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Valley View

(Ref. 941934)

Ilfracombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful big home in the valley."

    Valley View really lives up to it's name. It's a very big beautiful home surrounded on all side by sweeping views of the valley The property photos are great and accurate, what you don't see though is just how big and quirky the home is. It has lots of amazing features and I loved all the different floor levels throughout the house I would love to have seen and air fryer in the kitchen but 7 burner twin oven range cooker really did do the job. You could of course cook outside on the bbq if you wanted to. The kitchen was FULLY stocked in terms of all other equipment. Lots of plates, cups cutlery Loads of pots, pans, serving dishes, large trays to cook with and way too many cooking utensils to mention. All this and the house even had children's dinner sets. This really is a big quality home and I use the word home because that's how it felt the moment we arrived,. The way this place is being cared for and maintained by the caretaker Kevin really does make this place luxury with a feeling of home. Kevin is always available to help with any questions about the house and the surrounding area. You may even be lucky enough to get hold of Kevin's wife's freshly laid hen eggs. Jackie really does supply the best eggs in town. I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had an absolute amazing time in this delightful and most beautiful place."

    If you want peace and quiet and being surrounded by breathtaking views and stunningly gorgeous nature this is the place to be. We are sad to leave and go home. Plenty of rooms in this 3 storey accommodation, lots of space and an added bonus of the detoxing infrared sauna and relaxing hot tub which is most welcomed after being out and about exploring the valley and fabulous places in Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and an excellent stay"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2024

  • "Valley View is a beautiful house to stay in with stunning views and all the comforts of home."

    It also has a hot tub and a sauna, the latter of which we didn't use but kept meaning to! The garden was perfect for my dogs, one of which is blind and she loved lying out in the sun on the grass in her own little world! I brought loads of stuff with me as I didn't know what would be left in the house but actually, the owners and managers had pretty much thought of everything. Lovely comfortable beds, very cosy lounge area, towels and bedding supplied and there were even some dog bowls there which I didn't use as I had everything with me. My poor car didn't need to have been as overloaded as it was in the end! Would thoroughly recommend Valley View - loads of nice pubs and eateries all within a 10-15 mins drive, gorgeous beaches and scenery - just a really fabulous place to be. The manager Kevin and his wife Jackie live very close by and offered assistance, a very warm welcome and a surprise little gift package when we arrived - it's those little touches that mean everything.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We’ve just come back from a week away at Valley View with our three children and two dogs."

    The house itself is amazing. Beautifully positioned with stunning views across the valley. Tastefully decorated throughout and very homely. The beds were extremely comfortable, the bed linen was on a par, if not better than some top hotels we’ve stayed in. The towels were thick and all colour coordinated each bathroom/bedroom. The kitchen was very well equipped and the washing machine and tumble dryer came in very handy after wet walks along the beach. There is plenty of seating inside and out for everyone and ample garden space. The fire pit and BBQ, whilst only used once due to weather, was great. We didn’t use the sauna, which is situated off the ground floor bedroom but made very good use of the hot tub, even in the rain! The hot tub is maintained by Kevin three times a week. There are plenty of DVD’s (although we didn’t watch any as took a Fire Stick with us), books and games at Valley View to keep everyone occupied. We absolutely loved being able to have fresh hen and duck eggs every day, which are collected and kept just outside the property and money can be left in an honesty tin along with extra logs and kindling if needed for the woodburner and fire pit. Parking was ample. We had two cars due to the amount of passengers/luggage and my Fiat 500 was not touched for the whole week, mainly due to passengers and comfort when going out, but also because it’s very steep and windy all around this area. Our family car is automatic and managed it very well but just be mindful if you have any mobility issues. Whilst the weather wasn’t on our side for most of the week, we still managed to get out and about and enjoy the sights. A trip to Ilfracombe Harbour and seeing ‘Verity’ is a must and taking a trip up to St Nicholas’ Chapel and seeing the history there. We went for dinner at Antidote in Ilfracombe one evening which is a Michelin restaurant and highly recommended but booking well in advance is essential. Woolacombe beach and Saunton Sands are sandy beaches which stretch three miles each and are breathtaking (would look even more stunning whilst the sun was shining I’d imagine) and it’s definitely a surfers paradise. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed these beaches and the sand dunes. Hele Mill for cream teas should definitely be on your list. The miller and his wife are very hospitable and the miller entertains all guests with puzzles and talking about the mill. The millers wife bakes all her own cakes and scones with the flour from this working mill. The history is amazing. Watermouth Castle was lovely, though rather eclectic, and remember to bring lots of loose change for all the old machines they have there. Outside the gardens are beautiful and the rides they have are mostly suited to younger children, probably under 10 I’d say. We would highly recommend staying at Valley View. Kevin and Jackie were very helpful, ensured we had everything we needed to make our stay the best it could be - so thank you so much for that. Jackie even let our youngest collect the hen and duck eggs, whilst Claire who has horses in the field next door, let our daughter pet them and talked to her about them (she now wants one!). Everyone was very friendly and we were quite sad to leave. We will hopefully return. Huge thanks to Kevin and Jackie for your hospitality, your hard work in making our stay a pleasant one was much appreciated.

