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. A separate staircase leads up to the rotunda room which has a small flat screen TV, games, table football and some seating.
A private terrace overlooks the gardens, and trees shrubs and fernery adorn several lawned 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. 2 pets welcome. Cot and Highchair. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Summerhouse. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.
- Sleeps 10
- 5 Bedrooms
- Suitable for up to 2 pets
- WiFi connection available
- Saturday changeover
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- 0.75 miles to the nearest pub
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Cot available
- 1 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
The owners were great and so helpful and considerate about about helping with anything we needed.We look forward to going back when the wonderful garden is in bloom !Mrs Gill Holdsworth - 15th February 2019
A wonderful place to stay. It lived up to and exceeded all our expectations.Wendy Innes - 18th January 2019
A stunning & unique house. A perfect get away for large groups. Mr David Mears - 3rd September 2018
Beautiful house and a lovely place to stay.Mrs Gemma Ward - 21st February 2018
Very unique amazing property ideal location for exploring the area the views and elevation are stunning Mr Gary Knott - 18th February 2018
We had a fantastic stay at the roundhouse and would not hesitate in recommending the property to our friends. Mrs C Shepherd - 21st October 2017
This property was an absolute pleasure to stay in and we were all extremely happy with the choice of staying here. Very close to town but also far enough with amazing views to feel you are in the middle of no where! Will definitely be aiming to book The Round House again! Would highly recommend to anybody!Mr James Mason - 10th October 2017
We had such a lovely week at the Round House. The property had such a homely, welcoming feel and the owners were really nice and helpful making our stay perfect. Thank you Mrs Z Glenister - 30th August 2017
We loved the property and gardens the fittings and furnishings are all in keeping with the period of the house an absolute one off, i have used Marsdens before and have always found them to be very good Mr A Taylor - 15th August 2017
we will treasure memories of our holiday in the round house - a special place. Mr J Bates - 5th August 2017
The property was absolutely stunning, the owners could not have been more helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the only problem was that our visit was not long enough!Mrs Julie Nofer - 4th July 2017
Thoroughly excellent all round, was still finding new ornaments etc after a week. The back door into the utility room was excellent for bringing in damp dogs and somewhere to leave them at night. having three areas, two lounges and roof enabled everyone to do there own thing and not be under everyone's feet, a problem we have had in previous locations. The gardens were impressive. The woodland walks were enjoyed by all and extremely convenient Maybe less hills would have been nice !!! Mr Carl Lawton - 5th June 2017
Amazing place, would love to stay again.Mrs A Homer - 29th May 2017
It was an excellent experience and an exceptional house, many thanks.Mr D Griffin - 14th April 2017
We really enjoyed our family get away. The round house was amazing, great sea view and really quirky house. Loved it. The owners were really nice, very helful and even gave us a bottle of wine. :-) Mr Adam Brooks - 22nd February 2017
AMAZING!Tess Eagles - 22nd January 2017
This property was amazing, location wonderful, owners were very approachable and friendly. highly recommend!Mrs J Stephens- Ingram - 14th December 2016
Unique, stunning property & really helpful owners.Miss D Ketley - 18th November 2016
It was so enchanting. Very different. We loved every moment. Gardens were beautiful. Loved the unusual decor, stepping back in time.Mrs K Rees-Williams - 25th July 2016
Unusual and comfortable property with excellent views and garden. The tower room is the icing on the cake.Mrs A Jackson - 5th July 2016
Stopped here twice now truly exceptional property gorgeous house and gardens very welcoming owners.Mrs Tracy Jones - 20th June 2016
Excellent does really cover the Round House. It is a fantastic, totally unique property and was fully suitable for a 3 generation holiday. We have already highly recommended it to family and friends.Mr K Beal - 30th May 2016
Really good - outstanding! Would highly recommend...Mr Ian Morris - 28th April 2016
The house is amazing, really comfortable and so well equipped. We had such a good stay and were made to feel very welcomed by the owners. The gardens are beautiful and so well presented. We would highly recommend Marsdens and the property for future groups & I will certainly use you again and will try and stay in the Roundhouse with my wife, children and extended family.Mr M - 25th April 2016
Amazing house.Mr P Hall - 22nd February 2016
Fantastic one off property, great for a family get togetherMr Rob Gillard - 5th January 2016
Amazing property, one of a kind! Great for family get togethers! Gardens were great, and furnishings were beautiful and in keeping with the property.Mrs B Worrall - 21st October 2015
Quirky, atmospheric and very comfortable. The owners delightful and couldn't do enough to help.....was perfect for a houseful of family and friends pre my daughter's wedding at Tunnels Beaches.Mrs Avril Cherry - 10th October 2015
The property is beautiful, a real special place for a family get together. I would definitely recommend this as a great base for holidaying in Devon.Mrs K Caswell - 1st September 2015
Lovely property, perfect for our family stay and from where our daughter left to be married at The Tunnels.Mrs Ella Day - 25th August 2015
A truly amazing house. It really suited our family which covered three generations. The owners were so helpful and friendly. The garden was an added bonus.Mr G Nadin - 22nd June 2015
Stayed in ilfracombe many times and the roundhouse by far has been are favourite property. Every thing you could need exceptionally beautiful house and gardens.Mrs Tracy Jones - 15th June 2015
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