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Luxury 3 Bedroom Thatched Cottage 2 Minutes Walk To The Pretty Beach At Lee Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Lee Bay, between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, North Devon, England

This stunning chocolate box thatched cottage has recently been lovingly converted into an extremely high standard holiday home for couples, groups of friends and families. It set on a generous 1 acre site affording good outside space. Given that some of the site is somewhat hilly, a smaller enclosed area has been created to provide a level garden for children with a patio and seating for leisurely afternoons, a glass of wine or alfresco dinners. There is plenty of space for both sunbathing and dining under the stars and from Easter to the end of September a large barbecue is available.

Old Maids Cottage is on the village roadside (the lane just serves Lee Bay and doesn't go anywhere else!) but is fully enclosed with protection for privacy and to ensure that young children or dogs do not wander onto the lane. There is also off-road parking for 2 cars.

The garden is mainly laid shrubs and pot plants with plenty of outside seating.

There is a really good pub, The Grampus Inn just 100m down the road that serves good food and the cove at Lee Bay is only a short walk down the quiet lane and is great for kids.

Dogs are welcome at £50 for 1 and £75 for 2.

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We had a wonderful stay at OMC. Our family got together from London, Germany and the USA to meet our newest member. The cottage was the perfect family retreat.”

September 2014, Guynn family

“Our family has been coming on holiday to Lee for over 100 years. We’ve been so pleased to see OMC rescued and restored. Having stayed in most of the holiday lets here over the years we were delighted by the luxury we found in OMC.”

August 2014, Eastwood family

“We had a lovely stay in the cottage. We loved how the beach was so close and we could swim in it. Thank you. Fantastic stay we will be back next year!”

August 2014, Gaskell family, Nottingham

“We waited all year for our return visit to OMC and were not disappointed. We will really miss the peace and quiet. The children loved the rock pooling, fishing and surfing to name but a few. Two weeks was not long enough! Spotlessly clean too. Can't wait to return next year.”

July 2014, Holland family , Yorkshire

“We loved the cottage very beautifully done. Beach is great despite being rocky - we walked round to the next bay. Grampus Inn very welcoming … Lee is a perfect oasis of quiet - we loved it.”

June 2014, Sparks Family, Herts
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ilfracombe in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 have large en-suite bathrooms with large, deep baths and shower attachments, as well as a sink and loo. There is a separate third bathroom, set up as a wet-room with luxury shower, WC and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - Zip and link beds - can be set up as a double if required
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , Private access to the patio.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three massive double bedrooms, 2 enjoy en-suite facilities. The second bedroom has zip and link beds so can be a twin or double, depending on your needs. The third bedroom has a double bed with exposed beams. All the rooms have ample storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Luxury 3 Bedroom Thatched Cottage 2 Minutes Walk To The Pretty Beach At Lee Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Unspoiled, cosy and luxurious all in one

  • 5 of 5

Excellently situated 15" from Lee Beach. Very well equipped and to high standards. Owners have done a very good job of restoring this cottage & making it into a very cherning and cosy location for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Choccy box cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spot, well appointed interior, comfy bed, superb shower

Please buy some new kitchen knives, you can't cut jelly with those.

Had an issue with heating on our first night there. The cottage was cold on arrival and the heating was far from effective even with the woodburner going also

Would have been a good idea to turn the heating on prior to arrival, as understandably the place had been unused for a while .

My overriding concern is that despite notifying you of the situation on the Friday evening, NOTHING was done about it at the time, or subsequently.

We had been told that Nicky would be coming round to replenish the log basket but he made no appearance. An apology would have been some consolation, but basically there was zero customer service, even when I called in to your offices on the way home. Poor show . My Holiday marketing have failed...miserably

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For us, reading this review is uncomfortable and is not an experience we are used to. That being said we should hold our hands up on this occasion because, despite our behind the scenes efforts we let you down and that’s not how we like to do things. If it is some consolation, we have ‘parted company’ with Nicky. He should have switched the heating on when delivering the logs a good couple of hours prior to your arrival. Not only that, I understood that he tried to contact you leaving a message on your mobile – but that wasn’t what he was asked to do which was to go straight round to switch the boiler on. Not having heard anything further over the weekend, I’d assumed that all was well. Clearly that wasn’t the case, so we have made changes to stop this from ever happening again. So, please accept our sincere apologies for this incident and rest assured that we have taken steps to prevent anything like this from happening again. Kind Regards, Rick Bond Director My Holiday Marketing
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Alsolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The Old Maids Cottage is all we were anticipating and, even, a tad more...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning holiday retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Marvellous location, stunning property, immaculate interior, with character. We would go back tomorrow and would recommend to everyone we know!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability


  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £300.00