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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 19531)

Lincombe near Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location, 8 minutes to Lee beach, 11 minutes to Ilfracombe."

    Games room and lots of games for children was an added bonus. Beautiful house and countryside views. If it included towels and bedding would have definitely given five stars.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week In Stable cottage."

    Beautiful shared garden which the dog could have a walk in. Cottage was very clean and comfortable. Fabulous area and walks nearby to explore even in the rain. Would happily visit again!

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2023

  • "The positioning, quietness was superb."

    The gardens and view perfect. The owners very accommodating

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "Firstly a huge thank you to the owner for accommodating us so quickly and to Kathy for doing an excellent job of cleaning and getting the property ready for us in a very short space of time."

    It was very much appreciated. We were already half way to Devon when the owner of the original property we booked called to say we couldn’t go there because it was flooded. Sykes booked us into this property and the owners pulled out all the stops to get it ready by 3.00pm the same day which was just two hours away. Brilliant. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Lovely place, central for all of North Devon. Huge safe and enclosed garden for our dog. Lovely friendly olde worlds pub just down the road. We stayed in winter and it was lovely and warm. The only constructive comment for a winter stay, it needs a rug on the laminate floor. In spite of the cottage being warm, the floor was freezing. We had to wear shoes or put our feet up on the settees to keep our feet warm. It was very cold for bare feet or even with socks on. It did warm a little by the end of the week. But that is all, otherwise it was all great and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very happy with the Stables."

    The cleanliness was excellent. Very comfortable and warm once the owner sorted out the timing on the heating. Lovey area and great walks. Would definitely recommend staying at The Stables if you like a cosy cottage in a quiet village with countryside views.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stable cottage."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for our needs. Ilfracombe is near by which we really enjoyed with our 8 year old twins and Lee Bay which is just down the road is a stunning place to visit especially when the tide is out so you can explore the smugglers steps and rock formations. The shared garden is beautifully kept and has lovely views at the bottom of the sea in the distance and the games room was enjoyed by us all. The cottage was lovely and clean on our arrival and the kitchen had everything you needed. Other reviews have said the space around the beds was very limited but this didn't impact us as there was plenty of storage space for your belongings and clothes but if you have mobility issues this could be a problem. My only constructive feedback was that the patio area we used to sit out on could have done with a little tidy up as it didn't quite match the well kept garden and I did find the double mattress not the most comfortable as I could feel the springs but then that could be because I'm used to a memory foam mattress! This didn't however spoil our stay and we hope to come back again one day.

    Reviewed by Nichol4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and lovely owners who were a great laugh."

    Everywhere clean and tidy and so quiet.Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very peaceful surroundings with nice views."

    The garden was enclosed so was comfortable with the dog having plenty Of area to run around. Would return in the future.

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Mar 2022

  • "Reply good stay really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to going back again at some point."

    Possibly nee mattresses required. Little more privacy to front door.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Mar 2022

  • "I had a very restful, calm break."

    The property was exactly what I needed.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely visit to Stable Cottage and found the property comfortable and convenient for us a family for a short break."

    The games room was an added bonus (think we used it everyday and the kids loved it).

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location , cottage was warm and cosy with a beautiful garden, cottage was clean and well equipped, everything you need for a great holiday, will hopefully be going back again soon ."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "The sky TV only gives digital channels, limited cooking utensils (no tongues), no room in kitchen to store food."

    Fridge very small especially for a property that accommodates 5. Main bedroom so small you can just about walk around the bed. Bedding poor quality. Property cold, light in bathroom doesn’t work, mould on bathroom blind, coffee table kept falling apart, dining chairs rickety, no broom or mop. The games room was good for entertaining kids on wet days.

    Reviewed by Samantha2.2Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped and clean with lovely garden and games room,Ideally located between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and I recommend it!

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Aug 2021

  • "Although off-road parking was a little tight (we have a big car)."

    The shared garden and our little private patio was super. The games room was also a great facility.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely few days at Stable Cottage."

