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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
45 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi


Explore the area

Popular LocationWildersmouth Beach4 min walk
Popular LocationIlfracombe Harbour4 min walk
Popular LocationVerity Statue7 min walk

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  • Superior Room, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, Sea View
  • Superior Double Room, Harbor View (Open Plan Bath)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Harbor view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Harbor View (Open Plan Bath)
  • Superior Double Room, Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Sea View
  • Twin Room, Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Sea View
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Room

About this area


Located in Ilfracombe, The Olive Branch is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park and Woolacombe Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Ilfracombe Harbour. Marwood Hill Gardens and Valley of the Rocks are also worth visiting.

Visit our Ilfracombe travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wildersmouth Beach - 4 min walk
  • Ilfracombe Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Verity Statue - 7 min walk
  • Ilfracombe Beach - 8 min walk
  • Hele Bay Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Chapelton Station - 30 min drive


  • Olive Room — 1 min walk
  • George & Dragon - 2 min walk
  • The Admiral Collingwood - 2 min walk
  • Adele's Café - 3 min walk
  • Dolly's Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Olive Branch

3.5-star Georgian bed & breakfast, walk to Ilfracombe Harbour
The Olive Branch Guest house is an award winning AA 4 star Gold Bed and Breakfast in Ilfracombe.The Olive Branch Guest House in North Devon is a luxury boutique family run establishment nestled in Ilfracombe's historic Fore Street only 150 yards from one of the prettiest harbours on Devon's north coast.The Olive Branch guest house is a Georgian Grade 2 listed building of immense character and has been completely renovated and refurbished which is beautifully presented throughout. Each room has been individually decorated to exceptionally high standards offering uncompromising luxury throughout so that you are provided with a totally relaxing environment to savour. All our double and twin rooms have stunning sea viewsWithin our premises we have Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room Restaurant, which has a Michelin Star and an accredited 3 AA Rosettes. Please contact restaurant direct for bookings Children over 15 are welcome at The Olive Branch.
The Olive Branch offers 5 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Parking nearby: GBP 3.10 per day

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • DVD player

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 14 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 3.10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available

We should mention

Children 14 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Olive Branch B&B Ilfracombe
Olive Branch Ilfracombe
Olive Branch B&B
The Olive Branch Ilfracombe
The Olive Branch Bed & breakfast
The Olive Branch Bed & breakfast Ilfracombe

Frequently asked questions

Is The Olive Branch pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much does it cost to stay at The Olive Branch?
As of Aug 11, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Olive Branch on Sep 1, 2020 start from $87, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at this bed & breakfast?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The Olive Branch?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–8:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Olive Branch located?
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Wildersmouth Beach and Ilfracombe Harbour. Verity Statue and Ilfracombe Beach are also within 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Olive Branch

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Comfy bed, bedding and towels soft and fluffy. Very nice big bathroom with lovely roll top bath. Our room also had beautiful sea views from both windows 😊

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Beautiful small guest house. Breakfast is cooked fresh when you are ready to order. Parking is about 150 metres away and very reasonable. Every one was very friendly. Only slight criticism is that the rooms are not very soundproof.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Where to stay in Ilfracombe

This is a lovely place to stay - it really is. If I were to be really nit-picky I'd say the climb up and down the stairs is a bit of a faff - but then again people pay good money for gym membership........... There was probably a lift that thicko here never discovered. Would I recommend the Olive Branch? You bet! Would I stay at the Olive Branch again? You bet!

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
stopover on my way to Lundy island

I enjoyed my stay: VERY friendly people, comfortable room, excellent breakfast, only a few steps to the harbour. I would highly recommend this place.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Felt like a home from home, friendly staff and good service.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019