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LUXURY VICTORIAN VICARAGE, SET ON SOUTHERN SLOP OF LEE VALLEY, WALK TO BEACH.

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Amanda Robertson

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY VICTORIAN VICARAGE, SET ON SOUTHERN SLOP OF LEE VALLEY, WALK TO BEACH.

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday home in Lee - The Old Vicarage

Main house 5/7 bedrooms sleeps 10/15 guests+The Bothy a suite sleeps extra 2.

The Old Vicarage is a beautiful victorian house, sitting proud on the sunny southern slop of Lee Valley. Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens that slop down to the small church of Lee and village beyond. The house is a short walk to Lee bay beach with it's amazing slate formations, cave and rock pools, also some stunning cliff walks and our much loved local pub The Grampus.

The accommodation itself is exceptional, blending stylish, contemporary luxury, with delightful period character. All rooms are large, beautifully proportioned, with high ceilings and big windows. Log fires, huge comfy sofas, games room with table tennis, Wifi, oak table to seat 15, large gas BBQ on the terrace and badminton on the lawn. Plenty of room for families and friends to come together, really stretch out and relax. Don't expect to fight the crowds on the beach here, even in Summer this is a hidden gem!

GROUND FLOOR

Situated in the centre is a large hall with wood burner, old rocking horse, grand father clock, huge stained glass window and beautiful Victorian gallery staircase. Leading off are 2 beautifully proportioned, light filled reception rooms.

The drawing room a 21x17ft room with high ceilings, open log fire, huge comfy L shaped sofa, a bookcase of reading delights, 42' plasma TV, fully loaded ipod/docking station and double doors opening out onto views of the valley and garden.

The sitting room next door is ideal for the younger generation and doubles as a games room, with large flat screen TV, Wii, 300+DVD library, Cornilleau all weather table tennis table and cupboard full of games.

The Kitchen/dining room is a place for all to come together, 24ft long, with large solid oak farmhouse table and seating for 15, double range cooker, large fridge freezer, high end bosch dishwasher, microwave, food mixer/chopper and abundance of crockery/cookware/utensil’s.

The Office is the perfect work retreat, with a Mac desk top computer, wireless printer, stationary, skype acc and main line phone for guest use. Also a water rower!

Also downstairs is a wash room with washing machine, drier and second fridge. A separate drying room, boot room/ downstairs toilet.

FIRST FLOOR

2 super king bed rooms (1 en-suite), 1 king, 1 double and a twin room. All are large and light, tastefully decorated with a mix of antique and painted furniture. Crisp white Egyptian cotton linens, Coordinating throws, big fluffy towels and beautifully presented bathroom luxuries! There is a 2nd bathroom with roll top bath and a large shower room.

SECOND FLOOR

2 large attic rooms furnished with a full sized single and bunk bed in each. Sturdy enough for adults or teens, these rooms are perfect for kids or younger adult group.

THE BOTHY is our latest addition to the Vicarage, a small victorian dwelling directly behind and above the main house. This provides an extra king suite if needed, it has all the charm, warmth and cosiness of a Snow Whites cottage, but with all the modern comforts of luxury living.The bedroom suite is floored in oak, with a wet room clad in slate leading off, all heated with underfloor heating. If that isn't enough in the Autumn/Winter months there is a wood burner to light. Although all our bedrooms are 'luxury retreats', we do recommend that straws are drawn for The Bothy, as everyone will want to sleep here!

GROUP SIZE OPTIONS: Our maximum adult capacity is 15, however The Bothy enables us to cater for a maximum of 17 guests when a mix of adults and young kids are wishing to stay. We also have 'A SMALL PARTY RATE' during low/mid season for up to 10/12 guests (click on the tab at the top of our page for more information about smaller group prices).

The house is perfectly set up and well equipped to meet the needs of large groups, so it has always been very popular for Special occasions such as Anniversaries, big birthdays, hens and of course family holidays. If catering for your party seems at all daunting, we can also recommend a local chef. They are more than happy to do as little as deliver a home cooked dish for you to cook as your own or cater an evening in house.

BEACHES: There is a wealth of beautiful beaches in the area. Our local beach is great for children, the waters are calm when the tide goes out and there is a mixture of sand and slate shingle to sit on. The slate formations make a very dramatic and hugely interesting coast line here, with an abundance rock pools and even a cave! Woolacombe our next closest beach is completely different. Voted best beach in Britain by Coast magazine in 2012, this is 3 km long and several hundred yards wide, when the tide goes out, of beautiful golden sand. This is where you come to catch a good wave, very popular with the surfers and boogie boarders, however the beach is long enough that you don't have to fight for that wave.

All the beaches are dog friendly.

THE GRAMPUS: A couple of hundred yards from the house and on the way to the beach you have our much loved pub The Grampus. A quaint, privately owned, family run pub full of atmosphere, with a great pub garden, some superb red wines (produced by our neighbours in Gigondas, on there 16th century family run estate) and dog friendly.

