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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.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
12 reviews
The Quarry.  The house is South facing, so you have the sun all day, and amazing views.
Terrace off the dining room, this leads round to the wendy house & up to the back garden.
Ilfracombe's pretty harbour surrounded by cafes, restaurants & galleries. A 15 min walk away.
First floor family bathroom, large rain shower & vintage bathtub.
'secret garden' perfect for hiding away with a book.
Woolacombe Bay in peak season.  This beach often has great surf, its a 10 min drive from The Quarry.
Back garden top terrace - magnificent views!  The garden has many terraces, its perfect for kids.
Hallway, lots of room for shoes & coats.
Sitting room open fire, you'll find lots of logs in the conservatory.
Tunnels Beaches, a 5 min walk from The Quarry.  There's 2 other beaches & a big tidal pool.
Beautiful cliffs at the back of the house, see the coast path snaking over the hill.
The Quarry.  South facing, so you have the sun all day.  Set in 1/2 acre of private gardens.
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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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About the Owner, Kirstie
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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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Mike W
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 for a stay in January 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 visited at a chilly time of year, but there is an AGA in the kitchen,...

Management response:

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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Bosham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

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. The surrounding areas are nicer. The book collection was extensive, as were the DVDs and...

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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.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Really nice stay. During the course of the stay we had anywhere from 6-10 people staying. We all really enjoyed our time there. The rooms are huge and the view from the front of the house is really nice. Short walk into the town centre and down to the beaches. Overall great stay!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Delighted you had a good time & enjoyed the house & that it worked for your group. Hope to welcome you again sometime. Best wishes Kirstie.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (13)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
26 May 2017 -
1 Jun 2017
May half term
7 nights -- --
5 Jun 2017 -
29 Jun 2017
June 4 Night Midweek Stays
4 nights
30 Jun 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
July up to 20th
2 nights
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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 neighbourhood
Torrs Park is full of large detached Victorian villas set in spacious gardens. Its a quiet area, nestled in the cliffside but near to local shops, beaches & restaurants.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 67.0 km
Railway: Barnstaple: 14.0 km
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.<BR><BR>Whilst a car isn't crucial (you can walk to beaches, cafes & shops from the house), its great to explore further afield by car. <BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>
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: 0.5 km.
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