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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.

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.

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!

Jessica Thomas - Receptionist

Jess joined us in April 2018, bringing previous experience from working at another local Holiday Park.

She was born and bred in North Devon and enjoys relaxing on our nearby beautiful beaches in her spare time.

Jess is very friendly and is looking forward to welcoming you all to Hele Valley!

Emma Rice - Receptionist

Emma joined our team in April 2018 and is looking forward to meeting all of our guests, old and new! She is a very bubbly, firendly and energetic member of our team.

Emma has lived in Ilfracombe for the last 24 years, and is willing to share her expertise and knowledge of the local area as well as any questions you may have.


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.