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Big Sea House - set on the hill and not far from the sea
Big Sea House garden coffee area with great views
Big Sea House - looking into the Ballroom from the stairs
Big Sea House - patio for al fresco meals together
Big Sea House - dinner in the Ballroom
Big Sea House - lounge with panoramic ocean views
Big Sea House from the front
Stunning view of Big Sea House from the other side of the harbour
The view from a tour guide boat looking towards Ilfracombe Harbour with the house in the centre
Ballroom opening on to Terrace
Kitchen opening on to Lounge
Big Sea House - lounge and grand piano
Big Sea House - large TV screen with Sky package
Big Sea House in Ilfracombe
Big Sea House - kitchen detail
Big Sea House - Ballroom set for dinner with a square table formation
Big Sea House overlooks the beautiful harbour area
The view from the terrace at Big Sea House
One of the bedrooms at Big Sea House
Double bedroom with en-suite at Big Sea House
Family bedroom at Big Sea House
Family bathroom with roll top bath and shower
Damian Hirst's 'Verity' at Ilfracombe harbour
Big Sea House - nearby gardens sloping towards the sea
Looking towards Ilfracombe harbour
Big Sea House garden coffee area with great views
Big Sea House - looking into the Ballroom from the stairs
Big Sea House - patio for al fresco meals together
Big Sea House - dinner in the Ballroom

Big Sea House, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Sleeps 12 - 16 7 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Large seaside holiday townhouse in Ilfracombe sleeping 16 and overlooking the harbour, ideal for holidays and family special occasions

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Big Sea House, Ilfracombe, North Devon, sleeps 12 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

This large Victorian terrace is an ideal destination for family or friends to get together in a very special environment.

The property is situated on historic Larkstone Terrace, which perches on the side of a hill above the working harbour of Ilfracombe. Each of the 15 north facing windows benefits from big sea views. The property’s architectural charm reflects its Victorian beginnings with tall ceilings, large sash windows and chandeliers.

The property comfortably sleeps 16 people, providing the perfect place for large groups to celebrate a special occasion or simply be together under one roof. The contemporary 10m lounge has breath-taking views across the ocean, Sky TV, DVDs and library area. Wi-fi provided.

A large fully equipped modern kitchen leads from the lounge through double doors, creating an extensive open plan living space. The ballroom on the lower floor is grandly decorated with full length curtains and huge chandelier and a grand piano. The dining suite seats all of the property’s occupants, providing the perfect venue for that special occasion. The room also offers more modern entertainments in the form of digital television, music system, full size table football and a children's’ pool table.

Patio doors lead out on to the terrace, offering an outdoor dining space for entertaining equipped with a built-in barbecue and chiminea with truly stunning ocean views. Each of the 7 bedrooms has been individually decorated. Five have sea views. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms and 2 additional family bathrooms.

The property is popular throughout the year, offering comfortable and unique accommodation regardless of the season. The ocean views provide a changing feast for the eyes whatever the weather, be it the buzz of the fishing vessels and sailing boats during the summer months or the moody, stormy vista of the breaking waves during the colder months.



No telephone. Wireless broadband available.



Dog Friendly

1-3 well behaved dogs permitted. £25 each


Range cooker, large American-style fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, dolce gusto, fully equipped for large groups, central island sits 8+

Dining Room

Ballroom seats 16. Terrace seats 16. Kitchen seats 8+.

Sitting Room

Comfortable and spacious lounge with Sky TV, DVD and library area. Sea views from 4 large sash windows.

TV and Music Facilities

2 x Sky HD Digital TVs (Sky Sports,movies, kids and living). Additional TV area (freeview). DVD selection, wireless broadband, i-pod music system

Games Room

Full size table football, Grand Piano and SKY TV and music system available in Ball Room.

Heating and Open Fires

Gas central heating


7 bedrooms. 1st flr: family (double with single), double, twin. 2nd flr: double en-suite, double, twin, family en-suite (double, single and pullout)


Linen and towels included.


Bathroom 1: roll top bath and walk in shower, Bathroom 2:bath and shower over. Two en suite, one with walk in shower, one with bath and shower over.

Children's Facilities

A wonderful environment for children to explore. Toy box & books, wide selection of DVDs, children's Sky, kids pool table. 2 travel cots, 3 highchairs


Large terrace with built in barbecue and ample seating with panoramic ocean views. Chiminea also available. Stunning location.

Swimming Pool

None but 5 mins walk away.


4 parking permits provided in peak weeks for nearby car park. Limited free on street parking available on Larkstone Terrace. Car parks 5 minute walk.


Not permitted.

Booking Information

Weekend short breaks from £1500 with peak pricing weeks up to £3500. Short breaks available apart from the school summer holidays. Represents very good value as the BSH is spacious and sleeps 16 across 7 bedrooms.

Show Availability

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Big Sea House

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

May 2024 Late Deals

3 nights £1850, 7 nights £2100 - for up to 16 by seaside with stunning views

June 2024 Late Deals

3 nights £1850, 7 nights £2100 - for up to 16 by seaside with stunning views


Larkstone Terrace is located on the main road through Ilfracombe on the way out to Hele Bay. Approximately 1 hr from M5 (jct 27).

  • Ilfracombe Bus Station, 5 minute walk.
  • Barnstaple, 20 minute drive.
  • Located in Ilfracombe.
  • Tesco, 5 minute drive.
  • Thatch Inn within 1 minute. Harbour bars and pubs 5 minute walk.
  • Exeter.

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