There is much to recommend a Summer break in North Devon where quaintessential seaside towns and villages meet charming harbour ports, small sandy beaches and stunning coastal views from hilltop paths.
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Summer Breaks In North Devon
Summer is a perfect time of year to visit the North Devon coast. Whether you are into walking, cycling, surfing, shooting, riding, visiting a historic sight, or simply relaxing with some good food and a drink – what better place to book a few days away than North Devon.
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. Most beaches offer a full complement of water sports lessons and hire and of course North Devon is renowned for its many surf spots. Our team can recommend some of the best hidden beaches to visit, along with some of the best walks around the area. We’re a dog-friendly hotel too, so don’t forget your four-legged friend for some great summer 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. Through a regular Summer, there are a number of free festivals and events which take place in the town and on the seafront. The town’s cinema, Pavilion Theatre and numerous galleries provide entertainment programmes featuring film, theatre and the arts. Any break away requires a little over indulgence! Excellent fish and chips, local ice creams and a Devon Cream tea are obvious ‘holiday’ choices although the town also serves up more gourmet dining options, as well as fulfilling sweet toothed desires at The Chocolate Emporium. The town’s numerous pubs and cafes are also great places to sit, enjoy the sun on your face and just watch the world go by.
We’d love to welcome you to The Carlton this summer. Check out our offers and our Winter Breaks blog to see what the region holds for you at this time of year. Call us on 01271 862446 if you’d like any more information.
In the current Covid-19 pandemic we are following government guidance. That means we have made sensible changes to ensure you stay safe in North Devon. For example, reduced occupancy, removal of paper materials and some decorative throws in your rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities are available on request, to ensure absolute cleanliness. And we’ve introduced single use toiletries for the time being.
It’s said that the Devon air, whether rolling across the hills and fields or breezing in from the sea, makes everyone relax. Together with our crisp cotton bedding, throws and cushions along with sumptuous beds, you are ensured a blissful night’s sleep. Guests love our new-look bedrooms that include all modern comforts like flat screen TVs (many with web access), ensuite bathrooms and welcome trays.
Flexibility for 2021
Your booking is truly flexible (without any penalty charges) when booked direct with The Carlton. Alterations, cancellations and changes to your booking may be made as close as 48 hours to your arrival time. Please note a group booking (of more than four rooms or eight guests) may be subject to different terms and conditions*.
Room rates start at just £45 per person per night in low season and vary according to the time of year that you stay with us and the room type.
Our standard tariff is inclusive of:
- En-suite bath or shower
- A choice of fully cooked English and Continental style breakfast options.
- VAT at the prevailing rate on booking
All are based on nightly room use. Remember to call us direct to book and ensure that you are getting the very best deal and price for those special rates that offer little extras as part of the deal, like a drink on arrival or extended check out options. Book direct here or call us on 01271 862446 today.
For the sole occupancy of Double, Twin or Queen bedded room, add a £20 per night supplement to the per person rate. An additional sofa bed can be supplied into King sized bedrooms at a rate of £10 per night (breakfast included) and just £27.50 per night (dinner & breakfast included) for any guest aged 13 years and older. Children up to the age of 12 years inclusive have a reduced rate of £8 and £20 respectively per night.
Infants stay for free. We can provide a baby cot at £5 per night. Dogs can stay with their owners at a rate of £8 per animal per night.
Summer Break In North Devon
Summer Staycation Offer
A get away from it all this Summer and get great discounts on meals and complementary drinks.
When you book direct (1) with us and stay two nights or more you’ll receive a complimentary drink in our bar. You can choose from our house wines, craft and local beers or soft drink. Then if you eat dinner with us on any night you’ll also receive a 10% discount on your meal. Two great reasons to celebrate this summer at The Carlton. Please quote code DIRECT10 on booking or enquiry. Subject to availability and T&C’s. Book direct here or call us on 01271 862446 or email us on email@example.com.
- Flexible booking – cancel up to two days out
- Newly refurbished room with fully tiled hygienic bathroom
- Fully cooked, individually plated English breakfast and Continental choices
- Purpose made facilities for groups such as private spaces and gun room
- A safe environment to stay – with Covid-19 best practices – all in place
All Rooms Offer
Brand new beds & quality linen
Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.
Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards.
Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors.
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.
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.
Rooms & Suites
Most rooms are accessible, step free and orientated front or rear facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian era building.
We have adapted rooms with a wet room, grab rails and space for wheeled access, as well as the option to have a carer stay in room or adjacent. (2) Two rooms are accessed by a flight of stairs. All other rooms have flat/lift access.
Our Single rooms have been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and have a 3-foot single bed. Black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Brand new windows and casements will assist in good nights’ sleep.
Double/ Twin Room
Our twin or double classic rooms are accessible step-free (1) and are orientated front or rear-facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian-era building. Each room includes:
- Brand new beds & quality linen Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains
- Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards
- Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors
- New glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting
- Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.
A larger 5” Respa matrimonial bed in a fully refurbished contemporary room. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Décor is stylish greys with natural wood finishes.
These are very large rooms, fully refurbished contemporary bedrooms with a 6” king sized bed. Dining table, desk with bedside phone & lighting control, individual art and flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. Most have ensuite shower rooms and one with shower over bath and all with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels.
Triple/ Quad Room
The triple is a large room, fully refurbished with a queen-sized matrimonial bed and 3-foot single bed, great for smaller families or individuals wishing to share. The quad is two rooms that have wider access to bath room and bathroom with a 3’6” matrimonial bed, plus 3” single bed and sofa bed, ideal for guests who have mobility issues, larger families and those that want additional space. Both rooms are fully refurbished in a contemporary style, black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. The ensuite has a shower over bath with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries.
This room has been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and has a grand 6” Respa king bed with sofa bed, local individual art and dining area. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting controls with flat screen television, personal bar, safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. This bathroom benefits from a walk- in shower big enough for two and a shower over bath, under tile heating with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries. Front facing with bay windows.
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The Carlton Hotel
Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR
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