Welcome to Valley View HQ


Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Uplyme.

Set in a delightful rural location and with easy access to the beautiful Lyme Regis and Jurassic coast.

The Barn for up to eight all with en-suite facilities.

The Annexe for two – a perfect romantic retreat

Children, pets & horses all welcome

Valley View HQ is the perfect holiday destination for families or groups of friends. We are located just outside the village of Uplyme in the beautiful Devon countryside with Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast a walk/short drive away.

Valley View HQ provides luxury self-catering holiday accommodation of the highest standard. We have a 4-bedroomed, open-plan barn conversion; a 1- or 2-bedded grade II listed conversion for two; DIY livery/stables;  a working pottery/artists’ studio and photographic gallery in a wonderful rural setting.

The Barn

Leys at Valley View HQ offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to 8 people: 4 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms and light, airy open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas.

The Barn offers all modern comforts and provides an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Devon countryside, Lyme Regis and the stunning Jurassic coastline.

The Annexe

The Annexe is a Grade II listed conversion and is perfect for two, with a characterful beamed combined living/dining/bedroom area with wood-burning stove, and a separate kitchen and bathroom.

A patio area in front of the property, sheltered by a stunning Magnolia, is the perfect position in which to enjoy an alfresco meal and the peace and tranquillity of the garden.

The Pot Place

The Pot Place was originally set up by Frances Hillier, and is now run by Amanda Roberts.

While you are staying at Leys or in the Annexe, or if you live locally, you might be interested to visit the pottery studio for a workshop session, suitable for any age and complete beginners.

A place to enjoy nature and be inspired to be creative.

The Barn

Had a fabulous week, and even the weather was kind to us.  The Barn is very comfortable, with all the equipment we needed.  Logs for the barbecue, which we enjoyed in the evening sunshine.  Beach days at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe.  Beer and Branscombe were dog friendly.  Lovely walk to Lyme Regis.

Mandy & Colin Dixon
September 2016

The Barn

Our holiday here has been wonderful – all our family came and stayed in the barn.  We have enjoyed ourselves very much.  The house has everything you could possibly want and MORE!  One of the best holiday cottages we have been to and we will be returning for sure.  The barn has been renovated to a very high standard, and credit to Jill for making us welcome.  Even the weather was good to us!!

Carole Wraith
July 2016

The Annexe

We really enjoyed our stay – a lovely, cosy place with a very helpful, kind host. An incredibly relaxing break in a very clean and welcoming cottage. We had everything we needed, and the surrounding areas are beautiful. We’d love to come back!

Nathalie & Nick
November 2016

The Annexe

“How exciting to be [nearly] the first guests!  We loved it here: the valley is absolutely stunning and the Annexe is gorgeous, really cosy and homely.  Jill has been great: really friendly and helpful – offering to get the cot for us, etc. – and we loved the vegetables waiting for us.  Walked down into Lyme Regis, and some walking around clifftops on Stonebarrow Hill and Golden Cap – what a beautiful area.  Would love to come back!”

Hannah, Dave and Arthur
October 2016

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Animal sculpting at valley view hq

ANIMALS IN MIND Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis. November 22—28, 10.30—4.30

The perfect exhibition for animal lovers, as three friends (Hilary Bradt, Penny Ireland and Pat Greenland)  – who met while studying animal sculptures in clay with Brendan Hesmondhalgh in Yorkshire – share with us their collection of endearing animals (real and imagined) made out of clay as well as scrap metal.  Hilary and Penny both live locally and work in the Pot Place  More Details
landscape painting courses at valley view hq

Landscape Painting

Have a Go – Landscape Painting

Have you always wanted to learn to paint the landscape, but just don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you have some painting experience, but would like a bit of support and encouragement. Turn your holiday break at Lyme Regis into a unique creative experience.

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Goats Needed

Calling all farmers and small-holders near Uplyme.

I need some hungry goats to come and stay at Valley View HQ and eat up the bracken on my land.  If you have some goats who are partial to bracken and would enjoy a change of scenery and some free grazing – please call Jill Swainson on 07802 539752 or send me an email at jill@valleyviewhq.co.uk to discuss the details.

Announcement of a Happy Event... well, several actually

We are having kittens here! Peer into the wood shed and about 16 pairs of beady eyes will be staring back at you.  Do not attempt to approach them: a couple of those pairs of eyes belong to the mothers!  Trifle with them at your peril!

Stone Carving Breaks

Carve your very own gargoyle!

Join sculptor and stone carver Kate Semple for a 3-day course to design and make your own unique Gargoyle.

You can buy a gift voucher for a place on one of our stone carving breaks for a special present.

For more details, click here.

life drawing and painting or figure clay modelling courses at valley view hq

Life Drawing & Painting

Interested in Life Drawing and Painting or Figure Clay Modelling?

Monthly dates available.

Please contact Amanda Roberts to register your interest, and we will let you know which dates classes are running over the next 6 months.

Pottery Breaks

Whether you’re a beginner or a happy hobby potter, have fun trying techniques including, slab building, tile making, decorating with textures, slips and glazes. As our resident potter, Amanda, is mainly a hand builder, we will concentrate on slab techniques to create various functional and decorative pieces. Some time is also spent having fun on the potter’s wheel.

Classes are relaxed and friendly, and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements/dates.

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Special Offer

We are currently offering a 10% discount on rental costs for Leys Barn for groups of 4 or more golfers booking golf breaks.

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Shared Rental of Pottery Workshop

Is anyone interested in sharing a pottery workshop (The Pot Place) in Uplyme?

It has a kiln, sink, plenty of shelving and workspace.

Please contact me on 07802 539752 or send an email to Jill for further details.

Golf Breaks

Leys Barn at Valley View HQ is a perfect base for a group of up to 8 golfers to take a short break. We’ve put together two packages – a 3-days or 6-days – so you can play a different course each day.

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