North Devon

Garden Breaks

Plan a short break to North Devon and discover some of the most wonderful gardens in the Southwest of England. Diverse in setting, atmosphere and flora, the region’s gardens have it all.

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Garden Breaks In North Devon

If you’re looking to explore the essence of the English country garden, then North Devon is a great place to start. We can help you plan a North Devon gardens tour, which provides variety, contrast and some of the most beautiful natural scenery England has to offer. Most gardens are open from Spring to Autumn. By booking through us we can often pass on admission disocunts to the many public gardens incuding Rosemoor and Marwood.

With a great choice of coastal and country gardens to be enjoyed, you get to take in the very best of the area and the many magnificent views. When you base yourself at the Carlton, you are at the center of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and within a unique UNESCO biosphere.

North Devon changes so much across the seasons and these are reflected in some of England’s finest gardens. Here’s a handy guide to gardens in North Devon.

We Can Cater For All Your Requirements

We can cater for your whole day; with a great range of meal options including continental and full English breakfast choices, picnic lunches and mouth-watering three-course dinners. We can even arrange a rendezvous, where we deliver to you a hot soup and lunch – very popular during the colder months.

On your return to the hotel, why not relax in our library with a hot chocolate, latte, freshly brewed tea and afternoon cake? Of course, our well-stocked bar and wine list can meet your other refreshment needs.


Book Direct for Our Best Offers

You will always get our best deals if you book direct – this often includes dinner in our beautifully refurbished Bar & Brasserie and a bottle of wine.

Well behaved dogs are always welcome at The Carlton.

Treatment Therapies

Be a happier and healthier you. Take a look at our therapy treatments and pamper package menus and give us a call on 01271 862446 or email if you’d like to add something special to your booking.

Car Parking

We offer car parking on a first come first park basis without any charge. The streets around The Carlton are unrestricted. There are a number of pay and park places in the town.


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.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

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