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Ley Park

(Ref. 976119)

Welcombe Mouth, near Welcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully situated and presented."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Great place, lots of room, very relaxing, good walks nearby, stunning beach."

    Excellent. Ps we broke a wine glass!!

    Reviewed by James Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Hi There - firstly I would like to say that Welcombe and the surrounding area is beautiful and we will definitely return."

    Ley Park was a real house of contrasts for us: Downstairs - We couldn't ask for more. The kitchen and utility room - Good quality appliances and plenty of good quality equipment. The garden room was nice and airy and the cosy living room with log burner, very welcome. Upstairs - The bedroom were generally fine, although no one room had everything that you need to be comfortable for a weeks stay. Some of the matrasses were tired, so we opted for both the en-suite bedrooms. En-suites were far to small for us, had no storages and one had mould around the shower tray. Plus the water pressure would only allow one shower at a time. So we all decided it would most comfortable using the larger family bathroom. The family bathroom was a real let down. Very old green bath and wash basin odd toilet and ill fitting lino on the floor. It was functional, but really not somewhere we would want to spend any time e.g. to take a long bath and a real contract to the quality and finish of the kitchen - a real shame. The house was warm and generally clean on first sight, but on closer inspection, skirting boards, wndowsills, door frames, rooms corners, had obviously not been cleaned for some time, based on the level of dirt and dust. Flies - When we arrived at Ley Park we were surprised at the number of dead flies on windowsills and on the floor, especially in the attic room and front bedroom. I opened the velux window in the attic room one morning and the whole room filled with black house flies. It was quite alarming! We did managed to get rid of them throughout the day, but hovering up over 40 flies was not what I would expect to be doing. There after, I had to regularly hover up around flies from the bedrooms. Speaking to Chris the Caretaker, he told me that this was a known problem in the Autumn months. Caretaker - Chris the caretake was great. Very helpful and came out very quickly when we reported the washing machine and tumble dryer where flashing up error messages. The additional logs, bottle of wine and apple juice were very welcome and a really nice touch. I am sorry the I have not been able to me more positive. Ley Park is a lovely house an has the potential to be perfect, but for us it is just not there.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry that you did not fully enjoy your time at Ley Park. The property has not been heavily modernised, appropriate to its surroundings, including water husbandry in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is generally enjoyed by our guests – see earlier reviews. Cluster flies are common in properties in rural areas but they never really become an issue in Welcombe until the end of November as the colder weather bites. It’s worth understanding that these are not house flies. They are not drawn to food etc, but rather use the cracks & crevices in buildings as a refuge over winter, which is when they are best treated. We can only assume that odd weather pattens precipitated their early arrival and we will continue to treat the house & outbuildings bi-annually, as advised by the experts. We deliberately invested in Miele laundry facilities as they have a reputation for reliability. It is unfortunate that the first & only failure of the equipment happened during your stay, but are pleased Chris dealt with the issues promptly. Please accept our apologies. We have since visited Ley Park to check the other matters raised and to review the comments made by previous guests. There is deep cleaning during the off-season and weekly cleaning throughout the year. We will continue to monitor throughout the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful location, sunsets were stunning , Ley Park had everything you needed would recommend."

    Thankyou to the owners who made this possible for us to stay in a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another fantastic holiday at Ley Park, we were a party of seven adults."

    This is our third stay at this property and we have loved every minute. The house is very well equipped with plenty of pots. pans and cutlery. The outside space is huge and great for sitting out and relaxing. We had lovely days out at Summerlaze beach and Tintagel and were very lucky with the weather. The only downside is that it doesn't look as though the property can be booked next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just arrived home from the most fabulous week away at Ley Park."

    The house was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. 6 of us stayed at the house, Myself and my husband with our 2 young children and my parents. The photos don't do the grounds justice at all, the surroundings are simply stunning and absolutely huge! My two boys had the most amazing time running around, playing hide and seek, and best of all, we could relax knowing they were secure. If you have the good weather, how remote it is is perfect as you can simply relax in the gardens and enjoy the views. If you have rubbish weather (and young kids) like we did the first few days, it's perhaps a little too remote. For the first holiday in many years, I'm sad to be home. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was lovely and welcoming with a fantastic garden."

