Sea views from the lounge
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge with French doors leading to the balcony area
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Double bedroom with super king-size bed and wonderful sea views
Double bedroom with super king-size bed and wonderful sea views
Single bedroom with views over the town
View towards the apartment
Ilfracombe harbour a short walk from the property
Balcony area with fabulous sea views
Relax on the balcony and enjoy the wonderful sea views
1 / 12  Sea views from the lounge
2 / 12  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 12  Lounge with French doors leading to the balcony area
4 / 12  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
5 / 12  Kitchen
6 / 12  Double bedroom with super king-size bed and wonderful sea views
7 / 12  Double bedroom with super king-size bed and wonderful sea views
8 / 12  Single bedroom with views over the town
9 / 12  View towards the apartment
10 / 12  Ilfracombe harbour a short walk from the property
11 / 12  Balcony area with fabulous sea views
12 / 12  Relax on the balcony and enjoy the wonderful sea views

Close To Shore

Ilfracombe, Devon
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • First-floor apartment with panoramic sea-views, situated on the water’s edge and the South West Coast Path
  • Short walk to Ilfracombe harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Explore the beauty of nearby Exmoor
Property code: CLOSE

A modern apartment located near the Ilfracombe seafront, benefitting from stunning sea-views and access to the town centre. The property is a great base for a wonderful seaside holiday.

Wake up to the gentle sounds of the sea with a stay in this property, which could not be more aptly named. Close to Shore is a homely first-floor apartment boasting sea views from the master bedroom, as well as the lounge and the private balcony. The charming coastal town of Ilfracombe is right on the doorstep, from which you’ll find a number of beaches less than 0.3 miles away.

Climb the stairs up to the front door of this first-floor apartment to be greeted by truly magnificent sea views which can be enjoyed from the open-plan living area as well as from the master bedroom. In summer throw open the patio doors to the balcony and dine alfresco whilst watching the sun set over the waves, or in cooler times of the year cosy up and marvel at the crashing winter sea. Children are most welcome, but please ensure that they are supervised on the balcony.

The town of Ilfracombe could well be the perfect seaside destination, boasting several beaches and an attractive harbour from which boat trips can be taken. A wide range of places to eat means that guests could happily eat out every night of their stay should they wish. The town’s aquarium is a fascinating all-weather attraction for all ages, whilst artistically-minded visitors will be interested in the town’s connections to Damien Hirst, who not only is responsible for the huge bronze sculpture in the harbour, but also the co-owner of a restaurant on the seafront.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with shower and WC
  • Kitchen equipped with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wifi included
  • Parking permit provided for 1 car between April - October (Inclusive) only applies to minimum 4 nights or more stays. (The Rover parking permit provided includes parking at other locations in North Devon). Off peak parking fees are provided for local car park, on arrival.
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, beach and pubs a short walking distance
  • Free ticket for Tunnels Beach provided (open Easter to October)
  • Digital safe available
  • Care to be taken with small children on balcony

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pamela 29th February 2020

Would recommend.

Reviewed by P 5th October 2019

The property is well organised and equipped. It's in a good location, it's comfortable, clean, quiet and close to all amenities. We were very pleased.

Reviewed by Karen 14th September 2019

The property is in a beautiful spot. Throughout our stay we could hear the sound of the sea. so very calming and restful. Great sea views. Also well positioned for costal walks. The property itself is very comfortable and well equipped. Comfy bed (I am quite sensitive to chemicals and I had no itchy skin from the bedding and slept well) well equippRead moreed kitchen. The landlord was so very helpful when the dishwasher broke down, and it was speedily replaced. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by 24th August 2019

Close to shore is an absolutely gorgeous apartment. The views are out of this world. The apartment has everything you could possibly need and is definitely home from home. The apartment was extremely clean and the beds were very comfortable. It is a great location and the parking pass that we were provided with was fantastic. We loved it and were vRead moreery sad to leave it to come home. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 6th July 2019

I have a sensitivity to certain chemicals in everyday products including room sprays, plug ins, fragranced washing powders and finding suitable holiday accommodation can be extremely difficult. this is our second visit to Close to Shore and it is ideal in every way. Fantastic location and views, central position. Everything within walking distance.Read more Would recommend without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by John 25th May 2019

We saw this property online and when we arrived it did not disappoint. The apartment was clean and well maintained with everything you could need, it was definitely a home from home. The view from the balcony was lovely. Car parking was a short distance from the apartment, it was about a four minute walk so no major problem. A bottle of wine on arrRead moreival was a nice gesture . We look forward to returning at some point in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 27th April 2019

A comfortable well furnished property providing all you need for stay. In an excellent location in Ilfracombe to the harbour, walks, facilities and the car parks overlooking the Bristol Channel. The property and Ilfracombe also provides great access to Exmoor National Park with all that this offers, too many to mention, Lundy Island and Clovelly. GRead moreiving our holiday several themes. Our only negative comment was the lack of fresh fish and West Country meat available in Ilfracombe. Hide

Reviewed by Justine 19th April 2019

A fantastic apartment, right in the middle of ilfracombe but slightly off the main streets so still nice and quiet. Amazing sea views. Lots of lovely touches to make a home away from home. Ilfracombe has lots to keep you busy, with lots of pubs and restaurants, a beautiful working harbour and beaches. Plenty of walks along the coast also. Lots to dRead moreo in the area also. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 11th November 2018

Wonderful location, everything you required supplied in the apartment. Really comfortable bed. Would highly recommend and will no doubt be back ourselves.

Reviewed by Geoff 26th August 2018

We found the apartment well established and in a excellent location for all local attractions including places to eat which were plentifull. We didnt seem to be short of equipment at any time and importantly there was a very good internet connection. The only slight let down was the inconvenience of having to park away from the property and not beiRead moreng able to to make sure your vehicle was safe in all aspects at anyone time. However the parking permit was very much appreciated. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 4th August 2018

This apartment is in a superb location, overlooking the sea and close to all amenities. We had a brilliant two weeks, it was comfortable and homely and had everything we needed. The owner was friendly and helpful, and the bottle of wine was a really nice welcome. We have stayed in cottages and apartments for several years, but this was the best oneRead more ever. So sad to leave! I hope we can return someday. Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 7th July 2018

An ideal location overlooking the sea and 5 minutes away from the main restaurants and harbour. Lots to explore both in and around the town. We have re-booked already for next year. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Linda 30th June 2018

This property has a view to die for and is perfectly located near Ilfracombe harbour. The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it

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