The Elmfield, big party house hire with heated pool in North Devon
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The Elmfield, a boutique style 9 bedroom self catering big house
with all year round heated swimming pool in Ilfracombe North Devon
If you're looking for a lovely big self catering party house to bring together friends and family for a special occasion by the sea like a birthday celebration, wedding or seasonal get together The Elmfield in Ilfracombe North Devon is ideal. Have a look here at our newly created video tour.
The Elmfield large private house for hire is open all year round, the accommodation sleeps 20 and is in a lovely Victorian villa, where contemporary boutique styling comes with a classic twist and a friendly family atmosphere just an 8 minute walk to the sea.
The Elmfield offers an ideal base for your North Devon visit, there is an all year round heated indoor swimming pool located in a covered pool house in a terraced garden, your own bar and a childrens play room.
We are Located 10 minutes from Ilfracombes stunning harbour, where Damian Hirsts impressive Verity, dominates, and local restaurants offer exceptional gastronomical treats.
We are also just a few minutes walk from the famous tunnels beaches and wedding venue
Call us on 01271 863 377 for the best deals!
Have a look at whats happening in the harbour with the webcam
Elmfield large party house rates
for bookings 2020
Elmfield High Season Rates 2020
May - September
(Excluding School holidays)
Monday to Friday (4 nights) : £3500
Friday to Monday (3 nights) : £3000
Friday to Friday (7 nights) : £5000
Midweek 1 extra night : £1000
Please note: There is a minimum stay
of 7 nights in school holidays
Christmas Week and new year week £5500 Each.
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
Elmfield Large party house availability calendar
Elmfield Video Tour
Take a look and enjoy our November tour of The Elmfield!
The Elmfield November Video Tour
This is a brief walk around of all the rooms and communal areas including the bar, the heated pool and the carpark. Please get in touch if you need further details or if we have missed anything.
Where to find the Elmfield large holiday house
Directions to the Elmfield
From Barnstaple (A361): On entering Ilfracombe at the first set of traffic lights turn left towards sea front, then at the next set of traffic lights turn left and left again.
This brings you into Torrs Park. Proceed up the hill, and we are located at the top. There are two approaches to the Hotel, one is opposite Norbury House the second is opposite Upper Torrs.
From Combe Martin (A399): At the second set of traffic lights in Ilfracombe High Street turn right into Northfield Road. At the next set of traffic lights go straight across and immediately turn left into Torrs Park.
We are at the top of the hill on the left. There are two approaches to the Hotel, one is opposite Norbury House the second is opposite Upper Torrs.
Zoë & Matt
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Get in touch with the Elmfield large holiday house
If you're interested in hiring The Elmfield Ilfracombe for your self catering big house break please
Call us on 01271 863377
Alternatively use the form below but pleaser include your phone number in the message we will call you as sometimes our mails get caught in spam filters.
We book up fast so please make sure you let us know if you have alternative dates in mind.
Ilfracombe and North Devon local attractions and places to eat and drink near the Elmfield
Some of our favourite things to do in and around Ilfracombe:
Tunnels Beaches - A firm favourite with our littluns
RHS Rosemoor - Nestled in a Devon valley, Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect.
Woolacombe - Superb Golden Beach
Croyde - The Best Surf Beach In North Devon
Exmoor - Home of the Famous Ponies and Spectacular Scenery
Lundy - This Daytrip is a must, from Ilfracombe Harbour.
Ilfracombe Princess - Fantastic short coastal excursions
North Devons Biosphere Reserve - Learn more about North Devons Biosphere Reserve
Blakewell Fish Farm - A firm favourite, you can feed the fish and buy superb smoked trout and other local produce.
Coasteering - Coasteering is an adventure activity that includes short sections of traversing around sea cliffs close to the water as well as short swims and lots of jumps from the cliffs into the sea. Jumps can be from as low as one foot up to 20 feet!
Golf - this area is renowned for its golf courses.
