The Allure of Ilfracombe

This popular Victorian seaside resort is nestled within the centre of the steep sided hills that surround the town. At the heart of the town is the picture postcard harbour, bustling with fishing boats as well as pleasure boats that take day trippers along the dramatic coastline and out to Lundy.

The eclectic mix of architecture in Ilfracombe is testament to its rich history, with large Victorian Villas, towering above charming cottages, and ultra-modern that are taking the place of former hotels and guest houses.

Ilfracombe is the centre for shopping and amenities for the small towns and villages that lie on North Devon’s most northerly coastline, and boasts an array of shops, banks, the striking Landmark Theatre, Cinema as well as a lot of influence from its tourism trade, with a wealth of restaurants, pubs, cafes and amusements.

Just a 30 minute drive from Barnstaple the economic centre of North Devon, with its train station and North Devon link road allow easy access to the M5 and Exeter via the scenic routes as they wind through the picturesque rolling countryside.


Barnstaple 12 miles | Croyde 9 miles | Ilfracombe 12 miles


Ilfracombe shingle beach | Woolacombe 6 miles | Saunton 10 miles | Croyde 9 miles


Good regular local bus links to Barnstaple/ Bideford/ Braunton/ Lynton
Train station with Links to Exeter and beyond (Barnstaple 12 miles)
M5 motorway (42 miles)


Numerous primary schools
The Ilfracombe Academy secondary school
With the independent schools of Kingsley School (22 miles), Shebbear College (32 miles) and West Buckland School (20 miles).


Tesco, Lidl, Cooperative and local convenience stores


Ilfracombe Golf Club
Portmore Golf Club (13 mile)