Lee sits on the magnificent Southwest Coastal Path – between Woolacombe with its magnificent beach, and Ilfracombe, with its fascinating harbour

An ideal place for lovely walks of varying degrees of challenge, Lee is also well placed to reach out to the surfing at Croyde and Putsborough, or to the market town of Barnstaple just 20 minutes away. On your arrival at Rose Cottage you will find a selection of our favourite local walks in the welcome pack.

Lee itself has a small craft and gift shop, a charming church (a good guide to which – and general information on the village – can be found in the links below) and ‘The Grampus’, originally a traditional Devon ‘Long Barn’, with good ales (some brewed on-site), and a selection of some delicious wines which are highly recommended.

The area caters well for visitors, particularly in the summer months when the area becomes a magnet for those seeking sand, sea and (maybe!) sunshine.

Devon Guide offers a good overview of the attractions in the local area:

The area has a rich history of smugglers, the sea and traditional farming communities which have helped preserve it as a special part of England.

For information on St Matthew’s Church, and the village in general, we recommend:

And for those interested in traditional thatched roofs, our Thatcher, Mark Harrington, (who did such a tremendous job renewing part of the thatch in February 2019) we recommend: