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Seascapes

Ilfracombe, Devon (Ref. 959691)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in Seascapes and the third time we have stayed in Granville Point, and this occasion was no different from the previous stays."

    Beautiful outlook across the Sea and surrounding Town makes staying here a joy. The apartment is nicely furnished and the Beds comfortable. Bathrooms are clean and tidy with excellent showers . Short walk to Town and short drives to places like Woolacombe make this an excellent base from which to see the surrounding Countryside. Seagulls are a hazard to car paintwork but nothing much can be done to prevent that, it is by the Sea after all, but cleaning it off quickly is need or else paintwork will be damaged. Would we holiday here again…yes we would and enjoy just as much as the previous two stays.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2022

  • "Great property, v."

    Spacoius, great views although lounge furniture quite uncomfortable. Towels were clean but LOOKED grubby,minor cleanliness issues...having said this..would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2021

  • "Some really good and some really bad things."

    The views and size of the apartment were amazing. It was well stocked (other than having to provide our own hand soap). The location was as listed. The towels and sheets felt air-dried and rough and quite old - definitely not ‘luxury’ We had two issues with heat and hot water while we were there which were resolved fairly quickly. However, during this we discovered that quite a few people nearby had keys to the apartment. This is understandable BUT quite alarming because there is no inside security lock for safety while in the apartment. The bedrooms are downstairs and you would not be able to hear someone entering the apartment. When we first got there, we had to get out the vacuum to remove 6 spiders and their well-established webs from the living room corners. The TV only had freeview - in an apartment listed as luxury I would expect a smart TV to be able to stream from an iPad to the TV. Last but certainly not least, the sofa and chairs were the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced. Seriously painful. Made worse by no footrest or reclining. In the evening it is nice to be able to sit and relax and watch TV or read a book. This was not possible.

    The storm that raged the country, knocked out one of the main communal boilers. both electric and hot water were reinstated quickly. In the meantime were supplied several auxiliary heaters. We would like to reassure future guests that no one would enter the property without ringing the bell or knocking for the visitors first and only then if there was a safety issue. As for the suite, this is the first time we have had a complaint, furniture is subjective to personal judgment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneNov 2021

  • "A wonderful apartment in a great location which is very well equiped - far more so than others we have stayed in, we didn't lack for anything."

    Our only comments which I would like to be taken as constructive points not complaints, would be the cleanliness of the shower cubicle in the ensuite (black mould) which also has a leak through to the skirting board which leads to a horrible drain like smell. We did find an air purifyer in the bedroom which helped dispel the odour. There was also black mould on the shower screen in the main bathroom. Also the towels could all do with a good boil wash with some Glowhite - they are probably past their sell by date. We had a lovely stay and would like to thank the owners for sharing their property.

    Thank you for your feedback. The drain smell you mention is thought to be due to the amount of rain from the storm leading to the drains overflowing. This is being looked into further. The showers are cleaned extensively with bleach, so we are at a loss as to why there is mould. The towels were new at the start of the season but will be monitored. We are glad to hear of your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "It is truly wonderful property, thoughtfully decorated and with great furnishings - only one minor negative would be the fridge/freezer should be plumbed in so the water cooler and ice maker work - but this is very minor, and should not detract from it being scored as excellent."

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "The flat really surpassed our expectations- bigger than we thought, very comfortable, beautiful view."

    Couldn’t ask for more really!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "A fabulous place in a lovely location - loved waking up to hear the sea every morning and a gorgeous view from the balcony."

    A lovely comfortable stay. The accommodation clean and inviting with everything needed for a self catering holiday. A holiday to remember. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "A lovely holiday in a beautiful location."

    The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped and gorgeous views. Lovely to be able to walk into ilfracombe. Convenient for exploring North Devon.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "The apartment was ideal The views were amazing will book again"

    Reviewed by AJun 2021

  • "The apartment was fantastic- as was our holiday - I have already rebooked the same for later in the year."

    Reviewed by BernadetteMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely week and the weather was mostly kind to us although a bit blustery at times."

    The apartment is lovely, in a perfect location over looking the sea. The extractor fan over the hob stopped working but Joan got this fixed for us the same day that we reported it, so many thanks Joan for your prompt attention with this. We enjoyed a great stay in your very comfortable 'home form home' apartment and would stay there again when in that part of England.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2020

  • "We loved the views Overlooking the Sea from the balcony."

    The location was fab. Really close to everything. We had everything we needed except WiFi which was down all week whilst awaiting a new hub. Luckily we weren’t relying on it.

    Reviewed by ChrissieAug 2020

  • "The seal had gone on the fridge / freezer door, whenever we closed the fridge door the freezer door popped open and vice versa."

    I couldn't look up how to remedy as the Wifi was not working. Paper instructions for this would have been useful - they could have been laminated so wiped after use - or even stuck to the fridge door. Also annoyingly the lift was not working for the whole duration of our stay, which when bringing in shopping, suitcases up and down the stairs was far from ideal - a couple of small things that were unnecessarily irritating. Also with the sleeping arrangements being at the bottom and living quarters upstairs, the downstairs was very airless and quite claustrophobic. The apartment however was stunning and the views just as seen in the photographs.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "Lovely apartment well equipped and maintained to a very high standard."

    Could not fault the stay and enjoyed every minute

    Reviewed by GailAug 2020

  • "This apartment was absolutely wonderful, spotlessly clean,it was really well ..."

