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5 Arlington Villas

(Ref. 960142)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    It has been finished to a high standard. There does not appear to any corners cut in the facilities provided. Our only issue is with the information provided by the website as to getting keys. We printed the info on our laser printer but the typeface used came out as light grey making hard to read. The telephone numbers on it were completely missing. The info said to go to level 4 in the lift. That should be level 3. Another apartment had put a small label next to their floor which might be useful. We couldn’t find the cutlery drawer as we were not expecting to look for a drawer within a drawer. Overall the apartment was lovely and we would stay again if we visited Ilfracombe again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2024

  • "The apartment was beautiful with gorgeous views it was exactly as it was in the photos."

    It has everything you could possibly need in equipment etc for making our time there perfect.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 5 Arlington Villas."

    The apartment was superb; modern, clean, spacious and in a great position with lovely sea views. We have already recommended it to our friends and family. We really could not fault it - however not to detract from it, an outside balcony light would be a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic, will definitely stay here again."

    Clean, spacious, well equipped and finished to a very high standard. Perfect location and view.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Truly amazing apartment which was cleaned to such a high standard."

    We didn’t want to leave. The accommodation was comfortable and homely and had the most beautiful view. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a delightful modern and immaculately clean apartment."

    Overlooking the front it has spectacular sunsets and you are only a short walk from the charming harbour and some excellent pubs and restaurants. We had a blocked sink which was rectified within 2 hours of reporting it. This was our second stay at the property and we will go again. A gem.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing apartment to say in."

    Everything u could possibly need is there. So relaxing and comfortable. Amazing see view and amazing sunsets. Sit on the balcony for ur meals or for a glass or two of wine. U will absolutely love it as we did last year and this year. Are 13 year old granddaughter absolutely loves in and feels at home. Sykes is a brilliant site to book so helpful and so nice to talk to and sort everything out for u.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7May 2023

  • "What an amazing apartment."

    Lovely decor, very modern and clean. Very well equipped kitchen and lots of nice touches like games and buckets and spades. Fantastic location right in the heart of Ilfracombe meaning we didn't need to use the car. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2023

  • "This booking was for a disabled lady looking for a week away with daughter, I didn’t see the steps at the front but main concern no banister rail to help up the stairs."

    When we arrived the property was not fully cleaned, a lot of food marks left from previous guest, dirty pans, oven was really dirty, hob not clean and we had to fully clean the main areas ourselves , however thanks you for sending the cleaners on Friday, ( Who informed me that they were shop staff and not cleaners ) To confirm this property was left spotless compared to how we received it, on leaving 22nd July These pointed of concern are 1-All plates full of food marks and stains. 2-Pans and oven Trays all dirty 3-Bathroom tiles and shower stained and not clean with some hair left via last occupiers. 4- Oven left dirty with food residue on 5- Windows thick of dust and not clean also all the decking all dirty full of bird lime ect 6- Can not sat for sure but felt like there had been dogs in the property, due to allergies been set off all week. It was a non pet property so I am told. We paid over £1400 pounds for this week stay, I felt it was over priced for the area, but the view was nice. There is a apartment adjacent, street level with conservatory, it was occupied with 10 people and 4 screaming kids all evening till 1am some nights. So if you want peaceful it isn’t as peaceful as it looks. I am unsure I would return, not a lot to do other than walks, 2/3 days is the max you need here, Cornwall is a much better area to stay, but couldn’t get in this week. Regards

    Thank you for your feedback. As you mention, the cleaners did go round to attend to any issues. Unfortunately there is little we can do about noisy neighbours, but we have never had this comment before so hope it won't happen again. - The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alethea3.4Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was immaculately clean and beautifully presented."

    All appliances were available and modern. The location was good and handy to Ilfracombe harbour for good quality restaurants. Evening sunsets from the balcony were spectacular.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment, clean, modern and luxurious."

    Fabulous view looking out to the sea in central location in Ilfracombe. Perfect place to stay for attending family wedding at Tunnels Beaches.

    Reviewed by E5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely modern spacious and beautifully maintained property."

    A very short walk to the beach, restaurants and fantastic walks. Can't recommend enough

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent apartment in a superb location."

    We've stayed in a few places in Ilfracombe and this is by far and away the best apartment. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2022

  • "Superb"

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing apartment , the views are superb."

