Welcome to Avoncourt Lodge Bed and Breakfast

 Dog Friendly Bed & Breakfast in picturesque Ilfracombe

Avoncourt Lodge is a simple, light and airy bed and breakfast with views over Ilfracombe and is ideal for walkers, cyclists and all those wanting to enjoy the glorious outdoors of North Devon.  Our Ilfracombe Bed & Breakfast is on a private road above the town, which is part of the South West Coastal Path and just a stone’s throw from the stunning cliff walk along the Torrs - perfect for dogs.  We include a full local breakfast as well as a drying room for damp clothing, safe storage for cycles and most rooms with full length tubs, making Avoncourt Lodge a perfect destination for relaxing after a day in the open air.  We also offer a comfortable lounge library and a fully stocked ‘honesty’ bar, so you can have a peaceful drink while making plans for your day.

Please call or message to let us know if you need a specific option such as balcony, walk-in shower, vegan breakfast or ground floor room.  Please also let us know if you are bringing a dog (£6 per night)


  • Dog friendly guesthouse/B&B (Charges apply)
  • All bedrooms en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, TV and wi-fi
  • Mostly adult with limited options for children
  • Close to the sea - wild swimming at Tunnels beaches, sandy beaches a short drive away
  • Safe cycle and surfboard storage
  • Television lounge and library
  • Locally sourced full breakfast included
  • On the SW Coastal Path - Immediate access to Torrs cliff walk
  • 15 minutes walk to restaurants and Ilfracombe harbour, 5 minutes to Tunnels Beaches
  • Ample free parking
  • Fully stocked honesty bar
  • Ideally located to explore the North Devon Coastal area
  • Large group breaks available for fishing, cycling, clay shooting & golfing
  • Just up the hill from good restaurants, pubs, shops & galleries
  • Drying room and bath tubs
  • 1 Ground floor bedroom

About our Ilfracombe Dog Friendly B&B

We have spectacular views of Ilfracombe and surrounding country from the front rooms, especially those with balconies.  Private parking is available for all our guests. The south facing front garden has tables and benches for relaxing in the Devon sunshine.  Full cooked breakfast with locally sourced produce and vegan or gluten-free options (on request) is included for all our guests.

Call us to ensure a specific room request such as balcony, ground floor or bath tub, or to let us know you will be bringing a dog or require bike storage, please.

Group bookings easily accomodated in Ilfracombe, North Devon

We can provide you with a great group package for walkers, cyclists, clay shooters or wedding guests.

Please contact Avoncourt directly to discuss packed lunches and/or evening meal options if you want an inclusive package.

Dogs welcome Guesthouse/B&B in Ilfracombe

We welcome pets and would be happy to meet your dog, please just let us know you are bringing one with you to the Avoncourt Lodge. The charge for a dog is £6 per night, paid on departure.  We try to be pet friendly rather than simply pet tolerant, and can provide dog towels, dog treats and doggy bags if you have forgotten anything. We hope you and your dog will feel at home.

We are in ideal dog walking country, with access to the South West Coastal Pathway on our doorstep. We can advise you on which beaches allow dogs and which places to eat and drink in Ilfracombe have areas for dog owners.

Come and stay in beautiful North Devon...

Avoncourt Lodge is situated on the West side of Ilfracombe, on a hill above the Tunnels Beaches and the Landmark Theatre.  The picturesque and authentic fishing port of Ilfracombe is an interesting 10 minute walk down the hill, past the Tunnels beaches and through the Museum gardens to reach the Promenade and town centre.