with the standard and cleanliness of the accommodation. The house is situated approximately 10 minute walk from ilfracombe harbour which is down hill on the way to the Harbour but is quite a steep walk back to the house and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. There is however plenty of parking available close to the Harbour .Overall we found it to be a fantastic base for our stay in ilfracombe and would thoroughly recommend to anybody considering a stay in this area.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2020

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and electric shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, twin basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with a period feature fire place
  • Sitting room with fire place
  • Games room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with NetFlix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot (one standard, one travel), highchair and stairgate
  • The standard cot is available on request
  • On-street parking
  • Small front garden, rear terraced garden with courtyard, decking.area and cobbled terrace with summer house
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Large dog crate available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, The Thatched Inn 100 metres, Ilfracombe swimming pool 300 metres, Harbour 500 metres, Lundy Island trips 500 metres, Aquarium 500 metres, Museum 600 meters, Cinema 700 metres, Hele Bay beach 800 metres, Golf Club 1 mile, Tunnel Beaches 1.3 miles, Mullacott Riding Stables 2.6 miles, Woolacombe Beach and surf hire 7 miles, Exmoor Zoo 13 miles
  • Please note; the decking area has a raised balcony
  • Please note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Please note: Check out is at 10am to allow for sufficient cleaning between guests.Property accepts one well behaved dog

The property

This immaculately presented, three-storey property can be found on the outskirts of the seaside town of Ilfracombe in Devon, a short walk from the beaches and harbour.

With five bedrooms and wonderful sea views, Lighthouse View is ideal for a large family gathering wanting to enjoy a coastal retreat to Devon.

Entering the property you will see many Victorian period features including the lovely high ceilings, Victorian tiles and cornicing.

The sitting room has lovely wooden flooring, a large bay window allowing in plenty of light, a choice of seating with two generous sofas and a comfy looking armchair placed around the feature fireplace, with a TV in the corner so you can enjoy your favourite shows together.

Double doors open up into the dining room, with a beautiful vintage-style rug, bookcase with a small selection of books, a fireplace and seating for eight, so you can gather as a group to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

The spacious country-style kitchen is equipped with a huge Range cooker, ideal for cooking up delicious meal after delicious meal, along with a range of other amenities, such as a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine tumble dryer and Belfast sink.

The property has a choice of five bedrooms, with two king-size, two double and a twin to choose from, all stylishly decorated, spacious and with storage space for your belongings.

One of the bedrooms has a telescope where you can admire the night's sky, along with wonderful views of the coast and Hillsborough Fort in the near distance, while the twin and one of the double bedrooms boast stunning feature fireplaces.

There are two bathrooms to choose from, one has a bath with electric shower over and one has a walk-in shower, so you can choose how you want to start or end each day.

Outside, there is parking on the street and two gardens, a small and pretty garden to the front and a larger south-facing terraced area at the rear with a sunny courtyard, decking area, and a further cobbled terrace with a selection of tropical plants, ideal for enjoying lunch in the sunshine.

The centre of the coastal resort of Ilfracombe is just a few minutes walk away, with an idyllic harbour, choice of sandy beaches to stroll along, the South West Coastal path, Devon Cycle Route, and a range of cafés, restaurants and fish and chip shops to enjoy a bite to eat.

Ilfracombe Museum is filled with items of natural history as well as cultural relics, the Chapel of St Nicholas is worth paying a visit to and the little ones will love wandering around the aquarium and observing the marine life.

Ilfracombe is a great base from which to explore the North Devon coastline; follow the South West Coast Path in a westerly direction and pass a collection of small bays and the 19th Century Bull Point Lighthouse, before reaching Woolacombe and its stunning sandy beach, surrounded by rugged cliffs and dunes and excellent for surfing those large Atlantic waves, while heading east from Ilfracombe will lead you to Combe Martin, a charming village on the edge of the Exmoor National Park with excellent hiking trails, beaches and a fascinating dinosaur museum.

Head further into the national park and visit Dunster Castle, a former motte and bailey castle on top a steep hill that has more than 1000 years of history, the idyllic dry valley of The Valley of Rocks, where you can see goats roaming and glorious panoramic coastal views, and for more excellent coastal views, take a trip on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, a water-powered funicular railway that joins the towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and at the top, enjoy a cream tea at the Grade II listed Cliff Top café.

Lighthouse View is an excellently located holiday home for exploring the North Devon coastline and the nearby Exmoor National Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Barnstaple 11 miles.

The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of high-quality eateries, with local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, which was been voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, the perfect place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.

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Check out is at 10am to allow for sufficient cleaning between guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas