Oozing urban chic with a country twist and more than a courteous nod to the Victorian roots of this building and its home town, you’ll love this sharp and sassy take on seaside apartment living.
The Garden Suite is a rather understated title for this impressive and impeccable retreat for two in North Devon. While Damien Hirst may already have laid claim to being the area’s artistic talent, this apartment puts Ilfracombe on the map for interior design.
Stepping into a flagstone heavy hallway the drama begins and your eyes will be drawn through the doorways and towards the stairs. The soft, pastel blues and moody blue-greys create an achingly warm welcome. Leave your bags at the door a while and explore. You may lose each other before you’ve even found the kettle.
The sitting room with its elegant parquet floor and sweeping bay window with sash openings is a vast room that calls for inviting friends for tea. Should you need to get the wood burner roaring, you’ll love the just-for-two sofa and the background of the stag wallpaper framing the fireplace. Patio doors open onto a pretty garden for a sniff of freeze before you wander down to the shore. The kitchen combine French country chic with those heavenly flagstones and you can just image the kettle whistling or the smell of coffee brewing first thing. A lovely room to ponder and plan the day ahead.
Within a brief wander is the centre of Ilfracombe with its trappings of a Victorian seaside resort and step-stopping modern art additions. There’s a healthy cafe culture here, plenty of seaside smells, boat trips to Lundy Island and an amply sized sheltered beach where colourful boats bob with the tide.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The Garden Suite is a ground floor apartment and along the hallway you’ll find a beautifully decorated bedroom. The wooden framed double bed looks out onto the garden with access to it via the French doors. The stunning bathroom with its Metro-style tiles is a wet room with shower that wouldn’t be out of place in a hip city apartment.
At a glance
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- 0.2 mile from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- All on one level
- Bath towels provided
- 0.1 mile from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- No smoking
- 0.2 mile from shop
- Equipped with a washing machine
Best property we have stayed in, the owners were very friendly, we would recommend it to anyone Mr paul fox - 5th July 2019
Fantastic visit suggestion book and local info. First class reception on arrival, and a great property. Garden was a real gem.Mr Ryan Sinclair - 24th June 2019
What an absolutely lovely property! Great location. Thanks for everything and the lovely cake!Lyn and Derek - 21st September 2018
We had a lovely week at The Garden Suite. Such a well appointed place. We enjoyed trips to Lynmouth and Woolacombe. Really enjoyed the banana cake! We'll be sorry to leave. Thanks againRay and Liesel - 15th September 2018
Enjoyed our stay very much! The Garden Suite is simply beautiful, you have thought about everything. All your little notes and tips have been so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for you. Thank you.Mr & Mrs Buxton - 8th September 2018
Wow, what a beautifully restored apartment! Everything is s beautifully and tastefully furnished. The apartment itself is so well stocked, you even provide a picnic hamper! Thank you for the tasty lemon drizzle cake and all the recommendations. 10 out of 10!Mr & Mrs France - 1st September 2018
Out thanks for helping to make our stay here a memorable one. The apartment didn't' disappoint; equipped with everything (and more) to provide all our needs. Your marvelous attention to detail and the small notes all helped to make us feel at home. Thanks for the best lemon drizzle cake we have ever tasted. John & Ghilaine - 24th August 2018
Beautiful apartment. Had a lovely holiday, thank you very much. Loved the lemon drizzle cake. Thanks againJanet and Les - 14th July 2018
What an amazing apartment. Beautiful interiors, lovely gardens and so spacious - fantastic location! So much to see and do in Ilfracombe and its surrounding areas. Lovely hosts and banana cake! Thank you very much for a lovely holiday.Mr & Mrs Robinson - 7th July 2018
So beautifully and tastefully decorated, wow what an amazing apartment and what beautiful weather! Huge thanksJustine and Steve - 30th June 2018
The property has style and character in abundance in an excellent central location .Michael Harper - 27th June 2018
We've had a really good time enjoying the comfort of the apartment. There is a lot to see and do in this area and we haven't had enough time to do all we wanted, so we will be back!Pam and Michael - 23rd June 2018
We've really enjoyed our stay at The Garden Suite. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation with everything we needed.Becky and Simon - 9th June 2018
We have loved our fortnight in your beautiful Garden Suite and enjoyed so many of the places you have recommended, from gardens to beaches, pubs to galleries. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous property, we will return!Mr L Ford - 26th May 2018
Such a beautiful property and created with such loving care.. We are truly sad to leave. Lesley & Martin are kind and attentive hosts-nothing is too much trouble. And the lemon drizzle was outstanding. Many Thanks.Julie & Mark Hanlon - 27th October 2017
We have had such a lovely week and the apartment is so tastefully decorated.Stuart, Caroline & Lola - 13th October 2017
Wonderful property in a great location close to the shops and beach. Lesley and Martin are wonderful hosts and made us very welcome. Can highly recommend this property for a luxury break away. Prof Fiona Smith - 9th October 2017
Absolutely stunning property and a perfect location for ilfracombe town centreMrs Sue Chillingworth - 27th September 2017
You have a really lovely place and we very much enjoyed our stay. Beaches are just around the corner, Ilfracombe has amazing views.Mr Dale Parker - 9th September 2017
The Garden Suite is as delightful as its owners! You've thought of everything, thank you for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Ms M Wilson - 25th August 2017
Amazing property, such attention to detail.Mrs Linda Taylor - 31st July 2017
An exceptionally nice property well situated close to the seafront and town Mrs Helen Diplock - 23rd July 2017
The Garden Suite is a delightful property to stay in. All the lovely pottery, the pictures, lamps, ornaments and books, make it feel lived in so that it feels like you're staying in a home. It's perfect for a couple and feels very spacious.Ms N Neville - 15th July 2017
We couldn't have been happier with the property, it is of the highest standard and due to the flat being a garden flat it was cool throughout a number of days of very hot weather in Ilfracombe.Miss C Perkin - 3rd July 2017
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