Ilfracombe is a
seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England
with a small harbour, surrounded by cliffs.
The parish stretches along the coast from 'The Coastguard Cottages'
in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along The Torrs to Lee Bay
toward the west. The resort is hilly and the highest point within
the parish boundary is at 'Hore Down Gate', 2 miles inland and 860
feet (270 m) above sea level.
The landmark of Hillsborough Hill dominates the harbour and is the
site of an Iron Age fortified settlement. In the built environment,
the architectural-award-winning Landmark Theatre is either loved or
hated for its unusual double-conical design. The 13th-century parish
church, Trinity; and the St Nicholas's Chapel (a lighthouse) on
Lantern Hill, have been joined by the Damien Hirst owned statue,
Verity', as points of interest.
Ilfracombe has been settled since the Iron Age, when the Dumnonii
Celts established a hill fort on the dominant hill, Hillsborough
(formerly Hele's Barrow). The origin of the town's name has two
possible sources. The first is that it is a derivative of the
Anglo-Saxon Alfreinscoma - by which name it was noted in the Liber
Exoniensis of 1086. The translation of this name (from Walter
William Skeat of the department of Anglo Saxon at Cambridge
University) means the "Valley of the sons of Alfred". The second
origin is that the name Ilfracombe was derived from Norse illf
(bad), Anglo-Saxon yfel (evil ford) and Anglo-Saxon cumb (valley or
bottom), thus 'The valley with the bad ford'.
Manor Country House Hotel
Tel: 01271 862841
Hotel incorporates en-suite bedrooms and family suites, most of
which have views of stunning North Devon countryside.
Hotel guests have full use of the Hotel’s leisure facilities and
enjoy special rates for meals enjoyed in our Tyme Restaurant.
Standard prices are on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
energy efficiency (both for cost and environmental reasons), please
note that the Swimming Pool will be closed after October Half-Term
until the week before Easter 2015 during our low season.
However, if larger accommodation bookings for guests staying in
either our Hotel or self-catering units during this period
specifically request these facilities to be made available during
their stay, we shall be pleased to consider this upon request.
Mill Apartment - Sleeps 2 to 4. Mill Apartment provides an ideal
escape to a country setting for couples who require a cosy break
from life's worries!
Tyme Restaurant is set within the beautiful 17th Century Trimstone
Manor Country House Hotel which lies in 44 acres of landscaped
gardens and beautiful North Devon countryside.
serve quality cuisine that is fresh, seasonal and local and are open
all year for evening meals, coffee and cream teas. We are able to
cater for larger functions, including weddings and private parties
so whether you want a formal a la carte meal in our Restaurant or a
marquee in our landscaped gardens, we can help design an event
tailored to suit you.
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Hele Valley Holiday Park
Tel: 01271 862460
Enjoy our award winning family holiday park. Visit Hele Valley to
experience the peace and tranquillity of this natural valley.
Award at the Devon Tourism Awards for Camping and Caravanning Park
of the Year and we have received the David Bellamy Gold Award with
Distinction for Conservation.
through the whole park from April 2015.
Enjoy your Devon Holiday at our award winning family Holiday Park in
the Seaside town of Ilfracombe on the stunning North Devon coast.
Have a choice of Self-catering accommodation in our Stylish Holiday
Cottages, Luxury Holiday Lodges and Spacious Holiday Caravans or
stay with us on our camping field in your tent or motor home with
fully serviced pitches and heated toilet and shower block. If you
like to travel light why not try our new Glamping Pods and if you
like a touch of luxury, why not hire accommodation with a Hot Tub!
Whatever your needs, we look forward to welcoming you to Hele Valley
Children's Play Area - We are pleased to provide facilities for
children to play in a safe and secure area. Our play area is
completely screened by a fence to keep children in and dogs out.
Internet - WiFi is available within the vicinity of the Hele Valley
reception and we also provide a computer terminal connected to the
internet for our guests to use free of charge during reception
Laundry Room - A Laundry is located at the right side of the
reception with commercial washing and drying machines.
Harcourt Hotel, Ilfracombe, North Devon we offer guest accommodation
with many of the features of a small hotel.
Situated in Fore Street, the heart of llfracombe, we are in very
close proximity to all amenities, including the harbour, shops, sea
front, bus station, Lundy sailing point and theatre.
pride ourselves on a clean and friendly, home from home environment,
but still provide many of the excellent qualities of a hotel.
Harcourt Hotel in Ilfracombe, Devon, UK is a small "dog friendly
Hotel ". We take great pride in providing you with a home from home
environment where you are free to come and go as you please, where
you can simply unwind and relax.
have recently been awarded 5 stars from North Devon Council for our
Acorns Guest House
Situated in a beautiful and fertile valley, or Combe, on the western
edge of Exmoor National Park, Combe Martin lies at the centre of
some of North Devon's most spectacular coastal scenery. The village
is located by the sea and is on the South West coastal path and
within easy reach of wonderful sandy beaches, the wild countryside
of Exmoor National Park and many other attractions.
Denise & Steve welcome you to our family friendly and pet friendly
licensed Guest House which is just three minutes walk from the bay
and the beach, We can offer long relaxing holidays, weekends away,
romantic short breaks, coastal and country walks or cycling breaks.
This late Victorian guest house is in the heart of Combe Martin and
offers our guests the re-assurance of having been inspected by the
English Tourist Board gaining a 4 star rating. All rooms are well
appointed with en-suite facilities, Flat Screen TV and DVD and most
have either coastal or country views. We have our own large car park
with car port.
Holiday Home Hunter
Just one of our apartments
Holiday Home Hunter, based in Woolacombe, North Devon, specialises
in contemporary seafront self catering holiday apartments and
cottages overlooking the sea, sand and surf.
North Devon coastal holiday cottages and apartments are situated in
the award winning surfing and beach resort of Woolacombe, the
historic Doomsday book village of Mortehoe steeped in history and
tales of smugglers or the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe with
its quaint fishing harbour and great restaurants.
Much of the coastline here is owned and managed by the National
Trust so remains unspoilt and not over developed. Spectacular
coastal paths offer walks you will never forget and with Exmoor on
our doorstep North Devon offers everything you could want for in a
holiday in England.
Some of the best surfing and body boarding waves in the UK, clean
safe huge sandy beaches with rock pools for hours of fun, clotted
cream teas, ice creams, pasties, unspoilt coastal and countryside
walks, bike trails, fun days out, great family friendly pubs serving
local produce and real ales, live music in abundance, fish and chips
or gourmet food, boat trips to see seals and Lundy Island, fishing,
golf with 5 great courses within ½ hour, kayaking, relaxing and
unwinding…..all this and more is what North Devon is famous for.
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