For those seeking a holiday beside the sea, you might be hard pushed to find somewhere closer than Oceanside Penthouse. Perched on the enviable top floor of the Oceanside apartments on Capstone Crescent in Ilfracombe, the position is just a moments walk from the coastal footpath and the pretty harbour of Ilfracombe, guarded by the famous bronze statue 'Verity' created by Damien Hirst.
A charismatic seaside destination, Ilfracombe once made popular by the Victorians is now one of the most thriving resorts on Devon's North Coast. A walkers paradise, Ilfracombe is a central location for some of the finest walking countryside in England and suitable for all levels and abilities. On the edge of Exmoor National Park the scenery in this region is quite spectacular and encompasses some simply breathtaking walking routes across cliff tops, valleys and moorland. The town offers a plethora of modern cafes, restaurants and a variety of shops and beaches, the famous Tunnels Beaches with its turquoise blue waters and shallow rock pools providing safe bathing and paddling for all ages. Beach lovers who prefer long sandy stretches and rolling waves for surfing can enjoy the award winning Woolacombe and Croyde, both within a short car journey and perfect for family day trips to the beach. A trip to this area wouldn't be complete without visiting the Valley of the Rocks and the famous funicular railway at the picturesque Lynton and Lynmouth often referred to as Devon's little Switzerland, and where Exmoor meets the coast.
Breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the sea greet you as you enter this modern contemporary apartment. Step through patio doors onto an impressive balcony its top floor position benefiting from day round sunshine, a perfect spot for an evening drink whilst the sun sinks slowly beneath the horizon. The light and airy open plan living space is arranged to take full advantage of the incredible sea views, where on fine day it is possible to see the Welsh coastline. There is a useful mezzanine level providing additional seating with a TV, exercise bike and desk for anyone needing to study or work. Positioned on the third floor, there is lift access from the ground hallway. Enjoying a central position close to the harbour, you can enjoy morning strolls to enjoy coffee on the harbour side or lunch in one of many restaurants and cafes in the town. Parking is in a nearby car park roughly 5 minutes walk, a permit is provided. Space permitting it is possible to park outside for 1hr to unload.
All third floor (lift access). Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living room with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area with patio doors to balcony. Mezzanine floor with seating, TV, exercise bike and desk.
ILFRACOMBE Barnstaple 11 miles. The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of Michelin Guide restaurants, the historic Fore Street boasting a Michelin-starred restaurant among its many high-quality eateries, local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, a place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.