Hele Valley Holiday Park, Ilfracombe

Property Details

Make/Model:

Willerby Herald Gold

Property Size:

10ft x 35ft

Bedrooms:

2

Max Occupancy:

6

Pets Welcome:

Children Welcome:

Smoking Allowed:

Groups Welcome:

Price Range

From:

£250 per week (low season)

To:

£600 per week (high season)

Holiday Home Facilities

  • Toilet

  • Shower

  • Gas Fire

  • Blown Air Heating

  • Alarm

  • DVD Player

  • Toaster

  • Fridge

  • Fridge Freezer

  • Microwave

  • Television

  • Iron

  • Veranda

  • Storage Box

  • Parking Bay

  • Patio Area

  • Garden Chairs

Additional Info: Our caravan is located in a secluded spot on the Hele Valley caravan site just east of Ilfracombe, North Devon, next to a stream. It has a huge deck, 20ft by 10ft. Handy location for surfing hotspots around Croyde and if you need somewhere to stay for a wedding at Tunnel Beaches.

Owner Details

Contact:

Sarah Silcox

Telephone:

07976 551116

Availability

Submit an Enquiry

Owner's Booking Terms

Weekly lets during busy periods, Saturday-Saturday, but happy to consider short breaks out of high season (min 3 nights).
A £75 deposit will be required to secure a booking and will be held as security until departure against additional cleaning or damage to the caravan.

Important Information

Thank you for enquiring about our 2-bedroom Willerby Herald Gold caravan in the Hele Valley, North Devon. I will get back to you as soon as possible within the next 48 hours.

Sarah Silcox, sarahsilcox@waitrose.com

Owner Description

Our van is in really good condition and consists of one double bedroom, a twin bedroom, kitchen, toilet and shower room, and living room, with large "wrap around" sofa seating and dining table. There is also a double sofa bed in the living area.

Heating is provided by a gas fire in the living area and electric fan heating in the other areas. Gas and electricity is included in the rental price. We provide duvets/pillows but you will need to bring bed linen, towels, bath mat and tea towel. The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual stuff you would expect, but also including a cafeteria and milk jug - which we never seem to find when we rent places!

The deck is a real feature of our caravan - it is one of the biggest on the park, so plenty of room for sitting outside sipping a beer or glass of wine when the sun shines... or even when it doesn't.

Hele Valley Holiday Park, a gold award winning park on the eastern side of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast, is in its own little valley. Hele beach is a five to 10-minute walk from the park entrance, as is the nearest bar/restaurant, Hele Billy. We also have the lovely Hele Corn Mill Tea Rooms on our doorstep, which makes delicious cakes from its own flour and consistently receives fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor. The farm at the camping end of the site serves a fantastic breakfast during the summer, including homemade sausages. There?s a very well-stocked shop attached to the petrol station in Hele village, where you can get all the things you?ve forgotten to bring with you, including toiletries.

There is a public swimming pool less than five minutes drive away and Watermouth Castle Family themepark is five minutes away by car. Bus stops are also close by, making it possible to access a wide range of places by public transport, perhaps combining a walk along the coast path and bus back.

The location of the park makes it easy to get into the lovely countryside inland by foot or cycle, including Exmoor, the Tarka trail out of Ilfracombe and the coast path eastwards towards Coombe Martin and westwards to Ilfracombe and Morthoe. Our 'van also makes a good base for exploring the surfing hotspots of Croyde, and for weddings at the Tunnel Beaches venue. Ilfracombe has some good coffee spots, delis and restaurants, particularly down by the Quay, where "Verity", Damien Hirst's dramatic sculpture now sits.

In busy periods, we let weekly from Saturday-Saturday, but I am happy to consider short breaks out of high season (minimum 3 nights).

Location Details

Holiday Park Facilities

  • Laundrette

  • Additional Info: Wifi is purchasable from the park reception. Launderette, nature trail and children's play area, including zip slide.

Local Attractions

  • Indoor Pool

  • Beach Local

  • Scenic Walks

  • Watersports

  • Nature Reserve

  • Golf Course

  • Amusements

  • Pubs and Clubs

  • Theme Park

  • Takeaway

  • Fishing

  • History

Owner Details

Contact:

Sarah Silcox

Telephone:

07976 551116

Availability

Submit an Enquiry

Owner's Booking Terms

Weekly lets during busy periods, Saturday-Saturday, but happy to consider short breaks out of high season (min 3 nights).
A £75 deposit will be required to secure a booking and will be held as security until departure against additional cleaning or damage to the caravan.

