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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Very spacious, comfortable accomadation."

    Light and airy. Well equipped and perfect for our family of five. In a perfect location for exploring Ilfracombe and surrounding areas. Our host Brenden, was also very welcoming and communicated well from start to finish. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Apr 2024

  • "Nice warm home close to shops, beach, walks, etc."

    Parking can be tricky as on street parking soon fills up. TV is a bit small for family viewing and although Freeview works, the Apps stopped working after a couple of days - so no live streaming. Cooking facilities were good though fridge needed a clean, bathrooms were ok but bring your own toiletries, beds were comfortable but living room furniture is basic and not so comfortable. We went during Xmas week and sadly no Xmas tree or decorations which would have added a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Antony3.1Dec 2023

  • "Good location, within walking distance of shops and harbour."

    Owner responded quickly to enquiries and was very helpful. Parking could be a bit tricky but always found somewhere nearby to park.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Oct 2023

  • "The holiday cottage is great."

    It’s clean in a good location in beautiful North Devon and Brendan is a delight. Fair price for what you get.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Penryn is a lovely comfortable apartment well equipped and a great location for Ilfracombe."

    We enjoyed a lovely relaxing two weeks stay here and would like to return next year if it’s available. Communication with the owner and his son was easy and they made every effort to ensure our stay was comfortable, which was most appreciated as the weather was inclement. They kindly put on the heating to allow us to dry wet clothing. The house is beautifully decorated with some attractive plants and wooden ornaments. Many thanks for enabling us to book this property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Davina4.7Jul 2023

  • "The apartment was lovely had everything you could need."

    Clean and welcoming. The beds were really comfortable. Plenty of room, bright and airy. Brendan the owner was lovely and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable, owner very welcoming."

    Many properties now include a welcome tray, tea, coffee, milk etc. Just a thought not a criticism.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very nice stay at Penryn, an ideal base for us."

    Very clean and the owners were very nice without being intrusive. Parking in the street was a problem at times but no big deal, overall a great stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "The accommodation was lovely and comfortable and everything we needed for a wonderful holiday even the weather was kind to us ."

    Reviewed by Miss Carole5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    The property was clean and I loved the original features of the property. The owner was friendly, helpful and at hand should we need him.

    Reviewed by Kerryanne4.4Aug 2022

  • "The owner was very friendly and available for any requests or questions."

    The property was practical and was very clean.. It had everything we needed for cooking and eating. The location is central and close to the the local restaurants and harbour.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped apartment in a central position for the town, the supermarket, and all the interesting sites in Ilfracombe."

    No private parking but we didn't ever have a problem parking either outside the house or very nearby. I highly recommend this lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was spacious, occupying the top two floors of a Victorian terrace close to the coast."

    The kitchen with large dining table seemed to have been recently fitted out and met all our needs. The communication with the owner and introductory tour of the property was excellent and the owner was very helpful. The entrance is shared with the owner who lives on the ground and lower ground floors, but the apartment has a lockable front door within the building. Parking can be difficult as the road is very central without any parking restrictions. However, we always found parking either in the road where the property is situated or in nearby roads suggested by the owner. We visited outside of school holidays in the 3rd week of September.

    Reviewed by Glynne4.4Sep 2021

  • "Really nice house in a great location."

    Over 2 floors and was perfect for our family. Exactly as described and very clean. Just over from the Tunnel beaches and a nice 10 min walk to the harbour. The owner was very helpful giving recommendations etc

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brendan is a fabulous host, nothing was too much trouble for him."

    We had a brilliant week in Devon.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful landlord, thank you Mr Bergin"

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved staying at penryn, it's a lovely comfy apartment and was perfect for us."

    Brendan the owner was so lovely and helpful and he was also really lovely with the kids. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2021

  • "The entrance isn't fantastic but ignore that and the flat is fine."

    Well equipped, clean and spacious. Needs a light as soon as you go in the main house front door, the switch is a fair way in or a sensor light. Position is good, top of the road you are on the high street or walk along the front to the harbour. A Lidls across the road is convenient. Main issue is the difficulty with on street parking and the turning area at the top of the road. As there is no charge on the road it gets very busy. Owner keeps a space for day of arrival which is helpful but struggled to park some evenings. Not a lot that can be done about this though. An enjoyable stay and good flat

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Sep 2020

  • "We had a great weeks holiday."

