Old Maids Cottage

Located in Woolacombe, Devon

This thatched cottage rests in Lee near Ilfracombe and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Old Maids Cottage is a thatched cottage resting near the seaside town of Ilfracombe. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double with en-suite bath, a zip/link bed with en-suite bath and a double, together sleeping up to six people and served by a shower room. Completing the interior is an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside, there is ample off-road parking and a patio area with furniture and a lawned area. Old Maids Cottage is a wonderful base for exploring this corner of North Devon.

Property Details

Ilfracombe 2.8 miles. Resting in an area of outstanding natural beauty and within striking distance of the glorious Lee Bay Beach is this listed, thatched dwelling, Old Maids Cottage. This truly characterful accommodation is ideally situated for a family seeking to explore North Devon, with its dramatic coastline and the rolling countryside of the Exmoor National Park. Admiring the tradition of the quaint village of Lee with its winding streets including two thatched cottages, relax into your evening within the brightly decorated, open-plan living room. This home by the sea offers a contemporary, galley-style kitchen, boasting quality appliances to ensure that you and your loved ones can cater for yourselves during your stay. Follow the room around to be welcomed in by the sitting room, where the woodburning stove invites you in after an action-packed day of exploring. After preparing a delicious evening meal, gather with your loved ones in the dining room, offering a wonderful space for planning the days ahead or whiling away a couple of hours playing one of the board games that are on offer at this cottage. Follow the staircase up to find three spacious bedrooms, each featuring leaded windows, a refreshing ambiance and plenty of storage for your personal belongings. Choose to catch your rest within either the double bedroom, a zip/link bedroom with an en-suite bath or the double bedroom which features a glass screen which separates the room from the stylish en-suite bath. To the outside, you will find ample off-road parking, as well as a raised patio area where alfresco dining can be enjoyed during the summer months or a glass of something refreshing can be had as you soak up the final glimpses of sunshine. For those special occasions, a short stroll will bring you to the local pub in the village of Lee, or for picking up the essentials head to the town of Ilfracombe where a selection of shops awaits you. Whilst staying at the Old Maids Cottage, be sure to head to the local beach where views of the Bristol Channel can be enjoyed, or head to Ilfracombe where you can look forward to walking along the iconic South West Coast Path. Ilfracombe itself comes with a vast array of attractions to suit all ages, including the Ilfracombe Aquarium, Ilfracombe observatory and its sandy beach which overlooks Arganite Bay. Old Maids Cottage promises to be a wonderful escape to this corner of North Devon.


Close to coast
Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Pets Go Free
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Woolacombe is a large seaside town with lots to offer all ages. The town offers a friendly, lively atmosphere. The town has a mix of convenience stores, pubs, restaurants, 2 small cinemas and a nightclub. It is also a haven for wildlife. Lundy Island is home to Devon's puffin population. It is also visited by seals, dolphins and porpoises. It is also an area that sees a variety of migrating birds returning to the town every year for breeding. With 3 miles of golden sand, Woolacombe beach has won the Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach Awards for its cleanliness and water quality. It is very popular with families as there is a lifeguard on patrol over the summer. The beach is also popular with locals for surfing and a range of other water activities. Barricane Bay to the north end of the beach has a cafe offering fantastic views and great food. This is open from early Spring to late Autumn. High tide can reduce beach space here so it is best to check the tide times. A little further up the beach is Combegate beach which is great for exploring the rock pools. For those horse enthusiasts, Woolacombe stables can offer a unique beach ride.

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