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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Apartment #6476737
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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #8127189
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Cottage #8147179
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #8077525
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 8 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 17
            Multiple rentals House #492193
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              • 5 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              Multiple rentals House #492193
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #8151843
                10
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
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                  Apartment #1919455
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Bungalow #1683042
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #8156730
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #1991078
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Barn #8169569
                          5
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                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            House #1777946
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              • Sleeps 9
                              House #1771331
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Cottage #6776147
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6082768
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                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 6 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    House #8105112
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      House #6512446
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                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #433368
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                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #8146275
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                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Apartment #6962652
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #8148212
                                              1
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Apartment #8056984
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                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #844635
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6511913
                                                    6
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #8130152
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                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 5 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        House #8142392
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                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                          8
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Apartment #8144943
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #1764998
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                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                Multiple rentals #8094536
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #8127540
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                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Barn #8255980
                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8119905
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #8132483
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #8156705
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                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Caravan #6936935
                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Cottage #8063744
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                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #1850243
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                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cabin #8157260
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                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #1338930
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Bungalow #8168014
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 8 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          House #1785525
                                                                                          18
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #1842610
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                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Bungalow #6888021
                                                                                              4
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Cottage #437871
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Caravan #8157260
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8129084
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                                      • 8 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                      House #6905287
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A home from home Devon delight

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a lovely stay at the cottage it is a home from home had everything you needed and was clean and tidy. The sea views were fabulous as was the weather we had ,very peaceful location. Gary did forget the low ceilings and bang his head a few times .Also Jim is very helpful and supportive. Would recommend a visit to the smugglers for food it was excellent
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Really lovely and comfortable cottage,in a beautiful and quite village.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a lovely stay and weather was good to us. This is a really lovely cottage in a fantastic location, but close enough to all beaches in Saunton sands and Woolacombe and other north Devon places worth a visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017