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Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe)

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Smugglers Cottage is a fabulous coastal house in an exceptional location. It sits in Fore Street Ilfracombe North Devon only paces from the beautiful working harbour, Damien Hirst’s statue 'Verity' and the many restaurants and pubs that abound in Fore Street. Smugglers is the perfect base for a UK seaside holiday set in the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe and only a 10 minute drive to the fabulous surfing beach at Woolacombe - and also not far from Croyde and Saunton. In the other direction Exmoor is on the doorstep, with all the beautiful coastline it boasts. In Ilfracombe you are only a 10 minute walk from The Tunnels Beaches, a great 'day out' attraction as well as the number one wedding location in the area. There are numerous great places to eat and drink in Ilfracombe and lots of love...Smugglers Cottage is a fabulous coastal house in an exceptional location. It sits in Fore Street Ilfracombe North Devon only paces from the beautiful working harbour, Damien Hirst’s statue 'Verity' and the many restaurants and pubs that abound in Fore Street. Smugglers is the perfect base for a UK seaside holiday set in the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe and only a 10 minute drive to the fabulous surfing beach at Woolacombe - and also not far from Croyde and Saunton. In the other direction Exmoor is on the doorstep, with all the beautiful coastline it boasts. In Ilfracombe you are only a 10 minute walk from The Tunnels Beaches, a great 'day out' attraction as well as the number one wedding location in the area. There are numerous great places to eat and drink in Ilfracombe and lots of lovely walks - with the seafront and harbour only a short stroll away, as well as the stunning Capstone Hill which you can see from the rear of the house along with views of the Bristol Channel. At the harbour you can take boat trips to watch wildlife including seals as well as boats operating sea fishing trips. And if you don't catch anything, fresh fish can be purchased at the shop on the harbour supplied by its own trawlers. The harbour also offers day trips to Lundy Island, a beautiful nature reserve owned by the National Trust, with dramatic scenery and wildlife. Smugglers is laid out over 5 floors and has been decorated in keeping with the age of the property but with a modern twist, so it feels like a period property but with the comfort factored in! From the front door you enter straight into the lounge with 3 large sofas and a TV, fireplace (no fire) and a view over the rear garden towards Capstone. From here the hallway leads either down one flight to the kitchen, diner/family room and out into the pretty enclosed garden or up to the other three levels of bathrooms and bedrooms. The kitchen is laid out and equipped brilliantly from the spacious worktops to the plentiful supply of cooking utensils. There is a dining table for 8 and another TV and some easy chairs. Through the French doors you enter the garden which has been thoughtfully laid out. There is a garden table and chairs for al fresco dining in this sheltered spot. One floor up from the lounge there is a cloakroom on the half landing and bedroom 1 with two single beds and views over the rear to Capstone and the Bristol Channel. Bedroom 2 is also on this floor and consists of a super king bed which can also be two singles if preferred. It’s a lovely light and spacious room and there is also a washbasin in the corner. Window seats complete this pretty bedroom. On floor 4 there is a Jack and Jill bathroom with one door into the hallway and the other into a beautiful double bedroom which has a king size bed and an elegant chaise longue and window seats. The family bathroom on this floor is huge and has views over Capstone and the channel. There is a bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail. On the top floor there is another good size family bathroom with a bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet. Next door is bedroom 4 which has 2 single beds, ceiling beams and a skylight window. The unique layout of Smugglers ensures there is plenty of space for 8 guests with room to spread out. The cottage is warm and inviting whatever the weather and makes for a fabulous place to stay anytime of the year. A few metres from the cottage there is a large car park (Ropery Road Car Park) for which we provide up to 2 permits. You can drive right up to the front door to unload. See photos for car park image. Towels not providedMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smugglers welcomes families, friends and pets to holiday in this very special location. Smugglers is not a party house and we cannot accept hen or stag groups or groups of people under 25 years of age. Rental is from 4 pm on arrival to 10 am on departure unless otherwise agreed. We are happy to offer short breaks where possible and be a flexible as possible to accommodate your plans. Only one dog permitted.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Julia P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2019
Julia P, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Very nice house in an excellent location, near to three pubs, four restaurants and a two convenience stores, lots more is not too far away anyway on foot. The 5 levels of the house takes a bit of getting used to, good and efficient communication...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2019

Thanks so much for this glowing review, you're very kind and I really appreciate you going out of your way to do this for us and for future potential guests to Smugglers Cottage.

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring this area of Devon. Owner very helpful and very quick to reply. Would definitely stay again!

Date of stay: June 2019
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, it’s very helpful for potential guests and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Smugglers Cottage, you’re welcome back anytime 😁

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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Date of stay: May 2019
FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

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Reviewed January 14, 2019

This cottage has so much character, love it It is tastefully decorated and comfortable. We had a really relaxing stay . It has all the facilities you need and wifi connection . Some lovely restaurants and pubs with food nearby . A few minutes walk...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Really nice of you to review your stay at Smugglers Cottage. It’s much appreciated, thank you 😊

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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Great holiday, lots to do, kept fit walking up hills, beaches amazing (beach car parks expensive!!) Lots to do if it rains, swimming, cinema...Loved the room in the attic, looking out of the window at the sea and the birds nesting on the opposite roof.

Date of stay: June 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thanks very much, we love that’s they’re so much more than just beaches too. Glad you found all the local treasures

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I have stayed at this cottage a number of times with a large group of friends and it works fantastically for us. The house is spotless and the bedrooms and bathrooms really spacious. The kitchen is really well equipped with a huge dining table which...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

You’ve really nailed it with this description of your stay at Smugglers Cottage! Everything that made us fall in love with it and Ilfracombe too. Thank you 😊

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful place to stay. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It feels like a home-warm and inviting. The large living area is brilliant for playing games and the well equipped kitchen with a huge table is great for large families/groups. The...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

You’re really welcome and thank you for sharing this and helping potential guests find us and see what’s so special about Smugglers and Ilfracombe

Reviewed January 8, 2019

Wonderful house.beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen.lovely little garden with sea views where you can have your morning coffee.very comfortable beds with beautiful linen.Great location lots to see and do right on your doorstep. Fantastic restaurants.Cant wait to go again.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Liz B
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

So glad we found Smugglers’ Cottage! It is not so much a cottage as a big house! We had plenty of room for our large group. A very well equipped kitchen with a large dining table ; comfy living room; everything spotlessly clean on our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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FrequentFlier762238, VR Owner at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe), responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Smugglers Cottage :)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
North Devon has one of the most stunning coastlines and Ilfracombe stands on the Bristol Channel side with lots of lovely little coves and bays from Hele to Tunnels Beaches. The architecture of Ilfracombe is predominately Victorian and the general feel of the resort is old school seaside town. The harbour is very popular and Fore Street runs from the High Street to the harbour and is full of lovely independent shops, great eateries and welcoming pubs. The Tunnels Beaches is a short stroll away and the seafront Promenade is even closer where you will find restaurants and cafes as well as the usual holiday style shops, crazy golf and the famous Landmark Theatre. A short drive away is Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sands and surf.
Getting around
Ilfracombe is on a good bus route and you can reach the main local towns of Combe Martin, Braunton and Barnstaple as well as Woolacombe. There are numerous taxi companies in the town.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe)

Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe) is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe) has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe) has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Smugglers Cottage Ilfracombe (10 mins Woolacombe) must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.