    The cottage is fairly basic but has very thing you need for a comfortable stay. Richenda and Kathy were very welcoming and on hand should you need them. The jewel in the crown is lovely, very large, well tended, enclosed garden..... our puppy loved running around and around the flower bed! The only thing to mention is that the bathroom is downstairs. There are basins in each bedroom, but the bathroom is accessed through the kitchen, downstairs. This wasn’t an issue for us but might be for some. The cottage is off the beaten track so is quiet, it’s about a mile down a steep hill to the local pub, The Grantham. The pub was serving food outside and we enjoyed a superb dinner and lunch there. Not your run of the mill pub menu, and really delicious food. The walk back up the hill was welcome afterwards, but you need to be fit to manage it! We would recommend Stable cottage for anyone wanting a quiet few days away.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2021

  • "A really cosy cottage with all the comforts of home the games room was a really good idea and the dogs loved tearing round the garden ."

    An ideal location near to both illfracombe and woolacombe beach . A really nice relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic base for those who love to walk."

    Stable Cottage benefitted from it's own garden with fabulous views, so worth paying the extra. We thought we would eat at the local pub, but this was a mile away and a steep walk back, so we didn't try it. The lady who looked after the cottages was extremely helpful and made our stay more enjoyable. Looking forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Stables is a lovely cottage that sits above a wooded Coombe that leads to the sea at Lee approx 1 mile down a steep hill (it's where the pub is too)."

    The cottage itself has two small bedrooms and a small but well equipped kitchen. The living dining room is a good size and the games room and beautiful garden are a bonus. The hosts were welcoming and have gone to great lengths to reassure holidaymakers in the current climate. Highlights are Saunton Sands, the south west path views at Mortehoe and Wollacoombe beach, all amazing.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2020

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, have already recommended to family !"

    Clean, comfortable and perfect size for two adults and two teenagers. Stunning garden which was nice to sit out on patio and admire the beautiful view and all the family enjoyed games room. Owners very welcoming and helpful. We took quite a lot of chilled food as staying for the week but Fridge is quite small so had to put some food in freezer which wasn’t a problem but something to note if taking a lot of food. Just one note and nothing to do with cottage but Sykes advise pub on doorstep which is misleading. To long of a walk down a narrow, sometimes steep in parts road. Safest way would be to drive, definitely not on doorstep !

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Warm, friendly welcome from Richenda.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Jul 2019

  • "The photographs do not do justice to the beautiful gardens the house is situated in."

    The cottage is very well equipped & situated well between Ilfracombe & Woolacombe. The hosts are friendly & welcoming. A great base to visit many attractions in North Devon . We would certainly be happy to return to the cottage & recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2019

  • "Hosts were warm and friendly , accommodation was beautifully laid out."

    the garden was large and tidy .all facilitys were there .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The best thing is the wonderful garden our hosts, Richenda and Kathy, shared with us. We looked forward to our evening G & T in the swinging garden seat watching the sun setting behind the fields. The view is stunning and the garden is large and well looked after. Our 7 year old son and our dog loved to run up and down the length of it. There is a picnic bench in the main garden and in the cottage's own little patio although it was a bit too chilly in October for alfresco dining! From our 7 yr old's point of view the highlight was the Games Room/Barn. He loved it. Thankfully we had beautiful weather but in October (or any time of year in the uk!) it provided peace of mind that if our plans got rained off we had options. There is wi-fi but the signal is intermittent. Fine for web access and social media but not good enough for streaming There was lots of good local information available. The dog friendly attractions/beaches/ cafes were particularly appreciated Kathy and Richenda were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2018

  • "We really enjoyed the week at the cottage and found it well equipped and particularly well set out for dogs."

    .. e.g.hard floor in living room, leather sofas, big secure garden..and the owner Kathy was a real dog lover and even looked after our dog for a day so we could make a boat trip to Lundy. The district is full of great things to do within easy striking distance by car. Don't expect lots of easy walks (with or without a dog).. There are narrow lanes with high hedges and some traffic and the cottage is situated at the top of a mighty hill with a mile long walk down to the magnificent Lee Bay.. and a mountain climb back... Limited parking by the shore.

    Reviewed by G4.7Jun 2018

  • "A totally relaxing break for us, including our dog!"

    Cathy and Richenda are so welcoming and friendly, we enjoyed our chats in the beautiful garden. We had a private terrace, overlooking the garden, which had all day sunshine and a picket fence and gate. Our little dog was happy to stay out there and enjoy any attention. We had trips out to Ilfracombe and Woolacombe, both within 15 minutes drive. The cottage is well equipped and spotless, lovely views from the garden and back bedroom. We would highly recommend a break at Stable cottage, we will return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2018

  • "Location was good pity about the accommodation."

    very basic, no comfort, bedrooms, VERY small & beds cheap nasty & uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Pat1.9May 2018

  • "This was a last minute booking as we had a grandchild arrived early so needed to book asap,The booking with Sykes is so easy and very friendly."

