The Farthings

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1,397 per week
  • £200 per night
  • 5 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Please note, family only bookings at this property.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Description

Bliss. It could be a lot closer to home than you ever thought possible. In a hot tub, for example. With a glass of bubbly in hand. And sweeping views over National Trust hills and cliffs, towards the azure sea.

Space designed for living


Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the classic colours of the lounge. Its rich burgundy tones and the roaring log burner make this a cosy place to enjoy dramatic weather from pink-hued summer sunsets to windy winter mornings. Step into the kitchen, meanwhile, and be greeted by a space designed from the ground up for entertaining – so pop on some records and have a little fun. Polished obsidian-black worktops and the ample dining space are flooded with light by the patio doors, which marry the indoors with your striking raised decking area.

Next, wander through the spacious hallway to the sleeping accommodation. Here you’ll discover sumptuous rooms decorated with the discipline of bright, white sheets, pared-back pops of colour for maximum impact and sea views on the north aspect.

Not to mention the outdoor space would be to do this fabulous holiday home a disservice. On endless summer days, recline on sun loungers on the decked terrace as the cool breeze blows in from the Atlantic. Glass partitions allow for uninterrupted views, while the pretty bistro furniture is perfect for breakfasts of coffee and croissants or evening drinks. On the lower level, the lawn is private, secure and lined with established hedges and palm fronds.

Step outside and Ilfracombe's High Street is just half a mile’s saunter down the hill. The fabulous architecture of this Victorian resort town is today populated by independent businesses including sustainable retailers, fabulous food producers and bijou cafés. Wander over to the harbour, where brightly-coloured boats bob in the impossibly-blue waters. Indulge yourself in beach days that rejuvenate the senses, or explore the fascinating silhouettes of Ilfracombe’s famous Tunnel Beaches.

Bedrooms and bathrooms


The Farthings is fully-equipped for larger groups, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are two spacious master bedrooms with sumptuous super-king beds and en suites (both with showers, one with a bath), a third bedroom with king-size bed and a twin room with one fixed single bed and one trundle bed. The family bathroom is kitted-out with a bath and walk-in shower. There are heated towel rails and clever features like smart TVs and Bluetooth mirrors throughout.

Special note: Please note, family only bookings at this property.

Reviews

Having been once again hit by the COVID 19 pandemic and no trip abroad, we rolled our abroad trip over for another year and for the 2nd year running took a UK trip. This was last minute, we spent hours as a family looking for somewhere suitable for our family of 2 adults, 2 at 20 years old and 2 at 18 years old. The Farthings did not come up short! WOW from the Euro's being watched with a great size TV and what a view!!! - to the luxury of every room and every bathroom. A really well sized open plan living area and base for exploring the local coastline. The views from the lounge and master bedroom are fantastic. We managed to get one afternoon that was beautiful so played croquet in the gardens followed by a BBQ and hot tub evening. Steph the owner checked in via text to make sure everything was ok, and a lovely welcome pack on arrival too. It is a great base from which to explore lots of local walks and beaches. It really is a beautiful house with gorgeous views and the chill factor - thank you :)

Mr C,

Thank you Steph and Mick for a fantastic stay at the Farthings. It was lovely and clean when we arrived, and the house was very well equipped despite covid restrictions. The fresh flowers, coffee, tea and cake were a lovely touch. We had the use of the Farthings Nest too, but didn’t use the kitchen or living room down there at all because the upstairs was so spacious. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the enormous TV on rainy afternoons - the children thought it was like going to the cinema! The children also loved rolling and running down the hill in the garden, and the adults were spoilt for choice with different places to sit outside. The thing I hadn’t appreciated from the photos was how fantastic the views are from almost all of the house. The owners have really made the most of this with huge floor to ceiling windows in the master bedroom and the living room. It meant that even on wet, windy days, we didn’t feel cooped up and could enjoy the view of the sea. Thank you again, and I’m sure we’ll be back!

Mrs Charlotte R,

We loved our stay at The Farthings. The size and quality of the property far exceeded our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others. It’s worth noting that Ilfracombe is very hilly so whilst it isn’t far from the beach, the walk back is very steep! ( taxi’s are very reasonable tho) It’s the perfect property for a family holiday and the views from the hot tub are amazing! The hosts were in contact with us in case we had any problems (we didn’t!) and left us a little hamper and some milk which were well received when we arrived after a long drive. We will definitely be back. Thank you The Farthings!

Lynn J,

As we visited during the pandemic we did not venture out as much as we would normally. We had an online food delivery which was prompt. The beach/coast was not in walking distance but there were plenty of coastal places to visit and the beaches were not crowded. The property was very well maintained with plenty of living space and very well equipped.

Mrs Lesley T,

The house is perfect and the photos really don’t do it justice. Has everything you need, lots of space, fabulous views and the hot tub was loved by all!

Mrs Clare B,

Lovely house with everything we needed.

Mr Chris B,

I would like to say that this is a superb property, the layout of the building is excellent and attention to detail inside and out is impeccable, I doff my hat to the owners for having fine taste in furnishings and garden skills.

Miss Lynn P,

Fabulous property, excellent location, good quality fixtures and fittings. Deck and hot tub have great views. Highly recommended for family groups.

Mr Philip S,

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