Ilfracombe Aquarium - Always a hit with the kids, the local aquarium is packed with information on the local sea creatures and has displays and a touch pool to get right up close to our sea dwelling friends.
Keypitts Stables and Quads - This is where we are learning to ride horses, they have lessons and rides for all levels.
North Devon Shooting Ground - Family friendly, they welcome all levels and abilities, clay pigeon shooting near Ilfracombe.
North Devon Wake Park - North Devon Wake Park boasts a stunning lake with all the trimmings. It doesn't matter if you have never wakeboarded before, they will get you started.
Survival Paintball And Airsoft - A 35 minute drive, a great full day out for the more energetic amongst you
Sea Kayaking at Lundy - Great Adventure
There are plenty of places to surf for the beginner right up to the most advanced professional at - Woolacombe, Combesgate, Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Westward ho!
Nick Thorn Surf School - Nick Thorn Surf Coaching is a Putsborough based surf school offering Level 4 Master Surf Coach surf sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced surf development. The sessions are fun and safe for all people from 6-80 years of age. They also offer Stand Up Paddle boarding, Coasteering, Junior Lifeguard and Lifeguard training specific sessions.
Magic seaweed Woolacombe website
Broomhill art centre - Lots of sculpture plus a great restaurant and Jazz
Landmark Theatre - Our local Theatre a short walk away.
Chambercombe Manor - As featured on TV, a very haunted place indeed.
The Plough Arts Centre - Music, Cinema, Drama, its all here
There are some superb restaurants to discover in and around Ilfracombe all personally sampled by your intrepid hosts for research purposes obviously!
Some of our favourites alphabetically are:
The Antidote - Fantastic wine bar with superb food right here in town! winners of a Michelin bib gourmand
Bar Electric - Bar Electric is an independent café, bar and restaurant boasting fantastic views from the sun terrace of the world renowned beaches of Woolacombe in North Devon.The bar has a relaxed atmosphere accentuated by funky décor and furniture, great music, surf movies on loop.
Blue Groove - Great Bistro menu situated in the surf town of Croyde.
Chocolate Emporium - Our very own bespoke chocolate shop.
Emperors Court - Our favourite quality Chinese restaurant on the high street.
Espresso Seafood - Perfect for a sunny day, Helen and Harvey serve up the best sea food in town (closed October-Easter).
Giovanni & Lucas - Large family run Italian restaurant near the seafront.
Hunters inn - Great walks should always end up at a great pub and the Hunters Inn is just such a pub with a superb Pub Menu
Lyn Bay Fish and chips - Amazing fish and chips every time from these guys, they even deliver!
Monty's Caribbean Kitchen - Monty's Caribbean Kitchen is a family run business, first started up by husband and wife team Patrick and Angelina Montague in 2014. Patrick is originally from Jamaica and grew up enjoying the good food and sunny skies of the Caribbean. Our family love it.
Noel Corston - Fine dining in Woolacombe (book ahead).
The Red Barn - Large surf inspired bar in Woolacombe with superb sea views and a great basic menu.
Relish Brasserie Ilfracombe - Fantastic Fish, Pizzas and Burgers.
The Rock Inn Georgeham - Superb Gastro Pub about 15 minutes drive.
Settantanove - Marvellous fresh pizzas made by our good friend Omar.
71 - Tasty Modern European great value.
Siam Bistro - Our closest and best Thai Restaurant in Braunton 15 mins by car.
SQ - Traditional sumptuous restaurant in Braunton with a superb bar.
Squiers - Superb fish and chip restaurant in Braunton, a favourite of Damien Hirst and John Major.
Thomas Carr - Recently awarded a Michelin star in the 2017 Michelin Guide, Thomas Carr has the Olive Room on Fore Street. They believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.
Waterside Diner - A hidden gem with a lovely view that we discovered whilst walking along the Tarka trail to Barnstaple.
Annie and the Flint - Wonderful coffee and excellent for gluten free (and non gluten free) treats.
Costa Coffee - You May have heard of these, this new store is a fabulous addition to the high street.
