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Cosy Cottage within Curtilage Of 16th Century Working Watermill. 300m from Hele

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottage in Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, North Devon, England - Quiet Location, just 300m From Hele Beach On The South West Coastal Path and near great walks

The miller's cottage nestles quietly in the grounds of the 16th century watermill and award winning tearoom and offers a peaceful break without being remote and isolated. Ideal for families wishing to explore Ilfracombe with its festivals and events as well as the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde to the west and Exmoor to the east. The mill stream runs past the property and can be viewed from both bedrooms, the kitchen and lounge. The tearoom gardens can be used anytime for alfresco dining (private use when tearooms closed) and a tour of the mill is guaranteed! The skies by the cottage are often clear and provide an ideal location for stargazing whilst listening to the stream and owls. Ilfracombe golf course is less than a mile away. Swimming pool, theatre and cinema in Ilfracombe.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We, the Jones family, moved to Ilfracombe in May 2011 from West London in our quest to renovate a mill, either wind or water. Hele Cornmill fulfilled this brief, presenting us with various challenges and projects.

We returned to milling on the water powered stones in Summer 2012. The mill is open to the public and we would be pleased to give a guided tour to interested parties.

The Tearooms have gone from strength to strength and we have won the Devon Life "Best Tearoom" award in 2013 and 2014 so delicious cake and cream teas are always to hand!

We've enjoyed our first few years discovering the North Devon coast and look forward to sharing our findings with you!

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Location

From the Owner

Hele Corn Mill in North Devon with it's beautiful coastline, coastal walks, and sandy beaches is an ideal location. The mill is just 1 mile out of Ilfracombe, accessed without navigating twisty, one car wide roads which suited my driving skills! And yet it has a country setting, 300m from Hele Beach, ideal for rock pooling and dog walking. Night time often provides clear skies and excellent stargazing opportunities to the sound of the stream and owls. From Hele the beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde can be accessed in 20mins, Exmoor 25 mins, Barnstaple 25 mins, and Exeter 80 mins. Situated on the Southwest Coastal path and Hillsborough Area of Outstanding Beauty there are lots of walks from the cottage or further afield.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Hele Beach is approx 300 metres away and ideal for rock pooling, dog walking, beach combing.

20mins drive away are the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, popular with families and windsurfers.

10 mins drive is Combe Martin beach, great for rock pooling, swimming.

In Ilfracombe itself is Wildersmouth beach and the famous Tunnels Beaches used by Victorian bathers.

Travel:

Nearest airport: Exeter

Train station: Barnstaple, 25 mins by car. Bus service available.

From Ilfracombe: bus service available.

Car not essential but for ease of exploring this area, car recommended.

Distances:

Hele has 2 good pubs serving food as well as beachside cafe and, of course, our award-winning tearooms at Hele Corn Mill.

Ilfracombe: shops, harbour, museum, aquarium, Damien Hirst's Verity, Landmark Theatre, cinema, swimming pool, Chambercombe Manor etc: 5 mins by car, 20 min direct walk or via Hillsborough (Area of Outstanding beauty) 45 mins

Exmoor: 20 mins by car. Dulverton and Tarr Steps 50 mins

Beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton approx 20 mins by car

Further Details:

Tesco 5 mins by car towards Ilfracombe. Banks in Ilfracombe together with two family butchers, green grocer and bakers. Local shop 2 mins walk from cottage.

Hele Billy's (2 mins walk) very good value and popular with locals but pre booking advisable.

In Ilfracombe, Damien Hirst's 'The Quay', 71 Fore Street, La Gendarmerie, Relish, Tapas Bars and excellent Fish and Chips at The Ilfracombe Fryer.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
30 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£450
 
 
christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£750
 
 
Low
2 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
half termm
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
low
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£430
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
April
18 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£495
 
 
Bank Holliday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
Mid Season
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£495
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Mid
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£460
 
 
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or phone for further details.
Deposit payment of 25% to secure booking with full payment 8 weeks prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:
In peak times our changeover day is Saturday but more flexibility for short breaks in quieter times.

The cottage will be available for arrivals at 3pm (earlier if we can) and departures by 10am please.

Notes on prices:
Pricing shown is per week for the property.
Short breaks not available in school holidays unless at short notice. Please give me a ring.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The Miller's Cottage is unique in its setting next to the working Corn Mill which dates back to 1525. The mill stream passes round the cottage and can be viewed from the kitchen, bedrooms and lounge. The Teagarden is available for picnics at all times with private use when the Teagardens are not open and, with the tearooms close by, mill-made cakes and cream teas are always on hand! To welcome you, a cream tea will await you in the cottage on arrival. We've found the cottage ideal for those who want to explore the area on foot, chill out at the beach, walk to Ilfracombe to see Verity, (Damien Hirst's statue), play golf or visit family attractions. Although we don't live on site, we are often around during the day, especially in high season, and are on hand to give advice if requ

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with full size bath, separate shower, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Dog friendly Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom with twin beds. Upstairs bedroom with double bed. Cot available.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Suitability for elderly: stairs to upper level (lounge and double room) but on ground floor is kitchen, twin bedded room and bathroom. Outside: The mill tea gardens can be used at any time but privately outside of opening hours ie before 11am and after 5pm. Children do need to be supervised around the mill leat. There is a small patio area off the kitchen with the stream running by. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier in separate outbuilding. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen provided and beds made up ready on arrival. Bath mats are provided but please bring own towels and t-towels.

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