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Black Pit Cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Black Pit Cottage description

Black Pit Cottage is a beautifully refurbished old stone building in a spectacular position perched just above the beach at Lee Bay with direct views over the beach and out to sea, and adjacent to National Trust land.

Internally, the property is finished to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout. The modern open plan living area also has a wood burner for cosy evenings in. The property has two double bedrooms both with en suites and sea views.

Externally, guests can enjoy two spacious patios, with a built-in barbeque and patio furniture, perfect for al fresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the waves. The cottage also has an outside shower which is ideal for use after a day at the beach.

The peaceful village of Lee Bay is a ten minute drive (less than four miles) from the popular beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde, and is surrounded by dramatic coastline on the edge of Exmoor. When the tide is out, Lee Bay beach is a golden sandy beach ideal for children, offering swimming, canoeing and rock pooling. Next door is the picturesque NGS garden at Cliffe, open from April to September, boasting a diverse range of habitats and stunning coastal views.

Nearby there are Blue Flag beaches and surfing at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe. Woolacombe also has plenty of options for evening entertainment, especially in the summer months. Ilfracombe’s bustling high street and harbour are ten minutes away and the South West Coastal Path passes directly alongside the cottage with access to National Trust cliff top walks about 200 yards away.

This property especially welcomes families. It includes a cot (not including linen) and a highchair plus a stair gate, blackout blinds, toys, a selection of board games and plastic crockery for children.

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The kitchen features an electric oven with extractor hood, fitted electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Full range of utensils and appliances including toaster kettle and cafetiere. There is also a washer dryer situated in the cloakroom WC.

Dining Room/Area

Located within the kitchen area. Large wooden table with six chairs.

Living Room/Area

The open plan living and kitchen area has double doors opening out to the patio. Furnished with two cream leather three seater sofas and two black coffee tables with table lamps.. Wall mounted flatscreen TV, Freeview, DVD player and iPod docking station. A landline phone is available for UK off peak calls. Wood burner to provide warmth during the cooler months.

Master Bedroom

Furnished with a king-size bed, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps. Wood flooring. Velux windows with views to the sea. Hanging hooks.

Bedroom 2

Furnished with two single divan beds which can be linked to make a super king-size bed, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps. Wood flooring. Velux window to the front with views to the sea and a porthole window with dramatic views of the beach and Fuchsia Valley. Hanging hooks.

Family Bathroom

En suite to master bedroom has a tiled floor and features a shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bathroom 2

En suite bathroom to bedroom two has a tiled floor and features a bath with shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Garden Description

Rear patio with table, bench and four chairs. Built in barbeque, and veranda with drying and storage facilities. Front patio accessed by two steps with table and two chairs. Outside shower ideal for washing off after a day at the beach.


Private driveway with parking for three cars.


  • Perched above Lee Bay with direct access to the South West Coast Path.
  • 2 double bedrooms both with en-suites.
  • Wood burner and under floor heating throughout for cooler months.
  • Private driveway with parking for 3 cars.
  • A newly refurbished, 4* gold-rated 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4.

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