Clovelly & Hartland
Just 10 miles from Westward Living, explore the cobbled streets of Clovelly and Hartland's rugged coast.
The ancient fishing village of Clovelly has remained untouched for hundreds of years. Whitewashed cottages line the half-mile cobbled street, all the way down to the harbour. Backed by lush woodland, Clovelly is a truly spectacular Devonshire village. Keen walkers and adventurers can wander to Clovelly all the way from Westward Ho! along the South West Coast Path. The route is challenging, but so rewarding.
As you meander down through the village, you'll pass a charming little tea room, shops and pub. It's a steep walk down, but the cobbled path and overflowing flower pots more than make up for it. If you're unable to walk the path, there is a Land Rover carrying people up the hill. At the bottom, Clovelly's beautiful cottages and its popular pub, The Red Lion, sit in the harbour. Colourful boats bob in the water and fishermen can be seen going about their daily routine. It's a peaceful life in Clovelly, and best appreciated with a pint of refreshing local ale or cider overlooking the sea. Clovelly hosts many unique festivals and fairs throughout the year, with the Seaweed Festival and the Crab and Lobster Festival focusing on its local delicacies.
Just a few miles away is the quirky little town of Hartland. Set on one of the most rugged and dramatic sections of the North Devon coastline, Hartland is a walker's paradise. Pretty cottages line the main street through Hartland, with three traditional pubs serving a tasty selection of local ales and ciders. A short drive from the town centre will lead you to Hartland Quay. Here, the spectacular scenery can be fully appreciated. Avid walkers can join the coast path to explore further along the cliff tops. The magnificent waterfall and secluded beach at Speke's Mill is an easy two-mile walk from Hartland Quay. The walk to the lighthouse at Hartland Point is another spectacular route over the cliffs. If you'd rather admire the scenery without a hike, The Wreckers Retreat bar has spectacular views over the sea. Sip a cold pint or a glass of wine and take in the views.
Hartland's remote landscape and famous landmarks have attracted many filmmakers over the years. Most recently, cast and crew from BBC series The Night Manager spent some time in the area. One of Hartland's most famous landmarks is Hartland Abbey, the home of Sir Hugh and Lady Stucley, which was also used for the filming of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. When it's not in the limelight, Hartland Abbey is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. Families and couples will love roaming through the abbey's impressive grounds, especially in the spring and summer months when flowers are in full bloom.
After a day exploring the sights and sounds of Clovelly and Hartland, look forward to relaxing in your luxury holiday cottage. Sink in the hot tub or heated pool, or take advantage of our private dining service.