Important Information

Thank you for enquiring about our 2-bedroom Willerby Herald Gold caravan in the Hele Valley, North Devon. I will get back to you as soon as possible within the next 48 hours.

Sarah Silcox, sarahsilcox@waitrose.com

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Owner Status:

Verified

Advert Set Live:

11th November 2013

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Read reviews from past guests below. Recently stayed here? Scroll down the page to leave a review.

Guest Comments

our second consecutive visit to this caravan had a very nice stay on this lovely quiet site, a great base for exploring the surrounding areas, thanks to Sarah for her good communication * hopefully, we will return to this lovely area

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

9

Value For Money:

9

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

1 September 2018 - 8 September 2018

OVERALL:

9

Guest Comments

We managed to book a last minute week in August which had apparently been a cancellation, we were so lucky! Such good value for money and such a fabulous van and site. The van was really clean and has everything you could need, the deck is huge and has a lovely fence and gate making it feel very safe and private. Full of thoughtful touches such as the windbreaks which were brilliant as it was a bit of a breezy week. A few reviews had remarked on the bed being hard so we took a mattress topper and slept brilliantly. The owner Sarah was really great to deal with as was the reception on the site, a really lovely week.

Owner Feedback

Thank you so much Sophie for your lovely review - glad you enjoyed your week at our 'van and please come again! Sarah

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

28 July 2018 - 4 August 2018

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

The caravan was very clean with plenty of room. There were a lot of dishes, pans etc and everything you needed to be a home from home. Everything worked, and was easy to operate. The caravan park is beautiful, very well maintained, lots of flowers and garden features. I would definitely rebook if and when I return to Devon

Owner Feedback

Thanks Lindsey for your kind review - look forward to seeing you again soon (don't forget I offer a £50 per week discount to returning guests!) Sarah

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

21 July 2018 - 28 July 2018

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

We had a lovely holiday the caravan was perfect for us with our 3 year old definitely recommended.

Owner Feedback

Thanks Leanne - glad that you and your family had a good time. Sarah

Accomodation:

5

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

30 June 2018 - 7 July 2018

OVERALL:

8.8

Guest Comments

Beautiful caravan in a lovely private spot with sound of running water from the stream and opportunity to watch wildlife in the wood behind the caravan. Very clean and well equipped with lovely ornaments giving a homely touch. Owner Sarah very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you Sarah.

Owner Feedback

Thank you Janet for your kind review...and very pleased that you all had a great time. Come again soon!

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Older Children

Date of Stay:

7 July 2018 - 14 July 2018

OVERALL:

9.8

Guest Comments

Our last minute booking was really good value for money and the communication with Sarah throughout was excellent. The caravan was very well equipped, spacious and clean and the park was tranquil and beautiful. My family and I had a wonderful stress free week and would not hesitate to return or recommend this property.

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your review Nadine - look forward to welcoming you back to our 'van again sometime in the future.

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

5 August 2017 - 12 August 2017

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

found caravan very clean,nice quiet site,would love to visit again

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Solo Taveller

Date of Stay:

24 June 2017 - 1 July 2017

OVERALL:

9.6

Guest Comments

Plenty of crockery,pans etc. I agree with other visitors the main bed was small. Having said that we really enjoyed our stay. Hele site is quiet and very relaxing.Staff at reception were very helpfull.

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

1 July 2017 - 8 July 2017

OVERALL:

9.4

Guest Comments

Beautiful caravan in a lovely quiet location. We had a relaxing time walking out from the caravan into Ilfracombe (only a 20 minute walk to the harbour) and beyond. The deck was a real bonus giving an outdoor space to relax in and eat meals and play board games with the children. My eldest son was particularly fascinated listening to the owls in the adjacent trees at night. Site staff were all really friendly and helpful. Would have no hesitation in staying here again and using it as a base to explore this stunning part of Devon. I will definitely be recommending this excellent value caravan to all our friends and family.

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your review - being able to walk out of the door and into Ilfracombe relatively quickly is one of the things we really like about the Hele Valley site; you can always get the bus back too!

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

20 August 2016 - 27 August 2016

OVERALL:

9.8

Guest Comments

I have stated that we were a family with young children, that is partly true due to our 5yr old son. Our 19yr old daughter and her friend were also with us. What can I say about the caravan ...... Amazing on all counts. We had a lovely week and spent most of the time outdoors. The caravan boasts an ample decking with a gate which provided security for our younger one along with space to create his construction site or dinosaur land! The site is well run and maintained with help and advice available at reception from 0900-2100. Places of interest are close by and the beaches are clean. We would not hesitate to book again and strongly recommend to others.

