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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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                                                                                                      Review of Westwood - March 20th 2017

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      All rooms in good order - facilities excellent. Toilets and showers/baths 1st class. Welcome pack went down a treat and data to help for trips and food very useful. Would happily recommend house to others and will remember our stay with fondness.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      The barn is fantastic!!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The barn was very nice and we had plenty of space for all 6 adults, the negatives first, (there's not many) the double bed in the master bedroom was very low and the wood surrounding the mattress made It difficult to get out in and out of, also even tho the master en-suite was nice and big the over the bath shower was difficult to use as it was at a weird angle and low even for me and I'm 5ft 7" but it was because of the apex roof, but I just used another shower in one of the other bedrooms, Now the positives!!! There is plenty of parking outside, the barn was always nice and warm and the underfloor heating is lovely especially when walking in bare feet in the mornings! There is 4 big bedrooms 2 doubles and 2 twin 1 twin is downstairs (this is the one which has no en-suite) the other 3 have en- suites, the barn was very nicely decorated and has more than enough of crockery, cookware and utensils, The owners (who live in the barn opposite) Trevor and Valerie were great, they were always helpful if and when needed, Valerie had left us everything for a fresh scone and cream tea! (This was a nice touch) just what you needed after a long drive! it was a shame about the weather as we would of loved to use the BBQ and the garden, we would love to return but in the summer, hope this information helps. As my wife and I would definitely recommend this property as a good Base to visit North Devon. only a 5 min walk to the lovely Berrynarbor village which has a nice pub, the location was great as we got a taxi to Ilfracombe (for £10) where there are fantastic restaurants (look on TripAdvisor) and within a 30 mins drive is the very picturesque Lynton and Lynmouth would recommend visiting "watersmeet " for some great walks and pictures, Woolacombe beach is massive!!!! No problem getting somewhere to sit in the summer, only downside is that there is not much else there well there wasn't in March, Barnstaple has alot more shops if you prefer the normal high street chains, also one last tip! The sat nav (Google maps) said that we had arrived but don't panic as the barn is about another 200 yards up the hill and is on the left after going under the small bridge, the roads within around a 1.5 mile radius are narrow with passing places, could be a pain if the roads get busy in the summer but it's worth it just for the views.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely cosy cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great cottage with stunning views Very relaxing,home from home Plenty of coastal walks which was ideal as we had the dog , Garage to use which was a added bonus.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017