Our guide to Hartland & Clovelly holiday cottages & apartments
The Hartland Peninsula in North Devon is a beautiful combination of sweeping valleys, tumbling waterfalls and dramatic cliffs – making holidays in Hartland a breath-taking way to escape it all. The climate offered by the shelter of the valleys means that Hartland is home to rare flowers, wildlife and insects – so there is always something unique to spot amongst the fantastic scenery.
The village of Clovelly has been privately-owned since 1738, and the small entrance fee helps to retain its nostalgic charm. Clovelly is famous for its friendly donkeys, once used to carry goods up the steep hills of the village – today they are happy to give visitors a hand with their bags!
Things to do in Hartland & Clovelly
A holiday in Hartland & Clovelly will give you memories you can treasure forever. We’re in love with the things this area has to offer and it’s one of the best holiday’s you’ll ever take. The picturesque views are exceptional and they’re sure to take your breath away. The Clovelly Waterfall is a mesmerising sight you shouldn’t miss. Make sure you have your camera on hand as you’ll want to get as many snaps as possible of the striking waterfall cascades.
Another incredible hotspot is Spekes Mill Mouth. This pretty beach is only twenty minutes away from Hartland Quay and is a romantic setting for snuggling up to your loved one. Boasting an amazing waterfall and tranquil sands, this is the place to be for peace and quiet.
We love taking a refreshing walk on Mouth Mill Cove Walk and we’re sure you’ll adore it too. At just over 4.5 miles, this scenic route takes around 2 hours and its time well spent. Trek by enchanting meadows, pretty woodland and thrilling cliffs. Boasting rugged beauty, tranquillity and adventure, this walk ideal for those who find walking an intoxicating activity.
Hartland & Clovelly Attractions
Bursting with stunning attractions to please all, Hartland and Clovelly is an area that you won’t ever get bored of. For an insight into local history, visit Hartland Abbey. The setting for the film version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the abbey is home to the Stucley family. Dating back to the 12th century, the grounds and gardens are something to behold. Another area of interest for those wanting to know about the history of the area is Fisherman’s Cottage. This cottage dates back to the 1930’s and will give you an insight into the fishing history of Clovelly. If the history of the sea gets you excited, be sure to stop by the Lifeboat Station. Originally constructed in 1870, the village was home to two lifeboats and their crews.
For thrill-seekers and mini adventurers, take a trip to the Milky Way Adventure Park. Home to Devon’s biggest rollercoaster; The Cosmic Typhoon, pleasure seekers will enjoy a day out at one of the most fun attractions in the area. Hop aboard the Torridge Rose; the theme park’s train and explore everything the park has to offer or pop by one of the live shows. There’s also an indoor play area, maze, countryside craft fair and plenty of rides to relish.
Restaurants in Hartland & Clovelly
Any food lover of British grub will enjoy a tasty meal at the Kings Arms Bar and Bistro. The menu is packed with everyone’s favourites, including mouth-watering homemade burgers, delicious fish and chips and chicken breast. We happen to love the chic interiors, boasting cosy sofas, elegant chandeliers and wooden floors. Even if you just fancy a glass of wine or a cold bottle of beer, this is the perfect spot to put your feet up and unwind.
Step back in time with a visit to an 18th century pub. Once a cider house for fishermen, the Red Lion pub now serves local food made from fresh produce. Its striking features make this a marvel and you’ll be enthralled by the historic flagstones, overhead beams and white walls.
For those seeking international cuisine, be sure to stop by The Bay of Bengal. Serving traditional Indian food, this family friendly restaurant is hugely popular so make sure you book ahead. If you don’t want to dine in, grab your food to take out and enjoy your meal as you take in the local countryside scenery.