<h1>ILFRACOMBE HOLIDAYS</h1> holiday cottages


Skyline-scraping statues, boat rides and a bustling quay

Visit Ilfracombe

Postcard-perfect harbour town Ilfracombe has undergone something of a renaissance recently, becoming a haven for culture. Foodies can visit Michelin-starred restaurants; art-lovers can marvel at Damien Hirst’s statue Verity, and families can enjoy the fantastic events, attractions and beaches in the vicinity. That, coupled with the places to stay and the fascinating history, makes Ilfracombe a ‘must-visit’ location.

Ilfracombe Cottages

With so many things to do in and around in the area, an Ilfracombe holiday cottage makes for a fantastic base. Browse our selection: from family-friendly properties to cosy snugs for two.

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Dog-friendly Beaches in Devon

Devon is blessed to have incredible beaches on both coastlines, many of which allow dogs. Our infographic showcases 20 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Devon, so you can choose the best one to visit with your four-legged friend.


A Local's Guide to Ilfracombe

The cosmopolitan harbour town of Ilfracombe, nestled on the North Devon coast, is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. Home to Damien Hirst's 'Verity', this bustling town is the perfect location for a family summer holiday or for quiet couples getaways. Our local's guide explains all about this glorious location, what you can get up to there and where you can lay your head.

Explore the best beaches in North Devon

Take a look at our top beaches in North Devon to enjoy sun, sea and surf. The Atlantic Ocean swells unfurl into waves that form and reform North Devon's beautiful sandy beaches on a daily basis. Surfers head down from their holiday cottages to ride the briny rollers from sun-up to sundown, children compete to build the ultimate sand castle and to splash in the shallows with grandad, mums bronze in the bright light, and dads demoli

A cosmopolitan town

A town centre brimming with independent shops, family attractions including a museum, aquarium and cinema, pubs, restaurants and cafes everywhere you turn... the coastal town of Ilfracombe is ideal for a Devon holiday.

For those who crave the beach on their holidays, you’re in luck. Ilfracombe has several, including the historic Tunnels Beaches, accessed by tunnels dug in Victorian times, while the stunning sands of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all within 30 minutes’ drive. For the active, Ilfracombe Golf Club offers one of the most spectacular golfing locations in the South West, with sea views on every tee.

A visit in the summer will coincide with events such as Beer Festivals and South West Birdman, where wannabe aviators fling themselves off the end of the pier - all for charity!

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