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Iconic Ilfracombe Victorian House with spectacular harbour and sea views.

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Entire homePrivate host

Iconic Ilfracombe Victorian House with spectacular harbour and sea views.

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

7 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 16

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Ilfracombe, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIlfracombe Harbour6 min walk
  • Popular LocationExmoor National Park13 min drive
  • Popular LocationSaunton Sands19 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 16
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    1 double bed
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Iconic Ilfracombe Victorian House with spectacular harbour and sea views.

Waterfront Holiday home with patio and fireplace
With stunning views overlooking Ilfracombe’s harbour and out to sea, the imposing seven-bedroom former rectory is ideally placed for local amenities. The childhood home of former triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, it retains lots of its original features and charm, with a sweeping staircase and stunning drawing room. Most of the rooms and 6 of the bedrooms have sea views and the dining room boasts a magnificent 18 seater table. The large kitchen has an AGA as well as conventional oven and on the lower ground floor there is a large cinema room with a dumb waiter linked to the dining room above.
Ideally placed overlooking the harbour, all local amenities are just a short walk away. Walkers can enjoy country and coastal walks directly from the property, and with ample parking for several cars this wonderful home is the perfect place to spend a relaxing, peaceful holiday.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation has separate dining areas and includes sofa beds and dining tables. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's books
  • Travel cot
  • Children's games

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 16

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area


Located in Ilfracombe, this holiday home is on the waterfront. Ilfracombe Harbour and South West Coast Path Section 3 Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore North Devon Coast and Exmoor National Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Marwood Hill Gardens and Exmoor Zoo. Power boating and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Ilfracombe Harbour - 6 min walk
  • Wildersmouth Beach - 7 min walk
  • Verity Statue - 9 min walk
  • Exmoor National Park - 13 min drive
  • Saunton Sands - 19 min drive


  • Take Thyme Fish Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • S&P Fish Shop - 4 min walk
  • Relish Bar & Bistro - 5 min walk
  • The Admiral Collingwood - 5 min walk
  • Johnny C's Diner - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 21 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 12 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%

5/5 Excellent

Celebrating with a view
We stayed for a weekend in this lovely house. It is really well appointed and spacious. But what really makes the place is the view over the harbour - stunning.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for a family gathering
Lovely property for a long weekend with family. Plenty of space with everything you need and the view from the terrace was great, perfect for al fresco eating. The walk down into the harbour was only 5 mins and not too steep!

5/5 Excellent

We got married here and it could not of been more perfect. I can't actually discribe how amazing this place is. We completely loved every second here. Thanks a million Debra and Mark.

5/5 Excellent

Better than expected!
Excellent choice for a family getaway. The photos don't do the property justice. 12 of us stayed for a coupe of nights. there's loads of room, very comfortable beds and plenty of kitchen space & facilities to cater for all easily. Plus, all sat in a fabulous location for the local area and with an amazing view over the harbour. Would highly recommend.

1/5 Terrible

Amazing home with a lovely atmospheres , and amazing views over the harbour 10 out of 10