The Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road
North Devon EX34 8AR
Tel: 01271 862446 Fax: 01271 865379
Contact Us: click here to contact us

About Us
About Ilfracombe
The Surrounding Area
Local Beaches
Local Sports
Booking Terms & Conditions
Wifi Terms & Conditions
Special Offers
How To Find Us
Contact Us
Access Statement
Online Booking

Local Sports

Clay Shooting:
The Carlton Hotel is the ideal place to base yourself for a shooting break. The area has some of the best shooting grounds in Devon which are with in a short drive of the hotel. The Carlton with its Police approved Gun Room with individual gun cupboards makes this a great place to base your Break. To book gun safes, please inform the Receptionist at time of booking of your requirements and how many guns you are bringing. We will set you up in the morning with a hearty Breakfast have a days shooting and then return to the hotel and relax in the bar and re-live the day.

Telephone: 01271 864784 Email:

The South West Shooting School is situated in an idyllic wooded valley in the heart of the glorious Devon countryside a few miles from Ilfracombe, reached by roads running along the ridge of North Devon with stunning views, north across the Bristol Channel to Wales and south to Dartmoor. The stands are ideally positioned facing down sun; also whilst the guns are cosily out of the wind in the valley the clays are flying in the wind! The Shooting School must be without equal in the country for the variety of targets that can be presented.


Clay target shooting at its best at one of North Devon's oldest grounds (established 1979). Beautiful natural valley, targets for all standards with professional qualified instruction. Contact Clive & Jackie Warren on 01271 863959/850393 for further information. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday inclusive from 10am until 4pm.


Ilfracombe is a great base for your golfing trip to North Devon
Whether you are a scratch Golfer or just enjoy walking around the course looking for your ball. There are some very good golf courses in North Devon. Ilfracombe and Willingcott Valley are only a few minutes Drive from the Carlton Hotel.

We have arranged some fantastic discounts at these two courses for you. If you should wish to travel a little further others like Saunton, Portmore, and The Royal North Devon

It couldn't be easier we provide your accommodation, early breakfast can be arranged for early tee times, you select the golf course and remember our ‘19th Hole’ will be open just when you need it.


There are some breathtaking walks just from our front door. Try the Heritage Coast walk or a breath taking walk along the coast to Lee Bay And if you want more go a little further to Morte Point.

Within a short drive you can be in Exmoor National Park with its High Peaks, Waterfalls and great coastal scenery where the moor really does meet the sea.


There are many cycle paths in North Devon whether you want to cycle on the moors or take an easy pedal along the Tarka Trail (cycle hire is available at Braunton Barnstaple and Fremington Quay). If you are bringing your own bikes, please let us know when booking and we will confirm safe storage arrangements.


We are one of the best value Accommodation providers. At the Carlton we have a secure Board Store. We are a short drive away from Devon’s famous surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton Puttsborough and Woolacombe


Other things to do

Nick Thorn Surf Coaching
Barnstaple pannier market
Exmoor Zoo
Keypitts Quad biking and stables
Marwood Hill Gardens
The Mill Adventure Centre
North Devon Shooting Ground
South West Gun School
Surf School
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire
Watermouth Castle
Mullacott Riding


Arlington Court
The Big Sheep
Dartington Crystal
Ilfracombe Golf Club
Lyton/Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The Milky Way
North Devon Theatre
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Steam Train on Exmoor
Survival Paintball & Laser Games
Tunnels Beaches
Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
Willingcott GolF Course