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Historical Chapel Cottage. Professional Tennis Court, sea views, close to beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 9, farmhouse kitchen with electric, AGA

Spacious accommodation, 4 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1. Zip and link super-king bed, or 2 x 3 ft singles with sea views,

Bedroom 2. King size bed with views up the valley towards the village

Bedroom 3. Large room with zip and link super-king or 2 x 3ft beds facing the sea

Bedroom 4. King size bed, on the ground floor with a single 3ft bed and cot facing towards the sea and gardens.

We have a large family bathroom on the top floor with bath, toilet and bidet and a separate shower room with power shower, and toilet on the half landing.

The dining room, with a cupboard full of board games if the weather isn't quite to your liking, perfect for all age groups.

The lounge has a large central wood burner with all fuel provided for the cooler days, with desk for writing the never ending postcards, television, humax and DVD player. Two large very comfy sofas, a chaise lounge and nursing chair with double doors out to the lawns beyond with views towards the sea, forestry, and gardens.

The large family kitchen with electric AGA (off for the summer but can be used like any other cooker if preferred) and another conventional double oven electric cooker with hob, large fridge/freezer, plus an extra over flow fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and all other necessary equipment to make your holiday as easy as possible. Outside the kitchen is a large seating area with new Weber gas bar-b-que, (a penalty of £30.00 will be charged if not left as found, to include all drip trays and surrounds) and parasel facing the gardens surrounded by the lawns towards the forestry, where you feel like the only people in the world, perfect for the hazy summer evenings. The cottage does have wi-fi, but mobile phones are a bit iffy being in a valley but we do have a landline with payphone.

Down the garden path will take you to a little gate onto the footpath, turn left for a 2 minute walk to the local pub, offering homemade food, catering for all diets with live music on a Friday. The landlord is an accomplished fiddle player with numerous professional friends to enertain you, and of course you are encouraged to join in, if you have any musical talent, otherwise sit back and enjoy some real ales, brewed by the pub itself.

Surrounded by 3 acres of flat gardens and lawns, with stream running through, totally secluded, forestry facing, and sea views. All laundry except for cot, and electricity are included.

Professional Ashfelt Tennis Court.

Within 5 minutes flat easy walking distance to Leebay, with its enchanting rock pools for young children and a very safe bathing beach, fishing nets, buckets and spades and body boards provided. 10 minute drive to Woolacombe with its 3 miles of golden sands, 7 minutes to Ilfacombe or 40 minutes to Barnstaple with its large shopping centre and famous Victorian Pannier Market which does different thymes daily, Mondays and Fridays being farmers market day with fresh fruit and vegetables, Tuesdays and Thursdays are crafts with a whole variety of items to make and buy, and Wednesdays are antiques and collectables, all well worth a visit.

Chapel Cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty sorrounded by National Trust property with amazing walks on the cliff tops to Morte point, where the Bristol channel and the Atlantic ocean meet towards Woolacombe and beyond, or why not try the Torrs walk to Ilfracombe taking one hour and twenty minutes at an even pace with incredible views to Wales and Lundy Island, fabulous for the would be photographers . Boats do leave from Ilfracombe on a regular basis for trips to Lundy with the basking sharks, puffins and seals being a sancuary for wild life and sea life.

And last but not least we mustn't forget 'Verity' Damien Herst 30 foot bronze statue situated on Ilfracombe harbour facing out to sea. Holding a giant sword with the scales of justice standing on a pile of books, shes in the perfect setting!

More Details

Mrs Ginny Potts agent
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Mrs Ginny Potts agent

After visiting Lee as a child with my Dad and having a cream tea, it was always a very special place, to live here is next to none. One of those very hidden gems as said by The Times

Why Mrs Ginny Potts agent chose Ilfracombe

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s amazing position so close to the sea surrounded by National Trust land. The history attached to the cottage, probably one of the oldest properties in Lee with its gothic windows and unique arched porch.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of the cottage is next to none, right in the middle of its own 3 acres with un-surplaced views, to the forestry and sea, offering total sheltered peace and tranquility. 2 acres of totally flat lawned gardens, with beautiful flower beds, offering camellias, azaleas, and other various perennials, not forgetting - apple, quince, mulberry, and pear trees and of course figs, all for guests use.

