The Old Apple Store

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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!

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 luxury 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...

For the seekers of a spellbinding escape to the coast, this dreamy dwelling awaits in the idyllic village of Lee for a getaway like no other. Tucked away within a Designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty and in walking distance to a beach, our heavenly homestay promises a much-needed dose of staycation magic.

At a glance

From £824 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | Regret 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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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:

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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