Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment on the Beautiful North Devon Coast with Sea View

Bedrooms 2
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views, sleeps 4+1, Non Smoking


Conveniently situated a short walk from the town centre and harbour and just a few hundred meters from the dramatic coastal paths, this spacious self contained apartment is situated above the Woodlands guest house. It occupy's the entire top floor with plenty of space for 4/5 people. Being on the top floor it overlooks the acre woodland gardens and boasts some stunning valley views across the town and out over the Bristol Channel. You will be just a short drive away from the fabulous sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton. Local restaurants and galleries are just a short walk away, including Damien Hurst’s Verity statue and his restaurant, The Quay, on the harbour and Thomas Carr's Michelin star restaurant at The Olive Rooms.

The spacious apartment is recently refurbished and very well appointed. It has two ensuite bedrooms; one room has a super king bed (twin on request) with en-suite shower room and sea views in the distance. The bedroom is newly furnished in oak and the bed has a luxury mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep. The second bedroom has a double bed, also with en-suite shower room and woodland views up the valley. There is also a family bathroom with bath/overhead shower, basin and WC. The apartment has a very comfortable newly furnished lounge / dinner area with free-sat TV and Blu-ray player. Off of the lounge is a cosy snug with a Victorian day bed, a very comfortable "love chair" and a good selection of books. The kitchen/breakfast room has just been refurbished and fitted with new appliances including an electric fan over, gas hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen also has a 4 seat breakfast table and a window seat with great views.

The apartment has it's own self contained gas fired central heating system and hot water.

The property sits in just under an acre of grounds and has a beautiful and well established landscaped garden at the rear of the house that leads down to the West Wilder Brook. The communal gardens are shared with guests and owners and is very secluded with space for all. There is parking on the drive for 6 cars with further unrestricted parking on the quiet road outside.

Treetops at Woodlands is an ideal getaway for those looking for a relaxing, quiet holiday base, yet close to the restaurants and bars benefiting the town.

Please note that we only accept children of 8 years and over and do not accept pets.

More Details

Jon & Caroline
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Jon & Caroline

We recently purchased the Woodlands and relocated our family to North Devon in early 2015. We are a family of five who have wholeheartedly taken on this amazing property in this vibrant seaside town. Living in this area is an absolute joy and we thoroughly explore and utilise all the amazing coast paths and Moore land in our spare time.

We are very active and that has given us local knowledge on the various walks, runs and cycling routes, which we are keen to share to exploring guests.

Jon & Caroline purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Jon & Caroline chose Ilfracombe

We have always loved this part of the country and being so close to the coast path and beautiful beaches, yet with all the benefits of the town, Ilfracombe was the perfect location.

One of the amazing things about this town is its constant offerings of events throughout the year. From the annual art trail to touring and local theatre productions. The harbours extravaganzas in the height of the season, more than can be mentioned here.

Brilliantly, the town is easily walked around with most places and landmarks easily accessed. Plus a regular bus service which runs every 10 minutes to the town of Barnstaple.

There are some very popular restaurants, which people travel far to dine at. The popular Tunnels beaches venue is just 5 minutes walk from our property and is increasingly busy with wedding celebrations every weekend. It is a stunning location!

What makes this apartment unique

Woodlands is set in the sought after Torrs Park area of the town where many Victorian gentlemen chose to construct fine detached properties as seaside homes in the late 1800s. As such many fine villas and homes are located in this part of the town. It is within 1 mile of Ilfracombe Harbour and is close to the famous Tunnels Beach and Torrs Park coastal footpath.

The property enjoys views towards the Cairn Nature Reserve and the Western part of Ilfracombe over the rooftops towards the sea in the distance. The property is a fine example of Victorian architecture having been originally built as gentlemen's residence and overlooks its own mature gardens of about one acre that slope down to a stream.

The property is now arranged as a spacious 7 en-suite bedroom B&B, plus two self-contained apartments. The lower ground floor apartment is occupied by the owners and their family. The 2nd floor apartment has been converted into a self contained holiday let called Treetops at Woodlands. The property has been refurbished in recent years and benefits from gas fired radiator central heating and is in good decorative order throughout.

