Enjoy a wonderfully festive Christmas break in Ilfracombe this December. Escape and bring yourself to this beautiful and vast wild landscape, whilst basing your stay at The Carlton Hotel. You can choose a three or four-night stay combination of excellent hospitality, arriving on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Breaks in North Devon
Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy a welcome glass of fizz with our fantastic festive afternoon tea. Relax in the cosy warmth of the hotel, or explore Ilfracombe before you enjoy your three course evening dinner.
Wake up with a full English breakfast to start the day in style. Why not head out for a winter walk on the famous South West Coast path and watch the rough winter sea along our coastline. A six-course Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings will welcome you back into the hotel. Tea this afternoon is served with a slice of our fruit Christmas Cake. Round the day off with a choice from our light buffet in the evening and off to bed.
Enjoy a lie-in and then a full English breakfast. Lunch is included so you can relax in the hotel or enjoy a walk along the coast and return for a traditional Devon cream tea. We’ll be showing classic Christmas movies in our spacious lounge if you want to be nostalgic. Dinner is served in The Brasserie this evening.
Indulge in a full English breakfast before checking out of The Carlton Hotel. If you’re leaving today we’ll send you in your way with a taste from our Deli, so you can picnic on route. If you’re staying for 4 nights then you’ll have time to enjoy a trip to one of our neighbouring towns or continue exploring Ilfracombe, then return for a classic late Sunday Roast lunch. A lighter snack will be served mid evening.
True Festive Hospitality
When you stay at The Carlton this Christmas you can expect a genuine welcome from Michael and the team. Our spacious hotel is the perfect venue for a getaway at this time of year. Warm and cosy, with service to match. Food of the highest standard at all times from the freshly prepared and cooked breakfast through to the sumptuous Christmas Day lunch – in between meals keep yourself fuelled with our lighter lunches and supper options.
There’s long walks to be enjoyed by everyone – we’re dog friendly too so bring the four-legged friend along!
What’s On Around Us
The Carlton is located about five minutes from the harbour and its quay in our maritime area. A longer walk will take you around Capstone Point and the more bracing channel air.
There is a choice of churches if you wish to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Next to the hotel is Our Lady of the Sea, RC whilst Anglicans can celebrate at the parish church or Pip and Jims.
Within the town are a smattering of independent traders, selling handmade chocolates, proper marmalade, galleries showing art, micro-brewery beer, and everyday goods. The award-winning beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive away. A little bit inland are the gardens at Rosemoor and Castle Hill which are planning to be open this season!