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51 St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ England
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Updated 18/03/21


#8 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Travellers' Choice
Lewis and James are pleased to welcome you to The Earlsdale – a charming and relaxing Victorian Villa in Ilfracombe on the stunning North Devon coast. This peaceful Adults-Only Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of Ilfracombe Town and Harbour (15-20min walk) but also has its own car park, as well as plenty of parking in the immediate surrounding streets. The amazing beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are only 10 minutes’ drive away. Lewis and James have worked hard to ensure The Earlsdale is the perfect stress-free retreat and offers a friendly service including an locally sourced breakfast. The business operates as ethically and environmentally friendly as possible and Vegetarians and Vegans are well catered for. If you are searching for a high-quality bed and breakfast accommodation offering a comfortable and friendly stay, then The Earlsdale is the place for you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Adults only
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Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Golf course
Mini golf
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Tennis court offsite
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Non-smoking hotel
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Rachel wrote a review Feb 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Probably the best BnB I’ve ever stayed in! We had a great stay and were made to feel very welcome and safe considering we travelled during covid. Lewis & James really went the extra mile to help us celebrate our engagement whilst we were in Devon and we will certainly return as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lewis Daniels, Owner at The Earlsdale
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely review Rachel - we were so pleased to help you celebrate your engagement we we sincerly hope to welcome you back for many years to come! Lewis & James
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647Magnet wrote a review Feb 2021
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent location for walking into Ilfracombe. Very convenient location for touring the North Devon coast. Good restaurants locally available. Room is very clean, tidy and spacious with all amenities. Breakfast is lovely, very good choice of food including English breakfast and Continental. Lewis and James are always friendly, very hospitable, helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Clive and Janet
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Date of stay: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lewis Daniels, Owner at The Earlsdale
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Hi Clive and Janet - thank you so much for the great review, we really do appreciate it - and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Earlsdale. We hope to see you both again soon. Lewis & James
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Rachel wrote a review Feb 2021
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Where do I start, we had an amazing two night stay in December.Car park space provided. As soon as we walked in the door we were welcomed by Lewis and James, felt very relaxed from the start, such a warm welcome. Fresh brownies in our room which were delicious, it was like being at home. Rooms were spotless and very clean, beds were so comfortable, I did not want to get up. Lovely shower and beautiful decor throughout the B & B. Mini bar in room with complimentary water. Great breakfast selection, with fresh baked bread, food was amazing. Beautiful bar area with nibbles available.Lewis and James gave information about the area, they are fantastic hosts and even after two nights it felt like we had made friends. We will definitely return thank you for a lovely relaxing break.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lewis Daniels, Owner at The Earlsdale
Responded 25 Feb 2021
It's so lovely seeing such a great review - it really means the world to us to know that you all enjoyed your stay with us at The Earlsdale, we really appreciate it and can't wait to see you all again! Lewis & James
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Lauren wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
No need to look any further for accommodation! I could not reccomend the Earlsdale enough! I visited with my whole family at the end of last year (a very covid safe environment) and we've never felt so looked after and welcomed on a stay away from home. Homemade brownies on arrival, beautiful dining area, a self service bar which is great & allowed us to feel incredibly relaxed during our stay. The breakfast on both mornings i could not fault, quality ingredients (massively important to me being abit of a foodie) and cooked to perfection. They also support local small businesses & their products. The decor is beautiful throughout. Spotless for cleanliness. Black out curtains. Slept like a baby. Short walk into town & the beach. I will 100% visit again and reccomend to all friends who wish to vist north Devon. Incredible hosts, thank you so much for such a fantastic stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lewis Daniels, Owner at The Earlsdale
Responded 24 Feb 2021
Wow - lovely review - thanks so much - it was a joy having you all here and we cannot wait to see you again in the future - thank you again for your kind words and review! Lewis & James
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Bryony M wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Faultless stay. It was lovely to be greeted by the owners who made us feel at home within seconds of meeting them. The whole BnB was stunningly decorated and had a bar area with some nibbles available which was lovely in the evening to have a space to relax. Our room was spacious, the shower had good pressure, the mattress was very comfy and had a full length mirror! The breakfast was incredible and catered for all (meat eaters, vegan, veggies). The BNB has car parking available which was great as we was able to take a scroll into town and beach as it was only a 10 minute walk. We will definitely be coming back to stay again and recommend this BnB to everyone!
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lewis Daniels, Owner at The Earlsdale
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Bryony - thank you for the wonderful review - we really do appreciate you taking the time to write it, and we very much look forward to seeing your lovely famil again and again in the future! Thanks again, Lewis & James x
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US$84 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Earlsdale
Which popular attractions are close to The Earlsdale?
Nearby attractions include St Nicholas Chapel (0.7 miles), Ilfracombe Museum (0.7 miles), and Tunnels Beaches (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Earlsdale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Earlsdale?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Earlsdale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Earlsdale?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Earlsdale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nelly May's Parlour, Relish Bar & Bistro, and The Manor House Cafe.
Is The Earlsdale located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Ilfracombe.
Are there any historical sites close to The Earlsdale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (1.3 miles) and Chambercombe Manor (1.0 miles).