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Ocean Breeze

(Ref. 960154)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolutely wonderful place to stay."

    The view was wonderful, and the property was first rate.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful property, spotlessly clean with a wonderful view from the balcony."

    Beds were very comfortable and there was a nice welcome pack. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was clean and well presented, a most relaxing place to stay."

    Excellent all round.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow……what a stunning view and location."

    The apartment itself was very lovely, it had everything we needed but the views from both the bedroom and the lounge were just wonderful. Would love to go back again if and when we had the chance too.

    Reviewed by Dean4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property."

    Very well equipped and spotless. The views are incredible and it is also very close to the facilities in Ilfracombe which is important to us. Will definitely stay at this property again and did not want to leave!!!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "What a lovely clean and comfortable apartment and with lovely views over the ..."

    What a lovely clean and comfortable apartment and with lovely views over the ocean we couldn’t have ask for a better place to stay

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2023

  • "A fantastic apartment that truly has the wow factor."

    Exceptionally clean and modern. Amazing views out to sea from the living room and both bedrooms. Will be back!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice stay, property had a lovely view and a great location"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "En-suite shower head faulty."

    Heating poor and no instructions.

    Reviewed by Phil3.4Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful adjustment with an amazing view."

    Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Having a private parking place was very useful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Upon arrival we found the Ocean Breeze apartment to be well furnished through out and very clean."

    The only issue we found was that in high winds the ensuite bedroom sliding window 'creaked' (Top left hand corner - as if ever so slightly, loose ... maybe... as I am not a window fitter and it was in the middle of the night !) in the wind rather than whistling/howling sound. Nothing drastic and it did not dampen our stay but I reported it to the owner via text. As for the view from all of the windows - WOW !!! And would we come and stay in Ocean Breeze again - YES

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing apartment with glorious views."

    Great attention to detail. If any gripes - and it’s a stretch is that high winds demonstrated an issue with en-suite windows. Wind howling in and v cold. Attempted to call agents x 3 but no response. Not a negative though and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was clean and exactly as described."

    The welcome pack was not up to the standard found in other Sykes properties.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Aug 2022

  • "Can’t fault the apartment, it had every thing needed for a perfect stay, we ..."

    Can’t fault the apartment, it had every thing needed for a perfect stay, we found the rooms very warm , some notes would help on how to control the heating, excellent stay would recommend ,

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really nice apartment views amazing fridge freezer needed defrosting as door ..."

    Really nice apartment views amazing fridge freezer needed defrosting as door wouldn't close properly could have done with some instructions for remotes for TV and radio etc but everything else was lovely Really missing the views

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The apartment is fine for a holiday rental."

    There's mould in the shower and bits of damage to the walls but it's OK and we'd be OK here for a week if no one was above. However the floors transmit noise terribly and presumably the apartment above has no carpets. We can hear stomping and kids running around all the time which isn't at all relaxing. Yes, kids run and they aren't doing any harm but we don't want to hear them! It's just not the quiet break we need so will probably end up leaving after only one or two nights if it doesnt improve a lot. Very disappointing.

    Thank you for your feedback. This is the first time we have had a concern raised over noise from other flats. We are sorry that this occurred and disturbed your stay. - The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and the view was amazing."

    The apartment was very clean and comfortable and tastefully furnished. The only criticism was not being able to check in until 6pm and then having to check out at 9am. This means nearly a whole day is wasted. Please can this be rectified as it is such a lovely place to stay and we will most certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful and comfortable apartment."

    Stunning sea views. Easy and secure parking. Quiet location but only 10 minute walk to the town and easy access to coast path. Perfect holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely week helped by amazing weather."

    Apartment view was wonderful but some chairs and table on the balcony would make easier to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Suzi4.4Oct 2021

  • "A really lovely appartment with stunning views and all the facilities one could wish for and within very easy walking distance of the town and its facilities."

    One word of caution that except for one small restaurant in town all the others say they are all reserved with bookings well in advance several say they are fully booked for the next 3 months, so be prepared either to travel away from the town for a nice meal or dine on fish and chips or Wetherspoons fare.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was beautiful clean and well equipped views from the balcony beautiful can't fault our stay Will recommend to family and friends and will book again in the future thank you."

    Kind regards Les

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing apartment really lovely place."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Gorgeous flat with fantastic sea views which the photos do not do justice."

    Very convenient for the town centre as long as you are OK with a bit of a hill.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is the third time that we have stayed in Ocean Breeze and we love the flat and location."

    However, for the second time on a 2 week holiday we have not had a functioning washer/dryer. On this occasion, although Sandpiper arranged an engineer visit promptly, it appears that parts had to be obtained from Italy so no repair was possible during our holiday. You will appreciate that it is difficult to manage without clothes washing facilities for 2 weeks and this is one of our key requirements. Perhaps a new machine is required!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a great apartment in a fantastic location."

    The apartment was lovely inside and spacious with amazing views over the sea and private parking. We would definately like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2021

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    ! We booked this apartment to make up for our summer holiday being cancelled. We arrived when it was dark so we couldn’t see the view, so when we opened the curtains in the morning it was even more breathtaking then the pictures! A truly lovely & homely apartment! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2020

  • "Don't hesitate to book this property, brilliant views, everything you need within the flat, really comfortable."

