Step back in time and book a Clovelly cottage, located in and
around one of north Devon's prettiest coastal villages.
Picture the scene. A jumble of whitewashed, flower-strewn houses
built into the rock-face of a 400ft cliff on the idyllic north
Devon coast. A village that's blissfully traffic-free and home
to donkeys and sledges rather than wheels. A village that's so
unique; one that's been privately owned by the same family
Exploring the village...
Start your tour at the award-winning Visitor Centre, designed in
the style of a traditional Devonshire long barn and featuring audio
visual displays, a cafe, picnic area and souvenir shop. Park your
car and pay a small entrance fee, which helps to preserve the
village and its exceptional charm.
Then carefully make your way down the steep, cobbled streets to
the 14th Century harbour, dotted with colourful fishing boats and
pleasure craft. Pose for a photo with a donkey. Enjoy fine food and
drink at the New Inn or Red Lion Hotel. Step inside the
Fisherman's Cottage, a small museum depicting the life of a
fisherman in the 1930s. Also visit the Charles Kingsley Exhibition
- Clovelly was his childhood home and inspiration for
children's fantasy, 'The Water Babies'.
Watch the sun rise over Exmoor from the Look Out. Find
Merlin's cave and a pretty waterfall down on the pebbled beach.
Wander around Clovelly Court Gardens, its glasshouses brimming with
exotic fruits and plants.
Add spectacular ocean vistas and a delightfully slow pace of
life - that's what a Clovelly cottage holiday is all about!