Tucked away in the old side streets around Ilfracombe’s popular and pretty harbour, you will find the little treasure of Harbour Hideaway, formerly two cottages with a separate staircase to each bedroom, one at each end of the house. The original parts of this fisherman’s cottage date back to circa 1750. It has been lovingly converted to be a comfortable hideaway with the added bonus of its own private hot tub. Stylish furnishings along with a multi-fuel burner, oak beams and partly exposed stone walls make it a cosy retreat in cooler months. Located a short walk from both the harbour and town centre, the cottage has much to offer guests during their stay. There is a large range of pubs, Michelin star restaurants and shops to choose from around Ilfracombe’s centre, whilst the famous Tunnels Beaches is just around the corner. A short walk away is Ilfracombe’s harbour area, with its quayside, lifeboat station, church overlooking the Bristol Channel and not forgetting the much talked about ’Verity’ sculpture by Damien Hurst. This is a retreat perfect for families and groups of friends but also makes an idyllic love nest for two.
There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house, including the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth Cliff Railway. At Croyde and Woolacombe, you will find some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor and the South West Coast Path are located close by, and on a clear day the views can be spectacular of the surrounding coast and countryside from these well-known walking areas. There are National Trust properties at Arlington and Knightshayes, and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor in Great Torrington. Golf available nearby. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 49" Sky Smart TV (basic package), DVD player, blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD player, Playstation 3, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), beams and French doors leading to conservatory then onto courtyard garden and roof terrace.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Accessed by first staircase galleried with double bed, Freeview TV, beams, vaulted ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Accessed by second staircase with twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to roof terrace.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: Accessed by second staircase with kingsize bed, Freeview TV, beams, vaulted ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for multi-fuel burner included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub (private). Parking permit for 1 car for 1 week included (for weekly bookings only); public car park 100 yards, at cost. No smoking.