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

Two large bells tents for glamping breaks

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; 2 large bell tents for glamping; DIY livery;  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.

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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.

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We are now offering a glamping option for Valley View HQ guests. We have two 4-metre bell tents (“Mole” and “Badger”) set up in a beautiful part of the Valley View site next to the orchard, and within easy reach of the car park.

Facilities include a shower/loo pod shared between the two tents and separate cooking sheds for each tent.

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The Pot Place

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

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.

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The Barn

A great place to spend New Year and ideal for four couples, who each want their own bathroom!  Well equipped, and Jill was most helpful.  Thank you from us all.  Will recommend.

Burke, Eno, Lambourne and Smallwood party

The Barn

2 families, 5 kids, Thanksgiving.  Fossils a plenty, wall-building, pottery, nature walks. So much fun.  Will definitely be back.  The house and hospitality were top notch.  Sad to leave!  Thanks for everything.

Masimore family, London

The Annexe

Thank you so, so much for a lovely break away from the craziness of the city.  Everything was spotless.  We walked, relaxed and switched off – this is truly possible up here!

Thanks, Jill, we’ll be back again.

Gemma and Jason

The Annexe

We couldn’t have loved our stay at the Annexe more.  The meticulous attention to detail in this place – from the teas to DVDs – made it feel like home. We loved exploring the property, searching for wildlife and sitting on top of the hill at night looking for shooting stars.

Pottery class is highly recommended and a great way to spend a rainy day.  You’ve made the property absolutely beautiful.  Thank you.

Nyssa and Ed

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Valley View Farm is a place of peace and tranquillity, set in beautiful scenery.  Fresh sea air, invigorating walks and a wide range of healthy outdoor activities are on offer here.

At this time we are especially keen to do all we can to protect the well-being of our guests, visitors and their families.

We are taking proactive steps to support efforts to contain and mitigate the coronavirus, including deep cleans at all changeovers and thorough airing of the properties.  We also urge guests to make frequent use of the handwash provided at all sinks in Leys/The Annexe.

We are guided by the Government guidelines and, therefore, if you have visited known high-risk areas or are displaying symptoms and have an imminent booking at VVHQ, please contact Jill immediately.  We will be happy to discuss your booking and hopefully rearrange it for a future date.

build a bird box courses at valley view hq


Our fossil-hunting guide, Mike Sale, is available to assist you in finding your own fossils. He will outline the geology, fossil formation and other local features during your walk, and also be on hand to help identify your discoveries.

Price: £12.50 pp for groups of 2-8 people by prior arrangement.

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build a bird box courses at valley view hq

Build a Bird Box

A course for all the family.  Learn how to make a bird box to take away and site in your own garden, ready for the nesting season.  We can also make owl, bat and hedgehog boxes to suit your requirements.

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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.

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.

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Glamping at Valley View

We are very excited to offer glamping at Valley View.

We have two large bell tents that can each sleep up to 4 people. We’ve named the tents Mole and Badger and pitched them in a beautiful part of Valley View next to the orchard.

This will be the perfect staycation experience for the summer – and we aim to welcome our first glamping guests in early August

For more details, please visit our Glamping page here.

More DIY Courses Available

We have extended the range of DIY courses available at Valley View – including Foraging, Garden Building, Making Herbal Remedies and Bushcraft.

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valley view hq - the pot place - lucy burns


A new potter is joining the Pot Place, and she will be teaching throwing/wheel-based pottery for Valley View guests and local residents. 

Lucy – 07549171640 

Email- lulusownceramics@gmail.com 

Instagram- @lulus_own 

valley view hq cider making course


Using apples and pears gathered from the orchard at Valley View Farm, this course takes you through the basics of cider making: selection of fruit, crushing/pressing, fermentation, use of hydrometer, measurement of alcohol, types of cider, storage and tasting.

Courses take place between August and October, depending upon harvest.

£20pp per 2-hour session, 2-6 people,

or £40 per 2 hour 1-1 session (includes a bottle of cider)

Please contact Jill Swainson on 07802 539752  or jillswainsonphotography@gmail.com to arrange a convenient time


We are pleased to announce the addition of a new wood-fired pizza oven on the terrace for cooking alfresco.

Available for guest use (£20) including seasoned Oak logs and kindling. Additional Oak available (£5 per bag).

For those unfamiliar with the delights of cooking outside in a wood-fired oven, we can offer a short introductory demonstration of the use of the oven, cooking and sampling delicious pizza!

Great fun for the whole family (£50).

Please contact Jill Swainson on 07802 539752  or jillswainsonphotography@gmail.com to arrange a convenient time

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!
golf for valley view guests

Golf for Valley View guests

We have negotiated some very special rates for rounds at some of our local golf courses for guests staying with us this summer.

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DIY courses at valley view hq

DIY Courses at VVHQ

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering DIY courses at VVHQ – open to everyone.

Our courses are:

Learn to make cider
Guided fossil walks
Learn to build a Devon stone wall
Learn to build a bird box
Learn to build a pizza oven

We also welcome suggestions for other DIY courses.

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valley view hq pottery classes at the pot place

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, Penny, is mainly a hand builder, we will concentrate on slab techniques to create various functional and decorative pieces. Some time can also be spent having fun on the potter’s wheel (request in advance).

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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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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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.

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.