So two weeks ago now (its gone so quick) me and James headed off for a mini UK stay-cation to Ilfracombe, Devon.
Ilfracombe is a little seaside town in the north of Devon, which has a small fishing harbour and is surrounded by cliffs. We stayed for 3 nights in a little B&B (more on that later) and I don’t think we could have asked for better weather, which is always a concern when you are holidaying in the UK.
I thought I would share my holiday pictures with you as it was so lovely…
On the first day, we couldn’t check in until 4pm so we decided to head straight to Croyde beach, which was a 20 minute journey from where we were staying.
Croyde Beach is very pretty. It is set between Woolacombe and Saunton Sand beaches and is very popular for surfers (that’s why we chose this beach, as James got a surf board for his birthday). Even though it is one of the most popular beaches in North Devon, it wasn’t too busy, even in the school holidays, which meant no-one had to fight for a space!
About a 10 minute walk from Croyde Beach, is the village of Croyde itself. Croyde is a very small, but idyllic village with scatterings of thatched cottages, ice cream parlours and places to eat and drink when you get peckish from all that surfing!
I wouldn’t actually stay in Croyde itself, as it is very tiny, but is worth having a walk around just to see all the cute houses! (just look at the one below. I want to live there, please?!)
As I mentioned earlier, we stayed in a little B&B which was called Score Valley Country House, a beautiful 300 year old Georgian home. The house is set in one and a half acres of land, so was very tranquil and peaceful, perfect for our little getaway!
It was in the perfect location for us as it was central to everywhere that we loved and wanted to visit. It was only a 5 minute drive into Ilfracombe itself (or a twenty minute walk), a 14 minute journey to Woolacombe (another of our favourite places) and a 20 minute drive to Croyde.
I honestly can’t wait to go back here as the owners Donna and Paul were so lovely, nothing was too much trouble.
Each day started with a choice of cereals, yogurts or a full English Breakfast (or all of it if you felt extra hungry), which was cooked by Paul using local produce and free range eggs.
The room we stayed in was called ‘Room 2 – Double en suite’ which was very homely and had all the necessities you needed for your stay. This room overlooked the valley and apparently, you can sometimes see Deer roaming around in the morning from this room, which I disappointingly didn’t spot!
Mainly, we spent everyday at Croyde Beach (luckily the weather was amazing!) and in the evenings would drive into Ilfracombe to have a walk around the harbour and get something to eat. On our last night, we did spot some really nice restaurants in Ilfracombe, but they were all fully booked – so something to bare in mind if you want to eat in a specific restaurant in Ilfracombe, book ahead!
So that is all of my holiday pictures from our mini stay-cation in Ilfracombe, Devon. I love going on holiday in this country, especially if you have the right weather, as there are so many beautiful places in the UK. Let me know what your favourite UK holiday destination is, as I would love to visit some more places in this country!