The Old Vicarage

Ilfracombe, Devon

Lots of space and much to do for families and friends: it’s a short walk to Lee Bay, the coastal path or the village pub


13 beds


8 bedrooms


Sleeps 17


On top of a hill, surrounded by a wooded valley, this large Victorian house has room for everyone. Spread out in large living rooms flooded with light, hunker down by the open fire after a day on the surf at sandy Woolacombe (just a ten-minute ride away) or just laze on the lawns with sunny views down to Lee. There’s a long oak table in the kitchen for big brunches and group dinners. Outside there’s also a gas barbecue and another huge table to fit everybody, so warmer evenings are huge fun. An extra couple can have the private Bothy, with its own wood-burner, all to themselves.With the rock pools of Lee Bay, the South West Coastal path and a great village pub all minutes away you won’t really need the car. Sunsets are glorious too, so let the children tear about while you open a bottle and find a seat in the garden.

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We think you'll love

  • All the space
  • Lee Bay being off the beaten track so the beach is never crowded
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Home truths

  • You’ll need the car for food shopping
  • The Bothy is an additional bedroom to the main house, it can't be rented alone


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Book between 3rd-10th May over the bank holiday and receive 2 bottles of complimentary champagne to enjoy on arrival.

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £275
Weekly price
from £1600
Damage deposit
1 House for 17
From £27513 beds8 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The Old Vicarage is in the small village of Lee. The rock pools and coves of Lee Bay are a short walk away and a 14th century village pub The Grampus is a five-minute walk. The pub serves good organic ales and locally sourced food and doubles up as a shop for essentials. There are several trails nearby including stunning coastal walks and it’s just a ten-minute drive to arty Ilfracombe or the beautiful sandy beach at Woolacombe.

Local points of interest from Amanda Robertson

  • The house has always been popular with groups of all sizes whether its a family of 4 or a party of 17, a celebration, a holiday or just a weekend away! We have a range of rates starting at a small party of 10 guests for week or weekend breaks to suit all.
  • The area is famous for some beautiful beaches, great for surfing, boogie boarding, rock pooling and kayaking. Lee bay 350 meters and Woolacombe 3 miles. All beaches dog friendly! A host of stunning coastal walks on your door step and Exmoore near by.
  • All the comforts of a luxury home with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, large comfy beds (4 x Super/king beds) and Branche d' Olive products. Open fire, an abundance of good reads , 300 DVD library, table tennis, badminton on the lawn and lots more to amuse!
  • Excellent food at a variety of near by pub/restaurants - The Grampus pub 2 mins walk and Damian Hursts restaurant The Quay only 2 miles. Local Chef's will cook a variety of culinary delights to order and deliver to the house or cook in house of an evening.
  • The Bothy (cottage) is extra accommodation for the main house. A quaint Victorian out house converted to sleep an extra couple in a king suite with wet room. Oak floors, under floor heating and a wood burner to light on chilly nights. A romantic hideaway!
  • Lee bay Village itself is a little hidden gem, rarely discovered by many as there is minimal beach parking and it is off the beaten track. Therefore what ever time of year it is, it's never crowded. Most who visit return time and time again!!


Amanda Robertson

The Robertson family live and work in London, but found their dream escape in Lee after visiting friends and falling in love with the area. They saw The Old Vicarage for sale a couple of years later in the paper and one viewing was enough to make them determined to make it their coastal hideaway. The views, sunny aspect and pretty village of Lee draw them back regularly, but they love opening up their home for you.