We booked a two-bed cottage at Hele Valley Holiday Park for a long weekend and were pleasantly surprised.
The park itself is located in Hele, which is walkable from Ilfracombe . Hele Bay itself is about 5-10 mins walk from the park and there is a minimart at the nearby petrol station so you're well serviced. There's also a newish Tesco a few minutes drive up the road.
The cottage was clean, well presented and well equipped. The rooms are large, especially the main bedroom. There was a bathroom and a separate shower room.
Outside there was a brick barbeque and a private hot tub that can be rented for £20 a day. That's a bit pricey but they do check the water daily, and insist on a safety briefing first.
The cottages are actually located just outside the gates of the park and ours (Lily) had it's own drive, which meant unloading was very easy.
If you're looking for a self-catered North Devon base this is definitely worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hele Valley is a multi award-winning Holiday Park based in the quaint seaside town of Ilfracombe on the beautiful coast of North Devon. The Park has been owned and managed by the Dovey family for over forty years and is situated in a picturesque valley and is the perfect destination for relaxation, peace and tranquillity. 2016 accolades consist of two Silver Awards at the Devon Tourism Awards, David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation, Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate, Britain in Bloom Gold Award and the AA and Visit England four star gradings. With a wide range of modern and affordable luxury caravans, superior lodges and holiday cottages, there is accommodation perfect for families, friends, couples and pets. Our peaceful, green and well maintained 5-pennant campsite offers a wide range of tent pitches, touring pitches, Camping Pods and state of the art camping facilities. Limited free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hele Valley Holiday Park Hotel Ilfracombe
- Hele Valley Holiday Park Ilfracombe, Devon