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your positive feedback - and for generous gift of wine glasses! Look forward to welcoming you all back. Sarah

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

13 August 2016 - 20 August 2016

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

What a wonderful place to stay....site was very quiet, childrens play area well maintained,lovely clean van,everything you could want in the kitchen. I agree with others that the bed is small but its standard size for a caravan so no fault of the Sarahs. Good communication from start to finish. All in all I would recommend Sarah and her van as a good hastle free family holiday and we would certainly go back!

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your review Lisa - and look forward to having you to stay again in the future (special rates for return visitors!) Sarah

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

9

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

16 July 2016 - 30 July 2016

OVERALL:

9.2

Guest Comments

Lovely spacious caravan full of every goody you could ever wish for. In particular we liked the spacious decking and plenty of grassed area to put the picnic blanket down and enjoy the sun until late in the evening. Even had new camping chairs for our use. Found the mattress comfy and the shower was powerful. The site is beautifully maintained and well located. Only minor negative comment and I do mean minor was the cooker hood filter needs replacing or vacuum clean at changeover. The 2 pubs within walking range are a real bonus and 'Hele Billys' serve excellent food as well. We hired the WI-FI and got good service from it. Had a super week and could have happily stayed for longer.

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your positive review - I've mentioned cooker hood filter to reception and they're going to replace it, thanks for pointing out. Sarah

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

2 July 2016 - 9 July 2016

OVERALL:

9.8

Guest Comments

Excellent location, beautiful site and extremely well equipped and clean caravan. Very good value for money booking direct with owners through this website (far far cheaper than the vans owned by the Hele Valley site!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Loved Ilfracombe and surrounding areas. Only downside for us was the small and very very firm beds - suggest you take a mattress topper with you. I thought you needed to take your own bed linen, but not the actual duvets and pillows. Luckily we had taken our own duvets, pillows and linen - otherwise we would have been in a bit of a pickle. Overall though, very happy..

Owner Feedback

Thanks for your kind review: the caravan does have duvets and pillows, which are stored under the double bed, apologies if you didn't find them, but their location is mentioned in the info sent with booking confirmation.

Accomodation:

8

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

18 June 2016 - 25 June 2016

OVERALL:

9.6

Guest Comments

We recommend this caravan to couples and families. There is plenty of space to eat, sit, relax with DVD/TV. The site is quiet which suited us. We liked the converted telephone booth stocked with books and DVDs to borrow. Site staff were friendly and helpful. Easy walking to Ilfracombe and near to public indoor swimming pool.Reserved parking space adjacent to caravan.

Owner Feedback

Thank you for your review - we love the 'phone box too! Sarah Silcox

Accomodation:

8

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

8

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

4 June 2016 - 11 June 2016

OVERALL:

9.2

Guest Comments

The caravan was perfect,we usually camp so this was a real treat.the site was very well kept and quiet.would highly recommend the caravan and a great location for touring around devon.

Owner Feedback

Glad you had a great time at Hele Valley - come again when you get tired of the tent! Sarah Silcox

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

28 May 2016 - 4 June 2016

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

THE CARAVAN WAS PERFECTY SITUATED ON THIS LOVELY QUIET SITE. IT WAS SPOTLESSLY CLEAN ON ARRIVAL AND WE HAD ALL THE EQUIPTMENT WE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEK'S STAY. SARAH'S COMMUNICATION WAS EXCELLENT HOWEVER THE ONLY CRITICISM WOULD BE THAT THE BED LINEN WASN'T PROVIDED AND SOME NOTICE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED.( MY HUSBAND ALSO FOUND THE DOUBLE BED A LITTLE ON THE SMALL SIDE

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Older Children

Date of Stay:

1 August 2015 - 8 August 2015

OVERALL:

9.8

Guest Comments

What a wonderful experience from the time of booking with helpful and timely information from the owner to the holiday itself. The location is perfect by a stream which is lovely to hear and the woodland behind with the variety of wild birds and squirrels which can be viewed the window or the patio. The condition is first class with everything you need, great value for money. The staff at the park are helpful and friendly. Looking forward to visiting again and would certainly recommend this caravan and site to others. Thankyou to the owner

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

6 June 2015 - 13 June 2015

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

Great caravan & great site. Can't wait to return again. Lovely owner with lots of info. Great value for money. Thank you x

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

My Brother and i stayed at Hele Valley for 6 days and had a lovely time.We were positioned nicely on the park and had the good fortune to be by a little stream,which gave it that extra country feel.I found the caravan to be spotless and with everything you need for a caravan Holiday.The sea is a 5 minute walk away from the road, and we thoroughly enjoyed our coastal walks in to Ilfracombe Town and down into the fishing harbour with its fantastic views.I found the owner to be very professional and pleasant in all our dealings, and would have stayed Longer if her Mum had not booked the van for the weekend we left.

