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

The Quarry.  The house is South facing, so you have the sun all day, and amazing views.
1 of 50The Quarry. The house is South facing, so you have the sun all day, and amazing views.
Rental Home -
7 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Ilfracombe, Devon, England
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 &...
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Listing #HL225397
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
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.
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I stayed at the quarry in April for my 40th. Our party was 11 adults and 2 kids. The house is stunning and so beautifully furnished was with quirky finds. We had lovely weather so spent plenty of time outside on the terrace. The owner...More

Thank Ayo A
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

Hi Ayo Thanks so much for your lovely review, really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Delighted you enjoyed the house & caterers. Hope to welcome you to The Quarry again sometime, All the best, Kirstie x

Reviewed January 11, 2017

We’ve just returned from a wonderful stay at this magnificent house. Despite the huge proportions of the rooms & the grand scale of The Quarry overall, it maintains a warmth & cosiness. You feel it has been a much loved home over the years. We...More

Thank Mike W
Management response:Responded January 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, its much appreciated. We're so happy you enjoyed the house, & home to welcome you again sometime, All the best Kirstie.

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

We enjoyed our week at The Quarry. It had plenty of room to accommodate four different branches of the family. Ilfracombe isn't the loveliest of towns but there are beaches within walking distance and the house has enough to keep everyone occupied on rainy days....More

Thank Eciloppots
Management response:Responded January 12, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review The Quarry, and glad you liked the house. The Sainsbury's delivery guys are rather brilliant, and never complain! Thank you for booking with us, Kirstie.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (13)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    5 Twins
    4 Queens
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  • Damage Deposit: $644 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We have set stays at the house - weekend (Fri & Sat nights with Sun night included for free), 4 night midweek (Mon to Fri) and week long stays (check in Monday or Friday).

If staying for the weekend, but you can't make use of the free night on Sunday, the house is still yours all day & you can check out as late as you like.

We offer a good value 4 night midweek break outside of peak season. Check in Monday, check out Friday. This is a great time to visit, especially in May/June/July.

During peak times its a week stay only with Friday as the changeover day.

Please do get in touch to discuss prices. We can sometimes be flexible with changeover days out of peak season.
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About the neighborhood
lfracombe is in North Devon - a beautiful and unspoilt part of the South West. North Devon is famous for its stunning golden sand beaches and 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 and Saunton Sands - both boasting fine sand and 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 bathing pool carved into the rocks.

Wild Exmoor, with ponies, pubs & dramatic scenery, is just a short drive.
Getting around
From The Quarry it's just a short walk to all the lovely cafes, restaurants, cinema, harbour & beaches. There's picturesque cliff top rambles to country pubs just out the back gate.

For great surfing, & a huge sandy beach, head to Woolacombe. A 10 min drive, but there's buses which go there from the High Street or a taxi is about £10.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 41.6 mi
Railway: Barnstaple: 8.7 mi
To drive to North Devon the quickest route is to take the M5, exiting at junction 27 & then taking the A361 right through to Ilfracombe.

Whilst a car isn't crucial (you can walk to beaches, cafes & shops from the house), its great to explore further afield by car.

Easiest route by train is to take the mainline to Tiverton Parkway & then order a taxi from there to Ilfracombe. It its about an hour's drive, but if there's a few of you it's not too expensive. Barnstaple is the nearest train station, but this is a branch line from Exeter & the journey will take considerably longer. Barnstaple is about 20 mins drive away.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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