Discover a selection of 1,500 holiday rentals in Ilfracombe that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and parking available. Prices start at £ 75 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Ilfracombe. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Soak up the sun with Ilfracombe holiday rentals

Framed by soaring cliffs and shingle sand, Ilfracombe is a genteel seaside resort set on the North Devon Coast. Wandering its flower-filled streets, you'll come across graceful Victorian terraces, steepled churches and a breezy waterfront promenade. Planning a seaside getaway? From romantic weekends away to sun-filled family beach breaks, Ilfracombe holiday rentals cater to every occasion.


Historic attractions near your Ilfracombe holiday rental

Ilfracombe's elegant houses recall the grandeur of a bygone era. History buffs won't want to miss Watermouth Castle, a 19th-century stronghold that's been reimagined as a family-friendly theme park. You can step back in time at Tunnels Beaches, where hand-carved tunnels wind down to a glassy tidal pool that's been welcoming bathers since the 1820s. From 16th-century cottages to grand Victorian estates, Ilfracombe holiday rentals offer a unique experience for history buffs.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures in Ilfracombe with private holiday lets

Ilfracombe's beaches may steal the spotlight, but the seaside resort also unlocks access to some of Devon's top walking trails. The scenic South West Coast Path passes through Ilfracombe and showcases beautiful seascapes and rolling countryside. You can also rent a bike and explore the Tarka Cycle Trail, or spend the day rambling in the vast moorlands and wooded valleys of Exmoor National Park.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Gillingham

The nearest airport is in Gatwick Airport (LGW), located 35.6 mi (57.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LCY-London City), which is 25 mi (40.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Gillingham Rainham Station or Gillingham Station and explore the city from there.

How to get around

Getting around Ilfracombe from your holiday cottage

Ilfracombe's pedestrian-friendly streets and seafront promenade are best explored on foot. You can also jump aboard the brightly-painted Dotto Train. Holiday rentals in the Ilfracombe town centre put you within strolling distance of the beach, as well as a glut of cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours. The region is well-serviced by local buses, while a car offers the freedom to explore the North Devon Coast at your own pace.

Food & drink

Bite into farm-fresh fare with Ilfracombe holiday cottages

Ilfracombe offers plenty of top-notch restaurants, including a Michelin-starred bistro championing local seafood and farm-fresh produce. You can also wine and dine at traditional pubs, seafood taverns and a hip harbourside restaurant owned by local artist, Damien Hirst. A Devonshire cream tea, featuring scones, jam and lashings of clotted cream, is a rite of passage, while sun-drenched gardens and spacious kitchens make Ilfracombe holiday rentals the perfect excuse to dine in.

Essential info

Essential info for your Ilfracombe holiday rentals stay

  • Pack layers, as Ilfracombe can get chilly, even in the height of summer
  • Visit in the shoulder seasons to beat the crowds, unlock savings and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere
  • Experience Ilfracombe through a local lens with self-contained holiday cottages just steps from the seaside

How many holiday rentals are available around Ilfracombe?

Our 2022 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,596 holiday lettings around Ilfracombe. From 550 cottages to 1,097 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ilfracombe?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ilfracombe. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 1,595 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium: 1,624 holiday lettings
  • South West Coast Path Section 3 Trailhead: 1,650 holiday lettings
  • Verity Statue: 1,599 holiday lettings
  • South West Coast Path Section 4 Trailhead: 1,648 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ilfracombe listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ilfracombe?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 550 Cottages in Ilfracombe. Our other popular types of Ilfracombe holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,097 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 562 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 447 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ilfracombe?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 188 holiday homes with pool available in Ilfracombe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.