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Leys At Valley View Farm

Uplyme, Devon (Ref. 994328)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Dr Smallwood

    “Excellent property, great for a family (multi-generational).”

The property

Leys at Valley View Farm is a very high specification luxury barn conversion situated in the lovely village of Uplyme with spectacular views of the surrounding rolling hills. Leys has a dramatic beamed double height combined living / dining / kitchen area with feature woodburning stove.

Large windows flood the property with light during the day and the arrangement of suspended lighting allows for atmospheric or bright lights in the evening.

With four bath / shower rooms including a wet room, each bedroom has its own facilities, and each has a modern finish; with three of the bedrooms being on the ground floor Leys may be the perfect choice for less able visitors.

A patio area at the front of the property is the perfect position in which to enjoy an alfresco meal and take in the breath-taking elevated views of the area, there is also an inner courtyard for more sheltered alfresco dining and another small terraced area with commanding views.

The village of Uplyme has a petrol station, with a small supermarket selling local produce as well as your basic provisions.

You may enjoy a walk from Leys to Lyme Regis, following the old river bed which takes approximately 30 minutes.

A short drive away is Lyme Regis town centre with its charming shops and the beach is adjacent to the town.

Visit one of the specialist fossils shops and the acclaimed Town Mill bakery with selection of patisseries that are not to be missed.

The popular Hix’s Oyster and Fish House is in town, along with a variety of other restaurants.

Leys is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views and air of the countryside, but also only being a short drive away from the town and beach.

Fancy a bit of a different scenery then a short drive away is the town of Bridport, which is a market town and has its own quaint local shops.

Leys is the perfect location to enjoy a number of sports / leisure pursuits including: Boules on the piste at the front of the property. Bring your own horse (there are a number of bridal ways locally and the driveway is a bridle path). Table football, skittles, pool table and table tennis is available in separate undercover barn area nearby. Croquet set. Swing ball. Partake in badminton, volley ball or short tennis (using the nets and bats provided) in the field next to the barn and darts in the courtyard. Nature Reserve and Woodland This part of Valley View Farm has obviously been home to animals and plants for thousands of years, but over the past few months the owner has been trying to attract a wider range of flora and fauna by adding water, nest boxes, and generally enhancing the natural habitat for the benefit of all living things (including guests).

It opened in July 2018, but is still in the early stages of development.

Jill plans to install cameras, so that barn and annexe guests can view the wildlife from the comfort of the armchair, a la Spring Watch.

This is very much a 'work in progress'.

Jill hopes that guests will feel free to try use the area to enjoy the wildlife and feel free to make camps or such like.

There are lots of fallen branches and plenty of dead vegetation to help with structures - the ideal place to hone your bush craft skills!

Jill also provides checklists/clipboards and encourages guests to see what they can spot.

Help from keen naturalists and birdwatchers in adding to the list would be much appreciated and give future guests the pleasure of ticking off sightings.

Child must be accompanied at all times and entry to this area is strictly at your own risk.

The pond is deep in parts and therefore extremely hazardous.

POTTERY WORKSHOPS The Pot Place was originally set up by Frances Hillier and is now run by Amanda Roberts as a small pottery workshop and Creative Studio.

Here you can learn the basics of hand building with clay; how to make pinch pots from the bronze age, and use slab and coil work to create tiles, bowls, decorations and other objects, such as fish, dinosaurs or ammonite fossils with a local environmental theme, before glaze painting and firing.

If you are staying at Leys you might like to visit The Pot Place for a couple of hours and come back to decorate your piece the following day.

All clay pieces can be fired for you to take home or sent on by post.

The Pot Place and Creative Studio is also open to non-residents.

Just email or ring Amanda in advance to arrange a convenient time for a session or short course. The property is often adorned with local and international landscape photos and canvasses as the owner is a professional photographer.

For further information, please visit: http://www.jillswainsonphotography.com/events.htm


  • Double height spacious sitting room/kitchen/diner
  • Snug
  • 1x super king-size double bed (Or twin singles please notify owner see notes), en-suite shower, hand basin and WC
  • 1x super king-size double bed (Or twin singles please notify owner see notes), en-suite wet room with walk in shower, hand basin and WC
  • 1x twin single beds, en-suite shower, hand basin and WC
  • Utility room with hand basin and WC
  • Stairs to 1st floor with galleried walkway overlooking the main living areas
  • 1x large room with twin single beds (or super king-size double bed please notify owner see notes), sitting area with TV and sofa
  • Bathroom, P shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and WC.
  • Under floor heating on the ground floor
  • Electric heating in bedrooms 1, 2 and 3
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer
  • TVs with freesat in sitting and bedroom 4, DVD player
  • Ipod docking station
  • Off road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • BBQ
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Courtyard area with table and chairs
  • Lockable stable for storage of bikes etc
  • Two cots, two high chairs (available on request), Child booster seat, child toilet seat and stair gate
  • Unfortunately as of the 22.1.19 pets will no longer be accepted at this property
  • For bookings made before this date with pets will be honoured
  • Sorry no smoking is allowed in the property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Lyme Regis 3 miles.

The beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Uplyme, on the borders of Devon and Dorset, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths including the East Devon Way, and providing perfect country walks and superb views. The area was chosen by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Just a short drive takes you to the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This delightful historic seaside town boasts a maze of narrow streets, with an interesting array of shops and cafes, whilst the sandy beach lends itself to great bathing and watersports, and the bustling little harbour offers regular fishing trips, or try your hand at fossil hunting. Within an easy drive is the quaint town of Axminster, or how about a ride on the Seaton Tramway? A glorious location for a varied and interesting holiday.

NOTE: Please contact the owner after booking and at least 14 days prior to arrival to confirm bed configurations, Super King beds can be configured as two single beds in 3 of the bedrooms. (One bedroom can only be configured as two singles)
Note: A travel cot and highchair are available on request, please inform us of this request at the time of booking to ensure these will be available to you. Guests are required to bring their own cot linen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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