WALKS : There is a wealth of stunning walks from the front door. Cliff walks from the house westward to Bull point, Morte Hoe and Woolacombe or east to the Torrs and Ilfracombe, there are also trails through the woods. Exmoor National Park with its wild open spaces also provides a wealth of interesting walks, riding and cycling. More info about the various activities can be found at the house.

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Details for holiday home The Old Vicarage, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The Drawing room, large and bright with open fire, with french doors opening out to the garden and valley views. There's a huge corner sofa, plasma TV/DVD with surround sound, ipod docking with loaded ipod and a bookcase full of reading delights. The sitting room, a room for all the family, with 42' TV, DVD, Wii, table tennis, games and a 300+ DVD library for all. The Study, a working retreat with Mac desk top computer, wireless printer and stationary. Skype account and WiFi. The Kitchen is well equipped with a double range cooker and an oak table to seat all. There is also a separate laundry room, drying room and downstairs cloak room/boot room. On the first floor there are five large Bedroom, all with top of the range hypnos mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets. two Bathrooms (one en-suite) and a shower room. On the second floor there are two attic rooms both with a single and bunk bed in each. The Bothy, an extra, is adjacent to the house and has a king suite.
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Amanda Robertson

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We are the family Robertson's, we live and work in London, however found our dream escape in Lee!

Amanda Robertson purchased this house in 2008

We came across Lee Bay through friends who invited us to stay. We fell in love with the area straight away, it was such a hidden gem! A couple of years later I came across The Old Vicarage Lee in the Sunday Times for sale, from that point my husband and I went through a lot of what ifs! When we were invited down again to visit our friends in Lee a couple of months after, we decide to view The Old Vicarage, the house won us over totally, it had such a wonderful aura about it. that was the day we became determined to change our dreams into reality...

The house is far more than just a rental to us, we consider The Old Vicarage our home. The house is full with all those home comforts that make a stay more welcoming.

The combination of a house with warmth, atmosphere, a breath taking sunny aspect, situated above the most delightful little church, in a pretty village with a fantastic local pub, all a short stroll from some of the most stunning and dramatic coast line in the uk, makes it a unique place to visit..

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews for this holiday house rental in Lee, United Kingdom

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The Old Vicarage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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The Old Vicarage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p492193
+44 07973963887
Lee North Devon
Owner Submitted Review
0

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Ruth and I just wanted to say a big thank you for being able to hold our special day at The Old Vicarage. The day and weekend was perfect. The house is more stunning than even the pictures suggested and all our guests commented on how wonderful the house was.
business
The Old Vicarage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p492193
+44 07973963887
Lee North Devon
Owner Submitted Review
0

So pleased we found you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
We were celebrating my wife's 40 birthday, we couldn't have had a better weekend. The house was perfect, beautifully decorated, everyone had lovely big bed rooms and there was plenty of space for all to relax in. The garden was amazing, awash with primroses from top to bottom, with wonderful views. The children loved the beach in Lee, so much to discover and explore, it was hard to drag them away. The lure of an ice cream at the Grampus on the way back usually did the trick, great little pub, with some interesting ales!
Thank you, we will be back!
James
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
The Old Vicarage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p492193
+44 07973963887
Lee North Devon
London, United Kingdom
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
Thank you for the use of your home over the weekend, it was spectacular and far exceeded our expectations. The location feels wonderfully remote and very English, we were very lucky with the weather and the whole weekend couldn't have been better. The old Vicarage really is stunning and extremely well furnished and equipped, it was a pleasure to stay there. The surrounding countryside was simply magical at this time of year with all the wild flowers out in the woods. My parents had a wonderful weekend and we hope to return soon. Many thanks!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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The Old Vicarage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p492193
+44 07973963887
Lee North Devon
Owner Submitted Review
-1

We did very much enjoy our return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
We had some good golf at Saunton, lovely walks, fun on the beach at Putsborough and in the pirate caves on the beach down the lane. The swing in the garden was a big hit with the girls and the primroses looked lovely. We sampled delicious fish from Ilfracombe, beef from the farm up the road and eggs from the village. Having consumed a bottle of Gigondas, which we brought with us, we then discovered it was produced on a French estate belonging to your neighbour Louis Barruol, quite amazing! Unfortunately he wasn't at home to tell him the story, however we sampled some of his other products in the pub.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
The Old Vicarage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p492193
+44 07973963887
Lee North Devon
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Lovely house! Fantastic location!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
Great waves, great rock pools, great walks!
We have all had a magical time on our first visit to North Devon,
die hard Cornwall fans have been converted!!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Plymouth at
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Barnstaple at
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 junction 27
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Within walking distance at
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Grampus
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ilfracombe
Car: recommended

The Old Vicarage is ideally placed within lee village itself and for the numerous activities and sites of the north Devon area.

Lee itself is a very quiet village, quite unspoilt and authentically English. It hosts only the small church of Lee with its local arts gift shop and The Grampus pub, with a lovely garden and delicious food!

Lee Bay, is a pleasant stroll from the house, a kids haven, with a wealth of rock pools, caves, coves and secret passages to explore.

For a more traditional beach, with miles of flat sand and dunes, there is near by Woolacombe or Croyde, offering some of the best surfing for professionals and amateurs on the Devon coast.

