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Culture, crabbing and crazy golf - Ilfracombe has it all. This Victorian Devon seaside resort is simply bursting with character and charm. Its inspiring views of the sea from the harbour and the cliffs are just the beginning for visitors choosing to enjoy a self-catering holiday cottage in this pretty North Devon seaside town. Take a look through the telescope at the edge of the lovely fishing harbour out to the secretive isle of Lundy or take a charming day trip over to the island itself and experience Britain’s tenth natural wonder. Stroll to the tip-top of Capstone Hill to view the stone memorial, visit the tiny sailors’ chapel and enjoy ocean views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. With little beaches such as the famous Tunnels Beach, Wildersmouth, Rapparree Cove and Hele Bay, it has much to offer those who like a traditional bucket and spade seaside holidays.

A modern Ilfracombe holiday cottage surrounded by a split level wooden deck at dusk.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated just moments from Lee Bay, The Old Apple Store is a luxurious coastal cottage boasting a spacious deck and hot tub with beautiful views. The thoroughly modern holiday home near Ilfracombe offers an open-plan design with authentic urban chic, an open fire and the chance to explore the stunning North Devon coastline.

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A large Devon farmhouse overlooks a lawn and drive with a picnic table.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Dating back to the 17th-Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a large and luxurious 5-bed holiday cottage in North Devon which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort, all set in a beautiful countryside location with sea views on the North Devon coast.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd  Cottage, a Holiday Cottage in West Down, just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family-friendly country cottage has onsite fishing and a children's play area.

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A stone barn conversion overlooks a lawn and flower-filled garden
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6

Dolly's barn is a large 17th-Century barn near Ilfracombe, which has been lovingly converted into a charming 6-bedroom luxury holiday cottage sleeping 11 with disabled access in a beautiful spot on the North Devon Coast.

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Interior of a spacious lounge with large roof lights in a Woolacombe holiday cottage.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Experience Loft House, a charming coastal cottage located in Woolacombe, North Devon. This pet-friendly retreat can accommodate up to 6 guests and offers modern amenities, a private hot tub, and comfortable accommodation. With an open-plan layout, private decking area, and close proximity to Woolacombe's beaches and attractions, booking a stay here guarantees a memorable beach holiday with your family or friends. Don't wait, book now and get ready for a fantastic vacation in North Devon!

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A double-fronted, white rendered Ilfracombe cottage with traditional sash windows
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Partridge Cottage welcomes families and their pets to this charming and beautiful coastal corner of Devon. This rural holiday cottage near Ilfracombe sleeps six on a farm where children are welcome to help feed the lambs, pigs, goats and ducks.

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A barn conversion overlooks a calm lake.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This North Devon holiday cottage with on-site fishing and a children's play area is at Lower Aylescott. Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is situated in West Down, a pretty village outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside, just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe.

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A row of barn conversions are reflected in the surface of a lake.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Braefoot is a North Devon countryside cottage in West Down close to beaches at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. This child-friendly rural retreat at Lower Aylescott Farm is ideally located for family holidays exploring the North Devon coast.

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A large country house at dusk.
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
8

Coulscott House is a luxury North Devon holiday cottage situated in Combe Martin; it's a superb rural retreat for exploring the rugged North Devon coast and its award-winning beaches. With three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a separate family bathroom, it comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests. Inside, you'll find a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a cosy living room with a wood-burning stove. Outside, enjoy the beautiful garden and patio area, along with the indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub for ultimate relaxation. Explore the charming village of Combe Martin or venture into Exmoor National Park for outdoor adventures. Coulscott House offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience for your North Devon holiday. Book now for a memorable stay

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Many of Ilfracombe's holiday cottages are ocean-facing, with outstanding sea views for miles and miles out. Your Devon holiday cottage in Ilfracombe will be a beautifully rural one with some of the best of the country's views.

The Landmark Theatre presents popular shows, from musicals and comedians to dramas, films, and live screenings from The National Theatre and The Royal Opera House. The Landmark overlooks the small Wildersmouth Beach, beyond which are scenic walks around Capstone Hill, at the top of which is an ancient Fishermen's Chapel well worth the climb. To the West are the famous Tunnels Beaches, small private beaches with rock pools reached through tunnels carved into the rock in Victorian times. They are much sought after for wedding destinations and popular with families.

Ilfracombe Harbour (embarkation point for sea trips to Lundy Island or coastal cruises), you can find the fantastic work of resident Damien Hirst.' Verity' is an impressive sixty-six-foot bronze statue of a woman forever staring out to sea at the edge of the pier alongside the harbour. Visit the Ilfracombe Aquarium or join a mackerel fishing tip to bring some fish home to BBQ at your holiday cottage.

Further inland, you can find delicious restaurants, wonderfully charismatic bistros, and cafes filled with mouth-watering recipes and concoctions for all the family. Splash out on a memorable lunch in Damian Hirst's harbourside Bistro or try a melted cheese and lava (seaweed) sandwich! Indulge in Ilfracombe's finest freshly caught mussels and scallops, or enjoy a traditional fish and chips from Maddie's. You can also relax with a film at the local Embassy Cinema.

Further afield, holiday cottage and apartment residents in Ilfracombe enjoy easy access to a host of award-winning sandy beaches such as WoolacombeCroyde, Saunton Sands, or little rocky coves such as Rockham Bay, Lee Bay, Combe Martin (great rock pooling) and Barricane Beach. Walk the South West Coast Path, which offers stunning views across The Bristol Channel to Wales. The path runs across the top of the highest cliffs in Europe at Great Hangman, just East of Combe Martin, and along the coast at Trentishoe to Woody Bay, where (should you fancy a ride) the Lynton Barnstaple Narrow Gauge railway has its station.