The Farthings

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 5 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1,351 per week
  • £193 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.1 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


The Farthings is a wonderful holiday home with far reaching views across to the Torrs, the National Trust hills and cliffs immediately to the west of the town.

Imagine yourselves relaxing in the hot tub set on the contemporary decking with glass panels maximising the panoramic countryside and ocean views. The living accommodation is well set out and all rooms are on the first floor with the kitchen/diner conveniently opening out onto the decked area. The lounge is light and welcoming with stylish furnishings and feature floor to ceiling windows to look out while sat in front of the warming log burner. The four contemporary and relaxing bedrooms are all on the same level, accessed easily from the spacious hallway. In addition to the superb accommodation the outside is a real feature with a well thought out decking area complete with a hot tub set into the deck as the central feature. There is an outside table set for al fresco meals and sun loungers. The top garden has seating on a raised decked area optimising uninterrupted views of the coastline and sea. Here you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine and plan your next days adventure, out and about in this beautiful part of Devon. The house also has a small patio area on the lower part of the lawn. The Farthings is located half a mile up the hill from Ilfracombe's main High Street, with its wide choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, the harbour and other town attractions are just beyond this. A trip out in the car will be a must for those looking for spectacular coastal scenery, sandy beaches, rugged coves and inspiring coastal and Exmoor walks. With the views on offer, great outdoor facilities, stylish furnishings and decor, guests are sure to enjoy staying at The Farthings.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Entrance hall with stairs leading up to the main accommodation on the First floor: Hallway. Kitchen/Dining area. Kitchen area with gas hob, separate electric double oven, microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal, American style fridge/freezer. Living room with 65" OLED curved 3D 4K Ultra HD Smart Wi Fi satellite TV with sound system also a DAB/Bluetooth/Spotify/CD . Sky Q in lounge, main bedroom and Nest Lounge. Blue-ray 3D 4K Ultra HD Disc player, DVD and music system. Bedroom 1 with Superking, Smart TV and ensuite bathroom, bath with hand held shower attachment with separate shower, WC, bidet, Bluetooth mirror and basin. Bedroom 2 with Superking, 55" TV with ensuite shower room with corner shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 3 with King, with TV. Bedroom 4 with 3' single with pull out 3' single trundle bed and 32" Smart TV. Family bathroom with bath with hand held shower attachment, separate shower, basin and WC. Utility room with sink, washer/dryer. All bathrooms feature heated towel rails.

For the annex accommodation (the Nest) on the Ground Floor: Open plan living/kitchen/dining/ area with 40" flat screen Smart WiFi TV, Blue- ray disc player. Kitchen area with electric ceramic hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher. Living area with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping arrangements with linen at an extra cost). Bedroom 1 with King and Smart WiFi TV/DVD.  Bathroom with shower over bath, heated towel rail, WC and basin. Storage cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Hot Tub. Wi-Fi Broadband. Regret no pets. Family parties only. No hen or stags. Selection of games, books and DVDs. Garden furniture. Barbecue.  Travel cot, highchair and Stairgate. No smoking. Parking on driveway for 3 cars. No short breaks. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


Thank you Steph and Mick for a fantastic stay at the Farthings. It was lovely and clean when we arrived, and the house was very well equipped despite covid restrictions. The fresh flowers, coffee, tea and cake were a lovely touch. We had the use of the Farthings Nest too, but didn’t use the kitchen or living room down there at all because the upstairs was so spacious. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the enormous TV on rainy afternoons - the children thought it was like going to the cinema! The children also loved rolling and running down the hill in the garden, and the adults were spoilt for choice with different places to sit outside. The thing I hadn’t appreciated from the photos was how fantastic the views are from almost all of the house. The owners have really made the most of this with huge floor to ceiling windows in the master bedroom and the living room. It meant that even on wet, windy days, we didn’t feel cooped up and could enjoy the view of the sea. Thank you again, and I’m sure we’ll be back!

Mrs Charlotte R,

We loved our stay at The Farthings. The size and quality of the property far exceeded our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others. It’s worth noting that Ilfracombe is very hilly so whilst it isn’t far from the beach, the walk back is very steep! ( taxi’s are very reasonable tho) It’s the perfect property for a family holiday and the views from the hot tub are amazing! The hosts were in contact with us in case we had any problems (we didn’t!) and left us a little hamper and some milk which were well received when we arrived after a long drive. We will definitely be back. Thank you The Farthings!

Lynn J,

The house is perfect and the photos really don’t do it justice. Has everything you need, lots of space, fabulous views and the hot tub was loved by all!

Mrs Clare B,

As we visited during the pandemic we did not venture out as much as we would normally. We had an online food delivery which was prompt. The beach/coast was not in walking distance but there were plenty of coastal places to visit and the beaches were not crowded. The property was very well maintained with plenty of living space and very well equipped.

Mrs Lesley T,

Lovely house with everything we needed.

Mr Chris B,

Fabulous property, excellent location, good quality fixtures and fittings. Deck and hot tub have great views. Highly recommended for family groups.

Mr Philip S,

I would like to say that this is a superb property, the layout of the building is excellent and attention to detail inside and out is impeccable, I doff my hat to the owners for having fine taste in furnishings and garden skills.

Miss Lynn P,

Amazing! A fab holiday house - great for adults and children! Lovely views, great hot tub.

Mr Malcolm O,

The property is absolutely perfect! All of the rooms are finished to the highest standard and are just beautiful. Our parties ages were from 15-53 and it was loved by all. The view from the deck was gorgeous and the hot tub was a real treat. Fabulous holiday property, highly recommended.

Mrs Emma P,

Fabulous place with great views, in all we had fab time.

Mr Paul C,

Thank you for organising the gorgeous weather for our stay at this stunning house! What a way to spend two milestone Birthdays. Loved sipping some bubbles in the hot tub while enjoying the fantastic views. Thank you

Mr Cheryl D,

Fantastic location and views. High standard of fixtures, fittings, mattresses and bedding. The owner has obviously spent a lot of time and effort in perfecting the property. This is the best property we have ever rented.

Dr Keith L,