Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Ilfracombe, Devon, England

Stunning coastal scenery, magnificient Victorian architecture, independent high street retailers, top class restaurants and galleries can all be found in Ilfracombe, North Devon.  Climb to the coastal path and wander along the top of the cliffs taking in the breathtaking scenery of waves crashing on the rocks at high tide.  Magnificient views over the town and across The Channel to the Welsh coast.

The infamous and award winning Tunnels Beaches offers the chance to see the tunnel hand dug by Welsh miners to get to the shore and which provided the Victorian Ladies and Gents individual beaches to swim from.  Visit Ilfracombe in June for a week of Victorian fun.  During Victorian week you may well bump into 'Her Majesty', or the local bobby on his pennyfarthing, or The Magistrate!  The Ilfracombe Victorian Society welcomes all to join them for Afternoon Tea on the lawn of the Vicarage or a picnic around the bandstand.

 Take a walk along the High Street to Walker's Chocolate Emporium.  Enjoy everything chocolate and then a wander through their museum.

The Landmark Theatre has varied and regular performances throughout the year.  Workshops are often held throughout the year.

 The Museum is a rich source of information and well worth a visit.  There is a model of the Glass Palace that was built by the Victorians on the sea front.  Sadly this has now gone, but there is plenty more to see and do along the promenade.

Ilfracombe has more than its fair share of excellent eating houses for all pockets.  Damien Hirst opened No 11 The Quay three years ago.  For Fine Dining The Elmfield Hotel can't be beaten.  Bistros, Tapas Bars to Award Wining Fish and Chips shops, we have it all.

St Nicholas Chapel stands high and proud and was built in the 14th century.  Today it has been restored and is maintained by The Rotary Club, it's worth the climb to visit it and enjoy the view over the harbour.

With Exmoor on our doorstep and the sea lapping at our feet, Ilfracombe is a good place to visit and stay.  It is also a good base to visit the several theme parks, the Wolfman at Exmoor Zoo, beautiful open gardens, and a huge range of National Trust properties.

 Take a day trip to Lundy Island by boat to see the seals, deer and the Lundy ponies or take a coach ride to Exmoor and then a catamaran back to the harbour.  You might even get the odd dolphin alongside.

 Have a day trip out to beautiful Clovelly with its 16th century cottages, cobble streets steeped in history.  Or if you want to go a bit further why not visit The Eden Project.  Both places are within comfortable driving distance for days out.  But, if all you want to do is relax, walk, eat good food and enjoy the scenery there's no need to leave ilfracombe!

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large group self catering Combe Martin Devon

Watermouth Cove Cottages, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

19 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A collection of seven dog-friendly holiday cottages located in a small hamlet along the stunning North Devon coast, close to both Combe Martin and Ilfracombe.

Price range from £229 to £699 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 40 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
phone 01271 883931 emailClick here to email owner more info >
Hele Corn Mill on right, cottage on left

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Unusual, South West.

Two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage situated just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a self-catering holiday close to the coast and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £775.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Special Offer: from 30 April 2014 to 30 April 2014;
Next availability: from 21 April 2014 to 26 April 2014; from 30 April 2014 to 03 May 2014; from 05 May 2014 to 24 May 2014;
phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >
2 bedroom holiday cottage by beach in north Devon

Fishermans Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Cosy and comfortable coastal holiday cottage located close to the beautiful moorlands of Exmoor with private patio area to soak up the stunning views of the rugged North Devon coastline, just a short walk to the beach.

Price range from £295.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability: from 18 April 2014 to 19 April 2014; from 03 May 2014 to 08 May 2014; from 11 May 2014 to 17 May 2014;
phone 01271 883498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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