The Round House, Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £794 per week
  • £113 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 double beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.75 miles
  • Shop 0.75 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

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.


A most unique and unusual home, The Round House sits next to the Cairn Nature Reserve enjoying extensive views over the town and out towards the Bristol Channel. Approached by a sweeping drive and surrounded by its own beautifully landscaped and private gardens (as featured in Devon Life Aug 2014) it has been a frequent winner of "Ilfracombe in Bloom". Built in 1910 by a local builder who had been set the challenge of constructing a completely round home, all rooms are spacious and primarily regular in shape, boasting a wealth of period features. Best of all, an unusual rotunda room at the very top of the building offers impressive 360 degree views. A stunning turreted entrance porch and double doors open into the hallway with parquet flooring, feature ceiling and gothic style doors.

The spacious living room has excellent views, chandeliers and arts and crafts period oak fireplace. The dining room is complemented with an Adam style fireplace and an impressive ornate oak table that accommodates family gatherings. A separate compact kitchen has an adjoining breakfast room, and substantial utility room providing storage. There is also a convenient ground floor cloakroom with shower. There are five bedrooms in total on the first floor with bedroom one having an adjacent separate 'snug' TV room. All the bedrooms are served by an unusual art deco style bathroom. On the first floor there is an additional staircase which leads up to the rotunda room and newly renovated roof terrace. The rotunda room itself provides a third TV and seating area with table football and allows access onto the roof terrace complete with safety balustrade. Both the rotunda room and the roof terrace provides guests with stunning 360 degree views of Ilfracombe and the sea out towards the Bristol Channel.  Guests enjoying the roof terrace will find seating and a dining table to maximise their experience. 

A private terrace overlooks the gardens, and trees shrubs and fernery adorn several lawn areas. In an elevated position to take full advantage of the lovely sea views a comfortably furnished summerhouse/cabin with power is a recent addition to the garden. A small dwelling at the top of the garden with its own private access and garden is set aside for the owners occasional use.  

Accommodation: Ground floor: Hall. Living room with TV with freeview and open fire. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Cloakroom WC, shower cubicle and basin. Half landing: Snug/TV room with TV, DVD and video. Bedroom 1 with Double and basin. Bedroom 2 with Double. Bedroom 3 with Double. Second half landing: Bedroom 4 with Twin and basin. Bedroom 5 with Twin. Cloakroom WC. Bathroom with bath and fitted shower over bath, WC and basin. Second floor: Rotunda room with TV.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 3 pets welcome. Cot and Highchair. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Summerhouse. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


The house was fabulous, as were the gardens. We would definitely like to stay here again.

Miss Jacqueline S,

An absolutely gorgeous property

Miss Hayley W,

The property is beautiful and full of character. The owners are very helpful and accommodating. We had a lovely stay and would definitely stay at the roundhouse again!

Mrs Nicola L,

Just brilliant. Had the best time. Thank you

Mrs Susan R,

The Roundhouse is a unique property that provided a supremely comfortable and relaxed backdrop to our holiday. The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful.

Previous Customer,

The Round House was perfect for our family holiday. Not only were property and gardens absolutely beautiful, it was extremely well fitted out with everything we could possibly need and the owners were so friendly and helpful. The house was very spacious and ideal for one or two families - plenty of room to spread out and also have your own space - very necessary with several generations holidaying together !

Mrs Caroline B,

It was in an exceptional position for a great view of the local countryside,the sea and ilfracoombe itself , and the owners were fabulous people couldn't fault anything really .

Mr David B,

We would highly recommend it and our friends are thinking of booking it for a family gathering of their own in the future.

Mrs Wendy G,