ILFRACOMBE GABRIEL HOUSE OVERVIEW
Built in the late 1800's as a Captain's residence, located directly on the Promenade, overlooking Wilder Beach, Gabriel House stands high and proud above the sea front overlooking the sea and out towards the Bristol Channel. This grand property is accessed via a large, private car park providing much sought after private parking for guests.
Gabriel House offers spacious, extremely stylish accommodation on three floors with a private courtyard garden as well as a pretty sloping garden.
This beautiful period building is located just a few minutes stroll away from the Tunnels Beaches (one of Devon's premiere wedding venues), bustling harbour, shops and restaurants of Ilfracombe. You can walk to many attractions from this gorgeous holiday home - visit the Tunnels Beaches, hand carved in the 1820's and steeped in Victorian history. Take a walk along the coastal footpaths and admire the rugged scenery. Be sure to visit the impressive bronze ‘Verity’ sculpture, which stands 20 metres tall, created by the world famous artist Damien Hirst who also has a lovely cafe and restaurant on the harbour front. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant, The Olive Room. Enjoy a visit to the theatre or one of the many galleries. There is so much to do in Ilfracombe, or take time to travel just a few miles further afield to one of the stunning surf beaches at Croyde, Saunton or Woolacombe.
MAIN ENTRANCE HALLWAY
The entrance hall sets the tone for Gabriel House, the polished oak floor glows with care and carefully chosen period furniture sits perfectly. From the hall, enter the lounge on your left. Stairs lead to the first floor from the hallway.
A fabulous room with a wonderful view of the sea in all its moods through the bay window. This room has a calm, tranquil air, the light coloured walls are hung with a variety of prints and pictures while the sofas and chairs invite you to relax with friends and family. A contemporary inset electric pebble fire provides extra warmth on colder evenings. There is a BT TV/YouView smart TV with DVD player, BT Sports package, Netflix access and catch up TV.
The beautifully designed layout of the kitchen will ensure that the cook is never left alone for long, a very sociable space. On one side is the walk-in larder and an American-style fridge/freezer. On the other side of the room is a central island with marble top and painted units beneath, there is an inset sink, a four ring gas hob and seating for two on bar stools at the end of the island. Continuing round, the main sink is below a window looking out to the inner courtyard. A final run of units along the wall contains fully fitted Bosch ovens, one double and one single and a fitted combi-microwave. A dishwasher, 4-slice toaster, kettle, cafetierre and other essential electricals complete this well equipped kitchen. A useful iron and ironing board is also provided.
A lovely space with a charming painted table and chairs seating 4 next to a very pretty dresser. Double french doors open to the peaceful inner courtyard. Reminiscent of middle eastern courtyards, this delightful, fully enclosed shady area has a coffee table and seating for four. A perfect hideaway during warm weather. A high chair is provided.
The dining room is accessed from the main hallway or from the inner courtyard. This is a magnificent room with a handsome mahogany table seating up to 10 people. An electric fireplace adds to the atmosphere.
Bedroom 1,2,3 and 4 are on the first floor.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en suite shower (electric power shower) room. Immaculately furnished with a large painted French double bed and matching wardrobe. Lighting is provided by a sparkling chandelier. The tub armchair enables you to sit and gaze out to sea through the sash window. A wall mounted TV is perfect for a Sunday lie-in.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom superbly furnished with another imposing French king sized bed and wardrobe. Lots of storage, elaborate window hangings and a delicate chandelier complete the feeling of luxury in this room. A large sofa facing the bay window enables endless views out to sea. A TV provides entertainment.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom. This room lovely room, with 2 single beds enhanced by the stunning chandelier and wall lights. The window is surrounded by rich hangings and the fitted wardrobes are big enough for the most dedicated shopaholic. Tub chairs by the window provide seating and access to the garden.
Bedroom 4 : Twin Bedroom: This twin-bedded room has it's own bathroom and separate shower area. It is separated from the main house by 2 internal doors and a small landing, providing privacy and quiet.
On the 3rd floor:
Bedroom 5: This is a great bedroom for kids with bunk bed (3' x 6,2'), big TV, Sega games console with 85 pre-loaded games, a sofa bed as well as a great selection of board games and books. French doors lead out onto a small balcony overlooking Wilder beach towards Lundy Island.
Retractable stairgates and 2 x travel cots are provided.
Bathroom 1: En suite to Bedroom 1 A small en-suite completes this room, with shower, WC and hand basin.
Bathroom 2: Main family bathroom on the first floor. A large and luxurious space with a double ended claw foot bath inviting you to relax and indulge. An inset dressing table and extensive cupboards provide storage for lotions and potions. A separate area houses the WC and a beautiful period hand basin.
Bathroom 3: En suite to Bedroom 3, housing a large tub with shower over, a hand basin and WC.
Bathroom 4: Shower room. A small shower room on the second floor, with shower enclosure, WC and hand basin.
There is also a ground floor cloakroom located just off the breakfast room, with a low level WC and tiled flooring.
A real luxury, and a rarity in Ilfracombe is the easy off-street, private parking for up to 6 cars, right in front of the house!
This stunning property is located directly on the promenade and overlooks Wilder Beach. As well as the ground floor courtyard space with outdoor seating, the rest of the garden can be accessed from the first floor. A rear landing on the first floor leads to the outdoor deck and the beautiful, enclosed garden beyond with lawn area and sun loungers to relax on. The deck has fantastic sea and cliff views and is a wonderful spot to enjoy a bit of people watching with a cup of coffee.
The decked area provides some seating and guides you up to the garden, a lovely mature area, ideal for relaxing.
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