I know I made a large post about the Deluxe VM a while back, but I've been looking into this amp as it seems very close to what I'm after for my budget.

But I've been looking around and I've heard massive mixed opinions on what type of amp it is.

A fair few are saying it's a hybrid, another fair few are saying all valve including the website.

So what's up with this amp? Is it a hybrid or is it valve?

It's technically all valve with a dsp section inserted between the preamp and the power amp.
Why not just get a deluxe reissue and some pedals?
Prs se Holcomb is the answer

And I hadn't actually looked into those, though I'm not sure of the money in my bank, so pitifully I may not be able to make the £70 that makes up the difference between these amps...

try to find a used one? might be difficult in england but shouldn't be impossible.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
I'll take a look around, because it is making a lot more sense to get one of those, loving the tones from demos I'm checking out.

I'll have a look around in stores to try one first.