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Ilfracombe

We have 3 lovely holiday cottages just outside Ilfracombe at Highr Mullacott Farm, www.selfcateredcottages.co.uk, Aggies sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, Dolly’s sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms and The Farmhouse sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms. The cottages have been decorated in a “shabby chic” style and are a great place for families to take a Summer break.

Just a few miles along the coast from Ilfracombe is the pretty village of Lee at Lee Bay, a beautiful cove with a lovely sandy beach at low tide and excellent rock pools where the children can go “crabbing” for hours. Lee also has a great pub the Grampus which serves great local food and beer and often has live bands.

We have two stunning properties in Lee, one a luxury, thatched cottage that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms – www.oldmaidscottage.co.uk and is just on the edge of the village 100m from the pub. The other is Warcombe Framhouse, www.warcombefarmhouse.co.uk and is an original Devon Longhouse, sleepin 9 people in 4 bedrooms.

Ilfracombe is the largest North Devon seaside resort and probably the most diverse. The town was a prominent Victorian resort and the Regency and Victorian architecture still dominates the town but as its popularity has grown then so has the more obvious seaside, seafront attractions. The odd combination make Ilfracombe the vibrant, lively town it is today.

More recently Ilfracombe has become synonymous with culinary excellence with two Michelin star restaurants in one street, Fore Street which has The Olive Room and the Gendarmerie both a must for good food lovers. There are many other great restaurants including Damien Hirst’s Quay Restaurant, notably, on the quay not far from the sculptor’s famous “Verity” statue, the tallest in the UK, of a naked, pregnant woman, wielding a sword in one hand and a set of scales in the other whilst standing on a set of law books.

Ilfracombe also has its own private beach, “Tunnels” beach which is open to the public and was created by Welsh miners in 1830’s to give the town access to Crewkhorne Cove. The beach provides safe swimming and secluded sun-bathing in the heart of the town. It is also a popular wedding venue.

Ilfracombe is still a thriving port and fishing boats still fish out of the harbour. You can get day trips to Lundy Island from the harbour and go sea fishing from many local boats. From Ilfracombe you can explore the North Devon Coastline and link up with The South West Coastal Path providing thousands of miles of inspiring coastal walks.