    This apartment was absolutely wonderful, spotlessly clean,it was really well equipped and tastefully furnished, the views were spectacular, would highly recommend and will definitely be staying here again next time we’re in Ilfracombe

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2020

  • "This apartment was exactly as described."

    Stunning views Really would benefit from a 2nd key though.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2019

  • "A few issues with the underfloor central heating which was not set as indicated on wall and drain smell in ensuite which we have reported."

    It would have been good to have a second set of keys. Otherwise apartment was very spacious and the views were fabulous. Onsite parking a definite bonus. Our main issue is with the booking website that "bullied" you into getting insurance which most people have via their home insurance. We have booked numerous holiday lets with many different agencies over the years and never encountered this. It would certainly make Sykes a last resort in the future.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2019

  • "Stunning apartment, with excellent facilities, it is very handy for walking into Ilfracombe, it is a little steep but the views are lovely."

    The apartment does not have a hairdryer so if you have to dry your hair you would need to take your own.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "The booking process was easy and the Sykes app was handy to have to check final payment date, key collection information and owner details."

    The property had a lovely sea view, was spacious, modern and well-equipped. The private off-street parking spaces were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2019

  • "Wonderful apartment, everything the listing described and more, the location ..."

    Wonderful apartment, everything the listing described and more, the location couldn't have been better and the sunsets were amazing, will definitely book again

    Reviewed by DeanJun 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic, wish we could have stopped longer"

    Reviewed by MartynMay 2019

  • "Wonderful location, hugh apartement with fantastic views."

    Felt very comfortable.

    Reviewed by MaritaMay 2019

  • "The apartment was exactly as seen on your website, beautiful views and very comfortable with an added piece of luxury, we only had one little niggle which was it was a little dirty round and about the apartment, like sticky tables and a dirty stained sink and cooker top, dust on light fittings and windows dirty, we also had to buy some pillows for the kids to sleep on as the ones in the rooms were badly stained and really needed replacing, apart from this which in no way was your fault, I found your website so easy to use and we were kept right up to date with what was required from us payment wise and what to do when we arrived at our destination."

    I would certainly use your company again, as we were given exactly what we saw on the website for a pleasant change in this day and age. Had a lovely holiday and loved the apartment. Thank you all at Sykes.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2018

  • "Only having one set of keys to the apartment was quite annoying."

    A plumbing issue we had was sorted quickly. We normally clean up everywhere before we leave but couldn’t find any equipment to do so , apart from a vacuum and broom . A fantastic location for a beach holiday , made even better by the lovely weather :) I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "No, it is a fine property in a great location, I would heartily recommend it."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Cannot described how many times we said 'WOW' when we arrived - from the size, decor and quality of everything we felt we had booked into the 'Ritz' for the week."

    Fantastic sea views and position with plenty of shops within a few minutes walk.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2018

  • "Stayed before and will stay again"

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2018

  • "The only thing that would have improved our stay would be to have two sets of keys for the appartment."

    At times, only having one set was very inconvenient. Other than that, the stay was excellent.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2017

  • "Holiday brilliant, apt, excellent, slight problem with oven, no instructions, not used to a electric oven."

    would definitely go again. 10/10 thank you.

    Reviewed by NormanJul 2017

  • "What a property, great views, great facilities and a lovely area of Britain I ..."

    What a property, great views, great facilities and a lovely area of Britain I had not visited will do it again if just to visit local resturants

    Reviewed by ArthurApr 2016

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Summary

  • Over two floors (lift and stairs access to first floor entrance)
  • Three bedrooms all ground floor: king-size double with TV and en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area, with kitchen with breakfast table, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility room, cloak room with basin and WC.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee pod machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD (in bedroom), Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road allocated parking in gated car park for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 mile away.

The property

Commanding uninterrupted sea views, this modern apartment is positioned in the highly desirable Granville Point development a landmark building overlooking the popular seaside resort of Ilfracombe, on Devon’s north coast.

Ideally placed for the historic Tunnels Beaches and the towns amenities, Seascapes makes a fabulous choice for a families, friends or couples to enjoy at any time of year.

A reverse level apartment over two floors, entry on the first floor into the hallway and through French doors into a lovely open plan living space with patio doors at either end leading out onto two seaward facing balconies.

Tastefully furnished with oak floors and large windows that capture the magnificent sea views, the room is divided into a comfortable seating area, central dining area with kitchen fitted to a high standard with granite work tops, American style fridge freezer and Neff appliances.

A breakfast table adds further seating to enjoy the views over morning coffee.

There is a useful utility room and cloak room on this floor.

Stairs lead down to the ground floor and three beautifully presented bedrooms the master with en-suite shower room and a separate family bathroom.

The first floor balconies provide an impressive vantage point to enjoy views out over the sea, where you can enjoy sit and relax whilst the sun sets over the sea.

Stroll downhill to the famous Tunnels Beaches loved by families, the historic tunnels channeled through the cliff face leading to picturesque sandy coves and rock pools ideal for children to paddle and play.

The towns amenities including the attractive harbour are within a short walk where you will find the famous ‘Verity’ statue designed by Damien Hirst.

The town has a fine selection of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes to browse and enjoy meals out.

Within a few miles Woolacombe and Croyde both renowned surfing spots are also popular with families, with safe shallow waters and RNLI lifeguards during the season.

Further afield the magnificent landscape of Exmoor can be explored on foot or two wheels.

Family day trips include The Big Sheep and Combe Martin Wildlife Park both close by.

Seascapes is an ideal apartment for a family stay or to share with friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

ILFRACOMBE

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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