Find the best place to stay — Ilfracombe

Where to stay around Ilfracombe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,751 holiday lettings near Ilfracombe. From 792 cottages to 388 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ilfracombe is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ilfracombe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ilfracombe. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 1,947 holiday lettings
  • Arlington Court: 2,213 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Clovelly Harbour: 2,535 holiday lettings
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor: 2,784 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ilfracombe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Ilfracombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 792 cottages in Ilfracombe. Our other popular types of Ilfracombe holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 388 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 357 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 80 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ilfracombe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 92 holiday homes with pool available in Ilfracombe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Ilfracombe, Devon your home away from home

    Located on the North Devon coast, Ilfracombe is a Victorian seaside town with a small harbour. The steep cliffs lead down to sandy beaches which are popular with families. The landmarks include the Iron Age fortress on Hillsborough Hill, the modern Landmark Theatre and St Nicholas Chapel on Lantern Hill. The town has a busy High Street and many charming restaurants on the roads leading down to the harbour. The notable architecture includes a corner shop built in Flemish style in 1899 and the historic Royal Clarence Hotel façade.

    Things to Do in Ilfracombe, Devon


    The area offers many delightful walks with breathtaking coastal scenery. The scenic coastal path leads westerly from the harbour over the headland to the bay at Lee where an excellent lunch can be enjoyed in the gardens of the local inn. The wild Exmoor coast starts just 9 miles from your Ilfracombe holiday rental.

    Visiting the Theatre

    Ilfracombe has a lively calendar of cultural events, many of which are centred on the Landmark Theatre. Beaches

    As well as the main beach, Ilfracombe has a Blue Flag Tunnels Beach, accessed via a tunnel which was hand carved through the rock by miners in 1820. It has an old Bath House and a pump house which still pumps seawater into the swimming pools.

    Places to Visit Near Ilfracombe, Devon Combe Martin

    Combe Martin is one of the longest villages in England, straggling up the river valley for several miles. It has a small beach with a river running through it. Browse the local gift shops and look for the interesting Pack o’ Cards Inn, which was built in the style of a House of Cards, allegedly from the winnings of a card game.

    Arlington Court

    The National Trust property of Arlington Court includes a historic Carriage Museum. Located near Barnstaple, this Regency House has a wonderfully furnished interior and picturesque gardens.

    Watermouth Castle

    Overlooking Watermouth Cove, this impressive castle is the site of a family theme park. There are plenty of rides and activities including a nostalgic display of antique pier machines, rides, mystical water gardens and a maze.  

    Weather in Ilfracombe, Devon

    Located in the southwest of England, the area around Ilfracombe generally has mild winters and reasonably warm, sunny summers with occasional showers. Average daily high temperatures throughout the year range from 9-21°C (48-70°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January.

    Travel to Ilfracombe, Devon

    The best way to get to Ilfracombe is to drive. Follow the M5 south to Bridgwater then take the slow but scenic A39 coastal road and the A399 to Ilfracombe. Driving is also the best way to get around and explore this delightful area.

    Attractions in and around Ilfracombe

    First time in Ilfracombe and looking for things to do? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway and Big Sheep. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Barricane Beach and Woolacombe Beach, and green spaces such as Glen Lyn Gorge and Watersmeet House. Activities around the area include Ilfracombe Harbour, Clovelly Harbour and Porlock Weir Harbour. Verity Statue and Exmoor National Park are some attractions to visit during your stay. Why not also take in more of the area with visits to Arlington Court, Putsborough Sands or Pannier Market?