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Front of Epchris House and the sun terrace with plenty of seating
Games room at Epchris House
Dining area seating 12 in the kitchen at Epchris House
Drinks on the terrace at Epchris House
Garden benches at Epchris House
Garden path at Epchris House
Garden steps at Epchris House
Outdoor play area
Spacious kitchen with a range cooker at Epchris House
Wood burner for cosy evenings at Epchris House
Lounge at Epchris House
Comfortable lounge with games area and bar at Epchris House
Bar area at Epchris House
King bedroom at Epchris House
Another king bedroom, 1 of 4, all en suite
Double bedroom at Epchris House
Double bedroom, 1 of 2
Twin bedroom at Epchris House with private bathroom
Original features at Epchris House
Original features - lovely stained glass panels and tiled floors
Shower room at Epchris House, most are en suite
Coastal path which runs along the North Devon coast
Woolacombe Bay nearby
Games room at Epchris House
Dining area seating 12 in the kitchen at Epchris House
Drinks on the terrace at Epchris House
Garden benches at Epchris House

Epchris House, Ilfracombe, Devon

2 - 12 6 Bed 12 Dining

Dog friendly seaside holiday house in Ilfracombe sleeping 12 with a games area and bar, for family holidays on the north Devon coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Epchris House, Ilfracombe, Devon, sleeps 2 - 12 in 6 bedrooms.

Epchris House is a large seaside self catering holiday house in Ilfracombe which sleeps 12 in a total of 6 rooms, all en suite barring one twin room which has a private bathroom across the hallway. Set in a lovely peaceful location, yet close to Ilfracombe sea front and harbour, the house retains lots of original features and has far-reaching views.

Guests can enjoy nearly 2 acres of stunning gardens, a large sun terrace (which is also pedestrian access for owner's accommodation and staff/customer loo), a children's outdoor play area, plus a generous-sized kitchen/dining room to seat 12 and a large lounge/bar/games room.

Epchris House is set in the tranquil Wilder Valley, but only a 5 minute walk to the South West Coast Path or Tunnels Beaches, 10 minutes to the sea front and on from there to Ilfracombe Harbour and the famous eateries of St James' Place and Fore Street. Within a 15 minute drive is the award-winning golden sand and surfing beach at Woolacombe and it's less than a half hour drive to Exmoor National Park.

The house is ideal for family groups and gatherings of friends. Epchris House is not a party venue or available for groups of single sex young adults. We are child-friendly for age 5+. There is private off-road parking for 6 guest vehicles. There is an unusually deep swimming pool at the property which is not available for use. The gate to the pool is locked and the area is secured behind a tall fence and is dangerous and strictly off-limits. There is also a stream bordering the property, accessible through a locked gate leading from the outdoor play area.

Please note that the site is shared with a detached owner's cottage & apartment attached to the end of the main house (both accessed via the sun terrace) and a scuba diving company which operates March-October and is the pick-up point for an e-bike hire company. Most of the divework is conducted off-site, but sometimes a diving vehicle will be loading and unloading gear from the diving trailer which is parked on-site and small groups of customers may walk down the drive to the dive building, bike hire and pool area.


Disabled Facilities

Ground floor twin bedroom with private bathroom across the hallway.


Good WiFi signal throughout the property, but not in the garden. Mobile reception is good with most providers.


A generous sized well-equipped kitchen with 6 burner range cooker, microwave and dishwasher.

Dining Room

Combined open plan kitchen/dining area with a large dining table to seat 12 and American style fridge/freezer with filtered water and ice on demand.

Sitting Room

Combined lounge/bar/games room with TV, table tennis table, basketball game and lots of board games. For winter guests there is a wood burning stove.

TV and Music Facilities

Smart TV in dining area, TV in lounge and every bedroom. Music via bluetooth soundbar on dining area TV and Sonos bluetooth speakers in the lounge.

Games Room

Combined bar/lounge/games room with table tennis, basketball game, coffee table books and lots of board games.

Heating and Open Fires

Wood burner for guest use in bar/lounge/games room.


When booking, guests can choose 6 bedrooms from a choice of 4 king, 2 double and 2 twin. All are en suite barring 1 twin room.


All bed linen and 1 hand towel and 1 bath towel per guest are included. Bed linen and towel changes are available at extra cost during your stay.


Double/king rooms have en suite shower rooms. One twin room has en suite and the other a private bathroom across the hallway.

Children's Facilities

Shared outdoor children's play area with football goal, trampoline and basket swing. The property isn't suitable for children aged under 5.


Nearly 2 acres of stunning gardens, a sun terrace with outdoor seating for 12 plus an outdoor children's play area.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool available for guest use.


Off-street private parking for 6 vehicles.


Strictly no smoking indoors, smoking allowed on sun terrace.

Booking Information

For week-long bookings the changeover day is Friday or Saturday. Weekend stays are 2 or 3 nights arriving Friday and departing Sunday or Monday. Arrival after 5pm and check-out by 10am on departure day. Refundable damage deposit of £500 per booking. Lead booker must be 25+. No single sex young adult groups.

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Epchris House

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £2800
2 Night Weekend
From £800
3 Night Weekend
From £1200
Midweek per night
From £400


Located in Torrs Park, a quiet residential area of Ilfracombe. It is a 5 minute walk to the South West Coast Path, 10 minutes to the seafront and 15 minutes to the harbour.

  • The nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the property.
  • Epchris House is 14 miles from Barnstaple Station.
  • Epchris House is located in the picturesque seaside town of Ilfracombe and is a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk to the sea front or high street.
  • Lidl, less than 5 minutes by car or a 10 minute walk.
  • The Spice Lounge is a couple of minutes by car or a 5 minute walk.
  • Exeter airport is the nearest airport and is 65 miles away.

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