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Spectacular view from the balcony of this remarkable cottage
Beautifully furnished lounge area with breathtaking sea views
Cosy up in front of the wood burner after a long day of exploring
Cosy lounge area with wood burner, TV and blu-ray player
View over the enclosed garden area from the balcony
Enjoy cooking up a storm with a view
The open-plan kitchen/diner
The remarkable view from the landing
The master bedroom with double bed
The spacious twin bedroom
Enjoy the view whilst you soak in the bath
The bathroom
Watch the boats go to and fro
The externally accessed wet room
Delightful sea views from the first tiered area of the back garden
Dine al fresco with a view
A view towards the cottage (the cottage is second in from the left)
The coastal path is located next to your allocated parking space
Enjoy a sunset from your balcony
Spectacular view from the balcony
1 / 20  Spectacular view from the balcony of this remarkable cottage
2 / 20  Beautifully furnished lounge area with breathtaking sea views
3 / 20  Cosy up in front of the wood burner after a long day of exploring
4 / 20  Cosy lounge area with wood burner, TV and blu-ray player
5 / 20  View over the enclosed garden area from the balcony
6 / 20  Enjoy cooking up a storm with a view
7 / 20  The open-plan kitchen/diner
8 / 20  The remarkable view from the landing
9 / 20  The master bedroom with double bed
10 / 20  The spacious twin bedroom
11 / 20  Enjoy the view whilst you soak in the bath
12 / 20  The bathroom
13 / 20  Watch the boats go to and fro
14 / 20  The externally accessed wet room
15 / 20  Delightful sea views from the first tiered area of the back garden
16 / 20  Dine al fresco with a view
17 / 20  A view towards the cottage (the cottage is second in from the left)
18 / 20  The coastal path is located next to your allocated parking space
19 / 20  Enjoy a sunset from your balcony
20 / 20  Spectacular view from the balcony

Coastguard Cottages

Ilfracombe (2mls NE), Devon
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy uninterrupted breath-taking sea views from the balcony, or end the day watching the sunset from your balcony.
  • Just 50 yards from direct access on to the South West Coast Path which totalling 630 miles follows the Devon and Cornwall coastline from Minehead to Poole Harbour
  • Enviable raised location yet a short drive from the harbour at Ilfracombe with its choice of pubs, shops, restaurants and boat trips
Property code: 55862

This property has a commanding location at the top of the cliffs with 180 degree sea views. It has been refurbished in a contemporary style whilst retaining many period features, creating an idyllic retreat all year round.

Guests staying at this cottage wake up to breathtaking views of the sea, in fact they can even lie in the bath and gaze out across the waves. A balcony and tiered garden are wonderful places to enjoy those spectacular views over al fresco drinks in the evenings, or perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy dining in one of Ilfracombe’s sea-front restaurants, just 2.5 miles around the coast from the property.

Beautiful sea light pours in through the windows of this cottage, giving the whole property a wonderfully light and airy feel. This is particularly true in the lounge, thanks to the large French windows at one end of the room which open onto a fantastic balcony offering uninterrupted sea views. Moving through to the kitchen/diner even doing the washing up becomes a pleasure when you can stand at the sink and watch the boats go by. An external wet room can be found outside in the terraced garden, excellent for washing off sand after a day at the beach. (Please note that the neighbouring properties have access through the garden).

Keen walkers, or those who simply want to explore a little further around the coast, will love the fact that this property is situated right on the South West Coast Path. Following the path eastwards for 1.5 miles brings visitors to Watermouth Castle and its fun family-friendly theme park. To the west of the property, meanwhile, the harbour town of Ilfracombe is just 2.5 miles away on foot or by car and offers a fantastic range of shops and restaurants, as well as two beaches, including the picturesque Tunnels Beach which visitors reach through a network of hand-carved Victorian tunnels.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms – 1 king, 1 twin and 1 single 
  • 1 Bathroom and 1 garden wet room
  • Electric oven and hob and dish washer
  • Utility area with microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars, 50 meters away
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 Dog welcome
  • Beach, shop (garage) and pubs 1 mile
  • TV and Blu-ray player in the lounge area

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 15th November 2021

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We had a perfect week. The cottage was spotless, well provisioned and very cosy and homely. The view is exceptional, the walking is wonderful, the beaches are wonderful... what's not to love! The balcony is a real bonus even in winter and we are already missing the sound of the sea. I hope we have the chance to return one day!

Reviewed by Julie 10th November 2021

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The cottage is lovely. A great location for the coastal path. Stunning views. Very well furnished. Easy parking. Just perfect.

Reviewed by Anita 5th November 2021

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The cottage was cosy, warm and beautifully presented throughout - with great views from the balcony and the garden. It had everything we needed and the outside bathroom was lovely and warm so dont be put off using it. The crisps and wine on arrival were a lovely touch and much appreciated. All in all we had a lovely time and I have already recommRead moreended it to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 29th October 2021

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Great location and views. The cottage is comfortable and furnishings and bedding are of good quality. Dog walks nearby and the garden is enclosed. Really lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd October 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at half term, the cottage is beautiful and the location is just breathtaking.

Reviewed by Julia 15th October 2021

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We had a wonderful week at the cottage. The location was perfect, amazing views out to sea and along the coast. The cottage had everything we needed, very clean and comfortable. The owners left us wine and nibbles to welcome us which was a lovely touch , which we enjoyed on the balcony when we arrived. We were lucky with the weather and had some loRead morevely days on the beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe, we even swam in the sea in October. A perfect break! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 1st October 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Great location too. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Philippa 27th August 2021

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Amazing views - beautifully equipped house and very comfortable beds 5*

Reviewed by Robin 20th August 2021

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Superb location on the cliffs. Each morning we took our dog on the coastal walk to Watermouth - some stunning views. Also, must visit Valley of the Rocks and walk the cliff path to Lynton. Book up restaurants early as many fully booked for next few weeks. Superb clean house - stunning views of Ilfracombe. Also, nice welcome card and items fro the oRead morewners - little things like that matter. A great and unique choice of cottage :o) Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th August 2021

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Beautiful cottage, amazing views and gorgeous walks from the door. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay, including very good WiFi, which is high praise from 2 teenagers. For those less interested in devices, the views are exceptional. A real place for the soul, especially after the last year or so!

Reviewed by Nicola 6th August 2021

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Had a fantastic week here in August. Great location and amazing views. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. Kitchen is well equipped and with a small dishwasher. The downstairs shower room is great (accessed by going outside) and perfect for returning with a wet/sandy dog). Garden is secure for dogs and if you have a social dog, thRead moree locals meet at 9am every morning on Hele beach - our dog loved it. Maggies chip shop in Ilfracombe was fantastic - they also deliver. Hide

Reviewed by J 30th July 2021

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This is a warm and cosy cottage. The stairs inside are not steep and the garden a nice size for children and a dog to have space to run around and fully enclosed. The views over the sea are spectacular, especially the sunsets. Shops and pubs just a short drive (5 mins) and situated between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe which we love.

Reviewed by Tina 9th July 2021

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Great location and the view from the cottage were amazing, we had the most gorgeous weather and spent many a happy hour sitting on the lower deck, parasol up watching the boats etc go by.

Reviewed by Larraine 2nd July 2021

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Wonderful location and the view is stunning. Inside is comfortable and well equipped. Great garden for dogs.

Reviewed by Audrey 4th June 2021

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Absolutely fantastic sea views from the balcony at the property. The cottage is very clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen it had everything that we required. Large enclosed garden for our dog. We experienced 2 cool evenings hence we used the very easy to light log burner

Reviewed by Christopher 21st May 2021

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Captain's Cottage is delightful, very comfortable and well equipped. The location is excellent and the views are simply stunning, even (especially) when its windy and raining! The garden is private and a sun trap and we loved the downstairs shower room. Access to the South West Coast Path direct from the cottage is a real plus point! Would definiteRead morely stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2021

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The cottage was really lovely. There was everything that you needed for a great holiday. Clean and homely. The garden was really big. Great for dogs and the views to the coast were amazing. I would without a doubt recommend this property as the perfect holiday venue.

