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Meet the Team

Here at Hele Valley we have a wonderful team that keep the Park running smoothly and looking so beautiful.

David Dovey - Director

Dave has been at Hele Valley since 1972 when he moved from Birmingham with his family and ran the Park together with his parents and his sister and her family. Nowadays Dave likes to take back seat and leaves the Park management to his wife Sandra, but he can still be seen in Reception daily drinking his coffee, reading his newspaper and teasing the Reception team.

Sandra Dovey - Director

Sandra, Dave’s wife joined the Hele Valley team in 1985. She is active member of the team and manages the Park to the highest standard. When Sandra can escape her desk and telephone, she will often be found tending to the beautiful gardens. Together with Dave, Sandra lives on site and is always available for our guest and owners.

Steve Dovey - Director

Steve moved to Ilfracombe with his parents in 1972, after a wonderful childhood of exploring the land surrounding the Park with his brothers and sisters, Steve left school at sixteen and began helping his dad around the Park. Steve is always available out of hours as he also lives on site with his partner Jo and their little baby, Ted. You will often see him happily pass by on his lawn mower or tractor.

Rachel Tearall - Park Manager

Rachel joined us in July 2016 after 29 years in Spain.  She has really got stuck into her new role and all the various duties that entails, from answering emails to pulling on her wellies and helping the maintenance team.  She is a lively and friendly soul, so please don't hesitate to say hi when you see her around the park.

Anna Scothon - Office Manager

Anna joined our team in August 2017 after moving back to the area. She has had a variety of different interesting jobs.

You will find Anna in the office working alongside Rachel and will often hear their laughter over Gems if you can!

Pop in and say Hi whenever you pass by.

Gemma Merritt - Reception Manager

Gemma joined our team in March 2016 and is now our Reception Manager. You will probably hear her before you meet her as she is always laughing! At the same time she makes everybody feel exceptionally welcome to Hele Valley.

She has a great knowledge of the local area, having grown up not too far from the Holiday Park, and is always willing to share it.

An amazing member of our team!

Sally Matthews - Receptionist

Sally is one of our new receptionists here at Hele Valley, joining our team in September 2017.

She is really looking forward to meeting all our guests, old and new, with a warm welcome.

Audrey - Head of Housekeeping

Audrey is our Head Housekeeper at Hele Valley.Born in North Devon, she has lived in Ilfracombe all of her life.When she is not busy here, she is a full time mum looking after her two children.Audrey deals with all the washing and ironing of our linen, and can often be found with her head inside our driers!!!

Christian Kirby - Maintenance

Mr C, as he is affectionately known by all the staff, guests and owners, will always be seen riding up and down the Park in his buggy. He has worked at the Hele Valley since 2002. Together with his assistant Chris, he carries out maintenance work around the Park. If you visit the Hele Bay Pub while you are here, you may also see him at the bar where he is always happy to have a friendly chat with the guests and owners.

Chris Woodage - Maintenance Assistant

Chris joined us here at Hele Valley early in 2015, and is now a well-loved member of our team.  He assists Mr C with maintaining the Park.  All the female staff can’t help but mother Chris and he is very spoilt by us all. Chris always has a smile on his face and is a favourite with all our guests.