Prime position with large terrace overlooking the picturesque quayside. Two minute stroll to the beach
- english, italian
As a family with two young children, we like to spend as much time near to the sea as we can. We always enjoy the time that we spend at Manor Cottage and have made every effort to make it feel like home. We are interested in good design and skilled craft, and feel that the Cottage reflects something of that, and as a result it feels like a good place to be, even on those rainy days we all have.
Why Liz chose Ilfracombe
We have spent many happy holidays on the North Devon coast over the years and have long had an affection for Ilfracombe. A bustling town with its own beaches and close proximity to fantastic coastline and countryside, it still has the feel of a traditional Victorian seaside resort. With a range of local independent shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as the cinema and much loved museum for the children, we have often spent a week here with no need to leave the town.
What makes this Cottage unique
Manor Cottage has given us the opportunity to swim before breakfast and dine on the beach. We have eaten fish caught that morning while watching the fishermen unload their boats on the quay below. We have discovered the joy of returning to a place that we and our children are familiar and comfortable with, where we know that we will be welcome. We hope that you will find the same and once you have visited, decide to do so again.
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Quirky, great place for beach and walks for dog across the road from ice cream and fish and chips, property has everything you will need, supermarkets near great place to stay we were very comfortable
Really nice cosy property
Good, enjoyed it
Great location, good harbourside house
Happy few days in Ilfracombe, house has a great view of the harbour and everything is in easy walking distance. A bit of a wiggle getting into the garage but plenty of local alternative parking. Remember to book local restaurants in advance!
Perfect sea side stay
I think we must have had the best view of the harbour! Perfect house for families. Loved the quirkiness of the house. Great array of toys, books (for adults and kids). Shower was amazing!! Great range of restaurant within walking distance. We'll be back one day!
Fantastic location, this place has everything.
The cottage has everything needed for a break away, well equipped and in an ideal location. The photo of the harbour does not do this place justice. We sat on the patio for hours just enjoying the view. Close to the shops, cafes and restaurants, no need to get in the car. Lovely walks nearby too. All 3 generations of our family party would pay a return visit.
Such a comfortable house in a perfect location. We had a lovely week and didn’t want to go home!
Manor Cottage overlooks the Quay, with Harbour Beach less than a minutes walk. Tunnels Beaches is 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Woolacombe is about a 10 minute drive away. Croyde and Saunton Beaches are approximately 20 minutes by car.
The North Devon coast is scattered with secluded coves and inlets
Exeter airport is 64 miles away, with a park and ride available in High Season, taking you to Ilfracombe High street and the Harbour.
Regular and convenient Bus services run to Barnstaple, Braunton, Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe.
The nearest train station is Barnstaple. Tiverton Parkway is approx an hours taxi ride away, with a regular service to London Paddington.
Barnstaple is 11 miles away. Bideford, 22 miles. Lynton and Lynmouth, 17 miles. Croyde, 8.9 miles. Woolacombe, 6 miles. Braunton, 8 miles. Exmoor, 10 miles.
The cottage is a few minutes walk from Fore Street and Quayside, the site of a number of excellent restaurants, bars and pubs. High quality independent butchers, bakers and grocers provide a courteous and friendly service for those days when you may wish to cook for yourself, and you can even walk down to the quay to buy fresh fish landed that day. It is quite possible to meet all of your needs without leaving the town as it is still intact as a small town of independent retailers and a regular farmers market, with a minimal presence of big chains. With cinema and theatre in the centre of town and a burgeoning artistic/gallery community there is opportunity enough to while away rainy days, should you have any.