2.2 miles SW of Ilfracombe

The Old Apple Store

At a glance
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Floor Plan
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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4)

Bedroom 1

1 x double

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Settled in the quintessential village of Lee near Woolacombe resides our Devonshire beauty, offering an enchanting escape for up to four lucky guests. The Old Apple Store is a perfect escape from the everyday, where gorgeously rustic interiors and a soothing Scandi style adorn this retreat in harmony with its unique setting.

From a handsome wood burning stove and traditional, beamed ceilings to an elegant bathtub, our charming abode evokes the luxury of escapism with a modern-rustic feel; a restful retreat awaits to forget the world for a while and truly unwind.

Step outdoors to uncover a beautifully decked courtyard garden, complete with a bubbling cedar hot tub and far-reaching meadow views. If you can even bear to tear yourself away from the magic of our haven, there's plenty to discover in this picturesque corner of the world, from Ilfracombe to Lundy Island, Woolacombe and beyond.

Delve into a realm of romantic rusticity, nestled beside rolling countryside vistas yet perfectly set within walking distance to the sea, and just a gentle stroll to the characterful village pub - heaven!

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies if there are only two guests staying at The Old Apple Store. The discount off the advertised rate is 10%. This only applies out of peak booking weeks and school holidays. When The Old Apple Store is booked for two guests, this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email enquiries@boutique-retreats.co.uk.

Living and eating

Step inside our homestay of dreams to uncover a stunning open-plan living space, where exposed beams and striking white-washed walls create a cosy cottage style. To one end in the sitting room resides a comfy, cushion-clad sofa and two chairs, all in the warmest of hues, plus a handsomely rustic wood burning stove for snug evenings beside the fire. There's a Smart TV with Sky for catching up on your favourite series, plus a Megaboom 3 Bluetooth speaker to create the soundtrack to your getaway. On colder days, settle in and gather round to enjoy the selection of board games with loved ones.

At the other end of this gorgeous space lies the bespoke kitchen and dining space, boasting an electric AGA Rangemaster and charming butler sink, fully equipped with everything you'll need to dine in swoon-worthy style. This heavenly cottage kitchen includes a drawer dishwasher by Fisher and Paykel, microwave, fridge freezer and all the other essentials, not forgetting the all-important Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother for slow morning coffees. In addition, there's a sweet dining table for four, just perfect for romantic banquets or pared-back brunches.

Sleeping and bathing

There are two beautiful bedrooms to choose from at The Old Apple Store, both promising Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy robes for cosy mornings.

The master bedroom resides on the main living level, where a blissful double bed awaits, enveloped in luxurious linens, throws and cushions to ensure a dreamy nights' sleep. Perfectly pairing modern luxury with rustic cottage interiors, this Scandi-style space offers triple aspect views over the rolling countryside and beyond.

A spiral staircase leads from the main living down to the second bedroom, where a sumptuous super-king bed awaits, with the option of being made up as a twin room if preferred. Uncover the Smart TV with Amazon Firestick, made for those snug film nights in the comfort of a dream-worthy divan.

The elegant family bathroom benefits from a gorgeously deep bath with shower, just perfect for those soothing self-care moments. In addition, there's a heated towel rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

The Old Apple Store has a stunning, decked space for idyllic outdoor living. There's a fabulous wooden dining table, complete with a Webber barbecue for feasting al fresco. In addition, there's a stylish, boho rattan chair, sweet side table and sun loungers all creating a spectacular space for dreaming the day away.

For the lovers of staycation magic, the pièce de resistance of this outdoor deck is the bubbling cedar hot tub. Set beside rolling meadow views and accompanied by soft sighs of the nearby stream, only heavenly hot tub moments await beneath the stars. Surrounded by the wild beauty of nature, the decking area is just perfect for soothing the soul with a serene dose of yoga on the matts provided.


There is one allocated private parking for one car at The Old Apple Store, which is located up a steep gravelled driveway. There is further parking is available in the village car park for any additional cars.

Babies and children

Children aged 12 years and over are very welcome at The Old Apple Store.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


The Old Apple Store has superfast, fibre optic WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.

In the area

The Old Apple Store is perfectly set to explore the best of both worlds, being nestled in undulating countryside yet in close proximity to nearby beaches. From the beauty of Lee Bay to a quintessential country pub just a short stroll away, there's plenty to discover in the idyllic local area. Just three miles north of this sanctuary is beautiful Ilfracombe, promising lovely afternoons harbourside and much-deserved beach days. Whether you long to wander the plethora of art galleries, or take a boat trip to Lundy Island, you'll never be lost for beauty spots to discover. Woolacombe lies to the south of Lees and is a must-visit, with incredible vistas out over the sea, famous for its sand and surf. Also offering a wide selection of eateries and bars to indulge after a day of adventuring, this truly is a charming part of the world to explore...

