A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc around Clovelly on the Hartland Peninsula in Devon.
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Clovelly, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Parks: Exmoor, Dartmoor
AONBs: North Devon, Cornwall
Select Towns/Villages: Hartland, Bude, Mortehoe, Ilfracombe,
Attraction: South West Coast Path

[Note: we're currently adding content about The Hartland Peninsula to PictureTheUK. Attractions such as local beaches will appear soon. 14 April 2011].

One of the UK's most beautiful villages
A picturesque, privately owned North Devon fishing village on The Hartland Peninsula. Built into the side of the steep, wooded coastline, there are exceptional views and coastal walks.

Owing to its extreme natural beauty and popularity, the entire village has been turned into a tourist attraction with the intention of keeping 'it in the style of the mid C19th'. There's plenty of parking up top, visitors are funneled through a visitor centre/shop/restaurant where you have to pay to access Clovelly. Can get a bit frustrating but be patient, it's worth it.

Visitors descend a wide cobbled street with great views across Barnstaple or Bideford Bay. Take a camera, everyone seems to have one.

The village itself is extraordinary, one of the finest we've visited in the UK. The cobbled street narrows and high on either side are idyllic houses. Unsurprisingly, there are many shops and places to eat and drink.

At the bottom of the village, there's a classic West Country fishing harbour from which the views back up the hillside are magnificent.

Things to do include Kingsley Museum and Clovelly Court Gardens, Fisherman's Cottage and donkey rides too!

We thoroughly recommend a visit but this is a seriously popular destination so be patient.

The local area
Clovelly's part of the North Devon AONB and is north of the Devon/Cornwall border. The area has some of the UK's finest beaches. Try our 'Top 10 Recommendations' list below.

We'd strongly recommend spending some time walking the South West Coast Path here. Try west to Hartland Point.

Family attractions in the local area include The Milky Way Adventure Park and The BIG Sheep, Dartington Crystal and, a little further away, Exmoor Zoo. Visit RHS Garden Rosemoor, too.

Day trips
If you're in the Clovelly area for a long holiday then we'd suggest you take a few day trips. Within Devon, we'd recommend day trips to Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. Across the border, in Cornwall, try Bude. A little further south is the sublime River Camel and Estuary.


Top 10 Recommendations

Top 10 Things To Do
Selected from the best Things To Do in Clovelly we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Beaches
Selected from the best Beaches in Clovelly we've listed our top 10.

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Approximately 2.8 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 349 - 859 Per Week

A spacious lodge set in a tranquil 150 acres of countryside on an l8 hole Golf Course. This is an ideal base from which to enjoy the country's stunning coastline, pretty villages and National Parks. Introductory offer -...

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Monterey Lodge
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Approximately 3.0 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 379 - 929 Per Week

A beautiful lodge situated within a 150 acre estate in the beautiful Devon countryside and benefiting from a large decked area with private outdoor hot tub. The property is close to the beautiful villages of Woolsery and...

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Stroxworthy Barn, Stroxworthy
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Approximately 3.6 miles away.

Rates: 225 - 438 Per Week

Just 3 miles from the quaint village and fine beach of Bucks Mills (pictured) these well appointed holiday cottages are ideally placed for enjoying a wealth of attractions. Adjoining the owners' home but very private...

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