    All the equipment was of a high quality and easy to use. The caretaker was very helpful. The bedrooms were nice to be in with very comfortable beds, the only slight downside were the bathrooms which are not of the same standard as everything else. However they work and make the house very adaptable for a family. We would be very happy to go again another year and thank the owners for allowing us to use their home.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely location, and is quite secluded, it was clean, there were enough towels, and there was tea, coffee and sugar, along with loo roll which is great, but it would have benefited from some milk!"

    ! We did have a little weird experience where by we'd been out all day and we found glass in the sink on return, we did report it to all necessary parties, but it is in a secluded place, and this ruined our holiday as we were a little on edge afterwards, other than that, the holiday cottage is fine there are plenty of cups plates etc, beds were clean, and the garden is huge too. The walk to the beach is not really suitable to anyone with any breathing or mobility issues, it's a very constant steep uphill all the way back, there is plenty of sea views from the house and garden so it's not necessary to actually walk down there. There are 3 showers and 4 toilets so if you're thinking of sharing it's great, also how the bedrooms are arranged on 3 different levels makes it ideal for sharing with other couples or different generations

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jun 2023

  • "Came back again having had a good week last year."

    This time it was just the same high standard. A great place to relax with plenty of walks on the door step and near by.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0May 2023

  • "All of us were very pleased with the cleanliness and the general presentation of the property."

    Really enjoyed our stay as it was so peaceful with beautiful gardens and sea view.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Superb accommodation, comfortable and very well stocked with cutlery & crockery etc."

    The huge garden was a magnet for us all with the frisbee worn out with use! The location is beautiful and peaceful, with little noise but birdsong, and a visiting owl at night. A must if you're a keen birdwatcher. The walk to Welcome Mouth challenging but well worth the effort. A reasonable level of fitness is required to enjoy the trek. It would have been useful to have operating instructions for the electrical items in booklet form. We only just managed with the restrictions of a mobile phone.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Ley Park and was as enjoyable as the first."

    The house is very spacious which was perfect for us with two families of four, you never felt you were on top of one another. Of particular note is the kitchen which is huge and has everything you could possibly ever need (including cake tins!!) and the enormous garden which our children absolutely loved. The sunsets from the house in the evening are worth the stay alone! The bathrooms were nice and clean but could probably do with some updating in the near future. We hope to return to Ley Park again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2023

  • "Daphne All good , just a small issue if you could produce a plastic folder ..."

    Daphne All good , just a small issue if you could produce a plastic folder with information, eg Operating instructions for large electric items

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we removed all of the information folders and emailed all of our guests all the necessary information required for their stay. We will make sure that the information folders are put back in place, on our next visit to the property. We do hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful stay"

    Reviewed by Chadd4.7Oct 2022

  • "Probably the best house we've rented - if you like remote, quiet, close to the SWCP and very well stocked with more cutlery & crockery than we'd ever use."

    When at the house (and not walking the SWCP) we more or less lived in the garden room - dining & seating areas. We never got to use the lounge. Can recommend Wayside Chinese Takeaway and Gilletts Fish & Chips. Both good food and just the right timing to phone & order, then drive to collect. Even has decent broadband - rare for somewhere so remote.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another great holiday at Ley Park, The house was a good size for us -plenty of space for 6 adults ."

    The outside space is great for sitting out and very shelted, great location for a barbeque. The only thing i would ask is that cushions are returned to sofas which i think may have been removed as a result of Covid, it would make the living room sofas much more comfortable, but this is only a minor point.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were a family group of 7: parents; 3 grownup children and 2 spouses."

