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Rolling hills and valleys, the perfect backdrop to your holiday rental home or holiday cottage in Lee

Lee is a picturesque village and a bay two miles from Ilfracombe. Devon countryside borders three sides and the Bristol Channel the fourth. The village is situated in a heavily wooded deep combe, a naturally sheltered haven often referred to as Fuchsia Valley. The village is built around St Matthews Church and opposite is Pixie meadow and the village hall.

Places to holiday in Lee, Devon

Although Lee is hidden within rolling hills and valleys and secluded, it is unbelievably close to all the local amenities in North Devon, which makes it a popular tourist destination. The main hotel closed sometime ago mainly due to popularity self-catering cottages and accommodation. Most of the property in Lee and Lincombe are cottages, some modern in construction and also traditional thatched cottages.

Holiday cottages are perfect for family holidays as have much more space than caravans or hotels and many have gardens. From coastal cottages in Lee it is a short walk to the Fuchsia Tea Garden and the local pub, the Grampus. From here a narrow path takes you to a small bridge and goes on through a meadow to the bay. The Bull Point Light house is a mile from Lee and Mortehoe and Woolacombe Golf Club is only two miles away.

Devon cottages are perfect for exploring all the bays and coves in the area including Croyde, Baggy Point, Morte Bay, Woolacombe, Morte Point, Rockham and Ilfracombe tunnel beaches, as well as the town of Mullacott Cross. Cottages in Lee make an ideal coastal base for those planning to explore Dartmoor.

Things to do in Lee

Lee is great for Windsurfing, Sailing, Surfing or Fishing. The Gate House Garden is a two-acre organic garden a short stroll from the bay or your holiday cottage. The National Trust owns the five miles of coastline as far as Croyde and the Grampus Inn has a printed version of the five walks around the area. There are numerous local events in the hall and meadow throughout the year including a spring Fayre, bingo, hog roasts, live bands, musical concerts and piano recitals, games championships, pancake races and much more.

Ilfracombe Museum is next to the Landmark Theatre in Runnymede Gardens on the seafront. It has eight different areas to explore from bats to Buddha's. Chambercombe Manor is a unique and fascinating property known for its paranormal phenomena and it is steeped in mystery and unrivalled history dating back to the times of the Saxons.

Watermouth Castle is a family theme park with entertainments and attractions for all ages and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is the best wildlife park in the country, here you can get closer to the wildlife and swim with the sea lions. Nine miles from the country cottages of Lee is the National Trust property of Arlington Court, an intriguing house nestled in a wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor and housing a large collection of horse drawn carriages. Other attractions include Watersmeet, Marwood Hill Gardens, and Saint Anne's Chapel Heritage Centre in Barnstable, Tapeley Park and the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford.

Weather in Lee

Lee enjoys a maritime climate. It is a naturally sheltered haven and neighbouring Ilfracombe is considered the third warmest town in the UK.

Travel to Lee

Exeter and Plymouth airports serve Lee. The mainline railway is at Barnstable and there are buses from Barnstable to Ilfracombe.

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Recent Reviews

Fabulous!

5 of 5
Very clean and cozy. Located in the centre but without the noise. Very close to the beach. Had a complimentary bottle of wine and scones. Bottle of milk and some celebration chocolates were also there for us when we arrived. A packet telling you all about what to find in the local area. Great communication with owner leading up to our stay but instructions were clear so we did not need to contact whilst we were there. Overall 10/10. A brilliant stay!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Relaxation in the Devon countryside.

4 of 5
We found Orchard Barn to be spacious, light and airy and very tastefully furnished throughout, in fact exactly as pictured on the web site. The lemon drizzle cake left for us both was very much appreciated after an unexpected long journey. The huge shower in the master bedroom was excellent, as were all the amenities inc dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, which due to the weather, we had use of. Very comfortable bed, and although I never usually sleep well on the first night in a different bed, there was no problem here. Would have liked a full length mirror in the bedroom or elsewhere. Plenty of information in the folders and leaflets was useful, although some recommendations of nearby restaurants would have been handy. The Black Venus in Challacombe serves excellent food, however it doesn't take bookings, so need to arrive early to secure a table. Nearby Lynton & Lynmouth very good with the Cliff Railway and also the Glen Lyn Gorge. Quince Honey Farm at South Molton was interesting as were visits to Croyde Bay, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. Beware reliance on Sat Navs as we were often taken down very narrow single track roads! If you want restful, peace and quiet with plenty to explore then look no further than Stone Farm's Orchard Barn.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017