    Hi Vicki, thank you so much for your review and for sharing so many of your experiences of the house and surrounding area. It’s hugely appreciated. We are incredibly lucky to have Kevin and Jackie looking after the property and our guests for us, and to have them, Clare and others as such lovely neighbours! Delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday, despite the mixed weather! We’d love to have you all back again and hopefully the sun will shine more for you next time! Best wishes, John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great place to stay in ilfracombe for large families and groups."

    Our host Kevin was Fab , he gave us fab info on where to go for days out, and kept the jacuzzi in tip top condition, can not fault anything. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Oct 2023

  • "Whilst in a beautiful area and a lovely caretaker."

    Paying over £4000 i would have thought it would have had a toilet and sink in the shower/sauna room downstairs. if this is not something you think is beneficial then a plan of layout of the rooms would be more beneficial on the Sykes website. I think personally if this was put in the description it would help people to choose as i would have personally have chosen a different property. There are 2 toilets/shower rooms on ground floor yes only one bedroom. top floor bedroom with en suite and twin single beds on top level looking over the stables but they have to go downstairs to use toilet/shower. then lower ground do have shower with no toilet or sink and has a louvre door to enter from bedroom which is not clearly stated in description. The rest of the property is perfect. and the caretaker is obviously nearby if any problems which we did have with the TV in the lounge area going blue in picture and this was replaced within hours with a brand new one which was perfect. Thank you.

    Hi Harold, thank you for your feedback. It’s really appreciated. We thought the description was clear, but upon reviewing it we have been able to improve its clarity, so thank you for pointing this out. Thank you also for the suggestion to add en-suite facilities to the lower ground floor bedroom. We agree, it would be a wonderful addition, and will look into the possibility of doing this over the coming months. Best wishes, John and Alison. Update - We’ve now added full en-suite facilities to the lower ground floor bedroom, including replacing the door to the en-suite with a solid door. Thank you again for your suggestion. It’s a fantastic addition! We’ve also now added floorplans to the listing, so thank you again for that suggestion. Happy New Year to you and all your family. John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harold3.4Aug 2023

  • "For a large party (ten people or so), Valley View has much to recommend it."

    Its rural surroundings make it - thankfully - a tranquil retreat, while its lawn provides some welcome space for children to let off steam. The house is well equipped; clean, and - if required - has helpful stairgates and high chairs for young children. Very minor cavils would include not having en suite facilities (apart from a shower) for the bedroom on the lower floor and having an access road that could prove challenging, especially when manoeuvring in a crowded car parking area. On our visit, what also didn't help was the - presumably unavoidable - power cut which resulted, when power was restored at 4.38am, in the doorbell sounding and waking us up. However, as a place to retreat and relax and/or as a place to explore the local area (and there's lots to explore), this is an excellent holiday option.

    Hi Bob, we’re delighted to hear you had a great holiday. Thank you for your feedback. It’s really appreciated. We're now working with our neighbour to repair the loose surface on the access road. We agree, an en-suite would be a fantastic addition to the lower ground floor bedroom. We'll look into the possibility of adding one. We’re really sorry to hear you were disturbed by the doorbell after a power cut. We’ll look into this as well and ensure it’s resolved. Best wishes, John and Alison. Update - we’ve now added full en-suite facilities to the lower ground floor bedroom. Thank you again for your suggestion. It’s a wonderful addition! Happy New Year to you and all your family. John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Jul 2023

  • "Valley View is a lovely house with amazing views."

    Everything was as listed we couldn’t fault a thing. Games, books, dvd’s all there to be used. The hot tub was brilliant and used regularly. If you want a nice quiet and peaceful holiday in a beautiful setting this l would recommend. Brilliant for walks.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Valley view was amazing again."

    This is our second time of 10.age range from 72 to 9 years old. Every thing we needed was at Valley view,the house was perfect, Lovely and clean.well maintained Garden and football tub was fantastic and we all used it.great views and locations. Close to Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. We found lee beach which is a 5 minute drive.thanks again to Kevin and Jackie. Very helpful and friendly. We will see you again soon .take care Kim and Chris

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "We booked Valley View for a family holiday to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday."

    The house had plenty of space for 3 generations and had all the facilities we could want. The house was extremely clean and very well equipped, the best equipped holiday rental we have stayed in. The views from the property were beautiful and the garden and hot tub were the icing on the cake. Kevin the manager was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend staying at Valley View.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, views are amazing, the hosts Kevin and Jackie were very helpful, even had some duck eggs from them, was greeted with prosecco and chocolate cake!"

    Would highly recommend as perfect for family get together, our stay was 6 adults and 3 children and 1 dogs, plenty of room, huge garden with football goal, rackets etc. Recommendation would be to update board games.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, ideal for large families or large groups."

    Ideally situated for Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and North Devon

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay and enjoyed the facilities."

    Our group ranged from young infant to senior citizens and there were no complaints. We were lucky to have great neighbor's in Kevin and Jackie who helped secure a small gap in the fence- they went the extra mile to make sure we were content to let the dogs out in the garden without fear of them escaping. Lovely people and I think were taking time to maintain the garden well. The veranda could use a parasol on the table for the really hot sunny days but other than that, it was a very successful visit. Thank you!

    Hi Danielle, we’re delighted to hear you had a great holiday. Thank you for your feedback. It’s really appreciated. We’ve now added a large parasol to both sun decks. Best wishes, John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house is beautiful and the views are stunning."

    The furnishing and fixtures in the house were of a high standard and the kitchen was well equipped. We loved the outdoor sitting areas where we were able to enjoy the last of the sun. However, the outdoor furniture on the main deck is weather beaten and some of the chairs were a bit rickety. Some of the finial posts on the decking were also weathered and if someone fell into them they may break.

    Hi Alison, we’re delighted to hear you had a great holiday. Thank you for your feedback. It’s really appreciated. We’ve now replaced all the teak furniture on the main deck, reinforced the balustrades and added a large parasol to each deck for the hotter days. Best wishes, John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property itself was nice and big with plenty of space for 10 people."

    The property is well stock with everything you would need and felt this was cleaned to a very high standard We had a problem with the hot tub when we first arrived and we were told this was being checked to make sure it was okay to use as the water was a bit murky, the company that cleans the hot tub advised that they had cleaned the filter and it had been crystal clear when they left and it was just from where they cleaned the filter and would clear within 24 hours and was okay to use. We did use the hot tub but we felt that the the company that cleans the hot tub should come out more than one a week to check everything is looking okay and still okay to use. The gardens were lovely but we were a bit dissapointed that there were a few areas that were over grown and you couldn't access like the fire pit area and the pond we had lovely weather but we were unable to sit in those areas. The stairs that lead to the garden also had overgrown weeds coming through. We noticed that the railings on the main deck area were not very safe and some of the spindles were broken we just felt these areas were a bit overlooked. That being said we were impressed with the accomodation itself and nothing was too much trouble if we had any problems.

    Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your review and your feedback. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the house but really sorry to hear you experienced some maintenance issues. Thank you so much for letting us know about them. We’ll get them addressed straight away. Best wishes, John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8May 2022

  • "The valley view was amazing."

    The view from the house are stunning and in a very peaceful location. We where welcomed with cake and prossico .(thank you ) in our party 6 adults and 4 kids.plenty of room .the kids loved the game room and garden.the adults enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Ideal location. We will hopefully go back next year.cant wait.! Thank you kim,Chris and family

    Hi Kim and Chris, thank you so much for your review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes, John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Lovey house, but problems with the hot tub spoilt our stay, the control panel just stopped working, so no bubbles / jets etc ."