    Very spacious for 2 of us and everything needed was provided. Slight problem with having to refire boiler constantly but did not impact on enjoyment of holiday. Will be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely apartment in a quality block, very central and overlooking the sea (be aware it's on a steep incline!"

    )It was very comfortable although we did have a problem with the heating which we reported, hopefully this will be sorted before the weather deteriorates any further.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    Spacious & great views. The only negatives centre around the ‘combi’boiler which let us down mid week and meant we were unable to have showers in the morning. This was fixed in the afternoon following phone calls with Mark the owner. The other associated issue was heating controls - high tech Hive technology but controlled by Mark via his PC. Simple heating / HW controls in the apartment would be welcome.

    Reviewed by Alfons5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were a little disappointed with Sykes on arrival as they had given us outdated information for entering the building and we had to phone twice for the correct codes."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you had an issue with the key codes upon entering the property. We can see this was rectified for you as quickly as possible once contact was made and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is an excellent apartment with fantastic views and a touch of luxury, private parking space and everything you could need."

    we had a small issue with the boiler which was quickly resolved, communication regarding the issue was very good from both the cleaning company and the owner. another slight niggle was the windows had not been cleaned in a while so i actually cleaned part of them to enjoy the view! also the oven shelves had not been cleaned properly, minor issues and didn't spoil the experience. I would highly recommend this apartment but as the price for next year has gone up 50%!!! i would look elsewhere unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Sep 2021

  • "Superb standard of apartment where the facilities and comfort exceeded expectations and the sea view from the balcony was amazing."

    The holiday was a resounding success with the family and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again in the future, well recommended.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely, spacious apartment in a great location."

    Highly recommended for a holiday in Ilfracombe.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was fantastic."

    It was very modern, spacious and more than we expected. Ilfracombe itself could do with a tidy up in places but overall a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at 5 Arlington Villas."

    last time was in October 2020 but the weather was bad and not many places open. But the apartment was brilliant. This year very good weather and most places open had a great time and some really lovely meals. We saw some fantastic sunsets from the balcony, perfect way to end an evening. As before apartment was spotless. Had a bottle of wine as a welcome gift. We will be using Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2021

  • "My wife and I took a 4 night break and wanted a nice apartment knowing the weather might not be great while we were there."

    We like to walk and explore the areas we visit. We were very impressed with this apartment and think it is the best one we had this year of the staycations!

    Reviewed by Glen4.4Dec 2020

  • "A wonderful apartment in a great location with sweeping sea views."

    The apartment is finished to a high specification. Most importantly for a winter holiday it is warm with individual room controls and massive radiators in the main room. The only negative was poor communication about the car park. The numbers we were sent by Sykes were wrong and no one pointed out that we could use the fob on the set of house of house keys - we worked it out after few days of fiddling with number pads.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2020

  • "The photos matched the apartment very accurately."

    This is not always the case. Superb location. Fantastic views. Very well appointed apartment. Very clean.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Exactly as described. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "The apartment was lovely with stunning views of the sea."

    It was very comfortable and had all the things you need for a fantastic holiday by the sea. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday base with plenty of facilities. The apartment was also immaculately clean.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment was in an excellent location, close to shops, restaurants, seafront and harbour."

    The facilities are very good and we had everything we needed to enjoy such a wonderful holiday. We will recommend this apartment to friend and family who may wish to have a holiday in this area, and may we also thank sykes for their professional approach to organising our holiday. Please also thank the owners - we had a great time and they own a lovely apartment. Mr Jackson

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a great holiday , Great simple check in process Stunning view from the ..."

    Had a great holiday , Great simple check in process Stunning view from the balcony , lovely space in the living area , Fast wifi , lovely and clean , nice modern decor And only a couple of mins from the Town or seafront Couldn’t recommend it any higher and were already looking for our next booking

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was an extremely well appointed, modern apartment and was comfortable and exceptionally clean and tidy."

    The views were lovely and the short walk into town provided many opportunities to leave the car in the car park.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2019

  • "Yes! I feel I should point out that the entry codes you provided on "Your Key Collection Details" were incorrect but, corrected by Angela Encarnacao."

