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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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                                                                                                      Comfortable,well equipped,bright and clean.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Despite all of us being struck down by a nasty flu virus we still managed to enjoy our stay due to the flat being so comfortable and homely. We stayed in a lot lounging on the comfortable sofas and watching tv. When we did go out and enjoy Ilfracombe it was nice to return to a warm and relaxing base. Really hoping to stay here again in the future as it was pefect for a family of four (2 adults and 2 thirteen year old boys).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Home from home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nice layout with large kitchen diner which was great in the evenings. Great location. Only small criticism is the signs stating the obvious like don't put fat down the sink.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Our stay at Farthings Nest 31stDecember 2016 - 7th January 2017

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This Property is part of the ground floor of a lovely Modern house with a view over the town of Ilfracombe to the sea. We found it to be perfect for us for a short winter break and as a base to get around to the coastal villages including Lynton/Lynmouth and to explore parts of Exmoor. We arrived in the afternoon and found the cottage was complete with some Christmas decorations and a lovely welcoming Cream Tea. It was warm, comfortable and also completely as described. In fact, it is the best we have ever experienced anywhere. Perfect in every detail:- spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, modern, equipped with absolutely everything. We really enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend Farthings Nest.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016