Nestled in the Wilder Valley, Epchris Guest House boasts a swimming pool and beautiful views.
A short walk from the beach, The Hamptons is a chic B&B with boutique rooms in the heart of Devon.
Ilfracombe is a charming coastal town and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. Its beautiful beaches, coastal walks, wide variety of mouthwatering local fare and lively pub make if perfect for a relaxing break. For a tase of coastal life mxed with country charm, plan a few days away at a bed and breakfast in Ilfracombe.
There are plenty of amazing coastal walks in the area that will suit any type of walking enthusiast. With so much choice, you can change your route for every day of your stay! One morning you can set out from your B&B in Ilfracombe and walk along the promenade and around Capstone Hill, and the next you could find yourself cruising through river valleys or along coastal paths. The coastal path from Woolacombe to Lyton has particularly breathtaking views.
If you're fond of your food, an Ilfracombe b and b is most definitely for you! The town offers many culinary delights and has plenty of tea rooms and traditional pubs to satisfy your cravings. There are frequent farmers markets offering fresh local produce, and quaint shops and independent eateries supplying delicious local treats. Visit the heritage harbour and quay with its many pubs and restaurants, which create a lively atmosphere. Damien Hirst’s restaurant – The Quay Restaurant – has great views over the Quay and is highly recommended for its delicious local fare.
If you're a surfer seeking to catch some waves not too far from your B&B Ilfracombe is the ideal destination. There are beautiful beaches nearby and just a short drive will lead you to the dunes and sandy beaches in Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. These are a particularly popular areas for surfers as well as for family friendly days out. Visit the Tunnels Beaches, named after the hand carved tunnels which wind through the Ilfracombe hillside to the coastline. Here you can go kayaking between the coves and swim in the tidal pool. The kids can go on a rock pool ramble and there is plenty of sealife to spot.
Explore the oldest part of town with an amble along Fore Street, which has a wealth of great places to eat and drink, including the oldest tavern in town which dates back to 1360. Discover Watermouth Castle, just above Watermouth Cove, or take a coastal cruise and admire the pretty town from the water. Chambercombe Manor is steeped in history and there are said to have been some strange paranormal experiences here, so have a look if you're feeling brave. The tea rooms serve up delicious teas, cakes, light lunches and snacks.
From your family friendly bed and breakfast Ilfracombe has many fun day trips to offer. Head to Ilfracombe Aquarium or Ilfarcombe Museum, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to The Walkers Chocolate Emporium. Wander through this museum of chocolate, where you can see it being made and try some delicious handmade chocolates in the chocolate shop. Hele Corn Mill is a Grade II listed building dating back from the 1500s. Still a working mill, it is also a museum and is a great day out for the kids who can learn how flour is made.
Whatever you're seeking, whether it's cheap and cheerful, fun and affordable or a full-on luxury guest house Ilfracombe can accommodate your needs. With so much to fill your days, you're guaranteed a fun-filled break. And, if you manage to run out of things to do in town, you can explore the rolling hills, and quaint towns and villages of Exmoor or head out on the South West Coastal Path.