Ilfracombe is a stunning small coastal town with cottages, grand Victorian villas and terraces. Nestling between the National Park of Exmoor to the East and the golden coast with the surfing beaches to the West.
The population of Ilfracombe is approximately 12,000 in winter, rising to around 20,000 in the summer. Channel School, however, is the only permanent language school in the town and so the student population in the town is always low, even at peak holiday time.
Please have a look at this leaflet to see everything that Ilfracombe can offer to our students.
Ilfracombe provides a safe, clean and healthy environment away from the stress of city life and is a perfect destination for all ages. For teenagers it offers the type of freedom they may be unable to experience at home. For adults it is a place where some of the old traditional England can still be enjoyed and where local people still have time to talk to you.
Country Cousins pioneered a new initiative P.A.L.S in Ilfracombe in the summer of 2009. Devon Youth Service is working in partnership with Country Cousins and Devon & Cornwall Police in this exciting project.
P.A.L.S means “Promoting Acceptance of Language Students”. This scheme helps summer language school students integrate with the local teenagers, by introducing a buddy system where local teenagers befriend and are actively supportive to Country Cousins’ students.
The P.A.L.S scheme has won the Pride of Ilfracombe award and the police are talking about introducing it nationwide
About North Devon
North Devon and Exmoor are blessed with beautiful landscapes and exceptional environments. North Devon is known as "England 's green & pleasant land" - over 850 square miles of some of Britain's finest coast and countryside. Seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches with extraordinary dune systems and interesting coves and caves, make North Devon’s coastline one of the finest in the world.
The areas to explore include the only International Biosphere Reserve in this country, a Marine Nature Reserve coastline and the perfectly formed Exmoor National Park. A holiday in North Devon is full of contrast - from some of the most stunning coastlines and beaches in Britain to the wilds of remote Exmoor and the traditional rolling hills of Tarka Country.