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Fabulous apartment with balcony, stunning South West sea views and sleeps 4.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Perfect location, close to beach, short walk to harbour.

No. 5 Searock is a 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment. It has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which is well equipped and includes a dishwasher. It has a South West facing balcony with table & seats to relax with a drink or snack while enjoying the sea views and watching the world go by. Opposite the apartments is a beautifully maintained communal area, that has a 'Crazy Golf'’ course, an open ‘Green’, a promenade and a beach. It is a short walk from a lovely harbour, an historical street, cliff walks and dramatic scenery.

Leanne Weekes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Leanne Weekes

We are Darren and Leanne Weekes and we live in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire with our 2 children. We fell in love with Ilfracombe and the rest of North Devon in 2007 when we came on holiday here with our 2 girls. We genuinely believe Ilfracombe is the nicest town in Devon and we are amazed every time we come here just how much one small seaside town has to offer. We also think that the restaurants offer some of the nicest food around and the people are so lovely and welcoming.

We bought No. 5 Searock in March 2014. We had been searching for our perfect holiday ‘bolt hole’ for over a year. The apartment needed a bit of refurbishment, which was completed in July 2014.

Leanne Weekes purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Leanne Weekes chose North Devon

Ilfracombe is a fantastic town to enjoy, in a picturesque setting and a perfect base from which to explore the fabulous surrounding coast and countryside. The apartment block could not be in a better location with an amazing view from the balcony that has the most beautiful sunsets.

What makes this apartment unique

Situated on the sea front and close to the harbour, beaches and town, our apartment has everything you need for a really enjoyable holiday or short break. Despite the amazing food the restaurants have to offer, our apartment is fully equipped for you to enjoy easy, 'home from home' living. The South West facing balcony captures the sun all day long and offers a perfect place to take in the scenes and sunsets and to 'chill out' after a long day sight-seeing, surfing or ‘hanging out’ in North Devon. The apartment suits families, couples and friends who can do as much or as little as they like.


Ilfracombe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom has integral bath and shower over the bath, toilet, basin and shelves. Hand wash, hand and bath towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One double bed and 2 singles. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed with bedside drawers, wardrobe and dressing table and includes a hairdryer. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with a bedside cabinet, wardrobe and a set of drawers. Clothes airer under the bed. All bed linen is provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry we do not allow pets and the whole building is non smoking (even on the balconies). Although there is one free parking space allocated to Searock No. 5, to the side of the building we cannot guarantee that it will be free for our holiday guests. Parking is available in the nearby Long & Short stay car parks and a very reasonably priced Permit can be purchased directly from The Tourist Information Centre (at the Landmark Theatre) beforehand by calling 01271 863001 or on arrival. Currently, a Long stay parking permit for 1 week is only £20.80 and can be used in all long stay car parks in North Devon, which is well worth purchasing for a week’s holiday. Outside: The apartment has a South West facing balcony that gets the sun all day long. It has a table & seats to relax with a drink or snack while enjoying the sea views and watching the world go by. Utility Room: Communal Utility Room across the hall from the apartment has washing/dryer machine and an ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All tea towels, hand towels and bath towels are provided. Please provide your own beach towels. Please note that there is no maid service provided. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned inbetween each booking. Other: Dining area has a table with seating for 4.


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Fabulous apartment with balcony, stunning South West sea views and sleeps 4.
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful spot, fantastic time had!

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment with a fabulous view, especially the sunset in the evening. The apartment had everything we needed including toys for the children. A great base to explore North Devon. So much to see and do.

Only reason to score it a 4 instead of 5 is the occasionally free parking space. Making it slightly awkward if you ask the restaurant owner to move his car. If we didn't have the kids we would have parked elsewhere!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such a good review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Lots to do t

  • 3 of 5

The flat was spotless and the veiws lovely every thing you need in flat, but beware it's up 35 steps , their is lots to do in near by area we stayed 8 days could have done with longer as diidnt get to do all we wanteded

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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short break

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our short break in Ilfracombe. The apartment was a good base to explore the area. Everything was there and despite planning on self catering we did, in fact, use the Wetherspoons next door fairly frequently and sat out on the terrace. I did have some misgivings about it being so close but we were not disturbed at all. The apartment is central and affords a lovely view of the sea. If you want beaches you would need to go to Woolacombe which we did on the bus rather than move the car which was parked on a four day permit which was reasonably priced. A positive experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad you had a good time and thank you for pointing out how easy it is to jump on the bus to Woolacombe (which we always do when we are in Ilfracombe, too).
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Great property, centrally located, with good facilities. Restaurants and pubs within minutes walk.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for the five stars!
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Beautiful, ideal for a short break, lovely view. Apartment clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Lovely apartment, fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at no. 5 over the Easter weekend. Naomi, the housekeeper was very helpful and accommodating letting us collect keys in the morning, rather than waiting until 3pm. The apartment was lovely, fantastic sea views and equipped with everything we needed. Enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass or 2 watching the world pass below, then venturing inside to continue people watching for the window seats. Gorgeous sunsets from the balcony too. Visited many of the local attractions whilst there - Woolacombe, Westward Ho!, Barnstaple, Lynton and Lynmouth, the sculpture Trail at Broomhill. Purchased the Treasure Trail for Ilfracombe and spent a wonderful couple of hours exploring Ilfracombe finding clues (can buy online or from Tourist Info centre). Have to recommend Riks take-away for burgers - they're delicious. Only real issue was the parking, the manager from the Italian restaurant seems to monopolise the parking space allocated for no. 5, so spent a lot more on parking than we'd have liked. Overall a really lovely family break over Easter - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you really enjoyed your stay and managed to pack a lot in. We love to people watch on the balcony too and it seems to get the sun all day! We are sorry you couldn't always park in the allocated space. Unfortunately this is something we don't really have any control over, which is why I try to explain the situation to all of our guests. I do hope that you choose to come and stay at Searock again if you are ever to return to Ilfracombe and thank you for such a good review.
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Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Wetherspoons, Admiral Collingwood
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ilfracombe Golf Club, Hele Bay
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Wilder Beach
Car: not necessary


Searock apartments are 500m from the nearest beach and a 5 minute stroll from the famous and beautiful harbour. It is just a 15 minute walk from nearby coves and the amazing Tunnels Beaches. The famous sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde are a 20 minute drive away.

Wonderful cliff top walks, dramatic beach coves and quaint villages are just minutes away (including walks and cycling on the Tarka trail).


The apartment block is at the end of Wilder Road (on the seafront), located between the church and the Wetherspoon's pub. It is directly across the road from the crazy golf course.

The National Express runs a coach service directly to Ilfracombe. The bus station is a 3 minute walk away from the apartments.

The nearest train station is in Barnstaple and buses run regularly between Barnstable and Ilfracombe.


Combe Martin - 5.5 miles, Woolacombe - 6 miles, Croyde Bay - 9.5 miles, Barnstaple (with its famous Pannier Market and Butchers Row) – 12 miles, Lynton and Lynmouth (with cliff top railway) – 18.5 miles, Appledore – 23 miles, Clovelly – 33 miles, Hartland – 35 miles.

A short drive away is Exmoor National Park.

Further Details:

Ilfracombe has a wealth of activities and attractions for all the family. Directly outside the apartment block is a Crazy Golf course, a “Green” with Bouncy Castles in the Summer months, a lovely promenade, Capstone Hill (with breathtaking views from the top), The Landmark Theatre (with a Tourist Information Office with full details of all activities on a week by week basis), cafes, restaurants and pubs, including the brand new Wetherspoons pub.

At the harbour there is an award winning Aquarium, Old Lifeboat House, 14th Century Lighthouse and Chapel, pubs, restaurants, shops and regular boat and fishing trips, including trips across to Lundy Island. Also, there is the famous Damian Hurst’ statue “Verity”.

The Victorian Tunnel Beaches (with a great cafe with children’s play area and free wi-fi) is a great place for the kids and family members of all ages. Emmanuel Church opposite the museum, holds regular art exhibitions.

A short walk up the hill is the fascinating and historical Fore Street with its 'hotchpotch' of cottages, inns, warehouses & workshops dating back to the middle ages. One of the original buildings is the George & Dragon tavern dating back to 1360. Fore Street is still a centre for 'meeting & eating' with quality restaurants, bistros, bars, pubs & cafes.

The town centre dates from the 19th century with traditional greengrocers, butchers & bakers, handed down through generations. On the High Street is the award winning chocolate museum at Walker's Chocolate Emporium with its cafe and shop.

Larkstone Cafe and Leisure Park offers a children’s play area, lawn games such as Bowls, Croquet, Tennis and Putting, or a 9 hole Pitch and Putt course with breathtaking views of the Harbour and Seafront.

Lidl supermarket is within walking distance of the apartment, just past the Landmark Theatre. There are many shops on the High Street, such as Co-op, Superdrug, local Butchers and Hardware stores. Tesco supermarket is approximately 2 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Ilfracombe Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Holidays 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term 2017
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
May Half Term 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Jul 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $64.37

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but may be negotiated out of peak season. Arrival time is between 3pm & 5pm and departure is 10am. This may be flexible when discussed with our Housekeeper. Short breaks minimum of 3 days out of peak season can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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