Best of North Devon and Clovelly

Golden sandy beaches, world-class attractions and spectacular scenery all await in beautiful North Devon. From our base in stunning Lynton, discover the wilds of Exmoor National Park, historic Dunster and intriguing Chambercombe Manor. We'll also visit charming Clovelly – the picturesque, ancient fishing village that hugs the cliffs and was once owned by the Queen of England.

8 days from £779pp

Single Room Supplement from £109pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Ilfracombe for a seven-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

A village like no other, this ancient fishing village clings to the 400 foot cliff-side and is famous for being traffic-free, where donkeys and sledges help the locals make their way up and down the steep, cobbled streets that lead down to the harbour. On your way back up, why not take a break at one of the cosy pubs for a plate of local seafood or a Devonshire cream tea in one of the many cafés, or you may prefer to take one of the local Land Rovers back to the top (extra charges payable locally, subject to availability).

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Clovelly

Enjoy a day at leisure in Ilfracombe or why not join our optional excursion to Barnstaple and Bideford?

Barnstaple is an ancient market town situated on the River Taw, and here you will find a traditional pannier market, along with the usual high street shops, indoor shopping centres and local stores.

We then continue to pretty Bideford. Once Britain's third largest port, the town still has maritime connections, but today is best known as a thriving shopping centre with a historic Pannier market, the popular Atlantic Shopping Village and quirky shops that line the streets.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Barnstaple and Bideford
    • 2025: TBC

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Enjoy a scenic drive across Exmoor National Park. Straddling the counties of Devon and Somerset, Exmoor National Park is famous for its ponies, unspoilt coastline and dreamy night skies.

We travel through the heart of the park, admiring the scenery along the way, to reach medieval Dunster, a village steeped in history and home to over 200 listed buildings. Meander the winding cobbled streets that trace their way through the higgledy-piggledy thatched cottages, dotted with cute shops and quaint tearooms.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dunster

Enjoy a day at leisure in Ilfracombe to explore at your own pace. From its picturesque historic harbour of quaint pastel coloured houses, 14th Century chapel perched on Lantern Hill and Damien Hirst’s statue Verity standing guard at the entrance surrounded by dramatic clifftop scenery. With its stunning beaches and coves including the famous Tunnels Beaches, great eateries, numerous art and craft galleries, independent shops, activities and attractions galore it truly is the perfect destination. Why not book a cruise from the harbour to explore the coast and wildlife.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Another chance to relax and explore our base in Ilfracombe or why not join our optional excursion to Lynton & Lynmouth. Lynton is located 500 feet above its twin village of Lynmouth on the spectacular north devon coastline. The two towns are connected by a funicular railway that offers wonderful views across the bay and a unique experience.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Lynton & Lynmouth
    • 2025: £10.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Enjoy an excursion visiting Arlington Court which is a National Trust Property. This Grade II listed Regency house has a carriage museum and picturesque garden. The house has been owned by the Chichester family for over 500 years. The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion ranging from elegant coaches used for state occasions to humble carts that would have carried servants.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Arlington 1

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

*Clovelly is a very steep coastal village with cobbled streets. You can book a seat on the local Land Rover at the Visitor Centre to take you down to the harbour and back up (local charges apply) and this is subject to availability.

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Dilkhusa Grand, Ilfracombe.

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel has a unique story behind it; originally bought by a Raj as a gift for his wife, it was named as ‘Dilkhusa,’ meaning ‘House of the Happy Heart’ in Hindustani. Situated in a great seafront location in Ilfracombe, the hotel is across the road from the wonderful Jubilee Gardens which contain the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum and the Landmark theatre, and it’s just a short walk to the attractive working harbour and town centre. With a sociable atmosphere, inviting lounges and tempting dining options, this hotel has all the perfect ingredients for a relaxing break by the coast.

Location: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9AH

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
Accessibility
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £109.00

Reviews

3 Out of 5 ( 6 Reviews )

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Average
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Poor
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Bad
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Quality

3.2 / 5

Value for Money

3.3 / 5

Leslie Isherwood, 1 year ago

Shearings part of Hols was 2nd to none. The hotel was mediocre in service and room but the food was very good.

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Mr & Mrs Robinson, 1 year ago

Very enjoyable holiday - nice hotel good food & brilliant coach driver.

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Paul Haslam, 1 year ago

Boarded coach 7:30 am at Worksop over 3 hours later after pick ups at Doncaster and various other places set off from Leeds after over 3 hours pulled in at woodhall services which is 3 miles from my village , I did ask to be picked up there but they said there was no pick ups there , also the coach wasn’t a shearings luxury coach . No more shearing holidays for us !

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