We have delighted in staying at Grey Cottage so many times now over the last 5 years or so that we have lost count. We stumbled serendipitously upon Grey Cottage and Lee when seeking somewhere to stay for a short getaway with friends one summer weekend. We were blown away by it: the breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful location, the warm welcome, the gourmet food, the sumptuous roll top bathroom, the delightful cottage interior bursting with laid back charm.
During this stay and on each subsequent one we have left feeling refreshed, nourished and pampered with a new collection of happy memories. Julia is a wonderful host and Grey Cottage is so much more than just a B&B - it is a uniquely special haven.
We have almost always stayed at Grey Cottage with a group of friends, taking all the rooms. This adds an extra special dimension to the stay in that it is akin to hiring out a cottage with your friends but not having to do any cooking. This arrangement is also wonderful if you have young kids as you can be enjoying a gourmet dinner in the dining room while they are asleep upstairs as if you were in your own home. We can't praise Julia's food enough, and it is worth noting that it is often locally sourced.
The abundance of special little touches are one of the things that we love so much about Grey Cottage. Within a day's stay you could well enjoy home laid eggs at breakfast from the chickens, afternoon tea and homemade cake on return from an invigorating walk, relaxing in the rocking chair in the bay window looking out over the lush valley, pampering spa treatments during a soak in the tub, four/five course dinner by candle light, after dinner coffee in front of the log fire, and finally sinking into super soft duvets and pillows at bedtime.
The location is idyllic and remarkably unspoilt. There is a lovely walk from the cottage down to the bay, as well as numerous others breaking off from there in one direction or another. Other well known North Devon spots are within an easy drive away e.g. Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, and favourite spots for us - Putsborough and Croyde beaches. We would unreservedly recommend Grey Cottage - the only bad thing is having to leave at the end of the stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grey Cottage is a Georgian family house on the edge of the seaside village of Lee in North Devon. We make the Cottage available as a holiday let during school holidays and offer B&B during the quieter season. We have three guest rooms, a double with en-suite shower and toilet, a zip-link king-size with en-suite and a zip-link double which shares the main bathroom. The main bathroom has a 6ft Victorian roll top bath and is available for all guests to use. Guests have the use of the sitting room with log burner. There is a free sat Tv with dvd player and broadband in most parts of the house. Breakfast is served in he conservatory and we make the most of local produce cooked by Julia. Evening meals are served, subject to availability. Please ask. We welcome children and well behaved dogs ( but we do have a small dog of our own) We welcome walkers from the South West Coast Path and are happy to do luggage transfers or collect you from your stop off point. Please ask for details. We are only available for a minimum of two nights for a double room ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grey Cottage Lee, Devon, England