Tucked away in the Devonshire village of Lee and in walking distance to a beach, our heavenly homestay for four promises a much-needed dose of staycation magic.

At a glance

From £865 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Courtyard Garden

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property



Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Old Apple Store:

A cottage with character and history in a lovely village location, ideal for walks, beach and the Grampus Inn just 5 minutes walk away. The outside decking is very well designed for relaxation, alfresco dining and a dip in the hot tub.

What a brilliant cottage in a lovely location. Really comfortable with great decor and the amazing outdoor space and hot tub.

We had a great week exploring the area and amazing beaches. The Grampus Inn and the Old Schoolroom were fab. Brilliant walks with great views. Paddle boarding from Lee Bay was fantastic. We loved it and wish we’d been able to stay longer!

We were mesmerised by the photos on the website, but upon arrival we could immediately see how beautiful this cottage was. Thanks to the glorious weather, we spent most nights looking at the night sky and listening to the owls. The cottage is beautiful and the welcome pack on arrival was such a lovely touch. Such a beautiful part of the world. We did not want to leave. Thank you!

We had a lovely sunny holiday, a full week of good weather. A whole week of walks with amazing views. The hot tub after the walking was very pleasant. The Old Apple Store is a top location to stay and very remote with a good pub, no noise, and lovely people around.

What a wonderful, picturesque cottage to stay in for the Easter Bank Holiday. We have had such a relaxing stay and cannot decide whether to recommend The Old Apple Store to everyone we know or keep this gem of a place to ourselves. Everything was so well thought out, equipped, and full of little luxuries. Thanks so much for our welcome hamper and chocolate bunnies! Like previous visitors, we enjoyed cider and chips and the open mic night closeby.

What a gem! It forced us to switch off, rest and relax, taking in some of the best of North Devon. First stop, Friday night open mic at The Grampus Inn for baked camembert and wine with the locals. Woolacombe beach is a must, with a lovely jacket potato and a slice of cake at the far end of the beach at Putsborough Beach Café. The icing on the cake was the breath-taking walk along Saunton Sands Beach!

This cottage is idyllic and the perfect place to stay at any time, but was especially perfect for our mid-winter cosy retreat. Despite fairly wild weather, we managed great walks each day along the coast path and circular routes from the village. Luxury touches like quality sheets, towels, interesting furniture and a super clean hot tub make this such a lovely cottage, as does its position on the edge of the woodland, with chirping bird by day and a hooting owl in the evening! Thank you for creating such a special place.

It was beautiful, well appointed and very comfortable.

A wonderful week helped by magnificent weather. I think all the previous entries in this book covers how good this retreat is. We used it as a base to walk sections of the SWCP between Porlock Weir and Braunton using buses and taxis to ferry us to our startpoints each morning. The Grampus was a proper pub, while The Antidote in Ilfracombe served fabulous food. The Old Schoolroom Craft Gallery is great to support local craftspeople too. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Fabulous weekend here at The Old Apple Store. Incredibly lucky with the weather - managed to walk along the coastal path to Ilfracombe for a lovely lunch and spent plenty of time in the hot tub. Highly recommend The Grampus Inn, nothing better than a good pub you can walk to. A beautiful hideaway, perfect for parking the car up and not needing it for the rest of the weekend.

A charming little cottage in a lovely village within a short walk of the village craft shop, pub and beach. The decking area outside with dining table, hot tub and seating is particularly excellent. We enjoyed exploring North Devon although we were already in the best location!

We had an amazing time at this gorgeous cottage! Stunning location and loved the thoughtful touches, like the robes and welcome hamper, plus the hot tub was lovely! Thank you for this relaxing and hugely enjoyable stay, we loved every second of out time at The Old Apple Store.

Quiet location, very peaceful. We enjoyed an amazing week in this cottage. Thank you, we've made some fantastic memories! We watched and listened to the baby owls every night from the hot tub.

A superb property. Small but perfect. In a stunning location.

Stylish, comfortable and gorgeous location. The perfect retreat.

Thank you for a lovely stay! Comfortable beds, lovely hot tub, and ideal setting. We got a much needed opportunity to recharge and relax.

Lovely holiday at The Old Apple Store. Serenaded by tawny owls in the hot tub. Thank you.

Went for a paddle in the sea on Christmas morning and had a drink in the lovely village pub. Then went back to the cottage where we cooked a full Christmas dinner and relaxed in the hot tub later. Perfect Christmas break.

Thank you so much for letting us stay at this beautiful accomodation. We have had the best time! Everything was perfect and we loved all of the extra little touches. The hot tub was amazing. We would love to come back again in the summer!

What a dreamy property! We've had such a relaxing week walking, reading, and enjoying the hot tub! Thank you for a great week!

We have had an amazing week here! The highlights have been the hot tub and cosy nights by the fire. We have never slept so well! Many thanks.

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