    The house was a good size for us -plenty of space to be together at meals and other times, or to be apart. Close by the house is an attractively-planted garden. There is an outdoor table overlooking a grassy area with views of the sea. The kitchen was very well-equipped (much appreciated by the foodies in the family); the bedrooms were of a good size and the two ensuite shower rooms were a creative use of a small space. I have to say that the walk to the beach definitely separated the sheep from the goats. Sadly, the very narrow road doesn't provide a sensible alternative, unless you have a 4WD vehicle. On the other hand, it prompted us to try other beaches slightly further afield for body- and paddle-boarding. If you think "family home, well-stocked by the owners for their personal use and generously shared with others" then you are unlikely to be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2022

  • "The house was clean and the kitchen well stocked with really good utensils ."

    The views to the sea were to die for especially at sun set. A great location for visiting the north Devon beaches. The local pottery at Welcombe was a treat as was the pub next door

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice house and location, our one issue is with the bathrooms."

    The main bathroom is in need of modernisation, including the removal of mold around the shower/bath. The two on-suite showers looked very small. There is also an issue with the water, when someone is in the shower another person can't use any water without getting a could shower.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay,house is beautiful and well equipped,excellent location for Cornwall and Devon."

    Garden is beautiful and superb views.If you enjoy a quiet location with easy access to many attractions and beautiful places of interest this is perfect. Large Tesco 30 mins away and good co op and fish &chips in Kilkhampton.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2022

  • "Although the downstairs was very spacious and comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped, the en-suite bathrooms were too small and not of the standard one would expect, with a really grotty bath, mould stains, cramped and poor facilities."

    Overall the cleanliness of the whole house could have been improved. However, we were made to feel welcome by the owner’s generosity of gifts of wine and a bottle of their favourite apple juice, along with a supply of tea, coffee and sugar.

    Reviewed by Jenefer3.4May 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Ley House."

    The beds were super comfortable. The house was lovely and warm, lots of hot water and plenty of kitchen equipment. The area was so peaceful and beautiful. Great pub 10min walk from the house Everything was well explained by Sykes Cottages and commutation was excellent from start to finish . Thank you so much for our lovely stay at Ley House

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Ley Park."

    We were two families with children ranging from 6 to 11 and there was ample space for us all. The children particularly loved the large garden (a field really) and the parents were happy because it felt secure and safe . The kitchen was really well stocked and had everything you would ever need on holiday and the beds need a special mention as they were really comfortable. The house is really well placed to visit all the big tourist destinations in North Devon as well as over the border into Cornwall. We would also recommend the walk from the house across the fields to the beach, it’s hard work coming back up but the beach is definitely worth a visit. Special mention should also be given to the owners who provided excellent directions to the house, this was especially useful when the Sat Nav told us we had reached our destination in the middle of nowhere! We had a super holiday and we would definitely recommend it if you would like to stay somewhere that has a “home from home” feel and that is within easy driving distance of all that north Devon and Cornwall have to offer. We hope to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We will thankfully remember this holiday in a unique, beautiful, quiet and very spacy place."

    The entire team, Chris the caretaker, the owners as well as Sykes did everything to ensure a most relaxing and comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Joerg5.0Oct 2021

  • "10-17 September 2021."

    A beautiful house in a stunning location. Had a lovely week at Ley Park, the house was beautiful ,set in lovely gardens and very peaceful. Plenty of space for a party of 5 adults. Large airy rooms and a wonderful conservatory which was the main focal point for meals and relaxing The outside garden area was great for a barbeque and we were very lucky with the weather.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was large, comfortable, well equipped and warm."

    It was situated in a very quiet spot inside it's own extensive gardens. Quick access to the coastal path, however this part of the long distance footpath is rough with many steep ups and downs, albeit with spectacular scenery . If you want a beach holiday you would have to drive out every day, but this house is ideal for a quiet holiday with lots of walking from the doorstep. Finally we had a personal touch with a pretrip email from the owners and a phone call from the caretaker, all of which made for a pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house, excellent location convenient for coastal and country walks direct from the property."

    Quiet, secluded and private allowing a calm and relaxed break away. Makes finding another comparable property very difficult! Will book up again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "The house was absolutely amazing and it was situated in a stunning location with views of the sea from the bedrooms."

