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Hewish Mill - Valley View

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Muddiford, nr. Barnstaple, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
An ideal place for the family with its friendly animals, Valley Views is located in an area filled with attractions.

Overlooking a secluded valley, just 8 miles from Woolacombe’s long sandy beach, these three superb holiday properties each enjoy their own enclosed garden area, and are peacefully set down a mile long made-up private road. Close to the owner’s home, they have been imaginatively and beautifully converted from former farm buildings, incorporating glass frontages to take advantage of the lovely views over the stream-bordered paddocks which lead to beautiful woodland walks. Children love getting to know the bunch of friendly animals, which include miniature ponies and donkeys, llamas, pet sheep and small flock of traditional breed hens.
Perfect for a relaxing holiday, the area holds a wealth of attractions. The ancient town of Barnstaple, with its Domesday associations, lies just 5 miles distant. Here the visitor can find a good selection of shops, restaurants, museums, a theatre and various sporting facilities, not to mention a 14th-century parish church, a fascinating Heritage Centre and a daily Pannier Market. For watersports enthusiasts, the beautiful beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Saunton Sands are a must, affording some of the finest windsurfing in Devon, as well as being a haven for sunbathers and sandcastle builders. Wonderful walking and riding can be enjoyed in the nearby Exmoor National Park (6 miles), where red deer roam the rugged moors and magnificent sea views can be admired from lofty cliffs and headlands.
Among the many places to visit within a 5 mile radius are Arlington Court (NT), with its collection of model ships and Victorian accessories, and Marwood Hill Gardens, complete with its string of lakes, rare shrubs and exotic trees. The resorts of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Lynton and Lynmouth are also easily accessible, each offering its own blend of seaside charm. Golf and sailing, 8 miles. Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

This charming and imaginative conversion is the end one of three cottages (adjoining Woodland View) and offers stunning views across the valley. Spacious open-plan living/dining room with beamed ceiling and well-equipped kitchen area with stable door to patio and garden. Stairs to half-landing: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Own enclosed garden with patio and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Ffreezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Shared grounds with landscaped area and pony paddocks
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

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  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    Great holiday cottage 5 mins drive from barnstaple. Everything you need I’m kitchen bedrooms and en suites were lovely would highly recommend x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2017
    Enjoyed a very nice stay in the Wheel House, despite the weather. The house was warm and cosy and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    Our stay was wonderful! Fresh scones, jam and clotted cream on arrival, milk, tea and sugar so we could make ourselves a drink too. It was in a beautiful location, the owners were nearby to offer any help you may need and popped in to introduce themselves shortly after we arrived. The animals on the farm were really lovely and friendly, the children loved visiting them and taking them some food. The kitchen was so well equipped, even had a slow cooker! I can not recommend Valley View enough and would defiantly book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    A lovely cottage to stay as long as you are happy away from it all, including no mobile signal. The owners are very helpful - especially when one of us ended up in hospital. Loved the animals, especially the chickens.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Very quiet location easy to reach places to visit

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Lovely, spacious cottage with a great view

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    We had a thoroughly good time in Valley View and the surrounding area. The grandchildren loved the animals and Suzanne and Richard taught them a lot about them and caring for them. They were great, even when one of us (nameless!) left a gate open and there was an escape. The hospitality was great and we all enjoyed the cream tea, which turned out to be one of several! There is plenty to do in the area and the only improvement I can think of would be the weather, which was not terrible but not the best. However we had a lovely holiday in a lovely place. Thank you.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    This cottage has a stunning valley view and lots of lovely animals (alpacas, sheep, donkey, and rare breed chickens) to entertain my 11 year old daughter who loves animals. The kitchen is well equipped and the owner's warmest touch - milk in the fridge, wine & cream tea on the table - was really welcoming. She gave us eggs from her chickens! Although there is a designated parking, this cottage is at the end of the adjoined block of cottages, we felt inconvenient to bring our stuff in passing other cottages, and it often made us a little bit too conscious of our neighbouring holiday makers. Also as we are keen walkers, we hoped to have walks from the door, but even the most obvious one down to the valley was impassable (no clear sign of passage as it was overgrown), which discouraged us entirely. This cottage would have been much better, and we'd have enjoyed much more if the local walks right from the doorstep were developed and shown clearly either in the holiday information pack or by signage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2017
    Idyllic location, comfortable, clean it was like two holidays in one. The beaches namely Croyde and Woolacombe then coming back in the late afternoon to enjoy the views and feeding the animals. Faboulous! Ooh and the cream tea waiting for us when we arrived!!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2017
    A very comfortable and roomy unit in a secluded valley although there are 3 adjoining units. Very comprehensive facilities. Only downside was restricted head room in the main bedroom and bathroom (only one bruise!)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    Lovely place to relax. Owners are helpful and allow you to help with their animals

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    Wonderful house, wonderful location and amazing hosts. Thank you so much for a great week.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2017
    The welcome (including cream tea and wine) and wonderful cottage helped make this one of our best family holidays. Three bathrooms really helped with teenagers! The peaceful location and animals really made this special and we have all missed this since leaving.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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