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Pull open the bi-fold doors and relish the sea views
The spectacular views from the decking area
Views like this on your doorstep
Panoramic sea views from the open planned living area
Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
Sea views to kick back and enjoy
On cooler evenings snuggle up next to the woodburner
Relax by the fire after a long day exploring
Beautifully presented kitchen for all to enjoy
Cook up a storm in the grand open planned kitchen
Dine in style
A sea view whilst enjoying dinner
First floor king-size bedroom
Stunning bathroom with roll-top bath and TV
Attention to detail
Downstairs bedroom with doors leading to the patio
Kids twin room accessed through downstairs master bedroom
The perfect place to relax
Master bedroom leading to downstairs snug area
Snug area
Tasteful decor throughout
Downstairs king-size bedroom with access to patio
Wake up to a good book
Contemporary shower room with double shower and WC
Staircase leading upstairs to lounge, and downstairs to the snug
Spacious double with sofa bed and sea views
Immaculate bathroom
Twin room
Additonal bathroom on the first floor
View towards this grand property
Enjoy a spot of breakfast on the patio
Views to the garden and outside area
Views to sea from the property's front door
 View of Ilfracombe harbour from the lifeboat station
Views of Ilfracombe, looking towards the Landmark Theatre
 Tunnels beach, just a short walk from the property
Damien Hirst's Verity
1 / 37  Pull open the bi-fold doors and relish the sea views
2 / 37  The spectacular views from the decking area
3 / 37  Views like this on your doorstep
4 / 37  Panoramic sea views from the open planned living area
5 / 37  Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
6 / 37  Sea views to kick back and enjoy
7 / 37  On cooler evenings snuggle up next to the woodburner
8 / 37  Relax by the fire after a long day exploring
9 / 37  Beautifully presented kitchen for all to enjoy
10 / 37  Cook up a storm in the grand open planned kitchen
11 / 37  Dine in style
12 / 37  A sea view whilst enjoying dinner
13 / 37  First floor king-size bedroom
14 / 37  Stunning bathroom with roll-top bath and TV
15 / 37  Attention to detail
16 / 37  Downstairs bedroom with doors leading to the patio
17 / 37  Kids twin room accessed through downstairs master bedroom
18 / 37  The perfect place to relax
19 / 37  Master bedroom leading to downstairs snug area
20 / 37  Snug area
21 / 37  Tasteful decor throughout
22 / 37  Downstairs king-size bedroom with access to patio
23 / 37  Wake up to a good book
24 / 37  Contemporary shower room with double shower and WC
25 / 37  Staircase leading upstairs to lounge, and downstairs to the snug
26 / 37  Spacious double with sofa bed and sea views
27 / 37  Immaculate bathroom
28 / 37  Twin room
29 / 37  Additonal bathroom on the first floor
30 / 37  View towards this grand property
31 / 37  Enjoy a spot of breakfast on the patio
32 / 37  Views to the garden and outside area
33 / 37  Views to sea from the property's front door
34 / 37   View of Ilfracombe harbour from the lifeboat station
35 / 37  Views of Ilfracombe, looking towards the Landmark Theatre
36 / 37   Tunnels beach, just a short walk from the property
37 / 37  Damien Hirst's Verity

Tides

Ilfracombe, Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spectacular property superbly situated in an elevated position above the historic Tunnels Beach
  • Choose from one of the two balconies on offer to relax on of an evening, or dine al fresco in the patio area
  • Located directly opposite the Torrs Walk which has spectacular scenery
  • Featured in Homes by the Sea series 3 and the BBC Coast series 4 Reversions
Property code: 58766

Located in a fabulous elevated position in the seaside town of Ilfracombe, this stylish five-bedroom property offers breathtaking views of the coast and Bristol Channel. Set over three levels and with an air of the unique about it, this property is perfect for a large family holiday.

Impeccable interiors, salty sea air and panoramic views over the Tunnels beaches make for a memorable coastal retreat for a special occasion. This luxury five-bedroom self-catering home is set on a cliff-top on the dramatic North Devon coast. Grand in design and stylishly furnished, you'll feel revived and carefree after a few nights here.