Reviewed by Katja 30th April 2021

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Wonderful cottage and an amazing place overall, we all loved our stay including 2 moody teenage boys who are very hard to please... the cottage is also perfect for bringing a dog, highly recommended - we definitely plan to return !.

Reviewed by Katie 16th October 2020

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Loved the holiday in every way. Fab cottage with amazing views in great location.

Reviewed by Susie 26th September 2020

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We ( plus our two dogs) had the most wonderfully relaxed few days at the cottage. We couldnt possibly fault a single thing..it was cosy, warm, inviting and with a view to absolutely die for. We walked the coastal path, trekked across Saunton Sands, explored the harbour in Ilfracombe and drove to Linton in the rain and heavy mist for an ice cream, jRead moreust because we could! We fully intend returning to walk more of the path. 5 stars plus! Hide

Reviewed by S Caroline 19th September 2020

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Lovely, comfortable cottage in stunning location with amazing views. Well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. Secure garden for dog & lower terrace wonderful sun trap. We had an excellent week here.

Reviewed by Jess 21st August 2020

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The cottage really was a home from home. Owner really helpful too. The weather wasn't the best for us, having the cosy cottage to come to was a blessing. The location is brilliant, with both Hele Bay and Ilfracombe walking distance. We also walked to Little Hangman. The cottage is on the coast path and all paths are really well signposted. The gardRead moreen is enclosed, we could let the dog out and leave the doors open (when the weather allowed). Some local eateries takeaway/delivered due to Covid. Hide

Reviewed by Jess 31st July 2020

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This cottage was perfect for our family of four plus a dog. It is well equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing week away. The setting is stunning, situated on the coastal path and with sea views from the balcony area and the beautiful garden. Easy walks to Hele bay and to Combe Martin. If you are going in August and want to eat out MondayRead more to Wednesday make sure you book because the government eating out scheme meant that everywhere was full. We would definitely come back. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 24th July 2020

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Fantastic property in an amazing location, we had a wonderful stay at Captains Cottage and would highly recommend for families visiting Devon. The coastal path offers stunning views as you walk either towards Ilfracombe or to the little harbour in the opposite direction. Sunsets enjoyed frm the balcony were a very special treat. We can't wait to goRead more back! Hide

Reviewed by David 10th July 2020

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Great location with wonderful sea views! Cottage is welcoming, comfortable and is well equipped. Surf beaches 20-30 mins drive at Woolacombe and Suanton.

Reviewed by Charles 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Hayley 1st February 2020

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We loved staying in Coastguard Cottages. The position is perfect, on top of the cliff, looking out to sea. On a sunny morning Ilfracombe is bathed in sunlight. The house is so comfortable and warm that we barely noticed the storms outside, except that we could watch the changing sea and sky from the warmth of the lounge. At other times we enjoyed tRead morehe coastal path. The cottage is beautifully equipped and easily accommodates five adults and a small dog. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 20th December 2019

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The cottage was beautiful. Located on a high point overlooking the sea. The owners have decorated it with quality furnishings and it was warm and homely. There are a couple of little quirks that some people may find off putting, steep steps into the garden and a shower room that is accessed from the outside, but these pale into insignificance compaRead morered to the overall standard and location of the cottage. The owners made us feel as if they wanted us to genuinely enjoy our holiday. Hide

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Spectacular view from the balcony of this remarkable cottage
Beautifully furnished lounge area with breathtaking sea views
Cosy up in front of the wood burner after a long day of exploring
Cosy lounge area with wood burner, TV and blu-ray player
View over the enclosed garden area from the balcony
Enjoy cooking up a storm with a view
The open-plan kitchen/diner
The remarkable view from the landing
The master bedroom with double bed
The spacious twin bedroom
Enjoy the view whilst you soak in the bath
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Location

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