Farthings Nest

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £365 per week
  • £52 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: 5:00pm
  • 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.


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 £30/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.


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 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,

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,

Owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was excellent and I would highly recommend this property.

Mrs Karen W,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome to our honeymoon! The apartment was everything we could have wished for - and more besides. Introducing Paul to North Devon was made so much easier by yourselves and this wonderful place. We shall return...

Mrs Paul R,

Enjoyed our week here, very comfortable and well equipped apartment. Thank you for the cream tea and flowers. Lovely views from the apartment, it would be nice to stay here when we could sit in the garden and enjoy the scenery. I didn't realise North Devon was so hilly.

Mrs Alyson B,

Very comfortable home from home property

Mrs Karen P,

we love this cottage next year will be 6th time at Farthings nest. I need to sort out travelling as the busses are a struggle .perhaps a train x The owners are very nice very kind also.

Mrs Celia L,

Back again after a manic year, busy holiday season also Church life. I love it here, 5th year but still want to come back.

Mrs Celia L,

The property was excellent,well equipped and clean. The views over Ilfracombe and the sea were enjoyed while having a drink in the garden.

Mr Graham T,

Lovely Self Catering accommodation. One of the best we have stayed in.

Mrs L W,

Really enjoyed our week here. Scenery beautiful, made even more so by the excellent weather. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in, clean and tidy and well equipped. Thanks for the welcome pack, the scones and clotted cream went down very well. Enjoyed plenty of walks - The Torrs, Hillsborough to Hele Bay and Capstone Hill. Views of Ilfracombe wonderful. Further afield, Valley of Rocks, Saunton Sands well worth it. Only sorry we couldn't stay longer. Thanks to Steph and Mick for being so welcoming.

Mr Graham T,

Great two weeks. One of the best places to stay. Thank you for the Cream Tea and flowers. Very enjoyable walks at Mortehoe, Lee Bay and Baggy Point. Otter cycle hire very good value for Tarka Trail. Thank you Steph and Mick for being very welcoming. Hope to see you next year.

Mrs L W,

Farthings nest is probably the best equipped and furnished holiday property that we have stayed in. As stated by previous customers the cream tea and flowers were very much appreciated. We had a very enjoyable 2 weeks there walking the coast path and visiting National Trust and RHS properties leaving us worn out but very relaxed. The only drawback for non walkers is the steep walk back from town, other than that it is in a very convenient position with Tesco, just up the road, and for driving to various attractions easy access to main routes. Steph and Mick were perfect hosts, not intrusive but there if you need them. We would highly recommend Farthings Nest if you plan visiting North Devon.

Mr Robert B,

This is the best self catering accommodation that we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many over the years. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The view was magnificent.

Mrs Audrey S,