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Devon - Ilfracombe

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'.

Hotel, Self Catering & Restaurant Holiday Park Hotel

Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel

Tel: 01271 862841

The 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.

For 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.

We 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.

Awarded Gold 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.

Wi-Fi available 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 Holiday Park.

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 opening hours.

Laundry Room - A Laundry is located at the right side of the reception with commercial washing and drying machines.  


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Harcourt Hotel

Tel: 01271 862931

At 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.

We 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.

We have recently been awarded 5 stars from North Devon Council for our food hygiene.

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Guest House/B&B Holiday Apartments Hotel

Acorns Guest House

Tel: 01271 882769

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.

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Holiday Home Hunter

Just one of our apartments

Tel: 01271 870067

Holiday Home Hunter, based in Woolacombe, North Devon, specialises in contemporary seafront self catering holiday apartments and cottages overlooking the sea, sand and surf.

Our 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.

Please BOOK ONLINE or CALL 01271 870067. to check availability.

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