The accommodation is arranged on four floors with many of the rooms overlooking the grounds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

March 2016

My son, myself and two grandchildren 10 and 13 spent a week in the Treetops

apartment at Woodlands and it was the best week ever. The apartment itself

was excellent with lots of space and light and with a very modern décor.

The facilities were second to none with very well provided kitchen with

everything you would need. If you have children the garden is huge and

available to play in which my grandchildren did. Jon and Caroline are a

very helpful and are there if you need anything.

The apartment itself is just a short walk to the town centre and harbour

but also close to many other resorts like Coombe Martin and Westward Ho

which we visited. A must are the beach tunnels from the Victorian era

literally a few minute walk from the apartment. I would definitely

recommend this as a holiday recommendation and give it five stars.
Mar 2016
  • 1 of 1


Ilfracombe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The main bathroom and is in addition to the 2 ensuits
    Bedroom 1 ensuite - toilet , shower , Bedroom 1 en-suite
    Bedroom 2 ensuite - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2 en-suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed can be converted to twin on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is a spacious bedroom and has a superkingsize zip-link bed. The mattress is a top quality Sealy Windemere and is extremely comfortable. The bedroom is furnished with new oak furniture and has built in wardrobes with plenty of hanging space. The en-suite has a walk in electric shower, basin and WC. The room is duel aspect with views over the trees to the harbour and the Bristol Channel and the garden and valley. Bedroom 2 has a solid pine double bed with storage underneath. The room is equipped with pine furniture including a wardrobe and draws. There are bedside tables with lights. There is a lovely view up the wooded valley from this room. The en-suite has a walk in shower, a basin and WC. There is a further single bed located in the snug.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment on the Beautiful North Devon Coast with Sea View
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous stay in Treetops Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this great apartment. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Loved sitting in the kitchen window seat looking out over garden and Ilfracombe rooftops. John and Caroline were very welcoming and John was so good at providing local information and suggested some lovely walks and places to visit that we would otherwise have missed. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting North Devon.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It is always reassuring to hear that the apartment is comfortable for our guests. So pleased you got to enjoy the fabulous walks we have on our doorstep. North Devon is a great place to live and holiday! Thank you Trevor and Linda
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great apartment in lovely area

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful week staying in treetops apartment - very nice property and a nice welcome from the owner. Would definitely stay again if in the area

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Super apartment with high spec kit out

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for your stay in Ilfracombe. Far enough out of the centre to be quite but just a short walk to the restaurants and bars. The apartment is very spacious and well kitted out with everything you need for your stay. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely peaceful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment - plenty of space, light and airy, well equipped with great views. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Pleased you had a great stay with us.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Jon and Caroline were very nice and helpful and the apartment was very big and clean with all the necessary facilities including a well equipped kitchen and easy to keep tidy,enjoyed our stay and would stay there again

Thanks for making us welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

Fantastic apartment, all the home comforts anybody could need,few stairs to negotiate but not a problem to my wife and I and we are in our late sixties. Once again many thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Ilfracombe Arms
Nearest Ferry
84 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Ilfracombe Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
The Angel
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Tunnels Beaches
Car: recommended

Located on the Ilfracombe Torrs we are only a 3 minutes walk to the dramatic North Devon Coast Path and only a 5 minute walk to the famous Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches. The Promenade and Harbour area, with it's numerous bars, bistro's, cafes and restaurants is a 10 minute stroll down the hill. From here you can catch the boat to Lundy Island, take a high speed sea safari or a pleasure cruise. Explore some of the finest coast path walking, going in both directions, right from your front door. Whether you like surfing, kayaking or just basking in the sun, Ilfracombe is only a short drive away from some of the best beaches in the country including Woolacombe (10 mins), Putsborough (20 mins), Croyde (20 mins) and Saunton (25 mins). Exmoor zoo, the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park and Watermouth Castle are all nearby. Located on the edge of Exmoor other days out include Lynton and Lynmouth with it's water powered Victorian cliff railway and dramatic views and river walks. Clovelly, Hartland Abbey & Gardens, RHS Garden Rosemoor and NT Arlington Court are also only a drive away.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.78

We do not accept pets.
We only accept children of 8 years and over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties