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Bluebell Cottage

(Ref. 1085766)

Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bluebell cottage."

    The property had all the essentials required for a pleasant stay plus the owner was really helpful, informative and friendly. The tea, coffee, milk and chocolate biscuits are a nice touch after you arrive from a long journey. The beds and other furniture are really comfortable plus the bonus of having a wood burning fire for the cold evenings was a bonus. I would definitely recommend a stay at this property.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2023

  • "The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived with a lovely welcome of milk, scones, Jam and Clotted Cream."

    We really enjoyed our stay and found the property convenient for local amenities with a 20 minute walk, or a 5 minute drive into Ilfracombe. On departure there was a lovely letter from the owner thanking us for choosing Blue Bell Cottage. We would love to return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so sorry I missed meeting you but hope you had a great stay and thank you for leaving the property so perfect. I would love to host you again. Best regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2022

  • "Listing stated towels included."

    There was one hand towel and one guest towel. There was a light not working on arrival and a loose toilet seat, and the heating wasn’t on which was very important for our elderly parents. The light was fixed promptly, and once we had mentioned the heating it did kick in at morning and night. We were told towels could be provided at £5 a bundle. The property was lovely and ample crockery and cutlery supplied. A great location, but our stay slightly marred by these little niggles. A used nappy was found under a dressing table during our stay and dog mess in the garden. A letter from the owner arrived the day before departure asking us “not to be mean” to leave the property as we found it and hoover. Sadly by this time we had cleaned up the dog mess and disposed of the nappy! Maybe the owner needs to review her cleaning services and pre-visitor checks. Information on tides, local businesses and activities, bus routes and times, footpaths etc. would have been useful to help us get the most out of the lovely area.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2022

  • "The cottage was a real home from home, Rachel being local and very helpful."

    We found the local area really interesting with beautiful scenery. Would recommend to anyone who likes a good walk.

    Hi Claire Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Best regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2022

  • "This a lovely well appointed cottage nicely refurbished."

    Convenient for the beach and just a few miles from Ilfracombe. The owner's mother was very helpful in recommending places of interest and places to eat. The addition of a washing machine would be helpful though!

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I will pass your comments on to my mum, I m glad she was of help as will she be. Thank you again for choosing my property. Best regards Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Very cosy and clean property."

    Good off-road parking. Some nice "gifts" left for us on arrival.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It was lovely meeting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Really nice property, good facilities."

    Nice location, close to beach and good pubs.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing Bluebell cottage. It was a pleasure hosting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2022

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  • Three-bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with log burner
  • Gas central heating with log burner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking at the side of the property
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles

The property

Perched in the quaint village of Hele Bay in Devon is this superb three-bedroom cottage, Bluebell Cottage.

Boasting a peaceful location and easy access to the beautiful cove of Hele Beach, Bluebell Cottage is ideal for a family of six or a group of friends who are looking to explore Devon’s fabulous coast.

Be welcomed into the living/dining room, where you can look forward to curling up on the plush leather sofas, as you enjoy your favourite film on the TV in front of the warming log burner.

As stomach’s begin to rumble, head to the well-equipped kitchen to conjure up a flavourful feast using the gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and handy dishwasher, making cleaning up a breeze!

Gather around the dining table for six and savour a tasty meal, as the wine flows and plans are made for the days ahead.

If the weather is nice, why not make it an alfresco feast in the private enclosed garden?

Completing the ground-floor is a convenient cloakroom, ideal for avoiding those morning queues for the bathroom!

As your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first-floor where you will find three well-presented bedrooms, a super-king-size, a super-king-size with zip/link and a twin, ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Kick-start your day with a refreshing shower or an indulgent soak in the bath, before enjoying your morning coffee out on the decking before a day of adventures.

Set out and explore the local village, where you will find two welcoming pubs just a stone’s throw away, The Hele Bay Pub and the Madrigal Brewery Shop & Tap Room, perfect for sampling the local ales or grabbing a bite to eat after a long day of exploring.

Head to the glorious sands of Hele Beach, where you can throw down your towel and bask in the sunshine with a good book, paddle the shores or build sandcastles with the little ones.

Next stop is the sheltered hamlet of Watermouth, home to a magnificent Victorian castle which houses suits of armour and includes theme park rides, a toy train, play areas and extensive gardens.

For a peaceful moment, wander to Watermouth’s picturesque harbour where you can watch the world go by or treat your guests to coffee and a cake at the popular Storm in a Teacup.

Take the short drive into Ilfracombe, where you will find an excellent selection of amenities, from independent shops to pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets.

There is also the Ilfracombe Museum where you can delve into the town’s rich history, enjoy the beaches of Rapparee Cove and Wildermouth Beach, embark on a fishing charter or experience the stunning views from Capstone Hill.

For a refreshing coastal escape with your loved ones, choose Bluebell Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Watermouth 1.8 miles; Woolacombe 7.4 miles; Barnstaple 12

Perched on the scenic North Devon Coast is the small village of Hele Bay, settled just a short distance from the bustling coastal town of Ilfracombe. Offering delightful selection of amenities, including two pubs, the Madrigal Brewery Shop & Tap Room and The Hele Bay Pub, where you can sample the local ales, as well as a charming tearoom and a beautiful cove beach speckled with rock pools, which wouldn’t look out of place abroad. Venture into Ilfracombe where you will find the Ilfracombe Museum for brushing up on the town’s history, a harbour which offers charter fishing trips, Capstone Hill for some of the best views in the area and a superb selection of sandy beaches with hidden coves to be explored. Resting just on the edges of the Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve, there are a plethora of scenic walks and cycling trails to be discovered, as well as the hidden delights of Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Barle Valley and Heddon’s Mouth.

Please note: No same sex groups or hen/stag do's.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas