Score Valley Country House Hotel

Ilfracombe harbour

Woolacombe beach

North Devon surfing





Our hotel is situated in a quiet valley, one and a half miles outside of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast. It is found on the A361 as it approaches Ilfracombe from Barnstaple. The A361 is a direct link to the M5 - Junction 27.

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Travelling by Road

You can travel to North Devon by exiting from the M5 at junction 27 (Tiverton). At this stage take the A361 heading for Barnstaple. Staying on the A361 pass through Barnstaple, Braunton and head towards Ilfracombe. Twelve miles outside of Barnstaple you will come to the Mullacott Cross roundabout. Go straight over and descend towards Ilfracombe. After about 1/3 mile you should see the hotel signs on the right hand side. The hotel entrance drive is on the right hand side fifty yards after the first sign so please be sure to slow down and indicate after the first sign.

Alternative Route Travelling From London & South East

The M4 route out of London and picking up the M5 at Bristol is the usual route from London. However you can encounter congestion on the M4 and delays from perennial road works on the M5 near Bristol. An alternative route worth considering is the M3 / A303 / A358 picking up the M5 at junction 25 (Taunton) and then proceeding as above.

Minicoach Hire From The South East

If you are travelling from the South East and would like to hire a minicoach with driver then contact Town & City Coach Ltd for a quotation covering pick-up and return journey to Score Valley.

Travelling By Rail or Coach

The nearest mainline station is Exeter, on the Great Western Railways line from Paddington Station. The Tarka Line - Wessex Trains, connects Exeter to Barnstaple. Thereafter you can organise taxis or a minibus for groups (please see below) or regular bus from Barnstaple to the hotel in Ilfracombe. Avoid using the taxis at the station rank as they can be very expensive.

National Express run coach services from all over the UK directly to Ilfracombe or Barnstaple. We can arrange for taxis to meet your coach (please see below).

Local Taxis & Minibus Hire

We have organised special rates with a local taxi service and minibus company. Please contact them directly to obtain quotes and to make arrangements. Be sure to mention that you are staying at Score Valley Hotel. Remember to keep them informed if your plans change for any reason.

Abbey Cabs - 01271 855591

Streets Coachways - 01271 815069
18-seater coach with driver for weekend contract for single journeys or weekend contract while you are at Score Valley