Farthings Nest

Ilfracombe, Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Annexe offering a great base for exploring North Devon. Calm and welcoming with a coastal theme throughout

You can book this property from:

  • £321 per week
  • £46 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Sitting in an elevated position half a mile from the centre of Ilfracombe and boasting amazing views is Farthings Nest – a fantastic retreat for couples wanting to explore North Devon. Beautifully renovated, this cosy ground floor apartment has a patio directly outside the living room which overlooks the garden, across the town and toward the Torrs which has a zig-zag walk to the top of the hills carved into the cliff face by the Victorians. Inside the apartment, the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner has a couple of large, comfy settees (one of which is a sofabed for alternative sleeping arrangements), a 40" flat screen Smart WiFi TV with Blue- ray disc player, a dining table for four people and a modern, well-equipped kitchen. A useful storage cupboard houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. A spacious bedroom and huge bathroom with a shower over the bath complete the accommodation. Outside, there is a patio directly outside the living room with furniture, with the rest of the garden being shared with The Farthings upstairs and the apartments can be rented with The Farthings (FARTHI) for larger groups of 10 people. Farthings Nest is approx. half a mile up the hill from Ilfracombe's main High Street. The town has  a delightful mix of Victorian and Regency architecture, pretty harbour, independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The harbour, along with Damien Hirst’s bronze statue Verity and the Tunnels Beaches, is well worth seeing along with a visit to the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park, Hele Cornmill and Chambercombe Manor - one of Britain's most haunted houses.


Ground floor:

Lounge/kitchen/diner: 40" flat screen Smart WiFi TV, Blue- ray disc player. Sofa bed “for alternative sleeping arrangements). Electric ceramic hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, Smart TV/DVD

Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath, heated towel rail, washbasin and toilet

Storage cupboard: Washing machine and tumble dryer


Pets: Sorry, no pets

Parking: Private parking for one car on the driveway

Garden/Patio: Patio area with garden furniture directly outside the house and shared use of the rest of the garden with The Farthings (above)

Short breaks: Not available

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Highchair and travel cot are provided. Farthings Nest can be rented with The Farthings (FARTHI) for larger groups of 10 people

Beach: 1 mile Pub: 0.5 miles


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,

Thank you for this lovely stay and the cream tea and flowers. We've had a lovely week with perfect weather - except the fog yesterday which seemed to stay put! This is a brill apartment with everything and more provided. North Devon has been beautiful to explore - Thank you. Adam and Leia

Past Customer,

We've had such a wonderful week and are sad to be leaving . It's a proper home away from home and everything we could possibly want was here. Being back in North Devon has brought back so many happy childhood memories. I'll be recommending here to my parents and can't wait to come back. Thank you. Sara and Joe

Past Customer,

Hi we have booked for the 5th time for next year love this place

Celia L,

The welcome basket of goodies was very much appreciated. Farthings Nest was the best holiday home that we have ever stayed in (in 20 years of holidaying in this country) It was very well equipped and beautiful decor.

Mrs Heather H,