    The lift also stops at floor 3 for apartment 5! Detail on your website should include that the kitchen hob is an induction hob and not suitable for use by people with pacemakers! In addition - the following should be passed to the relevant people of the property:- 1 - Dishwasher was loaded with dirty crockery, glasses and cutlery when we arrived! 2 - Toilet seat in en-suite had loose fixings. 3 - Light on either side of mirror in en-suite needs light bulbs. 4 - Condition of refuse area disgusting, I took photograph which I can forward to you if necessary! 5 - Finally - the information folder provided is in a state of disrepair, and needs updating!

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, very modern and clean."

    The heating was a bit erratic, too warm at times. We could not control it, even though we turned it down, it would bounce back to high all the time. The main bathroom was the coldest because the towel rail kept going off. However we stayed an extra 3 days, as we loved the people and the area. Would go back again, perhaps in the summer.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Nov 2018

  • "Apartment was superb, extremely clean and had everything we could possibly need."

    To look out over the sea whilst eating breakfast was lovely and the weather was warm, dry and sunny. The apartment was quite "high tech" and we did need to telephone Angela once with a question and we had a good laugh as a few other people had also had to telephone to ask "where the cutlery drawer" was !!! We loved staying there and felt that the people of Ilfracombe were very friendly and welcoming. We walked everyday for quite long walks and to breathe fresh air was a bonus. We both came back feeling regenerated.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Amazing apartment, high end finish and detail."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a holiday away from home

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely clean modern flat with stunning sea views in a superb location in the centre of Ilfracombe."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The apartment was fantastic."

    Quality of furnishings, decor and equipment was extremely high. Always makes a visit feel a treat if the standard of accomadation is high and 5 Arlington VILLAS delivers! Would use again

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay but could be so much better."

    It needs the air temperature controls to actually work. The whole flat was to hot, no matter how we much we tried to follow the instructions and request a lower temp. Best place was the main entrance lobby, nice and COOL.

    Reviewed by Steve3.4Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful apartment overlooking the sea."

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying here for the week and would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone looking for a stylish place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was a bit disappointing not to find a hair dryer!"

    The car park barrier did not open from the inside automatically - so you have to be agile with the code! Apart from that, the location is very good and the parking place is a big advantage. The fixtures and fittings are all of a very high standard and seem hardly to be used. In all, an excellent holiday let.

    Reviewed by Reg4.7May 2018

  • "The apartment was fantastic, very clean and stocked with high quality kitchen equipment."

    The communal areas were very well maintained and the entry system made it feel very safe and secure. The view from the living area was wonderful and we couldn’t fault anything with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Getting in and out of the car park was a pain."

    My wife had to get out of the car to put a code in the keypad. Nearly every day she got wet due to the weather. Should be a fob Heating didn’t work well and we couldn’t touch it. Mainly applied to lounge area Sky tv would be nice as well

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2017

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  • Third floor (lift and stair access)
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with doors to balcony
  • Utility
  • Storage facility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs (one with BT Sport) and 1 x TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth sound speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in reserved space in car park
  • Lockable store for a bike or surfboards
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, beach and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Due to balcony, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There are six steps up to the front entrance of the Apartment block.

The property

This impressive third floor apartment has views out towards the sea in the popular Victorian seaside resort of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast.

Just a few minutes walk to the beach, restaurants, quirky cafes and shops this is an ideal choice for those looking to park the car and relax.

Step inside this fabulous apartment and your eyes will be automatically drawn to the beautiful views from the open plan living area where you can step onto the balcony and take in the morning sea air with a coffee or the glorious sunsets with your chosen tipple.

The stylish and modern interior ensures perfect comfort for the whole family and where you can dine together while admiring the views.

You will find two beautifully styled bedrooms, one with a king-size bed with the benefit of an en-suite shower room and the other a twin.

There is also a family bathroom, utility area and a handy locked area outside perfect for storing surf boards or bikes.

A short walk with take you to the famous Tunnels Beaches, these hand carved tunnels were built in the Victorian times and lead through to a sea water pool and beach.

Relax over lunch overlooking the pretty harbour where 'Verity', Damien Hirst's famous statue stands magnificently at the harbour entrance.

A short drive will take you to the wide stretches of golden sands and surfing waves at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton or maybe pack a picnic and explore Exmoor National Park.

With so much to see and do in this wonderful area of Devon, a week just won't be long enough!

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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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