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Ilfracombe

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. You can view our collection of holiday cottages in Ilfracombe and surrounding areas here.

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. Nearby award winning Woolacombe Beach offers 3 miles of golden sands and is a fantastic day out.

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.

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.

Higher Mullacott Farmhouse

Ilfracombe

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Devon

Higher Mullacott Farmhouse is a large holiday cottage near Woolacombe that sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. Complete with oak beams, a wonderful Inglenook fireplace in the warm lounge and bright and spacious bedrooms, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse is perfect for families that want a large cottage near to Ilfracombe that is family friendly and set in the stunning countryside of North Devon.

Sleeps:

10

Bedrooms:

5

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Braefoot at Lower Aylescott Cottages

West Down

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Devon

Braefoot Cottage is one of six renovated barn conversions at Lower Aylescott Cottagse located just outside the picturesque North Devon village of West Down, home to a fantastic village shop and pub. This delightful cottage sleeps 4 guests in two bedrooms and offers the perfect base for families who are holidaying with young children. There is plenty of charm and character combined with modern day furnishings and comforts to offer excellent self-catering accommodation. The award winning beaches at Woolacombe, the popular Victorian seaside of Ilfracombe, local family attractions such as Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Exmoor Zoo are all just a short drive away.

Sleeps:

4

Bedrooms:

2

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Aggie's Cottage

Ilfracombe

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Devon

Aggie’s Cottage at Higher Mullacott Farm is set in its own grounds high above the cliffs above Ilfracombe. It is perfect for a family of up to six with three bedrooms and a small private garden area with BBQ. This renovated barn,a traditional Devon Longhouse has been beautifully renovated and is perfect for children with a huge communal garden with play area and even a football pitch. It's ideal for Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches and you can explore Exmoor from the cottage.

Sleeps:

6

Bedrooms:

3

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool

Dolly's Barn

Ilfracombe

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Devon

Doly’s Barn at Higher Mullacott Farm is a superb six bedroom barn conversion that sleeps up to 11 people. If you are looking for a large holiday cottage with easy access to Woolacombe and yet in a rural farm location with a kids play area, Dolly’s is great. This conversion combines the charm of a traditional Devon barn alongside modern open plan living and a very well equipped kitchen.

Sleeps:

11

Bedrooms:

6

Dogs

Large

Beach

Pool