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The Elmfield

Ilfracombe - England

Beautiful Victorian house with indoor swimming pool on the coast of North Devon, perfect for large groups and celebrations.

  • Sleeps: 22
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
£3500-5500 per week
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

The Elmfield is owned and managed by Zoe and Matt.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Zoe and Matt.

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  The Highlights...

  • Stunning Victorian house with eclectic decor and bags of character.
  • Sleeps up to 20 guests in nine elegantly furnished ensuite bedrooms.
  • Indoor swimming pool located in its own pool house in the garden and heated all year round.
  • Fantastic spaces for entertaining, such as a large dining room and a bar, making the house perfect for get-togethers and celebrations.
  • Its just a 10-minute walk down to the harbour and perfectly located for exploring the town.

  You should know...

  • There is a minimum stay of 7 nights in school holidays.

  The Detail...

The Elmfield is a gorgeous 19th-century house, originally built as a gentlemens residence, complete with market garden and orangery. Located in the charming seaside town of Ilfracombe on the coast of North Devon, the house has a fascinating history. During the second world war, The Elmfield was used as a school for some of the children evacuated from London and was then converted into a hotel in the 60s. Its now a self-catering party house which can sleep up to 20 guests and has a swimming pool and its own private bar.

Step into the house and youll find the decor is an eclectic mix of contemporary styling with features such as the grand four-poster beds harking back to its Victorian origins. There are nine elegant and individually styled bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. Every bedroom has its own distinct character, for example, on the top floor, youll find a bright and airy room, decorated in light colours and with a contemporary feel. Head downstairs and youll come across a room with a magnificent carved bed frame and a chandelier.

The house features some fantastic rooms for entertaining, such as the Soho-style basement bar. Pull up a stool or relax on one of the leopard print sofas with a cocktail in hand and swap stories of the days adventures. Theres also a lounge with big, comfy sofas and a large dining room with enough space around the table for all the guests. Youll also find a table and chairs in the catering-style kitchen so everyone can help out when it comes to dinner time.

If you find yourself in need of a little peace and quiet, there is a cosy book nook with some armchairs where you can put your feet up and relax with a novel. In the garden, youll find the covered pool house with a 10m swimming pool which is heated all year round and there is also a playroom for the kids with table football.

With less than a 10-minute walk down to the sea and Ilfracombes picturesque harbour, The Elmfield is perfectly located for exploring the town and the surrounding area. Theres plenty to do, from surfing at the local beaches to visiting Ilfracombe Aquarium. The more adventurous might want to have a go at coasteering or even wakeboarding, while the rest of your party might prefer to visit one of the local art galleries or watch the boats bobbing in the harbour from the comfort of a coffee shop. There are also some fantastic restaurants in and around the town, such as Espresso Seafood which serves up the best fish dishes around and The Olive Room which has been awarded a Michelin Star.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
Living Spaces
  • Games room
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  Nearby...

  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport - 2.5 hrs / Exeter Airport - 1.5 hrs

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Elmfield High Season Rates 2020 May - September
(Excluding School holidays)
Monday to Friday (4 nights) : 3500
Friday to Monday (3 nights) : 3250
Friday to Friday (7 nights) : 5000
Midweek 1 extra night : 1000
Please note: There is a minimum stay of 7 nights in school holidays
New Year week 5500

Elmfield Low Season Rates 2020 Jan-April & October-December
(Excluding School holidays)
Monday to Friday (4 nights) : 2750
Friday to Monday (3 nights) : 2500
Friday to Friday (7 nights) : 3500
October Half Term (7 Nights) : 4000
Midweek 1 extra night : 750
Please note: There is a minimum stay
of 7 nights in school holidays

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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The Elmfield is owned and managed by Zoe and Matt.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Zoe and Matt.

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