Bath House Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Tel: 01271 866859

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 Ilfracombe - North Devon's Premier Resort

Bath House Hotel

Ilfracombe is a cosmopolitan resort with a charming natural harbour, lazy pavement cafes and flower strewn shopping streets. Ilfracombe sits amongst a spectacular coastline of cliffs, secret coves, golden  beaches and a hinterland of wild moor land, sparkling river valleys and lush rolling hills that is North Devon and Exmoor.

Ilfracombe is a very special place to take a holiday or short break - during the Summer or at any other time of the year and so if your looking for a accommodation in Ilfracombe, Devon where better to base your visit than the Bath House Hotel.




Shaun Ellis interacting with Wolves


There are theme parks and animal country parks for children of all ages. The new Landmark Theatre with its striking award winning architecture offers a full and varied programme throughout the year. The area boasts many National Trust and stately homes with grounds and wonderful gardens at Marwood Hill and Rosemoor. Not to be missed is the Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park where you will find the 'as seen on tv' Wolves and much much more.

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

Set in 25 acres of the beautiful North Devon countryside, the park is a full day of fun and excitement for the entire family. After your encounters with extraordinary wildlife and fascinating dinosaurs set amongst the most stunning scenery, you won't want to leave and you'll have to pry the children away!


Marwood Hill

Marwood Hill is a beautiful 20 acre valley garden created by Dr J.A. Smart.  The landscaping is delightful with three small lakes, a large bog garden and a rock and alpine scree.



Rosemoor is rapidly evolving into a garden of National importance. Its 40 acres are designed to delight  both the novice and professional. Walk around the lake and through the arboretum, visit the fruit and vegetable garden. Over 2000 roses of 200 different varieties.  Over 3500 plants from all over the world.


Arlington Court

Intimate and intriguing Regency house, set in an extensive estate, and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles.


Ilfracombe Aquarium

This exciting all weather attraction is looking forward to welcoming you to discover the aquatic delights living around North Devon, at the Old Lifeboat House, Ilfracombe Harbour. The aquarium houses a diversity of local aquatic life (over 100 different species) in beautifully recreated natural habitats. The exhibits follow an Exmoor stream from its source down to an estuary, local rock pool, the harbour and sea beyond. It results in a wonderful, educational insight into the beauty of native Aquatic life.
The aquarium also offers an outdoor cafe' selling snacks, refreshments and quality ice cream and a funky fish retail area where good value and unusual gifts can be purchased.


Exmoor Zoological Park

North Devon's Premier Wildlife collection. Over 200 species of unusual and exotic birds and animals in 12 acres of gardens. Feed the ducks, geese and bantams as you walk amongst them. From Pygmy marmosets to tarantulas, and from penguins to capybara the Park gives you an exciting opportunity to see wonderful and exotic wildlife from all over the world at close enclosures, events such as animal encounters, feeding times, keeper's talks and hands-on activities happening throughout the day - a must for all the family.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park, in North Devon was founded by the Stanbury Family in 1984. Its truly unique mix of sheer fun, education and live shows make it a must for your holiday with lots of things to do..

The Big Sheep Family Entertainment Park

North Devon's biggest all-weather attraction. Live entertainment for adults and children, animal events and adventure zone.

Watermouth Castle

Imagine finding a secret door into another world of brilliant sights and sounds, beautiful coloured waterfalls, haunted mills and dungeons, an enchanted maze, fairy tales that spring into life. Merrygoland and Gnomeland, a village of little people with their very own gold panning, tube slide, nostalgic carousel and many more.

Chambercombe Manor

Visit this 11th century Manor set in a secluded valley near Ilfracombe. Take a guided tour around The Manor and listen to the haunting tale of the hidden room. You can also enjoy coffee, tea, light lunches and scrumptious cream teas in the lovely "LADY JANE" tea rooms.

Once upon a Time

A haven of fantasy and delight created by incredibly ingenious imaginers with a view to maximum fun for children. An ocean of plastic balls to play through in the Wild Boar Adventure Trail, train rides and animated fairy tales to amaze and entertain while parents can enjoy a snack of meal in the restaurant.

Old Corn Mill & Pottery

Unique In North Devon! 16th Century Watermill with 18ft overshot wheel. Magnificent restoration from dereliction, containing a wealth of information and interesting machinery. The mill can produce 100% wholemeal stone-ground flour. Pottery by Robin Gray - Inexpensive giftware, tableware and individual pieces, or see a demonstration on the potters wheel!

Hartland Abbey and Gardens

In an area of outstanding beauty, only a mile's walk to the beach, this Augustinian Monastery was founded in 1157, dissolved in 1539 and given by Henry VIII to the Sergeant of his Wine Cellar, whose decendants live here today. Extensively remodelled in 18th & 19thC, it contains spectacular architecture and murals.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Centered mainly on Work War II,  a collection of British and Canadian tanks, fighting vehicles, weapons and equipment, plus Warsaw Pact vehicles and 'The Home Front'. Militaria and souvenir shop, and Naafi snacks (seasonal). All under cover. Free parking and picnic area.






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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