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The Quarry - A Beautiful Detached Seaside Villa in Large Grounds, Amazing Views – Home 225397 House

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 13 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Quarry - A Beautiful Detached Seaside Villa in Large Grounds, Amazing Views – Home 225397

  • House
  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 13
  •  min stay varies

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House / 7 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 13

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Quarry is a beautiful detached Victorian villa. Built for an Admiral in 1890, it has now been fully restored & boasts spacious, sunny rooms with magnificent views.

Situated up a long drive, and nestled into the hillside, it commands a perfect position. Quiet & private, yet near to shops, cafes & of course the beach - just a 5 min walk. The back garden leads directly onto the South West Coast path where you follow the sea to the pretty village of Lee & Woolacombe beyond.

The Quarry has featured in Conde Nast Traveller, Red Magazine, The Guardian, Real Homes, 25 Beautiful Homes, The Mail on Sunday & Grazia. Designed by an artist & a nightclub designer the interior is individual, colourful & full of stunning vintage finds.

There are 7 bedrooms - 5 double or king, 1 twin & 1 single. All are large & light with great views. Comfy beds, good duvets & pillows, quality linen & original artwork add to the appeal. Two of the

The Quarry is a beautiful detached Victorian villa. Built for an Admiral in 1890, it has now been fully restored & boasts spacious, sunny rooms with magnificent views.

Situated up a long drive, and nestled into the hillside, it commands a perfect position. Quiet & private, yet near to shops, cafes & of course the beach - just a 5 min walk. The back garden leads directly onto the South West Coast path where you follow the sea to the pretty village of Lee & Woolacombe beyond.

The Quarry has featured in Conde Nast Traveller, Red Magazine, The Guardian, Real Homes, 25 Beautiful Homes, The Mail on Sunday & Grazia. Designed by an artist & a nightclub designer the interior is individual, colourful & full of stunning vintage finds.

There are 7 bedrooms - 5 double or king, 1 twin & 1 single. All are large & light with great views. Comfy beds, good duvets & pillows, quality linen & original artwork add to the appeal. Two of the bedrooms are en suite, whilst the others share the 2 enormous family bathrooms. Relax in the huge original claw top bath, perfect after a day on the beach.

Downstairs you'll find a vast proper 'cooks' kitchen, wonderfully equipped with everything you'll need for cooking up a feast. There's an AGA, a extra large Miele oven with gas hob, as well as everything else you would expect. The kitchen has a seating area for 6, it also opens out onto a sunny terrace which in turn leads to the stunning original Vine Room. Relax in here amongst the vines & nectarine tree, or sit on the terrace (seating for 12, also large BBQ) looking out over Ilfracombe towards the sea.

The magnificent 36ft sitting room / dining room / library has 2 sets of French doors leading onto the seaview terrace. This is perfect for kids as its completely enclosed. There's a table with 6 chairs, a decked area, small lawn & a handmade wendy house.

Inside the dining table seats up to 14, with sofas & chairs to seat 11 in the sitting room. Warm up by the log fire (logs &kindling supplied) after a windy walk on the cliffs. The library is full of great books to read in a deckchair. There's a selection of DVDs, games & kids toys. We have a full sky package for rainy days, and WIFI.

The 1/2 acre gardens are full of spots to hide away with a book. They are terraced & great for older kids to explore.

The Quarry has a wonderfully warm atmosphere, & guests have enjoyed some memorable stays. Here's a few of the most popular reasons to visit:

Weddings - Tunnels Beaches is just at the end of the road with its bespoke wedding venue

Surfing - Woolacombe Bay is a 10 min drive, Croyde & Saunton Sands just a little further

Family get togethers - theres so much space, & all the rooms are large (no arguments about who sleeps where!)

Big birthday celebrations - everything from 30th's to 90th's have been held here

Civilized hen weekends - try surfing, kayaking, wine tasting, or just walking & beauty treatments,

Golfing holidays - play at Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe golf club, Willingcott etc

Holidays with kids - there's so much to do in the area, & so many attractions to visit.

Location description from owner

The England region

Ilfracombe is in North Devon - a beautiful & unspoilt part of the South West. North Devon is famous for its stunning golden sand beaches & clear surf - such as the 3 miles of beach at Woolacombe Bay, just a 10 min drive from The Quarry. Book a surf lesson, or just hire some equipment. There's also Croyde bay & Saunton Sands - both boasting fine sand & turquoise seas.

At the end of the road, just a 5 min walk from the house, you'll find Tunnels Beaches. This is a privately owned beach (you pay a small entrance fee) with a large Victorian tidal pool hewn from the rocks, stylish cafe, beach loungers to hire & many, many rock pools to discover. The entrance is via a tunnel carved through the cliffs . The Blue Flag beach is a fascinating place to visit, & spend a day lazing in the sun.

However there is so much more than just wonderful beaches, this area boasts many diverse experiences, all in close proximity to The Quarry. Explore the vast expanses of moorland on Exmoor, and its craggy & dramatic coastline. Perfect for walking or horse riding Exmoor is also blessed with idyllic traditional villages & picturesque pubs.

Ilfracombe has a busy working harbour, with trawlers galore. Experience a fishing trip out to sea, kayak the fascinating coastline, take a trip further afield to Lundy Island, or just enjoy a delicious crab sandwich & glass of wine at the fishmongers on the harbour.

The Quarry backs directly onto the South West coast path, the incredible 630 mile pathway which meanders along the cliffs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. So just out the back gate you will encounter perfect walking territory. Stroll to Lee for a pub lunch, or take a whole day to reach Woolacombe & Croyde.

Ilfracombe remains an unspoilt Victorian seaside town. The surrounding landscape is dramatic & inspiring - huge cliffs & hills sweeping down to the sea. We love the town for its quirkiness. So many other places on the coast have become identikit towns - the same shops and restaurants. Ilfracombe is resolutely independent & offers a wonderful local butcher, bakers, veg suppliers & two great delis. Each year the town comes alive with Ilfracombe Art Week, Victorian Week, The Birdman festival & many more events.

You will find some magnificent restaurants in the harbour & Fore Street (the oldest street in Ilfracombe), just a 15 min walk from The Quarry. Damien Hirst, the celebrated artist, lives in the town & owns a wonderful restaurant & bar filled with his artwork. Enjoy freshly grilled seafood at Cafe Bar Espresso, highly acclaimed Modern British dishes at La Gendamerie or a wholesome hearty homecooked meal at The Olive Room. My favourite is the Sri Lankan curry served on Barricane Beach, Woolacombe - bring your own wine & a rug & watch the sunset whilst eating a homemade curry - perfect!

The Quarry has the best of both worlds. Walking distance of the picturesque harbour with its cafes, restaurants, boat trips & freshly caught seafood; but also a garden that leads onto the wild cliffs & secret beaches found on the SW coastal path.

Ilfracombe

Torrs Park is full of large detached Victorian villas set in spacious gardens. Its a quiet area, nestled in the cliffside but near to local shops, beaches & restaurants.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Bedroom 4: King Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 6: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 7: King Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Our lovely housekeeper will meet you at the house to handover the keys & show you round. She is on call should you have any problems during your stay. At the time of booking we send you lots of information on the house, things to do, places to visit, the best restaurants, cafes & pubs to frequent & our favourite secret beaches. We're alway happy to offer advice on planning your stay.

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

We don't let the house to groups who are younger than 26 years. Whilst the house is detached & sits in its own grounds, we do have neighbours - so if you're after a house for a wild, noisy party - this is not the one to book!

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About the owner

Kirstie .
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 May 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 13. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Mar 2013. Located in Devon, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1600 to £3800.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2017.

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