Where to stay around Ilfracombe?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,776 holiday lettings near Ilfracombe. From 616 houses to 525 cottages, 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: 1,982 holiday lettings
  • Arlington Court: 2,227 holiday lettings
  • Croyde Bay: 2,279 holiday lettings
  • Woolacombe Beach: 2,175 holiday lettings
  • Saunton Sands: 2,336 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 houses in Ilfracombe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 616 houses in Ilfracombe. Our other popular types of Ilfracombe holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 525 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 430 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 74 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 88 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.

    Outdoor adventures in Ilfracombe with private holiday lets

    Ilfracombe's beaches may steal the spotlight, but the seaside resort also unlocks access to some of Devon's top walking trails. The scenic South West Coast Path passes through Ilfracombe and showcases beautiful seascapes and rolling countryside. You can also rent a bike and explore the Tarka Cycle Trail, or spend the day rambling in the vast moorlands and wooded valleys of Exmoor National Park.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Ilfracombe

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ilfracombe is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Barricane Beach (6 mi / 9.7 km)
    • Woolacombe Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
    • Putsborough Sands (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
    • Croyde Bay (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
    • Saunton Sands (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
    • Glen Lyn Gorge (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)