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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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    • 4 BA
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    Multiple rentals House #492193
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        Multiple rentals House #492193
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Apartment #6476737
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            Excellent! 4.3/5
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            Cottage #8168550
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Cottage #1991078
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                Cottage #1887883
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  Apartment #1771153
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    Apartment #1688275
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Cottage #1932722
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Bungalow #1821731
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Cottage #8147179
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Apartment #1931034
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              Apartment #1919455
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Cottage #8077525
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Apartment #8156730
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                        Bungalow #1683042
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                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                          Cottage #8127189
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              Bungalow #1996621
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        Cottage #6750898
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Cottage #878731
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Barn #8173992
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                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                Bungalow #1882938
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  Apartment #1137894
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                    • 5 BR
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                                                                    House #1777946
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                      Apartment #8040273
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        Cottage #6023112
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          House #8105112
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            Cottage #8088922
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8156705
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                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #8161774
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #1842610
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #6832873
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #8164475
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                                        Barn #8169569
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          House #8157836
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #1172917
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                                                                                              House #6512446
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #433368
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1819246
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8150575
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      Bungalow #1887147
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A perfect cosy bolt hole.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is tastefully decorated and really cosy. I would describe it as "small but perfectly formed". We had a wonderful break. A bottle of champagne greeted us - maybe because it was New Years Eve whilst we were there. The cottage had all the essentials for a relaxing break and is in the perfect location for exploring the wonderful beaches nearby. We took two dogs and the owners were happy to accommodate them. We had dinner in the village pub twice and found it really welcoming. The food was tasty and good value. We would definitely come back again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A comfortable quiet property in a central location. Ideal for exploring the area

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Bay Tree was a lovely property, ideal for all our needs. It is situated in a quiet location in Braunton but within walking distance of shops, restaurants and walks. The comprehensive information pack giving us local information was much appreciated. The beautiful beaches and coastal walks are within a short drive and trips to Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Coombe Martin are within easy reach
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Made for a "Blooming Good Christmas"!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is clearly a popular house because when I searched in October 2016, the only available dates were Xmas Eve through New Years Eve 2016. We were 5 adults, 4 children and 4 dogs and we were a bit wary of creating a pop-up Christmas but the house was absolutely brilliant!! I had previously had a poor experience renting an apartment in Malta just days before but the moment I walked into Toad Hall I felt elated. The kitchen has a long table with benches that comfortably seat 8-10 people and was laid out as if it were Xmas day already with festive crackers, plates and serviettes. The manager left a hand written note with some home made muffins. It was very, very welcoming. We spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen playing board games and putting jigsaw puzzles together, cooking, chatting... With the exception of a DVD player/radio, all the appliances worked perfectly and it all looked exactly as depicted in the photos. The lounge was lovely too with a Xmas tree already set up with ample, comfortable seating. Upstairs worked out great because for a family of 4 we pretty much had our own quarters with a separate bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The larger of the 2 bedrooms upstairs was quite spacious. The other bedroom was perfect for our kids, aged 6 and 8. The larger downstairs bedroom is spacious but initially my family members were cold at night. We used the space heater temporarily (usually located in the small conservatory area) to heat the room before bedtime and that seemed to work out fine. The property is located within easy walking distance from Ye Old Globe (Berrynarbor pub) and there is also a fun playground in the village for the kids including a good sized football pitch. You can easily get to the coastal path and walk to both Ilfracombe or Combe Martin. It was a very memorable stay! I loved it!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016