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Large Detached Victorian House set in lush gardens, 5 min walk to beach. Sleeps 13 in 7 bedrooms.

Ilfracombe, Devon

A beautiful, spacious & light house with fantastic views - an ideal place to relax with friends & family. Large gardens, parking for 4 cars, dog friendly. Log fires & large BBQ terrace.

The Quarry is a large, luxury, child friendly, detached Victorian house standing in half an acre of private, terraced gardens. It has magnificent views over Ilfracombe & out to sea. This unique, self catering villa backs directly onto the South West coastal path, with the nearest beach a 5 min walk away. The 3 miles of golden sands & great surf at Woolacombe are just a 10 min drive. The rooms are all light, bright & spacious. The chic & stylish interior combines contemporary & vintage pieces in a very comfortable & homely manner. The house & its interior have been featured in The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveller & Red Magazine.

Special Features

The house is detached & sits in 1/2 acre of private terraced gardens & enjoys spectacular views from the many terraces. All the rooms are their original size, so there’s a wonderful feeling of space.


The downstairs has a stunning 38ft long sitting room/dining room/library with log fire & french doors onto a completely enclosed seaview terrrace. The huge kitchen is tremendously well equipped with AGA, extra sized oven, gas hob, American fridge/freezer, microwave, cool larder, laundry room with washing machine & tumble drier & a downstairs loo. As well as the dining room to seat 13 there is a smaller dining area, to seat 6, in the kitchen. Majority of the 7 bedrooms have views out over Ilfracombe towards the sea. All are large, with good quality beds & lovely linen. Two rooms are en suite & the others share 2 luxurious bathrooms. The original wooden floors have been stripped & varnished & the beautiful stained glass windows restored. As one of the owners is an artist the house is filled with original works of art.


The gardens, 1/2 acre in total, are terraced & have great views out over Ilfracombe & towards the sea. There is a 'secret' lower garden, surrounded by shrubs - its a great place to hide away with a book. The big seaview terrace, accessed from the sitting room/dining room, is completely enclosed & has a large decked area and a stone terrace with table & chairs to seat 6. The original detached Victorian vine room (complete with bountiful vine & nectarine tree) has a vintage church pew & is lovely for a morning coffee. Double doors open onto a large terrace with table & benches to seat 16 & a big charcoal BBQ. The kitchen terrace, french doors open out from the kitchen, has a bench to enjoy the afternoon sun, washing line, & pots of fresh herbs. The back garden is a series of terraces with lots of trees & shrubs. Its a great place for older kids to have adventures. The back gate opens out onto the SW coastal path where you can enjoy dramatic cliff top walks to Lee, Morthoe, Woolacombe & beyound.

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Local Area

The Quarry is in a conservation area, and an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tunnels Beach, a privately owned beach with a Victorian tidal pool carved out of the rocks, is at the end of the road (open Easter - Oct half term, small charge)- a 5 min walk. The back gate leads directly onto the SW coastal path for dramatic cliff top walks. The stunning Woolacombe Bay, with its 3 miles of golden sand & well regarded surf, is just a 10 min drive. A 10 minute stroll will take you to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour which boasts Damien Hirst's restaurant, art galleries, ice cream parlours & boat trips around the coast. For golfers the world renowned Saunton Sands Golf Club is a 20 min drive away, Ilfracombe Golf club, Easewell & Willingcott just 5 or 10 mins drive. North Devon is a wonderful place to explore. The dramatic expanses of Exmoor & its picturesque villages, the unspoilt golden sand beaches, the imposing cliffs - its all within easy each of The Quarry.

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

  • No 11 The Quay (1Km)


  • Ilfracombe (0Km)

Railway stations

  • Barnstaple (0Km)


  • Exeter (0Km)

Owner's Big Deal - Save £200

Book between 22nd Nov and 24th Nov 2019

£1,150 £1,350

Essential Information

  • Sleeps 13 people in 7 bedrooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Showers
  • Dining table for 14 people
  • 4
  • Pets allowed Well behaved dogs by prior arrangement.


View availability

Short breaks?

Outside of peak season (school holidays)

Changeover day

Friday & Monday

Facilities and Amenities


  • Double Rooms: 5
  • Twin Rooms: 1
  • Single Rooms: 1
  • Cots: 2

We also have 2 single futon chair beds bedrooms 5 & 6 on the top floor. These are great for kids, they can be made up at an extra cost of £20 per bed.


  • WiFi/Internet

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock

Full sky package, many board games.

In the kitchen

  • Cooker
  • Range cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Garden
  • Terrace/patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Nearby Activities

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Beach
  • Horse riding
  • Watersports

Coateering, Surfing, Canoeing


Dates Price
Low season weekends
1st Nov 2019 - 26th Mar 2020
Peak season weeks
17th Jul 2020 - 3rd Sep 2020

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