    The caretaker came round and I think completely by fluke got it working again but then the same thing happened when we went to use it later so we had 3 days where we couldn’t use it.. We messaged the caretaker about the issue happening again but our message wasn’t acknowledged. We were very disappointed and don’t feel we got everything we paid for. We have used Sykes several times and I always recommend them to friends. Have already booked a break for next year and am about to book a second , just hope if we encounter problems again they are resolved properly - we could book cheaper properties but always choose those with hot tubs even though you pay considerably more

    Hi Sue, thank you for your feedback. It’s really appreciated. We’re really sorry to hear about the hot tub. We thought it had been resolved on Sunday but will now get the hot tub company to look into it. I’m aware that this is too late for your weekend though, so have emailed you to offer you some compensation for the impact on your stay and to offer you a discount if you’d like to return. Best wishes, John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous house, plenty of space for all, lovely gardens."

    The welcome pack with Prosecco and cake was a really lovely thought. We had a great time in the house, 6 adults and 3 children, everything you needed was provided. The delivery drivers from Sainsbury’s didn’t have a problem with the drive and neither did we. Thoroughly recommend Valley View Cottage.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a family holiday to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and Valley View was the perfect setting."

    The views were amazing from every window and the hot tub was a hit with young and old.

    Reviewed by Rosalie4.7Jul 2021

  • "A daunting entrance to the car park up a steep, narrow bendy drive, but the house and garden make it well worth the effort."

    A few trips soon gets you used to it anyway. The house was beautifully clean and had everything one could want for a quiet family holiday. There was only six of us in total including a four year old and a 15 month old, so there was ample room and facilities. The house, whilst on three levels, was perfectly safe for the children as there were stair gates on all the stairs and their safety was never a concern. The star of the show is definitely the hot tub, even on a not too sunny evening it's a great way to relax and enjoy a glass of something. Well situated for various North Devon resorts including Ifracombe, Combe Martin & Woolacombe, Woolacombe has a great beach and is well served with shops and restaurants. On a prctical point we had a delivery from Sainsburys on the evening of our arrival but you will have to carry the supplies upthe winding drive as no supermarket delivery van is going to attempt it; bu not really a problem.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Valley view is a lovely peaceful place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean and loads of space. If only the weather had been better, it would have been a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Renee5.0Sep 2020

  • "Ideal peaceful location but 5 minutes from Ilfracombe if you want anything."

    Cottage was superbly kitted out with a large kitchen containing all you need to produce any sort of meal. Everyone enjoyed the jacuzzi and sauna and there was plenty of room in the garden for the dog to play. the cottage was very clean and comfortable, although 2 of our party are over 6' tall and found the beds a little short! Kevin and Jackie were always on hand with advice on where to walk, fish or shop and supply fresh eggs! Would we go back again? Yes most definately

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Sep 2020

  • "We, as in all 9 of us have just had a fantastic weeks holiday ."

    I would highly recommend Valley View, spacious, clean, the hot tub was checked regularly.The views from the lounge are so relaxing. Kevin the maintenance manager had to come in a couple of times, he allays picked the times that we were out so a very big thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed staying there as an extended family Plenty of room and in ..."

    We really enjoyed staying there as an extended family Plenty of room and in beautiful location Safe for toddlers with child gates etc Wonderful space outside too for younger ones to play Minor maintenance problems Would have liked a parasol outside

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house, with wonderful views."

    Caretaker very helpful and friendly. Would recommend A++

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Aug 2020

  • "I booked Valley View for a weekend to celebrate my birthday with my family."

    There were 9 of us all together, adults and children and we all had something we enjoyed and our own spaces to chill out. The kitchen is amazing and spacious with many utensils etc, on the Sunday we were able to make a huge Sunday dinner. The rooms were cosy and clean. In fact the whole house was super clean it was nice. The garden was beautiful and big too and a lot of fun for us all to explore. This place really helped make my birthday the best ever. The owners were super lovely too. Thank you. We want to come back for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2020

  • "We were a party of 9 plus 3 dogs there to celebrate a 70th birthday."