    We found the cottage very warm and clean, we had been worried being January we would be cold. The cottage is like home from home and the heating was on constant. Cathy greeted us and our little dog Tess.Would love to visit the cottage in summer as their is a lovely little enclosed patio area, with extended garden area with a beautiful view which i would of loved to of taken advantage of especially on a summers evening.Thankyou Cathy and Rachenda.

    Reviewed by Jennette4.8Jan 2018

  • "Beautiful garden, comfortable accommodation and a beautiful garden."

    Very pet friendly.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very good and comfortable property, weather was not on our side but our two grandchildren (boys) thoroughly enjoyed the excellent games room on site."

    Owner very helpful and friendly good place to stay and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8May 2017

  • "The in cottage broadband was pretty hit and miss, we ended up using a local BT fon hotspot although the signal was much weaker than the cottages' own the performance was much better."

    Reviewed by Steve4.2Nov 2016

  • "Excellent location to allow you to take advantage of both resorts - Ilfracombe ..."

    Excellent location to allow you to take advantage of both resorts - Ilfracombe and Woolacombe Very well equipped cottage, exceptionally clean and with a great size garden with excellent views Village pub closer to a 25 minute walk than 10 minutes with a steep incline on the way back

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy, hosts very welcoming, lovely relaxing break and great garden, lovely places to explore around where cottage is, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Stable Cottage."

    The cottage is nicely decorated and has wonderful views over the Fushcia Valley, towards Lee Bay. Our thanks go to Kathy and Richenda for being marvellous hosts, and helping to make our stay such a happy one. Upon arrival, Kathy showed us around the cottage, and had also left some treats for our little dog, Daisy. The location of Stable Cottage is perfect for exploring North Devon, with Ilfracombe and Woolacombe only 15 minutes drive away. Lee Bay is also only a few minutes drive away, and is beautiful. Our week's stay at Stable Cottage was one of the best holidays that we have had in a long time. We definitely recommend Stable Cottage as a wonderful place to stay. Thank you to all!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x family room with 1 adult bunks and 1 single with basin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and wall-mounted electric fire
  • Shared external games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and darts.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, video, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs, videos and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair, stairgate and baby bath on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared rear lawned enclosed garden with patio, furniture, games, trampoline and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Newspapers and grocery deliveries can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: No hen, stag or similar
  • Please be aware - this property does not supply any towels or bed linens and you would need to bring your own.

The property

Attached to the 17th century farmhouse is this cosy Devon holiday home, a stable which has been converted into a comfy family cottage with modern decor, including leather sofas, and a small kitchen leading to the shared garden.

This cottage is next to Refs. 19625 and 19669, together they sleep 15 people.

Lincombe House Cottages

Ilfracombe 2 miles. This charming group of holiday cottages in Devon are part of a 17th century farmhouse in Lincombe, near the tiny picturesque coastal village of Lee, nestling in a deep wooded combe on the North Devon coast near Ilfracombe. Less than a mile from Lee Bay, a small rocky cove, these Ilfracombe cottages offer a peaceful place to stay, away from the main tourist route. All the cottages share a beautiful lawned garden at the rear, which overlooks Fuschia Valley and beyond, as well as an external games room with pool table, darts, table tennis, table football and outdoor games, such as croquet, badminton and a trampoline. There is always a friendly welcome and help if required with things to do in the Ilfracombe area. On the doorstep is the village pub, and within easy reach are sandy beaches and exhilarating coastal walks with stunning views towards Lundy Island. There is an endless list of surfing beaches, all family friendly and all within a short drive of these Ilfracombe cottages, or why not cycle the Tarka Trail, which is a picturesque route through North Devon and passing through Ilfracombe? Ilfracombe, located two miles north east of these Devon holiday homes is a traditional seaside town with harbour, seafront with parks and shops and even a theatre. A wonderful group of cottages near Ilfracombe, in one of North Devon’s secret coastal hideaways.

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

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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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Please be aware - this property does not supply any towels or bed linens and you would need to bring your own.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas