The Farthings

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats

You can book this property from:

  • £1,397 per week
  • £200 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • 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

  • Please note, family only bookings at this property.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


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 frameless 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 with glass balustrade 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(shared entrance) 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 and DAB/Bluetooth/Spotify/CD. Living room with 65" OLED curved 3D 4K Ultra HD Smart WiFi satellite TV with Sky Q, Bose sound bar and Blu-ray DVD player.  Bedroom 1 with Superking, Smart TV/built-in DVD, Sky Q 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.

Facilities and Services: Please note, family only bookings at this property. Linen and towels. Gas CH. Hot Tub. BT Fibre and Whole Home WiFi Broadband. Regret no pets. 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.


An amazing week for the extended family ( 6 adults, 4 kids) in The Farthings and The Nest. The size of the house is perfect with a lounge to sit 10 people comfortably. Outside gardens were beautiful with cracking views out to sea. And of course the hot tub and terrace kept us entertained when we didn't want to venture out. Perfect... Thanks for providing such great accommodation.

Owen D,

We booked our week in the Farthings to enable us to spend some much needed family time together following a really challenging year dealing with COVID. While we were based in Ilfracombe the majority of our holiday it was spent surfing and walking around Croyde Bay. We arrived at the Farthings after a long drive and were blown away with how nice the house is. It is laid out beautifully and is equipped to the highest standard. The six in our party which included three teenagers quickly settled in and due to the size of the property were never under each other’s feet. The communal areas of the house were stunning, all taking full advantage of the lovely sea views. We spent many happy hours in the hot tub, which is located on the deck, watching the sun go down. The owners were perfect hosts and contacted us a couple of times by phone to check we had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend the Farthings and wouldn’t hesitate to book it again for another holiday if we get the chance.

Mr N,

This is a lovely, lovely home. It's set up high above Ilfracombe and gives amazing views out to sea, Wales being visible on clear days. We occupied all the bedrooms and all the beds were extremely comfortable. The TV in the lounge is huge and has Sky and Netflix, so even on rainy days or evenings, we were kept entertained. The biggest hit was the hot tub, which is positioned on the decking, with wonderful views. It was lovely to go in and have the jacuzzi lights on and relax. A very restful holiday, thank you!

Mrs P,

The property was amazing, the views, the decor and the equipment, they literally had covered everything. Couple of little issues but the owners resolved these immediately, can't fault anything, an amazing property.

Mrs R,

Lovely well equipped family home! A lot of thought has gone into making this a luxury home. The tea/coffee hamper and fresh flowers were a lovely welcome. We took our family of 8 adults and a baby for a belated birthday celebration. I particularly like sitting together enjoying a family meal or playing games, the Farthings was perfect for that. My daughter, son in law and baby had the Farthings nest, which was ideal in that they had separate space whilst also being able to join in with the rest of the family. The hot tub was a hit with our younger adults even in the rain! Which we had a fair amount of. The thing I liked most though, was looking at the view through the big picture windows, absolutely fantastic! Would definitely return.

Mrs J,

A truly beautiful home with wonderful panoramic views of the sea. Bedrooms tastefully decorated and kitchen well stocked with everything you would need. We loved being in the hot tub and watching the sun set.

Mrs W,

Having been once again hit by the COVID 19 pandemic and no trip abroad, we rolled our abroad trip over for another year and for the 2nd year running took a UK trip. This was last minute, we spent hours as a family looking for somewhere suitable for our family of 2 adults, 2 at 20 years old and 2 at 18 years old. The Farthings did not come up short! WOW from the Euro's being watched with a great size TV and what a view!!! - to the luxury of every room and every bathroom. A really well sized open plan living area and base for exploring the local coastline. The views from the lounge and master bedroom are fantastic. We managed to get one afternoon that was beautiful so played croquet in the gardens followed by a BBQ and hot tub evening. Steph the owner checked in via text to make sure everything was ok, and a lovely welcome pack on arrival too. It is a great base from which to explore lots of local walks and beaches. It really is a beautiful house with gorgeous views and the chill factor - thank you :)

Mr C,

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,

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,

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,

Lovely house with everything we needed.

Mr Chris B,

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,

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

Mr Philip S,