Wedged between Exmoor National Park and sensational surfing beaches, this attractive Victorian resort offers a stylish seaside escape and our Ilfracombe holiday cottages are the perfect place to stay.
Elegant villas and whitewashed cottages hug the old, natural harbour, home to a small fishing fleet and variety of pleasure craft - it's a lovely spot to linger or hop on a trip to Lundy Island. Potter along Ilfracombe's twisting streets (famous for floral displays) and experience an almost continental atmosphere, with pavement cafés, top class eateries and trendy bars. Attractions include an aquarium, museum, a haunted manor and a chocolate emporium filled with lip-smacking treats, while events range from beer festivals to Victorian Week when the whole town buzzes as it steps back to the past.
Expect sublime coastal scenery on the doorstep of your Ilfracombe cottage. Don't miss the extraordinary Tunnels Beaches, a labyrinth of hand-carved tunnels leading to award-winning sands and a Victorian bathing pool. Take a walk through Hillsborough Nature Reserve or around to Hele Bay, where you'll find an idyllic sandy cove.
Activities near your Ilfracombe holiday home
Slip into Lycra and peddle the Coast to Coast cycle route 31, linking Ilfracombe with Plymouth. Or opt for easy-going rides with the kids along the traffic-free Tarka Trail. Stomp along the coastal path, have a go at clay pigeon shooting, or drive to Exmoor, around 20 minutes from your Ilfracombe cottage.
Come evening, dress up for a night at the Landmark Theatre or down for a relaxing night in - the choice is yours when you book a cottage in Ilfracombe with Sykes. Please find below self catering holiday cottages in Ilfracombe, Devon.