|Looking to rekindle memories of childhood English seaside summers? Steal yourself away to the sleepy seaside village of Lee on the North Devon coast for a holiday in Old Maids Cottage, once one of the most celebrated cottages in England around the turn of the last century, now immaculately restored to offer blissfully comfortable accommodation for 2-6 guests in 3 bedrooms throughout the year.|
The three sumptuously furnished bedrooms with colourful rugs, burnished brass lamps, rattan furniture and big comfortable beds, each with a sparkling contemporary bathroom close to hand guarantee a restful stay. The light and airy master bedroom with big French windows allows you to tumble out of bed to enjoy breakfast on a large flagstone terrace with delightful views up the valley of the tree-lined valley. With a BBQ terrace and a flagstone floored dining room, meals can become moveable feasts during your stay.
The other two bedrooms with exposed beams, quaint leaded windows and calming natural hues can be configured as double or twin rooms as required.
Downstairs, the semi open plan layout allows the different rooms to flow seamlessly from one to the other. The sitting area has ample seating including 2 big kick-back-and-relax sofas curling around a no-nonsense wood burning fire, making Old Maids a cosy bolthole for the frostiest of winter evenings. Choose from a good book, relax to your favourite music using your playlists via the i-Pod dock or connecting your laptop to the Wi-Fi or just enjoy a film o the DTV or DVD.
The galley style kitchen area, with all the kit you’ll need to rustle runs the length of the cottage and is fully equipped with such holiday necessities as a washing machine and dishwasher, as well as toaster, cafetiere, garlic crusher and other culinary essentials to numerous to list here. For the serious cook, rest assured, there is a decent set of knives and a knife sharpener!
The third area is the dining area, which is fitted out with country pine dining table seating up to 8 guests and solid hand carved pew style benches with big solid cushions affording.
Old Maids nestles proudly in the centre of Lee, just a short genteel stroll to The Grampus, an authentic old world pub with low beams and welcoming ambience. It has good reputation for food as well as being child and, like Old Maids itself, dog friendly. The bay is about a 10-15 minute stroll further down the lane (there’s a nicely placed car park for those preferring the 2 minute drive). At low tide it is a rock-pooling paradise for all ages to discover. The South West coastal footpath runs around the bay then climbs up green lanes and close cropped turf to offer unforgetful scenic walks along the coast between Ilfracombe and Mortehoe.
Outside there is off-road parking for 4 cars. The large suntrap terraced garden covers almost an acre as it rises up steeply behind the cottage while to one is willow-screened terrace area at ‘lane level’ with BBQ and patio furniture, for alfresco dining or sleepy sunbathing on hot sunny days.