Ilfracombe offers all ages the perfect break whether active or leisurely. Enjoy!
Anne & Graham Symonds.
About Anne & Graham Symonds.
As I have always loved the coast, retirement seemed the right time to make that longed for wish and I moved to North Devon. Every day looking out across the water never ceases to delight with yachts and ships sailing back and forth. The signal from Saint Nicholas lighthouse strikes it's blue light all night long telling sailors they are almost home. The lively pretty harbour is a constant hive of activity with the catch of the day unloading and boat owners working on their sailing craft in readiness for another busy season. I have lived here in North Devon since the year 2000, and in that time my husband and I have rejuvenated a sad, forgotten fruit orchard neglected for over 20 years, but now bearing an Autumn harvest. We furnished cosy Seaview Garden Apartment with antique and vintages pieces and it now accommodates 2/3 guests. Without fail holidaymakers marvel at the view across to the Welsh Coast as I still do, and enjoy the wonderful sunsets. I have made my dream a reality to live by the coast and Ilfracombe has so much to offer all age groups so we have friends of all ages now.
Anne & Graham Symonds. purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Anne & Graham Symonds. chose Ilfracombe
Seeing the stunning view when I turned the corner from Portland St, made up my mind before even viewing the property, I just HAD to live there. The garden was drowning in weeds and so un-loved, but the worst area was the orchard as it had disappeared from view under huge brambles and was being used as a local dumping ground by lazy people! It HAD to be rescued and the view was priceless, so it became a project of a lifetime. There is always something calling for needy attention, but that is why I have a retired builder for a brilliant reliable maintenance man. It Also Helps That We Happen To Be Husband and Wife!!
What makes this Apartment unique
The surprise of a hidden garden with stunning views and the orchard below was just too tempting to ignore. The lovely sunsets were such a bonus and you can't put a price on a STUNNING view! The orchard patio area invites you to relax and enjoy an even better view of the harbour with VERITY, the wonderful creation by DAMIEN HIRST, now at home by the water's edge with a message for the world - Truth and Justice.
Children allowed - A child welcome to use the Knowle Sofa Bed.A child welcome to use the Knowle Sofa Bed.
Pets allowed - Pets welcome with well behaved owners. Pets welcome with well behaved owners.
Parties/events allowed - If you have a special occasion we can assist.If you have a special occasion we can assist.
No smoking - The large outdoor area is the only smoking area.The large outdoor area is the only smoking area.
Max guests: 2
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Cosy accommodation with beautiful views
Relaxing and peaceful a true break away
This former fisherman’s cottage is comfortable and warm, with excellent facilities. From the courtyard outside you can enjoy a view of Ilfracombe framed by sea views. My dog enjoyed relaxing in the enclosed garden below the courtyard. It is only a short walk to the lovely harbour.
Best view in Ilfracombe
What a fantastic view from the verandah of this lovely apartment for two. Brilliant hosts. Highly recommended.
Beautiful property comfortable & well equipped very close to all facilities & very dog friendly.
Host’s excellent !
Would happily book again.
a great getaway
Excellent accommodation, all very convenient.
Lovely hospitable hosts. Superb views.
Access was off a path from the road, via a steepish slope which was a surprise, but fine once we'd got used to it.
There are many super beaches in the area. Surfing is popular as the most invigorating of water sports at Saunton Sands,Putsborough, Croyde and the beach voted the best in Europe in 2016, Woolacombe, less than 5 miles from here. There is also an indoor swimming pool less than a half mile from our holiday cottage.
A great farmer's market every week offers superb local produce and is highly recommended.
Walking on beautiful Exmoor beckons, or do an easier Coastal walk. Stunning.
There are so many good restaurants here in Ilfracombe offering local produce and fresh-caught catch of the day fish, plus The Olive Room is a Michelin Star restaurant in Fore St. People travel from other parts of Devon because of the choice and quality of our restaurant menus! Got to try local food on holiday! Our locally brewed cider is a must try. You will want more of this amber liquid, such a delicious and refreshing drink.
Try a trip to Lundy Island and see the puffins that have now returned to the island. A welcome sight. There are many local trips available along this protected coastline Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to spot seals, and dolphins if you are fortunate.
A local 11th Century Manor House, stunning CHAMBERCOMBE MANOR is an absolute must is you enjoy history, antique furniture and stories of a rather spooky nature involving this famous haunted house. I personally have experience of it! Don't forget to say "you cannot come with me" or you may find you have a spirited visitor around!!! (FACT.)
Many of the local restaurants are just a short walk away so you will be spoiled for choice from Tapas to Michelin Star, and Fore Street is where it's at!!! The oldest pub in the area in the George and Dragon, in use by the locals long before the Tudor or Elizabethan age. A Great Atmosphere and just a minute's walk to the harbour area.