North Devon’s mix of beautiful countryside and coast make it a top walking destination. There are hikes and walks for all abilities, making the most of Devon’s footpaths and bridleways.
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Walking Breaks In North Devon
Rambling, walking or simply strolling – North Devon is a great place to enjoy the scenery on foot. A stay at The Carlton in Ilfracombe provides a superb starting point for exploring the town and surrounding area.
When you base yourself at the Carlton, you are at the centre of a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within a unique UNESCO biosphere. North Devon changes so much across the seasons, whether you’re looking for a sunny Summer stroll or a Winter walk there’s so much for you to choose from.
It’s also a very popular destination for walkers with dogs thanks to its varied landscape and beauty spot dog walking opportunities. We welcome dogs here at The Carlton and when you book a room, well behaved dogs can stay free, just let us know when booking. Take a look at our popular doggy breaks.
The amazing South West Coast path can be joined from the rear of the hotel. The Tarka Trail, much of it over redundant railway alignment, naturally offers a less rigorous walk, but with the opportunity to see hidden views. Read our Handy Guide to Walking in North Devon.
Why The Carlton Is A Great Stop For Walkers
At the Carlton we regularly host individual and groups of ramblers and walkers. We can fully cater for your 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.
When you 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. Our drying room can dry any outer clothing if unusually the Devon weather isn’t so kind.
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. We have for example, reduced occupancy, removed 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.
Walking Break In North Devon
Walking Break Offer
29th December – 31st January
A two-night break designed to renew you for the new year. A blend of wellness activities, nourishing food and relaxation is included in the rate.
- 2 Night Winter Break from £59 per person, per night
- Full English or Continental breakfast each morning
- Evening meal in The Brasserie each night
- Wellbeing lunch on your full-day
- Outdoor walk with local guide Sam Courton
- Yoga & Mindfulness Sessions
Subject to availability and T&C’s. Book direct here, call us on 01271 862446 or email us on email@example.com and quote booking code: WALK2022. Price is based on two adults sharing a double room. Other room plans are available.
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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