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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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        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #8147179
        13
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8077525
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            Excellent! 4.5/5
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            • 5 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 9
            House #1777946
            13
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 8 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 17
              Multiple rentals House #492193
              8
              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                • 5 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 10
                Multiple rentals House #492193
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  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
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1919455
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8156730
                      29
                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (27 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #1683042
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                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (25 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Cottage #1991078
                          25
                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Barn #8169569
                            7
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (18 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #433368
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                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 6 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilets
                                • Sleeps 12
                                House #8105112
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                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #6512446
                                  3
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    House #1771331
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                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6082768
                                      17
                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Cottage #6776147
                                        7
                                        Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (28 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #8146275
                                          28
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Apartment #6962652
                                            6
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #8056984
                                              1
                                              Viewed 31 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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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #844635
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                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #8148212
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #6511913
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                        8
                                                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #8130152
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #8144943
                                                            30
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Multiple rentals #8094536
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  Cottage #8063744
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #8127540
                                                                    15
                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Barn #8255980
                                                                      Viewed 351 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8119905
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 46 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #8156705
                                                                            24
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #1842610
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                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Caravan #6936935
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                  Cottage #437871
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 8 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    House #1785525
                                                                                    20
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Bungalow #6888021
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8057690
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8129084
                                                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #1850243
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1951564
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 8 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                  House #6905287
                                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    House #77798
                                                                                                    26
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8123369
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Ilfracombe Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Outstanding Property - exactly as described!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a whale of a time! 11 of us visiting Ilfracombe for wedding and this house was the absolutely perfect location. 6 stunning bedrooms, perfect downstairs space and plenty of room to enjoy a drink or 2! I cannot recommend this house enough if you are looking for somewhere to stay, within easy walking distance of town and Tunnel Beaches. Helen was the perfect host, on hand before and during our stay to answer any questions and make sure we had an unforgettable time at Westwood. The girls were also very pleased to see the homemade scones, jam and clotted cream on arrival.....they didn't last long! Thanks again Helen, amazing property and renewed our confidence in hiring a house rather than using hotels.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017