A great escape.
In quiet countryside, close to the dramatic coastline of the Hartland Peninsula, the South West Coast Path and the Devon/Cornwall border, ione of a group of friendly holiday cottages.
The Linhay - once a farm building – is now a comfortable, characterful, two-bedroom cottage.
It’s all on one level with a wood-burning stove in the open-plan living space and outside, an area of the former farmyard with outdoor seating.
Guests are welcome to use the picnic/play area (with climbing frame/swing/slide) and views to the sea across fields and the tower of St Nectan’s Church.
The spa room with hot tub and sauna can be booked for private sessions.
Children can join the owners and help feed the ducks and chickens (often pigs too) in the mornings.
There’s a good pub, a little shop and museum down by the sea at Hartland Quay, where the beach is great for rock pooling at low tide and swimming off the quay when the tide is high.
Wander through the woods to Hartland with its village stores, Post Office, coffee shop, potteries and pubs.
Or to Hartland Abbey House and Gardens with a lovely walk through to the sea at Blackpool Mill.
The magnificent swimming and surfing beaches of Bude and Sandymouth Bay Westward Ho!, Northam and Appledore are less than 30 minutes’ drive.
The steeply cobbled village of Clovelly is a short drive along the coast.
For children: The Milky Way and The Big Sheep adventure parks are nearby
Groups can book the 959902 Linhay in conjunction with the 959901 Stables, 959900 Granary, 95990 Tack Room 959889 Milking Parlour
All on one floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared hot tub and sauna (seasonal opening times apply)
About the location
HARTLAND, DEVON (CHERISTOW FARM COTTAGES)
Clovelly 6 miles; Bude 15 miles; Bideford 15 miles
A great escape for coast and country-lovers; North Devon’s Hartland Peninsula is a remarkably peaceful Area of Outstanding National Beauty with a spectacular Atlantic coastline. The South West Coast Path runs along it with its dramatic cliff formations, waterfalls, woodland, wild and accessible bays with sand exposed at low tide; views of Hartland Point lighthouse and Lundy Island. Harland village, a few miles back from the coast, has a post office and general store, and a monthly farmers’ market; potteries and craft shops, a friendly café and pubs serving food. A mile away, in its beautiful, private valley running down to the sea, Hartland Abbey House & Gardens (& tea room) make a great outing. The Abbey was dissolved in 1539 - surviving longer than any in England - descendants of the same family live there still. St Nectan’s medieval church in Stoke is fascinating too; its stand-out feature the 128-foot tower known as Peeping Tom, used by sailors to help navigate the treacherous North Devon coast. And right down at the ancient Hartland Quay there’s a small Shipwreck & Smuggling Museum, a very child and dog-friendly pub and hotel, and a rock-pooly beach - good for swimming when the tides are right (and dog-friendly out-of-season). The old fishing village of Clovelly, 6 miles away, has a timeless appeal too with its steeply cobbled main street and donkeys still helping deliver fuel and shopping to villagers, and visitors’ luggage. Down by the handsome 14th-century working harbour is the Red Lion Hotel. To the north and south of Hartland Peninsula are broad sandy beaches good for swimming, surfing and body-boarding: at Northam and Westward Ho!; Sandy Mouth and Bude. Take a ferry across the Torridge between pretty Appledore and Instow, take a bike on the Tarka Trail between Ilfracombe and Meeth. Families with young children enjoy the animals and attractions at the The Milky Way and Wake Park aqua park, and at The Big Sheep near Bideford. And there’s more to discover…
Note: No washing machine. Laundry facilities on-site