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Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe)

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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Smugglers Cottage is a fabulous coastal house in an exceptional location. It sits in Fore Street Ilfracombe North Devon only paces from the beautiful working harbour, Damien Hirst’s statue 'Verity' and the Michelin star restaurant The Olive Room on the same street. Smugglers is the perfect base for a UK seaside holiday set in the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe and only a 10 minute drive to the fabulous surfing beach at Woolacombe - and also not far from Croyde and Saunton. In the other direction Exmoor is on the doorstep, with all the beautiful coastline it boasts. In Ilfracombe you are only a 10 minute walk from The Tunnels Beaches, a great 'day out' attraction as well as the number one wedding location in the area. There are numerous great places to eat and drink in Ilfracombe and lots o...Smugglers Cottage is a fabulous coastal house in an exceptional location. It sits in Fore Street Ilfracombe North Devon only paces from the beautiful working harbour, Damien Hirst’s statue 'Verity' and the Michelin star restaurant The Olive Room on the same street. Smugglers is the perfect base for a UK seaside holiday set in the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe and only a 10 minute drive to the fabulous surfing beach at Woolacombe - and also not far from Croyde and Saunton. In the other direction Exmoor is on the doorstep, with all the beautiful coastline it boasts. In Ilfracombe you are only a 10 minute walk from The Tunnels Beaches, a great 'day out' attraction as well as the number one wedding location in the area. There are numerous great places to eat and drink in Ilfracombe and lots of lovely walks - with the seafront and harbour only a short stroll away, as well as the stunning Capstone Hill which you can see from the rear of the house along with views of the Bristol Channel. At the harbour you can take boat trips to watch wildlife including seals as well as boats operating sea fishing trips. And if you don't catch anything, fresh fish can be purchased at the shop on the harbour supplied by its own trawlers. The harbour also offers day trips to Lundy Island, a beautiful nature reserve owned by the National Trust, with dramatic scenery and wildlife. Smugglers is laid out over 5 floors and has been decorated in keeping with the age of the property but with a modern twist, so it feels like a period property but with the comfort factored in! From the front door you enter straight into the lounge with 3 large sofas and a TV, fireplace (no fire) and a view over the rear garden towards Capstone. From here the hallway leads either down one flight to the kitchen, diner/family room and out into the pretty enclosed garden or up to the other three levels of bathrooms and bedrooms. The kitchen is laid out and equipped brilliantly from the spacious worktops to the plentiful supply of cooking utensils. There is a dining table for 8 and another TV and some easy chairs. Through the French doors you enter the garden which has been thoughtfully laid out. There is a garden table and chairs for al fresco dining in this sheltered spot. One floor up from the lounge there is a cloakroom on the half landing and bedroom 1 with two single beds and views over the rear to Capstone and the Bristol Channel. Bedroom 2 is also on this floor and consists of a super king bed which can also be two singles if preferred. It’s a lovely light and spacious room and there is also a washbasin in the corner. Window seats complete this pretty bedroom. On floor 4 there is a Jack and Jill bathroom with one door into the hallway and the other into a beautiful double bedroom which has a king size bed and an elegant chaise longue and window seats. The family bathroom on this floor is huge and has views over Capstone and the channel. There is a bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail. On the top floor there is another good size family bathroom with a bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet. Next door is bedroom 4 which has 2 single beds, ceiling beams and a skylight window. The unique layout of Smugglers ensures there is plenty of space for 8 guests with room to spread out. The cottage is warm and inviting whatever the weather and makes for a fabulous place to stay anytime of the year. A few metres from the cottage there is a large car park (Ropery Road Car Park) for which we provide up to 2 permits. You can drive right up to the front door to unload. See photos for car park image. Towels not providedMore
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About the Owner
Julia P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
Interaction with guests
For help or emergencies with your stay you can call our out of hours number. We are also available by text or email. We are happy to help with suggestions of places to see, eat, drink or general advice about things in the local area. We live here and know the various ins and outs of coastal/country life.
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Very nice house in an excellent location, near to three pubs, four restaurants and a two convenience stores, lots more is not too far away anyway on foot. The 5 levels of the house takes a bit of getting used to, good and efficient communication...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

Thanks so much for this glowing review, you're very kind and I really appreciate you going out of your way to do this for us and for future potential guests to Smugglers Cottage.

Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring this area of Devon. Owner very helpful and very quick to reply. Would definitely stay again!

Date of stay: June 2019
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, it’s very helpful for potential guests and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Smugglers Cottage, you’re welcome back anytime 😁

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Reviewed 2 June 2019

Date of stay: May 2019
FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

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Reviewed 14 January 2019

This cottage has so much character, love it It is tastefully decorated and comfortable. We had a really relaxing stay . It has all the facilities you need and wifi connection . Some lovely restaurants and pubs with food nearby . A few minutes walk...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Really nice of you to review your stay at Smugglers Cottage. It’s much appreciated, thank you 😊

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Great holiday, lots to do, kept fit walking up hills, beaches amazing (beach car parks expensive!!) Lots to do if it rains, swimming, cinema...Loved the room in the attic, looking out of the window at the sea and the birds nesting on the opposite roof.

Date of stay: June 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thanks very much, we love that’s they’re so much more than just beaches too. Glad you found all the local treasures

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
North Devon has one of the most stunning coastlines and Ilfracombe stands on the Bristol Channel side with lots of lovely little coves and bays from Hele to Tunnels Beaches. The architecture of Ilfracombe is predominately Victorian and the general feel of the resort is old school seaside town. The harbour is very popular and Fore Street runs from the High Street to the harbour and is full of lovely independent shops, great eateries and welcoming pubs. The Tunnels Beaches is a short stroll away and the seafront Promenade is even closer where you will find restaurants and cafes as well as the usual holiday style shops, crazy golf and the famous Landmark Theatre. A short drive away is Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sands and surf.
Getting around
Ilfracombe is on a good bus route and you can reach the main local towns of Combe Martin, Braunton and Barnstaple as well as Woolacombe. There are numerous taxi companies in the town.
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