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Valley View

Ilfracombe, Devon (Ref. 941934)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SusanNov 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 EllenAug 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 RosalieJul 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 PeterJun 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 ReneeSep 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 NigelSep 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 SusanAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed staying there as an extended family ..."

    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 LindaAug 2020

  • "Lovely house, with wonderful views."

    Caretaker very helpful and friendly. Would recommend A++

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 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 ZoeMar 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 SueNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by JanetOct 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 TimSep 2019

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

    the property was perfect in every way

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2019

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

    ! Kevin was very helpful.

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 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 RebeccaAug 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 MarionJul 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 AndrewJun 2019

  • "Great cottage, super comfy and clean."

    .. everything you need under one roof

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 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 LeanneMay 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 LindaApr 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 AmandaApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 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 PamelaAug 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 AnnetteAug 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 LisaJul 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 SusanJun 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 GarethMar 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x 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
  • Lower ground en-suite shower and sauna
  • Kitchen open plan onto Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Upstairs large landing / games area with table football.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker with electric ovens
  • Microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, 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
  • Decking with furniture, outdoor warm water shower and 6 person hot tub
  • Gravelled BBQ and fire pit areas
  • Large level lawn with goalpost with 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.

In addition to patio doors opening onto the lawn, a swing door from the lower ground floor bedroom leads to a shower room with a state-of-the-art sauna for you to truly indulge and unwind in.

Heading back upstairs, 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 Damien Hirst's The Quay Restaurant.

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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Note: Sorry, no stag, hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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