Prime position with large terrace overlooking the picturesque quayside. Two minute stroll to the beach
- English, Italian
As a family with two young children, we like to spend as much time near to the sea as we can. We always enjoy the time that we spend at Manor Cottage and have made every effort to make it feel like home. We are interested in good design and skilled craft, and feel that the Cottage reflects something of that, and as a result it feels like a good place to be, even on those rainy days we all have.
Why Liz chose Ilfracombe
We have spent many happy holidays on the North Devon coast over the years and have long had an affection for Ilfracombe. A bustling town with its own beaches and close proximity to fantastic coastline and countryside, it still has the feel of a traditional Victorian seaside resort. With a range of local independent shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as the cinema and much loved museum for the children, we have often spent a week here with no need to leave the town.
What makes this Cottage unique
Manor Cottage has given us the opportunity to swim before breakfast and dine on the beach. We have eaten fish caught that morning while watching the fishermen unload their boats on the quay below. We have discovered the joy of returning to a place that we and our children are familiar and comfortable with, where we know that we will be welcome. We hope that you will find the same and once you have visited, decide to do so again.
Max guests: 6
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What a little gem of a cottage this is,
In a fantastic location lovely and cosy and everything we needed was within walking distance.
We would love to come back again and will definitely recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Best cottage in Ilfracombe
Wow everything about this beautiful cottage is amazing from the moment we walked in the door it felt warm and welcoming so quirky bed very comfy terrace was added bonus spent hours people watching RNLI training most days didn’t need the car as Ilfracombe is beautiful your cottage so so beautiful we had the best holiday thank you really didn’t want to leave xx
Great as always
All you need for a great stay in Ilfracombe , we will be back.
We had a fabulous stay in manor cottage.
Fantastic location for walking, lots of drinking holes along the way :).
Property had everything you could ever want it need.
Lots of stairs so wouldn't recommend if you had mobility issues.
Neighbours on both sides very friendly.
Beach views amazing from inside and on the terrace.
Beds very comfortable and the cottage was very homely.
Clean quirky and great location.
Arrived in January to a warm and cosy cottage. Spaces to park on the street so no need to use garage. The cottage has a quirky layout with lovely views over harbour. Perfect location for local pubs and restaurants though be aware if you go in the winter a lot of tea rooms. Pasty shops. Ice cream shops etc closed for the winter. Cottage is well equipped and has everything for a lovely stay. Will be returning
A very pleasant winter weekend
Stayed here with grandchildren as a Christmas present. Lovely quirky house, very warm, everything provided. Lovely pubs for food in walking distance, beaches great even on a winter day. Great, would recommend.
Manor Cottage overlooks the Quay, with Harbour Beach less than a minutes walk. Tunnels Beaches is 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Woolacombe is about a 10 minute drive away. Croyde and Saunton Beaches are approximately 20 minutes by car.
The North Devon coast is scattered with secluded coves and inlets
Exeter airport is 64 miles away, with a park and ride available in High Season, taking you to Ilfracombe High street and the Harbour.
Regular and convenient Bus services run to Barnstaple, Braunton, Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe.
The nearest train station is Barnstaple. Tiverton Parkway is approx an hours taxi ride away, with a regular service to London Paddington.
Barnstaple is 11 miles away. Bideford, 22 miles. Lynton and Lynmouth, 17 miles. Croyde, 8.9 miles. Woolacombe, 6 miles. Braunton, 8 miles. Exmoor, 10 miles.
The cottage is a few minutes walk from Fore Street and Quayside, the site of a number of excellent restaurants, bars and pubs. High quality independent butchers, bakers and grocers provide a courteous and friendly service for those days when you may wish to cook for yourself, and you can even walk down to the quay to buy fresh fish landed that day. It is quite possible to meet all of your needs without leaving the town as it is still intact as a small town of independent retailers and a regular farmers market, with a minimal presence of big chains. With cinema and theatre in the centre of town and a burgeoning artistic/gallery community there is opportunity enough to while away rainy days, should you have any.