    Everything was of top quality and very clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this fantastic house, with a fabulous garden and a short walk from the beach. What a wonderful place - 11 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Ley Park."

    Beautiful rural location with access to coastal path. House was very clean and well equipped with quality appliances. Great space for cooking and eating together and super outdoor space for the children to run around in. Plenty of parking. Directions to the house were very good.Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Well equipped and very comfy. Excellent service from Sykes and the local caretaker of the cottage. A very enjoyable short break in Devon.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Sep 2019

  • "The property was absolutely beautiful both inside and the gardens outside."

    I could see that a lot of love and attention had gone into making this property so homely and comfortable. Plenty of space for a party of 5 adults. Large airy rooms and a wonderful conservatory which was the main focal point for meals ,relaxing etc. The outside garden areas were pretty and the seating area overlooking a great view. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend and were only disappointed that we could not stay longer due to work commitments.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful house which has a great location."

    All amenities and a huge kitchen, we loved sitting in the sun room. Gardens lovely too. So many places to visit while staying there too. The whole family loved it and would definetely go back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Amazing views, lovely garden, fantastic sunsets, peaceful and quiet, good walks to sea and around Marsland Mouth, house very comfortable and had everything that was needed."

    Nice touch with gifts of wine, local apple juice, scones, cake and greeting card awaiting on arrival. Have visited this cottage a number of times and will definitely be returning again!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2019

  • "The owners of the property obviously take pride in it and ensure it’s maintained to the highest standards so others can feel it’s like home from home."

    Whilst the wine, cake and scones were much appreciated, the fact that you could walk in to the property without feeling you need to go round with a duster or mow the lawn was an even greater pleasure.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect house in a peaceful and picturesque location near the beach and everything in the house is top quality which makes it like home from home!"

    Highly recommend booking this accommodation if you’re after something a little bit special! My family and I loved it.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2019

  • "The house was immaculate and so well provided with everything you could possibly need- including a tea strainer!"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great cottage, beautifully decorated, fantastic setting near, and with a view over the sea."

    Easy access to coast path. Would recommend highly to others. Plus points: 3 bathrooms, outside space with lovely gardens on all sides, outside decking area overlooking the sea. Welcoming cake, scones, local juice and wine too Thank you! We would love to go again sometime.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Round floor sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Dining room/second sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor WC with basin.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Induction Hob, Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Note: Ley Park will be a Thursday changeover in 2024

The property

This detached house overlooking the sea is located ½ mile from Welcombe hamlet and ¾ mile by footpath from the beach at Welcombe Mouth.

Smart and comfortable, it is lovely peaceful accommodation for enjoying the tranquillity or walking the coast.

In the sitting room your attention will be divided between the cosy flickering wood burning stove and the view over the well planted garden.

The spacious dining room doubles as a second sitting room with its comfy seating and glass garden doors, a welcoming room for enjoying family meals prepared in your smart kitchen with snug Rayburn and sofa for chatting to the cook over an evening drink.

Head upstairs and you will find the four bedrooms with steps between levels.

The three double bedrooms all enjoy great sea views.

The enclosed garden surrounds the house, with a patio for family barbecues, a grassy area for games and a view of the sea.

When not occupied by animals, you are welcome to wander the adjoining field with its unfenced pond.

From the house a hedgerow lane leads down to the Coast Path and from there to the beach, but it is best tackled with a good level of fitness and not too much gear.

An easier footpath takes you across fields to the excellent village pub, where you will need to have a torch if you are heading home after dark.

The beach at Welcombe Mouth is a great place to head to for surfing or to chill out and admire the surrounding cliff scenery.

Bude is another brilliant place for surfing or traditional seaside fun.

Walk the Coast Path for more good views, as far as Hartland or to spot a variety of birds en route.

In a quiet, private spot, Ley Park is a charming house for enjoying unspoiled scenery and peace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


A pretty country village just one mile from the high cliffs, rocky coves and golden sands of the north Devon/Cornwall coast, as well as the beach at Welcombe Mouth with its sand, rocks, and some fabulous waves to ride.

Note: Arrival after 5pm.