It’s also a flat walk to beach and local pub, perfect!


Ilfracombe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The family bathroom is on the main landing upstairs and the shower room on the half landing.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Zip and link bed, can be used as 2x3ft singles or Superking
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Both 3 foot beds
  • Bedroom 1 faces the sea, and over looks the lawns and tennis court. Bedroom 2 has the same views Bedroom 3 looks up the valley, towards the village with the forestry to the left Bedroom 4 surrounded by lawns and forestry views
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Any special occassions can be catered for by local top class chef, details on application. Local pub within 5 minute walking distance of the cottage, offering live music on a Friday night with the landlord being a very accomplished fiddle player with numerous talented friends You are encouraged to join in, if you've got hidden talents! It gets very busy, so restaurant bookings advised


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Historical Chapel Cottage. Professional Tennis Court, sea views, close to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

The house was one of a kind. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and the kitchen was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful. Ginny and her husband went above and beyond for us. We will surely stay there again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, it was a pleasure to meet you all. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your trip to England and would welcome you back at any time. Thank you very much.
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Excellent weekend away, perfect location and cottage laid out well for a large family to share

  • 5 of 5

Excellent weekend away, perfect location and cottage laid out well for a large family to share

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom, you were very lucky with the weather! which always helps. We sincerely hope your Dad enjoyed his surprise birthday weekend.
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  • 5 of 5

Great property with everything you need. Quite secluded so great for a relaxing break. Very well located for walking and sightseeing. Also close to a large number of sandy beaches.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo for the great review. Really pleased you enjoyed your few days with your family.
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Lovely cottage in stunning surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in a well appointed cottage. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back at any time.
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Well kept and cared for old place with character in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and well equipped. Absolutely no complaints. Grampus Inn was perfect for Friday evening with musicians to add local colour.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mandy, we're so pleased you enjoyed your girlie weekend, you couldn't have asked for better weather. Hopefully we'll see you again.
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Beautiful cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family as we were attending a wedding at tunnels beach, four couples with a young child. The setting is incredible and only five minutes to the beautiful lee Bay and also five minute to the local pub !

The house is spacious and accommodated us well , the only thing I would say is only having one shower ( just a bath in the bathroom ) meant queuing in a morning but as I like a bath it wasn't a problem .

Having an aga in the kitchen and a beautiful log burner in the lounge added to the cosy feel of the place .

The house is perfect for young children as the grounds are totally secured with a gate and they can play outside to their hearts content .

Would love to go back !!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you loved Chapel Cottage as much as we do. It is the perfect location for family get togethers, with plenty of space for all sorts of activities, and a place to chill out and just enjoy the peace and quiet. It will be a pleasure to have you any time.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Within walking distance
Car: recommended

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within easy driving distance to Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde Beaches, perfect for professional and amateur surfers. Body boarding, golf, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, and Exmoor. Perfect walking area, the cottage has the South west Coastal path almost at its doorstep. Ilfracombe offers the famous Victorian tunnel beaches, aquarium and harbour, offering trips to the National Trust Lundy Island by the Balmoral, to see puffins, seals and basking sharks. Deep sea fishing is also available, or half day coastal trips sightseeing the old silver mines, and Damien Hurst Restaurant overlooking the harbour, with 'Verity' in full view. Ilfracombe harbour has every type of restaurant including fresh local caught lobsters and crabs and lots of other fish caught on a daily basis, with the fishing boats in full sight.

Country houses including RHS Rosemoor gardens, Tapeley House and Arlington are again within easy driving distance, as also is Broomhill famous for its art, statues, gardens and excellent restaurant. We have 2 local threatres offering up to date productions at both Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.

If golf is more your forte, there are 3 courses available all 18 hole at Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and Saunton famous for Bob Hope having played there, many years ago.

Exmoor Adventures offers every type of activity for the more active, catering for all age groups, moutaineering, absailing, mountain biking, kyaking are but a few, a great day out for all the family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.98

Weekly rates from £1500 - £2450.00 plus an extra £100.00 as a damage deposit returnable after one week of your stay
Short breaks available excluding school holidays, prices on request.
A deposit of one third (non-returnable) is required for booking and balance to be paid 2 months prior to arrival.
Arrival time is any time after 4pm and departure strictly by 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund