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The Harbour Lights

(125 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.6

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The Harbour Lights Information


This nine-bedroom B&B is situated just 20 metres from the small beach in Ilfracombe's Heritage Harbour on the route of the South West Coast Path and is ideal for visitors seeking good quality affordable accommodation as a base for exploring the spectacular North Devon coast and Exmoor. All rooms are fully en-suite with bath or shower, WC and hand washbasin, non-smoking and protected by a modern fire detection and warning system. We provide high quality supportive mattresses, professionally laundered towels and bed linen, Freeview TVs (mostly wall mounted flat screens), comfort tray for free in-room tea or coffee, individually controlled heating and many more special little touches to make you feel at home. Owned and operated by the resident proprietors, you are assured of a warm welcome.


  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet


  • Off-site parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Horse riding
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Surfing
  • Theatre
  • Walking


We do not have a lift and all rooms are reached via the central staircase which is fitted with handrails/banisters. We will provide as much help as we can with luggage.


Check in: 15:00 till 18:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Adults preferred
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Landmark Theatre/TIC (1.0 miles)
    After passing the Landmark Theatre/TIC on your left continue along the promenade and into St James Place passing the church of St Philip and St James on your right. At the t-junction with the RNLI shop opposite turn left into Broad Street. The Harbour Lights is immediately on your left.
  • Train from Barnstaple (15.0 miles)
    The nearest railway station is Barnstaple. There is a regular bus service (No 3) to Ilfracombe. The journey takes about 45 minutes and you should alight at Ilfracombe Bus Station on Broad Street. The Harbour Lights is 100yds along Broad Street in the direction of The Quay.
  • Coach from Ilfracombe Bus Station (0.0 miles)
    National Express coaches arrive in Ilfracombe daily from Taunton. The Harbour Lights is 100yds from the coach stop in the direction of The Quay.

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