£193 / night
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Stunning detached Victorian house with both coastal and countryside views – Home 9409988 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Stunning detached Victorian house with both coastal and countryside views – Home 9409988

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay

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House / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Holly House is a stunning 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian house in a quiet part of Ilfracombe, but still within walking distance of the coast, harbour and town centre pubs/restaurants. It sleeps up to 10 people. Its position gives it commanding views of the coast, outer harbour, Hillsborough Iron Age hill fort, and also wonderful countryside.

It offers ideal accommodation for families, groups, and to celebrate special occasions. Please contact us if your party includes children as the house may not be suitable for some younger children.

It has a spacious living room with 2 leather sofas and chair (3 of the seats fully recline) plus a bean bag. The views from this side of the house are amazing, however if you can tear yourselves away from the views, there is a 65” 4K/3D TV, with a 4K/blu-ray/DVD player plus home cinema 5.1 surround sound system! An extensive selection of films/TV box sets (and books) are available, with 3D glasses to watch the 3D blu-rays.

The impressively light, triple-aspect kitchen has a halogen hob, electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, and numerous small appliances (Tassimo coffee pod machine, food mixer, sandwich maker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, electric carving knife, and of course, kettle and toaster!). A large range of Denby crockery adds to the luxury feel, and there are ample pots, pans, baking trays, casserole/serving dishes & utensils for keen cooks, plus cafetieres and tea pots! There is also an iron and ironing board.

The oak dining table can seat 10 people. There is also a hi-fi system (with Bluetooth connectivity, USB input, radio and CD player) if you wish to listen to music while cooking or eating.

A dark oak parquet floor flows from the kitchen/diner into an impressive hall, from where a majestic sweeping staircase takes you to the first floor accommodation.

The 4 largest bedrooms contain a king sized bed with 30cm deep, high quality mattresses, wardrobe, chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables. The master and 2nd bedrooms have fantastic views to the coast and the rolling countryside. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms also have either a 43” or 47” TV with blu-ray players, and a hairdryer. (The 4th bedroom is downstairs.)

A smaller 5th bedroom contains a desk, and a luxury leather double sofa-bed with memory foam mattress (but please note that there is no wardrobe or chest of drawers in this bedroom).

The 3 largest upstairs bedrooms all have modern en-suites, with 4ft wide showers and chrome heated towel rails. The 4th and 5th bedrooms share the family bathroom with its contemporary double-ended bath, complemented by another 4ft wide shower and chrome heated towel rail.

There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

The house is fully double glazed, with central heating throughout, and endless instant hot water from the large gas combi-boiler. Broadband Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

At the rear of the property there is a small conservatory. And a large terrace, with charcoal BBQ (with tools and cover), 10 patio chairs and 2 tables so you can all enjoy alfresco dining while taking in the views to the coast. One of the tables can be used in the conservatory if it is too cool to eat outside.

A reasonably sized garden sits to the side and rear of the property, with a large expanse of lawn, along with an interesting selection of mature shrubs, fuchsias and camellias.

The property has parking on the drive for 2 cars, but there is also ample free parking on the wide road directly in front of the house (unlike on some of roads in Ilfracombe and the surrounding area!).

No smoking, no pets, no wheelchair access.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: King Bed
    Bedroom 5: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The easiest way to explore the area is by car, bike or by walking. There are regular buses to Barnstaple, Braunton, Berrynarbor, Mortehoe/Woolacombe & Lee.


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.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Not suitable for wheelchair access or people with mobility issues (due to the steps out to the rear garden).
This is a quiet neighbourhood, so please be considerate of our neighbours by not making noise on the patio area after 11pm!
Please note that the house may not be suitable for young children...there are steep steps from the kitchen to the garden; there is no stair gate; there are no single beds, high chairs or cots.


About the owner

Grant W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 50 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Apr 2018. Located in Devon, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £859 to £1837.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

4 reviews

Very Good

“Superb Accommodation and Location.”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2018

Excellent: the house offers everything you need for a great stay and very well thought out. From the well equipped kitchen to the decor to the large 3D TV (Select a film from the large varied selection on a rainy day). Excellent views from the rear of the property and within walking distance of the harbour and town centre. I would definitely recommend this property.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a positive a review of Holly House! We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and its location, and it is wonderful that you would recommend it to future guests.

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Grant (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Grant (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Grant the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Grant (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Grant (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Grant (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Grant (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Grant (the owner) a message.

If Grant (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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