    I was very impressed with Sykes from the helpdesk team to the documentation provided. The property is easy to find, parking is straightforward, it is easy to get out of Ilfracombe if you are travelling around Devon like we were. Its worth noting the gate on the bend leading to the property which leads down to the sea front and is a good short cut. We would highly recommend Settantanove and Giovanni and Luca if you are having a meal out.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "Booked with you before and always good."

    No problems apart from the weather!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "It would have been useful that in the description about the apartment that it told you that it was at the top of a very steep hill, and had I have known that from the outset I am not sure I would have been it."

    However it had amazing views and was a very comfortable place to stay. The broken gate needs to be remedied soon as my friend and I found it very difficult to move and for older people it would be extremely difficult for them to push back and then pull across. Within the property the light in the cooker hood was not working, nor were two of the lights in the en-suite over the mirror. The sliding balcony door in the main bedroom does not appear to shut properly in the top right hand corner, as we had really strong winds on Thursday and Friday last week, and on both nights I was woken by the wind whistling through the door. Could I suggest that the information regarding the wi fi is put on one of the notices as it is very difficult to read the information on the hub as the writing is so small and even with glasses I found it almost impossible to read. Could I also suggest that a notice is put up asking people to empty the toaster before they leave, as it obviously had not been emptied for several weeks when I used it on the Sunday morning. We would certainly book with Sykes again as we had a lovely time away during a very difficult year in a very nice part of the country and in a very nice property. Thank you Carole Upton

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2020

  • "The apartment was one of the best we have stayed in ."

    It was a wow moment when entering and seeing the beautiful view from lounge and bedroom windows!! Close enough to illfracombe to walk in even if it is on a hill ! Would definitely stay there again and a few friends have asked for the details!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment is positioned in an imposing building over looking Ilfracombe which facilitated excellent panoramic views."

    It is very comfortably furnished and extremely well equipped. The main bedroom carpet, however, is badly stained and appears grubby. We experienced disturbed/lack of sleep due the patio doors constantly rattling throughout the night which we were unable to stop. There was also considerable noise from heavy footsteps from above apartment. The automatic gate was not working which meant we had to physically open and close the heavy metal gate when entering and leaving. Which was extremely inconvenient!!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2020

  • "Firstly let me say this is probably one of the best apartments in Ilfracombe."

    It’s beautifully appointed and overlooks the sea. It is well equipped with good quality furnishings. Unfortunately, that is where the good news ends. On our arrival, we found the keys easily enough and tried using the tag to open the security gate to gain access. It didn’t work. A phone call revealed that it was defective and had to be opened manually. Inconvenient but not a big problem. Secondly, in 32C we find the lift doesn’t work either. The apartment is on the fourth floor, so my wife and I who are in our mid 60s with various health issues have to drag our heavy cases up several flights of stairs in the stifling heat. We climb these stairs all week as the lift isn’t repaired until Thursday afternoon when it manages just one journey before breaking down again with the same apparent fault. On entering the apartment, we find the waste bin broken..not just broken but falling to bits. The toilet seat in the en suite Is broken and there’s a peanut in one of the bowls in the living area. This is despite us effectively losing nearly a day of our holiday due to the alleged additional deep cleaning of the premises due to the current COVID 19 pandemic. This is an expensive property to rent and we did so because it promised a lift and high quality accommodation. After several days of struggling up the stairs we finally gave up and left a day early. Frankly, it was not at all impressive and we won’t be returning.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Aug 2020

  • "This comfortable home-from-home was just the luxurious treat we needed."

    The obvious winner was being able to look out of the balcony doors over the ocean from both the bedrooms and living room, but this superb experience was matched indoors by the attention to quality and detail in the fixtures and fittings - DO investigate the coffee table! Spotlessly clean, essentials sometimes missed such as washing up liquid, anti-bac soap, tea towels and toilet roll were left for us - we took our own dishwasher and laundry tabs. Centrally located, the apartment is ideal for visiting the local beaches, countryside and attractions, and the Ilfracombe takeaways mainly have delivery services which you might find important while Covid is still around. The local Lidl is just a 5 minute walk away, but only if you're not afraid of the hill on the way back! There is one puzzle that amused us but irritated our teenager - the twin bedroom door cannot be closed unless the nearest bed is pulled to be on a diagonal across the room. Whether this is because the beds are new, and longer than the old ones, or perhaps the room has been rearranged, but it seemed a bit incongruous with the otherwise thoughtful and tasteful presentation of the rest of the apartment. Having said that, the whole family would have no hesitation in staying again should the opportunity arise.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Ocean Breeze is a wonderful apartment!"

    The views of the sea are absolutely amazing and the apartment is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It has been equipped to a higher standard than is usual with extras included that you normally wouldn't expect. I wouldn't mind living there! My only negative (which I am sure can be put right) is that, apart from the living room, the apartment was extremely cold. Adjusting the room thermostats didn't make any difference. It is possible that the central heating hasn't been turned on yet and that the heat in the living room came from the boiler in that room. If that is the case, please turn it on as the bedrooms were icy cold. We loved staying there and everything else was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Nov 2019

  • "Stunning location and view."

