The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay - Ilfracombe, Devon, England

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Hele Cornmill, 16th century mill. Cottage to left The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay - thumbnail photo 1
16th century working watermill with gardens and stream running by
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Miller's Cottage entrance
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Kitchen with view over mill stream and dippers
Good quality cottage sleeps 4 in Hele near Ilfracombe The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay - thumbnail photo 4
Cosy lounge with wood burning stove
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Main double bedroom
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Second bedroom which can have two full-size twin beds or one single
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Cream tea on the kitchen patio overlooking the stream
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Devon cream tea with clotted cream
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A Devon cream tea awaits you on arrival
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Hele Bay sheltered beach
Hele Corn Mill on right, cottage on left The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay - thumbnail photo 11
Hele Corn Mill on right, cottage on left
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Miller's cottage in early spring

Key Cottage Information

£650 - £925 weekly price range
Sleeps  2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (1 dog welcome)
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
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Covid Lockdown Flexible Cancellation Policy
This owner/agency has a flexible cancellation policy for covid which means that if a holiday cannot go ahead because of a national lockdown in the UK due to covid, they permit you to cancel the booking at the property or rebook for a future available date without incurring additional charges (future dates may be more expensive depending on time of year and other factors).
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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£650 per week
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About The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay

Holiday in a Converted Watermill near Hele Bay beach, Devon

Get 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.

The cottage sleeps 3/4 plus cot.  Pet friendly - well behaved dogs are welcome with prior notice.

The 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.

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Historic property Historic property: The Millerís Cottage is part of the 16th Century working Cornmill at Hele with waterwheel. Visitors are welcome to tour the mill.
Special features Access to the mill is via a private driveway with private parking. Washing machine and tumble drier available for use in separate outbuilding.

Entertainment Facilities

Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Electric Leisure Cooker with double oven
Dining table Dining table seats 4


Bed linen provided Bed linen provided


Bath Bath
Shower Shower

Other facilities


Woodburner Woodburner

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: The tearoom garden is available for use at all times and privately before 11am and after 5pm. Small patio overlooking the stream is for cottage users' private use at all times. The tea garden is enclosed but children need to be supervised at all times due to the nearby stream and leat which are hazardous to small children.
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome
Cot Cot
High Chair High Chair

Dog-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 1 dogs
Dog Bowl Dog Bowl
Dog Throws Dog Throws

Setting and Local Information

Views Views: Views from the cottage are of the coastal path and the mill stream.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Barnstaple
Secluded Secluded
Near the beach Near the beach
Pub(s) nearby Pub(s) nearby
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby
By the sea By the sea

More About this Property

Type: Self catering Mill.
Types of Bookings welcome: Weddings WeddingsBirthday parties, Reunions, Anniversary Celebrations Birthday parties, Reunions, Anniversary CelebrationsFriends FriendsFamilies Families
Entrance to the cottage with 2 steps down. This charming cottage features a comfy lounge with with TV, WIFI and warming wood burning stove (wood provided), a fully equipped kitchen with beautiful stream views and a dining table overlooking the stream. The master bedroom has a double bed and there is also a 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.


Flexible Covid booking with 100% refunds for cancellation due to Covid illness or lockdown. 10% deposit payable on booking with balance 8 weeks before start of holiday.

Property Location


The Miller's Cottage is located next to the 16th century working water mill in Hele Bay, 300m from the beach and 20 mins walk from Ilfracombe town centre. ***Covid-19: we are deep cleaning between bookings, disinfecting hard surfaces and washing bedlinen at high temperatures. Hele itself is a village, with beach and rock pools, and coastal walks with beautiful views. Hele has two good family friendly pubs. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for North Devon holidays, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquility and centuries of heritage and style. Ilfracombe is a stunning coastal town with white washed houses, grand Victorian villas and terraces. Nestling between the National Park of Exmoor to the East and the golden coast with the surfing beaches to the West.

Local 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, Woolacombe, Croyde, Clovelly,

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 Events: 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: Horse riding,clay pigeon shooting nearby. Golf course and swimming pool nearby. Coasteering from Hele bay, Surfing courses and excellent beaches at Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. Fishing trips from Ilfracombe. Kayaking and jet ski hire from W

Guest Reviews and Feedback

  • Absolutely beautiful little cottage. We've just returned from a lovely week at Miller's Cottage opposite the Corn mill. David and Kathy are the perfect hosts, really hardworking couple who offer the best cream teas in the UK (top ten in the UK). The cottage is overlooking a stream from the patio and you can hear the stream running and it's so relaxing and pretty. Can't fault it, we had a perfect break and there are so many lovely places to visit in the area.
    Lisa, 25.08.2020

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