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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 very well presented spacious apartment, highly recommend and would book again

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                                                                                              There was a personal key to the front door and we could come and go as we pleased. The kitchen and utensils well stocked and very clean with a lovely view from the kitchen window, especially at night seeing all the lights. The most comfortable high, large bed like mine at home, just great. Clean toilet facilities. Modern furniture all through with a comfortable lounge and TV. The apartment was placed in a lovely part of Ilfracombe, just out of the town but you can easily walk in, passing a well stocked Lidel store, Theater, park, restaurants, harbour and plenty of coastal paths, which we walked to Lee and Watermouth. Ideally situated as my daughter and her family were caravaning holiday in Mortehoe, and they came to visit. us and we walked into the harbour Weather is always a talking pass time. On our arrival it was raining but after a couple of days warmed up quickly short mini heat wave. When visiting Ilfracombe would certainly book this apartment again, and could have used the B and B side of the business if decided to extend my holiday further for a couple of days extra.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Beautifully well equipped cottage in hamlet.

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                                                                                              The cottage was beautifully designed, well equipped and comfortable. We could not have asked for more! Janet met us at the cottage and gave us all the necessary information about the cottage and surrounding area. She provided an incredible basket of goodies which we thoroughly enjoyed, particularly the red wine and pro secco. We found a nice up hill local walk to Kentisbuy church Which is beautiful. The cottage provided an excellent base to visit the stunning local area including Heddon's mouth, Sunday lunch at The Fox and Goose at Parracombe(recommended by Janet), Arlington Court and Watersmeet. The other highlights included Baggy point walk and lunch in Gergeham pub. Clovelly and Hartland Quay were a bit further but stunning and well worth a visit.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Stunning location and views with beautiful gardens.absolutely every little detail thought about

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                                                                                              Short and sweet the cottage is in a stunning location overlooking the north coast of Devon towards Wales.For dog owners it is completely secure all around the beautiful gardens bordering the wilds of Exmoor.Its a five minute drive into Combe Martin or 20 minutes into either Woolacombe,Lynton and Lynmouth and so many more places at hand. A very spacious well equipped cottage/bungalow perfect for an out of town tranquil chill out. The friendly cottage owners are close at hand should you require them for anything. Highly recommended for everyone especially dog owners
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016