Hartland & Clovelly

Hartland is frequently overlooked by visitors eager to race along the A39 to better-known Clovelly, but they will have missed a gem.
Hartland is frequently overlooked by visitors eager to race along the A39 to better-known Clovelly, but they will have missed a gem. The small village is just inland from Hartland Lighthouse which marks the northwest tip of Devon. At the foot of the lighthouse lie jagged rocks that were the nemesis of many a ship in the past. On a clear day you can see the distant hump of Lundy Island, a paradise for bird lovers and walkers which can be visited by boat from Bideford Quay.

The hilly lanes with their sharp bends make Hartland seem further from civilisation than it really is, just a mile from the main road. The stretch of the South West Coast Path at Hartland Point is described as possibly the most exciting, with challenging inclines, plenty of wildlife and stunning views of the Bristol Channel. Six miles east is Clovelly, a straggle of stepped cottages lining the cobbled street which runs steeply down to the harbour and beach.

This well preserved corner of Devon has been privately owned by three families since the 13th century. Donkeys still pull sledges of groceries and furniture up and down, as they have for centuries, and make an unusual sight. The village has several local shops, a café, pub, post office and All Saints Church, the centre of the village community. Holiday cottages in the area continue to be very desirable with artists, writers and couples looking for a quiet escape from the 21st century rush.

Here is our selection of the very best holiday homes in and around the Hartland & Clovelly area...

Oak Lodge, Woolsery

Oak Lodge, Woolsery - A large lodge set in the countryside

Oak Lodge is a beautifully built bespoke 5 bedroom wooden lodge set in an acre of wooded Devon countryside. The lodge has two large living areas and has a veranda that runs right the way around the building, which can be accessed from the lounge.

  • A 5 bedroom bespoke lodge, sleeps 10.
  • Set in an acre of beautiful wooded countryside.
  • Three en-suite bedrooms.
  • Close to Clovelly, Bude and Bideford.
  • Parking for 5 cars.
Parking available  Children allowed  Garden  Country views   See more details

Elderberrys, Hartland Forest Golf Parc, Woolsery

Elderberrys, Hartland Forest Golf Parc, Woolsery

Elderberrys is a beautiful wonderful and well equipped 3 bedroom lodge that sleeps 6. It is situated in a 150 acre countryside estate with abundance of flora and fauna. All the rooms offer views across the surrounding country and woodlands.

  • A 3 bedroom lodge, sleeps 6.
  • Situated in a 150 acre countryside estate with abundance of flora and fauna.
  • 18 hole course and coarse fishing lakes.
  • Children's outdoor play park.
  • Access to nearby leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi.
Parking available  Children allowed  Swimming pool  Garden  Country views   See more details