Description: About Fishermans Cottage at Hele Bay
Situated 50 yards from the beach and steps to South West Coastal Path in a small cove in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with easy access for water activities and very popular with dog owners. Fisherman's Cottage has sea views from both the sitting room and front bedroom and offers relaxation in a beautiful area and quiet surroundings. With the Hillsborough Nature Reserve on its doorstep and easy access to the beach and Coastal Path. Ideal for ramblers, walkers, swimmers, kayaks and photographers. The cottage is situated at the end of a cul de sac which leads to the beach. Nearby are two good pubs with wifi in easy walking distance which both provide good food and real ales. The golf club is five minutes away. Also the swimming pool which has a sauna is also five minutes away.
Cosy Fisherman’s Cottage is just a stone’s throw from pretty Hele Beach and only a mile from the Victorian resort of Ilfracombe. The cottage is recently refurbished and has a bright, contemporary seaside theme. The cottage is dog-friendly and sleeps up to five people in two bedrooms. There are views of the beach from the sitting room bay window and the double bedroom. The South West Coast Path is close by, as is the local café, pub, restaurant and shop. A small gravel patio at the front is a perfect morning suntrap.
Parking is on-street or in nearby car park. Bedding, towels, electricity, heating included.
One dog £25 extra, two by arrangement only.
Contact Ruth McDonagh on 0780 9096036, email email@example.com or check availability and prices here.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2008
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Local Attractions near Ilfracombe
Top Attractions: Hillsborough AONB nature reserve and hill fort via the South West Coast Path. Hele Corn Mill and tea room. Chambercombe Manor. Ilfracombe with its Victorian architecture; harbour, shops, pubs, restaurants, aquarium, theatre, Tunnels Beaches, pleasure cruiser trips and wildlife safaris, MS Oldenberg to Lundy Island. Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park; Watermouth harbour and Storm in a Teacup boat tearoom. Bideford, Instow and Appledore. Barnstaple Pannier Market
Recommended Places to Visit: Exmoor Zoological Park; Barnstaple (15 miles); Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (4 miles), Cliff Railway, Lynton & Lynmouth (18 miles), Watermouth Castle Beautiful Clovelly, a unique village RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Bideford, Arlington Court National Trust house and National Carriage Museum Broomhill Sculpture Park and Gallery (and beautiful lunches!) 4 miles. Woolacombe Bay, Croyde and Saunton Sands
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Snacking Kraken cafe, less than a minute away Hele Bay Pub, open daily is just a few minutes' walk The Thatch pub,, Ilfracombe Golf Club, just a few minutes' drive, welcomes the public and great for Sunday roasts.
Local Sports: coasteering, kayaking, surfing, swimming, walking, walking, quad biking, horse riding
Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple
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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