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

9

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

27 April 2015 - 3 May 2015

OVERALL:

9.2

Guest Comments

I was a bit nervous booking blind online and was a bit late remembering to pay! But the owner has been more than helpful throughout. The van is nice and we'll situated, the beds are small but I expect that in a caravan really. I'm already thinking about booking again for next year. My mom, my 2 year old son and I all had a brilliant holiday and I would recommend the van to others.

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

16 August 2014 - 23 August 2014

OVERALL:

9.6

Guest Comments

Our first stay in a caravan was a very pleasant surprise. This caravan is lovely, in a good position on the campsite, tucked back from the road with it's own parking spot. The facilities are fantastic - very nice shower, and I appreciated the items left in the kitchen for guests' use. The owner was very helpful via email before our stay, and the campsite Reception are friendly and helpful too. The only extra bit of information I would add is that bed linen is not provided, but can be hired from the Reception for nominal cost.

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

23 August 2014 - 30 August 2014

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in the caravan which was spotless when we arrived! I just wish the bed was a little bit bigger, hence the nine stars instead of ten! Having said that I would highly recommend this caravan and the holiday park is lovely.

Accomodation:

9

Caravan Facilities:

9

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

9 August 2014 - 16 August 2014

OVERALL:

9.6

Guest Comments

We booked the caravan last minute we were so pleased to find the site extremely well maintained and friendly and the caravan it's self was in a great private position and very peaceful, it was also one of the cleanest caravans we have stayed in I normally have to clean when we first arrive but this was the first caravan I didn't feel the need to. It was well equipped and modern. The owner was very pleasant to deal with and made it all very straightforward, I would defiantly stay again and recommend

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

2 August 2014 - 8 August 2014

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

WE BOOKED THIS CARAVAN AS A LAST MINUTE BOOKING FOR OUR HOLIDAY AT HELE BAY SITE IN JUNE WE KNOW THE SITE WELL AS WE HAVE STAYED THERE BEFORE WE WERE VERY PLEASED WHEN WE ARRIVED TO SEE WHAT A LOVELY CARAVAN WE HAD CHOSEN TO STAY IN SITUATED IN NICE SPOT ON THE SITE LOTS OF WILD LIFE TO WATCH FROM THE VAN WINDOW ANDROID THE SOUND OF THE LITTLE STREAM WE COULD HEAR WHEN WE SAT OUT ON THE DECKING MADE IT VERY PLEASANT INDEED CANT WAIT TO GO BACK TO THIS LITTLE GEM

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

9

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

14 June 2014 - 28 June 2014

OVERALL:

9.8

Guest Comments

we found this caravan on hele bay very good,it is an excellent position for viewing the birds and squirrels.caravan had been cleaned properly not like some we have been to before.also the caravan site is very tidy and well managed,only a short work to two very nice pubs/restaurant plus a nice café on the bay were you can take a work through the trees to illfracombe.all in all I would recommend this caravan and this site first class.

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

28 June 2014 - 5 July 2014

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

A last minute booking at a very good price was dealt with in a very friendly and efficient manner by the owner. The caravan was even better than it seemed on the website, being perfectly clean, modern and well-equipped. The park and the location of the caravan on the park was pretty much ideal for us, with birds and squirrels visible in the trees from the caravan window! The decking and outdoors furniture made sitting outside a peaceful pleasure and we hope to return at some time in the future.

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Mature Couple

Date of Stay:

31 May 2014 - 7 June 2014

OVERALL:

10

Guest Comments

First of all, we were delighted by the last minute availability of the caravan for half-term. Having seen the photographs on the website, we could not believe our luck. The contact made with the owner was responded to very quickly and was friendliness and efficiency in itself. When booked, we received plenty of information about the caravan and how to operate the facilities upon arrival, not to mention recommendations and friendly advice for enjoying holiday hotspots in the area. this made us even more excited and welcomed. The caravan exceeded all expectations of comfort, modernity, cleanliness and facilities, not to mention the perfect location upon a friendly and peaceful site. My whole family could not stop praising the caravan or the site and have all vowed to return in future ! A huge thank you to the owners. Our only quandary now is how soon we can come back!!!

Accomodation:

10

Caravan Facilities:

10

Cleanliness:

10

Customer Service:

10

Value For Money:

10

Guest Type:

Family With Young Children

Date of Stay:

24 May 2014 - 31 May 2014

OVERALL:

10

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