The area is perfect for walking, with a host of stunning coastal walks on your doorstep and Exmoor near by.

Ilfracombe, which is the nearest town, a 10 minute drive, offers the famous Victorian tunnel beaches, aquarium, harbour and trips to the National Trust Lundy Island to see puffins and seals. The artist Damian Hurst also has a restaurant here and of course his Verity statue stands proud on ilfracombe key.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: We have an extensive list of activities for all ages at the house, to include museums, gardens, water and dinosaur parks, bowling, cinemas, cycling trails, swimming with sea lions, golf, Clay pigeon shooting, archery, abseiling, coasteering, gorge scrambling, horse riding and many more of which can be found in the near by area.

GOLF: You are spoilt for choice in North Devon with clubs like Royal North Devon, Saunton and Ilfracombe all being near by.

Royal North Devon is the oldest course in England but also seems to be the one of the friendliest.If you have never played here before it maybe worth hiring a caddie! Saunton, another links course, boasts the East and West coarses of which Nick Faldo said 'I cannot think of anywhere in England where 36 holes could be more enjoyable'. Ilfracombe, which is 3 miles away is a very relaxed privately owned beautiful cliff top course, with spectacular views along the magnificent North Devon coastline. This is a great course for teenagers to take on Mum's or Dad's as it may not be the longest course but the undulations and the prevailing South Westerlies will challenge golfers of all standards.

For youngsters there is a driving range and a par 3 pitch and putt course approx. 2 miles away.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Lee, North Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter Holidays
4 Apr 2014 - 17 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£330
£550
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Easter week
18 Apr 2014 - 24 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,975
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
25 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£330
£550
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
3 nights
 
 
Ist May bank holiday
2 May 2014 - 5 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£330
£583
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
6 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£330
£550
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
3 nights
 
 
Half term
23 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,975
7 nights
 
 
mid season
30 May 2014 - 10 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£345
£583
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
3 nights
 
 
Summer holidays
11 Jul 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£3,570
7 nights
 
 
Summer holidays
29 Aug 2014 - 4 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,975
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
5 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£330
£550
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Low/mid season
26 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£280
£498
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
3 nights
 
 
Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,385
7 nights
 
 
Low season
31 Oct 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£280
£432
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/N.Year
22 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
£3,800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £400.00
Notes BOTHY is a extra £170-200 WKEND £200-350 WK.

We ask for 30% deposit to secure booking. Balance 8 wks before stay, together with £400/800 damage deposit (depends on party size etc).

We welcome a max. 2 dogs on request. (charges apply, please enquire).

WEEK RATE - based on 4 Nights.

We have a strict cancellation policy, terms and conditions forwarded on booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lee in North Devon

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dialup Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Thermos Flask
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Security System
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Shampoo
  • Computer Available
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to main bedroom with door to landing as well.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Cast iron bath on feet.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large power shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , On ground floor
    THE BOTHY - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The Bothy
  • All bathrooms in the main house are stylishly decorated in neutral colours with wooden floors and large heated towel rails. The Bothy has an en-suite wet room clad in slate, heated by under floor heating. This is our 4th bathroom and is extra accommodation if needed at an additional cost. Luxury soft white towels are provided for each guest. Branche d' Olive products are complimentary in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom, has a Super king bed, valley views, en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super king bed and valley views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size bed and valley views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Garden view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed , Attic room, full size bunk + single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed , Attic room, full size bunk + single
    The Bothy - 1 Large Double Bed , King suite with slate wet room
  • All the bedrooms are large and airy with high ceilings, stylishly decorated with a range of antique and painted furniture. The beds have top of the range Hypnos mattresses, Egyptian cotton bed linen, coordinating throws and big fluffy duvets. All the rooms have wardrobes or chest of draws and the larger have both. The Attic rooms are most suited to children but the beds are full size so can accommodate adults. Bath towels are provided and luxury 'Branche d' Olive' bath products are complimentary. The Bothy is our newest addition to the house, positioned directly behind, above the main house, just a few steps away. We have just finished renovating this very sweet Victorian out house into another main suite. The bed room is oak floored with underfloor heating. The ceiling we have kept pitched to expose the beamed ceiling. in case the heating isn't enough in the winter we have also added a wood burner, for that extra cozy feel!
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Game Room
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • churches
  • bay
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • caves
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • caving
  • wind-surfing
  • surf fishing
  • diving
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • paragliding
Notes:
The Old Vicarage is surrounded by 1.5 acres of garden, orchard and wood. The lawn area is perfect for badminton so there is a net and several rackets provided. There is also a lovely wooden swing in the garden for the kids. We have numerous bits and pieces for the beach ie. buckets and spades, boogie boards, picnic basket and plastic picnic ware. Then when back at the house there is a special wash area round the back to de-sand it all! The house is well equipped for children, with plenty of board games, books, table tennis and Wii to keep them amused. There is also cot, high chair, changing mat, stair gate and numerous plastic cups and plates. A chef service is available for those who would like a night off from the cooking.
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