By thecollingdale | Jul 2, 2022

After the last two years of no events due to the pandemic, it is so good so see our main events all happening again in Ilfracombe.  We are well into the events for 2022 and below you will find highlights of recent events and details of those planned over the summer: Ilfracombe Art Trail Ilfracombe…

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Exmoor National Park

By thecollingdale | Sep 13, 2020

As we say in our logo … we are just Minutes to the Moors 😊 Exmoor National Park is just 10 miles East of Ilfracombe with its beautiful landscape of rolling hills, moors and woodlands.  Exmoor is the only moor in the country that goes right up to the sea and there are magnificent views…

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The Cairn Nature Reserve

By thecollingdale | May 1, 2020

These are indeed very strange times that we find ourselves in.   For us it is sad that we cannot welcome any of our lovely guests into our home due to the current restrictions and that this may be the case for quite some time.   But we all need to do our bit to stay at…

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By thecollingdale | Aug 2, 2018

We had a wonderful opportunity to take a trip on the Ilfracombe Princess before the start to the summer season, with our local Tourism Association and I shall definitely be recommending it to all you lovely guests. From the moment you step aboard you get a totally different perspective of the beautiful harbour and gazing…

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By thecollingdale | May 21, 2018

We have been busy bees over the winter doing various refurbishments, some of which were necessary, like a new flat roof on the kitchen in which we have also included a roof light .. which apart from giving us more light in the kitchen will be a godsend in the summer when Daryl is cooking…

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By thecollingdale | Jul 1, 2017

With the summer season upon us, Ilfracombe North Devon is the perfect base from which to visit some of the most stunning beaches in the South West and indeed the UK.  There are a few coves and beaches in Ilfracombe itself for all the family to enjoy bathing and rockpooling.  With Larkstone and Raporee Cove…

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By thecollingdale | May 6, 2017

If you love gardens then we have plenty on offer in North Devon for you to explore : RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington I was lucky enough to be invited to the Grand Opening by Sue Biggs CBE, Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society of The Garden Room at RHS Rosemoor at Torrington yesterday and…

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By thecollingdale | Apr 29, 2017

We are so lucky to be situated on the South West Coast Path in North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We have walkers stay all the time who have set the challenge to do the whole of the path over a few years and gradually complete the whole 630 Miles from Minehead to Poole.  …

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By thecollingdale | Apr 24, 2017

The Collingdale was built in 1869 and when we bought it in 2003 we decided to do some research and popped into Ilfracombe Museum.  They had a wealth of information and we found out that it had been an hotel or boarding house from at least 1882 and has always been called The Collingdale. Over…

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A Day out In Ilfracombe

By thecollingdale | Apr 18, 2017

There is so much to do and see in Ilfracombe it would be difficult to do everything in one day, but to get a flavour of what we have on offer I thought I would Blog the highlights. Of course the picturesque harbour is the focal point of the town and you can while away…

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