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  • We have had a brilliant christmas and new year and we are looking forward to some fresh air and walking off the mince pies on the coast path before getting the place brushed up ready for the new ye

special offer

  • We are offering 10% off the price of all bookings made and paid in full between now and January 2015.
    To take advantage of this offer call matt or zoe on 01271863377


local attractions

Natural Beauty:
Tunnels Beaches - A firm favourite with our littluns 
Woolacombe -  Superb Golden Beach
Croyde -  The Best Surf Beach In North Devon
Exmoor - Home of the Famous Ponies and Spectacular Scenery
Lundy -  This Daytrip is a must, from Ilfracombe Harbour.
Ilfracombe Princess -  Fantastic short coastal excursions
North Devons Biosphere Reserve - Learn more about North Devons Biosphere Reserve 

Kids/Big Kids:

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park - A great day out for all
The Milky Way - Great rides!
The Big Sheep - Probably the countrys only theme park based on sheep!


Tarka Trail Bike Hire - Time to get active along the mainly flat Tarka Trail
Sea Kayaking at Lundy - Great Adventure
Blakewell Fish Farm - A firm favourite,  you can feed the fish and buy superb smoked trout and other local produce.
Golf - this area is renowned for its golf courses.
Torrs walk to Lee and more - there are many superb walks straight from our front door
Keypitts Stables, Quad Biking and 4X4 Driving - This is where we are learning to ride horses, they have lessons and rides for all levels. 


There are plenty of places to surf for the beginner right up to the most advanced professional at - woolacombe, combesgate,croyde, saunton, putsborough and westward ho! 
Learn to Surf
Surfcheck Website 
Live Saunton Sands Webcam!

Broomhill art centre - Lots of sculpture plus a great restaurant and Jazz 
Landmark Theatre - Our local Theatre a short walk away.
Chambercombe Manor - As featured on TV, a very haunted place indeed.
The North Devon Folk Festival is at The Landmark Theatre is in September 
Historical Research - Get into some background research 

There are some superb restaurants to discover in Ilfracombe all personally sampled by your intrepid hosts for research purposes obviously!

Some of our favourites are:
Gendarmerie -  Modern European
71 - Modern European 
Basils - Traditional
Settantanove -  Fantastic fresh pizzas made by Omar
Asian Spice - Very local Bangladeshi/Indian
Ilfracombe Tandoori - Local Bangladeshi/Indian
Walkers Chocolate Emporium - Check out the Chilli Hot Chocolate Drinks. 
Number 11 The Quay - Marvel at Damien Hursts artwork over a superb cocktail. 
Grassroots cafe - Vegetarian, Child Friendly

Food News for North Devon:
A Taste of The West
Foodie News
Local Wines Sharpham Wines