Coastguard Cottages

Located in Ilfracombe, Devon

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.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The harbour, beach, restaurants and shops are situated within a short car journey or a walk along the coastal path, making this property perfect for enjoying the many facilities the seaside town has to offer. Or, just relax whilst gazing out to sea and watching the boats go to and from. Further afield you have local attractions including the picturesque coastal village of Woolacombe which boast a three-mile-long golden sandy beach, pubs, restaurants and shops. As well as The National Trust’s Arlington Court, Watermouth Castle and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

Entering this remarkable coastal retreat into the porch area, which is a perfect place for leaving your coats and boots behind. To the left are the light and airy lounge area, which boasts dazzling views of the sea through the french doors which lead out onto the balcony area. It has been stylishly furnished offering the perfect space to relax after a long day at the beach and includes a wood burner, TV and Blu ray and stereo player which allows you to plug in your iPod. Following on through the property you enter the kitchen/diner, which is equipped with an electric oven and hob and dishwasher. To the rear of the kitchen is a small utility area offering a fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine. From the kitchen area, you can access the enclosed rear garden via a set of concrete steps. Heading up the stairs, you will find three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single. You will also find the bathroom with handheld shower over the bath and WC, on this floor.

The balcony area is a truly great spot for enjoying your morning coffee whilst watching as the boats come to and from, as well as offering spectacular views out to sea and towards Ilfracombe itself. Venturing outside to the beautiful tiered rear garden, which can be accessed via the kitchen or shared access. The first tier offers a small lawn area great for your four-legged friend. You will also find a very handy wet room with shower and WC, great for those days when you come straight off the beach. The second tier offers garden furniture and beautiful sea views whilst you dine al fresco. There are two off-road parking spaces which are located approximately 50 feet from the property. Please note neighbouring properties have right of way to access their own gardens if required, via a footpath at the back of the garden.


  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms 1 double, 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


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs facilities
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Ilfracombe is a picturesque harbour town on the North Devon coast with a reputation as being the culinary and cultural hub of the area. With the 20m high Damien Hirst sculpture Verity overlooking the water (Ilfracombe is Hirst's home town) and a collection of local galleries featuring both local and international artists. There are plenty of great restaurants to try in Fore Street and around the Harbour serving locally sourced food and catering for all tastes and budgets. Booking ahead is recommended especially for restaurants such as The Olive Room.

Lots to do and see in the area including the Tunnels Beaches, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle with a great mix of children's activities that appeal to all ages or take a tour of haunted Chambercombe Manor. Visit the award-winning Aquarium to take in a fascinating insight into the marine life of the area or discover the history of the area at Ilfracombe Museum. The scenery is stunning and can be enjoyed along the South West Coast Path with views across the Bristol Channel.

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