Description: About The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay
Holiday in a Converted Watermill near Hele Bay beach, DevonGet away to the Miller's Cottage, part of a historical 16th century watermill, where you can enjoy a tranquil break yet be just a few minutes’ walk from Hele Bay beach and just a mile from the lovely coastal town of Ilfracombe. Situated within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is a beautiful part of Devon, ideal for exploring the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde and Exmoor National Park.
The mill is very pretty and quietly situated in its own grounds and complete with water wheel, mill leat and stream which runs past the cottage. Enjoy sitting out on your private patio and looking out and watching the stream flowing by. The lounge, kitchen and both bedrooms also feature serene views of the nearby stream.
Guests will happily be given a tour of the mill and there is an award winning tea room on site and guests at Miller's Cottage enjoy use of the tearoom gardens for alfresco dining at any time and private use when the tearoom is closed. A cream tea will be provided to welcome you and get your break off to the best of starts.
Inside this 2 Bedroom Pet-Friendly Cottage near Hele Bay beach
Entrance to the cottage with 2 steps down. This charming cottage features:
- Comfy lounge with with TV, WIFI and warming wood burning stove (wood provided),
- Fully equipped kitchen with beautiful stream views and a dining table overlooking the stream.
- Master bedroom has a double bed
- Single bedroom with an additional pullout bed with full size mattress and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The views out over the stream and to the coastal path are a wonderful feature of this property. The cottage sleeps 3/4 plus cot. Pet friendly - well behaved dogs are welcome with prior notice.
Discover Hele Bay and the Beautiful North Devon Coast on HolidayThe cottage is located on the South West Coastal Path, some 300m from Hele Beach, and offers excellent walks over Hillsborough (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to Ilfracombe and beyond or to Combe Martin. Ideal for serious ramblers or families wanting a quiet stroll.
For day trips out, Woolacombe Beach is just 8 miles away and Saunton Sands is 12 miles away.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2022
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Local Attractions near Ilfracombe
Top Attractions: The South West Coastal Path. Ilfracombe's Tunnels Beaches, Aquarium, Museum, Art Gallery, Pitch and Putt. National Trust's Arlington House and Carriage Museum, Exmoor, Marwood Hill Gardens, RHS Rosemoor, Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacom be, Croyde, Clovelly. The Big Sheep and Milky Way 50 mins.
Recommended Places to Visit: Hele Old Corn Mill and tearooms, (nextdoor to cottage!), several other mills nearby for the enthusiast (just ask us!), Chambercombe Manor (20 mins walk), Exmoor Zoological Park, Barnstaple (10 miles), Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (4 miles), Cliff Railway, Lynton & Lynmouth (18 miles), Valley of the Rocks, Watermouth Castle Theme Park (2 miles), The Big Sheep, Barnstaple (a must for children) Atlantis Adventure Park, Barnstaple, Clovelly, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Tapely House as seen on Country House Rescue, Bideford, Arlington Court, Dunster Castle, Broomhill Sculpture Park and Gallery 4 miles. Visit the beautiful Hartland Peninsula, and all the beaches such as Croyde, Saunton Sands, Puttsborough, Woolacombe. Day trips to Lundy Island and to see the dolphins/seals from Ilfracombe harbour.
Annual Eventst: Many cancelled due to Covid. Please see Visit Ilfracombe tourist information website. Normally: All Things Morris (July), Pilton Green Man Festival (July), North Devon Show (August), May Beer Festival, Ilfracombe Victorian Week in June, Power Boat Racing (July), Tennis Tournaments (July), Ilfracombe and Combe Martin Carnivals and competitions throughout August, Rescue Day (August), Mini Car Rally (BH August), North Devon Folk Festival (September), Railway Steam Gala at Lynton (September), Gold Coast Oceanfest (June), Exmoor Food Fest (Sept/Oct) Appledore Book Festival.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Hele Bay pub - 5 mins walk. The Old Cornmill Tearooms. Ilfracombe offers many restaurants: Tapas bar, Italian restaurants, Indian restaurant, excellent fish and chips at The Ilfracombe Frier. Fine dining at The Olive Room (Michelin *), Take Thyme (fish), Espresso bar
Local Sports: clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, surfing, swimming, golfing, walking
Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple
Stunning coastal scenery, magnificient Victorian architecture, independent high street retailers, top class restaurants and galleries can all be found in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Climb to the coastal path and wander along the top of the cliffs taking in the breathtaking scenery of waves crashing on the rocks at high tide. Magnificient views over the town and across The Channel to the Welsh coast.
The infamous and award winning Tunnels Beaches offers the chance to see the tunnel hand dug by Welsh miners to get to the shore and which provided the Victorian Ladies and Gents individual beaches to swim from. Visit Ilfracombe in June for a week of Victorian fun. During Victorian week you may well bump into 'Her Majesty', or the local bobby on his pennyfarthing, or The Magistrate! The Ilfracombe Victorian Society welcomes all to join them for Afternoon Tea on the lawn of the Vicarage or a picnic around the bandstand.
Take a walk along the High Street to Walker's Chocolate Emporium. Enjoy everything chocolate and then a wander through their museum.
The Landmark Theatre has varied and regular performances throughout the year. Workshops are often held throughout the year.
The Museum is a rich source of information and well worth a visit. There is a model of the Glass Palace that was built by the Victorians on the sea front. Sadly this has now gone, but there is plenty more to see and do along the promenade.
Ilfracombe has more than its fair share of excellent eating houses for all pockets. Damien Hirst opened No 11 The Quay three years ago. For Fine Dining The Elmfield Hotel can't be beaten. Bistros, Tapas Bars to Award Wining Fish and Chips shops, we have it all.
St Nicholas Chapel stands high and proud and was built in the 14th century. Today it has been restored and is maintained by The Rotary Club, it's worth the climb to visit it and enjoy the view over the harbour.
With Exmoor on our doorstep and the sea lapping at our feet, Ilfracombe is a good place to visit and stay. It is also a good base to visit the several theme parks, the Wolfman at Exmoor Zoo, beautiful open gardens, and a huge range of National Trust properties.
Take a day trip to Lundy Island by boat to see the seals, deer and the Lundy ponies or take a coach ride to Exmoor and then a catamaran back to the harbour. You might even get the odd dolphin alongside.
Have a day trip out to beautiful Clovelly with its 16th century cottages, cobble streets steeped in history. Or if you want to go a bit further why not visit The Eden Project. Both places are within comfortable driving distance for days out. But, if all you want to do is relax, walk, eat good food and enjoy the scenery there's no need to leave ilfracombe!
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