Bath House Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Tel: 01271 866859

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 Ilfracombe - Makes a Great Central Base

Bath House Hotel Ilfracombe is a great central base for all the activities in the area from surfing at the stunning beaches of  Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton to golfing on the championship golf courses of Saunton or the Royal North Devon. Golfing at the Ilfracombe golf course itself offers some of the most stunning scenery you will see anywhere in the world.

Whatever your chosen activity, Ilfracombe is a very special place to take a holiday or short break and where better to base your visit than the Bath House Hotel.

Lundy Island




If you are looking for more than some of the best sandy beaches in the West Country, secluded coves, and spectacular coastline, then do not worry - there is an abundance of differing activities and attractions all easily available from Ilfracombe, Devon. Local centres provide traditional country based activities such as golf (five local courses), shooting, fishing, riding and walking. Cycling enthusiasts will love The Tarka Cycle Trail with facilities for safe family cycling. Beach based sports enthusiasts are well catered for with surfing and sailing from most of the sandy beaches.


North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival

2004 marked the inclusion of cycling to the very successful walking festival. Click above for further information.

Victorian Week in June

Victorian week here in Ilfracombe is when the local populous turn out in Victorian costumes - traction engines, penny farthings, the whole nine yards. The week culminates in a  grand firework display with Hillsborough as a back drop.


North Devon Shooting Ground

Clay target shooting at its best at one of North Devon's oldest grounds (established 1979). Beautiful natural valley, targets for all standards with professional qualified instruction. Contact Ray Hulston on 01271 863959/883186 for further information.


South West Shooting School

Championship ground in Ilfracombe. Clay Pigeon shooting at its best - supervised sessions with qualified coach and champion shot, in beautiful natural valley setting.


Mullacott Equestrian Centre & Quad Biking

Enjoy exhilarating horse riding and pony trekking over safe, scenic farmland on quality, well maintained horses and ponies. Suitable for all ages and abilities of riders nervous and the very young particularly welcome. Experience riders can enjoy great horses at a faster pace and have a go at the cross country course.


Quad biking is fast, furious and the most fun to be had on four wheels. Don't worry if you are a first timer as full tuition will be given.


Ilfracombe & Woolacombe Golf Range/Pitch and Putt

Facilities include: 300 yards Golf Driving range. 9 hole Pitch & Putt. Putting Green. Bowling Green. Tennis. Golf Pro Shop. Professional Tuition available.

Lundy Island Day Trip

Take the MS Oldenburg from Ilfracombe harbour to a unique and unspoilt island, undisturbed by cars and home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery. There is a small village with an inn and Victorian church, and nearby the 13th-century Marisco Castle keeps guard.

Ilfracombe Coastal & Wildlife Cruises

1.5 hour cruises sail either to the West - Lighthouse and Seal Cruise - or to the East -Exmore and Nesting Birds. Magnificent scenery with frequent sightings of Dolphins, Seals and birds.


Little Comfort Farm

Fish for Carp, Rudd, Roach, Orfe, bream. Permits available at lakeside. Open during daylight hours. Rules: Barbless Hooks, No keep nets.

Ilfracombe Swimming Pool

Public indoor swimming pool.

Ambush Paintball Games

Ambush Paintball is by far the largest paintball site in North Devon only 1 mile from Barnstaple town centre and easily accessible from the North Devon Link road . Our 50 acre woodlands are a rich mixture of mature coniferous and deciduous trees guaranteed to make it a day to remember.


North Devon Karting Centre

400m pro circuit with fully computerised lap timing and race control systems. Race suits and crash helmets are available. Hire this circuit for your very own grand prix event with winner's podium and bottles of bubbly for the winners. For further information telephone 01271 328460.






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The Bath House Hotel is independently owned and



J H Hotels Ltd.
Registered in England and Wales, Company No. 04753711.

Contact Information:

Bath House Hotel

Runnacleave Road


EX34 8AR

Tel: (01271) 866859