    Our accommodation was really comfortable and cosy and spacious. Central to everything. Brendan was a perfect host to us nothing was too much trouble I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, roomy accommodation and very kind and helpful host."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "I loved the space and comfort of accommodation"

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2019

  • "The holiday accommodation was spacious and clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped with ample crockery etc. It was lovely to be able to eat in the kitchen together and then relax in the lounge; we really appreciated having the living space separate to the kitchen. Having two bathrooms was also a great plus. The owner of the property was brilliant, phoning us beforehand to touch base about our arrival, calling the day before to check our final plans, happily moving his car so we could unload, chatting when we bumped into him on occasion. Overall, a great experience.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent holiday let - clean, good facilities and fantastic host."

    The flat is really close to the tunnels beach and to town. Looking at other feedback we thought parking would be a nightmare but the host kindly moved his car so we could park when we got there, and we managed to get a space on the few occasions we took the car out. Would highly recommend Penryn for anyone looking for a holiday in Ilfracombe.

    Reviewed by Rehanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely holiday away for the family."

    The experience booking through Sykes Cottages was excellent with precise and accurate information of the place we stayed and also regular contact to keep me up to date on the booking. We’ll be using Sykes Cottages to book future holidays and will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owner Brendan was very pleasant."

    House is in a good location for Ilfracombe, however parking for the property is not easy, first come first served, but the street is often full and you may have to park in a different street. The apartment was very clean and had all that you needed if you wanted to eat in.

    Reviewed by Gwen4.4Jun 2019

  • "Great place kids loved it, very friendly and helpful owners only issue we had was with parking but alternative on street parking was available a few streets away."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "A really lovely apartment over two floor with plenty of space."

    Clean and easy to walk into town. On street parking is not always easy but owner very accommodating and will help out with this. We enjoyed our short stay at Penryn.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2019

  • "The owners hospitality and helpfulness most impressed The property had everything you need to make a great holiday."

    Well kept

    Reviewed by Mohanlal5.0Sep 2018

  • "Penryn is a gorgeous apartment split over the upper two levels of a townhouse."

    The owner lives underneath with the accommodation having its own entrance on the first floor. The owner is non-intrusive but also helpful and friendly. The 3 bedrooms, living area, kitchen and 2 bathrooms provided plenty of space for our family of 5. WiFi for the kids too! The apartment was exceptionally clean. The kitchen was very well equipped, even including condiments, cleaning materials etc. A washing machine was also handy for a particularly muddy day at an adventure park. We only had to buy food - Lidl is just down the road. Boardgames and plenty of linen was also much appreciated. The location of the apartment is excellent, 5 mins walk from tunnels beaches & 10/15 mins from the beautiful harbour. The Indian restaurant at the end of the road was also very nice. All in all a lovely apartment!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location - very close to Tunnels beaches, the main high street and Lidl."

    The owner lives below and is very welcoming. Nice big rooms and a well stocked kitchen.

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage/appartment was in an excellent location."

    The owner was very welcoming and the appartment was very homely and exceedling well equiped.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful apartment comfurtuble and relaxing."

    Very clean and a good location for the Harbour only issue we had is trouble with parking on the street.

    Reviewed by S4.8Jun 2017

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable and spacious."

    The rooms were all tastefully furnished and well equipped and being in a very quiet area added to our enjoyment of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.8Sep 2016

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  • Set over 1st and 2nd floors
  • Three 2nd floor bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • 1st floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • 2nd floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • 1st floor fitted kitchen with dining area
  • 1st floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property on a first come first served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Access is via an entrance door and ground floor hallway into the main house, shared with the friendly owner.

The property

This Ilfracombe holiday apartment is part of a character Victorian terraced property, a short walk from the Tunnels Beaches, harbourside and high street of this popular North Devon seaside resort.

This Ilfracombe self-catering apartment is set over the first and second floors of the main property, and many of the rooms have feature Victorian fireplaces, large bay windows and high ceilings, giving a real sense of space for a family stay.

The large kitchen/diner and the sitting room with comfy traditional furniture are on the first floor together with a bathroom, while the three bedrooms and a shower room are on the second floor.

From this lovely Ilfracombe holiday apartment there is easy access to the spectacular, National Trust-owned Torrs Walk towards Woolacombe, or you could charter a boat for a spot of sea fishing, surf at Croyde, Woolacombe or Saunton, cycle along the Tarka Trail or maybe just saunter around the harbour and enjoy a cream tea.

This Ilfracombe self-catering apartment offers everything you would need for a memorable stay in Devon.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas