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Crab Cottage

Traditional Fisherman's Cottage

Cottage | Sleeps 4 | Pets Welcome | Price Range £300-£715


Unfortunately Crab Cottage is no longer available via us however you can now find them on the Sykes Cottages site at:



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  • Double & Twin bedrooms

  • Large Garden With Views

  • WiFi

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Washer/Dryer & Dishwasher

  • Walk to Harbour

  • Walk to Restaurants & Pubs

  • Parking Space

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Accommodation Details


Situated on Ilfracombe's oldest street just a short stroll from the harbour & beaches, Crab Cottage is the perfect place for a classic seaside holiday. There is a choice of quality restaurants, pubs and shopping only yards away.

This centuries old cottage has been carefully restored and equipped to provide comfortable accommodation with modern conveniences. Access is up a flight of steps to a terrace above the street and the front door opens into a comfortable lounge with TV/DVD & CD/Radio with ipod dock.

The newly refurbished kitchen/dining room has a full size cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer and dining table.

Upstairs there's one double and one twin bedroom and the bathroom has bath with shower over and has also been recently refurbished. A set of table & chairs is provided for sitting outside.

The large garden is accessed via steep steps and has a really nice patio with spectacular views over Ilfracombe and out to sea including Verity.

Gas central heating, electricity, linen and towels are included as well as a reserved parking space. Our caretaker lives nearby if you need advice or help during your stay.

Facilities & Services

Traditional fisherman's Cottage

Walk to Harbour, Restaurants & Pubs

One double & one twin bedroom

Large Garden & Pation With Excellent Sea Views

Newly refurbished throughout

Sea Glimpses

Gas Central Heating

Dishwasher & Washer/Dryer

Parking Space

Linen, Towels, Electricity & Heating all included

Pets welcome

Eating Out In Ilfracombe

The Ilfracombe restaurant and café is extensive and growing, with something to meet everyones taste and budget.  There are now three Michelin listed restaurants in Ilfracombe, Thomas Carr’s Olive Room is opposite Crab Cottage, Le Gendarmarie is further down Fore Street and Damien Hirst’s Quay Restaurant is right by the harbour.  If your budget doesn’t stretch to fine dining then there are many great fish restaurants in town specialising in locally caught produce, including Seventy One, Take Thyme and Hancock’s on Fore Street.  If is bistro style eating you are after then Blacksands and Wards on St James Place may suit you or Relish on Fore Street.

Sometimes you are just looking for a burger or pub meal and you have a number to chose from around the harbour area.  You could chose from the George and Dragon or Prince of Wales on Fore Street, the Pier Taven at the harbour or the Weatherspoons local– The Admiral Collingwood.  For that chocolate box pub experience it is only a short walk to the Thatched Inn.

Most of these places are family friendly – even the Quay has a children’s menu – but if dining with kids you can’t go wrong with the Tapas Bar on Fore Street or Giovanni and Luca’s close by on Mill Head.  For quality Fish and Chips you could try Maddy’s on St James, Lyn Bay at the harbour or Ilfracombe Fryer on the seafront.

Don’t overlook the many tea and cake offerings, St James being hot spot where you will find The Tea Garden, St James Tea Room and The Great British Tea Shop.  Along the high street you will find Nelly May’s Parlour or if taking a stroll close to Hele, drop into the Hele Corn Mill.

Finally check out the cafes, particularly for a good breakfast, with Adele’s at the bottom of Fore Street, Bubble and Squeak at the top and the Manor House café on the High Street all worth a visit. 

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