    Very well equipped and beautifully furnished house. Very comfy beds and lots of space so we could spread out. Hot tub was a particular hit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful, well stocked, clean and very homely would love to go back!"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Valley view is a fantastic holiday home, comfortable, extremely well-equipped and in a great location."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "Kevin and his wife were amazing throughout our stay."

    the property was perfect in every way

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2019

  • "Quiet location in the valley, perfect for a luxury UK holiday."

    A great base to explore the devon coastline and also enjoy relaxing days in, whatever the weather. It is easy enough to walk into Ilfracombe or get a taxi for a reasonable price, the company we used came right to the door. Kevin made sure everything was ok with us and sums up the friendliness of the local people! The house was set up perfectly for a dog with secure large gardens so no need to worry about them escaping! Hot tub was a lovely touch and maintained regularly so always clean.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2019

  • "The house was perfect ,had everything and more!"

    ! Kevin was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, well equipped, clean and a home from home."

    6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs had enough room not to be under each others feet. The driveway is a little awkward to get up but cant be helped. We all had a great time. So much to do in the area for all ages.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything for our family was perfect, we didn't need for anything as the house is so well equipped, so much space and every comfort thought of."

    Kevin and Jackie the caretakers were wonderful and the added bonus of fresh eggs every day from their hens was great. Would definitely return God Willing.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a great family holiday at Valley View."

    Aptly names as it Really does have a great view of the Valley. The cottage is very well set up for families with young children. We had three all below 5 years old and we all had a great time. The hot tub was used every day and is perfectly placed on the south facing balcony. Just a few minutes drive from Ilfracombe centre it is far enough away to be peaceful but close enough to get all your supplies. It has a Lovely homely feel and has absolutely everything you could need. Even fresh eggs for breakfast from the nearby chickens. The furniture has a quality feel and everything is in perfect condition. With all the bedrooms in different parts of the house there was enough space for three small families to have their own space. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great cottage, super comfy and clean."

    .. everything you need under one roof

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Because the weather wasnt great & the family succumbed to an illness the space & comfort was really great with the added bonus of prime & Netflix on the TV."

    Every comfort has been thought of & made it a really nice place to relax & recharge. Highly recommend the house great for kids & dogs secluded but safe garden for them to play.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0May 2019

  • "The house is well equipped in the kitchen with good quality utensils etc."

    It is comfortable, warm and has wonderful views of the valley. All of the family, including our toddler grandson, really enjoyed our stay - with the hotub and garden favourite features.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a lovely house to stay in, it's was massive inside with loads of space for all 10 of us including our dog we weren't cramped at all."

    The views where spectacular, and the garden was massive we were blown away of how amazing it was. The hot tub and sauna were an added bonus as we went in them both daily after a long day walking. The caretaker was very helpful and the house was prepared ready for our stay we didn't want to leave can't wait to return again next year told all our friends and family about the house and how, stunning it was.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a lovely family holiday at Valley View, the house really does have everything you need for a week away!"

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Oct 2018

  • "The accommodation was first rate, spacious, quality furnishings and equipped to a very high standard."

    It was a three generation holiday and the property suited everyone.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2018

  • "An amazing house, everything and more that you could need or want, views are outstanding, ideal setting for families and loads of places to go that are local."

    Kevin and Jackie were always on hand and our welcome from them was lovely. Would love to go back as the hot tub is a must, I took my daughters, son in laws and two three year olds and it was so set up for us all. one word that sums it all up is WOW.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Aug 2018

  • "Amazing house with amazing views!"

    Family of 5 (set of 2yr old twins & 5 yr old) plus grandparents. All felt at home & loved our welcome scones & drinks!! Location is fab, lots to do in the area!! Will be looking to book again either 2019 or 20. Great bonus, someone there to help if need it. We didn’t but was nice to know only phone call away.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "We (4 Ladies) had a wonderful time at Valley View."

    The accommodation was I believe the best equipped that we've ever stayed in. Also the caretakers of the property, Kevin and Jackie, could not have been more helpful. Both lovely people. If we ever wanted to visit that area again we would definitely aim for this property. I would certainly highly recommend it . The hot-tub was the icing on the cake!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Valley View."

