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A brief History of the Osborne

The Hotel itself is ideally situated to explore Ilfracombe. The Tunnels Beaches within 1 minute walk away and the Landmark Theatre and seafront just a short 5 minute walk. The heritage Harbour & Quay are all on a level walk from the Hotel and it's from here that you can catch the boat to Lundy or take a pleasure cruise along North Devons rugged but spectacular coastline. If you feel that you wish to sit and take in the views around the harbour there are many pubs and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by. The busy town centre is a short distance away where you will find a busy farmers market and lots of independent high street retailers offering lots of variety.

The Hotel has been owned by the Cox Family for over 46 years. Initially four victorian terraced houses; it was turned into a hotel in 1850. Photographs placed around the hotel show how it was before and after it was turned into a hotel. When the Cox family took it over, they invested a lot of time and money turning it into the hotel it is today, with 53 en suite bedrooms, a ballroom, dining rooom, bar lounge, and a small games room. All areas of the Hotel are personally run by a member of the family to ensure your stay is a pleasant one.

Osborne Hotel - Tripadvisor

A Family Run Hotel in Beautiful North Devon

Come and visit this unique seaside town on the North Devon coast.


“Loved everything about this hotel. When we arrived had a warm welcome (and pot of tea) from Rachel. Rooms were comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent. Will absolutely be going back”

“Breakfast lovely ,staff all very friendly and made to feel part of the family lovely time had by me and my husband.” 

“Father Christmas giving me a box of smarties........all of it we had no complaints at all a lovely hotel”