Farthings Nest

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £385 per week
  • £55 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Farthings Nest provides a great holiday base for those looking to explore this part of North Devon. The annexe 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. The ground floor annexe was completed to a high standard in July 2014 and its elevated position provides garden views across the town and coastline towards the National Trust Torrs. A short level walk through the garden gate takes you to the private entrance. Inside feels calm and welcoming with a coastal theme throughout. A short corridor off the main living area leads off to the bedroom and around the corner is the very spacious split-level bathroom. There is also a storage cupboard provided. Part of the garden directly in front of the living room window is set aside for guests use. Here you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine and plan your next day's adventure, out and about in this beautiful part of Devon.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open plan living/kitchen/dining/ area with 40" flat screen Smart WiFi TV and Sky Q, 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 £40/booking). 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. Controllable gas central heating. Regret no pets. Highchair and travel cot. No smoking. WiFi. Short breaks available. Garden furniture. Use of part of shared garden and patio area. Driveway parking for 1 car. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


The homeowners were the perfect hosts ensuring we had everything we needed. The property was light airy and very comfortable with lovely views. We would certainly recommend this property and are looking forward to our return visit.

Mr H,

We have been to this wonderful apartment year after year it is a lovely home from home we feel relaxed and it is our happy place

Mrs L,

Could not believe how lovely the property was, spacious, spotlessly clean,wonderful views to the sea,peaceful, everything we wanted. Loved it.could not have wished for anything better.

Ms B,

Very good apartment with lovely views Would highly recommend

Mr W,

Farthings Nest is a spacious property for a couple and very comfortable and clean with good views over Ilfracombe to the sea. Only disadvantage is that it is quite a walk back up the hill if you decide not to take the car down to the seafront, but at least we've kept fit despite indulging in fish and chips and cream teas. Property owners are on-site and were keen to ensure everything was ok and that we were having a good holiday without being intrusive. The welcome pack was comprehensive (everything you could possibly need for several cream teas!) and well received. We hope to be back in due course.

Mr B,

The top quality apartment with a modern and smart interior, which was also tastefully decorated, sits in an elevated position above the town. The garden gives lovely sea and town views and is safe for sitting out in the evening. Hosts very friendly and helpful if needed.

Mrs A,

We had a lovely holiday at this gorgeous apartment. Everything you could need and all such good quality. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge! The view from the lounge and private patio were beautiful , we sat out in the evening with a glass of wine and watched the sun set. If you are not walkers and don't wish to use the car it is a steep walk back up from the seafront, hence the wonderful views. Steph and Mick were very friendly and welcoming and the fresh flowers and the ingredients for a cream tea were lovely. All in all a great place to stay and lots of lovely places to visit close by.

Mrs M,

We have just spent a very enjoyable week at Farthings Nest. The accommodation was very clean and well equipped with a beautiful bathroom and very comfortable bed. There are excellent views of the sea and hills from the lounge window. There are lots of places nearby to visit for great walks as well as Ilfracombe itself. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again if visiting this area.

Mr N,

Warm and cosy property with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The owners were welcoming and friendly. Lovely views of the sunset over the interesting town of Ilfracombe.

Miss C,

We had a lovely time at Farthings Nest. Everything was clean as new and good working order. Great location and view. Steph and Mick are good hosts too!

Past Customer,

We have just had a week in Farthings Nest, it was spotlessly clean cosy and warm. It was a bonus having nice weather and watching lovely sunsets over the sea most evenings. Steph was very welcoming when we arrived. Definitely will return to this apartment again

Mr M,

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Farthing's Nest in Ilfracombe. The annexe was spacious, contemporary, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Located close to the town, we had sea views from our front windows. Indeed, it was perfect. We enjoyed exploring the area and did plenty of walking along the spectacular coastline. The weather was excellent for October and we also managed a boat trip and visits to nearby Lynton and Lynmouth. We have stayed in many holiday lets across the UK and this one has to be up there in our top 5 favourites. The owner introduced herself and was very helpful, but we had total privacy in our lovely accommodation next door. We will certainly be returning in the future. I must also applaud Marsdens for keeping us well informed about the Covid situation. We had no issue staying at this spotless property during this pandemic.

Previous Customer,

We have just had a week's holiday at Farthings Nest, Ilfracombe. This was our second visit. It is a lovely ground floor apartment, very clean, comfortable warm and cosy with all modern facilities. We look forward to staying again in the future.

Mr B,

We stayed at Farthings Nest last week for the 6th time. It is a lovely home from home and we hope to return next year. The cottage is spotless and quiet the owners are such lovely people. I need to say thankyou to them for their support each year we have holiday there.

Ms C L,

We spent a delightful week at the Farthings Nest in September, it was an ideal place to have a base to explore the north Devon coast. The accommodation was perfect in every way, very clean and well equipped with a spacious layout. The private patio area was a real bonus especially as we had such good weather, and we spent every evening with a glass of wine, watching the sun go down over the sea. Steph and Mick were excellent hosts, whilst we had our privacy, they made a point of welcoming us when we arrived and were attentive throughout our stay. This is definitely a place which we would return to.

Mr Gordon W,

We were delighted with this holiday residence overlooking Ilfracombe. The rooms were clean and very tastefully appointed. Scones, jam and cream were left for us which was a very thoughtful, personal touch that tasted delicious! The owners made a point of introducing themselves and seeing to any minor issues/questions that cropped up. We'd definitely like to book again in the future.

Mrs Jan K,