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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

Walking

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.

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                                                                                                      A lovely homely cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      It was a pleasure to stay in this clean, cosy and comfortable cottage. It had everything we required for an enjoyable holiday with the added bonus of sea views.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A must visit

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                                                                                                      Kathy and David were very welcoming and had the cottage spot on for our stay. Very friendly and informative and a ideal place to stay away from the bustling town centre. Heel beach was fascinating and the Hislborough hill walk to Ilfracombe was a challenge but well worth doing. Get so many differing views of the beautiful coast line. The cottage was ideal for,the two of us and the dog. A very warm living area was aided by a log burner which was nice to sit in front. The stream runs past the cottage constantly and the sound was great. We will be back. The cream tea that Kathy and David offer is really worth a try. Also a free walk round the mill to see what people in times past got up to. David is clearly passionate about the mill and how he and Kathy are going to keep the history of the place going and to ensure people have a good time learning about how and why things were done in the way they were. Great time. Fully recommend a visit
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017