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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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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Gorgeous house for family stay

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We had a wonderful few days here for a family reunion. From the moment we booked, Helen was outstandingly helpful and friendly. All of the room were spacious and comfortable and the communal areas were in excellent condition and large enough for our whole party. We had a perfect and seamless stay. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here, can not say enough nice things about this place.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Lovely house lots of room in a good location

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                                                                                              Had a great holiday , the property served all our needs and was clean and spacious , great location and would definately return.... Thank you Richard
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Beautifully equipped cottage in peaceful location

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                                                                                              This is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage which has everything you need for a great holiday base. It was lovely to come home to comfortable beds with lovely bedding each night. The games room was a great bonus for entertainment and drying beach gear. The cottage situation is very peaceful but within easy reach of Croyde & other coastal spots. There are some great pubs nearby too - we loved the Black Venus Inn and The Pyne Arms which are just up the road. The owner was very helpful and informative when she met us at the start of our stay, Thank you.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016