As you approach this house, you're sure to make comparisons to the grandeur of a Bond villain's den, with its intriguing architecture and exclusive position on the cliff edge. Enter onto the solid oak floor of the minimalist hallway and choose which of the three ground floor bedrooms to claim as yours. The first is a king-size with stirring sea views and an en-suite bathroom to swoon over. There is also a spacious double, and a sweet twin room decorated to inspire the imagination of little ones; both have sea views too. There is also a beautiful family bathroom on this floor and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Up the majestic spiral staircase is a view that will leave you spellbound. Either side of the wood burner are huge bi-folding doors that open onto the balcony and reveal spectacular sea views and an elevated view of Ilfracombe. The open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner is bathed in natural light and has an atmospheric ambience whatever the weather. The kitchen is simple yet stylish and well-equipped for all your cooking needs, with a coffee machine to help make mornings even brighter. Mealtimes will be a breeze, with lots of space at the table and the ocean as your backdrop. Retire to the sofas after the sun has set, hook your phone up to the sound system and get cosy around the fire. If you're in the mood for a cinematic experience, descend the turret-style staircase to the lower ground floor where you'll find a TV and surround sound system; you can make some popcorn and hot chocolate in the hidden kitchenette. There are two more bedrooms on this floor with their own TVs and garden views. The south-facing garden is an inviting place to unwind or set up the BBQ for a fun-filled evening alfresco.

Read more Code: 58766

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 master suite – 1 king-size leading through to child’s twin (suitable for children under 12) 
  • 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 separate WC 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine 
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer 
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and underfloor heating throughout included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars 
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Beach, shops and restaurants within walking distance 
  • TV/DVD in both lounges and TV's in 3 of the bedrooms 
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Please note: Property can sleep up to a maximum of 8 (twin room attached to king-size available for children under 12)
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ilfracombe is a small fishing town on the North Devon coast, with some lovely restaurants, an active theatre and the influence of a famous artist: Damien Hirst's Verity statue stands tall on the harbour edge. The Tunnels Beaches, hand-carved in the 1820s, can be found at the bottom of the cliff that this home is perched on. As the beach is private, there is a small admission cost, but it is worth it to experience a unique part of Devon's coastline. For more golden sands, travel 6 miles west to Woolacombe, where you'll find one of the UK's most beautiful beaches. The seaside resort is also home to the UK's oldest nightclub.

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Pull open the bi-fold doors and relish the sea views
The spectacular views from the decking area
Views like this on your doorstep
Panoramic sea views from the open planned living area
Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
Sea views to kick back and enjoy
On cooler evenings snuggle up next to the woodburner
Relax by the fire after a long day exploring
Beautifully presented kitchen for all to enjoy
Cook up a storm in the grand open planned kitchen
Dine in style
Show 25 moreA sea view whilst enjoying dinner

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Tim 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Diana 24th September 2021

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Stunning house in a beautiful location with great views. Needed a tiny bit of tlc and a few extra touches but would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Peter 2nd July 2021

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A fantastic location with amazing views - some of the sunsets were unforgettable. Lots of space for multiple guests, and the living area at the top is spectacular. Ilfracombe is a great base for so many towns, bays and beaches in the area. The house lets itself down with things that could be fixed. The showers are poor, many of the TVs are hard or Read moreimpossible to operate, some speakers are past their sell-by date. Small things on their own, but everything should be top-notch in a house like this. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Graham 21st May 2021

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Great property and location

Reviewed by Julia 17th May 2021

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Stylish, expensively designed house. Great location, BUT bathrooms don't match expense! All showers poor, & been previously reported & not rectified. Lower ground floor showers - one with only cold water the other dribbled hot water, poor ventilation. Kitchen: poorly equipped for 10 people - only 3 cups fit espresso machine, 5 wine glasses, one teaRead more towel, none of the usual items no hand wash, kitchen roll etc, few instructions, high rent, skimped on essentials! Little attention to detail. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 2nd October 2020

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The Tides is in a good location, about 15 min walk to Main Street. The accommodation offers stunning views and is on quite road.

Reviewed by Victoria 25th September 2020

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The property is very beautiful and ideally located - the view is breathtaking. The house manager, Mr Lee, was very responsive and worked hard to make sure we had a great trip. However, the house is very poorly equipped, especially for the pricepoint. We were disappointed by the lack of equipment in the kitchen (some of which Mr Lee kindly resolved)Read more; the fact that multiple TVs didnt work; the lack of soap, bin bags, dishwasher tablets, kitchen equipment, etc). Hide

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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Wonderfull views but sadly 3/10. This property would be 9/10 if the problems were addressed.

Reviewed by Kathryn 11th September 2020

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Modern property with amazing sea views. The sunsets are amazing!

Reviewed by Helen 4th September 2020

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The house looks amazing from the outside & the views from the front balcony are stunning. The disappointments are the showers are not working properly & although it says its a house for up to 12 people there isnt enough seating inside & out, which made it difficult for all of us to sit out together

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