    Beautiful apartment, just a couple of minor things need doing. Broken toilet seat, wardrobe door broken , funny smell in en suite bathroom but on the whole a fantastic place and would definitely recommend,

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "You provided accommodation second to none, the apartment was very comfortable."

    The electric gate was not working which ment manually opening the gate which I found extremely heavy, and got soaked due to the bad weather. I would not recommend the position of the flat for anyone with mobility issues, walking back to the apartment up the hills was very hard, but it also gave you fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2019

  • "This apartment didn't fail to impress, not only for its decor and location but it is excellently appointed with absolutely everything you could ask for."

    Master bedroom with en-suite was tastefully decorated with excellent sea views from the comfort of your bed, waking up and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean was wonderful and the balcony was great for sitting on and enjoying the full views of the sea. Lounge with balcony was superbly decorated and the balcony was great for sitting on and watching the sun go down. The kitchen was extremely well appointed with plenty of equipment and storage. The second bedroom and family bathroom were again spot on. Having private secure parking was a huge bonus and the short walk to town is only about 5 minutes via the park (gate on corner). We had an amazing stay here and would certainly recommend Ocean Breeze to others.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at our apartment, with stunning views and a peaceful ..."

    We had a wonderful time at our apartment, with stunning views and a peaceful relaxing setting would definitely go back xx

    Reviewed by April5.0Jul 2019

  • "Small point but simpler television would have been better for us on the few occasions we watched it, no idea how it worked & we couldn't find any instructions."

    Everything else was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "The apartment was in the best position in Ilfracombe in a quiet elevated spot on the cliffs with great views but with only a short walk to town."

    It also had parking. (It might be worth explaining if you park outside the apartment to collect your keys from the bin area the key then has a fob to open the gate to the car park) The facilities in the apartment were excellent with fast broadband and a large tv linked to the WiFi. (We are easily impressed by such technology) It has large French windows with.lovely views out to sea and of The rocks and small bay below. It also has a balcony where you can sit and even in March it received some evening sunshine. The South West coastal path passes the door and there are beautiful cliff walks to Lea or through the town and on east to Watermouth.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous apartment with best sea views ever."

    Easy to book through Sykes, who provide all information needed bia email, or their App. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this accommodation, and Sykes.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2019

  • "A perfect location close to the CBD and harbour with wonderful ocean views."

    An ideal base for discovering the north Devon Coast and the Moors. As good as it gets with all modern conveniences.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Sep 2018

  • "As we were staying for 2 weeks it was important to have a washer /dryer."

    The machine in the flat was not working and, although we reported this on arrival, the engineer did not attend to fix it until the last day of the fortnight. A drying rack was provided as an interim solution but the delay in fixing the machine was a disappointment.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was one of the best places we have ever stayed in."

    We will certainly be going back. Waking up to that sea view everyday was really spectacular.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic venue with stunning views."

    All the amenities that one would need. Would thoroughly recommend and am looking forward to returning :)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2018

  • "We have stayed in Syke's cottages before so we knew what high quality they offer."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2017

  • "Car park gate entry system is very temperamental and the key fob did not operate the gate when manual operation was turned off."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2017

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  • Fourth floor (lift and stair access)
  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD/blu-ray player, CModel-PURE CD-6 - DAB, Bluetooth, CD player
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road allocated parking in gated car park for one car
  • Balcony with seating
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs, restaurants and beach 5 minute walk.

The property

With stunning views out to sea, this fabulous apartment provides excellent accommodation in the town of Ilfracombe on the North Devon Coast.

With the towns’ amenities on your doorstep this is apartment is a great choice for a family holiday.

There are two lovely bedrooms, the master benefitting from an en suite and doors leading onto the balcony, just perfect for that morning coffee before the day begins.

The second bedroom enjoys a Juliette balcony, so nice and safe for the little ones.

The open plan living area is modern and comfortable and where you can slide open the balcony doors and enjoy the sea air while you dine together.

Ilfracombe is full of Victorian charm and bustles with life ensuring that there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

An abundance of cafes and pub/restaurants means that the cooking can be left at home!

The beautiful harbour area is ideal for sitting by over lunch and you can hop on a boat to the wildlife haven of Lundy Island or seal spotting on a cruise along the North Devon coastline.

For the young and young at heart, there is plenty of nightly entertainment.

Full of history, this is a wonderful town to explore and a visit to the Tunnels Beach should not be missed.

There is a small sandy beach nearby or a short drive will take you to Woolacombe, Croyde or Saunton, each offering beautiful stretches of golden sands, safe waters and surfing waves.

The historic market towns of Barnstaple and Bideford are within easy reach and offer some good shopping and nightlife.

Ilfracombe is also close to Exmoor National Park which boasts miles of rolling landscape and hidden villages, perfect for walking or cycling lovers.

With so much to see and explore in this beautiful part of Devon, this apartment will have you returning again and again!

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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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