    The pictures on the Sykes website don't do it justice! Beautifully presented, welcoming (including the complimentary cream tea and prosecco on arrival) and absolutely everything you could want or need is provided! The Hot tub was a massive hit and Kevin and Jackie were amazing! We just need to work out when we can go back :)

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms and four bathrooms: 1 x lower ground floor super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin, WC and infrared sauna, 1 x first floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Outdoor shower
  • Kitchen open plan onto Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Upstairs large landing / games area with table football.
  • Sauna (accessed via lower ground floor en-suite shower room)
  • Outdoor warm water shower and 6 person hot tub
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker with electric ovens
  • American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, Nespresso machine
  • 2 x Smart TV's with Freesat, DVD, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs and children's toys
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cots and 2 x high chair available on request
  • Property also has stair-gates
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electric Car charging available (inc. in rent)
  • Two large sun decks with outdoor furniture and parasols
  • Gravelled BBQ and fire pit areas with further outdoor seating
  • Large level lawn with goalpost for kids to enjoy a game of football
  • Secure bike / surfboard storage available upon request
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: This property has a 5pm check in time
  • Note: Sorry, no stag, hen or similar
  • Note: The garden is extensive and includes a pond and some steep drops and steps, children to be supervised at all times

The property

This contemporary, detached cottage is set over three floors and sits in an idyllic, elevated position within the North Devon Heritage Coast Nature Reserve, just one mile from the serene seaside resort of Ilfracombe.

Create unforgettable memories with friends and family at the incredible Valley View, which boasts breath-taking, 180-degree, panoramic views of rolling countryside.

You will be spoilt by the gardens that surround the property, including lawns, flowers, a pond and two large sun decks to make the most of the views.

After an exhilarating day of trekking the coastal path and exploring the surrounding landscape, hang up your coats, kick off your muddy shoes in the boot room and take one last glance at the exquisite scenery, before heading inside for a night of relaxation.

Turn yourself into a Michelin-starred chef with the spectacular kitchen providing all the high-quality fixtures and fittings you could possibly need, including an inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, an American-style fridge/freezer and Range cooker.

Enjoy your meals in the adjacent dining room, which boasts a cosy wood burning stove and plenty of seating, the ideal place to bring everybody together.

The bright and airy sitting room boasts triple aspect, south-facing windows, which provide awe-inspiring views, making the experience extra special.

Head up the wooden staircase to the bright and spacious landing, with views down the valley, which doubles as a fun-filled games area, complete with table football and an assortment of children's games and toys.

Get that all-important peaceful night's sleep in one of five sumptuously decorated bedrooms; the first-floor master bedroom showcases a dressing area with mirrored wardrobes, a delightful en-suite shower room and a Juliet balcony for added wow factor.

The second master suite occupies the entire lower ground floor, with patio doors opening directly onto the lawn, as well as an en-suite shower room, complete with a state-of-the-art sauna for you to truly indulge and unwind in.

On the ground floor, adjacent to the two ground floor bedrooms, you'll find the newly refurbished family bathroom, furnished to a superb standard, together with an additional shower room.

Outside, there is a glorious sun deck, another real highlight of the property, offering plenty of space for outdoor entertainment, along with seating, a BBQ and yet more panoramic views across the valley.

There’s even a six-seat hot tub for you to relax in and enjoy a glass of bubbly, while the two sun decks and south-facing aspect of the garden means you can soak up every last drop of sunlight.

The property sits within the vicinity of some amazing beaches; just four miles away is the award-winning Woolacombe beach, one of the finest beaches in the West Country and a firm favourite with families and surfers.

Alternatively, take time to wander the beautiful, private, formal gardens at your leisure.

Valley View itself is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; from the end of the drive is a footpath in both directions, linking to the scenic South West Coastal Path.

Those who prefer to explore on wheels can find the Tarka Line Cycle route, running through the valley, while there are several fishing lakes in the unspoilt woodland, just a ten-minute walk from the property.

Head to Ilfracombe, approximately 1 mile away, and sunbathe on its glorious beach, stroll along the picturesque harbour and enjoy fine dining at one of the numerous eateries that have earned the town a well-deserved reputation as the foodie capital of North Devon.

Woolacombe and its award-winning beach is just 4 miles away.

Valley View makes for a memorable stay with your loved ones at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Barnstaple 11 miles.

The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of high-quality eateries, with local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, which was been voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, the perfect place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas