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Located in seaside town of Ilfracombe
Short walk to Ilfracombe harbour
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St James Villa

Ilfracombe, Devon

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Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Cinema Room
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb holiday home great for large groups of friends or family with cinema room, games room and sociable lounge/kitchen/diner
  • Easy walking distance from the harbour beach, shops, pubs and restaurants and typical seaside amusements
  • Trips to Lundy Island, coastal cruises, fishing, sea-life safaris, and diving are all available along the harbour – try spot seals, porpoises and sea birds nesting on the cliffs
  • Venture further afield to the spectacular beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton

 

Property code: 59752

This spacious property sits in an enviable spot in the centre of the seaside town of Ilfracombe. Ideal for family groups or friends looking for style comfort and fun at any time of the year.

Discover the incredible North Devon coast from this contemporary haven in Ilfracombe. Wake up by the sea, live in beautiful interiors and then venture out to experience miles of golden sand, excellent surf and secluded coves. This is a great destination for large groups as there is something and somewhere for everyone to enjoy. A recently refurbed Regency house, it has retained its magic but received a fantastic fresh look and feel.

 

Expect high ceilings, spacious rooms and stylish decor from this house by the sea. It's extremely impressive from the moment you enter and step into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Natural light floods the room, which makes it a very special setting for eating, relaxing and just hanging out. The kitchen is well-equipped and thoughtfully designed for large groups by offering two electric ovens so you can cook up an impressive feast; there is also an American-style fridge/freezer and wine cooler for storing all the important things. Guests are sure to find the utility room handy after beach or hiking days, and it has both a washing machine and tumble dryer. With full bellies, you can retire to the comfy sofas for the evening and set up for a film night or even get out a board game to flex your competitive side. If you're looking for some quiet downtime away from the group, escape to the snug, ideal for little ones who can dip into the box of games and puzzles. There is a dedicated leisure floor, where you will find a cinema room with plush sofas and a large screen, and adjoining this is a games room. Everyone is sure to be entertained by the pool table, table football and darts, and you can set the soundtrack using the Bluetooth speakers, or have the Smart TV playing in the background. The six bedrooms are spread across the first and second floor. Each is impeccably decorated, and some boast sea views. There is a garden behind the house that has a delightful patio, garden furniture and BBQ, giving easy access to the coastal footpath. At the front of the property is off-road parking for four cars. There is also an outside shower and tap, ideal for rinsing off wetsuits or sandy toes and paws.

 

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  • 6 bedrooms – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 king-size (1 can be a twin on request), 1 small double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 shower room, and 1 WC
  • Two electric oven and induction hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cinema room
  • Games room with pool table and table football
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note dogs must be kept on the ground floor
  • Beach, shops, theatre and pubs within walking distance
  • Smart TV
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £55. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

This property is based in Ilfracombe, close to shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a famous piece of Damien Hirst's artwork, Verity. There are plenty of day trips you should think about adding to your agenda while you're here, including Woolacombe Beach which is just 7 miles away - a vast stretch of golden sands and an excellent place to surf or SUP. If you continue west around the coast, you'll find a series of beautiful beaches that include Croyde (10 miles) and Saunton (10.5 miles). Keen golfers should check out the famous course at Saunton. To the east of the property is the wild landscape of Exmoor, a stunning national park that has plenty of great walking and cycling routes.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor 27th October 2023

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For a family holiday, 6 adults and 4 children, it was a great property, very clean, well equipped and room for all. The downstairs games room and TV lounge were a hit with the youngsters. The property is in a great position within the town for walks, shopping, pubs and restaurants, something for everyone. Thank you Simon for meeting us on arrival, Read moreit was great to have that personal touch. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 29th September 2023

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The house was a delight and we couldn't have wished for more or better. Really nicely placed too, near the harbour with room to park three cars - a rarity in the vicinity. We had a lovely week and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed by Nicola 25th August 2023

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Fabulous house with great spaces for lots of people and hideaways for quiet. Pool table and football great entertainment for everyone. Excellent central location. Bedrooms comfortable and plenty of bathrooms. Simon very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Tina 11th August 2023

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Absolutely gorgeous house, excellent location, facilities great. We all had a wonderful time spent there.

Reviewed by Lisa 21st July 2023

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Super property for a large family, close to all amenities, near the fantastic dog friendly very quiet beach at Woolacombe. There were lovely walks, coffee and ice cream shops. We were 8 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs and the house had absolutely everything including a pool table and table football. There were 6 bathrooms, a large lounge and three otRead moreher reception rooms. Plus a laundry room and very well equipped kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 14th July 2023

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Perfect accommodation for our three generations. Clean, with everything we needed. Downstairs entertainment areas were very well used. Location also excellent.

Reviewed by John 7th July 2023

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Ideally positioned with lots of good walks nearby, The Hip and pistol next door do good food and well priced drinks. This is a large house and the games room is a real bonus

Reviewed by Robert 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 2nd June 2023

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Lovely house. Fantastic location. Ideal for a family holiday

Reviewed by Paul 26th May 2023

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Highly recommend this property, 2 families stayed for a week and due to the size of the house and number of bedrooms/bathrooms never felt on top of each other. Games room downstairs was great for the kids and the whole house was spotlessly clean. the house was well equipped for all family needs. Location is perfect for the harbour, restaurants & baRead morers, within easy walking distance of all attractions. We'll hopefully be staying again soon, The owner was also very helpful throughout the stay Hide

Reviewed by Alan 21st May 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Kerry 6th February 2023

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Beautiful house in a great location

Reviewed by David 27th January 2023

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Could not fault the accommodation at all

Reviewed by Carol 22nd December 2022

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I was really impressed with the excellent condition and cleanliness of all the furniture and furnishings. The modern bathrooms were a real treat. The games room, cinema room and sitting room were all well used and big enough to accommodate our whole family on movie nights. Loved it all.

Reviewed by John 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Lyn 11th November 2022

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Absolutely perfect for our family get-together for our son's 40th birthday. Couldn't fault a thing - it was spotlessly clean, great decor and furniture throughout, games room was a hit and the cinema room was just right for watching dvds together, plenty of space for the youngsters and the open-plan kitchen/dining room/living room meant no-one was Read moreisolated. Simon was very responsive to messages and available if we needed him. Would definitely stay again and have no hesitation in recommending. Hide

Reviewed by Anita 21st October 2022

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Thank you Simon. We had a brilliant holiday. 3 generations of our family came to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday. You have a magical touch as the house was amazing! It was exceptionally comfortable. We all agreed it was excellent!! With the standard of living spaces, bathrooms,spotless bathrooms, bedrooms with luxury carpets, fluffy towels andRead more trendy kitchen. The games room was a big hit with all 5 grandchildren 4-11 years plus all the adults!!, the location was fantastic 5 mins to harbour Hide

Reviewed by Denise 14th October 2022

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Had the most amazing stay. The house is just brilliant, pool room so much fun. Everything very clean and comfortable. You couldn't ask for a better location or host. Simon was so helpful and even left roses, a bottle of prosecco and a wee pastry (which was to die for) with a candle as he knew it was my special birthday. We would all definitely retuRead morern. Thank you for everything. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 3rd October 2022

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A fantastic house with everything you could possibly want from a holiday let. Ideally located for the harbour and local amenities. Plenty of off road parking. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Gayner 23rd September 2022

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Fantastic holiday home with a friendly host. The roses and bottle of Prosecco was a lovely welcoming gesture. Lots of room for large family gathering so did not get on top of one another. House is very comfortable and well equipped. Brilliant location for exploring surrounding seaside resorts. Second stay and highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Adam 26th August 2022

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Our stay was brilliant, the house had everything we needed to keep all 11 of us happy and content, it was modern clean and tidy. The location is great to use the house as a base and travel to the near by towns and the Ilfracombe is a pleasant town itself. Owner was friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed by Julie 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Francis 29th July 2022

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Details state parking for four cars but we only just managed to get our three (admittedly large) cars on the forecourt. The accommodation was clean, well appointed and comfortable

Reviewed by Philip 22nd July 2022

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Well set out accommodation for the larger family groups with bedrooms and bathrooms over the first and second floors. The ground floor and lower ground floors give plenty of social, living and gathering spaces. Works very well, and with its central location in Ilfracombe it gives an excellent base for local attractions.

Reviewed by Margaret 8th July 2022

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We all had an amazing stay at this lovely house. As soon as we walked in it felt like home. The whole house is extremely well equipped with everything for your needs & is decorated to a very high standard throughout. It is such a spacious property with the added benefit of an outside space to sit or peg out your beach towels. Simon came to greet usRead more on our first day & we found him to be extremely helpful with everything. Thank you for a lovely stay! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 24th June 2022

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Fabulous house in a great location. Plenty of room for everyone and well equipped. Great having enough bathrooms for all the bedrooms and really good showers. The huge downstairs social area added another dimension in the evenings and much laughter was had by all. Brilliant house - would love to rent again!

Reviewed by Diane 17th June 2022

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This is a fantastic place to stay we were 2 family's and all had enough space to not be on top of each other. The games room and cinema room were a massive hit with the all the adults. Simon was helpful regards parking and told us everything we needed to know. The rooms were very comfortable and clean would definitely recommend x

Reviewed by Tracy 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by John 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Marion 22nd April 2022

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An exceptional centrally-located property close to harbour, beach, theatre and a wide selection of eateries. Our party of nine enjoyed the week immensely and thoroughly recommend Simon's spotless, comfortable house. Simply THE best.

Reviewed by Adam 15th April 2022

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Fantastic property, with lots of space. The property was exceptionally clean and well equipped. Some great beaches nearby. We visited Woolacombe, Croyde and also our favourite Saunton. All amazing beaches, clean and not overly busy (we visited during the Easter holidays). We got lucky with the weather but the games room and cinema room at the houseRead more still got well used and gave the kids their own space. Overall would thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 8th April 2022

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The Villa is a great place to stay. We were a group of 3 families and it is nice to have the space! It is ideally situated, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Simon was very helpful and made the whole visit run smoothly. Would definately recommend this property. Well done Simon, the place is a credit to you.

Reviewed by William 25th March 2022

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This property exceeded all of our expectations. The moment that we walked into the property we realised that we had made the right choice to enjoy my 80th birthday celebration with family of all ages. Exploring the rest of the accommodation confirmed this initial view. It is all so well maintained and equipped. Only positive comments to make here.

Reviewed by Jenny 17th March 2022

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Fabulous big family/group property. Let down by a few niggles (why no hairdryers?!) but overall very satisfactory.

Reviewed by Mathew 9th March 2022

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Wow what a beautiful house! As soon as you walked in it felt home. Clean and tidy, great amount of space for everyone. The games room was amazing to have and the cinema room for the rainy days. Shops and takeaways are only a stones throw away. Beautiful walks straight out of the back gate. We would highly recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Les 25th February 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 29th December 2021

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This property is great for large families or groups of friends. No expense has been spared. It is ideally located for the beaches of North Devon

Reviewed by Helen 10th December 2021

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A brilliant house. Has everything you could want or need. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard.

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