North Devon

Spring Breaks

A spring break in North Devon is when everything comes to life and Exmoor National Park brings us new nature in abundance. Explore quintessential English gardens surrounded by seaside towns that lead to charming harbour ports, and small sandy coves.

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Spring Breaks In North Devon

Spring is arguably the best time of year to visit the North Devon coast. You can enjoy the best of North Devon, with coastline, gardens and Exmoor National Park beaming with new life and spectacular colour, without the crowds. Whether you are into walking, cycling, surfing, shooting, riding, visiting a historic site or art exhibition, or simply relaxing with some good food and a drink, what better place to book a few days away than North Devon.

In our eyes, Spring starts at the beginning of March on Shrove Tuesday. We celebrate this in our Brasserie with our famous Chicken and Ham Pancake starter and for the day, Crepe Suzettes. If you’re staying and dining with us the Crepe Suzettes are on the house with any two-course meal*

The Carlton is surrounded by stunning seascapes, beautiful beaches, golden sands and quiet coves that lead the way to a day of exploring and discovering everything that makes Ilfracombe special. Our team can recommend some of the best hidden beaches to visit, along with some of the best walks around the area for a spring stroll. We’re a dog-friendly hotel too, so don’t forget your four-legged friend for some great walks!

The Carlton’s location, close to the centre of town and Ilfracombe harbour, means that guests have a huge choice of things to do from the hotel doorstep, whether the emphasis is on fun, activities, nature, food or culture. The harbour is the starting point for boat trips and other water-based excursions, and plays host to the striking Verity, donated to the town by the artist Damien Hirst.

The town’s cinemaLandmark Theatre and numerous galleries provide entertainment programmes featuring film, theatre and the arts.

We’d love to welcome you to The Carlton this Spring. Check out our blog to see what the region holds for you at this time of year. Call us on 01271 862446 for more information.

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.

All Rooms Offer

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.


Double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.


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


We have adapted rooms and ensuites with options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent.

Free Wi-fi

Enjoy free superfast broadband where ever you are in the hotel for work or for pleasure.

Fresh & Airy rooms

Enjoy fresh, airy and spacious contemporary rooms, for the perfect ambience.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

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