Pubs and bars:
Admiral Collingwood Wetherspoons - A spectacular award winning design with a lovely sea view terrace and the usual great prices on a wide range of food and drinks, very popular with visiting families.
George and Dragon - Traditional pub on Fore Street with great pub food and often a quiz on Tuesdays.
Grampus - A spectacular cliff top walk from the Elmfield takes you to the Grampus in Lee Bay, check listings for traditional live music and open mic nights.
The Hip and Pistol - Traditional and vegan food, Big screen Sports.
The Thatched Inn - Traditional pub with great food situated on the road out of Ilfracombe towards Combe Martin, superb Sunday dinners.
We have some wonderful caterers in town who can handle parties of any size and who have great feedback from previous guests.
The Deli - Lisa and her team have catered for all kinds of indoor and out door events here and in the local vicinity
Tommy g - With over 15 years experience in the catering trade, Tommy G's Catering & Events offers bespoke menu design for all Weddings, parties, functions & Events.
GT Ales - Superb ales either by the bottle or in the barrel, delivered to your very own bar
Local Wedding Information
The Elmfield is a perfect venue for wedding accommodation. Hiring the whole house gives you complete flexibility over your day.
When you hire the Elmfield as your wedding accommodation you have complete freedom in how you choose to cater for your guests. We are more than happy to help you plan your day and put you in touch with excellent local suppliers or you can go full self catering.
Dejeuny Flowers - Jane Fultons wonderful floral creations are very popular with our brides
Jo Kift Makeup - Beautiful wedding makeup and hair from Jo Kift
Tunnels beaches - An amazing wedding venue, featured often on TV has to be seen to be believed
South West Event Hire - A huge range of furniture and bar essentials for wedding parties
Sweet William Flowers - Another great florist from Ilfracombe
The Deli - They can organise an excellent afternoon tea and staff for the day
Indigo Perspective - Jon Malyn Photographer, responsible for many of our website pictures
Twisty Focus - Mike Atkinson Photography Barnstaple
Shine - Hair and Make-up Ilfracombe (Rosie and team)
Halflight - band acoustic duo from Bristol
Georgia and John - Acoustic duo - play in the pier in Ilfracombe, live locally - no website, Georgia's mobile number is 07964 240946. These two are brilliant
The Elmfield Story so far......
About the owners
Zoe, Matt, Harvey and Ted moved to the Elmfield from London in 2007 taking over an already successful Bed and Breakfast business. We ran the House as a Bed and Breakfast until 2015 getting great reviews and many trip advisor certificates of excellence. One Christmas we needed to be away and put the house up for hire as a big holiday house.
We left the booking system live to see what the demand would be and the house started to fill up for the rest of the year. On reflection, we decided that a big holiday house is the kind of holiday we would choose for ourselves and friends and family so we changed the business to what it is today.
About the House
The Elmfield started life in the late 1800's as a purpose built gentlemens residence covering a large area with an orangery and a market garden. During the second world war the Elmfield was used as a school for evacuated Londoners, we even had a gentleman visit us reminiscing about escaping the school and heading off back to London along the railway tracks aged 7.
The architecture and superb sea views made the town a firm tourist favourite from the Victorian era onwards with a number of royal visits.
The Elmfield became a hotel in the 60's during another boom time for Ilfracombe. The railway, since removed, still ran into Ilfracombe from London ending up across the valley from the house. There are stories of fold out beds being laid out in the dining room just to accommodate the sheer numbers of guests visiting the town during this period.
Plastic Free North Devon
At The Elmfield we are happy to support the Plastic Free North Devon Campaign
Let's Clean Up Devon!
Plastic Free North Devon is a local environmental movement started by volunteers who want to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment in North Devon and beyond. Working with local councils, community groups, businesses, schools, residents and visitors, they aim to:
• Raise awareness of the issue
• Reduce the amount of plastic consumed
• Clear waste plastic from the environment
• Ensure that it is recycled or disposed of appropriately.
You can find further information here