North Devon

Autumn Breaks

Autumn is wonderful time to visit Ilfracombe and North Devon. Less crowded, the temperatures are still pleasant and the region’s coast and countryside offer much for the visitor to enjoy.

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Autumn Breaks In North Devon

An Autumn break in North Devon offers the best of all worlds. The crowds have gone and this is a great time to enjoy the region against the backdrop of stunning coastal scenery and the flush of Autumn colours in the countryside. Many popular visitor attractions, including historic houses and managed gardens, are still open and this is definitely the time of year to make the best of the many available activities.

North Devon is a popular destination for walkers and dog walkers, with routes for all levels of ability. These range from straight-forward sandy beach strolls to hikes along stunning sections of North Devon South West Coast Path (which can be accessed just minutes away from the hotel). The region is renowned for being an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) with Exmoor National Park and Braunton Burrows (UNESCO biosphere) just short drives away.

The Carlton Hotel makes an excellent base to explore the delights of Ilfracombe town. We also make a great base for exploring leisure activities such as surfing, kayaking, cycling, clay pigeon shootinggolf, scuba diving and much more. Guests can make the most of our partnership with Coastal Adventures in providing guests even more choice of activities in the great outdoors.

Ilfracombe in the Autumn

Ilfracombe is a beautiful, year-round tourist destination. An Autumn break is the perfect time to visit if you enjoy a calmer pace of life, want to escape the crowds and truly relax & unwind on your break, away from it all. Walk out the hotel and head in any direction, you’ll find so much here to experience.

Relax after a refreshing day out in The Brasserie. Enjoy locally sourced, hand prepared, delicious food that has been lovingly created by our chef/patron. Top your evening off with a drink from our well stocked bar, then wind down in our lounge before retiring to your room for a comfortable night of sleep. What more could you want from your Autumn break?


Book direct for the best deals

When you book direct you will always get the best offers and deals and we welcome well behaved dogs to stay for free!

We also offer gift vouchers by calling us on 01271 862446 to order.

Treatment Therapies

Be a happier and healthier you. Take a look at our therapy treatments and pamper package menus and give us a call us on 01271 862446 or email to book a break.

Covid Safety

Please read our latest updates about Covid-19 to find out what we are doing to keep you safe on our Stay Safe policies and procedures page.


When you book direct your stay is truly flexible, without any penalty charges, at The Carlton. Modify, alter, cancel and change your booking up to two days out or as close as 48 hours prior to your arrival time. Please note, a group booking, which is made up of more than than four rooms or eight guests, is subject to different terms and conditions.


All Inclusive

Sumptuous beds & quality linen

World class beds, high thread count linen. Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.


Wardrobes with laptop sized safe, hairdryer, ironing boards.


Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors and toiletries.


New double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.


Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, Wi-Fi throughout, and hospitality tray.


Adapted bedrooms with wet room, and options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent. Step free access to 95% of the hotel.


EV charge point for most types of vehicles.


All our tariffs include a freshly cooked & plated Full English and Continental buffet breakfast.

Escape to north devon

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

have an autumn break at The Carlton