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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
    (19 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Apartment #6476737
    19
    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (4 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Barn #8169569
      4
      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (11 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        House #1777946
        11
        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (5 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Cottage #6776147
          5
          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (4 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 9
            House #1771331
            4
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 8 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 17
              Multiple rentals House #492193
              7
              Viewed 34 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
                  (19 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1919455
                  19
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (10 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #8151843
                    10
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                      (14 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8127189
                      14
                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (19 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #1991078
                        19
                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (13 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Apartment #6082768
                          13
                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (21 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #8146275
                            21
                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (24 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #8156730
                              24
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #844635
                                7
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Cottage #8063744
                                  2
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 7 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 13
                                    House #1515611
                                    7
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 6 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 11
                                      Barn #6723101
                                      3
                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 5 BA
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #8142392
                                        13
                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (16 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #433368
                                          16
                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cottage #8156705
                                            24
                                              • 7 BR
                                              • 8 BA
                                              • Sleeps 16
                                              House #6905287
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                • 8 BR
                                                • 8 BA
                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                House #8055076
                                                17
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6962652
                                                  1
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    House #8105112
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #8144943
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                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #6512446
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (17 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 8 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #1785525
                                                          17
                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #6958542
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              House #1850243
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                House #8062037
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #8119905
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cabin #8157260
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #6511913
                                                                      5
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #8127540
                                                                        13
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #6939346
                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #6557130
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1951564
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #1689367
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1873854
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #8130152
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (3 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cabin #8157260
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8077525
                                                                                        13
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 9 BR
                                                                                          • 9 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 20
                                                                                          Villa #8166912
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Farmhouse #6859579
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8148212
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #1338930
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Caravan #8157260
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Caravan #6936935
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1867782
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      It was a lovely and very homely cottage.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage, very clean and had everything you need. The owners Ann and Graham are very nice and welcoming and made us feel very at home. Will definately return and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to go to Ilfacombe. Fanastic views from the private patio. We had a super and relaxing time
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous Place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic mini break in this gorgeous recently updated apartment, it far exceeded our expectations. It was much roomier than we'd expected and the owners had thought of everything one may possibly need! we will definitely be doing a return visit, oh and the sofas were extremely comfy!! Thank you Sarah
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017