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Elegant & spacious victorian 8 bedroom 8 bathroom holiday home, own parking.

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

8 bedroom 8 bathroom, parking & garden semi detached.

New for 2017, Large Victorian holiday home, built in 1868 the house is traditional with high ceilings and some period features. Close to all amenities, and within a level walk to town and beach. The house has 4 levels and includes 8 bedrooms 7 En suite, plus 2 separate WC shower rooms. 3 king rooms including one family room, sleeping three, 2 doubles and 3 singles. sleeping 14 in total. Cosy ground floor lounge, Large dining room/breakfast room and modern kitchen. Further utility room leading through to extra powder room with WC and hand basin on ground floor level. Dining room allows for gatherings of up to 14 people. Bottom level has children's pirates den with TV/DVD PS3 consul play station, comfy sofa and table football. Fun kids stuff away from adults. Small themed bar close to adults lounge and dining room. All bedrooms on 1st and 2nd floor. Terraced rear garden, private and sunny with palm trees and a grape vine. Car Park for 4 vehicles at front of house, further parking on road is available. Free Wi-Fi and Full HD TV. plus TV in almost all bedrooms, some with DVD.

Beautifully furnished, and ideal for family gatherings.

5 mins walk from tunnels beach and sea front. Lovely park with tennis club and lovely children's play area across the road and 200 meters. Bus stops outside for buses to Barnstaple, Bideford Westward Ho! and Woolacombe. Coastal and woodland walks close by for ramblers. Ilfracombe has a picturesque working harbour, and several Michelin listed restaurants, including a Michelin 1star rating. There are many lovely shops and several upmarket art galleries including Damien Hirst's. We are ideally located for easy access to Woolacombe, which is 5 miles away.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: german
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Fran

Having lived in Australia for 15 years we have returned to our home town of ilfracombe with our daughter who was born here. We currently live in the town and are enjoying the lovely scenery and walks with our Greyhound and Great Dane. The scenery and walks first attracted us to ilfracombe all those years ago. We have both been in the medical profession for many years, but have now semi retired and are enjoying life in this lovely part of the country.

Fran purchased this house in 2016

Why Fran chose Ilfracombe

This is a lovely big house, plenty of room to spread out, and in a great location. It has been a well known B and B for many years in the town. It has been changed to a Holiday Home from August 2017


Ilfracombe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Non smoking house maximum 14 people including children.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Utility room - toilet , WC and sink on ground floor utility room
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double
    Bedroom 12 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , own shower room close by sink in room
  • all bedrooms are ensuite apart from the 1 st floor single room. which has a hand wash basin. There is a separate WC and shower on the landing close by to service this bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ideal multi family home. In a convenient location. Pirates den children's lounge downstairs away from rest of house, equipped with TV, games consul, sofa's and board games. Small bar on ground floor, Bring your own alcohol.


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Elegant & spacious victorian 8 bedroom 8 bathroom holiday home, own parking.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous house with crazy patterns.... just right for a great stay for our son's wedding

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, clean.and very helpful owner in Fran - we were so worried we may not make it down ( the great snowfall! !!) Just wish it wasn't so far away from our home in Cheshire. ... we'd be back more often! 😊

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann Glad you all made it down for the wedding. Lovely to accommodate your lovely family. Regards Fran
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Christmas stay

  • 3 of 5

The owners Fran and Chris were very helpful and were there within a matter of minutes if there were any issues.

Downstairs the facilities were good, although we did find the kitchen was short of adequate serving dishes for large groups. Also, basic bits were missing I.e vegetable peeler.

There were issues with the heating and quite often it had gone down to 18.5 degrees so the first person up in the morning had to manually increase the thermostat.

Some of the bedrooms upstairs were a little disappointing and we felt that the decor could do with being updated.

Overall, a good stay and so thanks very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay with friends/family

  • 4 of 5

A huge house, great for groups with kids, dogs, bikes etc. We loved the quirkiness of it's history as a guest house! Fran and Chris were very helpful and we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regards Fran
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very cery good

  • 5 of 5

Smashing place for 3/4 families.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rod, hope to see you next year, Fran
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Perfect stay for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Hired Rainbow Ridge for 3 nights for a get away with a group of friends/children. From the initial booking to arrival the owners were responsive, informative and accommodating.

The house was great - a snug on the lower floor was a hit with the children, rooms spread over 2 floors and bathrooms in most rooms meant that we never had to wait for showers and everyone had enough space. Kitchen and dinning room great and nice to have a large table to eat together.

Location perfect - 10 mins walk to shops/beach and lots of parking outside/nearby.

Would love to come back! :)

Only improvement I can think of is to perhaps have a bbq in the garden but not a biggie.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Harriet, Thank you for your lovely review. We are going to have a BBQ pit for people to use there own bricks etc. for next year. Yes everyone seems to like a BBQ despite the weather. Hope to see you next year. Thanks Fran
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Spacious 8 bedroom Victorian house close to town

  • 4 of 5

Spent a long weekend with a group of friends in this spacious, well-furnished, fully equipped house. Each comfortable bedroom was individually styled, with its own bathroom equipped with soap and toilet paper. We did not want for anything and the owners were extremely kind and helpful.

The house is an easy walk from town, but has the advantage of a bus stop right outside for when we were feeling lazy or the weather was inclement. I would recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Im so pleased you enjoyed the house despite the poor weather. Fran
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Blue flag beach @ Woolacombe , tunnels beach, watermouth castle. Combe Martin wildlife park. Cairn nature reserve, tarka trail. Fishing harbour, numerous boat trips. Lundy island trips. Damian Hirst gallery. Damian Hirst statue "Verity" golf course. South west coast path is walking distance from property. Landmark theatre.

Award winning Michelin restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $28
Damage Deposit $140

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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