Hele is a village in Devon, England, lying about one mile SSW of
Bradninch and 10 miles NNE of Exeter.
The village is home to
a paper mill once belonging to the company Wiggins Teape, now part
of the multinational company Purico Group. The Devon Valley Mill
produces sausage casing paper and teabag paper under the "Crompton
Paper" brand name.
mill site was originally that of a grist mill which was converted to
a paper mill in 1762. It was here that John Dewdney produced the
first glazed writing paper in England in the 1840s. He was also
famously called upon to supply the paper for the catalogues of the
Great Exhibition in 1851.
nearby railway station, now closed, used to serve Hele and
The Coach House
Originally built as a nineteenth century coach house, the property
has been adapted sympathetically to provide one single and three
twin-bedded rooms, all ensuite. Entry is by a ditally coded system,
affording guests complete freedom to come and go. There is ample
parking, for cars and larger vehicles. The coach house is non-smoking
bus service is every 20 minutes from directly outside to either
Exeter or Tiverton (via Cullompton and Bradninch to Tiverton).
By car, Exeter City can be reached in about fifteen minutes, as can
the airport and the main University campus.
Amenities include the National Trust Killereton House, with its
gardens and parkland. The park is open all year, and the house has
seven-day opening, and November and January are the only completely
closed times. There is a large antiques business opposite The Coach
House, where guests may enjoy shopping or browsing. Woodland walks
are also nearby.
Accommodation is flexible, as a single and twin-bedded room can be
available as a self-contained. Microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle,are within rooms.
Iron and ironing board. Tea, coffee, sugar
and milk are provided, as are bed linen and towels. We liaise with
Arlington House next door to accommodate larger numbers of guests.
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