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The Lookout

Ilfracombe, Devon (Ref. 1071461)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Lookout is a brilliant second-floor apartment in Ilfracombe Devon, overlooking the beaches and the beautiful harbour including Damien Hurst’s famous ‘Verity ‘statue.

Sleeping up to four guests, The Lookout is a well-located setting for your next getaway to the north Devon coastline, within easy reach of the North Devon Coast Nature Reserve and the popular town of Barnstaple.

Entering the property, on your right there is a twin room with zip/link feature, while straight ahead there is a double room, both have absolutely fantastic views of the sea and harbour, and on a clear day, you can even see Wales!

Moving through the property, there is a bathroom with both bath and shower over, so you can choose how you'd like to freshen up after a long day by the coast, there is also a large mirror built into the wall which makes for an ideal spot to get ready in style.

To finish the property, there is a fantastic open-plan living space with a dining table to enjoy a home-cooked meal, a great amount of sofa space to relax and enjoy some television, if you're not distracted looking out at the views, and a great compact kitchen with all you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, including a stylish American fridge/freezer and a handy washing machine.

Spend a fun-filled day at the Tunnels Beaches, accessed via tunnels hand-carved through the rock face, dating back to the 1820s, leading to a unique tidal bathing pool, where you can enjoy a revitalizing dip in the water, or explore the rockpools along the shingle beachfront.

After working up an appetite, head into the centre of Ilfracombe to indulge in a spot of traditional Devonshire afternoon tea, or if that's not to your taste, there's a whole host of eateries to choose from including a Michelin starred restaurant and S&P Fish Shop & Café where you can eat their catch of the day.

Jump in the car and head to the nearby seaside resort of Woolacoombe, boasting three miles of fabulous Blue Flag award-winning golden sand, where watersport enthusiasts can brave the waves with a lesson at Woolacombe Surf Centre, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, tackle the climb to the top of Potters Hill, offering panoramic views from the summit across the dramatic coastline of North Devon.

There are a host of exciting attractions and destinations within easy reach that are worth visiting during your stay, including Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park and the 11th century haunted manor house of Chambercombe Manor.

Make unforgettable memories with a stay at The Lookout.


  • All-second-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is no parking at this property but there is space for loading and unloading

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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