Hartland & Clovelly Holiday Cottages
Did you know...the Hartland Peninsula has 12 miles of spectacular coastline?
The Hartland Peninsula in North Devon is a beautiful combination of sweeping valleys, tumbling waterfalls and dramatic cliffs – making holidays in Hartland a breathtaking 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. Hartland holidays are the perfect opportunity to visit the village of Clovelly. The village 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!
- Clovelly was once home to Charles Kingsley, the Victorian author
- Hartland’s ancient Beckland Wood is carpeted with bluebells in spring
- The Hartland Peninsula covers 17,000 acres
Hartland & Clovelly Tourist Information
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. Hartland Peninsula holiday cottages are a great base for those who enjoy walking and rambling, as the area’s moorlands and unspoilt landscapes are ideal for all levels of hike.
Clovelly harbour is a hub of activity and is bound to play a part in any Clovelly holiday. Fishing can be arranged from the harbour wall, and boat trips can be taken for fishing, diving or just a day trip. Crazy Kate’s Cottage with its tragic history, is the oldest building in Clovelly and enjoys the perfect view across the village’s harbour.
Family Attractions in Hartland and Clovelly
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 as they climb the hill! While on holiday in Clovelly, why not stroll down to the village’s pebbled beach to see the pretty waterfall that spills from the cliffs. The Look Out is a great spot for views across Exmoor, bird watching or just to sit and enjoy the peace.
This point was once used by villagers watching for the return of their fishermen. For a deeper insight into the life of the fishermen and their families, pop into the Fishermen’s Cottage – which remains as it would have been in the 1930s. A visit to the Kingsley Museum is also fascinating, as the ‘Water Babies’ author spent his childhood in the village.
Beach Holidays in Hartland & Clovelly
Holiday cottages in Hartland are perfectly positioned for beach holidays! The sandy National Trust beach of Sandymouth is well sheltered, with a spacey car park, tea rooms and seasonal holiday cover. Hartland Quay is a breathtaking beach with its surrounding cliffs. This beach has access to the South West Coastal Path, plenty of sand and ample rock pools to tempt visitors. Just 20 minutes away, Speke’s Mill Mouth is popular with surfers and boasts an impressive waterfall. The beach is accessed by steps and although sandy at low tide, is usually quiet.