Cottage in Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, North Devon, England - Quiet Location, just 300m From Hele Beach On The South West Coastal Path and near great walks
- english, french
About Kathy Jones
We, the Jones family, moved to Ilfracombe in May 2011 from West London in our quest to renovate a mill, either wind or water. Hele Cornmill fulfilled this brief, presenting us with various challenges and projects. We returned to milling on the water powered stones in Summer 2012. The mill is open to the public and we would be pleased to give a guided tour to interested parties. The Tearooms have gone from strength to strength and we have won the Devon Life "Best Tearoom" award in 2013 and 2014 so delicious cake and cream teas are always to hand! We've enjoyed our first few years discovering the North Devon coast and look forward to sharing our findings with you!
Kathy Jones purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Kathy Jones chose Ilfracombe
Hele Corn Mill in North Devon with it's beautiful coastline, coastal walks, and sandy beaches is an ideal location. The mill is just 1 mile out of Ilfracombe, accessed without navigating twisty, one car wide roads which suited my driving skills! And yet it has a country setting, 300m from Hele Beach, ideal for rock pooling and dog walking. Night time often provides clear skies and excellent stargazing opportunities to the sound of the stream and owls. From Hele the beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde can be accessed in 20mins, Exmoor 25 mins, Barnstaple 25 mins, and Exeter 80 mins. Situated on the Southwest Coastal path and Hillsborough Area of Outstanding Beauty there are lots of walks from the cottage or further afield.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Miller's Cottage is unique in its setting next to the working Corn Mill which dates back to 1525. The mill stream passes round the cottage and can be viewed from the kitchen, bedrooms and lounge. The Teagarden is available for picnics at all times with private use when the Teagardens are not open and, with the tearooms close by, mill-made cakes and cream teas are always on hand! To welcome you, a cream tea will await you in the cottage on arrival. We've found the cottage ideal for those who want to explore the area on foot, chill out at the beach, walk to Ilfracombe to see Verity, (Damien Hirst's statue), play golf or visit family attractions. Although we don't live on site, we are often around during the day, especially in high season, and are on hand to give advice if requ
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Wonderful accommodation and wonderful hosts!
Just a brilliant experience!
Every thing was perfect, Hosts were so welcoming and I would recommend Hele Mill wholeheartedly.
Very pleasant and relaxing
It was an excellent place to stay.
This place was lovely, comfortable and warm, with great hosts who were helpful. It was well equipped with a place to park and the cakes in the teashop were delicious.
This is a gem of a place, and our hosts were so friendy and helpful, can't faut anything
we have stayed over the last 7 years North Devon, South Devon, Cornwall New Forest Hampshire York, this topped every cottage we have rented, we are a family of 4 two young boys Mom Dad and two dogs and could have not been made more welcome
Excellent location , property and welcoming locals
Wonderful property , perfectly situated close to amenities and the beautiful ilfracombe . Added bonus of being next to the Owners Tea Rooms which sell the most delicious cake and scones . A truly wonderful cottage
Hele Beach is approx 300 metres away and ideal for rock pooling, dog walking, beach combing.
20mins drive away are the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, popular with families and windsurfers.
10 mins drive is Combe Martin beach, great for rock pooling, swimming.
In Ilfracombe itself is Wildersmouth beach and the famous Tunnels Beaches used by Victorian bathers.
Nearest airport: Exeter
Train station: Barnstaple, 25 mins by car. Bus service available.
From Ilfracombe: bus service available.
Car not essential but for ease of exploring this area, car recommended.
Hele has 2 good pubs serving food as well as beachside cafe and, of course, our award-winning tearooms at Hele Corn Mill.
Ilfracombe: shops, harbour, museum, aquarium, Damien Hirst's Verity, Landmark Theatre, cinema, swimming pool, Chambercombe Manor etc: 5 mins by car, 20 min direct walk or via Hillsborough (Area of Outstanding beauty) 45 mins
Exmoor: 20 mins by car. Dulverton and Tarr Steps 50 mins
Beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton approx 20 mins by car
Tesco 5 mins by car towards Ilfracombe. Banks in Ilfracombe together with two family butchers, green grocer and bakers. Local shop 2 mins walk from cottage.
Hele Billy's (2 mins walk) very good value and popular with locals but pre booking advisable.
In Ilfracombe, Damien Hirst's 'The Quay', 71 Fore Street, La Gendarmerie, Relish, Tapas Bars and excellent Fish and Chips at The Ilfracombe Fryer.